Aerial surveys--British Columbia



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Charles R. Keown interview

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Early aviation in British Columbia, 1925-1947 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1977-03-08 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Charles R. Keown discusses his aviation experiences. Learning to fly in Seattle. Accompanying pilot on air mail flight to Texas. Flying in Victoria, late 1920s to the war years. Flying for 1929 B.C. land survey. Comments on Lansdowne Airfield, Victoria. TRACK 2: Western Air Corporation. Comments about W.E. Boeing. Local fliers: Eddie Hubbard, Rawlings and Rhodes, the Eave brothers. Patricia Bay Airport. Local flying clubs. Government support. (End of interview)

Earl L. MacLeod interview

CALL NUMBER: T3215:0001 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Earl MacLeod discusses: anecdote about flying with Alan in the summer of 1923; first job at Jericho Beach was riding a three track tractor for the air board; describes first plane he ever saw; training to be a Royal Naval Air Service officer in Halifax; sent to central France; instruction in the air given through a one-way telephone from the instructor in the front cockpit to the student in the rear cockpit; more on his WW I service; story about narcotic trafficking; anecdote about bootleg retailers. TRACK 2: Earl MacLeod discusses: surveying in southern British Columbia mountain ranges; making a mosaic of the Vancouver Harbour for geodetic surveying; researching a timber disease for the Department of Agriculture in 1922 -- story about lead researcher Dave Davidson; trip to Harrison Hot Springs; recounts names of some of his more prominent passengers; use of his aircraft for Department of Fisheries; landing in the Queen Charlottes -- response to plane, story of taking Chief Edenshaw up in the air. CALL NUMBER: T3215:0002 RECORDED: [location unknown], 1978 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Earl MacLeod discusses: story of Major MacLaren; expansion of air mapping in the 1920s and 1930s; describes the rules established in 1914 by the Military Division No. II Victoria, which accepted responsibility for aviation in British Columbia; first airmail between Canada and the U.S. was in 1919; assisting Colonel E.L. Broom in organizing a Vickers Vulture around the World flight, flown by A.S.C. MacLaren and W.N. Plenderleith -- story behind this adventure; using pigeons in the early days of flying -- one pigeon on each plane in case of problems; records MacLeod set while flying; the Canadian Air Board -- carried out civilian duties under its auspices. TRACK 2: Earl MacLeod: reads a message carried by pigeon from Cultus Lake to air station in Vancouver; anecdote about a neighbour using a telescope to watch him land his plane; situation in Kamloops in 1921; convincing the government of the necessity of the Canadian Air Board; he helped select the base at Jericho Beach; Joe Hobbs. (End of interview)

Flying surveyors

The item is a reel of documentary film containing a record of the first all-airborne topographic mapping survey ever completed, which was carried out in the Bowser Lake region of northwestern BC. Footage includes: preparations for the expedition; aerial photography; survey instruments used; value of helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft; base camp; use of collapsible boat; shots of and from helicopter flying to survey camps high in the mountains; special techniques used in landing helicopter and taking off; creation of photographic mosaic. The helicopter shown throughout is an open-cockpit Bell 47B-3 (registration CF-FZX) flown by Okanagan Air Services Ltd.

[Forest inventory]

Stock shots. Surveyors carry out a forest inventory. Shots of aircraft taking off and landing; blasting a log jam; surveyors travelling by helicopter; preparing aircraft; camp scenes in fly camp. Crew traveling by boat; shots of Anson aerial survey plane; survey crew in timber; more boats, including the "B.C. Forester"; cooking over campfire; surveyors and survey foresters at work; more helicopter footage; scenes in camp; aircraft.

George Williamson interview

CALL NUMBER: T4259:0015 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : George Williamson RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-07-10 SUMMARY: George Williamson was born in Victoria, B.C. in 1921. Joined RCAF in World War II and learned to fly. Spent most of war on B.C. coast. Joined B.C. Airlines post war then went to Malibu Sea Aero as pil;ot for B.C. Electric's aircraft. Flew for BNP Airways when it was formed to take over the aviation activities from Malibu Sea Aero and then for B.C. Hydro when BNP split into its component companies. ;TRACK 1: Describes the faults of the Blackburn Shark torpedo bomber. His early life and first contact with aviation. Joining the Air Force and wartime flying. TRACK 2: Flying for B.C. Electric compan;y under "umbrella" of the Malibu Club, 1948-50 [?]. The story of Malibu Sea Aero. Flying for B.C. Airlines, 1945-48.; CALL NUMBER: T4259:0016 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : George Williamson RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-07-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Incidents while flying for B.C. Airlines. Collecting and crashing the Republic Seabee. TRACK 2: Rivalry between B.C. Airlines and Vancouver U-Fly. The 1942 survey flight of B.C. airport site;s and aerial survey activities.; CALL NUMBER: T4259:0017 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : George Williamson RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-07-10 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Introduction of Instrument Flight Rules in RCAF. "Booze flights" to Seattle. Flying for B.C. Electric and BNP Airways (post 1949) and the BNP story. TRACK 2: Talks about flying the Grumman G;oose and also comments on the Lysander.;

G.S. Andrews interview : [Flanderka, 1980]

SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Col. G.S. Andrews talks of his early education, experiences as a teacher, and survey work in BC PERIOD COVERED: 1920-1933 RECORDED: Victoria (B.C.), 1980-11-27 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: G.S. Andrews talks of his early schooling in Vancouver and problems encountered in obtaining admission to UBC. Teaching certificate obtained from Normal School. Early teaching experiences at Big Bar Creek. Description of travels to Kelly Lake and the establishment of the school at Kelly Lake. Teaching methods and memories of Kelly Lake school. TRACK 2: Andrews talks of his continuing education after four years of teaching. Toronto university and first year forestry. Reasons for entering forestry. Surveying as an undergraduate. Permanent employment in B.C. Forestry department. Recounts the first time he used aerial photography. Survey methods before the advent of aerial photography. Report on Flathead forest. Tranquille and Naskonlith forest and use of aerial photos. Use of aerial photgraphy in the Shuswap forest. Bush River. The period prior to travelling to England to continue his education.

Guides to the Surveys and Inventory Division maps and photos

  • GR-2858
  • Series
  • 1913-1965

The series consists of working documents, microfilmed from their three ring binder in 1965, used by the vault staff of the Surveys and Inventory Division as location guides, finding aids and loan sheets, mainly for maps and air photographs. The collection includes some textual records and cruise sheets.

British Columbia Forest Service

Surveys and Inventory Division

Guides to the Surveys and Inventory Division maps and photos

British Columbia. Forest Service. Surveys and Inventory Division

Larry Dunlap interview

CALL NUMBER: T4265:0034 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : Larry C.R. Dunlap RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-07-11 SUMMARY: Larry C.R. Dunlap was born in Sydney, Nova Scotia on January 1, 1908. Joined the RCAF in 1928 after university education. Flew photo survey in B.C. in the 1930s. TRACK 1: Describes early childhood and; joining RCAF. Posted to Jericho Beach for training. TRACK 2: Description of Jericho Beach training and equipment. Personnel at Jericho Beach.;

CALL NUMBER: T4265:0035 SUPPLIED TITLE OF TAPE(S): Pioneer Profiles project : Larry C.R. Dunlap RECORDED: [location unknown], 1985-07-11 SUMMARY: TRACK 1: Describes working on photographic survey, 1930, covering Salmon Arm and Okanagan. TRACK 2: More on flying in B.C. in 1930. The search for Pat Renahan, 1930.;

Report and photographic study of western route for a highway : Hazelton to Yukon

Series consists of report generated by the Survey's branch of the Government of British Columbia for a survey and study of a proposed highway route in British Columbia along its western border with Alaska, connecting the town of Hazelton to the Alaska Highway in Yukon Territory. The records included in this series reflect the methodology of the 1947-48 investigations and covers: a review of existing reports, ground reconnaissance, aerial reconnaissance and aerial photography using 3-camera photography. Prior to the construction of the Alaska Highway, investigations took place to determine the viability of proposed routes that would allow road travel between southern BC (and Seattle) with Yukon Territory along the scenic Coastal Mountain range and provide access at various points in BC to coastal ports along the Alaska panhandle. P.M. Monckton, surveyor, was recognized as having the longest association with the western route project and contributed not only ground photographs and text, but also summary reports from his previous survey work beginning in 1926. N.C. Stewart, Surveyor General of B.C. provided primary oversight for the project. His report to the Hon. E.T. Kenney, Minister of Lands and Forests, includes a diary describing the flight path, weather conditions and topographical features with aerial photograph reference numbers typed in the margin of alongside timed entries. Aerial photograph reference numbers are additionally inscribed on the attached maps and include directional arrows. G.S. Andrews provided aerial reconnaissance and stereographic photographs in his capacity as aerial survey engineer. D. Pearmain, senior draughtsman and most junior member contributed aerial reporting. In June of 1948, following the completion of aerial and ground reconnaissance surveys and reporting, R. Thistlethwaite, DLS, BCLS undertook the final part of the study, an astronomic survey. The purpose of the astronomic survey and reconnaissance was to provide horizontal control for aerial photographs. A series of captioned photographs illustrates this final report. Records are arranged in 5 black cloth binders printed with title of report (source of series title); book number, from 1 to 5; N.C. Stewart Surveyor General; and date, 1947 on books 1 to 4 and 1948 on book 5. The report includes ground and aerial photographs, maps, and text produced predominantly between 1947 and 1948 as well as reports written during earlier regional surveys in 1929 and 1939.

Seven league boots

The item consists of a public relations film on the development of the Okanagan Helicopters Group. The release print contains BC footage includes Carl Agar flying an early helicopter; use of helicopters for aerial survey of Kildala Pass transmission line route (Kitimat project) and flying supplies to stations along the route; delivering supplies to geological surveys and drilling sites in the Rockies; topographical survey work; survey and monitoring of the Trans Mountain pipeline; re-seeding forests from the air; headquarters and hangers at Vancouver airport.

Silva survey

The item is a reel of documentary film showing methods used in conducting a forest inventory in BC, including the use of airplanes and helicopters, aerial photography, and ground-based survey crews. Also shots of Forest Service office staff at work (mapping, etc.) in Victoria.