NWT Air Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules Salamida Airlift 1993


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In the Fall of 1993, an isolated gravel airstrip 160 air miles north of Yellowknife named Salamida. It was the scene of a massive, two million pound airlift. This set Canada’s Northwest Territories on course to becoming a major world producer of diamonds.

At the time, aviation videographer Henry Tenby employed by NWT Air Lockheed L-100-30, and he video documented the Hercules Salamida Airlift 1993 activities of the company’s NWT Air Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules C-GHPW. The Herc tasked with hauling heavy, over-sized mining equipment between Yellowknife and Salamida in support of the nearby Koala mine site in an airlift operation which spanned several months.

This NWT Air Lockheed L-100-30 Hercules Salamida Airlift 1993 show features fabulous Herc flightdeck footage. And plenty of gravel strip landing, taxi, unloading, and take-off Herc action, all filmed runway-side on location at Salamida. There’s also footage of the Twin Otters and DC-4 aircraft that served in this airlift, as well as an exclusive air-to-air photo session with the Herc. A special air-to-air on Helifor’s Chinook to the Koala mine site.

A special thanks goes out to NWT Air’s Herc crew for making this unique and historic DVD possible. Herc fans will love this show.

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