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c/n 52
N232KT at Talkeetna.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 30 May 2017
N232KT now in service with K2.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 09 June 2016
N52CQ at Anchorage for Rustair.
Photo: bin © 05 April 2016
N52CQ celebrating Independence Day Montana style.
Photo: Jim Andie © 04 July 2006
Photos: Jim Andie © 27 May 2006
N52CQ ready to head to her new home in Montana.
Photos: John W. Calderwood © 04 January 2006
C-FOCQ sits at Sealand facilities.
Photo: Brian Greenhalgh © 07 July 2005
C-FOCQ at Sechelt on wheels for a change.
Photo: Steve Wilcox © 03 July 2004
C-FOCQ on a coastal run visiting logging camps.
Pilot Greg Messner.
Third leg of a typical day, this time Chief Pilot Grant Starrs takes OCQ west over the Strait to Shawnigan Lake on Vancouver Island. And this is all before 09:00 !
Photo: Neil Aird © 17 October 2002
C-FOCQ after a winter of conversion at Sealand.
Above photos: Bill Hann © 21 May 2002
C-FOCQ resting on the Tyee Spit.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 19 September 2001
Photos: Bill Hann © 2000 top 1999 lower image
C-FOCQ at Port McNeill.
Photo: Neil Aird © 1997  
C-FOCQ at Vancouver in ex Gulf Air colours.
Photo: Keith Simpson © April 1984 - Aird Archives
Photo: Glen Etchells © July 1983
C-FOCQ takes a break on the Port Hardy ramp.
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1980
C-FOCQ in a smart livery.
Photo: © Glen Etchells
C-FOCQ of McCully Aviation at Nanaimo.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © August 1986 - Aird Archives
C-FOCQ at Courtenay, British Columbia.
Photos: Elwood White © July 1978
CF-OCQ with earlier Alert Bay livery.
Photo:  Foto Hunter © May 1972 - via Tom Sprinfield / Aird Archives

c/n 52

CF-OCQ • C-FOCQ • N52CQ

N232KT

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Entries preceded by dates are from Department of Transport files

06-Dec-1948 Department Of Lands And Forests submit Certificate Of Registration applications for CF-OCI,CF-OCJ,CF-OCK,CF-OCL,CF-OCM,CFOCN,CF-OCO,CF-OCP,CF-OCQ,CF-OCR & CF-OCS.

Certificate of Airworthiness # 3101 & Certificate of Registration # 8031 issued 01-Jun-1949.

• CF-OCQ Province of Ontario Government, Department of Lands and Forests, Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Delivered 27-May-1949 and operated until 1964.

Accident: Chapleau River ON. 09-Dec-1949 Pilot landed on ice on the river. As he taxied in to river bank the aircraft broke through the ice suffering substantial damage.

Note: Total hours flown in 1954 -1,909.10hr.

Accident: Early 1958. An Indian passenger disobeyed the pilot’s instructions and was struck on his left arm by the propeller that had not quite come to a full stop.

• CF-OCQ Alert Bay Air Service, Alert Bay, BC. 1967-1978.

Accident: Jackson Bay, BC. 15-Dec-1970. While on final approach, the pilot reported that he hit a downdraft. He applied full power but the aircraft continued to sink until it hit the water, breaking two float struts. The aircraft bounced back into the air so he decided to fly it back to his base where he made a good landing, but the remaining strut collapsed. Substantial damage caused to the aircraft.

• C-FOCQ Regn format changed prior to Jun-1976.

• C-FOCQ Gulf Air Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC. 1979

• C-FOCQ Air BC, Richmond, BC. On CCAR at May-1981 until canx 05-Dec-1984.

• C-FOCQ J. Pattinson Industries, Vancouver, BC. Canx 05-Dec-1984.

• C-FOCQ McCully Aviation Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Canx 27-Aug-1985.

• C-FOCQ McCully Aviation (1986) Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Regd 22-Oct 1986. Canx 12-Oct-1988.

• C-FOCQ Air Rainbow Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Regd 12-Oct-1988. Canx 24-Feb-1993. Regd 24-Feb-1993. Canx 08-Sep-1993.

• C-FOCQ Island Hopper Aviation Inc. Nanaimo, BC. Regd 08-Sep-1993. Canx 08-Aug-1994.

• C-FOCQ Air Rainbow Mid Coast, (444316 BC Ltd.,) Port McNeill, BC. Regd 23-May-1995. Canx 08-Aug-1996.

• C-FOCQ Air Rainbow Mid Coast, (444316 BC Ltd.,) Campbell River, BC.

• C-FOCQ EBNE Entertainment Inc., Campbell River, BC. Based Courtenay, BC. Regd 12-Mar-2001. Canx 02-Aug-2001.

• C-FOCQ Air Rainbow Mid Coast, (444316 BC Ltd.,) Campbell River, BC. Regd 02-Aug-2001. Canx 05-Sep-2001.

Repaint: Matterhorn white with green striping 2001.

Interior refit. Grey cloth seats with matching sidewalls. Three place centre bench seat with aft three place hammock, Wooden floor and wood door trim. 2001

• C-FOCQ 5106 Investments Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Regd 13-Mar-2002. Canx 13-Mar-2002. Canx 28-Nov-2002.

Note:   Rebuilt at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC. 2002.

• C-FOCQ Pacific Wings Ltd., Sechelt, BC. Regd 28-Nov-2002 & 25-Feb-2003. Canx 03-Aug 2004. Regd 24-Feb-2005 with temp. cert. to 22-May-2005. Removed from register on export to USA 21-Oct 2005.

• N52CQ Western Adventure Seaplanes Inc,. Missoula, MT. Regd 27-Oct-2005. Canx 23-Feb-2007.

Airworthiness Date: 06-Jan-2006.

• N52CQ Beaver Aircraft LLC., Missoula, MT. Regd 21-Jun-2007. Canx 18-Jun-2010

• N52CQ Tube Air Racing LLC., Rapid City, SD. Regd 11-Aug-2010.

Total time: 26,100hrs in 2015.

N52CQ Rustair Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 23-Mar-2016.

N232KT Rustair Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 31-May-2016. K2 Aviation titles.

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Photo: Neil Aird © 17 October 2002