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
Thursday, January 19, 2012
1976 Britten-Norman BN.2A-20 Islander, c/n 770, C-GTOP, Tradewinds Aviation, Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C.; powered by two 300-hp Lycoming IO-540-K1B5 fuel-injected six-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled piston engines with constant-speed two-blade Hartzell propellers; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), eight passengers, utility transport/regional airliner; built by Fairey Britten Norman Ltd., Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England at IRMA (Intreprinderea de Reparatii Material Aeronautic) (Enterprise for Aeronautical Material Repairment), Bucharest, Romania (built “green”, then shipped to Bembridge for finishing); G-BDHX, Fairey Britten Norman Ltd., Bembridge, Isle of Wight, England, based at Bembridge Airport (BBP), Bembridge, Isle of Wight on November 8, 1975; exported to USA on March 11, 1976; N6365G; TI-AKD, Costa Rica; imported in ?; registration cancelled on March 19, 1984; C-GTOP, Aztec Aviation Consulting Ltd., Delta, B.C. cancelled on July 12, 1984; C-GTOP, Top Sales Ltd., Richmond, B.C. cancelled on August 29, 1984; C-GTOP, Fa May, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on November 27, 1984; C-GTOP, Venture Aviation Services Ltd., Sea Island, Richmond, B.C. cancelled on August 14, 1986; C-GTOP, Finlay Forest Industries Ltd., Mackenzie, B.C. cancelled on January 7, 1987; C-GTOP, Williston Lake Air Services Ltd., Mackenzie, B.C. on July 9, 1987, cancelled on June 26, 1996; exported to USA on June 26, 1996; airworthiness issued on July 25, 1996; N442S, Griffings Island Airlines Inc., Sandusky, Ohio, USA on February 23, 2007.
The Annual Duncan Flying Club Fly-In, Duncan Airport (DUQ), Duncan, Vancouver Island, B.C. in summer 1982(?).
1976 Britten-Norman BN.2A-20 Islander, c/n 770, C-GTOP near the north end of the gravel and grass airstrip, east side of the airport near the Duncan Flying Club’s clubhouse.
[Agfa Agfamatic 100 sensor viewfinder 126 cartridge film camera, 42.1-mm f/11 lens; Agfa Agfacolor Special CNS 126 20 DIN/80 ASA 20-exposure colour negative cartridge film]