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Maritime Central Airways Information?  
User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Here is a question for the Canadian crowd .... MCA was an airline in the 40's through 60's that was, at the time, the third largest in Canada (after TCA/Air Canada and Canadian Pacific) that provided schedules service in eastern Canada and Newfoundland and extensive charter service between Canada and Europe.

I am doing some personal research and would like information on MCA's charter operation in the 1956 - 1960 era, specifically in regards to their charter contract with the Canadian government to ferry Hungarian refugees from Vienna to Canada. I have just begun my quest, and found a few interesting websites ...
http://www.canadahungary.org/objectives.html
http://www.aerotransport.org/php/go....tion&info=Maritime+Central+Airways
http://www.airdisaster.com/cgi-bin/v...F&airline=Maritime+Central+Airways


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I also contacted the photographer of the above and located and ordered a biography of Carl Burke, the founder of MCA. Hopefully, both will provide a wealth of information. I am also planning to contact the newspapers in Moncton NB and the Immigration dept in Ottawa, so if anyone has any contacts at these places, that would be awesome.

What I would like to ask the A.net community is for any information on these flights, especially the one from Vienna to Moncton during the first week of July, 1957. You see, I was on that flight 50 years ago, a 9-year old lad, destined for a new life.

Thanks for any help.
Pete

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User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Hi!

I got the information regarding some of Maritime Central Airways fleet, here it is:

CF-MCA - Douglas C-54B-1-DC - c/n: 10457- Entered in MCA service on the 25th. October 1955 and sold has CF-NAA
to Nordair on the 23rd. July 1964
CF-MCB - Douglas C-54B-1-DC - c/n: 10478 - Entered in MCA service in 1958, sold to Nordair has CF-NAB in 1960
CF-MCF - Douglas C-54B-15-DO - c/n: 18374 - Entered in MCA in 1956 and crashed on approach at Issoudun/Quebec
on the 11th. August 1957
CF-MCI - Douglas C-54E-1-DO - c/n: 27261 - Entered in MCA service on the 10th. of April 1957 and sold to Eastern
Provincial in 1963
CF-MCK - Douglas DC-6A - c/n: 45497 - Delivered new on the 13th. June 1958, sold to Eagle Aviation on September 1958
has G-APSA and I think is still flying now with Air Atlantic!!!
CF-MCL - Douglas DC-6B - c/n: 45506 - Delivered new on the 9th. July 1958 and sold to US Overseas Airlines on the
17th. July 1958 has N400US...a mere 8 days latter!!!

I hope this helps a bit.
Regards


User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Quoting CV990 (Reply 1):
CF-MCB - Douglas C-54B-1-DC - c/n: 10478 - Entered in MCA service in 1958,

Thanks for your reply .....
Regarding the above CF-MCB - the photo I included in my thread starter was supposedly taken in July 1957 and it is definitely that aircraft - this conficts with your source's 1958 date. Do you think your source is reliable, and perhaps the photographer is mistaken, or could your source be in error?

Thanks again!
Pete


User currently offlineCV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

Hi Pete.

I took that information from the book "Piston Engine Airliner Production List" printed from TAHS. I found out that regarding other examples the information has been pretty reliable...but with a date on that photo I might think that the photographer is right...did you receive any feedback from him? My book saying only that entered in service in 1958 is pretty vague!
regards


User currently offlinePinsent From Canada, joined Jul 2001, 93 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2645 times:

There's a little blurb on Wikipedia about it. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_Central_Airways

User currently offlineDelta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2643 times:

Bom dia, CV990 .... thanks for your reply.

Also Pinsent, thanks for the Wiki link.

I hope the biography of founder Carl Burke has more information.

Pete


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