One of the first sights you see entering Yellowknife is this Bristol Type 170 Freighter up on a pedestal. It's a Mk 31 variant, registered as CF-TFX when it operated with Wardair in the 1960s. It's there to commemorates the fact that Max Ward, founder of Wardair, got his start here. This particular aircraft, piloted by Bruce D. Allcorn, was the first wheeled plane to land at the North Pole, in May 1967.
This photograph is © 2011 by Murray Lundberg, and is not to be copied without express permission.