C-GZXV on test flight from Sealand facility.
C-GZXV fueling for departure to Dease Lake.
Photos: John Caswell © 11 July 2008
N49771 a regular at the Tyee Spit, Campbell River - CYHH.
Photos: Kenneth I. Swartz © 21 August 2007
N49771 at Renton - KRNT, Washington.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 04 August 2007 - Aird Archives
N49771 routing through Campbell River.
Photos: John Caswell © 31 July 2007
N49771 at Renton - KRTN, Washington.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 26 August 2006
N49771 at Campbell River's Tyee Spit, British Columbia.
Photo: John Caswell © 18 August 2006
N49771 with small Kenmore Air titles, at Victoria.
Photos: John W. Olafson © 21 May 2004
N49771 waiting at Friday Harbor, Washington.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 14 June 1999 - Aird Archives
N49771 on wheels at Renton, Washington.
Photo: Jeff S. DeVore © February 1997 - Aird Archives
Photo: Radek Palicka © February 1997
N49771 in the sunshine at Renton, Washington.
Photo: Neil Aird © 13 September 1995
56-0374 at Byrd Airport - KRIC, Sandston, VA.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 12 June 1971 - Marcel Fluet-Lecerf Collection
56-0374 of the Ohio National Guard at Fort Meade.
Photo: Unknown photographer © October 1957 - Robin A. Walker Collection


56-0374 • N49771 (2)

C-GZXV (3)


56-0374 US Army #1675. L-20 No. 676. Command A-11. Delivered 22-Apr-1957. Built as L-20A and re- designated U-6A in 1962.

N49771 (2) Warroad Airways Inc., Warroad, MN. Regd 25-Mar-1977. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992.

Accident: Long Legged Lake, ON. Lat 50.46N, Long 9408W. 21-Jun-1983. The take-off was attempted from a glassy water surface heading towards a cliff. The pilot stated that the a/c would not climb and a turn became necessary to avoid the cliff. During the turn, the a/c stalled and struck the water but remained upright. A longer take-off run was available.

Accident: Warroad, Minnesota, 19-Jun-1988. The pilot decided to land in the lake approximately 1,000 yds from the sea plane base and was attempting a step-taxi back to the base when the aircraft struck a sand bar. The pilot stated that he was taxiing near tall grass where he thought the water was deep enough to taxi on, When the aircraft struck the sand bar, the pilot did not notice the sand bar prior to beginning his taxi. After the aircraft struck the sand bar it nosed over to an inverted attitude in the water. The pilot and one passenger uninjured and two passengers received minor injuries. Aircraft suffered substantial damage, NTSB report CHI88LA136.

Note Total time 9,183 hours at Jun-1988.

Note: Total time 10,000 hours in Sep-1995.

N49771 (2) Adventure Aviation Inc., Lynchburg, VA. On USCAR at Dec-1995

N49771 (2) Airlease Inc / Sound Flight, Renton, WA. Regd 31-Mar-1997. De regd 20-Jun-2006 & Canx 26-Jun-2008.

Incident 06-Jul-1998 Operator Sound flight Inc. When selecting different fuel tank, panel mounted fuel selector valve handle-pin which holds handle to shaft came out of position. This would not allow tank selection to be made. Submitter suggested to prevent recurrence during pre-flightand routine inspection, move handle, and check pin for loosness and proper operation.

Note: Leased to Kenmore- Air. Circa 2004.

Mods Include:  Edo 4930 floats, Kenmore mods, forward battery and alternator, bubble door and rear rectangular windows, tip tanks and three-blade Hartzell prop.

Colour Scheme: In Feb 2008 all over yellow with light blue trim, light blue speed line tapering to tail and matching tail accent.

Note: For sale at Northwest Seaplanes Feb 2008 at $385,000US and Total Time 13,668 hours.

C-GZXV (3) Ootsa Air Ltd., , Burns Lake, BC. Regd 09-Jul-2008. Canx 18-Sep-2009. Regd 29-Jun-2010.

C-GZXV (3) B.C. Yukon Air Service Limted, Dease Lake, BC. Regd 15-May-2015.