N62DB visits Bethel.
Photos: JoJo Prince © 26 January 2023
N62DB parked at Lake Hood with siblings.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 07 April 2020
N62DB office and home.
Photos:Aero Tech © 2020 - via Kevin Fairley
N62DB on amphibs at Lake Hood.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © 22 May 2017
N62DB sunset tint.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 30 September 2014
N62DB wintering at Lake Hood base.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 24 February 2014
N62DB at Lake Hood, Anchorage.
Photos: John W. Olafson © 08 July 2012
N62DB in her striking new livery at Seldovia, Alaska.
Photo: Aero Tech © 2012
N812LT with Aero Tech at Clovis, New Mexico.
Photo: Ted Stallings © 24 November 2011
N812LT at Oshkosh.
Photo: Laura Marxen © 24 July 2007
C-GDOV a few years later.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 27 October 2006
C-GDOV parked at Vancouver South.
Photo: Neil Aird © 08 May 2001
C-GDOV getting some attention.
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1993 - Aird Archives
C-FRDA in wheel configuration.
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1976
C-FRDA not that kind of a jet! At Yellowknife.
Photo: Keith Simpson © May 1979 - Aird Archives
C-FRDA at Holman Island.
Photo: David Graham © August 1980
C-FRDA of Ptarmigan at Yellowknife.
Photo: Peter Keating © 08 June 1981 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
C-FRDA on choppy waters at Yellowknife.
Photo:Tim Garrish © Summer 1978 or 1979
CF-RDA after "adventure", at Dot Lake.
Photo: Les Dvorak © July 1974 - Tim Garrish Collection
CF-RDA parked at Ottawa / Uplands - CYOW, Ontario.
Photo: Joan Turner © 1972 - Michael J. Ody Collection


CF-RDA • C-FRDA • N33DV • N1DV • C-GDOV • N812DL



CF-RDA Rodair Inc., Montréal, QC. Circa 1967-1969.

Note: Rodair briefly leased at Laurentian A/S Ltd. Circa. 1969.

CF-RDA Laurentian Air Services, Regd at least prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 24-Apr-1970. Canx prior to Cert of Airworthiness renewal dated 24-Mar-1973.

Accident: Gagnon, QC. 13-Aug-1971. A steep approach was being made for a landing crosswind and gusty conditions. The pilot stated that the engine failed to respond when he opened the throttle for the round out. The aircraft hit the water with sufficient force to collapse and the fuselage and came to rest on the spreader bars of the floats. The pilot & three passengers were uninjured.

CF-RDA Arctic Air Ltd., Edmonton, AB., Fort Simpson NT., & Edmonton, AB., again. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 24-Mar-1973. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-Jun-1976.

CF-RDA Gateway Aviation Ltd., Edmonton, AB. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-Jun-1976. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-May-1977.

C-FRDA Ptarmigan Airways Ltd., Yellowknife, NT. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 05-Jun-1977. Regd 25-Nov-1985. Deleted on export to USA. 04-Apr-1989.

N33DV Dan Vollum, Hillsboro, OR. Regd 05-Apr-1989. Canx 10-Mar-1993.

• N1DV Don Vecchie, Chatham, IL. reserved Dec-1981. ntu.

• C-GDOV Imported into Canada 1993.

• C-GDOV CQI Holdings, Vancouver, BC. Regd 17-Mar-1993. Canx 21-Apr-1995.

C-GDOV E.V. Air Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Regd 21-Apr-1995 Canx 28-Jan-1997 and Regd 06-Jun-2005. Canx 06-Mar-2007.

C-GDOV Echo Valley Ranch & Spa Ltd., Partnership, Jesmond, BC. Regd 06-Mar-2007. Canx & deleted on export to USA, 06-Jul-2007,

N812TL Beaver Aircraft LLC., Missoula, MT. Regd 11-Jul-2007.

Airworthiness date: 14-Jul-2007. Category – Normal.

For Sale: Dec 2010. $975,000US. Total Time in Jul-2007: 13,350 hours.

Mods include: Wipline 6000 Amphibs, Viking 6,000-lb. AUW upgrade, tip tanks, dual yokes, Kenmore ventral and water finlets. Cleveland Main Wheel and Brakes (STC). Wipaire Window Flow Energizers (STC). Precise Pulselite Control Unit (STC). S-Tec Model 50 Autopilot w/ Electric Trim (STC). Whelen Anti-Collision Strobe Lights (STC). Wipaire Pilot/Copilot Passenger Seats (STC). Alaska Bush Wheels (STC). Tailwheel Assy (STC). Kenmore Air Harbor Domed Windows (STC). Kenmore Air Harbor Passenger Door (STC). Wipline Additional Cabin Windows (STC). Wipaire Electric Flap Pump (STC). Shadin Fuel FLow Transducer (STC)

N812TL Aero Tech LLC., Clovis, NM. Regd 05-Dec-2011

N62DB Aero Tech LLC., Clovis, NM. Resd 18-Jan-2012. Regd 29-Feb-2012. Expiry 31-Dec-2014.

Total time: 13,828 hours (May-2020). FOR SALE.



CF-RDA "Test Flight" at Dot Lake.

Submitted by Tim Garrish (Aug-2020) Thanks Tim.

Arctic Air Ltd., operated CF-RDA  out of Fort Simpson and Fort Nelson on floats in the summer and wheel / skis in the winter.    In the summer of 1974 Arctic Air Ltd., had a contract with an exploration firm and RDA was based at the float base (DOT Lake) in Norman Wells (VQ) where a camp was set up.  The pilot was John Hnatiuk and the engineer was Pete Austin.  I was in Fort Simpson flying for Arctic Air when the report came in that the aircraft had been damaged at the lake in Norman Wells.  The story was that the engineer took it out for a taxi power check but inadvertently got airborne.  He flew around for a short period of time obviously gathering his thoughts on what to do.  The pilot came out of his tent to see his aircraft overhead.  The engineer got RDA back on the lake but with some damage as the picture shows.

The above picture of the damaged RDA at DOT Lake was taken by Les Dvorak.  Here is what Les wrote back .  " I took the picture of RDA when I had a trip to the lake at NW. Arctic Air had it repaired and Gary Moore installed the overhauled engine down at the shed at WAL where they had parked".   (NW being Norman Wells.)  The damaged aircraft was transported(possibly by barge) to FS where the new engine was installed at Les Dvorak's yard on the Fort Simpson Island Airport.   "I dont remember how they got RDA out . Gary installed the new engine at FS . they had the airplane at Arctic Air and they brought it down the airstrip to where I was and put in the engine. That would have been the next year"   Les has started Wolverine Air (WAL) by then.