Pangnirtung, “Short Final”

Taken: March 15, 2009

One of those rare moments when two aircraft are around the same airport at the same time.

Just prior to our departure, I was able to photograph this ATR-42 landing on runway 24.  I positioned myself by a dip in the airport fence so to photograph the plane with the entrance to the Pangnirtung Pass in the background.

Recently chosen by an Italian aviation magazine called jP4 as a cover shot for an article on First Air.



  1. Love this shot… son is a FA pilot in Iqualuit.

    • admin

      Thank you.
      I have flown with your son a few times and hope to again, but our rotations are almost opposite.
      Keep checking back for more photographs from around Nunavut. I hope you enjoy!

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