Box 1320, Kuujjuaq, Nunavik (QC), J0M 1C0, Canada
Phone: +608-370-5071 / Email
: tundra@thelon.com


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Our Northern Aviation History

Air Thelon Turbine Cessna 207 circling for landing on the barrengrounds. This photo was later used as the Air Thelon logo
Air Thelon Soloy Turbine Cessna 207 circling for landing on the barrengrounds. This photo was later used as the Air Thelon logo.

Aviation has always been an integral part of the Great Canadian Wildlife Adventures field operations. The specific type of aircraft we put to service each year depended directly on the type of expeditions we were operating, and the number of clients booked from season to season.

Beginning with our first float-equipped Cessna 180 in 1982, later led to the creation of the air charter operation of Air Thelon Ltd. which was based in Yellowknife, NWT from 1997 to 2002. During that time we commissioned the only jet turbine powered float-equipped Cessna Soloy Turbine 207 operating in Canada, which we used on the field on and off for several seasons. From 2002 through to 2006 and again briefly in 2008, we contracted & operated Cessna and Dehavilland aircraft under the charter operating rights of Kenora Air Services Ltd.

Due to diminishing caribou populations and harsh local politics, we moved our area of operations from the NWT and Nunavut to Labrador and Nunavik in 2011. We operated aircraft there until 2014, after which it has proven to be more economical to charter our aviation work out to other companies in the area.

Below are some photos of some of the aircraft we operated on the field over the past three decades to service wildlife photographers, film crews & canoeists:

 

Cessna 180-H C-FVSE: 1982-1985

 

Client Harry Olson & pilot Tundra Tom Faess on Lynx Lake, NWT in 1982

Cessna 172 Hawk XP C-GXZC: 1986-1990

Tundra Tom fuels up on the Thelon River in Nunavut in 1986

Cessna 185 C-FYJY: 1991, 2003 & 2004

Cessna 185 C-FYJY over fliying the wildlife camp in 1991

Before the sunset storm: Cessna 180 C-FYFO lands at the NWT wildlife camp in 1996 / photo copyright Ken Shesne
Sunset landing Before the storm: Cessna 180 C-FYFO lands at the NWT wildlife camp in 1996. This photo was later used as the
Great Canadian internet logo starting in 1997
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Cessna 180 C-F - 1993

Cessna 180-J C-FYFO: 1996
Cessna 180-J C-FYQQ: 1994-1995

Air Thelon in it's heyday in year 2000: Above DeHaviland beaver CF--JEI, Cessna 206 C-GBGJ & Cessna 185 F-FWDB on Whitefish Lake - NWT, Canada
Air Thelon in it's heyday in year 2000: Above DeHaviland beaver CF-JEI, Cessna 206 C-GBGJ & Cessna 185 C-FWDB on Whitefish Lake -
upper Thelon River, NWT Canada

DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver C-FZVR: 1997-1999

Cessna 206 C-GBGJ: 1999, 2000 & 2002

Cessna 185 CF-YJY: 1991, 2002 & 2003


DeHavilland Beaver C-FZVR taxing to the wildlife camp on the Thelon River during the 'Dance with Caribou' trip - photo copyright Galen Rowell

DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver C-FJEI: 2000 & 2002

Soloy Turbine Cessna 207 C-FYBZ: 2001 - 2006

DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver C-FNOT:
2001, 2004, 2006 & 2008

 

Cessna 180H C-FSLA: 2009 & 2010

 

 

 

DeHavilland DHC-2 Beaver C-FOCU: 2011

 

 

 

 

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Cessna 180 CF-PRF: 2013

 

 

Tundra Tom piloting Beaver C-FZVR for a shert landing in front of th wildife camp beach / photo copyright Steve Barger
Tundra Tom piloting Beaver C-FZVR for a short landing in front of the wildife camp beach / photo copyright Steve Barger

 

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