Always Scouting | Retired PWA Boeing 737 In the Field

by on October 27, 2014

A couple days ago I found myself wanting another glimpse of the PWA Boeing 737, so I had to head back for a short visit and I do so with my Canon in hand as I knew I needed the focal length of the 70-200mm ƒ2.8. A lot of construction work is underway in the area and this morning was no exception. I only had about 2 minutes before I had to walk back to my car to make way for some incoming workers. That’s okay, it was a good start to the day … well, that was until Google Maps sent me on the worst wild goose chase imaginable when searching for another target area on my way back home. Who said scouting treks were not adventurous, right?

The retired Pacific Western Airlines (PWA) Boeing 737-200 C-GIPW (Fleet #745) now rests in a field, having flown for the last time on November 29th, 2013.

This is still not my ideal spot, as I don’t find anything too appealing about mounds of dirt and other rubbish, even when bathed in sunlight, but it’s all good – there’s always next time. Besides, it’s where she rests right now in rural Alberta, so I’m okay with that.


See you in the field!




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