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Re: Barkley-Grow

#126 Post by Ricktye » Tue Oct 04, 2016 1:58 pm

Now there's a name I haven't heard since the 70's..... Howard Hawley aka Huff 'n Puff. Last time I saw him was at Lambs on -3's.
Antique Pilot wrote:Great old pics of BMW. Do you have any info on the pics other than the pilot Tom Laurie?

BMW was written off while landing on skis at Bigstone Lake MB on March 12, 1965. On short final the left hand flap popped up. The aircraft rolled to the left and struck the ice in a left wing low nose down attitude. Pilot Howard Hawley was seriously injured.

Useable parts and pieces were recovered and taken to Northland's base at Netley MB.

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#127 Post by fleetcanuck » Tue Oct 04, 2016 3:28 pm

Thanks AP. I was very fortunate to be her son! If I find more details of the flight, I will post them.

It looks like they did not shut down for passenger loading. Safety, comfort, schedule.....hmmmm, priorities! They were different times indeed.
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#128 Post by Old Dog Flying » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:44 pm

Here's one for the books..taken some time in 1957 at Edmonton Muni. Very old slides do not copy very well.

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#129 Post by Old Dog Flying » Tue Oct 04, 2016 6:48 pm

Or maybe this,,,Spartan's P-38 Lightning taken at Greenwood, NS in 1955

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Spartan had a couple of Wooden Wonders at Edmonton Muni about 1958

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#130 Post by '97 Tercel » Tue Oct 04, 2016 8:31 pm

Cool pics...lot of great history at Blatchford Field
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#131 Post by 206ranger » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:24 pm

Thank you for the great photos of the Spartan aircraft.
My farthers first job coming from the Coal Branch was working on these aircraft and others of Spartans until he transfered to the Helicopter
division which he stayed with to the Kenting days.
He talked many times of his days of Spartan's P38, Mosy, Lancaster and Ansens,
Lots of raw fingers sanding on wood repairs.
Sadly he passed in March he would of loved to see those slides.
do you have any more of Spartans a/c?
Sorry for the drift on the Barkley,
I played as a kid in the Barkley and the other old A/C hanging around when I was a hangar rat.
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#132 Post by arrrthur » Tue Oct 04, 2016 9:47 pm

Very old slides do not copy very well.

Barney

Don't give up on those old slides yet Barney, a little post processing can sometimes do wonders - lo and behold, the hangar doors are actually green...
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#133 Post by topsham » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:36 am

Trying to track down user 'Dibbley' to seek permission from him to publish one of his photos of Barkley-Grow CF-BTX behind Coulson's hangar at Port Alberni in the 1990s for an upcoming article in Propliner magazine. I was in touch with Jaeson Cardiff of the splendid Barkley-Grow Facebook page who recommended this site. Dibbley doesn't seem to have been active on the forums since 2014, but hope someone may know how to contact him. Many thanks!
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#134 Post by Siddley Hawker » Tue Nov 22, 2016 8:34 pm

Off topic, but if anyone is interested in the story of Spartan Air Services there's a book on the subject. Spartan, Seven Letters That Spanned The Globe, by Norm Avery. The book is seven years old, so it may be out of print. Larry Milberry at CanAv Books could probably rustle up a copy or two.
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#135 Post by Dibbley » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:57 pm

topsham wrote:Trying to track down user 'Dibbley' to seek permission from him to publish one of his photos of Barkley-Grow CF-BTX behind Coulson's hangar at Port Alberni in the 1990s for an upcoming article in Propliner magazine. I was in touch with Jaeson Cardiff of the splendid Barkley-Grow Facebook page who recommended this site. Dibbley doesn't seem to have been active on the forums since 2014, but hope someone may know how to contact him. Many thanks!
You have my permission to use those pictures for that purpose.
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#136 Post by topsham » Sat Dec 10, 2016 4:50 am

Thank you Dibbley for granting permission to publish the photo at Coulson's!
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#137 Post by beech 18 » Mon Feb 27, 2017 9:42 am

Feb 27, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BMW and a Norseman.

Found on the internet.
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#138 Post by beech 18 » Mon Mar 13, 2017 9:35 am

March 13, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BMW at Fort Nelson September 1941.
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#139 Post by Blakey » Sat Apr 01, 2017 5:02 pm

Video of it flying on floats. Starts at 18:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEobHZO ... e=youtu.be
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#140 Post by beech 18 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:01 am

April 5, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BLV
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#141 Post by Canuck Plumber » Fri Apr 07, 2017 12:06 am

Always great to poke my head back in here after a while. Glad to see folks still contributing.

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#142 Post by bobo » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:17 am

The video that Blakey posted earlier with the Barkley Grow on floats being identified by the narrator, is actually a beech 18. The Barkley Grow rudders have a fin sticking out of them horizontally and the beech has no fin sticking out of the rudder. Also the shape of the nose is different along with the shape of the nacelles.
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#143 Post by Antique Pilot » Fri Apr 07, 2017 7:27 am

bobo wrote:The video that Blakey posted earlier with the Barkley Grow on floats being identified by the narrator, is actually a beech 18. The Barkley Grow rudders have a fin sticking out of them horizontally and the beech has no fin sticking out of the rudder. Also the shape of the nose is different along with the shape of the nacelles.
Good catch. Poster "Beech 18" pointed that out to me in a PM.

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#144 Post by beech 18 » Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:30 am

Aug 28, 2017

Barkley Grow at Ft. St John was the only information with the picture.
No story with the photo.
Found on the internet.

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