c/n 81
C-FGQF in action at Vancouver South.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 12 July 2013
C-FGQF now with nose extension.
Photo: Ross Baadsvik © 14 June 2013
C-FGQF at Vancouver South.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 14 June 2008
C-FGQF at Campbell River.
Photos: John Caswell © 28 October 2006
C-FGQF back at Vancouver.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 13 March 2006
C-FGQF at Campbell River.
Photos: John Caswell © 10 September 2005
C-FGQF at her current parking spot.
Photo: Neil Aird © 19 September 2004
C-FGQF at Vancouver South floatplane base.
Photo: Ian Wilson © 02 July 2004
Photo: Neil Aird © 08 May 2001
Photo: Bill Hann © 1999
C-FGQF on the grass at Victoria.
C-FGQF at Victoria Airport celebrations.
Photo: Neil Aird © 30 October 1997
C-FGQF at Prince Rupert, BC.
Photo: © Mark Merry
Photo: Peter Keating © 18 June 1983 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
CF-GQF on skis at Oshawa.
Photos: Ian Macdonald © 1970's
CF-GQF serving with EPA early in her career on Octagon Pond.
Photo: Richard Stoker © August 1965
CF-GQF "on ice".
Photo: Ernest M. Dalton © date unknown

c/n 81

CF-GQF

C-FGQF

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• CF-GQF (Rimouski) Gulf Aviation Inc., Mont Joli, QC. Delivered 03-Jun-1950.

• CF-GQF Quebecair, Dorval, QC. Circa Sep-1955. Date unknown.

• CF-GQF Eastern Provincial Airways Ltd., Gander, NL.

Accident: Un named location. Lat 54°29’N Lon 57°12’W. 02-Mar-1957. Aircraft struck a hard snow drift during its landing run, bounced and settled down heavily. Aircraft suffered substantial damage to elevator main spar, tail cone bracket RH and LH. The deck plate assembly, canted bulkhead. Fuselage skin and windshield port side split. No injuries recorded.

Accident: Un named location Lat 55°29’N Lon 60°15’W. 26-Mar-1957. The pilot was unable to control the aircraft on the ground in gusty conditions. The aircraft was swung by a gust of wind while taxiing which made the tail wheel hit a snow drift damaging the tail assembly. Substantial damage to the tail assembly occurred with several items and areas of the rear fuselage requiring attention.

• CF-GQF Eastern Provincial Airways (1963) Ltd., Gander, NL. Circa 1964-until canx prior to C of A dated 30-Apr-1972.

Accident: Mary’s Harbour, NL. 52°19’N 55°51’W. 15-Feb-1965. After selecting skis down the fuel selector was changed to the front tank and a few seconds later, as the aircraft was turning downwind the engine stopped. The pilot selected a clearing straight ahead where the aircraft was landed coming to rest against a number of small trees. No injury recorded. The aircraft suffered substantial damage.

Accident: Harbour Breton, Newfoundland. 47°29’N 55°49’W 23-Jan-1968. The pilot, in a ski equipped aircraft chose to land in an area that was unsuitable for a ski landing because of lack of sufficient space for the configuration. Also the surrounding terrain prevented overshoot action. Aircraft struck left bank of lake causing substantial damage.

• CF-GQF Labrador Airways Ltd., Goose Bay, NL. Regd prior to C of A dated 30-Apr-1972. Canx prior to C of A dated 02-Nov-1975.

• C-FGQF North Coast Air Services Ltd., Prince Rupert, BC. Regn prior to C of A dated 02-Nov-1975. Photo Jun-1983 also Regd 15-Oct-1990. Canx 23-Mar-1993.

• C-FGQF Air Rainbow Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Regd 23-Mar-1993. Canx 23-May-1993. Regd 11-May-1993 Canx 06-Aug-1993.  Based Prince Rupert.

Incident: Prince Rupert, BC. 15-May-1993. Report states privately owned aircraft had an engine failure in the vicinity of Lucky Island Lighthouse. The pilot issued a PAN message and landed safely with no injuries. CADORS report 1993P0179

• C-FGQF Tsayta Aviation Ltd., Fort St. James, BC. Regd 06-Aug-1993. Canx 22-Mar-1995. Based Prince Rupert, BC.

• C-FGQF Castle Rock Exploration Corporation, Richmond, BC. Regd 23-Jun-1995 Canx 01-Dec-1997.

Note: Attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Victoria, BC, 17 to 19-Oct-1997.

• C-FGQF 598142 Alberta Ltd., Sidney, BC. Regd 07-Aug-1998. Canx 02-Nov-1999 (This is possibly Airlink Charters with HQ in Calgary, AB.)

• C-FGQF 839901 Alberta Inc., Calgary, AB. Based Vancouver, BC. Regd 28-Aug-2000, 30-May-2003, 27-May-2005 and 08-Mar-2006.

Note: Company base and operational base have swapped between Calgary and Vancouver since 2000 not always being the same location at the same time.

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