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DQ-GEE of Pacific Island AIR, with mods and new colours.
Photo:Unknown photographer © 2016 - Aird Archives
DQ-GEE on the Nadi ramp.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection
Photo: Lance Higgerson © Date unknown
DQ-GEE spirited departure from Tororiki Island.
Photo: Michael Holland © 28 September 2013
DQ-GEE at Nadi International - NFFN.
Photo: Wayne Grant © 09 August 2012
Photo: Snorre - VAP © 17 July 2006
DQ-GEE at Yaukuve Island, Fiji.
At Vomo Island Resort.
On Castaway Beach.
Photos: Mike Smith © March 2004
DQ-GEE in tropical splendour at the Sonaisali Resort.
On the ramp at Nadi.
Photos: Mike Smith © 21 October 2003
C-GSKY on dry land at Powell River.
Photo: Damiano Gualdoni © June 2001
C-GSKY departs Prideaux Haven, B.C.
Photo: Bob Bates ©
C-GSKY of Bates Air at Coal Harbour, downtown Vancouver.
C-GSKY earlier at Vancouver South on the river.
Photos: © Bill Hann
C-GSKY new rear windows and Wilderness titles.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1984 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-GSKY at her beautiful Bella Coola base.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1983 - Aird Archives
C-GSKY in earlier blue "sky" period.
Photo: Gary Vincent © July 1980 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-GSKY with another canoe at Calgary, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © 11 July 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GSKY with a canoe.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © March 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection
58-2027 visits RAF Odiham.
Photo: Robin A. Walker © 17 June 1962

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58-2027 US Army # 1907. L-20 No. 908. Command A-16. Delivered 29-Jun-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-2027 D Troop, 4th Air Cavalry. Circa 1971.

58-2027 For Sale Coleman Barracks, Mannhein-Sandhofen, Germany. Seen 28-Aug-1972.

Total time: 4,300 hours

No Reg Purchased by B & M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973.

C-GSKY B & M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. Regd Jul-1974.

C-GSKY Skymaster Aviation, Toronto / Buttonville, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 15-Jul-1976. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 15-Jul-1977.

C-GSKY Highfield Corp. Ltd., Calgary, AB. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 15-Jul-1977. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GSKY Wilderness Airlines (1975) Ltd, Bella Coola, BC. On CCAR at May-1981.

Accident: Hardy Bay, Near Port Hardy, BC. Lat 50.43N, Long 127.29W 24-May-1982. The floatplane pilot was evacuating a patient on a stretcher. Enroute, he encountered low ceilings and fog, so he elected to land then water taxi the remaining distance. During the prolonged taxiing in rough water, the nose compartments of the floats filled with water, and the aircraft nosed over inverted. The patient drowned before she could be released from the stretcher.

Note: Following accident aircraft was rebuilt at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC.

C-GSKY Wilderness Airlines (1975) Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 22-Jul-1982, and 08-Oct-1993. Canx 15-Jan-1999.

Incident: Bella Coola, BC. 14-Aug-1995. On take-off the amphibious float equipped aircraft encountered very rough water. The front strut fittings broke. The front portions of the floats were bent upwards and the bottom of the fuselage was damaged when it hit the spreader bar. The pilot was not injured. CADOR report 1995P0318.

 C-GSKY Bates Air Ltd. Powell River, BC. Regd 24-Mar-2000. Canx 11-Apr-2003.

DQ-GEE Pacific Island Seaplanes, Fiji. Regd Feb-2002.

• • Had "Ni Sa Bula" on nose, which is "Hello" or "Hi" in local language.

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