c/n 47
N777DH on the Tyee Spit, Campbell River, BC.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 16 September 2017
N777DH in the very attractive Alaska Seaplanes livery now.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 06 September 2011
N777DH away from the clutter - in Alaska.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Alaska Seaplanes - via Lindsi Driesbach
N777DH amongst tidy clutter at Victoria.
Photos: Neil Aird © 20 September 2004
N777DH at Clear Lake 2002 Splash-In.
Photo: Roger D. Cain © 2002  
N777DH at Oshkosh, WI.
Photo: © William T. Larkins
CF-FHN on wheels.
Photo: © Rich Hulina  

c/n 47

CF-FHN • N29800 • C-FFHN

N777DH

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Entries preceded by dates are from Department of Transport files.

04-May-1949 Entered on The Register of Canada (paper Certificate of Registration issued 21-May-1949).

04-May-1949 Temporary Certificate of Airworthiness & Certificate of Registration issued.

04-May-1949 Certificate of Airworthiness #3066 issued (document issued 21-May-1949).

• CF-FHN Central British Columbia Airways, Kamloops, BC. Delivered 04-May-1949.

21-May-1949 Certificate of Registration #7959 issued to Central British Columbia Airways Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

Jul-1949 DHC advises Department of Transport that CF-FHN loaned to Austin Airways, Toronto. ON., pending delivery of their own CF-FHX.

25-Apr-1951 Cargo dropping hatch modification similar to CF-FHB approved- Central British Columbia Airways drawing for alteration to cargo dropping hatch approved. (From 18” circular to 18” x 21” rectangular).

• CF-FHN K. J. Springer, Toronto, ON. Dates unknown.

• CF-FHN Pacific Western Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. May-1953 when PWA was formed with Central British Columbia Airlines taking over several smaller operators.

Accident: Port Hardy Airport Vancouver Island, BC. 22-Apr-1957. Because of the failure of a fitting in the hydraulic system of its amphibious floats the pilot was unable to lower both main wheels. However a landing on one wheel was successfully carried out with only minor damage. Pilot Robert Leagh Masters.

Note: When with PWA was used for water tanker trials using cylindrical canisters attached to the top of floats

10-Apr-1964 Bill Of Sale; Pacific Western Airlines to Island Leasing Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

13-Apr-1964 Application for Certificate of Registration by Island Leasing (for lease to Island Airlines Ltd., same ownership).

15-Apr-1964 Entered on The Register of Canada (paper Certificate of Registration issued 19-Apr-1964).

19-Apr-1964 Certificate of Registration # 33212 issued Island Leasing Ltd., Campbell River, BC.

• CF-FHN Island Leasing Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 19-Apr-1964.

• CF-FHN Leased to Island Airlines Ltd., Campbell River, BC. 19-Apr-1964.

Accident: North of Tofino British Columbia. 49°16’N 125°58’W14-Sep-1966, The float equipped aircraft struck side of Catface Mountain at 1400ft, 7ml NE of Tofino, British Columbia. The pilot had continued VFR flight into unfavourable weather conditions. The pilot attempted to climb through a break in the clouds to clear weather above. During the climb the break closed in and the pilot then attempted to turn around and let down out of the cloud. During the descending turn the aircraft collided with trees. Pilot seriously injured and aircraft substantially damaged.

16-Jan-1967 Bill of Sale; Island Leasing Ltd., to (illegible presumably KCR Aircraft Industries Ltd).

CF-FHN KCR Aircraft Industries Ltd. Details unknown. Regd Jan-1967.

Sep-1967 Aircraft still on Catface Mountain.

Apr-1969 Bill Of Sale; KCR Aircraft Industries Ltd., Vancouver, BC., to Robert Pogue, North Vancouver, BC.

CF-FHN Robert Poque, North Vancouver, BC. Apr-1969.

08-Dec-1969 Bill of Sale; Robert Pogue, North Vancouver to Don McGillivary, Nanaimo, BC.

CF-FHN Don McGillivary, Nanaimo, BC. Dec-1969.

11-Dec-1972 Bill o f Sale; Donald F. McGillivary, Nanaimo, BC., to West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

CF-FHN West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Dec-1972.

11-Dec-1972 Bill of Sale; West Coast Air Services Ltd., to Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., Kamloops, BC.

06-Jun-1973 Certificate of Registration issued Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., Kamloops, BC.

07-Jun-1973 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

CF-FHN Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., Kamloops, BC.  Jun-1973

08-Jun-1973 Agreement for hire; Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., hire to West Coast Air Services Ltd., 08-Jun-1973 to 31-Dec-1973.

08-Jun-1973 Certificate of Registration issued West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC. (under lease from Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd).

CF-FHN Leased to West Coast Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC.,  Jun-1973.

22-Feb-1974 Bill of Sale; Central British Columbia Air Service Ltd., to North Coast Air Services Ltd.

24-Feb-1974 Certificate of Registration issued Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., Kamloops, BC.

CF-FHN Central British Columbia Air Services Ltd., Kamloops, BC. Feb 1974.

05-Mar-1974 Certificate of Registration application by North Coast Air Services Ltd.

14-Mar-1974 Certificate of Registration issued to North Coast Air Services Ltd., Prince Rupert, BC.

• CF-FHN North Coast Air Services Ltd., Prince Rupert, BC. 14-Mar-1974.

Accident: Near Port Essington, British Columbia. 54/08N 129/57W 18-Sep-1975. When with North Coast Air Service. The aircraft struck trees, shed the left wing and came to rest inverted during flight through rising terrain. Aircraft suffered substantial damage. Pilot and two passengers sustained fatal injuries.

Unknown date. Wreck sold to Pacific Aircraft Salvage (Al Beaulieu), Richmond, BC.

• CF-FHN Pacific Aircraft Salvage, Richmond, BC.

26-Sep-1981 Bill of Sale; Pacific Aircraft Salvage to Bill Novak, Lost Springs, KS.

• CF-FHN. Canx & deleted on export to USA, 29-Oct-1981.

Summary of Total Hours since new as recorded in Department of Transport archives.

04-May-1950  424 hours

14-Apr-1951  924 hours

27-Apr-1952  1,459 hours

06-May-1953  2,834 hours

28-Dec-1954  3,597 hours

03-Jan-1955  4,408 hours

07-Nov-1955  4,944 hours

10-Oct-1957  6,016 hours

20-Oct-1958  7,748 hours

19-Oct-1959  8,178 hours

08-Apr-1961  8,623 hours

10-Aug-1961  8,893 hours

21-Mar-1962  9,180 hours

19-Mar-1963  9,596 hours

17-Feb-1965  10,682 hours

08-Apr-1965  10,786 hours

21-Nov-1965  11,438 hours

31-Mar-1966  11,728 hours

07-Jun-1973  12,149 hours

05-Mar-1974  12,400 hours

• N29800 Bill Novak, Lost Springs, KS. Regd 25-Feb-1982. Canx 31-Jan-1991. On USCAR at Dec-1995.

Note: Reported still at Pacific Aircraft Salvage, Richmond, BC. Circa 1995.

• C-FFHN Ken G Roberts, Vancouver, BC. Regd 20-Aug-1993. Canx 06-Mar-2000

Note: Aircraft rebuilt by owner; completed 1999.

• N777DH Andersonn Ford Sales, Fallon, NV. Regd 06-Mar-2000

Airworthiness Cert: 07-Apr-2000.

• N777DH Altitude Investments LLC., Fallon, NV. Regd 03-Nov-2000

• N777DH Sail Rock Aviation LLC., Granite Bay, CA. Regd 12-Mar-2004. Canx 03-May-2004

• N777DH Altitude Investments LLC., Fallon, NV. Regd 10-May-2004. Canx 01-Dec-2007

Note: Total time at Jul-2004 14,272 hours.

• N777DH Inian Inc., operating as Alaska Seaplanes, Anchorage, AK. Regd 04-Dec-2007. Canx 29-Apr-2011.

• N777DH Alaska Seaplane Service LLC., Juneau, AK. Regd 10-Aug-2011. Canx 13-Jan-2012

Service Difficulty Report 20-Jul-2011. On engine shutdown a sucking sound was heard as engine died. Cylinder compression check was 0/80. After staking the valve, the compression was still 0/80. Air was heard coming from the exhaust pipe. After removing the exhaust stack from the cylinder, a crack around the valve stem was noticed. Cylinder was removed from the aircraft and a serviceable cylinder was installed. Valve was removed from cylinder and a crack was seen around about 2/3 of the valve face. The valve remained intact.

Note: Dec-2011 on US Dept of Interior, National Business Centre list hourly lease rate of $750.00

• N777DH Kalinin Partners, Juneau, AK.  Regd 13-Feb-2012. Alaska Seaplanes livery.

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