C-GUOY looking more like a Turbine!
Photo: Matt Salkeld © 17 February 2022 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY progress is being made.
Photo: Matt Salkeld © 18 March 2021 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY green light to become a real Turbo Beaver.
Photos: Matt Salkeld © December 2020 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY maybe time for a rebuild?
Photo: Matt Salkeld © 01 October 2020 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY up at Phantom Lake, BC.
Photo: © Paul Stenner - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at the Pat Bay dock.
Photo: Peter J. Cooper © 03 August 2008 - Aird Archives
Photo: Simon Codd © 20 June 2006 - Aird Archives
Photo: Paul Stenner © No date - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at Loughborough Inlet, BC.
Photo: Paul Stenner © 1990's - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at Philips Lake, BC.
Photo: Paul Stenner © No date - Aird Archives
C-GUOY of Landa Aviation at Hay River, NT.
Photos: Ian Macdonald © June 1983 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at Yellowknife, NT.
Photo: Bruce W. Gowans © 02 April 1983 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at Vancouver - CYVR, BC.
Photo: John Kimberley © August 1980 - Aird Archives
Photo: Ian Macdonald © c.1980 - Aird Archives
C-GUOY at Fort Langley, British Columbia.
Photo: Ian Macdonald © Late 1970's - Aird Archives
5A-DBH of Mobil Oil at Awal V.12 Airfield.
Photo:John Elwin © 1977 - Aird Archives
5A-DBH of Mobil Oil at Rotterdam - EHRD.
Photo: D. Booster © 18 November 1974 (lower image) Wim Zwakhals Collection
56-4400 out to pasture at Coleman Barracks AAF.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 28 March 1972 - Ian MacFarlane Collection - Aird Archives
56-4400 sharing the ramp with a HEER Do27 at Finthen.
Photo: Robin A. Walker © 17 June 1970 - Aird Archives
56-4400 on show at British Air Display.
Photo: Robert A. Edwards © c.1970 - Aird Archives


56-4400 • C-GUOY • 5A-DBH (1)



56-4400 US Army # 1688 L-20 No. 689. Command A-12. Delivered 03-Jul-1957. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

56-4400 Coleman Barracks, Mannheim - Sandhofen, Germany. Seen 28-Aug-1972.

Total time: 4,450 hours.

No regn. Purchased by B & M Aviation Ltd., Lachute, QC. 01-Apr-1973.

Note: When sold by B & M Aviation Ltd., it was sold with c/n 1103. Records at that time indicate, ”Mr Abbey and Mr Williams to decide between themselves which aircraft each will take”. In the book on Laurentian Air Services “For the love of Flying,” this aircraft is reported as sold in Sep-1976. However, this is in dispute with other records as above.

5A-DBH (1) Libyan Oil, Benina, Libya. Regd Nov-1974.

5A-DBH (1) Mobil Oil, Libya. Late 1974 to 23-Jan-1978.

Noted at Rotterdam 18-Nov-1974 en route Libya and Brussels 23-Jan-1978 en route Tripoli – Woensdrecht.

C-GUOY Imported back into Canada 14-Jul-1978.

C-GUOY L. M. Abbey, Cloverdale, BC. Dates unknown.

C-GUOY Telegraph Creek Air Services, Langley, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 06-Sep-1979. Canx date currently unknown.

C-GUOY Edward D. Williams, Langley.BC. Dates unknown.

C-GUOY L & A Aviation, Hay River, NT. (Landa Aviation). Canx 05-Dec-1984 and 03-Sep-1986.

C-GUOY 341305 AB Ltd., Drumheller, AB. Based Victoria, BC. Regd 05-Dec-1986. Canx 22-Jun-2005.

Note: Aircraft was parked on display downtown Victoria Convention and Trade Centre during the Beaver 50th Anniversary meet at Victoria, BC 17 to 19-Oct-1997. Also cover shot on “The Immortal Beaver” by Sean Rossiter.

Note: Attended de Havilland Canada Out of production meet at Victoria, BC 18-20-Oct-2002.

C-GUOY Kingfisher Aviation Inc., North Saanich, BC. Regd 30-Jun-2005. Based Victoria BC. Canx 17-Aug-2005.

C-GUOY Fibermax Timber Corporation, Victoria, BC. Regd 17-Aug-2005. Canx 02-Feb-2006. Regd 22-Mar-2006. Canx 02-Nov-2006.

C-GUOY Viking Air, Sidney, BC. Regd 08-Nov-2006. Canx 03-Feb-2010. Regd 06-Jul-2010.

Mods include: Edo 4930 floats, Kenmore 5,370-lb. Gross weight increase kit. Kenmore water finlets, dual control column. Tip tanks and door bubble windows.

Total time: 8,041 hours. in Dec-2007.

Colour scheme: Overall white with yellow nose, cheatline and fin band, wing leading edge and tips. black trim lines.

Total time: 8,190 hours at Jun 2013.

• Currently (2018) stored in a shipping container by Viking. Removed from storage container - being considered for a rebuild project - 01-Oct-2020. Conversion to start January 2021.

Conversion underway to become DHC-2 Beaver Mk.III

xWe all recognize her from the cover shot on "The Immortal Beaver" by Sean Rossiter.


Photo: Graham Osborne © - via Paul Stenner