1944 Grumman G-21A Goose, c/n B-101, CF-VFU, FIFT. Dockside somewhere up Knight Inlet, B.C., Canada in spring 1969.
[1959 Kodak Retina IIIS (Type 027) rangefinder 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 86125, with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50-mm f/1.9 Synchro Compur lens, s/n 6841319; Kodak Plus-X Pan (ISO 125/22°) 36-exposure black & white negative film]
© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1969 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011
“The whole history of the Canadian North can be divided into two periods—before and after the aeroplane.”Hugh L. Keenleyside, Deputy Canadian Minister of Mines and Resources, October 1949
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
1946 Fairchild F-11-2 Husky, c/n 8, CF-SAQ, Island Airlines, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, based at Campbell River Seaplane Base (CAE3), Tyee Spit, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, B.C.; powered by one 550-hp Alvis Leonides 503/8 supercharged nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed three-blade propeller; floats; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), ten passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) bushplane; freight-loading door on each side, rear-loading cargo door/ramp; built by Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. (Canada), Longueuil, Québec; built as F-11-1 Husky, powered by one 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B Wasp Junior supercharged nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with variable-pitch two-blade Hamilton Standard propeller; CF-SAQ, Air Ambulance Service, Department of Public Health, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, Saskatchewan in 1947; CF-SAQ, Austin Airways, Timmins, Ontario; CF-SAQ, Parsons Airways Northern Ltd., Flin Flon, Manitoba in late 1960s(?); nicknamed “Sad And Queer”; engine conversion by KCR Industries, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. in 1966 or 1967(?); design rights acquired by Industrial Wings Ltd., subsidiary of Harrison Airways, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., in 1970; CF-SAQ, West Coast Air Services Ltd., Sea Island, Richmond, B.C.; CF-SAQ, Island Airlines, Campbell River, Vancouver Island, B.C. on April 18, 1974, cancelled on June 17, 2001(?); apparently crashed in Strait of Georgia (according to one source); Island Airlines merged with Airwest Airlines, Gulf-Air Aviation, Haida Airlines, and West Coast Air Services Ltd. to form Air BC on December 1, 1980; one of three Huskys owned and operated by Island Airlines (one of the others was CF-EIR); one of only 12 ever built, of which six had their engines upgraded (F-11-1 Husky prototype, CF-BQC, c/n 1; CF-EIL/C-GCYV, c/n 2; CF-EIM-X/CF-EIM, c/n 3; CF-SAQ, c/n 8; CF-MAN, c/n 9; CF-EIR, c/n 12); six F-11-1 Huskys were not converted (CF-EIO, c/n 5; CF-EIP, c/n 6; CF-MAO, c/n 10; CF-BSH; CF-EIQ; CF-EIS).
Taxiing to a floating dock somewhere up Knight Inlet, B.C. sometime in the mid-1970s.
Seen from a right side window, Knight Inlet, B.C. sometime in the mid-1970s.
[1959 Kodak Retina IIIS (Type 027) rangefinder 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 86125, with Schneider-Kreuznach Retina-Xenon 50-mm f/1.9 Synchro Compur lens, s/n 6841319]
© Copyright photographs by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1974 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011