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CANSO/RCAF 9750

Canso - RCAF 9750 - Click here to view description

Bureau #: RCAF 9750
Construction #: 427
Civil Registry:
  CF-DIL
  C-FDIL
  EC-313
  EC-FRG
  N314CF
  N206M
Model: Canso Mk. Ia
Name: None
Status (as of 2009): Airworthy
Last info: 2012

History:
Delivered to Royal Canadian Air Force as 9750.
- BOC: January 13, 1942
- SOC: March 23, 1946.
Registered as CF-DIL by ??, March 1946.
Nordair Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1958-1960.
- Damaged in landing accident, Ungava, Quebec, July 17, 1958.
Wheeler Airlines, St. Jovite Station, Quebec, 1960-1961.
Nordair Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1962.
Wheeler Airlines Ltd, St Jovite, Quebec, April 12, 1962.
Wheeler Northland Airways, St. Jean, Quebec, 1968-1970.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1972-1973.
- Registered as C-FDIL.
Can Air, Vancouver, BC, 1974-1980.
- Flew as Fisherman's Special.
Pacific Airboats, Vancouver, BC, 1980-1983.
The Flying Fireman Ltd., Victoria, BC, 1983-1992.
- Flew as tanker #5, later #775.
- Operated by Atwood Air Ltd, Victoria, BC, 1988-1992.
Sold to Spain, struck-off civil registry, March 1993.
Servicios Aereos Espanoles SA-SAESA, Cuatro Vientos, Spain, 1992-1993.
- Registered as EC-313.
SAESA, Cuatro Vientos, Spain, April 26, 1993-1996.
- Registered as EC-FRG.
- Flew as tanker #73
Albert C. Hansen, Mojave, CA, September 1996-2001.
- Registered as N314CF.
- Ferried from Spain to Mojave, CA, November 1996.
- Based at Mojave, CA.
- Repainted in USN scheme.
Alegre Air Inc, Santa Fe, NM, May 2001-2004
- Restored to airworthy, Greybull, WY, 2002-2006.
- Fitted with blisters and bow turret.
- Painted in U.S. Navy scheme representing a Black Cat PBY.
- Registered as N206M, August 24, 2004.
Black Cat Aviation LLC, Indianapolis, IN, July 8, 2008-2012.

Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2012.
Photo Source(s):
Gerry Hinton Collection

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