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
Saturday, June 11, 2011
1978 Piper PA-31-325 Navajo C/R, c/n 31-7812085, C-GDFR, Island Express Air Inc., Abbotsford, B.C., Canada, based at Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Abbotsford, B.C.; powered by one each 325-hp Lycoming TIO-540-F2BD/LTIO-540-F2BD turbocharged fuel-injected six-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled piston engine with counter-rotating, constant-speed three-blade Hartzell propellers; retractable landing gear; pilot, nine passengers, utility transport; built by Piper Aircraft, Vero Beach, Florida, USA at Lock Haven, Pennsylvania; N51DW, Desert Aviation Services Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada certificate issued on April 16, 1997, cancelled on April 6, 1998; imported in 1998; C-GDFR, Dynamic Flight Services Inc., Calgary, Alberta on April 14, 1998, cancelled on November 16, 2007; C-GDFR, BCWest Air Inc., Abbotsford, B.C. on November 26, 2007, cancelled on June 19, 2008; C-GDFR, BCWEST Air Inc., Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, B.C. on June 27, 2008, cancelled on December 12, 2008; C-GDFR, Island Express Air Inc., Lantzville, Vancouver Island, B.C. on May 22, 2009, cancelled on August 20, 2009; owner re-registered since August 20, 2009.
The 48th Annual Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Abbotsford, B.C. on Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 9:35 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