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Trident Tigull C-FTRI (s/n 1)

Photo: Randy Komko

CF-TRI-X (above) under rebuild for modifications in the late 1970ies. This was the original brown/red color scheme. The Continental Tiara 6-320 engine was replaced by a turbocharged 350 hp Lycoming TIO-540-J2BD engine.  On 5 December 1979 one of the Trigulls (C-GATE?) was flown to a height of 31,500 ft, an unofficial world record for single-engine amphibians.

Photo: Randy Komko

C-FTRI after getting a new paint scheme in the late 1970ies.  Several experiments were made to improve cooling of the new Lycoming engine.

Below are the individual stories of the 3 aircraft.  Your photos, corrections and additional information will be highly appreciated.  Please e-mail me.

C-FTRI on 2003-01-23 at Viking Air
Photo: Brent Wallace

C-GATE
May 2007
Photo: Colin ?

 

S/N: REG. NO: DATE: REMARKS

1

CF-TRI-X
CF-TRI
C-FTRI
1973-xx-xx Registered on Canadian CAR to Trident Aircraft Ltd.; Box 2428, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y4, Canada.
1973-08-05 First flight by test pilot Paul A. Hartman
   
1983-12-19 C of R cancelled.
1983-xx-xx British Columbia Development Corp.; 272 Granville, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1S4, Canada.
1986-03-13 C of R cancelled.
1987-04-28 Viking Air Ltd; 1962 Canso Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada.
1997-07-07 C of R issued.

2

N/A ? Static Test Airframe.

3

C-GATE-X
C-GATE
1976-xx-xx Registered on Canadian CAR Trident Aircraft Ltd.; Box 2428, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 3Y4, Canada.
1976-07-02 First flight by test pilot Norm Ronaason.
   
1983-12-16 C of R cancelled.
1983-xx-xx British Columbia Development Corp.; 272 Granville, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 1S4, Canada.
1986-03-13 C of R cancelled.
1987-04-28 Viking Air Ltd; 1962 Canso Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 5V5, Canada.
1997-05-28 C of R issued.

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