From 1989 until 1999, the wilds of Northwestern British Columbia was the setting for the worlds last working Bristol Freighter operation. Bristol Freighter Engineer Paul Hawkins had the good fortune of being able to extensively film Bristol Freighters C-FDFC and C-FTPA on the job with Terrace based Trans-Provincial Airlines.
In this DVD, we get a first hand look at the rigours of working the fifty year old Bristols between their Bronson Creek base camp and Wrangell in harsh winter conditions that often defied man, muscle and machine.
The Bristol crew worked out of make-shift quarters with maintenance performed in the elements often in below zero temperatures. Despite the conditions, spirits were always high and at the end of day, the job was always done.
This is a must have DVD for all serious round engine propliner fans. This DVD is jam-packed with exterior footage, cockpit footage, lots of landing and take-off sequences, inflight engine footage, run-ups, flypasts, freight loading and there is even some nice crew house and maintenance footage to give the full picture of life on the road with the worlds last Bristol Freighters.