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TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Quebecair

Founded in 1947 as Rimouski Airlines, Canadian airline Quebecair took its name in 1953 when the company merged with Gulf Aviation, and would grow to serve numerous cities across Canada over the next several decades. Their hub was based in Quebec until 1957, when Montreal became their main operating base. In their early years, the carrier operated Douglas DC-3s, de Havilland DHC-2s, and Beech 18 turboprops. Throughout the course of their history, they also flew DC-4s, Convair 540s, Convair 580s,…