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On February 1, 1991, Yellowkife-based Air Canada Connector NWT Air operated Canada’s last passenger Lockheed L188 Electra scheduled service. Combi Electra IJV operated the Yellowknife-Coppermine-Cambride-Coppermine-Yellowknife routing under the command of Captain John Sorenson and his crew.
In this program, we’ll take you aboard the second to last final day of scheduled passenger Lockheed Electra services in Canada (January 30, 1991), also under the command of Captain John Sorenson. It was a typical arctic winter day. Mostly clear, with bitterly cold temperatures hovering at the minus 35 degrees C mark across the arctic.
This Electra DVD program presents the unique experience of what it was like to work on the Electra’s flight deck as a crew member, with lots of interior flight deck footage, as well as a generous amount of exterior footage.
We’ll ride the flight deck all the way from Yellowknife to Coppermine, we’ll get our weather at the Coppermine weather office, and unload some freight. Then its back aboard IJV for the flight to Cambridge Bay. In Cambridge Bay we’ll offload more cargo, and turn the aircraft around working the ramp in arctic conditions. Number 4 engine howls away providing power in Cambridge where it was close to minus 40 degrees! Lots of noise and bitter cold!
Bring your toque, parka and ear muffs, and don’t forget your gloves and long underwear. Bon voyage and happy Electra flying!
NWT L188 Electra Introduction
NWT L188 C-FIJV Yellowknife-Coppermine
NWT L188 C-FIJV Coppermine turn-around
NWT L188 C-FIJV Coppermine-Cambridge Bay
NWT L188 C-FIJV Cambridge Bay turn-around
NWT L188 C-FIJV Cambridge Bay departure
Total running time of: 74 minutes
4X3 screen format
This DVD is available in NTSC region-free format (which will work on all current European DVD players).