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Camarillo, California, USA
September 2003
Photo: Ray Hill (Flickr)


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 465
Manufacturing Date: 1947-??-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Pratt & Whitney Canada PT6A-20
Remarks: Extended wings
Droop wing tips
Modified nose
Three-blade propeller
Wide spray rails
Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-??-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-??-?? Test flight.
1947-03-04 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Hinck Flying Service, Inc.; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.
1975-10-28 Cancelled from FAA Aircraft Registry.
C-GNVS 1975-??-?? Registered on Canadian CAR
????-??-?? Dominion Air Lease;1945 Lawrence W, Weston, Ontario M9N 1H3, Canada.
1982-05-27 C of R cancelled.
1987-04-01 Robert Salmonson; RR#3 Site 4 Box 78, North Bay, Ontario P1B 8G4, Canada.
1988-08-04 C of R Cancelled.
1988-09-07 William Macdonald; 12 Black Forest Lane, Nepean, Ontario K2H 5C8, Canada.
Co-owner: Ronald Macewen; Box 1183, Manotick, Ontario K0A 2N0, Canada.
1989-06-13 C of R cancelled.
1989-06-13 Jeffery Braithwaite; 220-625-4 Ave SW; Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K2, Canada.
1989-09-13 C of R cancelled.
1989-09-18 Jeffery Braithwaite; 220-625-4 Ave SW; Calgary, Alberta T2P 0K2, Canada.
1989-11-18 C of R cancelled
1992-06-09 Carole Valade; 2645 Wall Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V5K 1A7, Canada.
1993-04-16 C of R cancelled.
1993-04-16 Robert Wallace; 1908 Dewdney Road S11 C104 RR # 1, Kelowna, British Columbia V1Y 7P9, Canada.
1994-08-11 Cancelled from Canadian CAR
1999-11-22 Robert Wallace; 5249 Defiance Drive, Bellingham, WA 98226, USA.
2004-03-24 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
2004-07-18 New C of R issued to;
Amphibious Adventures Inc (Dave Saunders); 513 11215 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta T5K 0L5, Canada.
2008-07-21 Observed at Pitt Meadows (CYPK), British Columbia, Canada. Stored outside.
2022-02-03 Canadian CAR look-up: "Mail has been returned from the Post Office as undeliverable". Aircraft is probably out of service and stored at Pitt Meadows, BC.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Canadian CAR.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.

C-GNVS (s/n 465) - Photo: Tim Martin

Photo: Tim Martin

Photo: Andy Wallace

PT6A engine
Photo: Andy Wallace

PT6A engine
Photo: Don Bradshaw

Photo: Mark Ward

Photo: Mark Ward


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