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C-FJIM at a sunny Campbell River this time.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 15 October 2011
C-FJIM at a sunny Tofino.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 26 August 2011
C-FJIM at home base.
Photo: Fred Remmler © 08 June 2009
C-FJIM working at Departure Bay, Nanaimo.
Photos: Robbie Shaw © 31 August 2008
C-FJIM at Vancouver South this time.
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 06 July 2005
C-FJIM coming and going at Coal Harbour.
Photos: Neil Aird © 20 September 2004
C-FJIM at Sechelt.
Photos: John W. Olafson © 30 August 2004
C-FJIM in action.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 2003 - Aird Archives
C-FJIM at Tofino harbour.
Photo: Christian Ruppert © 02 May 2003
C-FJIM of Tofino Air on Fraser River
Photo: Bill Hann © 2002
C-FJIM at Vancouver South.
Photo: Neil Aird © May 2001
52-6092 of USAF-TAC at Luke AFB.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1970 - Robin A. Walker Collection
52-6092 gets some ramp maintenance.
Photo: Roy Lock © 23 December 1969 - Aird Archives
52-6092 of 539th FIS at McGuire AFB.
Photos: Stephen Miller © 15 May 1965 - via Ron Olsen and Steve Hill

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52-6092 • N65035

C-FJIM

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52-6092 USAF #1254 L-20. .No: 255. Command AF-3. Delivered 10-Mar-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6092 Stored at MASDC Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. Arrived 20-Jul-1971.Struck off charge on 25-Jan-1972

N65035 Victor Valley College, Victorville, CA. Regd Dec-1971. Sale reported at 02-Mar-1990. Canx 11-Dec-1990 as sold in Canada.

C-FJIM Ts’Ang Aero Marine Ltd., Delta, BC. Regd 19-Dec-1990. Canx 21-Dec-1992.

Note. Ts’ang means beaver.

C-FJIM C. N. Danroth Contracting Ltd., Gibsons, BC. Regd 21-Dec-1992. Canx 05-Aug-1994.

Incident: Vancouver, BC. 26-Oct-1993. Pilot reported rough running engine whilst inbound for landing. Landed safely with emergency and rescue service on standby. CADORS report 1993P0399

C-FJIM Mid Coast Air Services Ltd., Port McNeill, BC. Regd 05-Aug-1994. Canx 25-Aug-1999.

C-FJIM Bates Air Ltd., Powell River, BC. Regd 25-Aug-1999. Canx 08-Dec-1999.

C-FJIM Mid Coast Air Services Ltd., Sechelt, BC. Regd 08-Dec-1999. Canx 03-May-2000.

C-FJIM Tofino Airlines Ltd., Tofino, BC. Regd 07-Jul-2000, Canx 07-Jul-2000. Re-regd 24-Jul-2000, 15-Apr-2003 & 23-Apr-2003.

Active

USAF History

52-6092 was made available to the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit) unit of the USAF at Downsview, ON., on 30-Jan-1953, accepted 16-Feb-1953 and delivered to the Air Defence Command at Stewart AFB., NY., and the 4700th Air Base Group on 10-Mar-1953. It remained until passed to the 9th Liaison Squadron on the same base on 15-Apr-1953 before returning to the 4700th on 25-Sep-1953.

Its next allocation was to New Castle County Airport, DE., and the 525th Air Defence Group. It effectively stayed at this location until 10-Oct-1955 but also had a brief stay with the TAC at Langley and the 405th Fighter Bomber Wing from 06-Jul-1954 until 16-Jul-1954 and back with the ADC and the Middletown Air Depot at Olmstead between 15-Feb-1955 and 09-Feb-1955.

Emblem of 525th Air Defence Group

After New Castle it was next attached to Andrews AFB., MD., and the 85th Air Division. This was between 10-Oct-1955 and 22-Nov-1956.

Emblem of 85th Air Division - Defence

Its next port of call was to the Ramore Air Station, a SAGE unit in ON., Canada, and the 912nd Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron. But as in the circumstances with other aircraft attached to ACW Squadrons it managed to escape to other locations from time to time. It this aircrafts situation these included to the 82nd Fighter Group, New Castle AFB., DE., from 18-Aug-1956 until later in the year (date unknown); the 2500th Air Base Wing at Mitchel AFB., NY., from 04-Feb-1957 to 21-Mar-1957  and to Downsview presumably for maintenance from 08-Apr-1957  and 24-May-1957. It ended its time at Ramore on 17-Dec-1961.

Emblem of 912th ACW Sqd

Its next allocation was to Kincheloe AFB., with the 507th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron remaining until 16-Apr-1962 after which the aircraft moved to Lowther AFB., ON.,, Canada and the 639th Aircraft Control and Warning Squadron until 27-Jun-1963. It was then back to Kincheloe and the 507th for just under three months until 05-Sep-1963. McGuire AFB., was the next stop where it was attached to the 539th Fighter Interceptor Squadron.

Its remaining USAF history is still to be researched but we are aware that it was with the 58th Tactical Fighter Training Wing, Luke AFB., AZ., in 1969 after which it passed to MASDC at Davis Monthan AFB., AZ on 21-Jul-1971. It was struck off charge on 25-Jan-1972.

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