C-FMXS earning her keep at Yellowknife, NT.
Photos: Frederick K. Larkin © 16 September 2002 - Aird Archives
C-FMXS first ever ski landing!
Photo: John Racey Collection © 10 December 2018
C-FMXS leaves the Yellowknife dock.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 18 June 2017
C-FMXS with C-GUJU enjoying a northern night together.
Photo: Danny Acton © 29 September 2016
C-FMXS with AHMIC AIR at Yellowknife.
Photo: Fred Hovestad © 20 June 2016
Photos: Chuck Jeffery © 16 June 2013
C-FMXS September sunset flight.
Photo: Peter J. Cooper © 08 September 2007 - Aird Archives
C-FMXS in her current "classic" livery.
Photo: Ken Hurford © 12 August 2006
C-FMXS rests at Pitt Lakes, British Columbia.
Photo: Bill Hann © 18 October 2005
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © July 2005 - Aird Archives
 C-FMXS selection, then and now. Inside and out.
Photos: Neil Aird © 19 September 2004
Photo: Neil Aird © 09 October 2002
Over Georgia Straits, Andy Resmer at the helm.
Photo: Bill Hann © 11 August 2003
Photo by Tom Radatzke
The above fine air to air study of C-FMXS taken by © Tom Radatzke
C-FMXS at Vancouver South Harbour Air base.
Photo: Neil Aird © 2001
Photo: Neil Aird © 1997
Photo: Bill Hann © Summer 1996
C-FMXS parked at Vancouver South.
Photo: John Racey © c.1993 - Aird Archives
C-FMXS heads out again.
Photo: Geoff McDonell © December 1993 - Aird Archives
C-FMXS working at Vancouver's Coal Harbour.
Photo: © Lenn Bayliss   
Photo: Mark Merry © Aird Archives
C-FMXS at Vancouver.
Photo: John Kimberley © April 1992 - Aird Archives
C-FMXS repainted now - gone is the purple!
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1992
N43882 captured sporting wheels at Vancouver.
Photo: John Kimberley © January 1992 - Aird Archives
N43882 just before coming to Canada
Photo: John Racey © 1991
55-4609 sits patiently in storage at Davis Monthan AFB.
Photo: Unknown photographer © January 1977 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1975 or 1976 - Lenn Bayliss Collection
55-4609 when serving with Connecticut National Guard.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1973 - Aird Archives
55-4609 sharing the ramp with a Grumman G-159 Gulfstream
Photo: Unknown photographer © Aird Archives
55-4609 at Philadelphia - KPHL, Pennsylvania.
Photo: Robest Esposito © 1968 or 1969 - Aird Archives
55-4609 at the ready.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 25 April 1965 - Aird Archives


55-4609 • N43882 • (N300KU) • N43882



55-4609 US Army #1648. L-20 No. 649. Command A-9. Delivered to 07-Dec-1956. Built as L-20A and re- designated U-6A in 1962.

55-4609 Connecticut National Guard. Circa 1972-1973.

55-4609 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 03-Feb-1975 to 19-Nov-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) UD068.

Total time: 5,529 hours at 27-Oct-1976.

N43882 Immediate owner/operator after MASDC., unknown.

N43882 KS Geological Survey /  University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Regd 14-Dec-1979.

(N300KU) KS Geological Survey / University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Regn not taken up.

N43882 KS Geological Survey / University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Canx 10-Feb-1992.

C-FMXS Imported into Canada. Regd 25-Feb-1992.

Note: Shawano conversion. Date unknown.

C-FMXS R. John Racey, White Rock, BC. Regd 25-Feb-1992. Canx 04-May-1992.

C-FMXS Baxter Aviation Ltd., . (Baxter Airlines), Nanaimo, BC. Regd 14-May-1992. Canx 21-Jun-1993.

Total time: 8,600 hours as at Jun-1993.

C-FMXS Harbour Air Ltd., Richmond, BC. Care of Jim Forbes. Regd 21-Jun-1993. Based Vancouver Airport South. Canx 31-May-2011. Regd 21-Nov-2011. Canx 28-Mar-2013

Accident: Vancouver Seaplane Base, BC. 09-Aug-1997. Several aircraft were parked at the seaplane base on the river adjacent to Vancouver International Airport. The pilot of C-FMXS was re positioning his aircraft at the dock. While he was taxiing downwind with the down current, the speed of the aircraft increased and he misjudged his proximity to another parked Beaver, C-FAXI. The right wing tip of the moving aircraft struck the left wing of the other causing minor damage to both. The pilot was uninjured (but embarrassed). CADORS report 1997P0540

Note: Attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Victoria, BC, 17 to 19-Oct-1997

Total time: At Sep-2012 11,115 hours.

•.C-FMXS Ahmic Air Ltd.,  Yellowknife, NWT. Regd 25-Apr-2013.

C-FMXS Ahmic Air Ltd.,  Pitt Meadows, BC Regd 18-Jun-2014.

Mods include: Edo 4930 floats, tip tanks, Sealand extended Cabin, Bubble windows in cabin doors.