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
1991 Cessna 208A Caravan I, c/n 208-00212, C-GSFA, Whistler Air (Whistler Air Services Ltd.), Whistler, B.C., Canada, based at Whistler Seaplane Port (YWS), Whistler, B.C.; powered by one 675-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-114A turboprop engine with variable-pitch three-blade McCauley propeller; floats; pilot, nine passengers, utility transport; built by Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas, USA at Pawnee Plant, Wichita, Kansas; N9828F, Cessna Aircraft Company, Wichita, Kansas; N9828F, Caravan Holding Corporation Trustee, Dover, Delaware on March 18, 1993, cancelled on November 2, 1993; 8Q-MAT, Maldivian Air Taxi; C-GSFA, John Hopkinson & Associates Ltd., Water Valley, Alberta on July 26, 1996, cancelled on September 26, 1996; C-GSFA, Slate Falls Airways (1987) Inc., Sioux Lookout, Ontario on August 26, 1996, cancelled on December 16, 1999; C-GSFA, Slate Falls Airways (1999) Inc., Sioux Lookout, Ontario on December 16, 1999, cancelled on January 7, 2008; owner registered since January 8, 2008; first Caravan on straight floats in the world.
Pitt Meadows Water Aerodrome (CAJ8) on the Fraser River, directly across from Barnston Island and adjacent to Pitt Meadows Regional Airport (YPK), Pitt Meadows, B.C. on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at 2:36 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