c/n 1360

VH-CXS chillin' by the beach.
Photo: Daniel Johnson © January 2013
VH-CXS at her Cairns, Queensland mooring buoy.
Photo: Alex Penrose © 09 December 2011
VH-CXS fresh out of three month overhaul.
Photo: Alex Penrose © 06 December 2011
VH-CXS now working from Cairns.
Photo: Kihei Kitagawa © 21 September 2008
VH-CXS in Cairns Harbour area.
Photos: Vern Mitchinson © 2007
Photo: Martin Eadie © 03 October 2007
N211AW at Campbell River for onward shipment to OZ.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 17 May 2007
N211AW at Kenai.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © May 2006
N211AW at Anchorage.
Photo: Rich Hulina © May 2005
N211AW at Kenai, with minor colour scheme modification.
Photo: Ruben Husberg © 25 May 1992
C-FXGG Beaver Crossing.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © 22 April 1989
C-FXGG three months later at same location.
Photo: John Kimberley © December 1988
C-FXGG with double markings at Vancouver.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1988
C-FXGG at Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 28 July 1984
CF-XGG on the ramp at Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 28 August 1976
CF-XGG receiving some attention earlier.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 18 January 1976
N9861F ready to be delivered at Downsview.
Photo: DHC © 1960 - (print 11921) - Aird Archives

c/n 1360

N9861F • CU-??? • CF-XGG • C-FXGG • N211AW • N323WA

VH-CXS

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N9861F Air Carrier Service Corporation. WA DC. Delivered 01-Feb-1960.

CU-*** Possible export to Cuba.

Note: There is correspondence of January 1960 regarding the export of a Beaver to Cuba with Air Carrier Service as the agent. There is no direct evidence but it is possible that this was c/n 1360, which either went to Cuba or was retained by Air Carriers who had already purchased it off the production Line.

CF-XGG Scurry Rainbow Oil Ltd., Calgary, AB. Regd Nov-1968. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 11-Jan-1976. Canx prior to Cert of Airworthiness renewal dated 11-Jan-1979

CF-XGG G L & F G Beban and L A Williams. Nanaimo, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 11-Jan-1979.. Canx date currently unknown.

C-FXGG Gertrude Beban et al., Nanaimo, BC. Dates unknown.

C-FXGG Waglisla Air Inc., Richmond, BC. Based Bella Bella, BC. Regd 02-Nov-1977. Canx 13-Oct-1988.

C-FXGG Tomas May (Unicorn Flight), Vancouver, BC. Regd 13-Oct-1988. Canx 22-Jun-1990 on export to USA.

N211AW AK West Guides & Outfitters, Nikiski / Wasilla, AK. Regd 13-Jun-1990. On USCAR at at Dec-1995.

N323WA Wayne Alden, McGregor, MN. Regd 06-Jun-1996.

Accident: Island Lake Seaplane Base, Nikiski, AK. 24-Jun-2002. At the end of a positioning flight from Tyanek, the airline transport certificated pilot was landing toward the west in the float-equipped airplane. The wind was from the north, about five knots. The pilot indicated he was in the landing flare, and the airplane's airspeed was about 50 knots. As the airplane touched down, the left float dug into the water. The airplane pivoted to the left and nosed down. The left float was crushed upward against the fuselage. The pilot said that he and his passenger exited the airplane, which remained floating nose down for about 15 minutes. The airplane then slowly nosed over and remained floating upside down. The pilot and passenger, a company guide, were uninjured. NTSB report ANC02LA060.

N323WA AK West Air Service Ltd  / AK West Guides & Outfitters Wasilla, AK. Regd 06-Feb-2003. Canx 01-Nov-2004.

N211AW Summit Leasing LLC., Kenai, AK. Regd 04-Nov-2004. Sale reported 05-Jul-2007. Leased to Alaska West Air Service. Canx 06-Jul-2007 on export to Australia.

Note: Noted at Sealand, Campbell River, BC., and left there in a container via Vancouver on 05-Jun-2007.

VH-CXS Tropical Aviation Pty., Ltd., Cairns, QLD. Also address given as Carlton South, VIC. Regd 01-Aug-2007. In Cairns Seaplane colours

For Sale: Apr-2015 at Cairns. A$340,000 (US$264,590).

Mods: On EDO floats Total refurbishment in 2012. Eight seats.

Total time: 15,180hrs

VH-CXS Blue Sky Airways Pty., Ltd., Bondi Junction, NSW • Regd 19-Feb-2016.

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Photos: Alex Penrose © 06 & 09 December 2011