REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 69

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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 69
Manufacturing Date: 1946-09-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
S/N: 23140.
Remarks: Canadiana Heritage Reel # T-7916 (image 415 thru 528).
Canada CAR File # 5008-D12-14 (5008-DLN).
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DLN 1946-04-18 Registration reserved for Pulsifer Brothers Ltd.
  Weight And Balance Date: Weight Empty - Actual: 2194.5 lbs.
1946-09-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-09-?? Test flight.
1946-09-19 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Pulsifer Brothers, Ltd.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1946-09-26 Bill of Sale, CAA Form ACA-502:
Purchaser: Pulsifer Brothers, Ltd.; Doyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, New York; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1946-09-26 US CAA Export C of A # E-10528 issued. Export to Canada.
1946-09-30 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Pusifer Bros. Limited.
O. B. Pulsifer - President
E. G. Pulsifer - Vice President
E. M. Nicolle - Secty-Treas.
Purpose for which aircraft is to be used: Commercial, Passenger.
Usual Station: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
1946-10-02 Entered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. C of R # 5497 to be issued.
1946-10-02 Temporary C of A issued, valid until 1947-10-02. C of A # 1931 to be issued.
1946-10-02 Wire to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.: Temporary Authority granted for operation. Not valid after 1946-12-01.
1946-12-03 Wire to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.: Temporary Authority granted for operation extended. Not valid after 1947-02-01.
1947-02-10 Wire to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.: Temporary Authority granted for operation renewed. Not valid after 1947-03-02.
1947-03-07 Wire to Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.: Temporary Authority granted for operation renewed. Not valid after 1947-05-02.
1947-03-24 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Bayard E. Hoyt; Hoyt Station, New Brunswick.
Purpose for which aircraft is to be used: Commercial.
Usual Station: Blissville, N. B.
1947-03-25 Conditional Sale Contract:
Cash Price including all Taxes: $ 6800.00.
Vendor: Pulsifer Bros. Limited; O. B. Pulsifer, President.
Purchaser: Bayard E. Hoyt.
1947-03-26 Aircraft inspected by Eng. Jan Saunders.
1947-04-02 Entered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. C of R # 5687 to be issued.
1947-04-02 Wire to Bayard E. Hoyt; Hoyt Station, Hoyt, N. B.: Temporary Authority granted for commercial operation. Not valid after 1947-05-02.
1947-04-29 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 5497 issued to:
Pulsifer Bros., Ltd.; 5 Doyle Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
Usual station of aircraft: Dartmouth, N. S.
Purpose: Commercial.
1946-10-02 entered on the register of Canada.
1947-04-29 C of A # 1931 issued.
Not valid after 1948-03-26.
1947-05-16 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 5687 issued to:
Bayard E. Hoyt; Hoyt Station, New Brunswick.
Usual station of aircraft: Blissville, N. B.
Purpose: Commercial.
1947-04-02 entered on the register of Canada.
1948-05-29 C of A # 1931 and C of R # 5687 renewed, not valid after 1949-05-26 
1949-07-21 Test flight for renewal of C of A and C of R. Pilot: L. B. Hoyt.
Owner: Hoyt Flying Service Ltd.; Perth, N. B.
1949-07-21 C of A # 1931 and C of R # 5687 renewed, not valid after 1950-07-21. 
????-??-?? Aircraft suffered extensive hull damage during take-off at a small landing strip near Perth, N. B. Aircraft was subsequently ferried to Fredericten for repairs. The aircraft remained on airport for considerable length of time. (Letter from Superintendent, Air Regulations, Ottawa, to District Controller of Air Services, Toronto, Ontario, dated 1954-08-24).
1954-08-27 Entered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. C of R # 13216 to be issued.
1954-08-27 C of A # 1931 renewed, not valid after 1955-08-07.
1954-08-30 Entered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register. C of R # 13217 to be issued.
1954-10-19 Aircraft Licensing Records:
Old C of R No: 5687
New C of R No: 13216
C of A # 1931
Valid from August 27, 1954 to August 7, 1955.
Temporary authority from August 27, 1954 to September 27, 1954.
1954-10-19 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 13216 issued to:
Leavens Bros. Limited; 3220 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Usual station of aircraft: Toronto, Ontario.
Purpose: Commercial.
1954-08-27 entered on the register of Canada.
1954-10-19 Aircraft Licensing Records:
Old C of R No: 13216
New C of R No: 13217
C of A # 1931
Valid from August 27, 1954 to August 7, 1955.
Temporary authority from September 30, 1954 to October 30, 1954.
1954-10-19 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 13217 issued to:
Acme Drilling Limited; 705 West 2nd Street, North Vancouver, B. C.
Usual station of aircraft: Blind River, Ontario.
Purpose: Private.
1954-08-30 entered on the register of Canada.
1955-04-25 Letter from Air Transport Board, Ottawa, to DoT, Air Services Branch, Ottawa:

Re: Prosecutions - Aeronautics Act
Leo Lamothe, Blind River, Ontario
Brivel Explorations Limited, Blind River
Acme Drilling Limited, Blind Rive

The Board proposes prosecuting the three above-named for operating commercial air services without being licensed by the Board to do so and it will be necessary to obtain certificates from your Department as to the ownership if the following aircraft:

  • CF-EUT alleged to be owned by Leo Lamothe.
  • CF-HNK alleged to be owned by Brivel Explorations Limited or Brian Fitzpatrick, President of the company.
  • CF-DLN alleged to be owned by Acme Drilling Limited.

It would be appreciated if you would provide me with a separate certificate of ownership for each of these three aircraft.

Yours truly,
for John R. Belcher,
Secretary

1955-04-29 Letter confirming C of R # 13217 issued to Acme Drilling Limited, registered un a "private" category.
1955-09-19 C of A # 1931 renewed, not valid after 1956-09-19.
1955-09-27 Aircraft Licensing Records:
Old C of R No: 13217
New C of R No: 16025
C of A # 1931
Valid from September 19, 1955 to September 19, 1956.
1955-09-27 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 16025 issued to:
Leavens Bros. Limited; 3220 Dufferin Street, Toronto, Ontario.
Usual station of aircraft: Toronto, Ontario.
Purpose: Commercial.
1955-09-27 entered on the register of Canada.
1956-05-21 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Owner: Robert Wilton; 1337 Brydges Street, London, Ontario.
Purpose for which aircraft is to be used: Private.
Usual Station: London, Ontario.
1956-05-24 Aircraft Licensing Records:
Old C of R No: 16025
New C of R No: 16308
C of A # 1931
Valid from September 19, 1955 to September 19, 1956.
1956-05-24 Certificate of Registration of Aircraft # 16308 issued to:
Robert Wilton; 1337 Brydges Street, London, Ontario.
Usual station of aircraft: London, Ontario.
Purpose: Private.
1956-05-24 entered on the register of Canada.
1956-07-19 C of A # 1931 renewed, not valid after 1957-07-19.
1956-07-24 Aircraft Licensing Records:
C of A # 1931
Valid from July 19, 1956 to July 19, 1957.
1957-07-10 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown - Since New: 765:05.
Engine: 6A8-215-B8F, S/N: 23140, Hours Run Since New: 759:55.
Hours Since Overhaul: 159:55
Applicant: R. Wilton.
1957-07-15 C of A # 1931 renewed, not valid after 1958-07-19.
1958-07-18 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown - Since New: 798:25.
Engine: 6A8-215-B8F, S/N: 23140, Hours Run Since New: 795:15.
Hours Since Overhaul: 193:15
Applicant: R. Wilton.
1958-07-18 C of A # 1931 renewed, not valid after 1959-07-19.
1958-08-24 Lake Erie, off Port Stanley, Ontario (4340'N, 8110'W): Aircraft departed from London Airport, Ontario. Pilot attempted practice landings in rough water. Left wing float sheared backward. During towing by boats to land aircraft capsized and sank at 20 feet of water. Pilot Robert Wilton and passenger Alex Peters were uninjured. Aircraft damaged substantial: Left wing float and hull damaged by landing. Tail assembly, left wing tip, cabin door, propeller and engine damaged by storm/salvage. [Canadian Accident File Nos: 5008-D12-14, 5802-19109].
1960-08-23 Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.

Registration and parts transferred to hull MSN 147 imported from USA by Canadian owner.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Canadiana Heritage website (www.heritage.canadiana.ca).

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