C-FMXR awaiting salvation at CYBL, Campbell River.
Photo: Tom Singfield © 23 September 2023 - Aird Archives
C-FMXR at the Tofino dock.
Photo: Paul Armstrong © 14 June 2015 - Aird Archives
C-FMXR now serving with Tofino Air.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 29 August 2012
Photos: Tofino Air © 02 August 2010
C-FMXR lands at Port McNeill, in front of oblivious fishers.
Photo: Ian Beatty © 01 June 2009
C-FMXR with Gord Jenkins at controls, makes a spirited departure from Port McNeill, British Columbia.
Photo sequence: Pete Killin © 23 November 2007
C-FMXR makes a delivery to Sir James Douglas in Frederick Sound.
Photos: Pete Killin © 05 February 2007
C-FMXR with Pacific Eagle at Port MacNeill.
Photo: Tom McKibbon © 14 July 2006
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 24 June 2005 - Erik Johannesson Collection - Aird Archives
Photos: Neil Aird © 24 May 2005
C-FMXR at Vancouver South, BC.
Photo: Geoff McDonell © Date unknown - Aird Archives
Photo: © Rich Hulina  
Photo: © Bill Hann  
C-FMXR at Pickle Lake, Ontario.
Photo: Rob Hom © Winter 1986/87
CF-MXR at Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Photo: John P. Stewart © May 1977 - Jay Sherlock Collection
CF-MXR at Sioux Lookout, Ontario.
Photo: Kurt Ariano © November 1973


51-16564 • N7160C • CF-MXR



• 51-16564 USAF #1180. L-20 No: 181. Command AF-1. Delivered 09-Oct-1952. Built as L-20A.

N7160C 1958. Other details unknown.

CF-MXR BC Air Lines Ltd., Vancouver, BC.

CF-MXR G Rae McLeod, Montreal, QC. Circa 1964-until canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 25-Jul-1972.

CF-MXR Superior Airways & Severn Enterprises, Thunder Bay, ON, Circa 1976 until 1978.

Note: (From AvCanada Forum). “CF-MXR was I believe a leased Beaver from the west coast that flew for Severn / Superior. It spent a great deal of its time in Pickle Lake and Sioux Lookout. It flew on floats in the summer and straight skis all the way around in the winter. At the end of float season in 1973 MXR blew #9 cylinder north of Sioux Lookout at a spot called Camp 19. The engine was on an extension at the time. It did make the end of float season and had the engine changed when put onto skis.”

C-FMXR Sale reported on CCAR May-1981.

C-FMXR H & B leasing Ltd., Calgary, AB. Canx 02-Jun-1982.

C-FMXR Northern Manitoba Outfitters, Berens River, MB. Canx 02-Sep-1982.

C-FMXR H & B leasing Ltd., Calgary, AB. Canx 08-Jun-1984.

C-FMXR Leased to Central Air Transport, Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 05-Dec-1984. Canx 05-Dec-1984.

C-FMXR H & B leasing Ltd., Calgary, AB. Canx 05-Jun-1985.

C-FMXR Leased to Central Air Transport, Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON. Circa 1986. Canx 06-Jun-1988.

C-FMXR Aviation Portneuf Ltée., Lac St Augustin Nord, QC. Regd. 27-Sep-1991. Canx 29-May-1998.

C-FMXR Thetis Air Ltd., Thetis Island, BC. Regd 29-May-1998. Canx 07-Jul-1999.

C-FMXR Pacific Spirit Air Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 04-Nov-1999. Canx 06-Sep-2000. Regd 06-Sep-2000 & Canx 23-Mar-2001.

C-FMXR Thetis Air Ltd, Richmond, BC. Regd 23-Mar-2001. Canx 07-Jul-2001.

C-FMXR Pacific Eagle Aviation Ltd., Alert Bay, BC. Regd 20-Sep-2001. Canx 13-Jan-2004, Re-regd 18-May-2004. Canx 23-Aug-2010.

Accident: Port McNeill, BC. 24-Feb-2002. Damaged when aircraft hit breakwater. No injuries.

Accident: Port McNeill, BC. 23-Feb-2004. C-FMXR, a Dehavilland (sic) Beaver owned by Pacific Eagle Aviation Ltd., departed Port McNeill at 23:45z. At about 2 to 3 hundred feet the engine quit. The pilot landed on the water but beached the aircraft before it came to a stop. The floats were detached when the aircraft stopped. One pilot and three passengers on-board, no injuries. CADORS 2004P0228

Note: Rebuilt and painted in new colours at Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC..

C-FMXR Tofino Airlines Ltd., Tofino, BC. Regd 25-Aug-2010. Canx 20-Jun-2011.

C-FMXR Tofino Airlines Ltd., Gibsons, BC. Based Sechelt, BC. Regd 21-Jun-2011. Canx 07-Aug-2015.

Noted at CYBL - Campbell River, BC. 23-Sep-2023.

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USAF History

51-16564 was made available on 19-Sep-1952 and accepted on 24-Sep-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was delivered to the Tactical Air Command at Alexandria AFB., LA., and the 6th Liaison Squadron on 10-Oct-1952 where it remained until 05-Mar-1953. From here it was deployed to Griffiss AFB., Rome, NY., with the 6th Liaison Sqd until moving back to Alexandria on 23-May-1953. It passed to the 366th Fighter Bomber Wing at the same location on 18-Jan-1954 prior to returning to the de Havilland facility at Downsview Ontario for Maintenance on 23-Feb-1955. The records indicate an accident at Alexandria AFB, Louisiana on 16-Feb-1953 when it suffered category 1 (minor) damage in a ground collision with 51-16560 and the pilot was George K. Montgomery. However it would seem that this actually occurred in 1955. (See also 51-16560). It returned to Alexandria with the 366th and was still there when the location was re named England AFB in Aug-1955, remaining until 19-Nov-1956.

Emblem of 366th FBW

A new assignment now found it moving to the Alaskan Air Command with a move to the 5039th Air Base Wing at Elmendorf AFB., Anchorage, AK., until 01-Jun-1957 and then the 5039th Air Transport Squadron. This lasted until 01-Oct-1957 when the unit became the 5040th Consolidated Maintenance Group. The next move was to King Salmon with the 705th Aircraft Control & Warning Squadron on 01-Dec-1957.

Emblem of the 705th ACW

It is currently un-collaborated but the record indicates an accident on or about 05-Jan-1958 and the assignment being terminated which would tie in with the record of it being placed on the civil register in 1958.