It was so cold that the engines put off contrails on landing at sea level .. filmed in Yellowknife in mid-winter, 1994. Filmed insidefrom the NWT Air board room windows, so that's why I dubbed in replacement audio.
NWT Air Boeing 737-248C C-FNVT was filmed over Yellowknife from Buffalo Airways' Piper Navajo flown by Marc Mazdak, and it sounds like Joe McBryan's son Mickey was along with us helping out. This Boeing had been recently acquired from Aer Lingus, and was conducting initial rides for pilots, so we took advantage of the opportunity to do some air-to-air photo work. I also had my Hi-8 video camera with me and shot this very poor quality footage. Better than nothing I suppose.
On February 1, 1991, Yellowkife-based Air Canada Connector NWT Air operated Canada’s last passenger Lockheed L188 Electra scheduled service. Combi Electra C-FIJV operated the Yellowknife-Coppermine-Cambride-Coppermine-Yellowknife routing under the command of Captain John Sorenson and his crew. In this program, Henry Tenby takes us aboard the second to last final day of scheduled passenger Lockheed Electra services in Canada (January 30, 1991), also under the command of Captain John Sorenson. It was a typical arctic winter day. Mostly clear, with bitterly cold temperatures hovering at the minus 35 degrees C mark across the arctic. This trip is forever preserved in the NWT Air Electra DVD by AirlineHobby.com DVDs.
NWT Air Lockheed Hercules C-GHPW DVD
In the Fall of 1993, an isolated gravel airstrip 160 air miles north of Yellowknife named Salamida was the scene of a massive, two million pound airlift. This set Canada’s Northwest Territories on course to becoming a major world producer of diamonds.
At the time, aviation videographer Henry Tenby was employed by NWT Air, and he video documented the Salamida airlift activities of the company’s Lockheed L100-30 Hercules C-GHPW. The Herc was tasked with hauling heavy, over-sized mining equipment between Yellowknife and Salamida in support of the nearby Koala mine site in an airlift operation which spanned several months.
This DVD features fabulous Herc flightdeck footage, and plenty of gravel strip landing, taxi, unloading, and take-off Herc action, all filmed runway-side on location at Salamida. There’s also footage of the Twin Otters and DC-4 aircraft that served in this airlift, as well as an exclusive air-to-air photo session with the Herc, and a special air-to-air on Helifor’s Chinook to the Koala mine site.
A special thanks goes out to NWT Air’s Herc crew for making this unique and historic DVD possible. Herc fans will love this DVD.