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In the Fall of 1993, an isolated gravel airstrip 160 air miles north of Yellowknife named Salamida was the scene of a massive, two million pound airlift. This set Canada’s Northwest Territories on course to becoming a major world producer of diamonds.
At the time, aviation videographer Henry Tenby was employed by NWT Air, and he video documented the Salamida airlift activities of the company’s Lockheed L100-30 Hercules C-GHPW. The Herc was tasked with hauling heavy, over-sized mining equipment between Yellowknife and Salamida in support of the nearby Koala mine site in an airlift operation which spanned several months.
This DVD features fabulous Herc flightdeck footage, and plenty of gravel strip landing, taxi, unloading, and take-off Herc action, all filmed runway-side on location at Salamida. There’s also footage of the Twin Otters and DC-4 aircraft that served in this airlift, as well as an exclusive air-to-air photo session with the Herc, and a special air-to-air on Helifor’s Chinook to the Koala mine site.
A special thanks goes out to NWT Air’s Herc crew for making this unique and historic DVD possible. Herc fans will love this DVD.
Chapter 1) Starting engines YZF
Chapter 2) Flight to Salamida 10/2/93
Chapter 3) Herc cargo hold
Chapter 4) Salamida landing
Chapter 5) A heavy job
Chapter 6) Herc departure
Chapter 7) Another Herc load
Chapter 8) Offloading cargo
Chapter 9) depart, arrive, depart
Chapter 10) Henry Tenby 10/6/93
Chapter 11) Chinook to Koala (air-to-air)
Chapter 12) Koala, NWT mine site
Chapter 13) Salamida propliners (Twin Otters & DC-4)
Chapter 14) Cpt. Murray Burr landing
Chapter 15) Herc taxi back
Chapter 16) Cpt. Bob Barrett landing
Chapter 17) Herc taxi and off load
Chapter 18) Taxi for departure
Chapter 19) Advance the throttles
Chapter 20) Herc air-to-air session
Chapter 21) Over Yellowknife
Chapter 22) Landing Yellowknife
Bonus Track 1) Full Cpt. Murray Burr landing
Bonus Track 2) Full Herc air-to-air session
Final chapter: DVD previews
Total running time: 63 minutes
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format (which will work on all current European DVD players).