C-FMAW on the YVR Seaplane ramp.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 24 September 2021
C-FMAW back on amphibs after Alaska Door installation, etc.
Photo: Dale Floyd © 13 April 2015
C-FMAW "Okay lads - let's do this".
Photo: Dale Floyd © 10 April 2015
C-FMAW caught propless at Pitt Meadows.
Photo: Brian Greenhalgh © 04 May 2010 - Aird Archives
C-FMAW finally in action again.
Photos: John Caswell © 21 August 2009
C-FMAW for a long stay with Sealand at Campbell River airport.
Photos: Neil Aird © 05 June 2007
C-FMAW gets new radios and tip tanks at Pitt Meadows.
Photo: Dale Floyd © 02 May 2004
C-FMAW relaxing at Widgeon Lake.
Photo: Dale Floyd © date unknown
C-FMAW amongst the flowers.
Photo: © Elwood White  
C-FMAW rolling on the ramp at Vancouver South.
Photo: © Bill Hann
C-FMAW with LeFevre Air titles.
Photo: John Kimberley © Early 1988 - Ruben Husberg Collection
C-FMAW on the waterfront at Vancouver.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 18 July 1981
C-FMAW serving in Manitoba.
Photo: Sheldon D. Benner © August 1977 - Michael J. Ody Collection
C-FMAW gets some attention.
Photo: John Kimberley © December 1975
CF-MAW at Winnipeg - CYWG, Manitoba.
Photo: Tim Martin © 16 March 1976 - AirHistory.net





CF-MAW Province of Manitoba Air Division, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Delivered 22-May-1958

CF-MAW Manitoba Department of Mines and Natural Resources, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Registered at least prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Apr-1970. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Apr-1973.

Accident: Nelson House, MB. Lat 55.48N Long 98.51W. 06-Aug-1971. A passenger, an employee of the Provincial Government, de planed out the rear door with a rope to assist with the docking. Although he was instructed to remain behind the wing strut he moved forward and was struck by the rotating propeller, suffering serious injuries.

CF-MAW & C-FMAW Province of Manitoba Air Division, Lac du Bonnet, MB. Registered prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Apr-1973. Regn format changed prior to 31-Dec-1975. Canx prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Apr-1979.

C-FMAW Arnold Brothers Transport, Edmonton, AB. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 03-Apr-1979.

C-FMAW Gulf Air Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC., in 1979.

C-FMAW Tyee Airways Ltd., Sechelt, BC. Regd as at May-1981. Canx 05-Dec-1984. (on CCAR as CF-MAW).

C-FMAW DCM Holdings Inc., Vancouver, BC. Regd 03-Mar-1986.

Accident: Port Alberni, BC. Lat 49.15N. Long 124.50. 31-May-1986.The aircraft was flying at 700 feet above the ground, with the airspeed reduced and the wing flaps extended 10 degrees, in preparation for landing on the Somass River, adjacent to the Port Alberni Aerodrome. As the pilot applied aileron control to counteract turbulence, he discovered that the controls were stiff, and the ailerons could not be deflected. After regaining some aileron movement by repeatedly raising and lowering the flaps and forceful control input to the ailerons, the pilot landed safely at his destination. Subsequent examination of the aircraft revealed that the aileron mass balance had failed in flight and jammed the aileron. A dye-penetrant inspection of the aileron mass balance weight arm had been carried out on 01 October 1985 in compliance with de Havilland Service Bulletin 2/37 and Engineering Bulletin 64/9/83, to check for cracks and corrosion. Examination of the aileron mass balance assembly at the Canadian Aviation Safety Board (CASB) Engineering Laboratory revealed a traverse failure through the aileron hinge bracket casting in the plane of the topmost rivet. It was concluded that the assembly had failed in a stress-corrosion mode of progressive cracking. The CASS Engineering Laboratory had examined two other similar balance arm failures. In both cases, the failures were attributed to stress corrosion. The mass balance assembly serves as the centre hinge bracket of the aileron. When failure of the casting and its separation occurred, the mid-section of the aileron raised, causing it to contact the underside of the wing. The result was binding and loss of control surface movement. The following laboratory report was completed: LP 132/86-Mass Balance Weight Assembly Failure.

Accident: Long Harbour, BC. Lat 49.52N, Long 123.38W. 21-Jul-1986. The pilot with two passengers on board flew the float-equipped aircraft from Vancouver, BC to Scott Point on Saltspring Island, BC. While the aircraft was being manoeuvred to the dock, one of the passengers sustained serious injuries when he was struck by the propeller and thrown into the water. The wind at Scott Point was from the east, gusting from 8 to 16 knots. The pilot therefore had to approach the dock at a 45-degree angle and moor with the dock on the right side of the aircraft. As soon as the pilot decided the aircraft had enough speed to reach the dock, he shut down the engine. The right front-seat passenger asked if he could help the pilot with the docking. The pilot accepted his offer but cautioned the passenger to stay clear of the propeller. When the pilot and passenger got out onto the right float, the pilot realized that the aircraft did not have enough speed to reach the dock and that it was in danger of being blown backwards into a sailboat. After warning the passenger and ensuring that he was standing behind the wing strut, the pilot got back into the aircraft and restarted the engine. Following a short burst of power to get the aircraft moving forward, the pilot shut down the engine again and got out onto the right float. As he did so, he saw the passenger step forward into the propeller, which was just coming to a stop, and fall into the water. The passenger later said that, as he was a boater, it was a natural reaction for him to step forward to fend the aircraft float from the dock. He had been a passenger on a long flight the previous night and considered that lack of sleep may have impaired his judgement. A difficult docking, in gusting wind conditions, led the pilot to accept the passenger's help. The passenger's automatic reaction to prevent the aircraft from colliding with the dock caused him to step into the turning propeller although he had been cautioned by the pilot to stay clear of it.

C-FMAW Le Fevre & Co., Property Agents, Victoria, BC. Regd 25-Mar-1988 and 16-Jul-1991. Canx 17-Mar-1999.

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

C-FMAW Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver, BC. Regd 17-Mar-1999, Canx 06-May-2003.

tt 15,056.7 estimate.

C-FMAW Whistler Air Services, Whistler, BC. Regd 14-May-2003. Canx 14-Dec-2004.

C-FMAW Pacific Coastal Airlines Ltd., Richmond, BC. Regd 15-Jun-2005. Canx 03-Nov-2005.

C-FMAW Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver BC. Based Sidney, BC. Regd 21-Feb-2006. Canx 25-May-2006.

C-FMAW Atleo River Air Service Ltd., Tofino, BC. Regd 29-May-2006. Canx 18-Dec-2006.

C-FMAW Ecotrust Canada, Vancouver, BC. Based Campbell River, BC. Regd 26-Jan-2007. Canx 11-Aug-2009.

C-FMAW RCW Holdings, Burnaby, BC. Regd 19-Aug-2009

Note: Still in Atleo River titles Sep-2009 and wearing “tofinosafari.com” logo on fuselage.

Note: On Edo 4580 Amphibious Floats.

C-FMAW David Marshall, Surrey, BC. Regd 06-Nov-2014. Base Pitt Meadows, BC.

For Sale (Nov-2019) TT 15,590 hours.