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

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

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