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N527BD at AIRVENTURE 2023, Oshkosh - KOSH, Wisconsin.
Photo: Gary Vincent © 27 July 2023 - Aird Archives
Photo: Nigel Hitchman © 27 July 2023 - Aird Archives
N527BD at Mason Jewett Field - KTEW, Michigan.
Photo: Donald H. Burt © 30 June 2023 - Aird Archives
C-FXPD on Thorburn Lake, near Clarenville, Newfoundland.
Photo: Mark Merry © July 2017
Photo: Dave Brown © 13 August 2006
C-FXPD a year earlier.
Photos: Dave Brown © 16 August 2005
CF-XPD visiting Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Photo: Erich Gandet © 03 September 1972


HK-1012X • HK-1012 • CF-XPD • C-FXPD



HK-1012X Government of Colombia. Delivered 05-Apr-1963.

HK-1012 Aero Taxi (Avianca–Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia SA), Bogota, Colombia. Canx Apl 1970.

CF-XPD Imported into Canada. Regd May-1970.

CF-XPD later C-FXPD Gander Aviation Ltd., Gander, NL. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 28-Apr-1971. Regn format changed prior to 30-Sep-1978. Canx 04-Jan-1988.

C-FXPD Thorburn Aviation Ltd., Clarenville, NL. Regd 04-Jan-1988 and 03-Sep-2003. Canx 14-Feb-2007. Regd 14-Feb-2007 and 16-Apr-2007. Based Thorburn Lake, NL.

Mods include: Edo 4930 floats with Kenmore float hatches rebuilt in1998. Bubble cabin door window, lifetime wing struts and wing tip fuel tanks. Fitted with eight seats.

Total time 15,970 hours (2015).

Colour scheme: Overall white with red nose and fuselage cheatline, tail fin accent and wingtips.

N527DB Donald H. Burt, Mason, MI. Regd 08-Jun-2023. Based Mason Jewett Field - KTEW.