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C-GPUS at Cochrane's Lillabelle Lake.
Photo: George Theriault © 26 April 2021
C-GPUS doing engine runs.
Photo: Nick Jackson © 24 November 2011
C-GPUS awaiting a call.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © Summer 2008 - Aird Archives
C-GPUS of Air Ivanhoe at Foleyet, Ontario.
Photo: Craig Paul © 23 May 2005
C-GPUS awaiting spring at Orillia.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © April 1983 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GPUS between flights.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - W. F. Collection
C-GPUS getting ready to take a load of "essentials".
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1978 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-GPUS at Chapleau.
Photo: Joan Turner © - William Haines Collection - Aird Archives





53-2824 US Army #1367. L-20 No: 368. Command A-4. Delivered 13-Apr-1954. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

53-2824 In store at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ., 07-Dec-1971 with iPCN Product Control Number UD017. Transferred to USAF inventory on 10 or 11-Jan-1972 with PCN Product Control Number HS062. Declared excess on 04-Oct-1974 Departed on 24-Feb-1976.

Note: Purchased at Davis Monthan auction sale, 29-Jan-1976, presumably by Theriault, for US$25,000. Total time 6,901.7 hours. Engine 8,217.7 hours.

C-GPUS Imported into Canada by Theriault Air Service, Chapleau, ON. Regd 24-Feb-1976 & 17-Sep-1976. Canx 07-Mar-2002.

C-GPUS Air Ivanhoe Ltd., Foleyet, ON. Regd 07-Mar-2002.

Note: Apart from domed passenger door window, appears to be in original condition.

Accident: 03-Jul-2018 21:00 zulu. C-GPUS a de Havilland DHC-2, operated by Air Ivanhoe departed on a southerly heading from an unnamed lake near Biggs Lake, approximately 60 nm north east of Chapleau,Ontario. The pilot banked the aircraft steeply during the initial climb out to avoid terrain ahead, and was flying north bound when the aircraft collided with some tree tops and subsequently collided with the shoreline. The aircraft came to rest inverted, and was substantially damaged. There were no reported injuries to the two occupants, both were secured with lap belts only.

Photo: Phil Donaldson © 06 September 2018

C-GPUS Air Ivanhoe Ltd., Foleyet, ON. Totally restored. Ready for test flight at Lillabelle Lake, Cochrane, ON. 14-May-2021.