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on ANY, and ALL of my Pages,
Including Text and Pictures,
May be made, without the express Written Permission
Web Editor, Doug Gent
Want to add a link to my
for the only Authorized Picture Link allowed.
All Pictures on all my web pages, are now Visibly Watermarked,
All my pages are now Right Click, (copy and paste), disabled.
I ask everyone that enjoys free history sites,
to start policing Copyright Violations.
If we don't stop this, no one will donate pictures to me, or anyone,
and we all loose.
If you see one of my Pictures on Facebook, Blog, etc.
tell them to remove it.
I have now added Facebook "Like"
and "Share" buttons
at the bottom of the page, so please use them.
The Coast of BC had been served by Ferries,
Steam Boats, River Boats, etc., for decades,
But after the War, in the 1940's-50's,
The Airplane era entered the picture big time.
There were some smaller operators before this time,
but with all the ex RCAF guys around,
they all wanted to keep flying.
Some started their own Companies,
Some others, flew for their friends Company.
RCAF was, and still is, a big time provider of pilots,
and a whole slew of the planes as well.
Some of these pages were created from Photos,
and Information from Mr. Grant Walker,
the son of the Photographer,
T. R. "Bud" Walker.
With Grant's photos and stories,
this got me started on the project.
With research from various Web Pages,
Books, Old Newspapers, etc.,
I've tried to compile some of the history,
of only a small handful of Companies,
and areas of that time.
additions are always welcome.
Full credit of contributors is always given.
Please note- All the Photos are Copyright
and permission to use them must be acquired
from the contributor.
Contact Web Editor for info.
Most photos are thumbnails
click on the picture to enlarge in a new window.
Use your back button to return here.
same for the External links.
Use your back button!
Some info I already had online prior to this.
From my Kemano page
Info on CF-GPO and CF-OBM,
2 Pacific Western Airlines (PWA)
Airlines, (QCA) Canso PBY, CF-FOQ,
BC Airlines, CF-FJG, s/n 825, also N6572K, N209B
which was a RC-3 Republic Aviation Corporation Seabee
BC Airlines was taken over in 1969 by PWA
PWA bought Queen Charlotte Airlines Ltd,
founded by Jim Spilsbury, which operated from 1943-1955.
It was the 3rd largest airline in Canada in 1955.
Taxi was also bought by
Central BC Airways Ltd.
founded and owned by Russ Baker.
1953 this became Pacific Western Airlines, PWA
Grant Walker as a young boy
Bud Walker and Associated Air Taxi's Goose
Grant Walker sent me photos from his father,
Thomas Raymond Walker's collection,
that encouraged me to build these pages.
I have had other pictures and info sent to me,
and add names of contributors to each photo sent.
Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
Since Bud's pictures, I have expanded the site
with other researched material
Please enjoy all the old Photos and Stories,
Use the Airplane Icons below
to view all the pages in this compilation.
Note- Right Forward Airplane will take you
through all the pages in the index,
except the individual Pilots / Owners Bio Section,
Since some of these guys
were involved in many companies.
If by any chance these photos are copyright,
and you want them removed from this site,
please contact me ASAP.
I do not purposely use copyright photos.