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, June 6, 2011

1933 Stinson SR Reliant, c/n 8732, NC13477

1933 Stinson SR Reliant, c/n 8732, NC13477; powered by one 225-hp Lycoming R-680-17 nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed two-blade propeller; floats; pilot, four passengers, bushplane; built by Aviation Manufacturing Corporation, Stinson Aircraft Division, Wayne, Michigan, USA; NC13477, Russell “Duke” Riley, Boston, Massachusetts in 1933; flew as a landplane with many pilots in the Northeast before being switched to floats for water landings; it flew in Alaska, beginning in 1979, sometimes equipped with skis.

Hanging in flying configuration in the Great Gallery, The Museum of Flight, King County International Airport/Boeing Field (BFI), Seattle, Washington on Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at 10:21 am.  

At 10:22 am.

[Casio Exilim EX-Z20 point-and-shoot 8.1 MP digital camera, 38–114-mm f/3.1–5.9 lens]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2010


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