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Excerpts From WingSpan
Explore BC's Gold Rush Trail
In the 1850s, BC's Gold Rush drew prospectors from around the world, most of whom made their way by various forms of conveyance, up the Mighty Fraser, from its mouth near Sea Island (Richmond) to the head of navigation at Yale. North of Hope, the is a rugged stretch or road and trail that hugs the shoulders of the Fraser Canyon, as down below, the foamy white rapids churn and roar. Continued

From Abbotsford , Campbell Helicopters serves Canada's forests: When he launched his career a few decades ago, Bruce Campbell probably hadn't the faintest idea of being in the helicopter business, or even in the aviation industry. So how did he end up getting totally involved with a helicopter fleet operation, fighting forest fires across Canada? In his other life, that which occurred prior to 1987. Continued

Canada 3000 Toronto- Abbotsford Inaugural Flight: A Winning Touchdown! History was made in late June 2000, when Canada's second largest international airline, touched down on the main runway at Abbotsford Airport. This bold and timely move by Canada 3000 Airlines brings the Fraser Valley's 700,000 plus residents their first direct air service to Toronto's Pearson International Airport, with its dozens of connections to gateways in Canada, the USA, Mexico and overseas Continued

Conair's $50 Million Abbotsford Expansion:We've enjoyed front row seats, as Abbotsford Airport's largest tenant, Conair Group's new $50 million aircraft maintenance facility takes shape, with the opening scheduled for October. The massive, 250,000 sq. ft. aircraft service and maintenance hangar nearing completion on Townline Conair Expands

Mission's Westminster Abbey:For Whom the Bell Tolls: Arriving at a wooden railway platform in Mission City aboard the West Coast Express from Vancouver, we capped off our day with an overnight stay at Westminster Abbey. This combination made the weekend one to be remembered for a lifetime. This spiritual banquet was complemented by wholesome meals, joining the brothers for a farm-style breakfast that set us up for our drive to Abbotsford Airport and WestJet's Alberta bound flight. Continued

Golf Vacations and Supermap of BC's Mighty Fraser Country: Come each February, we guarantee that every golfer east of the Rockies, Albertans in particular, will be itching to get out on a lush, green golf course for a swinging good time. By March, the fever will have become acute. Those of us who've experienced long, golfless prairie winters know the feeling very well! Yet few realize that year-round golf is minutes away via WestJet Airlines and Abbotsford Airport. Continued

Abbotsford Airport Land Use Plan Overview: WingSpan Magazine is pleased to present an overview of the Abbotsford Airport, which in recent years has become the second largest transportation hub in BC's Lower Mainland. It's the key gateway to the Fraser Valley, a densely populated area, stretching for 100 miles, from Hope in the east to Pitt Meadows in the west. (Continued)

A Day at YXX: Taking care of operations behind the check-in counter at the Abbotsford Terminal is the Canwest Flight Services crew. When airline guests check in their luggage, it becomes the responsibility of the Canwest team to ensure it is counted placed on the correct aircraft, and handled with care. (Continued) e-mail...subscribex