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

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

1962 de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter, c/n 427, C-FODX

1962 de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Turbo Otter, c/n 427, C-FODX, Arctic Aerospace Inc., Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C.; powered by one 750-hp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-34 turboprop engine with constant-speed three-blade Hartzell propeller; amphibious floats; pilot, ten passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport; built by de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario at Downsview, Ontario; built as DHC-3 Otter, CF-ODX, powered by one 600-hp Pratt & Whitney R-1340-S1H1-G Wasp supercharged nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed three-blade Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propeller; CF-ODX, Ontario Lands & Forests, Province of Ontario on September 25, 1962, floats/skis; CF-ODX, “67”, Ministery of Natural Resources, Province of Ontario, Sault Ste Marie, Ontario cancelled on July 17, 1990; C-FODX, Waweig Lake Outfitters Ltd., Thunder Bay, Ontario on April 19, 1994, cancelled on June 15, 1995; C-FODX, Wilderness North Air Limited, Thunder Bay, Ontario on June 15, 1995, cancelled on August 8, 1995; N644JJ, Aircraft Investments LLC, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; N644JJ, Arctic Aerospace LLC, Pahrump, Nevada on April 28, 1997, cancelled on May 11, 2011; imported in 2011; owner registered since May 12, 2011.

Near the West Coast Air and the Lindair Services Ltd. hangars, South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. at 11:44 am, Friday, June 17, 2011.

[Nikon Coolpix L20, s/n 51002451, point-and-shoot digital camera]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 2011

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