DC-4 / C-54 CF-IQM
Bob Bogash

DC-4 / C-54 Airplane CF-IQM is over 75 years old - and still in revenue service!
Currently with Buffalo Airways, she has had an amazing flying career.
I'd like to save her from the scrappers.

Here are a few pictures I took when she was with Nordair.
She was my Ford F-150 pick-up truck for 4 years going out to rescue broken 737s.

10 Feb 1970 - Flight from Montreal (YUL) to the Falconbridge Nickel Mine at Raglan Lake in Northern Quebec.
  Flt time = 5:40

Overhead the mine.  The strip is barely discernible in the upper RH corner.

Now, this is flying!  No cabin attendant.  No meals.  And definitely no movie!

On the ground at Raglan Lake.

Like most places in the North, Raglan Lake has been renamed - currently it is
Ivujivik Salluit

Current temperature - 27 Jan 2008 1950Z - is :  -20F/-29C VFR

I'm a DC-4 fan and flew this airplane extensively from 1968 - 1972.  She's still in service!!!

Those were the "good ole days!"

IQM at Whitehorse - April 2010 - with Buffalo Airways
Like the EverReady Bunny - she just keeps goin' and goin'
She's also been a frequent Star on the TV show Ice Pilots

 Some photos of IQM during her earlier days

A classic picture of IQM in the North - "Never-Never Land" - taken by Nordair Chief Pilot John Morden
(from grandson used with permission)

Loading freight in Montreal


European charter in Prestwick, Scotland

Departing Prestwick

Flying IQM - 1970

DC-4 CF-IQM has one of the most  prodigious provenances, not only of any other DC-4 / C-54, but of any airplane of any type.  You can read her history in the attached PDF - which includes, besides her Atlantic, Pacific, Arctic passenger, freighter and fire-fighting career, no less than 27 flights to Antarctica.   I LOVE IQM.

For Her History -  Click Here

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