N323RS at Casa Grande event.
Photos: Bruce W. Gowans © 1999 - Aird Archives
N323RS on wheels at Victoria, BC.
Photos: Neil Aird © 30 October 1997
Photo: Unknown photographer © December 1995 - Aird Archives
N323RS sporting her new colours at Vancouver.
Photo: Geof McDonell © August 1995 - Aird Archives
N323RS arriving in Vancouver, a very plain plane at this point.
Photo: Geoff McDonell © 24 July 1995 - Aird Archives
C-GHCT in make up for a movie shoot.
Photo: Gary Vincent © September 1981
C-GHCT of Head Bay Logging at Vancouver.
Photo: Glen Etchells © 1979 - Aird Archives
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © January 1980
51-16803 at Finthen, Germany.
Photo: Glynn Evans © 07 July 1966


51-16803 • C-GHCT • C-GSIH • N323RS • C-GATJ



51-16803 US Army #1088. L-20A No: 90. Command  A-2. Delivered 06-Jun-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16803 For sale @ Coleman Barracks, Mannheim – Sandhofen, Germany. Feb-1973.

No Regn Purchased by B-M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973. Sold 05-Apr-1974.

Notes on Canadian Department of Transport file

Import documents show aircraft as serial numbers 274, #1088 and 51-16803.

04-Apr-1974 Laurentian Air Services pays taxes/duty on DHC-2 s/n 274 at Lachute QC.

05-Apr-1974 Bill of Sale; Laurentian Air Services Ltd., Ottawa to L.E. Pruden Realty Ltd, Terrace, BC.

08-Apr-1974 Marks C-GHCT allotted to DHC-2 s/n 274, L.E. Pruden Realty Ltd., Terrace, BC.

C-GHCT L.E. Pruden Realty Ltd., Terrace, BC. Regd 08-Apr-1974. Purchased in an “as is” condition.

01-May-1974 Lease Agreement; L.E. Pruden Realty to Trans-Provincial Airlines Ltd., Terrace, BC.

05-Jun-1974 Temporary Certificate of Registration and Certificate of Airworthiness issued to Trans-Provincial Airlines.

25-Jun-1974 Application for Certificate of Registration by Trans-Provincial Airlines.

25-Jun-1974 Temporary Certificate of Registration and Flight Permit to test fly for C of A within 10 miles of Terrace BC issued to L.E. Pruden Realty.

25-Jun-1974 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

05-Jul-1974 Certificate of Registration issued to Trans-Provincial Airlines Ltd., Terrace, BC (under lease from L.E. Pruden Realty Ltd).

C-GHCT Leased to Trans-Provincial Airlines, Terrace, BC. Regd Jul-1974. Purchased in an “as is” condition. Certificate of Airworthiness issued renewal dated 25-Jun-1976. Canx date currently unknown.

15-Nov-1978 Lease Agreement; L.E. Pruden Realty Ltd to Mardor Logging Ltd., 17-Nov-1978-17-Apr-1979.

24-Nov-1978 Application for Certificate of Registration by Mardor Logging Ltd.

28-Dec-1978 Certificate of Registration issued to Mardor Logging Ltd., Britannia Beach, BC.

23-Jul-1979 Certificate of Airworthiness issued.

C-GHCT Leased to Mardor Logging Ltd., Britannia Beach, BC. Jul-1979.

C-GHCT. Sold to Mardor Logging. Date unknown.

C-GHCT Seen as Head Bay Logging, Tahsis, BC. Nov-1979.

01-Apr-1980 Bill of Sale; Mardor Logging Ltd., to Frederick Arthur May, Richmond BC, $72,500.

C-GHCT Frederick Arthur May, Richmond, BC, 01-Apr-1980.

03-Apr-1980 Lease Agreement; Frederick A. May to Tradewinds Aviation Ltd., Richmond BC

26-Sep-1980 Certificate of Registration issued to Tradewinds Aviation Ltd (under lease from Frederick A. May).

C-GHCT Leased to Tradewinds Aviation Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 26-Sep-1980.

Accident: Lake Lovelywater, Six miles northwest of Squamish, BC, 16-Sep-1981. Lost directional control and overturned on landing. Left wing struck water after touchdown. Joe C. Hughes and passenger uninjured, Aircraft damaged but repaired. This happened during the filming of the film “Mother Lode” (directed by Charlton Heston - 1982).

You Tube link to short film clip

Sep-1982 Tradewinds Aviation advise Department of Transport that wreck to Winnipeg parts dealer.

C-GHCT 22-Oct-1982 Cancelled CCAR.

Total hours since new as recorded in Department of Transport archives.

25-Jun-1974   4,724 hours

08-May-1978   7,119 hours

20-Jul-1979   7,244 hours

20-Jul-1980   7,493 hours

C-GSIH Removed from register 22-May-1987.

C-GSIH Southern Interior Flight Centre Ltd., Kelowna, BC. Regd 28-Jul-1992. Regd 16-Dec-1992.

C-GSIH Michael T. Bale & David Peters, Kelowna, BC. Regd 16-Dec-1992. Canx 04-Oct-1994.

C-GSIH David Peters, Kelowna, BC. Regd 04-Oct-1994. Canx 25-Nov-1994 on export to US.

Exported to USA 12-Jan-1995.

N323RS Robert Saielli, San Diego, CA. Regd. 11-Nov-1994.

N323RS Beaver Aviation, San Diego, CA. Regd Dec-1994. On USCAR at Dec-1995.

Airworthiness Date: 19-Jun-1995.

Noted: Dismantled at Vancouver, British Columbia. 24-Jul-1995.

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

N323RS Jon Strom, Englewood, CO. Regd 29-Jul-1999.

N323RS Strom Corporation, Wilmington, DE. Regd 19-Nov-1999.

N323RS Legend Airways of Colorado, Morrison, CO. Regd 02-Nov-2000. Re regd 22-Jul-2013

Note: Nov-2006 to Jul-2007 for Sale at $650,000.

Note: Upgrades include Baron STOL Wings, domed windows in cabin sides and doors, up-rated baggage area, Cleveland wheels and brakes.

C-GATJ Tyrone M. Josdal, Bulyea, SK. Regd 30-Jul-2018. Based Nipawin, SK.

Canx 10-Oct-2023.

N733PF Master Aviation LLC., Brooklyn Park, MN. Regd 11-Oct-2023.