C-GODH back again at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Stanley Ip © 11 June 2022
Photo: Frederick K. Lakin © 11 June 2022
C-GODH back east at CNJ4 - Lake St. John.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 22 June 2019
C-GODH back at Downsview - CYZD, Ontario.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 29 September 2018
C-GODH at Gatineau - CYND, Québec.
Photo: Rod Digney © 15 September 2018
C-GODH "Olivia" by Lenn.
Photos: Lenn Bayliss © 10 August 2017
C-GODH at Tree River, Nunauvut.
Photo: Kevin Elwood © Summer 2016
C-GODH with Viking test pilot Don Berends driving.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 15 September 2008
C-GODH over at the Vancouver South dock.
Photos: Arwen Hunter © 14 October 2007
C-GODH at Sudbury - CYSB "Gas 'n Go". On our way!
Photo: Neil Aird © 28 May 2007
I will eventually add a series of images from my odyssey with Viking Air's beautiful "Olivia". Click here for some video clips

The voyage - my sincere thanks to Viking!

Kingston, Ontario (CYGK) - Victoria, British Columbia (CYYJ).

Day One: Fuel stops at Sudbury (CYSB), Wawa (CYXZ) and Sioux Lookout/Pelican Lake (KA6), Ontario.

Day Two: Brandon, Manitoba (CYBR), Medicine Hat, Alberta (CYXH), Victoria, British Columbia (CYYJ).

17.5 hours in the air ;-)

Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th May 2007

C-GODH at Wawa, lunch for crew and a big drink for "Olivia". Don off to pay her bill!
Photo: Neil Aird © 28 May 2007
Photos © Kenneth I. Swartz © 25 May 2007
C-GODH arrives back at CYZD Downsview - 08:35EDT 25th May 2007 after her early morning "Splash-in".
Photos: Jean-Pierre Bonin © 25 May 2007
C-GODH at CYZD Downsview - her original birthplace.
Photos: Neil Aird © 24 May 2007
C-GODH caught at Nelson - CZNL, British Columbia.
Photo: Douglas Noblet © 20 May 2007 - website
"Olivia" just arrived at Viking for a makeover! * Completed *
Photos: Nathan Pritchard © May 2005
"Olivia" at Pima Air Museum, Tucson, Arizona.
Photo: Hugh Mullen © April 2004
Photo: Chris Hobson © 28 February 2001 - Aird Archives
Photo: Bill Bewick © 1999
Photos: Neil Aird © 1998
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 1995 - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1993 - Lenn Bayliss Collection
Snaps of "Olivia" over the years at the Pima Air Museum.
Photos: Bruce W. Gowans © December 1986 - Aird Archives
55-4595 in storage at Davis Monthan AFB.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1978 - via Chris Knott - Aird Archives
55-4595 before spray-lat applied - note area marked out.
Photo: G. R. Markgraf © 08 May 1976 - Aird Archives
55-4595 at a rainy Portland, Oregon, her base.
Photo: Ron Olsen © 27 December 1970
55-4595 of Oregon National Guard, in her earliest uniform.
Photo: William Larkins © Date unknown - Robert Esposito Collection - Aird Archives


55-4595 • N43906 • “C-KMMS” • N78VA • (C-FEUF)



55-4595 US Army #1633. L-20 No. 634. Command No A-9. Delivered 28-Sep-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

55-4595 Oregon ANG., Portland, OR. Dates unknown.

55-4595 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 25-Mar-1974 to 17-Jul-1975.

N43906 Possibly U.S. Dept of Agriculture, Mission, Texas.

N43906 Administratively Canx 19-Aug-19 80 as “destroyed” following a crash.

N43906 Department of Agriculture-Aphis VS and Jewell, Wedgeworth, Gerald J. Morris, Charles Frey and James H. Day, Mission, Texas. Regd 09-Dec-1977.

“C-KMMS” Pima Air Museum, Tucson, AZ. Jun 1984.

Note: Purchased by Pima Air & Space Museum from Government Surplus: very poor condition, no engine, no flight surfaces, heavily cannibalised. Jun-1984 restored to non-flyable, static display status and painted in civil markings.

Note: In response to a request for information regarding unusual markings, the Pima Museum provided the following details. “C-KMMS” is not a real serial number; in fact, it is an acronym of the first names of the women who restored the aircraft in 1984 (well prior to our board-approved policy of restoring aircraft to colours, markings and configurations accurate for that exact serial number).

N78VA G-1 Leasing Corp. c/o George M. Donaldson, Tucson, AZ. Regd 08-Sep-2004. Canx 03-Jul-2005.

(C-FEUF) Viking Air, Sydney, BC. Regd 08-Jul-2005. Canx 21-Oct-2005

C-GODH Viking Air, Sydney, BC. Re-regd 21-Oct-2005. Canx 29-Aug-2011.

Note: Conversion to Viking Turbo Beaver. May-2007.

C-GODH Pacific Sky Aviation Inc., North Saanich, BC. Regd 29-Aug-2011. Canx 10-Apr-2013. Regd 07-May-2013. Named “Olivia” after Olivia de Havilland the actress with matching registration.

629.1 hours (November 2017).