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Times sure have changed - Trans-Canada Airlines is now Air Canada, and the turboprop-powered Viscount is long gone. The security of the time amounted to a chain-link fence, and airplane radio communication with "ground control" was by way of a wire antenna stretched to the tail of the plane. View full size.