We flew from Comox to Cranbrook via Vancouver

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We boarded a Central Mountain Airlines Beechcraft 1900D at Comox for a short flight to Vancouver. Comox is the most reliable airport on central Vancouver Island because it is also a military airport and therefore has the best instrument landing systems. It can be used by civil aircraft in lower weather conditions such as fog.

I always arrive earlier than necessary before my flight so I spent the extra time wandering through the airport taking pictures. The Comox Valley has a large art community and they have set up a representative display of their works around the airport.

As we climbed up out of Comox we noticed that almost all of Georgia Strait was shrouded in dense fog. The sun was setting as we flew down to Vancouver (about a 40 minute flight) and I was able to get some brilliantly coloured pictures of the spectacle out the window of the plane.
mosaic art at Comox Airport
Fortunately, the visibility was within limits and we were able to land in Vancouver without difficulty. But we learned later, that fog settled in to the region for the whole week we were away. It interfered with aircraft movements and kept temperatures below the freezing level.


In Vancouver we connected to an Air Canada Jazz flight to Cranbrook, BC. After a flight of just over an hour in a Dehaviland Dash 8 we landed in full view of the Western slopes of the Rocky Mountains.

 

The airport at Cranbrook is about 15km out of town between the communities of Cranbrook and Kimberley. Unfortunately my wifes luggage didn't make the connection in Vancouver and it wasn't delivered until the following evening.
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mosaic art at Comox Airport
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