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ATA – something’s missing

  

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ATA – through the chain link fence

It has been a while since I posted an aviation pic, but I had occasion to drive past the Viking Air building and took their snap through the chain link fence. Boy, sure looks like mid August rather than the beginning of July.

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ATA – Early summer Beaver report

North Island correspondent Phil Z. sent some pics of Campbell River Beavers with focus on cabin windows.

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Uodate: Phil writes that this is a turbo V8 engine in Beaver pictured above. More info here

http://www.sealandaviation.com/blog-entry/first-trace-beaver-flight-floats

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Foggy morning in February

ther’s a company near Sidney that builds fairly large industrial mechanisms, pulp mill and coal conveyor parts for example. They ship the parts out on barges that come in on high tide at Patricia Bay. The parts are transported across the peninsula via the airport’ at night of course. One morning a I took this picture, you can see the conveyor heads at the dock. The water is so still.

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ATA – Beaver crossing

Been quite some times since I have posted a plane pic here. I dunno why. But I couldn’t help but get one while driving near my house today. Beaver about to cross the road.

 

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Around another Airport – vintage Beaver edition

My northern correspondent (Phil Z.) sent me this today.
Vintagebeaver   “Walking the Campbell River Spit this afternoon gave up this photo op. The
1950’s Chevy Coupe is actually older than the Beaver by a few
years.. C-FCDT Serial# 390 delivered, 1952 to the US AirForce”

Edit: So can anyone nail the age of the Chevy? Could it be, judging by the pics in the brochures here,a Styleline Coupe, ’49-’52?

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AAA – around another airport – Campbell River reports

Over the summer Phil Z., my man in Campbell River, has been sending some plane pics in…

Gull on turbo Otter.

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Engine cowling off turbo Otter.

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“A few interesting developments at the Sealand Aviation skunkworks out on the CR Spit.Surrounded by tourists, Tyee fishers and 100’s of Canada Geese; no one expects cutting edge experimental work on the DeHavilland Beaver Aircraft..”


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“flight consisted of ground loops (actually water loops cuz of the floats) The mechanic felt they should have the looping problem solved soon. The radial engine tractor-power remains top-secret-crypto. No info available, even at the pub.”

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