British Columbia, Canada
 Aircraft Companies,
 and Airplanes
ca: 1920's to 2012

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Airline Companies
Queen Charlotte Airlines
Associated Air Taxi
Conair Aviation Ltd.
BC Air Lines Ltd.

BC Airways Ltd.
Pacific Western Airlines Ltd.
Trans Provincial Airlines Ltd.

Western Straits Air
Westinghouse Airways
Air Caledonia
Canadian Pacific Airlines
Pacific Airways Ltd.

Helicopter Companies
Okanagan Helicopters Ltd.

Transwest Helicopters (1965) Ltd.
Vancouver Island Helicopters
Northern Mountain Helicopters
Quantum Helicopters Ltd.

Aircraft Repair Shops
Associated Aero Services

Aircraft Sales Company
Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Airport-Seaplane Bases
Patricia Bay, Catalina Graveyard

Sea Island

Pilots - Owners Bios
Herman Joseph "Slim" Knights
Robert Benjamin "Bob" Gayer
Arthur John "Jack" Moul
Ashton James Ward "Jim" Spilsbury
Ronald F. "Ron" Connelly
Leslie George "Les" Kerr
Francis Russell "Russ" Baker
John Francis "Jack" McMahon
Edward Percy Hector Wells
William Frederick "Bill" Waddington

BA Concord and RAF Red Arrows
May 1985, taken from QE II

Bristol Type 170 Freighter
First Around the World Flight

Corporate Jets
BC Tel-Telus

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Bristol Type 170 Freighter

Rear view of Hawkair's Bristol Type 170 Freighter
 in front of their hangar, at the Terrace Airport.
Corporate Lear Jet on left.

Photo courtesy Ron Anderson, Terrace BC

Trans-Provincial operated C-FTPA, a 170, Freighter, MK31A
later operated by Hawkair,
and it crashed in 1997 at Bronson Creek. 

I don't think this is that one, but could be last one they operated.
It was parked in 1999.
I know they sold one to the Reynolds -Alberta Aviation Museum in Wetaskiwin.
It was for sale on Ebay for $125,000.00.  It last flew Sept 6, 2004.
C-GYQS, Bristol, 170, Freighter, MK31M, c/n 13060, built in 1952.

These planes had the Clam shell Doors on the front,
and could carry huge loads, at extremely slow speeds.
Watched this one fly over Terrace many times,
Could hear the roar of the engines,
and seemed to take forever to go over the City.
Imagine the fuel and oil these used during flight,
was on the extreme side.

It hauled Mining Equipment and supplies north of Terrace. 

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