N8190Y ready at Sealand Aviation, Campbell River - CYBL.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 28 February 2023 - Aird Archives
N8190Y at Sealand Aviation, Campbell River - CYBL, for work.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 08 November 2022 - Aird Archives
N8190Y at home base.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 20 July 2017
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 19 July 2017 - Aird Archives
N8190Y ready on the ramp at Talkeetna.
Photo: Chris Buckley © August 2015 - Aird Archives
N8190Y gets overnight snow removed from wings.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 01 March 2009
N8190Y back in business again, on Pica Glacier.
Photo: George Volsky © 05 May 2006
Photo: Fred Wallis © 08 April 2006
N8190Y at the Talkeetna Airport base.
Photo: Neil Aird © 10 September 2004
N8190Y at Merrill Field, Anchorage.
Photo: Derek Heley © 27 July 1998
C-GPUP at Vanderhoof, British Columbia.
Photo: John Olafson © late 1980's
C-GPUP in clover, at Smithers, British Columbia.
Photo: Ab Gobets © 29 July 1983 - via Coert Munk - Aird Archives
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © July 1983
C-GPUP on wheels.
Photo: Dirk Septer © date unknown
C-GPUP ready to ski.
Photo: Gary Vincent © May 1980
C-GPUP just imported into Canada.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1976
Photo: Peter Keating © August 1976 - Aird Archives


54-1687 • C-GPUP



54-1687 US Army #1530. L-20 No. 531. Command A-6. Delivered 20-Jun-1955. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

54-1687 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB.,  AZ. 09-Feb-1972 to 24-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS091.

Note: Purchased at Davis Monthan auction sale, 29-Jan-1976, by Theriault for $23,000US. Total time 7,273.3 hours. Engine 6,081.3 hours. Sold as “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Commented upon as date plate missing although further comment mentions a wing plate, all seats present and in average condition.

C-GPUP Theriault Air Service, Chapleau, ON. Regd 24-Feb-1976.

C-GPUP Falcon Leasing Ltd., Smithers, BC. Regd Jun-1979..

C-GPUP Smithers Air Service (1974), Smithers, BC. On CCAR at May-1981.

C-GPUP Falcon Leasing Ltd., Smithers, BC. Canx 14-Sep-1983

C-GPUP Vanderhoof Flying Service Ltd., Vanderhoof, BC. Regd 27-Sep-1983. Canx 22-Jun-1989.

N8190Y Alaska West Guides & Outfitters / Air Service Inc., Kenai, AK. Regd 28 Jun-1989.

Accident: Crescent Lake, AK. 12-Aug-1992. Approximately 5 seconds after levelling the wings on final approach for a glassy water landing on a large lake, the airplane experienced a hard premature landing. The floats were separated, and the airplane sank immediately. The pilot said that because of the flat lighting and glassy water conditions he lost his depth perception and misjudged his altitude. He said when the airplane hit the water he thought he was still 70 to 80 feet above the water. NTSB report ANC92LA128.

N8190Y Iliamna Air Taxi Ltd., Iliamna, AK. Dates unknown.

N8190Y Kakeldy Leasing Corporation, Anchorage, AK. Regd 24-Apr-1995.

Airworthiness Date: 27-Aug-1999. Standard restricted / Other

N8190Y Talkeetna  Air Taxi Inc., Talkeetna, AK. Regd 10-Jul-2000.

Accident: 50 mi. NW Talkeetna, AK, 15-Apr-2005. The airline transport pilot was conducting a federal public use flight for the National Park Service under Title 14, CFR Part 91, when he landed a ski-equipped airplane on a glacier. In a written statement to the NTSB, the pilot reported exiting the landing area in a wide right-hand turn attempting to keep high on the slope, and avoid a depression on the steeply sloping terrain. He wrote that when the tailwheel started to slide downhill, he added power to increase rudder authority, and shallowed the right turn, hoping to avoid a depression. He reported that the airplane crossed over the depression, and upon "touching down on the far side" the right main landing gear collapsed, and the right wing struck the snow. The pilot reported that the right wing and forward fuselage sustained structural damage. According to the pilot, there were no known pre-accident mechanical anomalies with the airplane. Two passengers received minor injuries and pilot none. Aircraft received substantial damage. NTSB report ANC05TA058.

Note: Total airframe hours at Apr-2005 – 9,835 hours.

Note: Rebuilt at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC. May-2005.