British Columbia, Canada
 Aircraft Companies,
 and Airplanes
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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Western Straits Air

Charter Aircraft Company

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Owned by Gynn Bay Logging Ltd. of Campbell River.
License cancelled in 1996, due to insurance problems.

Owned by Ames Management Group, in 1995
a local resource group in Campbell River
that also employed the crew.

Planes they operated
C-FHGX, de Havilland DHC-2 MK I
C-FRJG, de Havilland DHC-2, MK 1
C-GPVB de Havilland DHC-2, MK I
C-FSVP, de Havilland DHC-3
C-FXUY, de Havilland DHC-3
C-FMPY, De Havilland, DHC-3
C-FEBX, de Havilland DHC-3, see below.
C-GBQJ, Cessna A185F
C-GJXQ Cessan 180J
C-FBIY, Cessna 180H

C-FEWP, Cessna U206D,
 last plane registration cancelled Aug 9, 2005

c/n 38
de Havilland Canada, DHC-3 Turbo Otter
1 Pratt & Whitney PT6A-135A
Photo from Brooke Hodson

C-FEBX crashed Sept 27, 1995
Killed the Pilot, and 7 passengers, out of 9.
Plane written off.
Crashed 13 km NW, on approach to Campbell River Airport,
Flying from Triumph Bay.
Plane originated as a charter in Kitimat.
Some of the passengers were loggers
going home for the weekend.
This plane first flew Apr 5, 1954.

2 survivors-
Charlotte Pfister, Camp Cook
and Len Brown.

Veteran Pilot- Dan White, age 37

Miles Roseborough was Company spokesman
at the time of the accident.

This plane was once owned by the RCMP, as CF-MPK
then became CF-EBX, before C-FEBX.

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