cherminator Posted January 2, 2010 Report Share Posted January 2, 2010 http://oldphotos.ca/archivos/displayLargeI...ageID=162764007 I thought you all would enjoy this cool photo of one of the first helicopters in British Columbia owned by Okanagan Air Services which would eventually become CHC, the largest helicopter company in the world (according to Wikipedia). The two guys in the photo are Carl Agar and Andy Duncan. "Commercial helicopter flying began in British Columbia in the summer of 1947. Three ex-RCAF officers, pilots Carl Agar and Barney Bent, and engineer Alf Stringer, were operating a fixed-wing charter company, Okanagan Air Services Ltd., out of Penticton. In July 1947 they raised enough money to purchase a Bell 47-B3 and pay for their flying and maintenance training. Okanagan Air Services moved to Vancouver in 1949, was renamed Okanagan Helicopters Ltd. and, by 1954, had become the largest commercial helicopter operator in the world." Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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