Ian Thiessen  COLLECTION -La Ronge
Ian Thiessen was an Aircraft Engineer (AME) at Northern Air Operations in La Ronge, Saskatchewan
for many years. Ian specialized in the machine shop rebuilding aircraft components. He retired in the
La Ronge area a few years ago. During his years at NAO, Ian  took many photos, some of which he
has kindly offered to share with us.

Thank you Ian  - Web builder

Air Spray L188 Electra
  old number 88  
  The mighty "Electra"  
  CL215 Water Bomber # 219 years before being converted to turbine engines in 2011  
  starting 219  
  Beech Baron Bird Dog 3  
  219 doing a demo drop. This drop was higher than a normal fire noperation drop.  
  Dird dog on right leading the 2 CL215's on a demo drop, making approach over the La Ronge "Fish Plant"  
  Air Spray A26 water bomber  
  Air Spray A26 water bombers  

Left  to right   in front of C-FMPG the RCMP Grumman Goose

Bob Simpson - Bob Fleming - Ben Byle - Pilot -

Mike  McCartten - Doug Mc Auley - Brian Grant -

Graham Attree

  Ian Thiessen  
  Bob Fleming  
  ???  Pilot, Ben Byle  
  C-FMPG the RCMP Grumman Goose  
  Note the tail of the Canso Tanker 7 while it was still part of Northern Air Operations  
  RCMP Grumman Goose
C-FMPG    "Mounted Police Goose"

Manufacture Date: 1944

Some 345 were built and they were first flown in 1937, the RCMP flew the Grumman Goose for many years up and down the coast.
  Wing Span: 14.9 m (49 ft)
11.6 m (38 ft 3 in)
3.7 m (12 ft 2 in)
 Weight, Empty:
2 413 kg (5,320 lb)
 Weight, Gross:
3 402 kg (7,500 lb)
 Cruising Speed:
282 km/h (175 mph)
 Max Speed:
314 km/h (195 mph) at sea level
 Rate of Climb:
454 m (1,490 ft)/min
 Service Ceiling:
7,315 m (24,000 ft)
1,280 km (795 miles)
  Power Plant:
Two Pratt and Whitney
 R-985-14B Wasp Jr., 450 hp, radial engines