This C-47 saw a lot of the world starting with the 10th Army Air Force as 41-18689 flying out of India to China. Transferred to North Africa before the end of WWII, it was de-mobbed in Cairo in July 1945 and became TC-AKA with DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) a year later. Next with General Mills, Inc in 1954, the aircraft came to Canada in 1970 as CF-NWU with Northwest Territorial Airways. Sold to Buffalo Airways in July 1991, it went to the USA as N62BA several months later. The registration was cancelled in 1994.
Delivered to Northwest Territorial Airways in 1965, but crashlanded at Somerset Island, NWT, Canada on 13 May 1971. The museum acquired it in 1993, but not much is known about its whereabouts between 1971 and 1993. By 1979 it was reportedly under repair with Buffalo Airways at Red Deer, where it may have ended up in storage. Note the small "Northwest Territorial Airways Ltd. - Yellowknife N.W.T." titles near the cargo door. Seen here while still on outdoor display, this aircraft had been moved indoors by 2008.
Northwest Airlines took delivery of this Electra on March 29, 1961 and put in a cargo door by April 1968. International Jetair registered the aircraft CF-IJR in January 1971, later leased to Imperial Oil Ltd. Northwest Territorial bought it in January 1983 then to Air Bridge Carriers as G-FIJR in 1991. Sold to Atlantic Airlines in November 1997, the Electra would return to Canada when Conair Aviation registered it C-GYCG on October 8, 2010 as a source of parts for their Electras. Sold to Buffalo Airways in October 2016, the aircraft remains engine-less at Abbotsford in Air Atlantic colors.
This is former N4951W, a 737 delivered to Wien Air Alaska May 14, 1975. After Wien closed down in the summer of 1985, the aircraft went to Air Cal in November and was absorbed into American Airlines in the merger of July 1987. Northwest Territorial bought the 737 in February 1989, but was subsequently bought themselves by First Air in 1997 and merged. Damaged in a bounced hard landing at Yellowknife May 22, 2001, it was deemed uneconomical to repair.
One of NWT's all cargo Electra's flying across Canada. This one was originally delivered to KLM (PH-LLD) on October 10, 1959. Converted to a freighter in 1968, it flew for Universal Airlines (N852U), Saturn and Trans International/Transamerica airlines before coming to Canada June 1983. Sold in September 1986, the freighter flew mail with Falcon Aviation (SE-IVS) before going to Hunting Cargo (EI-CHW) May 1993. Withdrawn in 1996 and used for parts, it was broken up August 1998.
One nice-looking Electra - almost got a very short ride on this beauty between Edmonton's Industrial and International airports, but the timing didn't quite work out. Started out as Eastern's N5524 in 2.59, to XA-FAM 12.72, N83MR in 5.79 and NWT in 6.81. Sold to ABC as G-FNWY 1.91 and wfu at EMA. Became N3209A with JBQ 12.91 and re-reg N351Q (Indian Ocean lease as VH-IOB ntu). Bought by Renown 6.96, stored at Roswell 10.00 and back to Canada for fire tanker conversion with Air Spray as C-GZVM in 8.02
Originally Eastern Airlines N5524, this Electra came to NWT in 1981. When NWT was bought by Air Canada in 1987, the L-188 got this new color scheme as an Air Canada Connector. The airplane was sold to Air Bridge Carriers in 1991 and NWT itself was sold to First Air and merged with them in 1997. It returned to Canada in 2003 with Air Spray and was eventually re-fitted as an air tanker.
This 737 goes back to 1975 when delivered to Aer Lingus (EI-ASL). NWT bought it from L'Aeropostale (F-GKTK) in 1995 and it's photographed in Air Canada commuter colors. In 1996, NWT was sold to First Air, who operated it until again sold to Nolinor Aviation August 5, 2016.