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793255 (680) arrives at North Island / Halsey Field - KNZY, California - Raymond Rivard © 27 July 2022 - Aird Archives
VP-FAW (546) at Glasgow - EGPF, Scotland - Unknown photographer © c. July 1978 - GAAEC Collection - Aird Archives
A7-MAR (966) Qatar Air Force - Kuwait - OKBK - Jonathan Verschuuren © 15 January 2020 - Aird Archives
C-GVAT (937) at Anchorage - PANC, Alaska, on delivery flight - Bob Garrard © 16 September 2016 - Aird Archives
C-GWUK 815) at Calgary / Springbank - CYBW, Alberta - John W. Olafson © 06 June 2022 - Aird Archives
C-FMHR (51) with West Coast Air at Victoria Harbour - CYWH, British Columbia - Kenneth I. Swartz © 19 August 2007 - Aird Archives
C-FMHR (51) with West Coast Air at Coal Harbour - CXH, Vancouver, British Columbia - Neil Aird © 22 September 2004
C-GXXB (426) with HARBOUR AIR at Coal Harbour - CXH, Vancouver, British Columbia - Neil Aird © 09 October 2002
PK-BRT (380) awaiting rebuild at Springbank - CYBW, Alberta - John W. Olafson © 01 June 2022 - Aird Archives
C-FMJO (944) at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario - Stanley Ip © 11 June 2022 - Aird Archives
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