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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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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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Cool pics...lot of great history at Blatchford Field
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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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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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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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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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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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Thank you Dibbley for granting permission to publish the photo at Coulson's!
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Feb 27, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BMW and a Norseman.

Found on the internet.
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Location not know.
Date taken not know.


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March 13, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BMW at Fort Nelson September 1941.
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Video of it flying on floats. Starts at 18:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEobHZO ... e=youtu.be
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April 5, 2017

Barkley Grow CF-BLV
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Location or date taken not known.

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

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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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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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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.

Date taken not known.
Photographer not known.


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[quote=Blakey post_id=995327 time=1491091378 user_id=3243]
Video of it flying on floats. Starts at 18:20.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEobHZO ... e=youtu.be
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Confirmation of post #142: this aircraft mentioned is a Beech S18B c/n 173 registered N18569 christianed -Kofresi-.
Have a look here
http://theoregonchristensens.com/oldplanes/page3.html
and scroll to the middle!
The Barkley-Grow T8P-1 is an airplane, which is very often confused with other similar aircraft!

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I have a photo of CF-BLV in my collection, that was given to me by an old Commissionaire at Moose Jaw but no way of posting it.

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I took this shot in October 1979 shortly after the aircraft arrived in YYC. I recall that it was moved by road from Chestermere and Roy Staniland played a major role in having it moved to YYC. I hope this picture helps.
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@boeing767300 Welcome and thanks for posting!

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July 21, 2018

Photo found on the internet.
Photographer not known.

Only information with photo was it
was taken in the Peace River area.

Not sure what Barkley Grow this one is.

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@ #149 Post by beech 18
Guess it is CF-BLV
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January 04, 2020

Canadian Pacific Airlines
CF-BMG
Unknown location or photographer.
Photo found on the internet.

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June 02, 2020

Barkley Grow CF-BMG.
This photo was found on the internet.
Photographer not known.

Aircraft appears to be having repairs carried out.
The vertical stabs have been removed and the back ends of the floats look to be damaged.
BMG looks like it is on a barge.


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