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

Thursday, June 9, 2011

1970 Bell 206B JetRanger II, c/n 194, C-GVTM

1969 Bell 206B JetRanger II, c/n 194, C-GVTM, Far West Helicopters Ltd., Chilliwack, B.C., Canada, based at Chilliwack Airport (YCW), Chilliwack, B.C.; powered by one 400-shp Allison 250-C20 turboshaft engine with two-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor; skids; pilot, four passengers or equivalent cargo, multi-purpose utility transport; built by Bell Helicopter Company, Textron Inc., Hurst, Texas, USA; built as 206A JetRanger, powered by one 317-shp Allison 250-C18 turboshaft engine with two-blade main rotor and two-blade tail rotor; converted to 206B JetRanger II with upgrade kit in 1970; N4038G, Tundra Copters Inc., Fairbanks, Alaska on May 8, 1975, cancelled on March 14, 1979; imported in 1979; C-GVTM, Rotortech Helicopters, Surrey, B.C. cancelled on April 23, 1986; C-GVTM, Capital Helicopters Inc., Delta, B.C. cancelled on March 14, 1988; C-GVTM, Sandspit Heli-Jet Ltd., Sandspit, Haida Gwaii, B.C. on April 25, 1988, cancelled on June 8, 1990; C-GVTM, Cariboo Chilcotin Helicopters, Lillooet, B.C. on June 8, 1990, cancelled on June 18, 1991; C-GVTM, Pacific Rim Helicopters Ltd., Delta, B.C. on September 22, 1993, cancelled on May 6, 1994; C-GVTM, Alpen Helicopters Ltd., Langley, B.C. on May 6, 1994, cancelled on September 19, 1996; owner registered since September 19, 1996.

Hope Aerodrome (YHE), Hope, B.C. on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 12:34 pm.

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

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2009

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