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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Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Located at Vancouver South Terminal

Later Company Name changed to
Western Air Motive Charter and Maintenance Co.

Company started by John Francis "Jack" McMahon ca 1952

Jack McMahon

Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Authorized Agent for Cessna Aircraft,
built in Wichita Kansas

and later the Mooney Aircraft,
built in Kerrville Texas

Jack's children, Louise and Denny
in front of Jack's white convertible
all in front of his business
Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Another view of
Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

In the 1950's Jack McMahon made trips to Wichita Kansas
where the Cessna factory was located.
He sold Cessna until the late 1950's
until he also became interested in the Mooney Aircraft,
made in Kerrville Texas.

He sold Western Air Motive Charter in 1963

Info and pictures from Jack's son
Denis "Denny" J. McMahon

1956 This Company reported a total volume of 40 aircraft,
worth $400,000.00

Main competitor was Pacific Wings Ltd.
started by Ed and Rose Zalesky in 1953,
who were the Piper Aircraft Agent in BC,
Their volume in 1956 was 30 sales for a total of $300,000.00.
Pacific Wings Ltd, was changed to Staron Flight Ltd. by 1964

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