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C-GUPM enjoying the Red Arrows at YND - Gatineau, Québec.
Photo: Rod Digney © 13 August 2019
C-GUPM at "Airventure 2018" - Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Photo: Ian M. Macdonald © 27 July 2018
C-GFRX new owner, new home.
Photo: Jean-Yves Duplessis © 16 May 2017
C-GFRN at the private dock.
Photo: Michael Ferguson © Fall 2014
C-GFRN in action, from the tower cab at CYSJ.
Photos: Stephen R. Peck © 09 October 2009
C-GFRN a walk-around at her home base, CYSJ.
Photos: Dale Tiedeman © 31 August 2009
C-FRBB at La Ronge, SK.
Photos: Dale Tiedeman © 10 September 2006
C-FRBB back out west.
Photo: Gary L. Redhead © 2006
C-FRBB restrained.
Photo: W. Watson © March 1994 - Aird Archives
N43886 just after de-mobilisation.
Photo: Unknown photographer © date unknown c.1977 - Aird Archives
51-16818 at Davis Monthan AFB.
Photo: G. R. Markgraff © 08 May 1970 - Aird Archives


51-16818 • N43886 • C-FRBB • C-GFRN • C-GFRX



51-16818 US Army #1145. L-20A No: 146. Command A-2. Delivered 19-Aug-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16818 Louisiana National Guard.

51-16818 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 06-Apr-1973 to 19-Nov-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) UD036.

N43886 City of Houston Civil Defence, Houston, TX. Regd Jun-1979.

N43886 Department of Agriculture, Mission, TX. Dates unknown.

N43886 Wipaire Inc., South Saint Paul, MN. Regd 16-Nov.1987. Canx 05-Mar-1991.

C-FRBB Van Allen Aviation Inc., Westmount, QC. Regd. 28-May-1991.

C-FRBB Van Allen Aviation Inc., Calgary, AB. Change of Address 28-Nov-1991. Canx 02-Jun-2006.

Accident: Cornwall, ON.11-Sep-2001. The aircraft arrived at the Cornwall Regional Airport (CYCC) on a VFR flight from an unknown origin. The aircraft (equipped with amphib floats) landed with the landing gear retracted on runway. CADORS 2001O1049

C-FRBB Roger Baikie, Dundee, QC. Regd date unknown. Not on CCAR.

Total time: 7,894 hours at 2005.

C-FRBB Gary L. Redhead Holdings Ltd., Lloydminster, AB. Regd 12-Jun-2006.Regd 22-Jun-2009 at Regina, SK.  Based Lloydminster, AB.

Mods include: Wipline 6000 amphib. floats, Wipline cabin extension with double rect. Windows, domed passenger door window, tip tanks and Baron STOL wing mods. Three blade Hartzell prop.

Colour Scheme: In 2006 overall white with green engine and fuselage cheat line, tapering to rear, wing leading edge and tail fin all with gold trim.

Note: For sale at Campbell River, Feb-2008 for $500K US. Total time: 8,000 hours.

C-FRBB Irving Oil Transport, St John, NB. Regd & Canx 08-JuL-2009.

C-GFRN Irving Oil Transport Inc., St John, NB. Regd 08-Jul-2009. Canx 08-Jul-2009. Regd 08-Jul-2009. Canx 09-Sep-2014. Regd 22-Apr-2015. Canx 24-Aug-2016.

Note: Interior refurbished 2010.

Total time:  Since new 8,544 hours.

Added mods Viking 5600 gross weight increase. Lifetime wing struts. Viking quick egress  windows, Wipaire  skylights. Wipaire battery forward. Wipaire electric fuel boost pump  and Alternator. EDO 4580 amphibious floats by Sealand.  Lake and air advisory system for amphibious floats . Kenmore stabiliser fins.

Note: Unclear as to when these mods were added.

C-GFRX Irving Oil Transport Inc., St. John, NB. Regd 24-Aug-2016. Canx 25-Aug-2016. Wipline amphibs.

C-GFRX Galloway Aviation Ltd., St. John, NB. Regd 25-Aug-2016.

C-GFRX 6565441 Canada Inc., (Vintage Wings), Ottawa, ON • Regd 15-Feb-2016. Canx 15-Feb-2017. Canx 16-Jan-2018.

C-GUPM 6565441 Canada Inc., (Vintage Wings), Ottawa, ON • Regd 16-Jan-2018.

• Based CYND - Gatineau, QC. Upgraded by Viking Air, Sydney, BC. (2018).