31 results found
City / Airport:Whitehorse - Erik Nielsen International (CYXY / YXY)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Collection:Yukon Transportation Museum
Photo Date:10 February 2004
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:499097Submit Correction
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This Smith Miniplane was built in Atlin in Northwestern BC by Herman and Doris Anderson and it first flew in 1967. I was donated to the museum in 2003. Photo taken by Margaret Olafson.
Registration / Serial:CF-RKN
Aircraft Version:Smith Miniplane
C/n (msn):PH-1
City / Airport:Whitehorse - Erik Nielsen International (CYXY / YXY)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:10 February 2004
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
City / Airport:Whitehorse - Erik Nielsen International (CYXY / YXY)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Collection:Yukon Transportation Museum
Photo Date:10 February 2004
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:499097Submit Correction
View count: 27
This Smith Miniplane was built in Atlin in Northwestern BC by Herman and Doris Anderson and it first flew in 1967. I was donated to the museum in 2003. Photo taken by Margaret Olafson.
Registration / Serial:CF-RKN
Aircraft Version:Smith Miniplane
C/n (msn):PH-1
City / Airport:Whitehorse - Erik Nielsen International (CYXY / YXY)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:10 February 2004
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FFW
Other Marks:4
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):1960
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
Location:Not known
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:438948Submit Correction
View count: 189
Flying Fireman Canso number 4 having just flown off a lake after picking up another load of water, some of which can be see streaming past the aircraft. This Canso started out with the US Navy as BuNo 46596 before joining Flying Fireman in 1967. After its days with them ended in 1992 it went to the Museo del Aire in Madrid, Spain.
Registration / Serial:CF-FFW
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):1960
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
Location:Not known
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FFW
Other Marks:4
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):1960
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
Location:Not known
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:438948Submit Correction
View count: 189
Flying Fireman Canso number 4 having just flown off a lake after picking up another load of water, some of which can be see streaming past the aircraft. This Canso started out with the US Navy as BuNo 46596 before joining Flying Fireman in 1967. After its days with them ended in 1992 it went to the Museo del Aire in Madrid, Spain.
Registration / Serial:CF-FFW
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):1960
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
Location:Not known
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
City / Airport:Lynn Lake (CYYL / YYL)Map
Region / Country:Manitoba, Canada
Photo Date:November 1963 to December 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:433185Submit Correction
View count: 133
This Expeditor was used in mineral surveys by Sherritt-Gordon Gold Mines Ltd in Northern Manitoba. It had nine pods fitted to it for a magnetometer cable loop. John Caswell flew it and he shared this photo with me several years ago. He is the man on the right. Sadly, John passed away in Dec 2021. My thanks to Tim Martin for providing information relating to this aircraft and its location.
Registration / Serial:CF-NUY
Aircraft Version:Beech C-45H Expeditor
C/n (msn):AF-489
City / Airport:Lynn Lake (CYYL / YYL)Map
Region / Country:Manitoba, Canada
Photo Date:November 1963 to December 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
City / Airport:Lynn Lake (CYYL / YYL)Map
Region / Country:Manitoba, Canada
Photo Date:November 1963 to December 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:433185Submit Correction
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This Expeditor was used in mineral surveys by Sherritt-Gordon Gold Mines Ltd in Northern Manitoba. It had nine pods fitted to it for a magnetometer cable loop. John Caswell flew it and he shared this photo with me several years ago. He is the man on the right. Sadly, John passed away in Dec 2021. My thanks to Tim Martin for providing information relating to this aircraft and its location.
Registration / Serial:CF-NUY
Aircraft Version:Beech C-45H Expeditor
C/n (msn):AF-489
City / Airport:Lynn Lake (CYYL / YYL)Map
Region / Country:Manitoba, Canada
Photo Date:November 1963 to December 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FHZ
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):66
Display Paint:Yukon Wings
City / Seaplane Base:Whitehorse - Seaplane (CEZ5)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:8 April 2005
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:408598Submit Correction
View count: 109
Photo taken by Margaret Olafson. The Beaver was parked for the winter at Schwatka Lake, Whitehorse.
Registration / Serial:CF-FHZ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
C/n (msn):66
Display Paint:Yukon Wings
City / Seaplane Base:Whitehorse - Seaplane (CEZ5)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:8 April 2005
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FHZ
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):66
Display Paint:Yukon Wings
City / Seaplane Base:Whitehorse - Seaplane (CEZ5)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:8 April 2005
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:408598Submit Correction
View count: 109
Photo taken by Margaret Olafson. The Beaver was parked for the winter at Schwatka Lake, Whitehorse.
Registration / Serial:CF-FHZ
Aircraft Version:De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver Mk1
C/n (msn):66
Display Paint:Yukon Wings
City / Seaplane Base:Whitehorse - Seaplane (CEZ5)Map
Region / Country:Yukon, Canada
Photo Date:8 April 2005
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GHLZ
Fleet number:45
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B/AT
C/n (msn):45478 / 962
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1995 to 2 July 1996
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:377613Submit Correction
View count: 145
After a long career with Conair the aircraft ended up with Everts Alaska as N444CE
Registration / Serial:C-GHLZ
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B/AT
C/n (msn):45478 / 962
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1995 to 2 July 1996
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GHLZ
Fleet number:45
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-6
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-6 (C-118/R6D/Liftmaster)
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B/AT
C/n (msn):45478 / 962
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1995 to 2 July 1996
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:377613Submit Correction
View count: 145
After a long career with Conair the aircraft ended up with Everts Alaska as N444CE
Registration / Serial:C-GHLZ
Aircraft Version:Douglas DC-6B/AT
C/n (msn):45478 / 962
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1995 to 2 July 1996
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FMSB
Fleet number:25
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-26/AT Invader
C/n (msn):28719
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 June 1985 to 28 June 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:346742Submit Correction
View count: 195
Sitting on the ramp with sister ship C-FBMR tanker 21
Registration / Serial:C-FMSB
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-26/AT Invader
C/n (msn):28719
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 June 1985 to 28 June 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FMSB
Fleet number:25
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-26/AT Invader
C/n (msn):28719
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 June 1985 to 28 June 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:346742Submit Correction
View count: 195
Sitting on the ramp with sister ship C-FBMR tanker 21
Registration / Serial:C-FMSB
Aircraft Version:Douglas B-26/AT Invader
C/n (msn):28719
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 June 1985 to 28 June 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GHLI
Fleet number:29
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):44-34423
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:5 July 1985 to 31 July 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:346733Submit Correction
View count: 193
Sitting on the Kamloops ramp with sister ship C-GHCE Tanker 30
Registration / Serial:C-GHLI
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):44-34423
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:5 July 1985 to 31 July 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GHLI
Fleet number:29
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):44-34423
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:5 July 1985 to 31 July 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:346733Submit Correction
View count: 193
Sitting on the Kamloops ramp with sister ship C-GHCE Tanker 30
Registration / Serial:C-GHLI
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):44-34423
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:5 July 1985 to 31 July 1985
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GOKR
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 204
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft Version:Bell 205A-1
C/n (msn):30231
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1978 to 1 June 1979
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:340472Submit Correction
View count: 185
Seen departing Smithers with its non-collapsible retardant bucket. Registration was cancelled in 1984 and its present location is not known.
Registration / Serial:C-GOKR
Aircraft Version:Bell 205A-1
C/n (msn):30231
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1978 to 1 June 1979
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-GOKR
Aircraft Original Type:Bell 204
Aircraft Generic Type:Bell 204/205/210 (H-1/40 Iroquois)
Aircraft Version:Bell 205A-1
C/n (msn):30231
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1978 to 1 June 1979
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:340472Submit Correction
View count: 185
Seen departing Smithers with its non-collapsible retardant bucket. Registration was cancelled in 1984 and its present location is not known.
Registration / Serial:C-GOKR
Aircraft Version:Bell 205A-1
C/n (msn):30231
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1978 to 1 June 1979
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:N48129
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):2141
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 March 1962 to 1 March 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:340108Submit Correction
View count: 158
This PBY operated as a fire bomber in 1962. Later it became N101CS with the Cousteau Society Inc in Los Angeles. In June 1979 it crashed and broke up during a high speed run on the water piloted by Phillipe Cousteau who was at the controls. Unfortunately he did not survive.
Registration / Serial:N48129
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):2141
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 March 1962 to 1 March 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:N48129
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):2141
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 March 1962 to 1 March 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:340108Submit Correction
View count: 158
This PBY operated as a fire bomber in 1962. Later it became N101CS with the Cousteau Society Inc in Los Angeles. In June 1979 it crashed and broke up during a high speed run on the water piloted by Phillipe Cousteau who was at the controls. Unfortunately he did not survive.
Registration / Serial:N48129
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):2141
Location:Not known
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 March 1962 to 1 March 1963
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FAGO
Other Marks:26
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):28735
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1972 to 1 June 1973
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:323716Submit Correction
View count: 186
A World War II veteran, this Invader served in Italy and later in Japan and Korea. In 1983 it went to Air Spray in Alberta and after retirement it was sold to a buyer in the USA and is registered at N56256
Registration / Serial:C-FAGO
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):28735
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1972 to 1 June 1973
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:C-FAGO
Other Marks:26
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):28735
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1972 to 1 June 1973
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:323716Submit Correction
View count: 186
A World War II veteran, this Invader served in Italy and later in Japan and Korea. In 1983 it went to Air Spray in Alberta and after retirement it was sold to a buyer in the USA and is registered at N56256
Registration / Serial:C-FAGO
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26C Invader
C/n (msn):28735
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 June 1972 to 1 June 1973
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-LWB
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-58
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-58/H-34/Choctaw/Seahorse
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-58T
C/n (msn):58-530
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1971 to 1 July 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:322410Submit Correction
View count: 632
Seen at the British Columbia Forest Service air tanker base. This helicopter later became N863, then EC-CYJ and lastly N47B
Registration / Serial:CF-LWB
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-58T
C/n (msn):58-530
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1971 to 1 July 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-LWB
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-58
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-58/H-34/Choctaw/Seahorse
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-58T
C/n (msn):58-530
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1971 to 1 July 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:322410Submit Correction
View count: 632
Seen at the British Columbia Forest Service air tanker base. This helicopter later became N863, then EC-CYJ and lastly N47B
Registration / Serial:CF-LWB
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky S-58T
C/n (msn):58-530
Operator Titles:Okanagan Helicopters
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1971 to 1 July 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-MQW
Fleet number:8
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
C/n (msn):826-8013
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:31 May 1972 to 31 August 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:317576Submit Correction
View count: 266
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
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:31 May 1972 to 31 August 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-MQW
Fleet number:8
Aircraft Original Type:Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Aircraft Generic Type:Lockheed P-2 Neptune
Aircraft Version:Lockheed P2V-7 Neptune
C/n (msn):826-8013
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:31 May 1972 to 31 August 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:317576Submit Correction
View count: 266
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
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:31 May 1972 to 31 August 1972
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-NTL
Fleet number:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-5AMC Canso A
C/n (msn):CV-383
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:21 May 1977 to 27 May 1978
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:312019Submit Correction
View count: 331
Built by Canadian Vickers, this PBY crashed while fighting fire at Snow Lake, Manitoba in 1978 and was destroyed with two fatalities. It apparently nose dived into the ground likely from fuel starvation to one of the engines.
Registration / Serial:CF-NTL
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-5AMC Canso A
C/n (msn):CV-383
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:21 May 1977 to 27 May 1978
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-NTL
Fleet number:1
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-5AMC Canso A
C/n (msn):CV-383
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:21 May 1977 to 27 May 1978
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:312019Submit Correction
View count: 331
Built by Canadian Vickers, this PBY crashed while fighting fire at Snow Lake, Manitoba in 1978 and was destroyed with two fatalities. It apparently nose dived into the ground likely from fuel starvation to one of the engines.
Registration / Serial:CF-NTL
Aircraft Version:Consolidated 28-5AMC Canso A
C/n (msn):CV-383
Operator Titles:The Flying Fireman
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:21 May 1977 to 27 May 1978
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-MUD
Fleet number:612
Other Marks:12
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):2999
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:April 1965 to October 1965
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:301273Submit Correction
View count: 192
This Avenger served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1950 - 1960. Then it went to Skyway as a fire bomber and ag sprayer and then to Conair and eventually to Forest Protection Limited in New Brunswick until it was sold in 2002 to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in New Jersey.
Registration / Serial:CF-MUD
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):2999
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:April 1965 to October 1965
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-MUD
Fleet number:612
Other Marks:12
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):2999
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:April 1965 to October 1965
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:301273Submit Correction
View count: 192
This Avenger served with the Royal Canadian Navy from 1950 - 1960. Then it went to Skyway as a fire bomber and ag sprayer and then to Conair and eventually to Forest Protection Limited in New Brunswick until it was sold in 2002 to the Naval Air Station Wildwood Aviation Museum in New Jersey.
Registration / Serial:CF-MUD
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):2999
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Abbotsford (CYXX / YXX)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:April 1965 to October 1965
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCG
Fleet number:615
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
Licence-built by:General Motors
C/n (msn):2066
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:291101Submit Correction
View count: 522
This Avenger was constructed by Fairey Aviation in Canada and went to the Royal Canadian Navy as 69327 in 1950. In 1961 it worked with Skyway Air Service, and in 1969 it went to Conair until 1976 when it was damaged in an accident in New Brunswick. From there it found its way to the Imperial War Museum in England where it hangs from the ceiling representing an Avenger flown by George Bush during World War II.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCG
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
C/n (msn):2066
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCG
Fleet number:615
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
Licence-built by:General Motors
C/n (msn):2066
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:291101Submit Correction
View count: 522
This Avenger was constructed by Fairey Aviation in Canada and went to the Royal Canadian Navy as 69327 in 1950. In 1961 it worked with Skyway Air Service, and in 1969 it went to Conair until 1976 when it was damaged in an accident in New Brunswick. From there it found its way to the Imperial War Museum in England where it hangs from the ceiling representing an Avenger flown by George Bush during World War II.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCG
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3E Avenger
C/n (msn):2066
Operator Titles:Skyway Air Service
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:15 June 1961
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Fleet number: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
C/n (msn):3700
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:270083Submit Correction
View count: 212
Former Royal Canadian Navy, then Skyway, Conair, FPL and finally as N109K as a warbird.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger AS.3
C/n (msn):3700
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Fleet number: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
C/n (msn):3700
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:270083Submit Correction
View count: 212
Former Royal Canadian Navy, then Skyway, Conair, FPL and finally as N109K as a warbird.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCL
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger AS.3
C/n (msn):3700
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:N3202
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):013
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 August 1969 to 1 August 1970
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:268919Submit Correction
View count: 192
At the time, the PBY was leased by Universal Aircraft Leasing probably to Flying Fireman of Victoria, BC. Photo taken at the BC Forest Service Air Tanker Base in Smithers
Registration / Serial:N3202
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):013
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 August 1969 to 1 August 1970
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:N3202
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):013
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 August 1969 to 1 August 1970
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:268919Submit Correction
View count: 192
At the time, the PBY was leased by Universal Aircraft Leasing probably to Flying Fireman of Victoria, BC. Photo taken at the BC Forest Service Air Tanker Base in Smithers
Registration / Serial:N3202
Aircraft Version:Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina
C/n (msn):013
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 August 1969 to 1 August 1970
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FBV
Fleet number:23
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):27886
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 July 1972 to 7 August 1974
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:264517Submit Correction
View count: 151
This Invader was destroyed in a crash near Clinton, British Columbia on August 7, 1974
Registration / Serial:CF-FBV
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):27886
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 July 1972 to 7 August 1974
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-FBV
Fleet number:23
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A-26 Invader
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-26 Invader (B-26/JD)
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):27886
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 July 1972 to 7 August 1974
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:264517Submit Correction
View count: 151
This Invader was destroyed in a crash near Clinton, British Columbia on August 7, 1974
Registration / Serial:CF-FBV
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-26B Invader
C/n (msn):27886
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Prince George (CYXS / YXS)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:4 July 1972 to 7 August 1974
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-BCE
Aircraft Original Type:Beech 18
Aircraft Generic Type:Beech 18 (C-45)
Aircraft Version:Beech D18S
C/n (msn):A-638 / CA-38
Operator Titles:British Columbia Government
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1968 to 1 July 1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:262004Submit Correction
View count: 147
Seen while it was with the Provincial Government doing photo surveys and mapping. In 1971 it went to Northern Thunderbird Air in Prince George and is now N62936 located in Hemet, California. I flew in the Expeditor several times a long time ago.
Registration / Serial:CF-BCE
Aircraft Version:Beech D18S
C/n (msn):A-638 / CA-38
Operator Titles:British Columbia Government
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1968 to 1 July 1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-BCE
Aircraft Original Type:Beech 18
Aircraft Generic Type:Beech 18 (C-45)
Aircraft Version:Beech D18S
C/n (msn):A-638 / CA-38
Operator Titles:British Columbia Government
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1968 to 1 July 1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:262004Submit Correction
View count: 147
Seen while it was with the Provincial Government doing photo surveys and mapping. In 1971 it went to Northern Thunderbird Air in Prince George and is now N62936 located in Hemet, California. I flew in the Expeditor several times a long time ago.
Registration / Serial:CF-BCE
Aircraft Version:Beech D18S
C/n (msn):A-638 / CA-38
Operator Titles:British Columbia Government
City / Airport:Smithers (CYYD / YYD)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1968 to 1 July 1969
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCM
Fleet number:616
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):3482
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:260897Submit Correction
View count: 516
Tanker 16 in a group during fire action at Kamloops. This Avenger started its life with the US Navy in 1945 and later went to the Royal Canadian Navy. From there it spent many years in the fire fighting and ag spraying industry first with Skyway, then Conair from 1969 - 1977 and finally Forest Protection. The Avenger eventually went to the Tri-State Warbird Museum in 2004.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCM
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):3482
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Registration / Serial:CF-KCM
Fleet number:616
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman TBF/TBM Avenger (G-40)
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):3482
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact
Photo ID:260897Submit Correction
View count: 516
Tanker 16 in a group during fire action at Kamloops. This Avenger started its life with the US Navy in 1945 and later went to the Royal Canadian Navy. From there it spent many years in the fire fighting and ag spraying industry first with Skyway, then Conair from 1969 - 1977 and finally Forest Protection. The Avenger eventually went to the Tri-State Warbird Museum in 2004.
Registration / Serial:CF-KCM
Aircraft Version:Grumman TBM-3S Avenger
C/n (msn):3482
Operator Titles:Conair Aviation
City / Airport:Kamloops (CYKA / YKA)Map
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Photo Date:1 July 1975 to 1 July 1976
Photo from:John Olafson CollectionContact