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, May 14, 2012

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Babylon, New York purchased on December 4, 1990, registered on January 24, 1991, cancelled on March 25, 1995, stored; withdrawn from use; written off (damaged beyond repair); scrapped.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

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