World Air Photography Blogs

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The story about Air Canada Flight 174, the “Gimli Glider”

Gimli is well known to Manitobans for many things: it’s the distillery home of Crown Royal Whisky; the Icelandic Festival, “Islendingadagurinn”, held annually on the August long weekend and — for those old enough to remember, a cheap sparkling wine called Gimli Goose, popular in the 1970s (along with a menagerie of other brands such … Continue reading

Anson aircraft discovered 71 years after Disappearing

On October 30, 1942, five twin-engined Avro Anson L7056 navigation trainers of 32 Operational Training Unit took off from the Royal Canadian Air Force base at Patricia Bay (Victoria International Airport today) on southern Vancouver Island. Three of L7056’s crew were volunteer British airmen from the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve: observer Pilot Officer Charles … Continue reading

SAS (Scandinavian Airlines System) Disaster in Milan

In 2001 a McDonnell-Douglas MD-87 from SAS and a Cessna Citation CJ2 collided in thick fog at Milan’s Linate Airport. There were a total of 118 casualties. The Linate Airport disaster occurred on 8 October 2001 at Linate Airport in Milan, Italy, when Scandinavian Airlines Flight 686, a McDonnell Douglas MD-87 airliner carrying 110 people … Continue reading

The Crash of a KLM DC-3 at Kastrup/Copenhagen 1947

The 1947 KLM Douglas DC-3 Copenhagen accident was the crash of a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm on 26 January 1947. The accident occurred shortly after the Douglas DC-3 took off from Kastrup in Denmark. All 22 passengers and Crew are killed including Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (at the time … Continue reading

Air Tanker History in Canada, Part One

The first operational use of air tankers in Canada took place in Ontario in 1945 with a float equipped Noorduyn Norseman. While taxiing, the aircraft could scoop 55 Imp. gallons into each float and the pilot discharge the load over the fire. Because of the limited capacity, further development and use was curtailed. Throughout the … Continue reading

Hawaiian Mars, Waterbomber Action at Sproat Lake, BC

I knew there was something going on at Sproat Lake. Lots of chatter on the Internet about an upcoming flight of the Hawaii Mars, but no information about day/times of the actual flight. On Tuesday night Coulson Air Tankers posted this photo on their FB page showing both aircraft at anchor in the lake. A … Continue reading