Norway to Antarctica

Posted by on Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 1:18 pm

Quite often I am asked about our aircraft. How old are they? What kind are they? etc., etc.

Both our Otter and our Beaver are Canadian made De Havilland aircraft. The Beavers where first made in the late 40’s. The Beaver and Otter were designed for bush flying and in my opinion, are irreplaceable in that role.

Our Otter C-FAPR was made in Canada, delivered to the Norwegian Military and served a short time on “Operation Penguin” in Antarctica. Randy has often wondered about the eggs that sometimes roll out from under the seats.

Our Beaver C-GZBR was first delivered to the United States Military and spent a few years suntanning in the Arizona Desert. It even went to school! It has only been on floats in Canada since 1980.

Here is a link to a site, you may find interesting, which has a little of the history of our Otter and Beaver.

Bushplanes in Northwest Ontario.

There is also a little blurb on this site about the old Beech 18 in the town plaza. Some old time guests will remember that we used to operate a twin Beech here in the late 80’s.

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