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, April 18, 2013

Douglas DC-6B, Canadian Pacific Air Lines sometime in the late 1950s

Canadian Pacific Air Lines Douglas DC-6B arriving at Prince George Airport 
(YXS/CYXS), Prince George, B.C., Canada sometime in the late 1950s

Douglas DC-6B, Canadian Pacific Air Lines (Canadian Pacific Limited), Vancouver International Airport (YVR/CYVR), Sea Island, Richmond, B.C., Canada
  • construction number and registration unknown
  • powered by four 2,500-hp Pratt & Whitney R-2800-CB17 Double Wasp supercharged 18-cylinder, twin-row, air-cooled radial piston engines with constant-speed, full-feathering reversible-pitch, three-blade Hamilton Standard Hydromatic propellers
  • crew of three (pilot, co-pilot, flight engineer), three flight attendants, 60 passengers, airliner
  • retractable tricycle landing gear, pressurized cabin
  • built by Douglas Aircraft Company Inc., Santa Monica, California, USA at Santa Monica, California
  • built as all-passenger airliner without cargo door

© Copyright photograph by Uwe Kündrunar Scharnberg, 1958 / Stephan Alexander Scharnberg, March 2011 

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