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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

G-CAHE

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

408

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies.  Used at Base C, Wakeham Bay.  Named "Ontario".  Returned to south via ship in 1928, stored at the CAB facility at the old USN air base at North Sydney, NS.  Sold in 1930, first to R. McCowan et al.  To W.H. Rice of Sydney, NS on 31 December 1930, operated by Maritimes and Newfoundland Airways.  To Explorers Air Transport of Sydney on 28 June 1932.  To B. Phillips of Edmonton, Alberta on 29 November 1933.  Re-engined with Wright J-5 while with this owner.  To United Air Transport of Edmonton on 11 December 1934.  To G.C.F. Dalziel and F. Corser of Edmonton on 24 July 1937.  To Peace River Airways of Peace River, Alberta on 25 July 1938.  Registration later lapsed.  Temporary ferry permit issued in July 1940.

 

last date: 17 October 1930 - Sold, registered to R. McCowan et al of Sydney, NS

G-CAHF

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

409

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies.  Arrived at Base B, Nottingham Island, August 1927, crated.  Named "Saskatchewan".  Returned to south via ship in 1928, stored at the CAB facility at the old USN air base at North Sydney, NS.  Application for certification made on 27 August 1930 by J.R. McCowan of North Sydney, NS.  Not taken up, probably because of extensive corrosion.  Probably scrapped shortly after.

 

last date: 1930 - Probably scrapped.

G-CAHG

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

410

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies. Named "Manitoba", used at Port Burwell, Base A.

 

last date: 17 February 1928 - Forced landing off Labrador coast after becoming lost in storm. Aircraft abandoned, aircrew walked out, took 2 weeks.

G-CAHH

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

411

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies. Used at Port Burwell, Base A.  Named "British Columbia".  Crashed after takeoff from Eric Cove on attempted ferry flight to the south, 29 August 1928.  Float fitting failed due to corrosion, wing and floats extensively damaged.  Returned to south via ship in 1928, stored at the CAB facility at the old USN air base at North Sydney, NS.  Application for certification made on 27 August 1930 by J.R. McCowan of North Sydney, NS.  Not taken up, probably because of extensive corrosion.  Probably scrapped shortly after.

 

last date: 1930 - Probably scrapped

G-CAHI

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

412

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies. Operated from Wakeham Bay, Base C.  Named "Alberta".  Returned to south via ship in 1928, stored at the CAB facility at the old USN air base at North Sydney, NS.  Application for certification made on 27 August 1930 by J.R. McCowan of North Sydney, NS.  Not taken up, probably because of extensive corrosion.  Probably scrapped shortly after.

 

last date: 1930 - Probably scrapped

G-CAHJ

Fokker

Fokker, New York, USA

Universal

 

 

 

 

414

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies. Operated from Nottingham Island, Base B.  Named "Quebec".  Returned to south via ship in 1928, stored at the CAB facility at the old USN air base at North Sydney, NS.  Registration application on 27 August 1930 by J.R. McCowan, not taken up.  To Explorers Air Transport of Sydney, NS on 28 June 1932.  To B. Phillips of Edmonton, Alberta on 4 December 1933.  Re-engined with Wright J-5 while with this owner.  To United Air Transport of Edmonton on 4 June 1937.  To Fleet Aircraft of Fort Erie, Ontario on 22 June 1938.  To Peace River Airways of Peace River, Alberta on 6 July 1938.  Certificate lapsed on 6 December 1939, dismantled.

 

last date: 1930 - sold, see comments

G-CAHK

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

377

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 July 1927 - Registered, new, to Department of Marine and Fisheries

 

Purchased for the Hudson Strait expedition 1927 to 1928, jointly funded by RCAF and several other agencies.  Named "Spirit of the Valley of the Moon".  Ferried to Halifax in July 1927 by Tuddy Tudhope and S/L T.A. Lawrence.  Carried by ship to the north and assembled on the beach.  Used to survey for potential operating bases.  Made the first flight in the Canadian high Artic on 27 July 1927, flown by S/L T.A. Lawrence and F/L A.A. Leitch.

 

last date: August 1927 - Capsized and sank at moorings in Wakeham Bay, PQ during severe storm.

G-CAKA

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

448

 

 

 

 

first date: 4 July 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  Loaned to Victoria Flying Club.  Crashed after stalling at 50 feet after engine failed on approach.  No injuries.

 

last date: 10 March 1929 - Crashed, not repaired, see comments.

G-CAKB

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

449

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 January 1929 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  In operation at Winnipeg when registered to DND, had survived collision (on ground?) with G-CAKU on 4 November 1928.  Loaned to Winnipeg Flying Club.  Destroyed when it stalled at low altitude at Sanford, Manitoba.  Passenger killed, pilot survived.

 

last date: 24 September 1933 - Crashed, not repaired, see comments.

G-CAKC

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

454

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  Loaned to Hamilton Aero Club.  Destroyed in forced landing following engine failure, while on flight from London to Toronto.

 

last date: 21 December 1935 - Destroyed in forced landing, see comments.

G-CAKD

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

455

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  Loaned to Montreal Light Aeroplane Club.  Transferred to their ownership in 1937.  Sold to R. Parsons of Fort William, Ontario on 26 October 1937.  Sold to I.B. Croll of Winnipeg on 5 July 1940, but registration not transferred until 27 January 1941.  Certificate of Registration lapsed on 6 February 1941.  May have been donated to RCAF by owner.

 

last date: 19 March 1937 - Ownership transferred to Montreal Light Aeroplane Club.

G-CAKE

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

448

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 July 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  First Loaned to Granby Aero Club, Granby PQ.  Loaned to Kingston Flying Club from 23 February 1931.  Transferred to their ownership in 1936.  Destroyed in landing accident 2 miles west of Brockville, Ontario on14 August 1938.

 

last date: 18 September 1936 - Ownership transferred to Kingston Flying Club.

G-CAKF

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

459

 

 

 

 

first date: 9 July 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  Loaned to Border Cities Aero Club, Walkerville, Ontario. Force landing near Thamesville, Ontario in 1929, following engine failure.  Crashed in USA, no details.

 

last date: 28 April 1932. - Crashed, not repaired, see comments.

G-CAKG

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

462

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  Loaned to Saskatoon Aero Club.  Broke up in flight during tight loops after wing struts collapsed.  Pilot killed.

 

last date: 8 October 1929 - Crashed, not repaired, see comments.

G-CAKH

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

463

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Built in UK, in 1927.  The first G-CAKH.  Intended for Aero Club of BC at Vancouver.  Crashed while being operated by RCAF at High River Air Station on 15 June 1928.  Exchanged for G-CYXI (which see).  Registration changed to G-CYXI, retroactive to date of crash.

 

last date: 15 June 1928 - Crashed, not repaired, see comments.

G-CAKH

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

530

 

 

 

 

first date: July 1928 - Registered changed, see comments

 

Built in UK, in 1928.  The second G-CAKH.  Had been G-CYXI of the RCAF (which see).  Exchanged for the first G-CAKH after it crashed while being operated by RCAF.  To Aero Club of BC, at Vancouver.  Damaged in ground collision with G-CAIS on 9 March 1930, repaired and returned to service.

 

last date: 25 April 1931 - Grounded after failing inspection

G-CAKI

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

472

 

 

 

 

first date: 30 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Moose Jaw Flying Club.

 

last date: 7 October 1928 - Destroyed in hanger fire at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

G-CAKJ

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

473

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To the Edmonton & Northern Alberta Aero Club.

 

last date: 20 August 1935 - Destroyed in crash, stalled during go-around

G-CAKK

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

562

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Montreal Light Aeroplane Club.

 

last date: 31 August 1929 - Destroyed at Oshawa, Ontario, one fatality.

G-CAKL

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

563

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Hamilton Aero Club.

 

last date: 26 December 1928 - Stalled in turn and spun in at Jordan Harbour, Ontario, one fatality.

G-CAKM

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

564

 

 

 

 

first date: 18 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Ottawa Flying Club.

 

last date: 24 October 1928 - Destroyed in crash.

G-CAKN

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

565

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Granby Are Club.

 

last date: 29 August 1928 - Stalled in steep climbing turn, spun in at Granby, PQ, one fatality.

G-CAKO

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

567

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Saskatoon Aero Club.  Damaged in heavy landing by student pilot at Saskatoon 22 April 1936.  Wreck sold to M.L.M. Vitkowski of Clark's Crossing, Saskatchewan, attempted rebuilt not completed.

 

last date: 22 April 1936 - Written off and stored after crash, see comments.

G-CAKP

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

568

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Regina Flying Club.  Fitted with coupe canopy in January 1933.

 

last date: 11 February 1936 - Overturned on landing at Regina, Saskatchewan, reduced to spares.

G-CAKQ

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

569

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Calgary Aero Club.  Reported damaged in February 1932 inspection, not repaired.

 

last date: 29 May 1933 - Donated to Calgary Institute of Technology and Art, used as training aid.

G-CAKR

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

570

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 May 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Toronto Flying Club.  Crashed when passenger closed throttle at 100 feet on take off, passenger killed.

 

last date: 14 January 1934 - Destroyed in crash, see comments.

G-CAKS

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

571

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Toronto Flying Club.  Struck ground while diving for the finish line in a race, injuring pilot.  Not repaired.

 

last date: 1 September 1932 - Crashed, see comments.

G-CAKT

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

572

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Regina Flying Club.  Named "Regina Flying Club - No. 2".  Damaged beyond repair during practice forced landing at Regina, 4 September 1933.  Engine salvaged, intended for use in G-CAKV, which was never repaired.

 

last date: 4 September 1933 - Crashed, see comments.

G-CAKU

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

573

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Winnipeg Flying Club.  Stalled in tight turn and crashed at Winnipeg 22 August 1929, pilot injured.  Not repaired.

 

last date: 22 August 1929 - Crashed, see comments.

G-CAKV

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

574

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Moose Jaw Flying Club.  Staled during landing at Moose Jaw 3 July 1932, severely damaged.  Remains to Regina Flying Club 1933, rebuilt using wings from G-CAKT.  Registered to DND, Regina Flying Club 5 October 1933.  Damaged in 1936, no details.  Request to repair using parts of G-CAKP was refused "by authorities" 24 July 1936.  Scrapped.

 

last date: 1936 - Crashed, no details.

G-CAKW

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

575

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

First issued to Controller of Civil Aviation.  To Vancouver Aero Club on 15 August 1928, named "Manana".  Destroyed at Vancouver 22 July 1929, instructor killed and student injured, no details.

 

last date: 22 July 1929 - Destroyed, see comments.

G-CAKX

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

582

 

 

 

 

first date: 29 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Halifax Aero Club, operated on floats.  Overturned while attempting to land on glassy water at Halifax on 10 August 1929, no injuries.

 

last date: 10 August 1929 - Destroyed in crash, see comments

G-CAKY

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

577

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To London Flying Club.  Damaged on 23 October 1928, repaired.  Stalled and crashed during approach to precautionary landing in farm field near Clinton, Ontario on 16 December 1931.  Pilot was landing due to approaching darkness.  No injuries, not repaired.

 

last date: 16 December 1931 - Destroyed in crash, see comments

G-CAKZ

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

578

 

 

 

 

first date: 25 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Ottawa Flying Club.  Severe damage in crash on 14 October 1928.  Was stored, possibly awaiting repair, when destroyed in hanger fire.

 

last date: 29 November 1928 - Destroyed in hanger fire at Ottawa

G-CALA

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

579

 

 

 

 

first date: June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

First used by office of Controller of Civil Aviation.  Crashed at Woodstock, Ontario on 19 August 1928, while being flown by a CCA inspector.  Back to de Havilland Canada for repairs.  Issued to Calgary Aero Club on 9 October 1928.  Crashed on 19 May 1929, after structural failure during a loop. 2 fatalities.

 

last date: 19 May 1929 - Destroyed in crash, see comments

G-CALB

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

580

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Edmonton & Northern Alberta Aero Club.  Spun in from 100 feet at Edmonton on 25 March 1929, destroyed, no injuries.

 

last date: 25 March 1929 - Destroyed in crash, see comments

G-CALC

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

581

 

 

 

 

first date: 12 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To London Flying Club.  Overturned during landing at London on 20 April 1930, not repaired.  Engine salvaged, used in rebuild of G-CAKY.

 

last date: 20 April 1930 - Destroyed in crash, see comments

G-CALD

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60X

576

 

 

 

 

first date: 14 June 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Halifax Aero Club, operated on floats.  Engine cut on takeoff from Green Bay, NS on 4 July 1929, aircraft overturned during subsequent landing.  Severely damaged during salvage attempt, not repaired.

 

last date: 4 July 1929 - Crashed, see comments

G-CALE

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60G

843

 

 

 

 

first date: 22 November 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

Issued to office of Controller of Civil Aviation.  Sold back to de Havilland Canada on 7 April 1931.  Sold to Windsor-Chatham-London Coach Lines of Windsor 28 April 1931.  Fitted with high compression engine to compete in the Tip-Top Derby.  Forced landing due to engine failure on 9 June 1931.  Sold to C. Cooper of Walkerville, Ontario on 19 January 1932.  To Halifax Aero Club 17 May 1937.  Mid-air with Aero Club Moth CF-CEH over Halifax harbour in January 1938, wings locked and both aircraft fell into harbour.  Not repaired.

 

last date: 7 April 1931 - Sold, see comments.

G-CALF

To

G-CAMZ

Registrations G-CALF to 'MZ were reserved for the Department of National Defence, but never used.

G-CAUQ

de Havilland

 

D.H.60

 

Moth

 

D.H.60G

638

 

 

 

 

first date: 8 September 1928 - Registered to Department of National Defence.

 

To Border Cities Aero Club, Walkerville, Ontario.  Crashed at Walkerville on 20 May 1931, 2 fatalities.

 

last date: 20 May 1931 - Crashed, see comments.



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