Queen Charlotte Airlines

QUEEN CHARLOTTE AIRLINES was founded in 1946 by the coastal pioneer Jim SPILSBURY. The airline began when Spilsbury purchased a float plane for his VANCOUVER-based radio telephone company. Soon QCA (a.k.a. Queer Collection of Aircraft) was flying a regular service to LOGGING camps and other small communities on the coast. By 1949 it was the third-largest airline in Canada. Spilsbury sold QCA to Russ BAKER's PACIFIC WESTERN AIRLINES in 1955.
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