Buffalo Airways at work #2.
C-FLFR. This DC-3 has been manufactured in 1944 at the Oklahoma City plant as a C-47A Skytrain for the USAAF. During the war she serviced the RAF and later the RCAF as KG563. After retirement from the military, she was sold on the civilian market. During the 70’s until the mid- 90’s she saw service with St. Felicien Air Services Ltd., Survair Ltd, Bradley Air Services and Northern Air Services Ltd. In 1995 she was bought by Buffalo Airways.
Following her RCAF service, C-FLFR had flown briefly for St. Felicien Air Service Ltd.
C-FLFR at rest at Yellowknife and is crying out for some cosmetic attentions.
C-FLFR formerly flew with the RAF and RCAF as KG563.
Buffalo Airways DC-3, C-FLFR. Despite her age, this plane continue to soldier on.
During the second world war, Royal Air Force crew occupied these seats. Now 80 years later, the air crew of Buffalo Airways of Yellowknife, NWT, commands this DC-3 on its cargo runs.
Her switches and controls, worn smooth by the touch of a thousand hands.
Framed by C-FLFR, Big Brother C-FAVO, is leaving for the MacKenzie Valley run.
C-FLFR briefly flew with Bradley Air Service during during due 80's.
C-GJKB. This frame has been built in 1942 for the RCAF. When her military career was over, her civilian life started as N103BF with Basler Flight Service Inc. who converted her to a Turbo-Dak in 1992. Six years later she was sold to Force Aerienne de la Republique du Mali where she wore the marks TZ-391. After her military career in Mali was over in 2008 she was exported to USA and worked a couple of months for Oiland LLC. Before being acquired by Kenn Borek.
This Turbo-Dak had previously served with the Mali Air Force for many years as TZ-391.
Buffalo's bustling operations room.
C-GJKB was planned for a return flight to Resolute Bay on July 6, 2023.
'JKB' is one of many Turbo Daks in service with Kenn Borek Air.
Meticulous maintenance keeps them flying.
Seen resting, in the crisp June air, is this Kenn Borek Air Turbo DC-3, C-GJKB, awaiting its next mission.
A well-tuned rumble!
This well-travelled old freighter is arriving back at her Willow Run base
Willow Run is situated just outside of Detroit City and in the heart of the Big Three automobile manufacturers
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