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

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

1984 Boeing 737-236(A), c/n 23165/1064, G-BKYG, River Exe, British Airways

1984 Boeing 737-236(A), c/n 23165/1064, G-BKYG, River Exe, British Airways, London, England; powered by two 15,500-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A low-bypass turbofan engines; crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration CY106, short- to medium-range, narrow-body airliner; built by The Boeing Company, Seattle, Washington, USA at Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Renton, Washington; first flight on November 9, 1984; G-BKYG, River Exe, British Airways, London on December 6, 1984; operated by British Airways Birmingham since February 28, 1993; renamed Prospero on February 28, 1993; seating reconfigured CY108 on February 28, 1993; withdrawn from use on September 19, 1998; N926PG, Pegasus Aviation (Pegasus Aviation Finance Company), San Francisco, California on December 3, 1998; OB-1715, Aero Perú (Empresa de Transporte Aéreo del Perú SA), Miraflores, Lima, Peru on December 6, 1998, leased from Pegasus Aviation; withdrawn from use on March 10, 1999; returned to lessor on March 14, 1999; N625AC, Access Air, Des Moines, Iowa on June 11, 1999, leased from Pegasus Aviation; TC-ESC, Side, Euro Sun Airlines, Antalya, Turkey, powered by two 15,500-lbs thrust Pratt & Whitney JT8D-15A(HK3) low-bypass turbofan engines, seating configuration Y117, on June 24, 2000, leased from Pegasus Aviation; N926PG, Pegasus Aviation, San Francisco, California on January 11, 2002, returned; stored at Comalapa/Cuscatlán International Airport (El Salvador International Airport) (SAL), San Salvador, El Salvador in March 2002.

View of starboard wing, climbing away from ZRH. 

Over the Zürich countryside.

Crossing the French countryside.

Leaving the French coast to cross the English Channel, en route from Flughafen Zürich (ZRH), Kloten, Rümlang, und Oberglatt, Zürich, Schweiz to London Heathrow Airport (LHR), Hillingdon, London, England. I was homeward-bound to Canada 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 photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, August 1987

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