c/n 819

C-GBPL back on Canadian Register, at Vancouver - CYVR.
Photo: Vernon Harvey © 27 August 2016.
N55DX back in the SW again, visits Casa Grande, Arizona.
Photo: Terry Nash © October 2005
C-GJTR at Vancouver looking smart once again after rebuild.
Photo: Neil Aird © 22 October 2002
C-FNFO gets snapped by JK.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1993 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-FNFO at Nestor Falls, Ontario.
Photo: Larry Milberry © 16 July 1991
N80LC at Harden Field.
Photo: R. E. Kling © June 1978 - Aird Archives
54-1683 when with New Mexico Army National Guard
stationed at Santa Fe.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Lenn Bayliss Collection
Photo: SFC Ben Baca (left), Captain Andrew Wells (right).
Via Andy Wells (Lieutenant Colonel (Retired)
54-1683 on Downsview pre-delivery outing.
Bombardier -  de Havilland Canada  ©  Photo: 1888_0555

c/n 819

54-1683 • N93434 (1) • N80LC • C-FNFO • (N24P) • C-GJTR • N55DX



54-1683 US Army #1526. L-20 No. 527 Command A-6. Delivered 02-Jun-1955. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

54-1683 New Mexico ANG.

54-1683 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 26-Jun-1975 to 17-Apr-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) UD070.

N93434(1) Civil Defence, Fort Meyers, FL. Dates currently unknown.

N80LC Lee County, Fort Myers, FL. Regd Jun-1976. Canx 30-Jun-1988.

C-FNFO Imported into Canada. Regd 1988.

C-FNFO Nestor Falls Bait & Tackle Ltd., Nestor Falls, ON. Regd 26-Jul-1988. Canx 13-May-1991.

C-FNFO Northwestern Flying Inc., Nestor Falls, ON. Regd 13-May-1991. Canx 12-Jun-1991, 24-Apr-2002 and 22-May-2002.

Accident: 21-May-1997. Location Unknown. Hit power lines and damaged by fire.

Accident: Sabaskong Falls, 2 nm NW of Nestor Falls, ON. 07-Jul-2001. The aircraft had just departed from the operator’s base at Kakabikitchiwan Lake, ON, on a visual flight rules flight for Aremis Lake to pick up a group of fishermen with only the pilot on board. Shortly after take-off, the aircraft was observed flying northbound at a very low altitude above Sabaskong Bay with the engine operating at a high power setting. The aircraft started to climb and bank to the left. The right wing struck the lower of two electrical wires strung across a channel between two islands at a height of between 20-30 ft above the water. The aircraft was destroyed; the pilot sustained fatal injuries. CADORS report 2001O0718. TSB Report Number A01C0152.

Total time: 11,843 hours at Jul-2001.

Note: See also c/n 421. Parts from c/n 421 used in this rebuild. Transport Canada has now c/n 421 declared “consumed”.

C-FNFO Hallmark Leasing Corp. Nestor Falls, ON. 22-May-2002.

(N24P) Resv’d and n.t.u.

C-GJTR Northwestern Flying Inc., Nestor Falls, ON. Regd 22-May-2002.

C-GJTR Hallmark Leasing Corporation, Vancouver, BC. Regd 07-Aug-2002.

N55DX Alpine Ranch LLC.,  Luna, NM. Regd 06-Jul-2004. Canx 21-Apr-2016

Airworthiness Date: 14-Jul-2004. Category normal.

C-GBPL BPL Aviation Ltd., Boundry Bay Airport, BC. Regd 30-Aug-2016.