N39SM "Blossom" at home on Burntside Lake, Ely, MN.
Photo: Scott Magie © 24 August 2016
Photo: Scott Magie © 03 August 2016
Photo: Scott Magie © August 2016
N39SM "Blossom" ready for export, at Tyee Spit, Campbell River, BC.
Photos: Dirk Septer © 06 july 2016
C-FFAQ with new titles.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 30 April 2016
C-FFAQ wintering at Campbell River.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 18 February 2011
C-FFAQ high and dry on "The Spit".
Photo: Dirk Septer © 13 April 2010
C-FFAQ at Flin Flon, Manitoba.
Photo: Fluet-Lecerf / Leonard Team Image © 29 July 2009
C-FFAQ at Victoria with Howe Sound Seaplanes titles.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 19 December 2006
C-FFAQ is reborn for Seair.
Photo: Neil Aird © 19 September 2004
Photos: Bill Hann © 09 August 2004
CF-FAQ "Blossom" gets some attention at last.
Photo: John Olafson © June 2003
CF-FAQ "Blossom" looking rather sad at Vancouver .
Photos: Neil Aird © 22 October 2002
CF-FAQ of Coast Western at Victoria Harbour.
Photo: © Bill Hann
CF-FAQ at Coal Harbour in earlier, pre-modification days.
Photo: Glen Etchells ©
CF-FAQ at the Sechelt dock.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 16 August 1999
CF-FAQ arriving at Pender Harbour, BC.
Photos: Roland Lussier © 1996
C-FFAQ with Coast Western titles.
Photo: Ken Kula © August 1991
Photo: Ugo Vizenci © late 1990 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-FFAQ at CAH7 beside Kamloops Airport, British Columbia.
Photos: Bruce W. Gowans © August 1989 - Aird Archives
C-FFAQ worked this base for three and a half years with AVAIR.
Photo: Ab Gobets © 02 August 1987 - via Coert Munk - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © December 1986 - Aird Archives
C-FFAQ at Vancouver, British Columbia.
Photo: Ken Swartz © 11 March 1977
Photo: Ken Swartz © 04 February 1977


N2647 • CF-FAQ • C-FFAQ • CF-FAQ



• N2647 Socony – Vacuum Oil Co of Canada. Delivered 30-Nov-1950. Regd 15-May-1952. Canx 15-Oct-1952.

Note: A little history of the painting of N2647: Originally this aircraft was painted with a Stearman Vermillion flight stripe, also five feet of wingtips and registration the same red colour. No band on fin, registration also in Stearman Vermillion. The Socony Vacuum insignia was put on by J. Makin. Sprayed white by paint shop and a decal the same as a sample in stores, added. The aircraft came back on 06-May-1952 for complete overhaul and respray. At that time it was stripped and repainted. The Flying Horse was painted in Fire Red along the fuselage, red wing tips, three foot five inches high on fin, no band. A photograph was noted to be in darkroom records.

• CF-FAQ Socony Communications, Calgary, AB. Date unknown.

• CF-FAQ Socony Mobil Oil of Canada, Calgary, Alberta circa 1964

• CF-FAQ Northward Aviation Ltd., Edmonton. AB circa 1965.

• CF-FAQ Mobil Oil Canada Ltd., Calgary, AB. Circa 1965 until prior to C of A dated 04-Jun-1965.

• CF-FAQ Central British Columbia Air Services, Fulton Field, Kamloops, BC . Regd prior to C of A dated 04-Jun-1974. Canx prior to C of A dated 04-Jun-1976.

C-FFAQ Rainbow Air Services, Kamloops, BC. Regd prior to C of A dated 04-Jun-1976.

Accident. Indian Arm, British Columbia 14-Jan-1979. Right wing struck water on take off. Substantial damage.

• C-FFAQ Central British Columbia Air Services, Fulton Field, Kamloops, BC. On CCAR for May-1981,

• C-FFAQ Aviair Aviation (1984) Ltd., Kamloops, BC. Regd 23-Jul-1985. Canx 16-Sep-1988.

• C-FFAQ Coast Western Airlines Ltd., Sechelt, BC. Regd 18-Apr-1989

C-FFAQ & CF-FAQ Coast Western Airlines Ltd., Sechelt, BC. Change of regn format on Nov-1991. Canx 01-Aug-1995. Canx 20-Oct-1999. Canx 16-Jun-2000. Regd 03-Nov-2003. Canx 23-Jun-2003

• C-FFAQ Seair Seaplanes Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 22-Jul-2004. Canx 04-Jan-2006.

Note. Photo evidence shows Seair as C-FFAQ although CCAR records as CF-FAQ.

Note. In Howe Sound markings (P/E Dec-2006).

• C-FFAQ Bakers Narrows Air Service Ltd., Flin Flon, MB. Regd 03-Aug-2006. Canx 11-Sep-2008.

• C-FFAQ Kississing Lake Lodge (Wings over Kississing), Steinbach, MB. Based Flin Flon, MB. Regd 16-Oct-2008. Canx 09-Sep-2009.

Total time. At time of sale Total time 30,375 hours.

Modifications: Edo 4850 floats (no wheels available), Sealand Cabin Extension, Sea fins, Bubble windows, Battery placed forward.

Interior Pilot seat covered with lamb cover. Seven passenger Leather Executive seats. Split Bench seat. Rear hammock seat. Fully carpeted and soundproofed.

• C-FFAQ Sea to Sky Air Ltd., Squamish, BC. Regd 13-Oct-2009. Canx 11-Jan-2010. Regd 11-Feb-2010. Canx 11-May-2010.

• C-FFAQ Dal Avn Ltd., Penticton, BC,. Based Merkley Lake, NU. Regd 15-Jun-2011. Canx 15-Jun-2011. Canx 02-Nov-2011. Regd 26-Jun-2012. Canx 26-Nov-2012. Regd 12-Jun-2013. Canx 27-Mar-2015. Regd 29-Oct-2015.

• N39SM P. C. Rental LLC., Cordova, AK • Regd 05-Jul-2016.