C-GVHS on wheels, unknown location.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives
C-GVHS a sequence on Windigo River, Ontario
C-GVHS arrives at Sandy Lake.
Photos: Unknown photographer © - via Craig Paul
C-GVHS awaits.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © date unknown - Aird Archives
C-GVHS in winter mode.
Photo: Keith Fox © December 1981
C-GVHS at Carp, near Ottawa, Ontario.
Photos: Bill Sawchuk © 31 December 1977
53-7922 at Coleman Barracks, Germany.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1971


53-7922 • C-GVHS



53-7922 US Army #1463. L-20 No. 464 Command A-4. Delivered 06-Dec-1954. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

53-7922 For Sale at Coleman Barracks, Mannheim-Sandhofen, Germany. Seen 28-Aug-1972.

Total time: 4,402 hours

No regn. Purchased by B-M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973.

C-GVHS Passed to Alliance Aviation, a company owned by B-M. Aviation. Dates currently unknown.

Note: When c/n 733 passed to Alliance Aviation, they took the struts of c/n 733 and put them on c/n 1095 before it was sold to Aviation Maintenance.

C-GVHS Allen Airways Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 08-Sep-1979.

C-GVHS Hooker Air Service Ltd., Pickle Lake, ON. Regd circa end of 1979.

C-GVHS Central Air Transport Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd date unknown. On CCAR at May-1981. Canx 22-Feb-1989.

Accident: Bonner Lake, ON. 21-Jun-1983. The pilot was attempting to take off from a confined lake. The aircraft was near maximum weight and the temperature was high. He had planned a “go, no go” position and reported that the aircraft was on the step by this point. He realised himself that the takeoff would be successful. The pilot initiated a climb before a safe speed was reached and the aircraft did not accelerate properly. In order to avoid high terrain the pilot commenced a turn to the right. The aircraft began to mush and then stalled on the lake surface. The passengers stated that because there were no seats available they sat on top of the cargo.

C-GVHS Allen Airways Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON Regd 22-Feb-1989 and 30-Aug-1993. Cancelled and deleted 18-Jan-2007, on export to USA.

N***** Imported to USA (Wipaire) for turbine conversion.

For Rebuild


C-GVHS gets ready for her trip to Minnesota.
Photos: Rich Hulina © 29 December 2006