REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 1016

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CF-DLX

CF-DLX
  Vancouver, BC, Canada
Photo: via Mark Dimmock
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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: 1016
Manufacturing Date: 1947-07-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-DLX
C-FDLX
1947-07-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-07-?? Test flight.
1947-07-18 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Pulsifer Brothers, Ltd.; Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
   
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
Sh Silbernagel; 3055 West 38 Avenue, Vancouver, British Columbia V6N 2X4.
1985-02-05 C of R cancelled.
1985-??-?? C of R issued to:
Sheila Mannell; 2836-29 Avenue West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 1Y1.
1986-04-07 C of R cancelled.
1986-07-18 C of R issued to:
Gone Flying Recreation Ltd.; 2836-29 Avenue West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 1Y1.

Base of operations: Vancouver, British Columbia.

2007-09-06 C of R issued to:
Gone Flying Recreation Ltd.; 2836-29 Avenue West, Vancouver, British Columbia V6L 1Y1.

Base of operations: Vancouver, British Columbia.

2013-10-10 C of R cancelled.
2013-10-30 C of R issued to:
Mark Dimmock; 316 Pine Street, New Westminster, British Columbia V3L 2T2.

New address (current 2022-02-02):
Mark Dimmock; 11069 Canyon Crescent, Delta, British Columbia V4E 2R6.

Base of operations: Boundary Bay, British Columbia.

????-??-?? "C-FDLX, a float equipped (sic) Republic RC-3 was on a VFR flight from Powell Lake Water Aerodrome (CAQ8), BC, to Boundary Bay Airport (CZBB), BC, with 2 persons onboard. After being cleared for an approach to Runway 13 by CZBB Tower, the engine (Franklin 6A8-215-B9F) failed. The pilot communicated the engine failure to CZBB Tower, but did not declare a MAYDAY. The pilot was able to force land the aircraft on the South arm of the Fraser River approximately 2 NM South East of Vancouver International Airport (CYVR), BC. The pilot declined CZBB tower's offer for fire fighter or coast guard hovercraft assistance. The aircraft was towed to a nearby boat launch by a private boater, where it was pulled up to the parking lot. There were no injuries and the aircraft was not damaged.

Upon inspection by an AME, it was discovered that the fuel gauge read approximately 6 gallons more than what was actually onboard. The fuel system was recalibrated, the aircraft was fueled, and a flight to CZBB was completed without further incident. It was concluded that the engine failed due to fuel exhaustion."

(Ref: www.avcanada.ca)

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Larry Milberry.

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C-FDLX
  Canada
Photo: Unknown

C-FDLX (Photo: Brian G. Nichols)

C-FDLX
 Vancouver International (YVR / CYVR), BC, Canada
April 1978
Photo: courtesy Brian G. Nichols
Original photo at  http://www.abpic.co.uk/photo/1040452/

C-FDLX
  Vancouver, BC, Canada
September 1986
Photo: courtesy of Larry Milberry

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