REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 965

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CF-GAD

CF-GAD
Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
10 July 2012
Photo: courtesy of Dirk Septer

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: (1) Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
(2) Henry Chapeskie; Thorndale, Ontario, Canada.
Model: (1) RC-3 Seabee
(2) Seabee
Type Certificate No: (1) A-769
(2) CAR Standard 549 - Amateur Built Aircraft
Serial Number: (1) 965
Manufacturing Date: (1) 1947-09-??
(2) 2006-??-??
Engine: (1) Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
(2) Lycoming GO-480 Daubenspeck engine conversion.
(3) GM V8 Robinson engine conversion.
Remarks: Robinson V8 engine conversion.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-GAD 1947-09-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-09-?? Test flight.
1947-09-30 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Leavens Brothers Air Services, Ltd.; Toronto, Canada.
1967-10-17 C of R issued to:
Andrew Chapeskie; Box 280, 1395 Airport Road, Barry's Bay, Ontario K0J 1B0.
2001-08-24 C of R cancelled.
2001-11-19 C of R issued to:
Henry Chapeskie; PO Box 130, Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0.
2002-09-27 C of R issued to:
Henry Chapeskie; PO Box 130, Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0.
2003-11-04 C of R issued to:
Henry Chapeskie; PO Box 130, Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0.
2006-04-26 C of R cancelled.  Aircraft deleted as a "Republic RC-3 Seabee".
2006-05-02 C of R issued as CAR Standard 549 - Amateur Built Aircraft to:
(1) Henry Chapeskie; 20983 Fairview Road, P.O. Box 130, Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0.
(2) Chrystyna Chapeskie;  20983 Fairview Road, P.O. Box 130, Thorndale, Ontario N0M 2P0.
2014-07-25 Dr. Henry Chapeskie, was forced to make an emergency landing in Saskatchewan with his V8 Seabee CF-GAD (# 965) around 11:50 a.m. CST, when the engine quit during a flight from home in Ontario to Yellowknife, NWT.  The forced landing was made in the bush, when he was not able to reach the nearby Wollaston Lake.  The two men aboard the Seabee were quickly assisted by the crew (Barry Howe and Ian Gainer) of a local seaplane hearing their MAYDAY call. Henry suffered back injuries, but the passenger was uninjured. Henry was flown from the crash site to hospital in Saskatoon by a Griffon SAR helicopter.  We wish Henry a quick recovery from his injuries.  Henry suspected the cause of engine failure to be a failing alternator belt.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
Blair Robinson.
Dirk Septer.

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