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RCAF Vampire

RCAF Vampires
DND photos

Conair Firecat

Conair fire birds
by Doyle Buehler


Neil Macdougall collection

Pelican Lake ice runway

Ice pilots
by Rich Hulina

Martin Mars

Martin Mars
flying tanker


Bill Carter
by David Blais

ATR42-300 C-FIQU at Hay River, Northwest Territories, June 2002. Passengers are boarding for the short, 30-minute flight back to Yellowknife. First Air’s introduction of the ATR in 2001 marked the beginning of the end for the company’s venerable Hawker 748s on routes to outlying communities spread throughout Nunavut and the Northwest Territories.

Hawker swan song
by Dirk Septer

18450 of 409 Squadron at the Weapons Practice Unit, Cold Lake, May 1957. (R. Dickner)

RCAF CF-100s
in colour


Stampe SV.4B
by Eric Dumigan

Air Tindi’s Turbo Otter climbs onto the step on Yellowknife’s East Bay, en route to one of several exploration camps the carrier supports. Tindi has one of the most varied fleets of aircraft you’ll find anywhere. (All photos in this gallery, fall 2001)

Northern operators
by Garth Eichel

Cessna L-19 Bird Dog C-GZVE

Cessna Bird Dog
by Rich Hulina


“Flying Banana”

Colonial Skimmer

Colonial Skimmer
by Barry Hinderks

Coastal Pacific Grumman Goose

Grumman Goose
by Dirk Septer


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