Throwback Thursday
A Tradewinds Airways CL-44 (Photo: RuthAS [CC BY 3.0 (], from Wikimedia Commons)

TBT (Throwback Thursday) in Aviation History: Tradewinds Airways

In 1969,  British cargo airline Tradewinds Airways was formed after the collapse of its predecessor Transglobe Airways. The new airline took to the sky with the launch of charter flights from their hub at London's Gatwick Airport and would serve a variety of destinations over the course of their history. With their fleet of Canadair CL-44 aircraft, the airline had numerous interesting and unique charter operations at different times. Tradewinds started out with relief flights to Nigeria during its civil war,…