Spirit of Harbour Grace
The C-47 Skytrain model was a modified version of the very successful and reliable DC-3, first flown in 1935. The United States Army Air Forces used it in North Africa in 1943-1945.
The DC-3 revolutionized passenger air travel and is universally recognized as one of the most significant aircraft ever made! Pilots of DC-3's - and aviation buffs worldwide comment, "The only replacement for a DC-3 is another DC-3."
Flying in Newfoundland and Labrador
This plane was modified as a passenger DC-3 in 1951 for a Canadian company. Roger W. Pike purchased the aircraft in 1977 and used CF-QBI to transport food products from Stephenville to
In 1983 Pike acquired Labrador Airways Limited and based CF-QBI in Goose Bay to transport mail and cargo. Pilots who flew CF-QBI many hours in our provincial skies included Captain Don Beavers.
www.flickr.com photo by Reinhard Zinabold
Photos below posted on Facebook by John Gilchrist, June 17, 2022