N7EQ on wheels at Lake Hood.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 26 May 2016
N7EQ with new marks.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 21 November 2012
C-GFDS has arrived in Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 19 June 2012
C-GFDS at Sioux Lookout heading soon to Alaska.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 15 June 2012
C-GFDS departs Snake Falls, Ontario.
Photos: Mark Stachowiak © 2009
C-GFDS at Pelican Lake, Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photos: Neil Aird © 29 May 2007
C-GFDS being prepped for the 2004 Season.
 Photo: Rich Hulina © April 2004
C-GFDS basking at Sioux Lookout.
 Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 2002 - Aird Archives
C-GFDS now sports new colours and mods.
Photo: © Rich Hulina
C-GFDS about to cut power, and coast in.
Photo: Neil Aird © 1995
C-GFDS in a classic Hulina action shot.
 Photo: © Rich Hulina
C-GFDS awaiting motive power at Winnipeg, Manitoba.
 Photo: Michael J. Ody © June 1985
C-GFDS at Edmonton Municipal, Alberta.
Photo: John Kimberley © March 1978 - Ruben Husberg Collection
57-2583 at Philadelphia - KPHL, Pennsylvania.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1960 - Aird Archives


57-2583 • N31343 • C-FGDS



57-2583 US Army # 1835. L-20 No. 836. Command A-13. Delivered 22-Oct-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

57-2583 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 14-Feb-1972 to 03-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS 098.

Note: Purchased by Land Management Corp. of North America at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $22,000US. Sold as “providing no reasonable potential for normal Certification”. Total time 9,006.2 hours., engine hrs. unknown. Comments at sale included: wing data plate, old model wings and right wing trim missing.

N31343 Land Management Corporation of North America, Lincoln, NB. Regd 30-Mar-1976. Canx 18-Mar-1977.

C-GFDS Imported into Canada. Regd 1977.

C-GFDS Calm Air, Lynn Lake, MB. Regd May-1977. Canx 19-Jun-1987.

C-GFDS Athabaska Industries Ltd., Stoney Rapids, SK. Regd 15-Jun-1987. Canx 22-Jun-1988.

C-GFDS Slate Falls Airways Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 22-Jun-1988. Canx 07-Jul-1988.

C-GFDS Sioux Air Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 22-Jun-1988. Canx 09-Oct-2002.

C-GFDS Matt’s Air Service Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 09-Oct-2002. Canx 17-Feb-2003. Re-regd 20-May-2003 and again 26-May-2003. Canx 30-Jul-2003.

C-GFDS Bamaji Air Inc. Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 30-Jul-2003. Canx 09-Jul-2004, 09-Jul-2005, 10-Jul-2006, 10-Jul-2007, 10-Jul-2008, 10-Jul-2010, 10-Jul-2011. Dates all shown as “history 03-Oct-2011”.

Note: Operating in Knobby’s (Fly In Camps) colours Apr-2007.

C-GFDS Sioux Air Ltd, Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 22-May-2012. Canx 05-Jul-2012. Del 17-Jul-2012

N7EQ JB Leasing Co LLC, Nikiski, AK. Regd 18-Jul-2012. Expiry 31-Jul-2013

Airworthiness date: 18-Apr-2013.

Note: FAA records at Feb-2015 shows incorrectly as  Engine – Turbo-prop.