N460DB at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 09 June 2016
N460DB at American Lake, WA.
Photo: Neil Aird © 13 September 1995
N53LP at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: Glen Etchells © May 1987
N53LP at Belle Chasse - 65LA, Louisiana.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 25 January 1985
C-GTER at NY3 - Collingwod, Ontario.
Photo: Michael J. Ody © July 1983
C-GTER at Kenora, Ontario.
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © c.1982 - Aird Archives
Photo: Joan Turner © 05 September 1982 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GTER with Wings Aviation at Red Lake, Ontario.
Photo: Peter Keating © 12 August 1978 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
C-GTER tied down.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © October 1976 - Michael J. Ody Collection
55-0693 at Craig Field, Florida.
Photo: L. B. Slides © January 1971 - Aird Archives
55-0693 when with New Jersey Army National Guard.
Photo: Unknown photographer © No date - via L. Paul - Robert Esposito Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Leo J. Kohn © Date unknown - Ian Macdonald Collection


55-0693 • N53LP • C-GTER • N53LP • N91LU



55-0693 US Army #1595. L-20 No. 596. Command A-7. Delivered 10-May-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-0693 served with North Carolina Army National Guard, New Jersey Army National Guard and Florida Army National Guard.

Entries preceded by date are extracts from Department of Transport records at Archive Canada.

18-Aug-1975 Dominion Air Lease Ltd.,  request C-GTER (second choice) for DHC-2 msn 914.

21-Aug-1975 Allotment of C-GTER to DHC-2 msn 914 for Dominion Air Lease Ltd.

01-Apr-1976 Application for Certificate of Registration by Dominion Air Lease Ltd., Weston, ON.

03-Apr-1976 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

09-Apr-1976 Certificate of Registration issued.

C-GTER Dominion Air Lease, Weston, ON. Regd 09-Apr-1976.

23-Jun-1978 Application for Registration by Wings Aviation Ltd.

23-Jun-1978 Temporary Certificate of Registration issued Wings Aviation Ltd., Red Lake, ON.

29-Jun-1978 Certificate of Registration issued to Wings Aviation Ltd., Red Lake, ON.

29-Jun-1981 Certificate of Registration re-issued to Wings Aviation Ltd., (on lease from Dominion Air Lease Ltd. ) (Private category).

C-GTER Leased to Wings Aviation Ltd., Red Lake, ON. Regd 29-Jun-1981.

19-Oct-1981 Application for Registration by Dominion Air Lease Ltd.,

C-GTER Dominion Air Lease, Weston, ON. Date regd Oct-1981.

14-Aug-1984 Bill of Sale; Dominion Air Lease Ltd.,  to Southern Seaplane Inc., Belle Chasse, LA.

C-GTER Cancelled on CCAR 24-Aug-1984.

Total hours since new as recorded on Department of Transport at Archive Canada.

27-May-1977   5,934 hours

11-May-1978   5,939 hours

10-Oct-1980   6,191 hours

28-Oct-1981   6,192 hours

N53LP Rhoady R. Lee Jr., Operating as Lakeside Industries, Bellevue, AK. Regd Aug-1984.

N53LP Southern Seaplane Inc., Belle Chasse, LA. Regd Aug 1984.

N91LU Lake Union Air Service Inc., Lake Union / Seattle, WA. On USCAR at-02-Mar-1990.

N91LU Wings Aviation Services Ltd., Juneau, AK.

N91LU American Lake Marina. dba Puget Sound Seaplanes, American Lake (near Tacoma), WA. Regd Apr-1991.

N460DB AK Coastal Airlines Inc., Juneau, AK. Regd 19-Apr-1991. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992.

A/W Date 24-Sep-1992.

Certificate date: 24-Sep-1992. Standard – restricted.

N460DB American Lake Marina. dba Puget Sound Seaplanes, American Lake, WA. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

N460DB D & W LLC., Issaquah / Sammamish, WA. Regd 22-Jun-.1999. Canx 22-Jun-2012.

N460DB Bristol Bay Mission Lodge, Anchorage, AK. Regd 26-Jul-2012.