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Air Canada Archives Vanguard & DC-8

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FROM AIR CANADA ARCHIVES: In the 1960s, Air Canada's medium to long haul services  were operated by their fleet of British-built Vickers  Vanguard and Douglas DC-8 jets. The Vanguards and DC-8s of Trans-Canada Air Lines and Air Canada were once common place at Canadian airports and this DVD is a tribute to these  great aircraft.
When Trans-Canada Air Lines first took delivery of their Vanguards  in the early 1960s, the company PR department filmed the inaugural Vanguard flights to Jamaica, Barbados and Bermuda in colour. This  amazing footage includes plenty of onboard footage of the cabin  services as well as passenger boardings and arrivals at the various  airports. 
A summer of Expo '67 Air Canada Vanguard departure  from Quebec City was also filmed in colour as was an early TCA Vanguard flight to and from Edmonton during a cold winter's day in  early 1960s. These sound films are the most comprehensive  period Vanguard films that have ever been presented on DVD, and  they represent the entire film documentation of the Vanguard  existing in the current Air Canada archives.
Back in the mid 1960s, Air Canada's PR department also filmed some of the inaugural DC-8 jet services and those reels that remained  in the archives are included in their entirety on this DVD. You'll  see the first TCA DC-8 service to Dusseldorf, the first Air Canada  DC-8 service from Miami to Toronto, a mid 1960s Air Canada  DC-8 service to Frankfurt as well as other Air Canada DC-8 stock reels filmed at various European airports.
This DVD then presents stock reel compilation clips on the Air Canada  DC-8-40, DC-8-50, DC-8-61 and DC-8-63. These clips represent all of the  stock reels of each specific mark of DC-8 with sound contained with the Air  Canada archive. We close the DVD with the Air Canada DC-8-50 and -40  inflight reels. 
Please be aware that these films are presented for their historical importance, and not for their production values and/or image quality. These films are distribution copy prints  that were made 70 years ago, and the image and production quality is not the same as we  are used to today. In some of the films we experienced  film breaks, film warpage (which result in the film being unable to hold focus), broken film  sprockets, and blown out sound levels. So these films are by no means perfect. But we  believe their historic value over-rides their technical imperfections, and we present  them as a look back on a past era.




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