Queen Charlotte Airlines
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Queen Charlotte Airlines was a Canadian airline founded by Jim Spilsbury that operated on the West Coast of Canada from 1946 to 1955, when it was sold to Pacific Western Airlines. Though the airline grew out of a bush flying operation, it became the third largest airline in Canada.
The book The Accidental Airline by Jim Spilsbury and Howard White tells the story of the QCA.
The following aircraft were operated by the QCA (this list is possibly incomplete):
- Waco floatplane
- Noorduyn Norseman
- Supermarine Stranraer
- de Havilland Dragon Rapide
- Consolidated Canso
- Cessna Crane
- Avro Anson
- Douglas DC-3
- "Queen Charlotte Airlines: Varied Operations of Canada's Third-largest Internal Operator". Flight. 58: 121. 27 July 1950.
- Further reading
- White, Howard; Spillsbury, Jim (1988). The Accidental Airline: Spilsbury's QCA. Spillsbury Saga. Madeira Park, BC, Canada: Harbour Publishing. ISBN 978-1550170979.
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