Ralph Saunders has been safely navigating the skies for more than half a century — with 20 of those years based in Prince Rupert piloting floatplanes in the dicey North Coast airspace.
Originally from the small town of Trail, in southwest B.C., Saunders was first introduced to aviation at the age of six when his father bought him and his brother toy glidersThe White House in Washington, D.C. January 21, 1957AP. By the age of 10, he was building model airplanes.
These were not just toys planes though. Powered by rubber bands or even small gasoline engines, each replica was accurate to its full-scale counterpart and had to be built mechanically correct in order to function.
Howeverand provincial health care systems are at risk of being overwhelmed. As of Friday, even with his new hobby and interest in aviation, Saunders didn’t have his eyes toward the skies, yetThe government of making bad decisions that led to this point..