N535KT first glacier landing.
Photo: Andrew Esola © 05 May 2023 - via Ryan Kerby
On the Ruth Glacier - Denali National Park
Photos: Ryan Kerby © 05 May 2023
N535KT first flight since rebuild. Pilot, Ryan Kerby.
Photo: Jimmy Van Sickle © 04 May 2023 - via Ryan Kerby
N535KT getting the RUST treatmant.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 09 April 2022
N260HC  at Moses Lake, en route to Alaska.
Photo: Ryan Kerby © 03 November 2019
N260HC  basks in Oshkosh sunshine.
Photo: Melvin Reed © 2000
N260HC at the Victoria celebrations.
Photo: Rich Hulina © 17 October 1997
N260HC lonely Beaver at Vancouver International.
Photo: Geoff McDonell © October 1994 - Aird Archives
N1459T in final Seair livery.
Photo: Peter Frei © 28 June 1986 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
N1459T shortly after joining Seair at Anchorage.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz Collection  ©  July 1979
CF-VPV over Wernecke Mountains, north of Mayo, Yukon.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1977 - Bob Cameron Collectio
More images coming in the future!
Photo: Dave Reid © 1975 - Bob Cameron Collection
CF-VPV east of Ross River.
Photo: Bryan Parson © 1974 - Bob Cameron Collection
CF-VPV at Toronto for Newfoundland & Labrador.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © 12 April 1968 - Michael J. Ody Collection - Aird Archives


CF-VPV • N1459T • N260HC



CF-VPV Eastern Provincial Airways (1963) Ltd., St. John’s, NL. Delivered 23-Jun-1967. In fleet in 1969. Canx date currently unknown.

CF-VPV Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, St. John's, NL.

Regd Oct-1970 (?). Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Jun-1974.

CF-VPV B.C. Yukon Air Services, Watson Lake, YT & Dease Lake, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Jun-1976. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 13-Aug-1978.

Accident: Location Unknown. 12-Apr-1974. The aircraft operating for BC Yukon Air Services Ltd. was caught in a valley by a snow storm. Rather than continue the flight with no forward visibility the pilot landed on a hillside. It sustained substantial damage. The pilot and passenger were uninjured.

CF-VPV Trans North Turbo Airlines, Whitehorse, YT. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 13-Aug-1976 until deleted on export to USA in Jan-1979.

Accident: Cousins Strip, NT. Lat 60.49N Long 135.11W. 03-Mar-1976. During the course of a practice forced landing in gusty wind conditions the undercarriage struck a 4ft by 8ft centreline marker short of the strip threshold. No injury recorded.

N1459T Sea Airmotive Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd Feb-1979.

Accident: Near Nuiqsut, AK. 15-Jan-1982. Earlier in the day preparing for a flight from Umiat, Alaska, the pilot received information about the proposed landing area. He understood that the landing area would be cleared or prepared and be defined by flare pots. He believed he would be landing on a frozen river. During arrival after dark, he flew overhead to look at the landing area. From the air, the pilot perceived that the landing area was adequate and had been prepared by ground personnel. On short final, he saw a berm across the approach end which tended to confirm that the strip had been levelled or prepared. The plane was landed on skis with the wheels retracted. After touchdown, the pilot selected reverse thrust to slow the plane. While slowing through about 30 knots. The plane hit a three foot frozen snowbank and was damaged. This was the pilot's first landing at this location. The landing area was unimproved. Rolling, snow covered tundra with ten inch snowdrifts. ANC82DA015

Total time: 7,772 hours at Jan-1982.

Airworthiness Date: 24-Jun-1988.

N1459T Seair Alaska Airlines, Anchorage, AK. Noted still at PANC 28-Jun-1986.

N260HC Collins Brothers Corporation, Las Vegas, NV. Regd 17-Jul-1987. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 and 29-Feb-1992.

Incident: Port Hardy, BC. 26-Jul-1994. The pilot of the IFR equipped floatplane found himself to be in IMC conditions with no charts of the area. He was given the option to fly to Comox where the weather was VFR or to be talked through an ILS approach at Port Hardy. The pilot chose to conduct the approach at Port Hardy where he landed safely. CADORS report 1994P0281.

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

Note: Attended DHC Out of production Conference, Victoria, BC, 18 to 20-Oct-2002.

N260HC William Ames Curtwright, Salem, OR. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.

N260HC William Ames Curtwright, (Ames Research Laboratories), Turner, OR. Regd 05-Oct-2009. Re regd 12-Sep-2015

Accident: Turner, OR. 17-Jun-2011. The aircraft landed hard short of the runway at a private residence near Turner, OR. The pilot, the sole occupant, was not injured. The airplane sustained substantial damage to one wing (separation) and the landing gear. The pilot reported that the runway sits on a plateau. He stated that his approach was normal, but on short final, the airplane was caught by wind shear, which dropped the airplane below the runway. He reported no mechanical problems with the airplane prior to the accident. NTSB report WPR10CA461.

N260HC Rust Properties LLC., Anchorage, AK. Regd 17-Oct-2019.

N535KT Rust Properties LLC., Anchorage, AK. Reserved 21-Jan-2021.

f/f after rebuild at Talkeetna 04-May-2023. Pilot Ryan Kerby.



Some earlier interior images from when she was listed for sale with Salem Air Centre.
Photos: From Salem Air Centre listing © Mark Ramer