CF-IMI 601 TBM spray plane. Skyway Air Services. Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada.
The following information on this aircraft is from: nbavengers.com/489-2/skyway-and-conair-british-columbia-c... Skyway Air Services in Langley, BC, bought 18 TBM-3s from the RCN through Crown Assets in 1958 and 1960, and two 40-foot trailer loads of spare parts in 1960. In 1958, six aircraft were “tanked” and converted to into sprayer/bombers at the Fairey Aviation facilities in British Columbia. These were 600 CF-IMJ, which crashed in 1958 in New Brunswick, 601 CF-IMI, 602 CF-IMK, 603 CF-IML, 604 CF-IMM and 605 CF-IMN. ... Skyway Air Services was awarded contracts in 1957 and 1960 to conduct aerial spraying against the western black-headed budworm in British Columbia.
Photo by: Unknown Date: c.1960
Credit: USDA Forest Service, Region 6, State and Private Forestry, Forest Health Protection. Collection: Region 6, Forest Health Protection slide collection; Regional Office, Portland, Oregon.