Cape Parry - 1980
see also Notes
Canadian staff (l to r): L-R: Jack Furnace, Greg _, Jim _, Ron
Harder, Doug _, ?, Don Koptana,
Ron Haley, Jerry
Fontaine, Blair Thompson, Peter Rex (Nordair Pilot).
(AES staff in bold)
Hangar and Buildings
photos credit and Notes: Ron Haley
The Cape Parry NWT weather station was
located in the Air Terminal Building (ATB) beside the hangar.
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It was approximately 2 km from the DEWline site named PIN Main. The
call sign for Cape Parry was ZUE.
There were approximately 32 personnel at PIN Main; including DEWline
contractors, military personnel and Atmospheric Environment Service
The weather station was manned by three (AES) employees, 24 hours, 7
days per week, to provide meteorological services.
Besides doing observations and reporting weather for Cape Parry, every
6 hours other PIN DEWline sites sent their weather observations to Cape
Parry to be retyped and sent to Edmonton.
Cape Parry was the site for scientific rocket launches in the 1970s.
During the period February 1980 to April 1981, a partial list of staff
was as follows:
Dave Kuiper (Officer In Charge)