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 13, 2011

1974 Rockwell 690A Turbo Commander, c/n 11166, C-GRRO

1974 Rockwell 690A Turbo Commander, c/n 11166, C-GRRO, Orr Air Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C.; powered by two 575-hp Garrett AiResearch TPE331-5-251K turboprop engines with constant-speed three-blade Hartzell propellers; retractable landing gear; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), eleven passengers, utility transport; built by Rockwell International, USA; N77HS, Harrison Steel Castings Co., Attica, New York on January 3, 1986; airworthiness reissued on November 19, 1994; N78BA, SSG Equipment Leasing LLC, Winston Salem, North Carolina on September 11, 2002, cancelled on May 15, 2006; imported in 2006; owner registered since October 5, 2006.

The 48th Annual Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Abbotsford, B.C. on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 9:31 am.

[1984 Nikon FE2 SLR 35-mm roll film camera, s/n 1816483, with Nikkor AI 50-mm f/1.8 lens, s/n 2336591, and 52-mm polarizing filter; Fujifilm Fujicolor Pro 160S 36-exposure colour negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2010

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