Havilland D.H.89A Dragon Rapide
This Rapide found its way into the Canadian Pacific
Airlines fleet in the 1940s. Canadian contributor,
Herrington indicates that the operator at the time was Ginger Coote
Airways, as evidenced by
their nautical red and blue nautical flag on the
fin . Ginger Coote was
incorporated by Russell L
Coote on 27 October 1938 to provide service between Vancouver, Zeballos
and Port Alice,
BC. Although Canadian Pacific took over the airline in 1941 it
continued to be operated by Ginger
Coote until around 1945.
This small airline also flew the Dragonfly CF-BPD.
written off when an engine fire caused it to force land on the ice at
Great Lake in 1946. The shot
below is from Barclay West who found it in an old
album. Barclay advises that
it was most likely
taken at or near Burton
B.C. on the Arrow lakes
whilst in service with CP.