Flagship Detroit Foundation's American Airlines DC-3 NC17334 visited Vancouver International Airport YVR on September 14, 2007. Aviation videographer Henry Tenby extensively filmed the DC-3 (exterior, cockpit and cabin) and the 60 minute DVD is now available for sale from www.airlinehobby.com DVDs. Enjoy the preview.
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Picking up from where the part I DVD left off, in 1994, Paul Hakwins and his colleagues took over the Terrace-based Bristol Freighter operation from their defunct employer, Trans-Provincial Airlines.
The majority Hawkair’s work involved hauling between Bronson Creek’s gravel airstrip and Wrangell in support of the Snipe Mine.
In addition to Bronson Creek action, this DVD also includes very interesting footage from the Mule Creek job during the summer of 1995, Bristol Freighter TPA’s performance at the 1995 Terrace airshow, and Bristol Freighter DFC’s UK performance at Heathrow’s 50th anniversary flypast.
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From 1989 until 1999, the wilds of Northwestern British Columbia was the setting for the worlds last working Bristol Freighter operation. Bristol Freighter Engineer Paul Hawkins had the good fortune of being able to extensively film Bristol Freighters C-FDFC and C-FTPA on the job with Terrace based Trans-Provincial Airlines.
In this DVD, we get a first hand look at the rigours of working the fifty year old Bristols between their Bronson Creek base camp and Wrangell in harsh winter conditions that often defied man, muscle and machine.
A group of aviation enthusiasts and Air Events rented Ilyushin Il-18D ER-ICB of Grixono / Tandem Aero for pleasure flights Chisinau-Baltsy and return. This clip features shots of take offs, cruise, low passes and landings from inside the cabin, taxiing and a low pass while it did a demostrationflight and cabin and cockpit shots. Note the fast second flight, heavy banking and the low passes a few meters over the ground. Great footage. Videographer not known, unfortunately.
You can now order Ice Pilots NWT Season One, an amazing 3 DVD set:
In this amazing TV series not only do we get to experience classic propliners up close and personal earning their keep in some of the harshest conditions on the planet, we also get to meet the amazing people that make it all happen. The Buffalo family includes Joe McBryan and son Mickey, Chief Pilot Arnie Schroeder, Kelly the Cargo Manager, Maintenance Director Rod McBryan, Chief Engineer Chuck Adams, plus a whole host of other interesting employees that keep the props turning at Buffalo Airways.
It goes without saying that this amazing DVD set is without question must-have viewing material for all red-blooded propliner enthusiasts. The DVD set is presented in region-free NTSC format which will play on most worldwide DVD players.