Canadian Warplanes (5) Ontario: The Canadian Bushplane Heritage Museum, Sault Ste Marie

Sault Ste Marie, Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (CBHC), 50 Pim Street.

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(DND Archives Photo, PL-113635)

The Silver Dart being prepared for a flight at Baddeck,Nova Scotia, Feb 1909.

AEA Silver Dart, replica.

Aeronca 15AC Chief, CF-UXX. The Aeronca 15AC Sedan is a four-seat, fixed conventional gear light airplane which was produced by Aeronca Aircraft between 1948 and 1951. Designed for personal use, the Sedan also found applications in utility roles including bush flying. The Sedan was the last design that Aeronca put into production and was the largest aircraft produced by the company.

Aeronca Champion.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3559831)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor Mk. 3, RCAF.

(Alain Rioux Photo)

Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor, ex-RCAF (Serial No. 2291), now flown by Daxair.

Beechcraft D-18S Expeditor/C-45H Expeditor (Serial No. AF545), CF-MJY.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4234651)

Bell H-13B Sioux Helicopter, Canadian Army, CJATC Base Rivers, Manitoba.

Bell Model 47D-1/HTL-6 Sioux Helicopter, CF-ODM, Ontario Government.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, PA-063271)

Canadian-built Buhl CA-6M Airsedan with enlarged lower wings. CF-OAR, Ontario Provincial Air Service, front port side.

Buhl CA-6 Air Sedan, CF-OAT. The Buhl AirSedan was a family of American civil cabin sesquiplane aircraft developed and manufactured by the Buhl Aircraft Company in the late 1920s. The unrestored remains from CF-OAR and CF-OAT, two Buhl CA-6Ms are on display as found, at the CBHC.

(Alain Rioux Photo)

Canadair CL-215 Water Bomber, F-ZBBT. The Canadair CL-215 (Scooper) is the first model in a series of flying boat amphibious aircraft designed and built by Canadian aircraft manufacturer Canadair, and later produced by Bombardier. It is one of only a handful of large amphibious aircraft to have been produced in large numbers during the post-war era, and the first to be developed from the outset as a water bomber.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4235151)

Cessna L-182, CDN ARMY, (Serial No. 16727).  

Cessna 180C, CF-MET.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3390171)

de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth, CF-DIQ, Central Airways.

de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth, CF-BNO. Replikca.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642450)

de Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide, CF-AEO, 3 July 1935.

de Havilland DH.89A Dragon Rapide, “Lady Faye”, C-FAYE, NR697.

(CambridgeBayWeather Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, C-FGYN. Adlair Aviation.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver, CF-OBS.

(D. Gordon E. Robertson Photo)

de Havilland Canada DHC-2T Turbo-Beaver, C-FDHC, of Seair Seaplanes, unloading at Ganges, Saltspring Island, British Columbia.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2T Turbo Beaver, CF-PSM-X.

de Havilland Canada DHC-2T Turbo Beaver Mk. III, CF-OEA.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 4314198)

de Havilland Otter, CF-IFJ, July 1960, NWT. The de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter is a single-engined, high-wing, propeller-driven, short take-off and landing (STOL) aircraft developed by de Havilland Canada. It was conceived to be capable of performing the same roles as the earlier and highly successful Beaver, including as a bush plane, but is overall a larger aircraft.

de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter (Serial No. 40742), C-FODU, floats.

(Andre Wadman Photo)

Great Lakes 2T-1A-2 Sport Trainer.

Great Lakes Sports Trainer 2T-1A-1.

(Sean from Airdrie Photo)

de Havilland Canada Tracker, Conair Firecat.

de Havilland Canada (Grumman) CS2F-2/CP-121 Tracker (Serial No. 577), Ex USN, painted as a Firecat.

(Bzuk Photo)

Fairchild F-11-2 on display at the Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Fairchild F-11 Husky II, CF-EIR.

(SDASM Photo)

Fairchild KR-34 Challenger (Serial No. 900), C-FADH. The Kreider-Reisner Challenger (later the Fairchild KR series) was an American utility biplane aircraft designed and produced by the Kreider-Reisner Aircraft Company, which was later taken over by the Fairchild Aircraft Company.

(Wikipedia Photo)

Fokker F.VIIB-3m (CH-190), operated by Ad Astra Aero.

Fokker Super Universal, Western Canada Airways, FG-CASQ.

Fokker Super Universal.

(Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3642459)

Noorduyn Norseman, CF-AYO, 28 Nov 1935.

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman Mk. I, CF-AYO, prototype.

Noorduyn UC-64 Norseman Mk. IV, CF-BFT.

(Ahunt Photo)

Republic RC-3 Seabee, CF-DKG.

(Ken Fielding Photo)

Saunders ST-27, Reg. No. CF-XOK.

Saunders ST-27, (Serial No. 14095), ST27 No. 009, C-GCML.

(Bengleman Photo)

Stinson SR-10 Reliant, CF-BGN.

Taylorcraft 20 Ranchwagon, CF-FTC.

2024, Canadian Warplanes II.

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