Frozen in Time

Gloves? Check. Cockpit heater? Check. Engine insulator?

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“The people who designed these planes have passed on. The people who built them are probably gone too. They can rest in peace knowing that they designed and built the most successful propliners in the history of aviation. As long as we can keep buying avgas, we’ll keep this going. Things are changing faster all the time.”

Call it an anachronism, or nostalgia, but while Buffalo Airways remains Joe McBryan’s airline, the roar of Pratt & Whitney engines will resonate across the Canadian arctic.

“He loves flying, it’s simple,” Mikey says. “A lot of people think he keeps the whole deal going just so he never runs out of old airplanes that he wants to fly.”



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