I was attending University of New Brunswick, at Fredericton,NB (1961-62-63). Began flying instruction 10 October 1962 at CYFC/Fredericton airport. Training on Fleet Canucks. This is view outside my left side window on one of my solo flights.
flying CF-LZI from/to CYPA ona cross country scenic flight that went north to PANP to take pictures of the town site & Lake Waskesiu, also to look at the colony of Pelicans that spend their summer in that area.
CF-??? DC-3 TransAir I was a pax from YWG/Winnipeg,MB to YQD/The Pas,MB. July 1967 . The view is from WSW to ENE (RCAF hangars under the wing ? ) Was going for a job interview with Lamb Air (had just received my Commercial Pilot License # YZC 9392) nice chats with mechanics & Tom Lamb (founder) . Not hired.
Hauled construction material in early 1950’s to build the DEWLine . CF-VTY Cessna 140 under the York’s starboard wing . In 1965 was purchased by unknown buyer for scrap value; but, vandals set it on fire before being cut up. The wings salvaged by a local resident. Vintage a/c restorer 'Bob Diemert' from southern Manitoba acquired the four Merlin engines.(courtesy Robert Arnold to 'thenetletter.net Issue 1201, April 17) It was towed down the road, engines and props removed, made into a hot dog stand (courtesy Ross Taylor-former Transair AME to Ken Kalynuk - 5 May 2016
at its’ CYSX/Shearwater/Bella Bella Base. January 1969 (on an island separate; to the east of Bella Bella aboriginal village).That was a very cold winter. The base’ running water was continuously brown (flowed thru’ thoroughly soaked ground - bath water was dirtier than I was. Coffee had an interesting flavour!
CF-PVN Cessna 180 Alert Bay Air Service at the CYAL/ Alert Bay,BC (Cormorant Island) Feb 1969 dock. Most of the town is on west side of island , facing Johnstone Strait and Port McNeill on Vancouver Island. CYAL was ABAS’ main base. For me as a Dispatcher/Pilot trainee it was usually a stop over enroute either north to CYSX or south to Kelsey Bay on Vancouver Island at mouth of the Sayward River that flows into Johnstone Strait !
(L to R) CF-KXO ABAS Cessna 180, CF-MXD ABAS Cessna 172 on near side of CYAL dock. Red Cessna 180 unknown. March 1969 . Weighted anchors hold dock in place against all types of winds, currents , The brown poles called dolphins hold it stationary as the tide rises & falls . The grey sky is common in winter. Note tug & its barge being towed southward on Johnstone Strait ,possibly to Vancouver (SW mainland,BC) additional information