N30PL autumn time again.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 03 October 2013
N30PL on dry land again.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 06 September 2013
N30PL on her other gear.
Photo: Robbie Shaw © May 2006
N30PL at her Lake Hood base.
Photos: Neil Aird © 13 September 2004
Photo: Mark Merry © October 2003
Photo: Bill Bredin © 17 September 2003
N30PL after complete rebuild at Campbell River.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 20 February 2002
HK-559 showing TARI markings. At Sealand, Campbell River.
Photo: Dirk Septer © October 2000 - Aird Archives
HK-559 still in service with TARI.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1997 - Aird Archives
HK-559 at Villavicencio, operated by TAXOR.
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1990 - Aird Archives
Photo: Ron Mak © May 1990 - Aird Archives
HK-559 with Lineas Aereas San Martin Ltda., Villavicencio.
Photo: Unknown photogtapher © Aird Archives
HK-559 with Saeta at Villavicencio.
Photo: Karl Kramer © 21 January 1987 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
HK-559 in action, serving with VIARCO.
Photo: Karl Kramer © 15 January 1985 - Ian MacFarlane Collection
HK-559 at Villavicencio.
Photo: Alberto Paulo Fortner © August 1982
HK-559 at Aruca / Santiago Perez - SKUC/AUC.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 14 November 1972 - Aird Archives
c/n 1554 on test rig used to compare end fittings of old and new wing strut designs.  Photo shows torsion test being carried out.
Photo: de Havilland Canada  (Neg # 18727) - via Aird Archives


HK-559-X • HK559 • HK-559P • HK559 • C-GGBD (2)



HK-559-X  Delivered 01-Dec-1964.

Note: Colombian records show a possible first registration date of 02-Jul-1964.

HK-559 Aero Taxi (Avianca –Aerovias Nacionales de Colombia SA), Bogota, Colombia.

Accident: near Ocana, Norte de Santander, Colombia 22-Feb-1968. Enroute from Curcumani to Cucuta on a non scheduled passenger flight the aircraft crashed into mountain site 3 minutes from Ocana after declaring an emergency. Five persons on board died

HK-559P R.A.A Ltda., Rutas Aéreas Araucanas. Dec-1971 to 1976.

HK-559P TARI Ltda., Transportes Aéreas-del Ariari Tari Ltda.

HK-559P Reported with TAXOR titles.

HK-559P VIARCO - Vias Aéreas Colombianas, Colombia Ca. Jan-1985.

HK-559 SAETA, Ca. 1987 Colombia. (P/E without “P” suffix).

HK-559 L.A.S. Ltda., - Lineas Aéreas San Martin Ltda., Villavicencio, Colombia. (P/E without “P” suffix).

HK-559 TAXOR With TARI Ltda., Transportes Aéreas-del Ariari Tari Ltda., noted at Villavicencio 09-Sep-1997 Sold 1997.

C-GGBD (2) Imported into Canada Mar-2000. Rebuilt by Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC.

Note: Arrived at Campbell River, BC together with c/n 815 HK-189 and c/n 1016 HK-951 in Mar-2000; for complete rebuild at Sealand Aviation Ltd. During 2002.

C-GGBD Sealand Aviation Ltd., Campbell River, BC. Regd 09-Jan-2002. Canx 29-Jan-2002.

N30PL Air Madura LLC., Anchorage, AK. Regd 31-Jan-2002. Canx 02-Aug-2004

Airworthiness date: 26-Aug-2002.Category – Other-Restricted.

N30PL Madura Family LLC., Anchorage, AK. Regd 04-Aug-2004

For sale: Dec 2010. $410,000USD

Total Time: Dec-2010 7,700 hours. 2000 since rebuild by Sealand.

Mods include: EDO 4930 floats, double throw over yoke and rudder pedals, Sealand extended cabin and AK door, bubble windows  wing tip fuel tanks and life time wing struts, 5370 weight ugrade Kenmore battery mod to forward position and strobe lights.