Originally wartime RCAF transport from 1944 - 1970, this DC-3 appeared at the DC-3 50th Anniversary Fly-in at Abbotsford in 1986. Operated by Sioux Narrows Airways on behalf of Plummers Arctic Lodges until it was stored at Selkirk, MB in 2006.
Taking a similar route to many DC-3s operated in Canada, C-GSCA started out as 43-49929 delivered in January 1945 to the Royal Air Force as KN261. Operated by the RCAF after September 1945, it was re-numbered 12908 in 1970. First sold to Eclipse Aviation as C-GGJG in June 1975, it would quickly go to Skycraft as C-GSCA in in December 1976. The aircraft crashed at Saint Louis-Lambert International Airport January 9, 1984 while leased to Soundair after mistakenly fueled with Jet A instead of Avgas.
Three classic props feature in this image. Clyden was a short-lived cargo operator which had gone out of business early in 1981, while Aer Turas Britannia EI-BBH still had six months or so of service left before being sold in Zaire.