ZK-LAY Lady in Waiting at Motueka.
Photo: Aaron Murpht © 18 September 2021 (From a Cessna 172!)
DQ-GWW now at Motueka, New Zealand.
Photo: Dave Bates © 08 June 2018
DQ-GWW ready to sail the Pacific, again.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 03 April 2014
DQ-GWW checking out the beautiful BC neighbourhood.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 07 February 2014
DQ-GWW back in the air, now with extended snout.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 02 February 2014
DQ-GWW ready for test flight.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 02 February 2014
DQ-GWW back at Sealand for repairs.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © June 2013
DQ-GWW at Nadi International - NFFN.
Photo: Wayne Grant © 11 August 2012
DQ-GWW landing Nadi International, Fiji.
Photo: Derek Heley © 19 January 2012
DQ-GWW at Campbell River, ready to return to Fiji.
Restored , now with Alaska Door and Sealand mods.
Photos: John Caswell © April 2004
DQ-GWW at Nadi International, Fiji.
Photo: Joe Barr © June 2003
Photo: Courtesy of Pacific Island Air ©
DQ-GWW one year after her arrival in Fiji.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Slide dated August 2000 - Aird Archives
C-FGQW of Vancouver Island Air at Campbell River.
Photo: Brent Wallace © April 1991 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-FGQW operating from Campbell River.
Photo: Unknown photographer © VIA - via Pete Killin
Photos: Lenn Bayliss © June 1989
C-FGQW at Vancouver South.
Photo: John Kimberley © December 1986 - Aird Archives
C-FGQW with Athabaska at La Ronge, Saskatchewan.
Photo: Dennis Byl © c.1985 - Brian Byl Collection
CF-GQW at her HBC Winnipeg base, Manitoba.

The AME's two most favourite items in the summer of 1965.

Freighting to Nemascau from Rupert House, Québec.
CF-GQW at Attiwapiskat, Ontario.
Photos: Ross Taylor © Summer 1965





Certificate of Airworthiness #3485 issued 21-May-1951.

CF-GQW Hudson’s Bay Company, Winnipeg, MB. Certificate of registration #10176 issued 21-May-1951. Delivered 22-May-1951 and operated until 1978.

Accident: Winnipeg, MB 16-Apr-1974. The aircraft yawed on takeoff and collided with VASI lights on the left side of the runway. The aircraft suffered substantial damage. Pilot and two passengers uninjured.

C-FGQW Athabaska Airways, Prince Albert, SK. On CCAR as at May-1981. Canx 22-May-1985

C-FGQW Vancouver Island Air Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Canx 12-Dec-1985. Regd 09-May-1986. Canx 22-May-1992.

C-FGQW Carroll Lake Lodge Ltd., (Carroll Lake Charters), Nipawin, SK. Regd 14-Jul-1992. Canx 20-May-1993.

C-FGQW Northern Dene Airways Ltd., Prince Albert, SK. Regd 20-May-1993. Canx 29-Jun-1994.

C-FGQW Wayco Aviation Ltd., Quesnel, BC. Regd 29-Jun-1994. Canx 28-Jul-1994. Regd 15-Aug-1994. Canx 27-Sep-1996.

C-FGQW Pacific Island Seaplanes. Regd 31-Oct-1996. Canx 02-Dec-1997 on export to Tonga

Note: Imported to Tonga in Nov-1995.

A3-GQW Pacific Island Seaplanes. Atata Tongatapu, Tonga. Regd Dec-1997.

DQ-GWW Pacific Air Travel and Leasing Ltd. (Operated as Pacific Island Air) Nadi, Fiji. Regd. 01-Nov-1999.

Accident: 12-Jun-2003. Crashed at Treasure Island, Fiji when one float cracked and aircraft sank. Later stored and dismantled at Nadi. Rebuilt and restored by Jun-2007.

Incident: Tipped on nose during tropical cyclone “Evan” 18-Dec-2012. Moderate damage. Repaired at Sealand, Campbell River, BC. Arrived Jun-2013. Test flown 02-Feb-2014. Ready to be shipped back 03-Apr-2014.

• Stored at Argus Helicopters, Motueka, NZ (2018-2021).

ZK-LAY GCH Aviation Limited, Christchurch, NZ. Regd 09-Sep-2021.

To be rebuilt


Photo: Screen capture from www.abc.news.net.au © 18 December 2012