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A NOTE ON THE AIRCRAFT NAME:

The official CF name for these aircraft is "Dash 8", but the CT-142s are widely known as the "Gonzo".  Those of you who watch the Muppet Show will understand why.

 

Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

142801

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

38

 

 

 

 

first date: 11 March 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out on 25 September 1986.  Company tests as C-GJBT, this registration cancelled 1 April 1987.  With Canadian Forces in Europe as utility transport, in two-tone European camouflage.  With No. 402 Squadron at CFB Winnipeg by 1995, in overall grey finish.  Reported available for disposal in 1998.  Ferried from Winnipeg to Calgary on 13 January 2002.  Sold to Field Aviation of Calgary, their registration C-GJUZ in effect from 8 January 2002 to 7 January 2003.  To Arctic Sunwest Charters of Yellowknife, NWT from 9 January 2003, as C-FASC.  First revenue flight, out of Calgary, on 28 January 2003.

 

last date: c.2002 - Struck off and sold

142802

de Havilland Canada

 

CC-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

46

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 May 1987 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out 26 November 1986.  Company tests as C-GIQG, this registration in effect from 4 December 1987 to 4 February 1988.  With Canadian Forces in Europe as utility transport.  With No. 402 Squadron at CFB Winnipeg by 1995.  Reported available for disposal in 1998.    Ferried from Winnipeg to Toronto on 12 January 2002.  Sold to Field Aviation of Calgary, their registration C-GJVB in effect from 8 January 2002 to 4 October 2002.  To Hawkair Aviation Services of Terrace, BC on that date.  Back to Field Aviation of Toronto from 12 October 2006 to 5 January 2007.  To federal Department of Transport on that date, based at Vancouver, BC.

 

last date: c.2002 - Struck off and sold

142803

de Havilland Canada

 

CT-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

71

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1989 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out on 16 September 1987.  Company tests as C-GESR, this registration in effect from 5 January 1989 to 26 March 1990.  Reported as ordered as CC-142(N), serial number 142301, but no record this serial was ever actually allocated.  With No. 402 Squadron, CFB Winnipeg, by 1995.  Operated in support of the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School.  Still with this unit when it took part in the Barksdale AFB air show on 13 and 14 May 2006.

142804

de Havilland Canada

 

CT-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

80

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1989 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out on 12 January 1988.  Company tests as C-GFRP, registered from 31 January to 22 December 1989.  Note that this registration has been re-used many times by de Havilland for company tests.  Reported as ordered as CC-142(N), serial number 142302, but no record this serial was ever actually allocated.  With No. 402 Squadron, CFB Winnipeg, by 1995.  Operated in support of the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School.  Took part in 2005 Abbotsford air show.

142805

de Havilland Canada

 

CT-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

103

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 August 1990 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out on 25 April 1990.  Company tests as C-GDNG, registered from 19 April to 1 October 1990.  Note that this registration has been re-used many times by de Havilland for production testing.  Reported as ordered as CC-142(N), serial number 142303, but no record this serial was ever actually allocated.  With No. 402 Squadron, CFB Winnipeg, by 1995.  Operated in support of the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School.  Visited Valkenburg, Holland on 21 July 1999.  To Calgary 17 June 2002 for repainting.  Visited Phoenix, Arizona on 17 November 2004.  Took part in Tyndall AFB air show in April 2006.  On display at Salinas air show, October 2006.

142806

de Havilland Canada

 

CT-142

 

Dash 8

 

DHC-8-102

107

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 March 1991 - Taken on strength

 

Rolled out 14 October 1990.  Reported as company tests as C-GFQL, but this is not supported by Transport Canada database.  Reported as ordered as CC-142(N), serial number 142304, but no record this serial was ever actually allocated.  With No. 402 Squadron, CFB Winnipeg, by 1995.  Operated in support of the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School.  Visited Toronto Aerospace Museum in May 2006, for Chipmunk anniversary fly-in.


This data has come from a variety of sources, and may contain all sorts of errors. In the future, I will add a complete list of references. For now, some recent Internet references can be found at the links below.  I would welcome any corrections or additions you may have. Contact me using the link below.

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