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, November 5, 2012

1990 Boeing 747-430, c/n 24741/787, D-ABVE, Potsdam, Lufthansa

1990 Boeing 747-430, c/n 24741/787, D-ABVE, Potsdam, Lufthansa at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 16:17 CEST


1990 Boeing 747-430, c/n 24741/787, D-ABVE, Potsdam, Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG dba/Member of STAR ALLIANCE), Köln-Deutz, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland, based at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
  • powered by four 58,090-lbs thrust General Electric CF6-80C2B1F high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration F16C80Y234, long-range wide-body double-deck airliner
  • winglets
  • built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington
  • first flight on April 19, 1990
  • delivered to Lufthansa on May 4, 1990
  • active

[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, June 2012

1996 Airbus A340-312, c/n 133, CS-TQL, Hi Fly

1996 Airbus A340-312, c/n 133, CS-TQL, Hi Fly at Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 17:41 MDT

1996 Airbus A340-312, c/n 133, CS-TQL, Hi Fly, Lisboa, Portugal, based at Aeroporto de Lisboa (LIS/LPPT), Portela de Sacavém, Lisboa
  • all-white colour scheme
  • powered by four 32,500-lbs thrust CFM International CFM56-5C3/F high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration F10C30Y225, long-range wide-body airliner
  • winglets
  • built by Airbus Industrie, Toulouse-Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France at Colomiers, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées for final assembly, adjacent to Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS/LFBO), Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
  • first flight on November 7, 1996, test registration F-WWJP
  • A4O-LF, Gulf Air, Muharraq, Bahrain on December 4, 1996
  • leased to Abu Dhabi Amiri Flight, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on May 15, 1997
  • returned to Gulf Air on June 2, 1998
  • given fleet number “406”
  • seating configuration F12C24Y257
  • re-registered as A9C-LF on September 25, 2007, retained fleet number
  • withdrawn from use in July 2010
  • ferried to storage from Bahrain International Airport (BAH/OBBI), Muharraq, Bahrain to Aéroport de Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (LDE/LFBT), Lourdes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Midi-Pyrénées, France on August 3, 2010
  • M-YRGQ, Squadron Leasing VIII Limited, Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland, registered in Douglas, Isle of Man, British Isles on May 27, 2011
  • ferried for maintenance from Aéroport de Tarbes-Lourdes-Pyrénées (LDE/LFBT) to Dublin Airport (DUB/EIDW), Collinstown, County Fingal, Leinster, Ireland on August 1, 2011
  • CS-TQL, Hi Fly, Lisbon, Portugal on September 15, 2011
  • leased to Conviasa (Consorcio Venezolano de Industrias Aeronáuticas y Servicios Aéreos SA), Simón Bolívar International Airport (CCS/SVMI), Maiquetía, Venezuela in January 2012
  • returned to Hi Fly
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, July 2012

Friday, November 2, 2012

1999 BAe Avro 146-RJ100, c/n E3359, HB-IYW, Spitzmeilen 2501 m, Swiss European Air Lines

1999 BAe Avro 146-RJ100, c/n E3359, HB-IYW, Spitzmeilen 2501 m, Swiss European Air Lines at Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR/LIRQ), Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Toscana, Italia on Friday, July 27, 2012 at 9:06 CEST

At 9:07 CEST



1999 BAe Avro 146-RJ100, c/n E3359, HB-IYW, Spitzmeilen 2501 m, Swiss European Air Lines (Swiss European Air Lines AG/Subsidiary of Swiss International Air Lines), Flughafen Zürich (ZRH/LSZH), Kloten, Rümlang, und Oberglatt, Zürich, Schweiz, based at Flughafen Zürich (ZRH/LSZH)
  • powered by four 7,000-lbs thrust Textron Lycoming LF507-1F geared high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration CY40Y57, mid-size regional airliner
  • built by British Aerospace plc (BAe), Farnborough, Hampshire, England at BAe Systems Regional Aircraft Centre, Manchester Woodford Aerodrome (XXB/EGCD), Woodford, Greater Manchester, England for final assembly
  • first flight on September 30, 1999, test registration G-6-359
  • delivered to Crossair (Crossair AG für europäischen Regionalluftverkehr), EuroPort Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL, MLH/LFSB), Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France near Basel, Basel-Stadt, Schweiz on October 8, 1999
  • transferred after Crossair took over assets of Swissair to become Swiss International Air Lines, EuroPort Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg (BSL, MLH/LFSB), Saint-Louis, Haut-Rhin, France near Basel, Basel-Stadt, Schweiz on March 3, 2002
  • leased from Swiss International Air Lines (Swiss International Air Lines AG/Member of STAR ALLIANCE), Flughafen Zürich (ZRH/LSZH), Kloten, Rümlang, und Oberglatt, Zürich, Schweiz on December 1, 2005
  • active

[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, July 2012

2009 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 AR), c/n 19000332, D-AECB, Meißen, Lufthansa CityLine

Lufthansa CityLine flight LH 316, non-stop from Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF) to Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR/LIRQ), scheduled to depart on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 16:35 CEST, and arrive at 18:05 CEST. 2009 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 AR), c/n 19000332, D-AECB, Meißen, Lufthansa CityLine at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 16:21 CEST.

After waiting ten minutes in the hot bus, we are permitted to board at 16:31 CEST

Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR/LIRQ), Sesto Fiorentino, Firenze, Toscana, Italia at 18:14 CEST

Aeroporto di Firenze (FLR/LIRQ) terminal at 18:23 CEST

2009 Embraer ERJ-190AR (ERJ-190-100 AR), c/n 19000332, D-AECB, Meißen, Lufthansa CityLine (Lufthansa CityLine GmbH/Subsidiary of Lufthansa/Member of Lufthansa Regional), Flughafen Köln/Bonn (CGN/EDDK), Köln, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland, operated for Lufthansa Regional, based at Flughafen Köln/Bonn (CGN/EDDK)
  • powered by two 18,800-lbs thrust General Electric CF34-10E5A1 turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration CY100, short-range narrow-body airliner
  • winglets
  • built by Embraer SA, São José dos Campos, São Paulo, Brazil
  • first flight sometime in January 2010, test registration PT-TXS
  • delivered to Lufthansa CityLine on January 28, 2010, leased from Lufthansa
  • active

[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, June 2012

Thursday, November 1, 2012

1992 Boeing 747-430, c/n 26425/898, D-ABVL, Lufthansa

1992 Boeing 747-430, c/n 26425/898, D-ABVL, Lufthansa and 2004 Airbus A340-642, c/n 566, D-AIHH, Wiesbaden, Lufthansa at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:08 CEST

1992 Boeing 747-430, c/n 26425/898, D-ABVL, Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG dba/Member of STAR ALLIANCE), Köln-Deutz, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland, based at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
  • powered by four 58,090-lbs thrust General Electric CF6-80C2B1F high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration F16C80Y234, long-range wide-body double-deck airliner
  • winglets
  • built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington
  • first flight on January 20, 1992, test registration N60659
  • delivered to Lufthansa on February 20, 1992, leased from Overseas Leasing Four FSC Ltd., Hamilton, Bermuda
  • named München
  • name removed in 2011
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 2012

2008 Boeing 777-2B5ER, c/n 34212/711, HL7765, Korean Air

A slice of 2008 Boeing 777-2B5ER, c/n 34212/711, HL7765, Korean Air at Gate E71, Concourse E, International Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 13:37 PDT

2008 Boeing 777-2B5ER, c/n 34212/711, HL7765, Korean Air (Korean Air Lines Co. Ltd. dba/Member of SKYTEAM), Gonghang-dong, Gangseo-gu, Seoul, South Korea, based at Incheon International Airport (ICN/RKSI), Incheon, South Korea
  • powered by two 91,790-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney PW4090 high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration F8C28Y225, extended-range wide-body airliner
  • built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington
  • first flight on April 16, 2008
  • delivered to Korean Air on May 14, 2008
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]


© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, June 2012

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2004 Airbus A340-642, c/n 566, D-AIHH, Wiesbaden, Lufthansa

2004 Airbus A340-642, c/n 566, D-AIHH, Wiesbaden, Lufthansa arriving at Gate D55, Concourse D, International Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 14:17 PDT


At 14:18 PDT


Lufthansa flight LH 493, non-stop from Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) to Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), scheduled to depart on Friday, June 29 at 16:00 PDT and arrive on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time). At 14:53 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time).


Lufthansa flight LH 493 docked at Gate C13, Concourse C, Terminal 1, Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland on Saturday, June 30, 2012 at 11:08 CEST



2004 Airbus A340-642, c/n 566, D-AIHH, Wiesbaden, Lufthansa (Deutsche Lufthansa AG dba/Member of STAR ALLIANCE), Köln-Deutz, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Deutschland, based at Flughafen Frankfurt am Main (FRA/EDDF), Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Deutschland
  • powered by four 56,000-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 556-61 high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration F8C60Y238, long-range wide-body airliner
  • winglets
  • built by Airbus Industrie, Toulouse-Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France at Colomiers, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées for final assembly, adjacent to Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS/LFBO), Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
  • first flight on January 20, 2004, test registration F-WWCJ
  • delivered to Lufthansa on March 12, 2004
  • active

[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, June 2012

2006 Airbus A330-243, c/n 728, B-6121, China Eastern Airlines

2005 Boeing 777-206ER, c/n 29399/499, PH-BQK, Mount Kilimanjaro, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines at Gate D68, Concourse D and 2006 Airbus A330-243, c/n 728, B-6121, China Eastern Airlines at Gate D70, Concourse D, International Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 13:36 PDT


2005 Boeing 777-206ER, c/n 29399/499, PH-BQK, Mount Kilimanjaro, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines (Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij NV dba/Member of Air France KLM Group & SKYTEAM), Amstelveen, North Holland, Netherlands, based at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (Luchthaven Schiphol) (AMS/EHAM), Haarlemmermeer, North Holland
  • powered by two 93,700-lbs thrust General Electric GE90-94B high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration C35PY34Y249, extended-range wide-body airliner
  • built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington
  • first flight on January 6, 2005
  • delivered to KLM on January 24, 2005, leased from ILFC (International Lease Finance Corporation), Century City, Los Angeles, California, USA
  • flights to Taiwan operate as KLM asia
  • active

2006 Airbus A330-243, c/n 728, B-6121, China Eastern Airlines (China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited/Member of China Eastern Air Holding Co.), Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA/ZSSS), Changning District, Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, based at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA/ZSSS)
  • powered by two 71,100-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce Trent 772B-60 high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration C24Y240, long-range wide-body airliner
  • winglets
  • built by Airbus Industrie, Toulouse-Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France at Colomiers, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées for final assembly, adjacent to Aéroport de Toulouse-Blagnac (TLS/LFBO), Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées
  • first flight on January 17, 2006, test registration F-WWKQ
  • delivered to China Eastern Airlines on February 28, 2006, leased from AWAS (Ansett Worldwide Aviation Services), Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
  • active

[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, June 2012

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

1968 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-233 Series 2A, c/n 1661, C-FYDY, Air North, Yukon’s Airline

1968 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-233 Series 2A, c/n 1661, C-FYDY, Air North, Yukon’s Airline at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:32 PDT

1968 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-233 Series 2A, c/n 1661, C-FYDY, Air North, Yukon’s Airline (Air North Charter and Training Ltd.), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, based at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY/CYXY), Whitehorse, Yukon
  • powered by two 2,190-shp Rolls-Royce Dart 7 Mk. 534-2 turboprop engines with variable-pitch four-blade Dowty Rotol propellers
  • crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, passenger attendant), between 4 and 40 passengers or up to 12,000 lbs of cargo depending on configuration, or configured as bulk fuel hauler with up to 10,000 lbs of fuel per trip, medium-range mid-size Combi passenger/freight conversion
  • built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, London, England at Manchester Woodford Aerodrome (XXB/EGCD), Woodford, Greater Manchester, England
  • first flight on November 27, 1968
  • VQ-FBH, Fiji Airways (Fiji Airways Limited), Nausori Airport (SUV/NFNA), Nausori, Viti Levu, Fiji from 1968 to 1970
  • change of airline name and headquarters to Air Pacific (Air Pacific Limited), Nadi International Airport (NAN/NFFN), Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji in 1970
  • re-registered as DQ-FBH from 1970 to 1979
  • ZK-MCJ, Rotorua, Mount Cook Airline (Mount Cook Group), Christchurch, New Zealand in 1979
  • Mount Cook Airline owned by Air New Zealand Limited after 1989
  • registration cancelled in 1996
  • imported in 1996
  • registered to Air North, Yukon’s Airline on August 29, 1996
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]


© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2012

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline and 2005 Airbus A319-115(CJ), c/n 2592, 9H-MCE, Comlux Malta at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Friday, August 3, 2012 at 11:32 PDT

1970 Hawker Siddeley HS 748-273 Series 2A, c/n 1694, C-FYDU, Air North, Yukon’s Airline (Air North Charter and Training Ltd.), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, based at Erik Nielsen Whitehorse International Airport (YXY/CYXY), Whitehorse, Yukon
  • powered by two 2,190-shp Rolls-Royce Dart 7 Mk. 534-2 turboprop engines with variable-pitch four-blade Dowty Rotol propellers
  • crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, passenger attendant), seating configuration Y40, medium-range mid-size regional airliner
  • built by Hawker Siddeley Aviation Limited, London, England at Manchester Woodford Aerodrome (XXB/EGCD), Woodford, Greater Manchester, England
  • first flight on November 4, 1970
  • AMDB-110, Royal Brunei Air Force, Royal Brunei Malay Regiment on January 20, 1971
  • VIP military transport
  • converted to civil configuration by Singapore General Aviation Services Pte Ltd., Singapore
  • VR-UEH, Royal Brunei Airlines (Royal Brunei Airlines Sdn Bhd), Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei on August 26, 1981
  • stored on August 11, 1982
  • re-registered as VS-UEH and returned to service sometime in 1983
  • re-registered as V8-UEH and returned to service on January 1, 1984
  • ZK-MCP, Tutoko, Mount Cook Airline (Mount Cook Group), Christchurch, New Zealand on April 30, 1984
  • leased to Air Pacific (Air Pacific Limited), Nadi International Airport (NAN/NFFN), Nadi, Viti Levu, Fiji on December 4, 1985
  • returned to Mount Cook Airline on January 29, 1986
  • Mount Cook Airline owned by Air New Zealand Limited after 1989
  • registration cancelled on February 12, 1996
  • stored at Christchurch, New Zealand, later at Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in June 1996
  • imported in 1996
  • registered to Air North, Yukon’s Airline on August 29, 1996
  • active

2005 Airbus A319-115(CJ), c/n 2592, 9H-MCE, Comlux Malta (Comlux Malta Ltd./Comlux—The Aviation Group), Malta
  • powered by two 27,000-lbs thrust CFM International CFM56-5B7/3 high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), VIP configuration, long-range narrow-body corporate jet
  • removable extra fuel tanks in cargo compartment, corporate cabin interior, and wingtip fences
  • built by Airbus Industrie, Toulouse-Blagnac, Haute-Garonne, Midi-Pyrénées, France at Flugplatz Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW/EDHI), Finkenwerder, Hamburg-Mitte, Hamburg, Deutschland for final assembly
  • first flight on November 10, 2005, test registration D-AVXK
  • re-registered as D-AIMM on November 22, 2005
  • ferried for cabin outfitting from Flugplatz Hamburg-Finkenwerder (XFW/EDHI) to Dallas Love Field (DAL/KDAL), Dallas, Texas, USA on December 1, 2005
  • HB-IPO, Comlux Aviation (Comlux—The Aviation Group), Zürich, Schweiz on June 21, 2006
  • leased as UN-A1901 to Government of Kazakhstan, Astana, Kazakhstan on January 15, 2007
  • operated by Berkut Air (State Air Company Berkut), Astana, Kazakhstan
  • returned as HB-IPO to Comlux Aviation on June 10, 2008
  • leased from Air Luther AG, Hergiswil, Nidwalden, Schweiz on June 18, 2008
  • transferred as 9H-AFK to Comlux Malta on September 12, 2008
  • leased from Air Luther AG
  • re-registered as 9H-MCE in July 2012
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 2012

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

1967 Dornier Do 31 E3, D-9531, Deutsches Museum

Outdoor static display, Deutsches Museum, Museuminsel, München, Bayern, Westdeutschland on Wednesday, August 13, 1986

1967 Dornier Do 31 E3, D-9531, Deutsches Museum, Museuminsel, München, Bayern, Westdeutschland
  • powered by two 15,500-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce Pegasus BE.53/2 thrust-vectoring turbofan engines and eight 4,400-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce RB.162-4D vertically-mounted turbojet lift engines
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), 36 troops or 24 casualty stretchers, experimental VSTOL (vertical short take-off and landing) transport
  • built by Dornier Flugzeugwerke GmbH, Manzell, Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg, Westdeutschland
  • first flight on July 14, 1967
  • project cancelled in April 1970
  • initially stored at Oberpfaffenhofen, Bayern, Westdeutschland, then for several years on outdoor static display in front of entrance of Deutsches Museum, and after restoration now on indoor static display at Deutsches Museum Flugwerft Schleissheim, Oberschleissheim, near München, Bayern, Deutschland

[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; Kodak Kodacolor VR 200 (Kodak CL 200 5093) 36-exposure colour negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 1986

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

1970 Boeing 747-146, c/n 19727/54, JA8103, JAL—Japan Airlines

1970 Boeing 747-146, c/n 19727/54, JA8103, JAL—Japan Airlines at London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Hillingdon, London, England sometime in December 1974

1970 Boeing 747-146, c/n 19727/54, JA8103, JAL—Japan Airlines (Japan Airlines Co. Ltd.), Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan
  • powered by four 46,500-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A high-bypass turbofan engines
  • crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), seating configuration ?, long-range wide-body double-deck airliner
  • built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington
  • first flight on June 9, 1970
  • delivered to JAL—Japan Airlines on June 26, 1970
  • transferred to Japan Asia Airways (Japan Asia Airways Co. Ltd.), Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan on November 24, 1982
  • headquarters relocated to Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan in 1985
  • N703CK, American International Airways (American International Airways Inc.), Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, USA on December 22, 1992
  • leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on April 28, 1993
  • returned to American International Airways on March 2, 1996
  • American International Airways merged with Kitty Hawk International (Kitty Hawk Inc.), Grapevine, Texas, USA on January 15, 1997, but retained separate identity
  • leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia in March 1997
  • returned to American International Airways in October 1997
  • American International Airways renamed Kitty Hawk International on February 3, 1999
  • Kitty Hawk International ceased operations on May 1, 2000
  • Connie Kalitta purchased and obtained Kitty Hawk International’s assets and operating certificate, airline renamed Kalitta Air, Ypsilanti Township, Michigan, USA in November 2000
  • re-registered to Kalitta Air
  • re-registered as N40483 on August 29, 2003, cancelled on February 10, 2006
  • withdrawn from use at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport (OSC/KOSC), Iosco County, Michigan, USA
  • stored

[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]

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, December 1974 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 2012

1970 Boeing 747-121, c/n 19653/30, N749PA, “749”, Clipper Intrepid, PanAm

1970 Boeing 747-121, c/n 19653/30, N749PA, “749”, Clipper Intrepid, PanAm (Pan American World Airways Inc.), New York, New York, USA; powered by four 46,500-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7A high-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), seating configuration (370 passengers), long-range, wide-body, double-deck airliner; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington at Everett, Washington; first flight on March 21, 1970; delivered to PanAm on April 10, 1970; renamed Clipper Dashing Wave; withdrawn from use; stored at Pinal Airpark (MZJ), Marana, Arizona, USA in December 1991; scrapped in 1994.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England sometime in December 1974.

My father Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg travelled on a family emergency to see his mother in Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany, flying aboard an Air Canada Boeing 747-133, non-stop from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England, and then onward (Lufthansa?) to Flughafen Stuttgart (STR), Stuttgart-Echterdingen, Baden-Württemberg, West Germany.

[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]

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, December 1974 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 2012

Monday, May 14, 2012

1986 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 Series 100, c/n 049, C-FABT, Air BC

1986 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 Series 100, c/n 049, C-FABT, Air BC (Jim Pattison Group, CP Air Commuter partner), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada; powered by two 2,000-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, four-blade Hamilton Standard propellers; retractable landing gear; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration Y37, medium-range regional airliner; built by de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario at Downsview, Ontario; first flight on October 2, 1986; C-FABT, Air BC, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. on October 18, 1986; C-FABT, Air Nova, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia on March 25, 1999; C-FABT, Air Canada Regional (Air Canada Regional Inc.), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia on November 2, 2001, merged; C-FABT, “848”, Air Canada Jazz (Jazz Aviation LP), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia in April 2002, transferred; C-FABT, “848”, Air Canada Express (Jazz Aviation LP), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia on April 26, 2011, transferred; active.

Landing at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Sunday, May 7, 1988.

[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; Kodak Kodachrome 64 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1988

1975 de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 Dash 7 Series 100, c/n 003, C-GFEL, “401”, Air BC



1975 de Havilland Canada DHC-7-102 Dash 7 Series 100, c/n 003, C-GFEL, “401”, Air BC (Jim Pattison Group, CP Air Commuter partner), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada; powered by four 1,120-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-50 turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, four-blade Hamilton Standard propellers; retractable landing gear; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration Y54, STOL (short take-off and landing) regional airliner; built by de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario at Downsview, Ontario; test registration C-GQIW-X; EC-DCB, Spantax (Spantax SA), Madrid, Spain on May 31, 1978; C-GFEL, de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario on May 3, 1981, returned; C-GFEL, Air BC, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. on July 16, 1983, leased from de Havilland Canada; C-GFEL, de Havilland Canada, Toronto, Ontario on April 28, 1989, returned; stored in sad condition at Las Vegas-McCarran International Airport (LAS), Paradise, Nevada, USA in March 1990, wearing colours of Air BC minus titles and tail logo; suffered damage in a fire at Hughes Aviation hangar in March 1990; N703WW, Worldwide Resources Ltd., West Babylon, New York purchased on December 4, 1990, registered on January 24, 1991, cancelled on March 25, 1995, stored; withdrawn from use; written off (damaged beyond repair); scrapped.

Landing at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Sunday, May 7, 1988.

[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; Kodak Kodachrome 64 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1988

Friday, May 11, 2012

1977 Boeing 747-236B, c/n 21239/302, G-BDXB, City of Liverpool, British Airways


1977 Boeing 747-236B, c/n 21239/302, G-BDXB, City of Liverpool, British Airways, London, England; powered by four 53,000-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4-B-19 high-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), seating configuration F14C64Y298, long-range, wide-body, double-deck airliner; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, Washington; first flight on February 22, 1977, test registration N8280V; G-BDXB, City of Liverpool, British Airways, London on June 16, 1977; G-BDXB, Nigeria Airways (Nigeria Airways Ltd.), Abuja, Nigeria on November 2, 1999, leased; G-BDXB, British Airways, London on August 3, 2000, returned; stored.

I flew aboard the City of Liverpool non-stop from London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England to Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Sunday, August 16, 1987.

In background is 1977 Boeing 747-236B, c/n 21240/305, G-BDXC, City of Manchester, British Airways, London, England; powered by four 53,000-lbs thrust Rolls-Royce RB211-524D4-B-19 high-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), seating configuration F14C64Y298, long-range, wide-body, double-deck airliner; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Everett, Washington; first flight on April 8, 1977; G-BDXC, City of Manchester, British Airways, London on June 22, 1977, cancelled in September 2001; tt 100,115 hours, 16,182 landings; G-BDXC, EAC—European Aircharter (European Aviation Air Charter Ltd.), Bournemouth, Dorset, England on March 8, 2002, cancelled in July 2002; scrapped at Cardiff Airport (CWL), Rhoose, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales on August 18, 2002.



Starboard view of Arctic Canada.





Over northern Canada.

1977 Boeing 747-236B, c/n 21239/302, G-BDXB, City of Liverpool, British Airways having just arrived at Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. in late afternoon or early evening (?).

[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; Kodak Gold Super 200 36-exposure colour negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 1987

Thursday, May 10, 2012

1978 Boeing 727-256(A), c/n 21609/1369, EC-DCC, Albariño, Iberia

1978 Boeing 727-256(A), c/n 21609/1369, EC-DCC, Albariño (a wine of Galicia), Iberia (Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España SA), Madrid, Spain; powered by three 14,500-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 low-bypass turbofan engines; crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), seating configuration C10Y154, mid-range, mid-size, narrow-body airliner; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington; first flight on July 19, 1978; EC-DCC, Albariño, Iberia, Madrid on July 28, 1978; N903RF, Republic Advanced Freighter Inc., Aurora, Colorado on February 2, 2001; C5-SBM, Mahfooz Aviation, Banjul, Gambia on August 30, 2001; stored at Kingman Airport (IGM), Mohave County, Arizona; C5-SBM, Sudan Airways, Khartoum, Sudan on September 26, 2004, leased; C5-SBM, Kallat El-Saker Air (Kallat El-Saker Air Company), Tripoli, Libya in September 2006; active.

London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England on Sunday, August 16, 1987.

[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; Kodak Gold Super 200 36-exposure colour negative film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 1987