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, October 17, 2011

1964 Boeing 727-25, c/n 18262/41, N8111N, “111”, Eastern Air Lines

1964 Boeing 727-25, c/n 18262/41, N8111N, “111”, marked Whisperjet on middle engine nacelle, Eastern Air Lines, New York City, New York, USA; powered by three 14,000-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-7B low-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), 131 passengers, mid-size, narrow-body airliner; original short-body version, retrospectively designated -100 Series; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington at Renton, Washington; first flight on April 17, 1964; delivered on April 30, 1964; N8111N, Aviation Sales Co. Inc., Miami, Florida; broken up in September 1982.

In poor condition. Somehow the nose section, to just aft of the cockpit windows, found a resting place at the end of the Blades Aviation building. I first saw it on an early afternoon walk in the vicinity and on the airport grounds on Sunday, January 10, 2010. Pitt Meadows Regional Airport (YPK), Pitt Meadows, B.C., Canada on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:59 pm.

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

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, September 2011

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