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CF-DJV (Photo: Larry Milberry)

Cartierville (Montreal), Ontario, Canada
18 February 1966
Photo: courtesy of Larry Milberry


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 45
Manufacturing Date: 1946-08-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DJV 1946-04-08 Date of Allotment to Canadian Register.
Reserved for Leavens Bros. Air Service, Ltd.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1946-08-30 Date of Deletion.
1946-08-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-08-?? Test flight.
1946-08-31 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Leavens Bros. Air Service, Ltd.; Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1949-09-09 C of R issued to:
Eric B. Robinson; RR 3, Kirkfield, Ontario K0M 2B0.
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
Lloyd Atkinson, Ontario, Canada.
1953-07-?? Crashed shortly after taking off from water in Midland, Ontario. The aircraft hit several air downdrafts (pockets) and mushroomed (wings level) on a beach. No major injuries to 4 occupants but the Bee's undercarriage and wings ( from struts out) were severely damaged and the aircraft was scrapped for parts.
1957-03-31 C of R issued to:
E. M. Clark; Delhi, Ontario.
1979-03-31 C of R issued to:
Athabasca Industries Ltc.; Stony Rapids, Ontario.
1982-05-27 Sale reported. Vente Signalee, Saskatchewan.
1982-??-?? C of R issued to:
W. H. Field; 167a East Adams Crescent, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
1982-10-15 C of R cancelled.
1985-05-06 C of R cancelled.
1985-06-05 C of R issued to:
Barry Gillis; 6619-54 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T3B 3N4.

Base of Operations: Airdrie, Alberta.

1990-08-28 C of R cancelled.
2002-08-13 Deleted from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Michael Ody/Terry Judge/Jim Tyerman.
Larry Milberry.

CF-DJV Photo: Jack Zavitz

Photo: Jack Zavitz via David Zavitz

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