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CF-GBV gets around and about.
Photos: Unknown photographers © 1963 - Ruben Husberg Collection
CF-GBV B.C. AIR LINES at Port Hardy.
Photo: Unknown photographer © c1960 - Aird Archives
CF-GBV at Ocean Falls, British Columbia.
Photo: George Kent © 1960-61
CF-GBV at Port Hardy, British Columbia.
Photo: via Chuck Ford © c.1960
CF-GBV at Cape Scott, Vancouver Island.
Photos: Frank Roberts © 1957 - via Mark Murphy
CF-GBV at a wintery Alert Bay, British Columbia.
Photo: Frank Roberts © 1957 - via Mark Murphy
CF-GBV at Port Hardy base.
Photo: Frank Roberts © 1956 - via Mark Murphy




Certificate of Airworthiness #3898 issued 23-Feb-1953.

CF-GBV BC Air Lines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Certificate of Registration #11659 issued 23-Feb-1953. Delivered 24-Feb-1953 and operated until circa 1964.

Accident: Un named location. Lat 50.03N Long 125.16W. 16-Oct-1958. While landing on water the aircraft struck a submerged unidentified object damaging a float. The pilot immediately took off and when landing a second time, the aircraft veered and ran up onto the dock. It suffered substantial damage details of which were unreported.

CF-GBV West Aircraft Sales & Servicing. Detail currently unknown.

CF-GBV BC Air Lines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Based Port Hardy, BC. Date unknown.

Accident: Hecate Straits off the Queen Charlotte Islands - Haida Gwaii, BC. 29-Dec-1966. Sank under tow.

Presumed lost


The display version of CF-GBV
Photos: Bob Kobzrey © 04 October 2021
More news on this project as it proceeds, very well done so far, it will be mounted on a pole at the edge of town. Highway 19 and 14th Avenue in a small park.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 24 April 2022

The aircraft was mounted on the pedestal 25 April 2022 - images to follow . . .

Photos: Adrian Gee © 27 April 2022