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The best I can find is that Kenn Borek bought Kenting for its northern operation (formerly Atlas Aviation), primarily with DC-3s in the mid-1970s. That's where dhc#'s DC-3 crash comes into play. Kenting used to have all sorts of survey airplanes (Canso, Navajo, Islander, etc.) doing survey under the Kenting Earth Sciences title. That name seems to have continued into the mid-1980s.
Can anyone shed light on what happened to them corporately?
Kenting and/or Kenting Atlas had a few DC-3 accidents in the 1970’s:dhc# wrote: ↑Wed Sep 05, 2018 8:53 amI think there is a Kenting DC 3 parked out on the tundra about 40-50 miles NE of YFB, I heard the story was that it crashed landed after running out of fuel on the way down from Clyde River(?) around 1974-75 (nobody got hurt). You might want to track down any older Borek or First Air pilots who might remember when Kenting was operating.
1) CF-OOV, either Feb 12 or Apr 10, 1973. Date is unclear in my information. Location
N63/45 W68/33. Captain A.M
2) CF-OOY, Nov 3, 1975. 40 n of YFB at N64/25 W68/21. 23 passengers on board.
3) CF-OOX, Nov 29, 1975, Igloolik
4) CF-DXO, May 22, 1976, Amundsen Ringess Island. Captain C.S
I do not know anything about the business activities, mergers, buy outs, etc.
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Same company as Kenting High Tower? Had a friend who was a derrick hand there in the early 90's.Otterkoch wrote: ↑Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:26 pmKenting Big Indian was a drilling company which owned Kenting. Aviation. Oil patch slowdown in the 80s caused the drilling company to sell its aviation division to borek as I understand. I flew dhc-6 KBI at borek. I always thought the registration was a Ken borek thing but it represented the drilling company but mike brown later clarified it was the drilling company that it was registered by.
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I believe the Merlin that you are referring to came from a Spartan Mosquito CF-HMR. Landed near Pelly Lake NWT July 10, 1956 after a prop runaway. Pilot Al MacNutt. There is a great write up on the event on Aviation Safety Netwotk.dhc# wrote: ↑Sat Sep 08, 2018 1:49 pmWas it Kenting or ? that used Mosquito's for photo survey's across the north in the late 40's early 50's...as I recall back in the summer of 96 hauling pallets of what I thought was junk out of YRT ,until I had a closer look and realized there was a Merlin engine among the junk....all pieces of a Mosquito survey plane I was told...