N458LJ back on wheels at Lake Hood.
Photo: Fred Wallis © 04 October 2021
N458LJ in the shadow.
N458LJ and passer by.
Photos: Jerry Jacques © 2020
N458LJ at her tranquil Lake Hood dock.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 03 October 2019
N458LJ sheltering at Lake Iliamna.
. . . and only a few yards away . . .
Photos: Michael McKendry © 01 September 2019
N458LJ awaiting her float installation.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 23 May 2019
N458LJ in the water again.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 08 June 2017
N458LJ in hibernation at Lake Hood.
Photo: Ben Cogger © 14 November 2013
N458LJ with former ident still under wing.
Photo: John W. Olafson © 08 July 2013
C-GOER travelled all the way to Anchorage!
Photos: Ben Cogger © 06 June 2013
C-GOER having a break.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © Summer 2008
C-GOER earning her keep.
Photos: Neil Aird © 22 July 2006
C-GOER awaiting yet another season.
Photos: Neil Aird © 11 April 2006
C-GOER spending her winter at Lac-à-la-Tortue (CSL3).
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 02 May 2004
Photo: Marc Bourdon © 13 March 2004
C-GOER with Aviation Bastican Inc., Sept îles, Québec.
Photo: Marcel Fluet © 30 August 1999 - Aird Archives
C-GOER at Pine Lake, Northern Ontario.
Photo: Neil Ayers © July 1987
C-GOER at Toronto Island Airport.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 06 March 1987
N99830 Here comes the Sherriff.
Photo: J. Plaisier © April 1978 - Aird Archives
150192 roasting at Davis-Monthan.
Photo: Gordon Macadie © c.1972-1976
150192 based at NAF El Centro, California.
Photo: Bud Joyce © February 1977 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
150192 at Keflavik NAS, Iceland.
Photo: Icelandic Aviation Historical Society Collection © via Baldaur Sveinsson
Photo: Baldaur Sveinsson © June 1967
52-6128 at Keflavik NAS, Iceland.
Photo: Pilot 1st Lt. David A. Jarratt © 07 October 1960


52-6128 • 150192 • N99830 • C-GOER



52-6128 USAF # 1290 L-20 No: 291 Command AF-3. Delivered 16-Jun-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

150192 US Navy, NAF El Centro, NM. Based at Keflavik, Iceland and El Centro.

150192 Stored at Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 16-Apr-1972 to 03-Mar-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) 2U-001.

Note: Photo evidence confirms US Navy BuAer No.

N99830 Hillsborough County Civil Defence, Tampa, FL. Regd 29-Mar-1976. Sherriff's mount.

C-GOER Imported into Canada 1980.

C-GOER Lake Explorations, Edmonton, AB. On CCAR at May-1981. Canx 03-Jun-1985.

C-GOER Aviation Batiscan Inc., Sept Îles, QC.

C-GOER Lawrence J. Swanton, Unionville, ON. Canx 28-May-1986.

C-GOER Christina M. Swanton, Unionville, ON. Canx 30-Jul-1986.

C-GOER Edward Glen Trippier, Ear Falls, ON. Canx 08-Oct-1987.

C-GOER Air-Dale Flying Service Ltd., Sault Ste. Marie, ON. Regd 26-Jun-1989. Canx 17-Jul-1989.

C-GOER Christina M. Swanton, Orillia Lake, St John, ON. Regd 17-Jul-1989. Canx 11-Apr-1990.

C-GOER Aviation Batiscan Inc., Lac Sept Îles, St. Raymond, QC. Regd 11-Apr-1990. Canx 26-Apr-2002.

C-GOER Aviation Mauricie et Aviation Batiscan, (3845443 Canada Ltd.) Lac a la Tortue, QC. Regd 26-Apr-2002, 18-Aug-2003 29-Apr-2008 & 06-May-2008. Canx 24-Jul-2012. Regd 09-May-2013. Canx and deleted 18-Jul-2013 on export to USA.

N458LJ Jerry J. Jacques, Iliamna, AK. Regd 16-Aug-2013.

Airworthiness Cert 24-Aug-2013.


USAF History

52-6128 was made available on 29-May-1953 and accepted on 08-Jun-1953 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., Greenville, SC., where it was assigned to the  to the 7th Liaison Squadron on 16-Jun-1953. It was deployed to Pope AFB., NC., between 25-Apr & 01-May-1954 and then moved back to Donaldson AFB. It moved across to the 4501st Headquarters Squadron until 01-Sep-1954 and then the 4501st Support Squadron until 04-Apr-1955 but with a short period at Downsview between 04-Mar-1955 and 26-Apr-1955.

It now spent more time at Pope AFB., NC., with the 464th Troop Carrier (Medium) Wing until 12-Mar-1957 after which it passed to the 479th Fighter, Day Wing at George AFB., CA., and on the 08-Oct-1957 it passed over to the 831st Air Base Wing for the matter of a few days until it went to the Mobile Air Material Area at Brookley AFB., AL., on 16-Oct-1957 until 25-Oct-1957.

Emblem of 464th TCW

This was in preparation of a Move to Iceland with the Iceland Defence Force where it was attached initially to the 1400th Field Maintenance Wing until 15-Feb-1959, then the 1400th CAM Squadron until 01-Jul-60 and the 1400th Consolidated Maintenance Squadron from 30-Jun-1961. It was at this stage that the facility fell under the control of the US Navy.

This aircraft’s further military history is still to be researched.