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
Monday, May 30, 2011
1966 Bell 204B, c/n 2043, C-FOKY, Alpine Helicopters Ltd., Kelowna, B.C., Canada, based in Kelowna, B.C.; powered by one 1,100-shp Lycoming T53-L-11A turboshaft engine with two-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor; skids; crew of one or two (pilot, co-pilot), 8–9 passengers or equivalent cargo, multi-purpose utility transport; built by Bell Helicopter Company, Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, USA; registered on May 26, 1975, cancelled on May 16, 1988; C-FOKY, Eagle Copters Ltd., Calgary, Alberta on May 5, 1988, cancelled on May 19, 1989; C-FOKY, Vancouver Island Helicopters Ltd., Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C. on May 19, 1989, cancelled on August 11, 1989; C-FOKY, Les Hélicoptères Abitibi Ltée, La Sarre, Québec on August 24, 1989, cancelled on February 20, 1990; C-FOKY, Nationwide Helicopters Ltd., De Winton, Alberta on February 20, 1990, cancelled on March 3, 1992; C-FOKY, Conair Aviation Ltd., Abbotsford, B.C., operated as Frontier Helicopters, on April 28, 1992, cancelled on June 5, 1996; C-FOKY, Denendeh Helicopters Ltd., Hay River Dene Reserve, NWT on July 16, 1996, cancelled on January 23, 1997; C-FOKY, Venture Helicopters (M.K.C.) Incorporated, Calgary, Alberta on May 27, 1997, cancelled on April 20, 1998; C-FOKY, Provincial Helicopters Ltd., Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba on May 26, 1998, cancelled on May 21, 2004; C-FOKY, Provincial Helicopters Ltd., Lac Du Bonnet, Manitoba on September 3, 2004, cancelled on June 3, 2005; C-FOKY, Hélicoptères Panorama Ltée/Panorama Helicopters Ltd., Alma, Québec on June 3, 2005, cancelled on May 26, 2006; C-FOKY, Hélicoptères Panorama Ltée/Panorama Helicopters Ltd., Alma, Québec on August 23, 2006, cancelled on May 26, 2010; C-FOKY, Hélicoptères Panorama Ltée/Panorama Helicopters Ltd., Alma, Québec on February 3, 2011, cancelled on March 24, 2011; C-FOKY, Eagle Copters Ltd., Calgary, Alberta on March 24, 2011, cancelled on June 16, 2011; C-FOKY, Black Swan Helicopters Ltd., Berwyn, Alberta on June 16, 2011.
The Annual Duncan Flying Club Fly-In, Duncan Airport (DUQ), Duncan, Vancouver Island, B.C. on Sunday, June 10, 1979.
[Agfa Agfamatic 100 sensor viewfinder 126 cartridge film camera, 42.1-mm f/11 lens; Agfa Agfacolor Special CNS 126 20 DIN/80 ASA 20-exposure colour negative cartridge film]
© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 1979