I was attending University of New Brunswick, at Fredericton,NB (1961-62-63). Began flying instruction 10 October 1962 at YFC/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 alight 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) 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’ YSX/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 YAL/ 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. YAL was ABAS’ main base. For me as a Dispatcher/Pilot trainee it was usually a stop over enroute either north to YSX or south to Kelsey Bay on YVR 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 YAL 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