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Ivan Robertson of La Ronge was one of the last Bush Pilot/Aircraft Engineers that flew in the 1980's in Northern Saskatchewan. The following is a small part of Ivan's photo and slide collection documenting bush flying in those days.
Ivan and his brother Scott are avid canoers and have paddled most of the rivers and lakes which Ivan has flown over.
We would like to thank Ivan for sharing his collection with us.- Web builder.
  Stony Rapids with single otter QDU  and beaver FHC
 
  Tuktu lodge on Mosquito Lake  
  heading home at sunset  
  Ivan flying Athabasca Airways Single Otter for Hatchet Lake Lodge  
  Ivan flying for Hatchet Lake Lodge
Trevor, Margrett and Marlis standing on the float of Athabasca's Turbo Otter.
 
  the evening calm  
  Hatchet Lake Lodge staff on a picnic on a beach on Wolaston lake  
  Hatchet Lake Lodge staff on a break  
  Hatchet Lake Lodge staff exploring  
  Marli, Alice o`keeffe, and ?  
  Marlis and Trevor and Ivan at Forsythe lake  
  tied up at Police Point at Stony Rapids  
  Elizabeth falls ( Cardiac falls) Fond du lac River between Black Lake and Stony Rapids  
     
  Misaw Lake Lodge  
  Aero North Reunion  
Katrina and patrol crew
  Katrina flying for NCH at Denare Beach  
 
Cessna 185 C-GYGL
 
  at Spreckly Lake - C-GYGL busted gear leg
Ivan rebuilt and flew out
 
  Removing Cessna 185 (C-FZWR) wreckage from the fatal crash site in the middle of Black Lake. The pilot and a caribou hunter were returning to Black Lake with a load of caribou meat when they were caught in bad weather. After a brief search when the weather cleared the crash site was located. Ivan flew up to Milton Lake to bring back the second caribou hunter. Later Ivan assisted in removing the aircraft from the scene. Weather is a major factor in aircraft incidents in the north.  
  Removing Cessna 185 (C-FZWR)  
  Removing Cessna 185 (C-FZWR)  
  Captain Robertson  
  Ivan in middle with two caribou hunters somewhere north of Fond du Lac   
  Craig Beaty school teacher from Stony Rapids  
  St Johns Boys school, Selkirk Manitoba, Ivans first year of school
 
 
  SAIT Aviation school, Calgary (2 year program) 
Ivan front and centre - dig the hair cuts!!
 
  Camp 10  near Baker Lake  
  sunrise  
  playing with filters  
  Camp 10 fuel dump - when the sun melted the ice  the drums went floating. Ivan went in with hip waders and pulled them out - to be slung to other camps.
Peter Byle & Wayne Katte assisting
 
     
  Camp 10   
  camp 10 slinging fuel  
  camp 10   
     
  engineer  C-GQH  
   old adit near Uranium City   
  Ivan and a friend  on top of Beaver Lodge Mountain with Gold Fields in the background  
  Pat Campling Jr. taking a refreshing break off the dock   
  Paul Lyons, well known engineer, at Otter Lake   
  1
185 landed down wind - ran up on shore
Now Ivan has to get it back in the water
 
 
temporary modifications using the engineers specialty tool - an axe
 
 
Now getting it back in the water 
 
  Gunner uranium mine was situated on the Crackingstone Peninsula on the north shore of Lake Athabasca
The mine ceased production in 1963
 
Ernie Onoferchuk pilot