Lockheed 10A Electra, CF-TCC

  • Status: Not on display

    Picture Perfect

    A perfect picture of the beginnings of commercial air travel in Canada , the Lockheed Electra brings back images of early airline travel. Back in the day, Electras were flown from the Winnipeg Trans-Canada Air Lines hangar.

    The Lockheed Electra was a twin-engine, all-metal monoplane developed by the Lockheed Aircraft Corporation in the 1930s to compete with the Boeing 247 and Douglas DC-2. It was the first modern type of airliner to be introduced into Canada. It carried a crew of two and up to 10 passengers.

    Three Electras were delivered to Trans-Canada Air Lines in 1937. They were based in Winnipeg and used for pilot training. CF-TCC was one of those three.

    Larger aircraft were soon required and the 10As were sold off. CF-TCC was found in Florida by a vacationing Air Canada employee in the early 1980s. Arrangements were made for it to be brought back to Winnipeg where it was restored. It was flown across Canada in 1987 to commemorate Air Canada’s 50th Anniversary.

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    Specifications

    • Wingspan: 16.76 m (55′)
    • Length: 11.76 m (38′ 7″)
    • Height: 3.07 m (10′ 1″)
    • Empty Weight: 2,869 kg (6,325 lbs)
    • Gross Weight: 4,581 kg (10,100 lbs)
    • Engines: Two Pratt & Whitney R985 Wasp Jr 450 hp
    • Cruise Speed: 290 km/h (180 mph)
    • Max. Speed: 306 km/h (190 mph)
    • Max. Range: 1,368 km (850 miles)

3 Responses and Counting...

  • Carl 06.26.2011

    I remember riding on this aircraft, CF-TCC, on a charity flight in 2006 and was wondering if it is still airworthy and what are the future plans for this aircraft. I want to visit the museum and see it again.

  • Karen

    This aircraft is in storage with Air Canada who owns and still occasionally operates it at air shows. If you are able to follow us on Facebook, that might be the easiest way to get updates on its display schedule. Otherwise check in on our website from time to time, we will likely post updates there as well.

  • Dan Drimmie

    I have several photos of CF-TCC when she stopped at Canadian Forces Base North Bay, Ontario during her 1987 cross-country tour. I even have a photo of the crew including a picture of the ‘stewardess’ in the airport lounge, in her old uniform and smoking a cigarette… classic. These, of course, are non-digital pix (film camera) that I took while I was stationed at CFB NB. If you have any interest in these I can forward them.

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