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CF-QBV (103) of ROYALAIR at CYYZ - Toronto, Ontario - Sheldon D. Benner July 1969 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
9H-PALMA (557) at LFML - Marseille, France - Marco Finelli © 30 March 2024 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
C-FWAH (240) at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - Dale Tiedeman © 29 March 2024 - Aird Archives
13803 (305) of RCAF on exercise in British Columbia - Caleb Smith / Vector Aeromedia © Date unknown - Aird Archives
D-IASL (658) at LSGG - Geneva, Switzerland - Propfreak © April 1984 - Aird Archives
N905RT (297) at F70 - Murietta, California - Kenneth I. Swartz © 01 March 2024 - Aird Archives
N241SA (297) at BLD - Boulder City, Nevada - Danny Hoggard © 17 October 2020 - Aird Archives
C-GQKN (94) f/n 606 at Victoria Inner Harbour, British Columbia - Wolodymir Nelowkin © 21 June 2008 - Aird Archive
P2-GKR (187) at Mount Hagen / Kagamuga - AYMH, Papua New Guinea - Wolodymir Nelowkin © 26 March 1975 - Aird Archives
C-GQKN (94) of WESTCOAST AIR at Victoria Inner Harbour, British Columbia - Wolodymir Nelowkin © 20 June 2008 - Aird Archive

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FYI: Neil developed, designed and created the concept for this original website and the format used.

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Not forgetting the respected, and current DHC-6 update expert, Erik Johannesson - who laboriously transcribed Mike's extensive original notes, which he collected from here in Kingston, plus my archive of Air-Britain News journals.

Note: Erik holds, for us all, intact, in safe keeping meantime, the huge DHC-6 slide collection and written archives of the late Mike Ody. They fortuntely survived a fire in his building at one point!!

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