c/n 1129

N17598 in the yard at Kenmore.
Photo: Michael Hayes © 15 February 2006
N17598 caught without wings.
Photo: David Lednicer © 29 October 2005
N17598 visits Campbell River, BC.
Photo: John Caswell © 05 August 2005
N17598 arriving at home base, Kenmore, WA.
Above photos: Dave Adam © 2002
Above photos: © Bill Hann
N17598 landing at Lake Union, in downtown Seattle.
Photo: Damiano Gualdoni © June 1998
Leaving the dock for the Kenmore staff summer evening bar-b-que.
The ultimate water taxi, N17598 heads off to a sheltered, secret location.
Photos: Neil Aird © 13 September 1995
N17598 in the early Kenmore livery.
Photo: Gary Vincent © April 1984 - Aird Archives
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 12 June 1977
VP-FAH of FIGAS operating for many years in Falkland Islands.
Photo: Ian White © 1965 - via Douglas A. Rough
Photos: © Barry Hayton

c/n 1129

(VP-FAI) • VP-FAH

N17598

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(VP-FAI) Delivered 15-May-1958.

VP-FAH Falkland Islands Government Air Service (FIGAS) . Canx 07-Dec-1959.

N17598 Leo J. Davey, Mexico City, Mexico. Regd 07-Dec-1959.

N17598 Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd 05-Apr-1968.

Airworthiness date: 13-Mar-2000. Restricted Other / Weather Control.

Note: Dec-2011 on US Dept of Interior, National Business Centre list hourly lease rate of $825.00

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VP-FAH   De Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver                      c/n 1129

These notes are courtesy of Douglas A. Rough © 2006

Purchased new from DHC Downsview by the FI Govt for FIGAS as a replacement for VP-FAG. Wearing a "Consolidated Blue" cheat line on a silver airframe (with the correct regn, VP-FAH applied), it was test-flown prior to being dismantled, crated, and shipped c15.5.58 on 'Fitzroy' to Stanley, arriving there in 7.58.  Unpacked and assembled as a floatplane prior to being flight-tested from Stanley Harbour by J.Kerr of FIGAS on 19.8.58. Damaged on 9.8.60 at Shell Point, Fitzroy. It was driven on to a rocky beach at high tide whilst being maneuvered through some narrows. Dismantled and recovered by sea to Stanley for repairs. Remained in service until at least 5.1.67, the day of its last-known flight with FIGAS.  Sold c6.67 to L.J.Downey of Mexico City, Mexico and regd. N17598.  Departed (crated) on 'Darwin' in late 1967 or early 1968 (reportedly still marked as VP-FAH) for Montevideo, Uruguay, and onward trans-shipment.  FI regn cancelled on 15.3.68.

Summary of subsequent history:  To Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore WA 5.4.68. and was still current,  regd as N17598, with them when last noted on 5.8.05.