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
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
2011 Cessna T206H Turbo Stationair TC, c/n T206-08999, N899CS, Cessna Aircraft Company, Independence, Kansas, USA; powered by one 310-hp Textron Lycoming TIO-540-AJ1A supercharged fuel-injected six-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled piston engine with constant-speed, heated, three-blade McCauley propeller; pilot, five passengers, general aviation; Garmin G1000 avionics; built by Cessna Aircraft Company, Independence, Kansas at Wichita, Kansas; airworthiness issued on May 19, 2011; certificate issued on June 22, 2011.
The Stationair was first produced in 1966. It’s class competitors are the Piper 6XT and the Mooney Acclaim. The current model has a speed of 178 knots, or approximately 205 miles per hour with a range of 559 nautical miles. This demonstrator model was flown from the factory and promoted this summer by Kathy Wrobel, President of Prairie Aircraft Sales Ltd., Calgary/Springbank Airport (YBW), Springbank, Alberta, Canada.
She approached me as I was about to photograph the Stationair, asking if I was a pilot. I mentioned my obsession with aircraft, and this blog, Words & Wings. We chatted for a few minutes about this new Cessna, the current Cessna line, the new Cessna 162 Skycatcher, and that she recently sold four new Cessna 172 Skyhawks to Mont Royal College at Springbank Airport. Kathy tried to bring the 162 Skycatcher into Canada, but as Transport Canada currently has no classification or category for the model, she is working on having this changed. Then she kindly let me step behind the ropes to get the close-up photo of the cockpit. As a bonus she gave me a pristine copy of the large-format Stationair sales brochure, resplendent with beautiful, artistic photography. Thank you, Kathy.
The 49th Annual Abbotsford International Airshow, Abbotsford International Airport (YXX), Abbotsford, B.C. on Saturday, August 13, 2011 between 2:53 and 2:56 pm.
[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]
© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2011