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aka: Pat Bay
aka 2: The
Catalina Graveyard, in 1952
Patricia Bay extends east from Saanich Inlet
and forms part of the shoreline of North Saanich, BC
Pat Bay Air operates out of Patricia Bay ca 2012
I am sure other airlines do as well.
These photos show the recycling involved
in old plane parts, required to keep these old
planes flying for years past their regular life.
Grant Walker, and his brother Ayce, were involved,
in the removal of spare parts.
their father Bud, took the photos below.
Parts would have been used in Associated Air Taxi
and possibly other airline planes as well.
The factories the planes were made in,
were closed down years before.
Today airlines are searching for DC3 parts, etc.
Only way they can keep them flying, is old parts.
I'm sure each part is thoroughly checked before use today.
Back then makes you wonder!
Consolidated Canso A # 9705 on tail section.
Delivered to RCAF Sept 8, 1941
Flew with RCAF Squadron 116, and then 117.
Aug 2, 1946 went to War Assets for sale
Ended up in Catalina graveyard, Pat Bay
on this part of a Consolidated Catalina MKIIB
Plane flew with #9 RCAF Squadron out of Bella Bella.
on anti-submarine duty.
squadron disbanded Sept 1, 1944
Plane ended up at Pat Bay
Dozer pushing the Catalinas
click to enlarge thumbnails
taken July 1952 by Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
father of Grant Walker, CA, USA
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