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Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Fleetnumber:609
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger AS.3
Licence-built by:General Motors
Operator / Titles:Skyway Air Service
C/n (msn):3700
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:173860
View count: 18
After serving with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1952 - 1960 as 53638, this Avenger worked as an air tanker with Skyway, then Conair and then Forest Protection Ltd. It was eventually acquired by the Mid-Atlantic Air Museum in Pennsylvania and is registered as N109K and often seen on the air show circuit as a US Navy torpedo bomber.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger AS.3
Operator / Titles:Skyway Air Service
C/n (msn):3700
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)
Photo Date:1 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FFZ
Fleetnumber:3
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator / Titles:(Flying Fireman)
C/n (msn):1966
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:12 June 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:172677
View count: 15
Four PBY Catalina/Cansos of the Flying Fireman lined up at the British Columbia Forest Service base in Smithers. Number 3 still had its former RCAF side blisters and nose turret. It went to the National Museum of Naval Aviation in Pensacola Florida. Number 4 is believed to be a PBV-1A reg at the time as CF-FTN. Number 5 is CF-IHN, a PBV-1A cn CV-441. It crashed near Thunder Bay, Ontario in 1980 and was destroyed.
Registration / Serial:CF-FFZ
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5 Catalina
Operator / Titles:(Flying Fireman)
C/n (msn):1966
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)
Photo Date:12 June 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-BTW
Aircraft Original Type:Bellanca Airbus
Aircraft Generic Type:Bellanca Airbus / Aircruiser
Aircraft Version:Bellanca Aircruiser 66-75
Operator / Titles:Transair
C/n (msn):721
City / Seaplane Base:Lynn Lake - Eldon Lake Seaplane (CKD3)Map
Region / Country:Manitoba, Canada
Photo Date:1 February 1964
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:169109
View count: 28
This aircraft, commonly known as the "Flying W" was built in 1938. They worked on floats, skis and wheels in the Canadian North. It is now registered in the US as N2191K and is located in Oregon and is the only example still flying. Photo taken by John Caswell
Registration / Serial:CF-BTW
Aircraft Version:Bellanca Aircruiser 66-75
Operator / Titles:Transair
C/n (msn):721
City / Seaplane Base:Lynn Lake - Eldon Lake Seaplane (CKD3)
Photo Date:1 February 1964
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-MQW
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed 26 Neptune
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
C/n (msn):826-8013
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 May 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:168124
View count: 20
This Neptune was formerly RCAF 24113 and was purchased by The Flying Fireman of Victoria and converted to air tanker with a 3,000 gallon retardant tank. In 1972 it was used on a trial basis by the British Columbia Forest service during fire season and the Neptune did well in that role. Transport Canada did not approve the modifications so the Neptune was sold and went to the United States and worked there as an air tanker until it crashed in 1975. Its remains and parts of another Neptune were used in a rebuild and it is now on display at the Pima Air and Space Museum in Arizona as N14448.
Registration / Serial:CF-MQW
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
C/n (msn):826-8013
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)
Photo Date:1 May 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FHB
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver (L-20/U-6)
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
C/n (msn):1
City / Area:New Denver British Columbia [ Off-Airport ]
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:6 July 1950
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:167434
View count: 19
The very first Beaver, built in 1947. Photo taken when it was under contract to the British Columbia Forest Service. It would go on to operate for 33 years until its retirement in 1980. It is now a national treasure, preserved in the Canada Aviation & Space Museum in Ottawa. In its working life it had three sets of wings and ended up with 18,233 hours on the frame.
Registration / Serial:CF-FHB
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
C/n (msn):1
City / Area:New Denver British Columbia [ Off-Airport ]
Photo Date:6 July 1950
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact