C-FCDT now with air nootka titles applied.
Photo: John Caswell © 17 May 2014
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 08 May 2014
C-FCDT takes to the air again.
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 09 November 2013
C-FCDT after her test flight.
Photos: John Caswell © 09 November 2013
C-FCDT getting some modifications at Sealand.
Photo: Ken Hurford © 14 October 2013
C-FCDT is now at Campbell River Spit.
Photo: John Caswell © 10 April 2013
Photos: Bob Kobzey © 09 April 2013
C-FCDT at Fenton Lake, British Columbia.
Photo: Jim Dorst © 2008
C-FCDT at rest.
Photo:Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Aird Archives
C-FCDT awaiting Spring at Burns Lake.
Photo: Colin Adams © 24 February 2007
C-FCDT gets some attention at Lindair.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 27 September 1994 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-FCDT at Coal Harbour, BC.
Photo: Lenn Bayliss © 1992
C-FCDT in WAGAIR titles.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1991 - Aird Archives
C-FCDT sporting Baxter titles.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Date unknown - Aird ArchivesV
Photo: Gary Vincent © April 1980
C-FCDT in titles of Haida Airlines / Airways.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © c.May 1979 - Aird Archives
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 07 April 1978
CF-CDT sporting AIRSPAN titles, at Vancouver.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 17 August 1974
CF-CDT with Triway Air Service, Vancouver harbour area.
Photo: Ian M. Macdonald © early 1970's
51-16570 outside Western Aeronautics facilities.
Photo: Unknown photographer © - via Dirk Septer - Aird Archives


51-16570 • N9758Z • CF-CDT



51-16570 USAF #1194. L-20 No: 195. Command AF-1. Delivered 22-Oct-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16570 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. Arrival date unknown. Departed 13-Apr-1966 to US Army.

N9758Z Kenmore Air Harbor, Inc., Kenmore, WA. Dates unknown

CF-CDT Triway Air Services Ltd., Vancouver, BC. Regd Aug-1970. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 08-Aug-1973.

CF-CDT Airspan Flight Charters, Vancouver, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 08-Aug-1973. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness a renewal dated 08-Aug-1979.

CF-CDT Haida Airways, Campbell River, BC. Regd 08-Aug-1978. Canx date currently unknown. Titled as "Haida Airlines".

C-FCDT Air BC Ltd., Richmond, BC. Permit valid to May-1981.

C-FCDT Air Nootka Ltd., Tahsis, Gold River, BC. Circa Oct-1982. Canx 18-Apr-1988.

C-FCDT Pacific Aircraft Salvage Inc., Richmond, BC. Regd 14-Apr-1988. Canx 01-Apr-1988.

C-FCDT Waglisla Air Inc., Richmond, BC. Regd 15-Apr-1988. Canx 27-Apr-1989.

C-FCDT Baxter Aviation Ltd., Nanaimo, BC. Regd 24-Jul-1989. Canx 03-May-1990.

C-FCDT Waglisla Air Inc, Richmond, BC. Regd 13-Jun-1990. Canx 31-Oct-1994.

C-FCDT Lakelse Air Ltd., Terrace, BC. Regd 31-Oct-1994. Canx 18-Sep-2002.

C-FCDT Bear Creek Contracting Ltd., Terrace, BC. Regd 18-Sep-2002 & 18-Jun-2004. Canx 16-May-2006.

C-FCDT Ootsa Air Ltd., Burns Lake, BC, Regd 31-May-2006. Canx 28-Sep-2011.

C-FCDT Ptarmigan Logging Ltd., Burns Lake, BC. Regd 28-Sep-2011. Canx17-Apr-2013.

Total time: 17,829 hours.

C-FCDT Island Aero Services Inc, Sidney, BC. Regd 25-Jun-2013.

C-FCDT Island Airmotive Inc, Sidney, BC. dba as Island Aero Service. Based Campbell River. Re regd 25-Jun-2013. Canx 01-Apr-2014.

Note: Receiving mods at Sealand Aviation, Campbell River, BC. Late 2013.

Mods include: Edo 4930 floats, Viking gross weight increase to 5,600 lb, engine forward mod. Sealand Alaska door, Sealand jump seats, Sealand trim tabs, Jasco alternator, Battery forward, bubble windows, lifetime struts, finlets.

C-FCDT Air Nootka Ltd., Gold River. BC. Regd 16-Apr-2014.

Accident Mooyah Bay, BC 22-Jun-2019. The float-equipped de Havilland DHC-2 MK. I aircraft operated by Air Nootka, was conducting a flight from Mooyah Bay, BC to Gold River (CAU6), BC with only the pilot on board.
During the take-off run, the aircraft's left float was punctured after contacting a partially submerged log. The pilot rejected the takeoff, and evacuated with a life vest as the aircraft overturned and partially sank. The pilot sustained minor injuries and was transported to Gold River by a nearby Coast Guard vessel. The aircraft sustained substantial damage. The ELT did not activate.

Condition unknown

USAF History

51-16570 was made available on 06-Oct-1952 and accepted on 16-Oct-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 Donaldson AFB., NY.,  and joined the 7th Liaison Squadron on 23-Oct-1952 staying until 03-Feb-1953. It transferred to the 6th Liaison Squadron during a short deployment at Griffiss AFB., NY., which lasted up to 13-Mar-1953. It then returned to Donaldson until 22-Jun-1953 when it deployed to Lawson AFB., GA., with the 7th Liaison Squadron until 18-Jul-1953 after which it was back to Donaldson and there remained until 30-Mar-1954.

A re-assignment saw it move to the Air Defence Command, initially to Great Falls AFB., MT., where it was attached to the 29th Air Division a SAGE unit under Control of the Central Air Defence Force where it stayed until 09-Feb-1955 when it was sent to the DHC factory at Downsview, ON., for maintenance remaining until 12-Apr-1954. It returned to the 29th at Great Falls and remained at the base until 09-Mar-1959. In the meantime the location had been renamed Malmstrom AFB., on 01-Oct-1955.

Emblem of the 29th Air Division.

Another session of maintenance saw it going to Minneapolis-St Paul, MN., and to the Northern Aircraft Facility between 09-Mar-1959 and 11-Jun-1959 after which it returned to its service unit at Malmstrom. It stayed with the 29th until 01-Feb-1961 when, staying at Malmstrom it passed over to the 4642nd Support Squadron. But only until the 17th-Feb as it then took a long trip to Thule, Greenland the USAF’s most northern location where it was attached to the 4683rd Air Defence Wing, under the control of the 29th Air Defence Force.

Emblem of the 4683d Air Defence Wing

Its USAF history from this point is still to be researched.