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, July 2, 2011

1961 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1488, C-GIYV

1961 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1488, C-GIYV, Tyax Air Services Ltd., Gold Bridge, B.C., Canada, based at Gold Bridge, B.C.; powered by one 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-39 Wasp Junior supercharged nine-cylinder air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed two-blade Hamilton Standard propeller; floats; pilot, six passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) bushplane; built by de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario at Downsview, Ontario; delivered as Beaver AL Mk. I, XP823, Army Air Corps, British Army on September 15, 1961; first flight on November 21, 1961; to AAC on Deccember 6, 1961; declared surplus on May 5, 1987; C-GIYV, Richard J. Churchill, Edmonton, Alberta on August 24, 1988; C-GIYV, Ward Wamboldt, Edmonton, Alberta on July 6, 1990; C-GIYV, Coast Western Airlines Ltd., Garden Bay, B.C. on August 22, 1990; C-GIYV, Richard J. Churchill, Edmonton, Alberta on June 4, 1991, leased until November 30, 1991; owner registered since December 2, 1994.

Near the Harbour Air Seaplanes hangar, South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. at 12:14 pm, Friday, June 17, 2011.

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

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 2011 

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