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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Patricia Bay

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 planes
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!

in the distance hangars at the airport can be seen

Grant's mother and childrenAyce and Grant Walker

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

FP 293
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 above

Pictures above
taken July 1952 by Thomas Raymond "Bud" Walker
father of Grant Walker, CA, USA

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