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, July 18, 2013

1954 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 713, C-GHPG, Metasoft Systems Inc.

1954 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 713, C-GHPG at Delta Heritage Air Park (CAK3), Delta, B.C., Canada on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at 13:30 PDT. Transferred from Edo 679-4930 straight floats to fixed conventional landing gear and tailwheel at Harbour Air Seaplanes sometime late last week, and ferried from South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) to Delta Heritage Air Park (CAK3) on Tuesday evening, July 16, 2013 by Kevin Maher, President of the Duncan Flying Club, Duncan Airport (DUQ/CAM3), Duncan, Vancouver Island, B.C. and owner of the oldest surviving Model 75 biplane, the 1936 Stearman PT-13 Kaydet (Model 75), c/n 75-003, N68492 (CF-KTE reserved) he is currently restoring. The Air Park will the Beaver’s summer base and she will participate in the Duncan Flying Club Homathko/Tsuniah Fly-Out to Tsuniah Lake Lodge Airport (CAF4), Tsuniah Lake Lodge, Tsuniah Lake, B.C. from Friday, July 19 to Monday, July 22, 2013.






1954 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 713, C-GHPG, Metasoft Systems Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada, based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C.
  • powered by one 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B Wasp Junior supercharged nine-cylinder, single-row, air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed two-blade Hamilton Standard propeller and propeller spinner
  • pilot, six passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport
  • full-span single-slotted flaps, ailerons droop as flaps are extended
  • crew door both sides, cabin door both sides, rear baggage area
  • bubble cabin door windows, porthole rear cabin windows
  • fixed conventional landing gear and tailwheel/Edo 679-4930 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
History:
  • built by The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • delivered as L-20A-DH Beaver, s/n 53-7905 to US Army on November 3, 1954
  • c/n 713/1446 (dual c/n system consisted of the factory construction number and a number assigned for Beavers specifically produced for USAF/US Army procurement, starting at 1000)
  • L-20 No. 447, Command A-4, US Army
  • porthole rear cabin windows
  • fixed conventional landing gear and tailwheel
  • redesignated as U-6A-DH Beaver in 1962
  • 20th Transportation Company, US Army
  • served in West Germany
  • MASDC (Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center), Davis-Monthan AFB (DMA/KDMA), Tucson, Arizona, USA
  • known as “The Boneyard”, a major USAF desert aircraft and missile storage site
  • N9008, further details unknown
  • imported in 1979
  • C-GHPG, Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd., Duncan, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on August 4, 1981
  • based at Quamichan Lake, North Cowichan, Vancouver Island, B.C.
  • Edo 58-4580 straight floats, ventral tail fin
  • propeller spinner sometime in the mid to late 1990s
  • Ted Leroy Trucking Ltd. moved to Chemainus, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on March 11, 2003 and cancelled on December 9, 2008
  • based at Quamichan Lake
  • Edo 679-4930 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • C-GHPG, Metasoft Systems Inc., Vancouver, B.C., Canada on December 12, 2008 
  • based at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • propeller spinner
  • bubble cabin door windows, porthole rear cabin windows
  • fixed conventional landing gear and tailwheel/Edo 679-4930 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • tt 14,400 hours in January 2012
  • active

[Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera; Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18–55 mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens with 52-mm UV(C) filter]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, July 2013

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Camera

After many months of research (product descriptions, specifications, reviews, and forums), and watching prices and sales at Kerrisdale Cameras, Broadway Camera, London Drugs, Costco, Best Buy, Future Shop, Black’s, Lens & Shutter, Staples, and The Source), I have purchased a new camera. I always knew it would be a Nikon, having previously used a Nikon FE2 for many problem-free years.

I now have a new tool in my stable, a 2010 Nikon D3100 14.2 megapixel DX-format DSLR Nikon F-mount camera, s/n 5119118; Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 18–55 mm f/3.5–5.6G VR lens, s/n 53867376, with 52-mm UV(C) filter; and Nikon AF-S DX Zoom-Nikkor 55–200 mm f/4–5.6G VR IF-ED lens, s/n 4081625, with 52-mm UV(C) filter. I found a great deal for $589.99 plus taxes = $681.39 at Broadway Camera in Lawnsdowne Mall, Richmond, B.C., Canada on Saturday morning, June 1, 2013. The package included lens hood, EN-EL 14 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery, MH-24 battery charger, DK-5 eyepiece cap, DK-20 rubber eyecap, BS-1 accessory shoe cover, BF-18 body cap, AN-DC3 camera strap, two smaller and two bigger Ferrite cores, ViewNX 2 CD, Quick Start Guide, User’s Manual, Reference CD, and Warranty; plus added extras of one LowePro Apex 140 AW soft camera bag and two 52-mm UV(C) filters worth about another $100.00 in total. The young Chinese university student was friendly, well-mannered, and knowledgeable. In addition, I purchased a 16 G SDHC memory card and an extra EN-EL 14 rechargeable Lithium-ion battery. From the Nikon FE2, I transferred a package of Kodak lens cleaning paper, a lens pen, and a blue vintage Nikon cloth.

Cameras I have retired are:
  • the camera I first learned the basics of classic photography, and still in working condition, a 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
  • long lost, a Rolleiflex 4x4 Baby Rolleiflex “Sport”, Model 4RF 430, TLR 127 roll film camera with Zeiss Jena Tessar 60-mm f/2.8 taking lens and Heidoscop Anastigmat 60-mm f/2.8 finder lens
  • long lost, a 1971 Agfa Agfamatic 100 sensor viewfinder 126 cartridge film camera, 42.1-mm f/11 lens
  • still in working condition, my ever-reliable 1984 Nikon FE2 SLR 35-mm roll film F-mount camera, s/n 1816483, with Nikkor AI 50-mm f/1.8 lens, s/n 2336591, and 52-mm polarizing filter, thoroughly cleaned a couple of times since new in July 1985, but never an issue until summer 2012 when the “A” mode no longer functioned but still usable in manual mode; with the cost of film and processing these days, plus a possibly expensive repair bill, and the need for a compatible zoom lens as I no longer have the one I had in the 1980s, I reluctantly (at first) decided to move into the realm of digital SLRs
  • in recent years I used a Casio Exilim EX-Z20 point-and-shoot 8.1 MP digital camera, 38–114-mm f/3.1–5.9 lens, s/n 31002061A, until it was stolen
  • then, a Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens, s/n 51002451, not as good as the Casio

On my two blogs, WORDS & ROADS and WORDS & WINGS, I will start to post assorted new photographs, along with more photographs from the previous cameras in my stable.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Singer-Link GAT-1 (General Aviation Trainer), “N192GP”, British Columbia Aviation Museum

Singer-Link GAT-1 (General Aviation Trainer), “N192GP”, British Columbia Aviation Museum on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:53 PST

Singer-Link GAT-1 (General Aviation Trainer), “N192GP”, British Columbia Aviation Museum, Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ), North Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada
  • powered by three 12-Volt electric motors with domestic 240V main supply
  • single-seat, instrument flight simulator (single-engine aircraft cockpit flight simulator)
  • fibreglass cockpit mounted on gyroscope-controlled, six-degrees-of-freedom heavy mechanical base (holding the three electric motors and a slip ring allowing cockpit to yaw, roll, and pitch) capable of throwing it through a 360-degree turn at any pitch up to 10 degrees at a touch of the controls, feeding the resulting information back to the cockpit instrument panel
  • fully-representative instrument panel, yoke, throttle, mixture controls, rudder pedals

  • built by The Singer Company, Link Division, Binghamton, New York, USA at Binghamton, New York
  • Link Trainer
  • last generation of mechanical flight simulators
  • static display

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens, s/n 51002451]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2011

Friday, May 3, 2013

1963 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1514, C-FAXI, Harbour Air

1963 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1514, C-FAXI, Harbour Air at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in late May 1989

1963 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1514, C-FAXI, Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • titled HARBOUR AIR 
  • powered by one 450-hp Pratt & Whitney R-985-AN-14B Wasp Junior supercharged nine-cylinder, single-row, air-cooled radial piston engine with constant-speed two-blade Hamilton Standard propeller
  • pilot, six passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport
  • Edo 679-4930 straight floats, bubble cabin door windows, enlarged rear cabin windows, ventral tail strake

  • built by The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • delivered as N6535D to de Havilland Inc., New York, New York, USA on March 2, 1963 
  • fixed conventional landing gear and tailwheel, porthole rear cabin windows
  • N6535D, Cameron Iron Works Inc., Houston, Texas, USA in 1960s
  • Edo 58-4580 amphibious floats, ventral tail strake, porthole rear cabin windows, propeller spinner
  • CF-AXI, Bannock Aerospace (Bannock Aerospace Ltd.), Toronto, Ontario, Canada in April 1970
  • Edo 58-4580 amphibious floats, ventral tail strake, porthole rear cabin windows
  • CF-AXI, West Coast Air Services (West Coast Air Services Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in 1970
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • Edo 58-4580 amphibious floats exchanged with Edo 58-4580 straight floats
  • West Coast Air Services (West Coast Air Services Ltd.) renamed as West Coast Air (West Coast Air Services Ltd.)
  • re-registered as C-FAXI
  • Airwest Airlines (Airwest Airlines Ltd.), Gulf Air (Gulf Air Aviation Services Ltd.), Haida Airlines (Haida Airlines Ltd.), Island Air (Island Airlines Ltd.), Pacific Coastal Airlines (Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd.), and West Coast Air (West Coast Air Services Ltd.) purchased by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. between April 1979 and June 1980, and merged to form Air BC (Air BC Ltd.) on December 1, 1980
  • Trans-Provincial Airlines (Trans-Provincial Airlines Ltd.) purchased by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. but operated separately
  • C-FAXI, Air BC (Air BC Ltd./Subsidiary of Jim Pattison Industries Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on December 1, 1980 and cancelled on August 31, 1983
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • Edo 58-4580 straight floats, ventral tail strake, porthole rear cabin windows
  • damaged in mid-air collision at 400 feet altitude with 1977 Cessna A185F Skywagon, c/n 185-03368, C-GJTJ, Pisces Aviation Services Ltd., Campbell River, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada with both landing safely at CFB Comox/Comox Valley Airport (YQQ/CYQQ), Comox, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on February 27, 1983
  • repaired
  • Air BC became a CP Air Commuter regional partner in October 1983 and moved operations from South Terminal to the main terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • C-FAXI, Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in January 1984
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9) 
  • Edo 679-4930 straight floats, bubble cabin door windows, enlarged rear cabin windows, ventral tail strake
  • ownership of Trans-Provinicial Airlines by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. ended in October 1986
  • ownership of Air BC by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. ended on November 28, 1986
  • Air BC became an Air Canada Connector regional partner on April 26, 1987
  • ventral tail strake exchanged with seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • constant-speed two-blade Hamilton Standard propeller exchanged with constant-speed three-blade Hartzell propeller with propeller spinner
  • Sealand cabin extension by Aeroflite Industries Ltd., South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) in summer 2003
  • seating capacity increased to seven passengers
  • Edo 679-4930 straight floats, Sealand cabin extension, bubble cabin door windows, bubble rear cabin windows, enlarged rear cabin windows, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer, propeller spinner
  • given fleet number “205”
  • active

[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; Fujifilm Fujichrome 100 (RD-113) 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1989

Thursday, May 2, 2013

1967 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 40, C-FGQE, “069”, Air BC

1967 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 40, C-FGQE, “069”, Air BC at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in late May 1989

1967 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 40, C-FGQE, “069”, Air BC (Air BC Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • titled AirBC on rear fuselage
  • powered by two 550-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, three-blade Hartzell propellers
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), 18 passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer

  • built by The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • 5H-MNK, de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, Ontario, Canada rolled out on May 15, 1967
  • first flight on May 30, 1967
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • delivered as 5H-MNK to East African Airways (East African Airways Corporation), Nairobi, Kenya on July 13, 1967
  • registered in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
  • ferried via London Heathrow Airport (LHR/EGLL), Hillingdon, London, England on July 16, 1967
  • airline ceased operations in 1977
  • CF-GQE, Bannock Aerospace (Bannock Aerospace Ltd.), Toronto, Ontario, Canada on August 17, 1973
  • CF-GQE, Air West Airlines (Air West Airlines Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in October 1973
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • re-registered as C-FGQE in 1978
  • Air West Airlines (Air West Airlines Ltd.) renamed as Airwest Airlines (Airwest Airlines Ltd.) in April 1979
  • Airwest Airlines (Airwest Airlines Ltd.), Gulf Air (Gulf Air Aviation Services Ltd.), Haida Airlines (Haida Airlines Ltd.), Island Air (Island Airlines Ltd.), Pacific Coastal Airlines (Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd.), and West Coast Air (West Coast Air Services Ltd.) purchased by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. between April 1979 and June 1980, and merged to form Air BC (Air BC Ltd.) on December 1, 1980 
  • Trans-Provincial Airlines (Trans-Provincial Airlines Ltd.) purchased by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. but operated separately
  • C-FGQE, Air BC (Air BC Ltd./Subsidiary of Jim Pattison Industries Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on December 1, 1980
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • leased to Fort Smith Air Service (Fort Smith Air Service Ltd.), Fort Smith, NWT, Canada on July 15, 1982
  • returned to Air BC on July 29, 1982 and cancelled on October 9, 1986
  • damaged dockside at Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH/CYWH), Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on August 27, 1983 after hit by a de Havilland Canada DHC-3T Turbine Otter of Kenmore Air (Kenmore Air Harbor Inc.)
  • repaired and returned to service
  • Air BC became a CP Air Commuter regional partner in October 1983 and moved operations from South Terminal to the main terminal of Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • ownership of Trans-Provinicial Airlines by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. ended in October 1986
  • ownership of Air BC by Jim Pattison Industries Ltd. ended on November 28, 1986
  • C-FGQE, “069”, Air BC (Air BC Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on November 28, 1986
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • Air BC’s affiliation with CP Air as a CP Air Commuter regional partner ended in April 1987
  • Air BC became an Air Canada Connector regional partner on April 26, 1987
  • withdrawn from use and stored at South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) on December 18, 1995
  • C-FGQE, “609”, West Coast Air (West Coast Air Ltd.), Vancouver, B.C., Canada in January 1996
  • based at Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH/CYHC), Coal Harbour, Burrard Inlet, Vancouver, B.C.
  • operated first West Coast Air service between Victoria Inner Harbour Airport (YWH/CYWH) and Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH/CYHC) on January 25, 1996
  • damaged in water collision with 1959 de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk. I, c/n 1203, C-FHRT, Tofino Air (Tofino Air Lines Ltd.), Gibsons, B.C., Canada at Vancouver Harbour Water Airport (CXH/CYHC) on October 13, 2002
  • repaired and returned to service
  • Harbour Air Seaplanes (Harbour Air Ltd.) completed its purchase of West Coast Air on April 30, 2010 and consolidated their terminal services but West Coast Air still operates under its own banner
  • West Coast Air moved to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR) on August 12, 2010
  • active

[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; Fujifilm Fujichrome 100 (RD-113) 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1989

1969 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300, c/n 259, C-FKBI, Harbour Air

1969 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300, c/n 259, C-FKBI, Harbour Air at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in late May 1989

1969 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 300, c/n 259, C-FKBI, Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • leased from Kenn Borek Air (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.), Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • titled HARBOUR AIR on rear fuselage, in Kenn Borek Air colour scheme
  • powered by two 620-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-27 turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, three-blade Hartzell propellers
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), 19 passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer

  • built by The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • CF-QEI not taken up by de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, Ontario, Canada
  • CF-AJK, de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, Ontario, Canada rolled out on ?
  • first flight on August 25, 1969
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • delivered as ZK-CJZ to Mount Cook Airlines (Mount Cook Group), Christchurch, New Zealand on October 27, 1969
  • imported in 1973
  • CF-KBI, Kenting Atlas Aviation (Kenting Atlas Aviation Ltd.), Resolute Bay, NWT, Canada on September 20, 1973
  • departed Auckland International Airport (AKL/NZAA), Mangere, North Island, New Zealand on September 11, 1973 for delivery to Canada
  • Kenting Atlas Aviation (Kenting Atlas Aviation Ltd.), formerly Kenting Aviation Limited (1947–1962), ceased operations in 1975, taken over by Kenn Borek Air (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.) in same year
  • CF-KBI, Kenn Borek Air (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.), Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada in July 1975
  • based at Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC)
  • fixed tricycle landing gear/wheel-skis/ski-equipped/tundra tires/CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • damaged on take-off near Resolute Bay, NWT, Canada on September 16, 1979 after leaving unprepared gravel strip
  • repaired and returned to service
  • re-registered as C-FKBI in June 1980
  • leased to Alkan Air (Alkan-Air Ltd.), Whitehorse International Airport (YXY/CYXY), Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada in June 1981
  • based at Whitehorse International Airport (YXY/CYXY)
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in December 1981
  • leased to Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on May 15, 1987
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in September 1987
  • fixed tricycle landing gear/wheel-skis/ski-equipped/tundra tires/CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 28, 1988
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 30, 1988
  • leased to Harbour Air on May 4, 1989
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on October 3, 1989
  • leased to Harbour Air on June 17, 1990
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 22, 1990
  • leased to Aero Cóndor (Aero Cóndor SA, Servicios Aéreos Turisticos), Lima, Peru on January 17, 1991
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • C-FKBI, Borek Construction Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C., Canada on May 24, 1991
  • still leased to Aero Cóndor
  • returned to Borek Construction Ltd. on July 26, 1991
  • leased as HP-1191AP to AeroPerlas (Aerolíneas Islas de Las Perlas SA), Panama City, Panama on August 27, 1991
  • returned as C-FKBI to Kenn Borek Air on June 9, 1993
  • fixed tricycle landing gear/wheel-skis/ski-equipped/tundra tires/CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • leased to Harbour Air on June 4, 1994
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 15, 1994
  • leased to Adventure Network International (ANI), Salt Lake City, Utah, USA in October 1994
  • based in Antarctic for luxury expedition-style camps for private travellers and full-support service deep into interior of South Pole during months of November, December, and January
  • ski-equipped
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in February 1995
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 9, 1995
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 21, 1995
  • leased to Adventure Network International on September 28, 1995
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on February 25, 1996
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 2, 1996
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in September 1996
  • leased to Adventure Network International on September 28, 1996
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in March 1997
  • leased to Harbour Air on March 5, 1997
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 22, 1997
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 18, 1998
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in December 2000
  • leased as 8Q-MAO to Maldivian Air Taxi (Maldivian Air Taxi Pte. Ltd.), Malé, North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Maldives on February 4, 2001
  • based at seaplane base of Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Hulhulé Island, North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Maldives
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • returned as C-FKBI to Kenn Borek Air on June 15, 2004 and cancelled on September 21, 2005
  • 8Q-MAO, Maldivian Air Taxi (Maldivian Air Taxi Pte. Ltd./Seaplane Holdings A/S, Vedbaek, Denmark), Malé, North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Maldives on September 25, 2005
  • based at seaplane base of Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM)
  • active

[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; Fujifilm Fujichrome 100 (RD-113) 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1989

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

1966 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 21, C-FQHC, Harbour Air

1966 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 21, C-FQHC, Harbour Air at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada in late May 1989

1966 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Series 100, c/n 21, C-FQHC, Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada, based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9), Moray Channel, Richmond, B.C., adjacent to South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR)
  • leased from Kenn Borek Air (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.), Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • titled HARBOUR AIR with airline logo on rear fuselage, in Kenn Borek Air colour scheme 
  • powered by two 550-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20 turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, three-blade Hartzell propellers
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), 18 passengers, STOL (short take-off and landing) utility transport
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer

  • built by The de Havilland Aircraft of Canada Limited, Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • CF-VMD, de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, Ontario, Canada rolled out on January 3, 1967
  • first flight on January 11, 1967
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • used as demonstrator between April and June 1967
  • appeared with airshow code “34” at Paris Air Salon 1967 (27e Salon International de l’Aéronautique et de l’Espace), Aéroport de Paris-Le Bourget (LBG/LFPB), Le Bourget, Seine-Saint-Denis, Île-de-France, France from May 26 to June 4, 1967
  • leased to Midwest Airlines (Midwest Airlines Ltd.), Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada on June 30, 1967
  • returned to de Havilland Canada Inc. on November 8, 1967
  • delivered as N1370T to Trans-East Airlines (Clark Aviation Corporation), Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA on November 20, 1967
  • N1370T, Charnita Inc., Fairfield, Pennsylvania, USA in January 1970
  • (?) operated by Charnita or leased back to Trans-East Airlines
  • imported in August 1971
  • CF-QHC, Manex Services Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada on August 25, 1971
  • ferried from Capital City Airport (HAR/KCXY), Fairview Township, near New Cumberland, Pennsylvania, USA on September 3 and arrived at Lethbridge Airport (YQL/CYQL), County of Lethbridge, near Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on September 8, 1971
  • CF-QHC, Time Air (Time Air Ltd.), Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on September 8, 1971
  • CF-QHC, Anaclera Holdings, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada on June 30, 1972
  • leased back to Time Air
  • returned to Anaclera Holdings in April 1973
  • leased to Northward Airlines on April 2, 1973
  • CF-QHC, Northward Airlines (Northward Airlines Ltd.), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada in May 1973
  • re-registered as C-FQHC on January 2, 1975
  • C-FQHC, Northward Airlines (Buchanan, Barry & Company), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on January 11, 1978
  • transferred to Touche Ross Ltd., Calgary, Alberta, Canada on March 14, 1980
  • withdrawn from use and stored at Edmonton Municipal Airport (YXD/CYXD), Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on March 14, 1980 on bankruptcy of Northward Airlines
  • C-FQHC, Borek Construction Ltd., Dawson Creek, B.C., Canada on October 23, 1980
  • C-FQHC, Kenn Borek Air (Kenn Borek Air Ltd.), Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada on August 20, 1981 and cancelled on June 23, 1983
  • based at Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC)
  • fixed tricycle landing gear/wheel-skis/ski-equipped/tundra tires/CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • leased to Air Schefferville (Air Schefferville Inc.), Schefferville, Québec, Canada on June 28, 1983
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 30, 1983 and cancelled on June 11, 1984
  • leased to Skocdopole Brothers Aviation, Calgary International Airport (YYC/CYYC), Calgary, Alberta, Canada on July 6, 1984 and cancelled on December 16, 1985
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on April 3, 1986
  • leased to Harbour Air (Harbour Air Ltd.), South Terminal, Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada on May 2, 1986
  • based at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9)
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on October 22, 1986
  • fixed tricycle landing gear/wheel-skis/ski-equipped/tundra tires/CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 17, 1987
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air sometime in 1987
  • leased to Harbour Air on June 6, 1988
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on June 22, 1988
  • not registered to Harbour Air but arrived at Vancouver International Water Airport (CAM9) on April 13, 1989 and remained through October 22, 1989
  • leased to Harbour Air on June 7, 1990
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in September 1990
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 8, 1991
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on September 29, 1991
  • leased to Harbour Air on June 19, 1992
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air in October 1992
  • leased to Harbour Air on April 11, 1993
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on October 1, 1993
  • leased to Harbour Air on March 6, 1995
  • returned to Kenn Borek Air on October 1, 1995
  • leased as 8Q-QHC to Maldivian Air Taxi (Maldivian Air Taxi Pte. Ltd.), Malé, North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Maldives on November 3, 1995
  • based at seaplane base of Malé International Airport (MLE/VRMM), Hulhulé Island, North Malé Atoll (Kaafu Atoll), Maldives
  • CAP 12000 straight floats, seaplane fins on horizontal stabilizer
  • returned as C-FQHC to Kenn Borek Air on July 4, 1997
  • leased as 8Q-QHC to Maldivian Air Taxi on January 28, 1998
  • returned as C-GBPE to Kenn Borek Air on September 9, 2009
  • C-GBPE, Ashe Aircraft Enterprises (491549 Alberta Ltd.), Calgary, Alberta, Canada on June 22, 2010
  • fixed tricycle landing gear
  • withdrawn from use and stored at Calgary/Springbank Airport (YBW/CYBW), Springbank, Alberta, Canada in June 2010

[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; Fujifilm Fujichrome 100 (RD-113) 36-exposure colour slide film]

© Copyright photograph by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, May 1989

Monday, April 29, 2013

1963 Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, c/n 28-1067, C-FOZL, Harry Addison and Raymond Moore

At 12:21 PST

1963 Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, c/n 28-1067, C-FOZL, Harry Addison and Raymond Moore inside hangar of British Columbia Aviation Museum, 1910 Norseman Road, Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ), North Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:24 PST

1963 Piper PA-28-180 Cherokee, c/n 28-1067, C-FOZL, Harry Addison, Brentwood Bay, Vancouver Island, B.C. and Raymond Moore, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada, based at Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ), North Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C.
  • powered by one 180-hp Lycoming O-360-A3A four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed, air-cooled piston engine with fixed-pitch two-blade Sensenich propeller
  • pilot, three passengers, general aviation
  • fixed tricycle landing gear, wheel spats, starboard single door

  • built by Piper Aircraft Corporation, Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA at Vero Beach Municipal Airport (VRB/KVRB), Vero Beach, Florida, USA
  • early history unknown
  • C-FOZL, Jack Angus, Victoria, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada cancelled on July 21, 1982
  • based at Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ)
  • C-FOZL, J.W. Robertson, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C. and Raymond Moore, Sidney, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada cancelled on September 26, 1986
  • based at Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ)
  • registered to Harry Addison and Raymond Moore on December 5, 1986
  • active

[Nikon Coolpix L20 point-and-shoot 10 MP digital camera, Nikkor 38–136-mm f/3.1–6.7 lens, s/n 51002451]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2011

1988 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 Series 100, c/n 130, C-GKON, “815”, Air Canada Express

1988 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 Series 100, c/n 130, C-GKON, “815”, Air Canada Express at Gate 6, Victoria International Airport (YYJ/CYYJ), North Saanich, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada on Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 09:51 PST

Still titled AIR CANADA jazz, Air Canada Express flight 8060 departed for Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada as scheduled a few minutes later at 10:00 PST

1988 de Havilland Canada DHC-8-102 Dash 8 Series 100, c/n 130, C-GKON, “815”, Jazz (Jazz Aviation LP/Subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc.), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada, based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ)
  • operating as Air Canada Express (Subsidiary of Air Canada), Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec for Air Canada (ACE Aviation Holdings Inc./Member of STAR ALLIANCE), Aéroport international Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau de Montréal/Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL/CYUL), Saint-Laurent, Montréal, Québec, Canada
  • still titled AIR CANADA jazz, red Maple Leaf motif on tail, and in Air Canada Jazz colour scheme
  • powered by two 2,000-shp Pratt & Whitney Canada PW120A turboprop engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, four-blade Hamilton Standard propellers
  • crew of two (pilot and co-pilot), seating configuration Y37, medium-range regional airliner
  • retractable tricycle landing gear, pressurized cabin, T-tail

  • built by Boeing of Canada Ltd., Downsview, Ontario, Canada at Downsview Airport (YZD/CYZD), Downsview, Ontario
  • C-GKON, Boeing Canada Technology Ltd., Downsview, Ontario, Canada rolled out on December 1, 1988 and cancelled on January 11, 1989
  • first flight on December 23, 1988
  • delivered as C-GKON, City of Baltimore to Air Ontario (Air Ontario Inc./Subsidiary of Air Canada), London, Ontario, Canada on January 11, 1989 and cancelled on November 5, 2001
  • based at London International Airport (YXU/CYXU), London, Ontario
  • shortly after merger of Canadian Airlines (Canadian Airlines International Ltd.) and Air Canada, Air Canada Connector regional partners Air BC (Air BC Ltd.), Air Nova (Air Nova Inc.), Air Ontario (Air Ontario Inc.), and Canadian Regional Airlines (Canadian Regional Airlines Ltd.) merged to form Air Canada Regional (Air Canada Regional Inc./Subsidiary of Air Canada) in January 2001, completed in April 2002, and resulted in launch of new name and new brand as Air Canada Jazz
  • C-GKON, “815”, Air Canada Regional (Air Canada Regional Inc./Subsidiary of Air Canada), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada on November 5, 2001
  • based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ)
  • transferred
  • C-GKON, “815”, Air Canada Jazz (Jazz Air Inc./Subsidiary of Air Canada), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada on July 2, 2002 and cancelled on December 14, 2004
  • based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ)
  • transferred 
  • ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. created as Air Canada emerged from bankruptcy in 2004
  • C-GKON, “815”, Air Canada Jazz (Jazz Air Limited Partnership/Subsidiary of ACE Aviation Holdings Inc.), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada on December 14, 2004 and cancelled on April 20, 2006
  • based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ)
  • transferred
  • ACE Aviation Holdings Inc. sold off all their Air Canada Jazz assets in 2006
  • became independent as Jazz Air Income Fund
  • C-GKON, “815”, Jazz (Jazz Air LP/Subsidiary of Jazz Air Income Fund), Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ), Enfield, Nova Scotia, Canada on April 20, 2006 and cancelled on February 10, 2011
  • based at Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ/CYHZ)
  • operating as Air Canada Jazz
  • Jazz Air Income Fund restructured as a corporation and renamed as Chorus Aviation Inc. on November 15, 2010
  • Jazz (Jazz Aviation LP) made a subsidiary of Chorus Aviation Inc. on December 31, 2010
  • registered to Jazz on February 10, 2011
  • Air Canada Jazz rebranded as Air Canada Express on May 3, 2011
  • active

[
Casio Exilim EX-Z20 point-and-shoot 8.1 MP digital camera, 38–114-mm f/3.1–5.9 lens, s/n 31002061A]

© Copyright photographs by Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, December 2011