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

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  • withdrawn from use in July 2010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

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