C-FHEP at CKA6 - Pelican Bay, Sioux Lookout.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 15 October 2023 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP at Kingfisher Lake.
Photo: Alexander J. Prentice © c.22 September 2021 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP with new R.985 and propellor, at Pelican Bay.
Photo: Alexander J. Prentice © July 2021 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP at CYXL - Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 20 October 2014 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP not going anywhere for a while.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 14 October 2006 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP at main base in Sioux Lookout, (Pelican Lake).
Photo: Rich Hulina © 14 March 2004 (His truck !) - Aird Archives
C-FHEP first trip of the 2003 season. Yates Lake, Ontario.
Photos: Charles Wesley © May 2003 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP winterized.
Photo: Rich Hulina © Date unknown - Aird Archives
C-FHEP of Knobby's.
Photo: Rich Hulina © Date unknown - Aird Archives
C-FHEP at Sioux Lookout Airport.
Photo: Markus Herzig © April 1990 - Aird Archives
C-FHEP at Pelican Lake base.
Photo: Keith Fox © October 1988 - Aird Archives





• CF-IOB Imperial Oil Air Transport Ltd., Toronto, ON. Delivered 06-Apr-1950.

Note: DH Paint shop record. Originally painted with zinc chromate and test flown as such before being washed down and painted with aluminium cellulose. Trim included insignia red around cowling and “extra wide” stripe from back to front trimmed with white and blue. Width of trim from ¾” to ¼” front to back. Registration on wing insignia red with white and blue trim. On fin registration letters insignia red with blue and white trim on a band across fin.

• CF-HEP Imperial Oil Air Transport Ltd., Toronto, ON. Re regd 16-Jun-1953.

• CF-HEP Pacific Western Airlines Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Circa. Dec-1956.

• CF-HEP Timberland Development, Vancouver. BC. 1960.

Accident: Tathlina Lake, NT, 21-Nov-1965. After encountering deteriorating weather en route Nahanni Butte to Hay River, Northwest Territories, the aircraft struck ice covered surface of lake before aircraft in landing attitude. The pilot received minor injuries and the one passenger uninjured. Aircraft substantially damaged

• CF-HEP Northern Mountain Airlines Ltd., Prince George, BC. Circa 1967.

Accident: Fort Simpson, NT, 15-Jun-1967. After landing the aircraft was approaching the dock. A passenger was asked to assist secure the aircraft with a rope and went onto the right float for this purpose. He was not warned about the rotating propeller. The engine was shut down, but the propeller had not stopped.  As the passenger went forward to fasten the rope he was hit by the propeller.

Accident: 90 mi. WSW of Wrigley, NT. About 16:55PST. 30-Sep-1967. The take off point for the flight was not conclusively determined. It is considered however that the departure was made from Littlr Dal Lake, NT at Lat 62.42N, Long 126.40W. for a flight to Fort Simpson NT. The occupants were the pilot and four passengers. The aircraft was considered overdue on 02-Oct-1967 and after a short search was fond the next day. The accident at about the 5,000ft level of a narrow east/west valley. Where the mountains in the area rising to 8,000ft. The valley has steep sloping sides and there is a fast flowing creek on the valley floor. \the wreckage was found on an outcrop of rock and shale on the south slope of the valley and the valley width at that point was about a third of a mile. The valley floor was about 700ft below the accident site. Pilot and four passengers sustained fatal injuries. Aircraft destroyed.

Note: Set of wings to CF-FHX (c/n 60) in 1967.

• CF-HEP Northward Aviation Ltd., Edmonton, AB. Circa 1967 until canx prior to C of A dated 31-May -1973.

• C-FHEP A. W. Nuttall, (Nuttall Airways / Nuttall’s Charter Service), Hurkett, ON. Regd prior to C of A dated 31-May-1973 until canx 18-Jun-1982.

• C-FHEP William A. Ferring, Armstrong, ON. Canx 28-Oct-1985.

• C-FHEP Slate Falls Airways Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Canx 23-Jun-1986.

• C-FHEP In Knobby’s logos from Apr-1990 at least until Oct-2006.

• C-FHEP Sioux Air Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd. 23-May-1989 & 11-Jul-1996. Canx 08-May-2001.

• C-FHEP Matts Air Service Ltd., Sioux Ltd., ON. Regd 08-May-2001. Canx 22-Aug-2002. Re-regd 20-May-2003. Re-regd 26-May-2003. Canx 25-Jul-2003.

• C-FHEP Bamaji Air Inc, Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 25-Jul-2003, Canx, 09-Jul-2005 & 03-Oct-2005.

Note. Not on Continuous Airworthiness Report 02-Oct-2006. Shown without engine on wheels at Sioux Lookout, ON., Jul-2006. Noted 20-Oct-2014. Without titles and prop.

Note. New R.985 and propellor, by summer 2021 season.

• C-FHEP Bamaji Air Inc, Sioux Lookout, ON. Re regd 14-Sep-2021.