Coastal Airways’ Pacemaker moored on the east side Inner Harbour
oastal Airways BC, flying as Royal Airlines, was established in 1931 by Richard Gosse of BC Packers. Victoria’s Robert Pim Butchart, and JH Tudhope, former Commanding Officer of the RCAF Jericho Beach Station. The airline flew passengers and mail with a Belanca Pacemaker CF-AND and a Fairchild 71, probably C-AJP, from The Causeway in front of The Empress Hotel to Vancouver on a passenger/air mail service. The service had a very short lifespan due to practical inexperience and internal dissent.
Wings Across the Water