Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter Since 1995

Aviation Memorabilia Newsletter

Since 1995

Kamloops, B.C. Airport.

Neil Burton has sent us this information and these photos, taken by Alan Giolma -

This CPA B-737 is on approach to Fulton Field, Kamloops with Mt. Paul & Mt. Peter under the aircraft.

Both photos would have been taken in winter 1968/1969 by Alan Giolma

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CPA B-737 aircraft on the Kamloops Fulton Field apron.
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This photo, also by Alan Giolma, was taken in August 1967 (Centennial Year) of a Nordair L-1049H Super Constellation on Fulton Field airport, Kamloops, B.C.

Alan thought the aircraft brought a band or choir to Kamloops, but I so far have not located any information of any special concert.

(Editor Note: Do any former Nordair flight crew remember a journey out west in Centennial year? Unfortunately there is no registration visible).

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Some more photos from early days at Kamloops airport.

Aircraft positioned in front of the first passenger hangar building on Kamloops Municipal Airport on August 5, 1939 (Official Opening of airport) is registration NC 17074 Beechcraft C17B, C/N 132 Operator: Mamer-Schreck Air Transport, Spokane, Washington.

Aircraft was piloted by Roy Schreck arriving from Spokane in just over 1 1/2 hours.

The aircraft left for Spokane, just after 4 p.m. as it was to fly over Spokane, at 7 p.m. to do meteorological readings.

Pilot Schreck expected to make the return to Spokane in 1 hour and 20 minutes. This photo is from a panoramic photo of the 1939 official opening of Kamloops Municipal airport on August 5, 1939 at the south side of that airport.

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This photo was probably taken in 1947 and shows the original 1939 hangar relocated to the entrance area of Fulton Field airport.
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From the "PWA Flightlines" issue July 1985. Kamloops official opening.

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Terminal Managers