Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7 Posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 2183 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 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.
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 2183 times:
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!!!
Delta-flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2676 posts, RR: 7 Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2183 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?
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2183 times:
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!