N251V over Miami, Florida.
Photos: Santiago Escobar © 11 January 2023 - Aird Archives
N251V departs Sugarloaf Marina.
Photos: Robbie Shaw © 15 February 2017
N251V awaiting clients at Bimini.
Photo: Miami Seaplane Tours - www © 2016
N251V ready for MIAMI SEAPLANE, and some sunshine.
Photos: Rod Hall © 21 April 2015
N251V nears completion at Sealand on the Tyee Spit.
Photos: Dirk Septer © 08 April 2015
C-GIPL with Sealand at CYBL - what now?
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 23 September 2014
C-GIPL dockside at Vancouver South Seaplane Base.
Photo: Bill Hann © c.1984 - Aird Archives
PK-SDL having problems with leaking floats?
Photo: Unknown photographer © Internet image - Aird Archives
C-GIPL between flights at Port Hardy - CYZT, British Columbia.
Photo: Ab Gobets © 1983 - via Coert Munk - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © May 1980 - Aird Archives
C-GIPL at Delta this time.
Photo: Glen Etchells © 12 January 1988 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
C-GIPL at Vancouver - CYVR on wheels.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1988 - Aird Archives
C-GIPL at Vancouver - CYVR on floats.
Photo: John Kimberley © September 1988 - Kenneth I. Swarz Collection
C-GIPL at Aero Flite for some work.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 18 February 1979 _ Aird Archives
N767 on amphibs on display.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1970's - Wayne Mutza Collection - Aird Archives


52-6068 • N767 • N77PF • C-GIPL • PK-SDL • C-GIPL



52-6068 USAF #1215. L-20 No: 216. Command AF-3. Delivered 20-Nov-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N767 US Department of the Interior, Bureau of Sport, Fisheries and Wildlife, Washington, DC.

N767P Regd Feb-1977.

N77PF Paul Fournet Air Service, Lafayette, LA. Regd Nov-1977. Canx 28-Mar-1977.

C-GIPL Imported 1979.

C-GIPL Whonnock Products, Port Hardy, BC. Regd circa1983. Canx 03-May-1988.

C-GIPL Walter Davidson Corp., Aldergrove, BC. Regd 03-May-1988. Canx 12-Apr-1990.

C-GIPL Wayco Aviation Ltd., Quesnel, BC. Based Nimpo Lake, BC. Regd 08-Nov-1990. Canx 15-Jun-1999.

Incident: Tempaho Lake, 60 miles SW of Quesnel, BC., 22-Oct-1994. Aircraft landed on lake with a blown engine. No injuries and no known damage to aircraft.

C-GIPL Harbour Air Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 15-Jun-1999. Canx 21-Oct-1999.

C-GIPL Wayco Aviation Ltd., Quesnel, BC. Regd 08-Dec-1999. Canx 11-Oct-2000 on export to Indonesia.

PK-SDL PT Sayap Garuda Indah DBA., Island Seaplanes, Benoa Harbour, Bali. Regd Dec-2001.

Note:  Being worked on (unmarked) at Vancouver South 22-Oct-2002.

C-GIPL Wayco Aviation Ltd., Quesnel, BC. Regd 28-Aug-2006. Removed from register 29-Dec-2014.

• Noted at Sealand facilities, Campbell River, BC., 23-Sep-2014.

• Completed by 21 April 2015.

N251V N251V LLC., Miami, FL (Miami Seaplane) • Regd 22-Jan-2015.


USAF History

52-6068 was made available on 05-Nov-1952 and accepted on 12-Nov-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was assigned to the Air Defence Command and delivered to the 29th Air Division at Great Falls AFB., MT., on 20-Nov-1952 remaining after the name changed to Malmstrom on 31-Jul-1955 and throughout its career up to 31-Jul-1962.

It visited Downsview for maintenance in the middle of 1956 for some six weeks and in 1961 passed to a component of the 29th, the 4642nd Support Wing on 13-Apr-1961. Remaining at Malmstrom it was re assigned to the Strategic Air Command and was initially attached to the 4061st Composite Group from 28-Apr-1961, the 341st Strategic Wing from 15-Jul-1961 and the 361st Composite Group from 30-Sep-1961 until at least 31-Jul-1962.

The further USAF history of this aircraft is to be researched.