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Designer

Manufacturer

basic designation

variant or model

name

 

 

company designation

company number

 

 

 

 

G-CYUR

de Havilland

de Havilland Canada

Puss Moth

 

 

D.H.80A

DHC214

 

 

 

 

 

Used as instrument trainer.  Popular name was "Moth Three".  Served at Ottawa.

 

first date: 12 May 1931

 

last date: 12 August 1936

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYUS

de Havilland

de Havilland Canada

Puss Moth

 

 

D.H.80A

DHC215

 

 

 

 

 

Used as instrument trainer.  Popular name was "Moth Three".  Later became RCAF Instructional Airframe A 6.

 

first date: 14 May 1931

 

last date: 3 February 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Scrapped, at Trenton.

G-CYUT

de Havilland

de Havilland Canada

Puss Moth

 

 

D.H.80A

DHC218

 

 

 

 

 

Used as instrument trainer.  Popular name was "Moth Three".

 

first date: 3 May 1931

 

last date: 29 June 1932

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off after wing failed in flight, near Ottawa, on 21 March 1932.

G-CYUU

de Havilland

de Havilland Canada

Puss Moth

 

 

D.H.80A

DHC217

 

 

 

 

 

Used as instrument trainer and for liasion.  Popular name was "Moth Three".  Used at Winnipeg.

 

first date: 1 May 1931

 

last date: 12 August 1936

 

Taken on strength

 

Scrapped

G-CYUV

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 6 June 1931

 

last date: 21 September 1934

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off,after Category A crash at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba on 31 July 1932.

G-CYUW

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

Used for photographic surveys from Fitzgerald Lake, Alberta, in 1930.  Also seen at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Later became RCAF 629.

 

first date: 17 May 1931

 

last date: 3 June 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struckoff, as RCAF 629.

G-CYUX

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 171

 

 

 

 

 

Became RCAF 601.

 

first date: 29 June 1931

 

last date:

 

Taken on strength

 

G-CYUY

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 172

 

 

 

 

 

Used for autopilot trials in mid 1930s, using RCAF installed autopilot.  Simple wing leveller, intended to improve quality of aerial photographs.  Became RCAF 602.  Later became Instructional Airframe A 25.

 

first date: 29 June 1931

 

last date: 9 June 1940

 

Taken  on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 602

G-CYUZ

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 173

 

 

 

 

 

Operated on floats.  Became RCAF 603.

 

first date: 29 June 1931

 

last date: 9 June 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 603.

G-CYVA

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 174

 

 

 

 

 

First Canadian made Pacemaker.  Used welded fuselage from US Bellanca factory. Probably first flew 16 or 17 May 1931.Taken on strength 18 May 1931.  Became RCAF 604.  Later to civil register as CF-BFC.

 

first date: 15 May 1931

 

last date: 5 July 1937

 

Launched in Canadian Vickers basin, Montreal, PQ, during ceromony.

 

Struck off as RCAF 604, and sold.

G-CYVB

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 175

 

 

 

 

 

Became RCAF 605.  Later to civil register as CF-BFD.

 

first date: 22 May 1931

 

last date: 8 July 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off as RCAF 607, and sold

G-CYVC

Bellanca

Canadian Vickers, Montreal

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 31

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 31

CV 176

 

 

 

 

 

Used by No. 6 Photo Detachment, Rockcliffe, Ontario.  Later became RCAF 606.

 

first date: 1 June 1931

 

last date: 18 June 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 606.

G-CYVD

de Havilland

Hawk Moth

 

 

D.H.75A

343

 

 

 

 

 

Used at Camp Borden, Ontario.  Other registrations assigned included G-AAFW (before shipping to Canada) and CF-CCA (for company tests in Canada).

 

first date: 4 December 1929

 

last date: 8 October 1935

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYVE

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

4/767

 

 

 

 

 

Fuselage was made in USA.  Company number reported as 767/4 by Griffin (767 is Fairchild US fuselage, 4 is Fairchild Aircraft Canada number for complete aircraft).  Later became RCAF 630.

 

first date: 2 October 1930

 

last date: 14 October 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 630

G-CYVF

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

188

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Later became RCAF no. 607.  To civil register as CF-BFB.

 

first date: 20 May 1930

 

last date: 22 May 1937

 

Brought on strength

 

Struck off as RCAF 607, later sold.

G-CYVG

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

189

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Later became RCAF no. 608.  To civil register as CF-BFA.

 

first date: 5 June 1930

 

last date: 28 May 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off as RCAF 608, later sold.

G-CYVH

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

190

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Category C damage at Winnipeg, Manitobas on 26 June 1931.  Later became RCAF no. 609.

 

first date: 8 July 1930

 

last date: 8 February 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 609.

G-CYVI

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

191

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Used at Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Later became RCAF no. 610.

 

first date: 6 August 1930

 

last date: 8 February 1944

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 610.

G-CYVJ

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

192

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Used by No. 7 Photo Detachment. Later became RCAF no. 611.

 

first date: 1 August 1930

 

last date: 1 June 1935

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered as 611 (which see).

G-CYVK

Bellanca

Pacemaker

Pacemaker 30

 

 

CH-300 Pacemaker 30

193

 

 

 

 

 

Made in USA.  Later became RCAF no. 612.

 

first date: 26 July 1930

 

last date: c.1935

 

Taken on strength

 

Renumbered

G-CYVL

de Havilland

Hawk Moth

 

 

D.H.75A

707

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.  Taken on strength by RCAF on 19 December 1930.  Category A crash at Longueil, PQ on 27 June 1931.

 

first date: October 1930

 

last date: 20 November 1931

 

Delivered to Canada.

 

Struck off after crash, see comments.

G-CYVM

de Havilland

Hawk Moth

 

 

D.H.75A

708

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.  Used at Camp Borden, Ontario.

 

first date: October 1930

 

last date: 5 October 1934

 

Delivered to Canada

 

Struck off

G-CYVN

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

3/766

 

 

 

 

 

Fuselage made in USA (company number 766).  Used at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Later became RCAF 631.

 

first date: 12 July 1930

 

last date: 2 July 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struckoff, as RCAF 631

G-CYVO

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

2/765

 

 

 

 

 

Fuselage made in USA, company number 765.  Category C crash at Kingston, Ontario on 13 October 1932.  Later became RCAF 632.

 

first date: 8 July 1930

 

last date: 9 August 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 632.

G-CYVP

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

V

 

 

CV 146

 

 

 

 

 

Civil registration CF-AIR used for company tests.  Delivered as amphibian.  Used for ski trials. Badly damaged when ski fitting failed during takeoff at St. Hubert, PQ on 6 March 1930. Probably only Vedette fitted with skiis.  Nose section now with National Aeronautical Collection.

 

first date: 4 February 1930

 

last date: 29 December 1930

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, later sold

G-CYVQ

Canadian Vickers

Vancouver

II

 

 

CV 164

 

 

 

 

 

Provided air mail service from incoming liners at Belle Isle, Labrador to Havre St. Pierre, PQ during Imperial Economic Conference, summer of 1932.  Also used at Ladder Lake, dates not known.

 

first date: 16 July 1930

 

last date: 25 November 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 902

G-CYVR

Canadian Vickers

Vancouver

II

 

 

CV 165

 

 

 

 

 

Provided air mail service from incoming liners at Belle Isle, Labrador to Havre St. Pierre, PQ during Imperial Economic Conference, summer of 1932.  Also used at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba, dates unknown.  Later became RCAF 903.

 

first date: 24 July 1930

 

last date: 25 November 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 903.

G-CYVS

Canadian Vickers

Vancouver

II

 

 

CV 166

 

 

 

 

 

Used on west coast.  Became RCAF 904 (which see).

 

first date: 28 August  1930

 

last date:

 

Taken on strength

 

G-CYVT

Canadian Vickers

Vancouver

II

 

 

CV 167

 

 

 

 

 

Used at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 905.

 

first date: 15 August 1930

 

last date: 5 May 1936

 

Acceptance test flight.

 

Struckoff, as RCAF 905.

G-CYVU

Canadian Vickers

Vancouver

II

 

 

CV 168

 

 

 

 

 

Became RCAF 906.

 

first date: 2 September 1930

 

last date:

 

Acceptance test flight.

 

G-CYVV

Fairchild

71B

 

G-CYVX

Fairchild

Fairchild, Longueuil

71B

 

 

1/764

 

 

 

 

 

Fuselage made in USA, company number 764.  Later became RCAF 633. Based at RCAF Rockcliffe, Ont. Accompanied Vedette G-CYWS on long survey expidition over Canadian Artic, June to August 1930.

 

first date: 9 July 1930

 

last date: 13 March 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struckoff, as RCAF 633.

G-CYVY

Fairchild

71B

 

 

763

 

 

 

 

 

Entirely made in USA. Later became RCAF 634.  To civil register as CF-BVH.

 

first date: 30 May 1930

 

last date: 2 October 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 634.

G-CYVZ

Fairchild

71B

 

 

762

 

 

 

 

 

Used for photo surveys around Oskelaneo, PQ in 1931.  Also used at Gaspe, PQ, dates not known.  Later became RCAF 635.

 

first date: 30 May 1930

 

last date: 9 March 1935

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 635.

G-CYWA

Fairchild

71B

 

 

761

 

 

 

 

 

Later became RCAF 636.  Wrecked in a gale, 17 September 1939.

 

first date: 20 May 1930

 

last date: 5 December 1939

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 636.

G-CYWB

Fairchild

71

 

 

645

 

 

 

 

 

Later became RCAF 637.

 

first date: 5 April1930

 

last date: 16 October 1941

 

Taken on charge.

 

Struck off, sold.

G-CYWC

Fairchild

71

 

 

688

 

 

 

 

 

Became RCAF 638.

 

first date: 31 March 1930

 

last date: 16 October 1941

 

Taken on charge

 

Struck off, as RCAF 638.

G-CYWD

Fairchild

71

 

 

670

 

 

 

 

 

Used by No. 5 (FB) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS (with RCAF serial number?).  Became RCAF 639.

 

first date: 28 March 1930

 

last date: 10 June 1938

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 639.

G-CYWE

Fairchild

71

 

 

674

 

 

 

 

 

Used by No. 5 (FB) Squadron at Dartmouth, NS, and by No.8 Squadron at Rockcliffe, Ontario, and / or Winnipeg, Manitoba (with RCAF serial number ?).  Became RCAF 640.

 

first date: 14 March 1930

 

last date: 8 October 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 640.

G-CYWF

Fairchild

71

 

 

687

 

 

 

 

 

Category C damage at English Bay (BC?) on 14 July 1939.  Later became RCAF 641.

 

first date: 25 March 1930

 

last date: 13 March 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 641.

G-CYWG

Fairchild

71

 

 

689

 

 

 

 

 

Later became RCAF 642.

 

first date: 5 April 1930

 

last date: 13 April 1942

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 642, sold to Gray Rocks Air Service.

G-CYWH

Fairchild

71

 

 

690

 

 

 

 

 

Used at Halcrow Lake.  Later became RCAF 643.

 

first date: 12 April 1930

 

last date: 8 October 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off

G-CYWI

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA or VI

 

 

CV 163

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 13 May 1930.  Based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 817.  Also reported to be a Mk. VI, with enclosed cockpit.  Enclosure probably removed shortly after delivery to RCAF.

 

first date: 8 or 13 May 1930

 

last date: 11 January 1941

 

First flight

 

Struck off, as RCAF 817.

G-CYWJ

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 162

 

 

 

 

 

Based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 808.

 

first date: 5 May 1930

 

last date: 15 January 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 808.

G-CYWK

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 161

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 1 May 1930

 

last date: 8 August 1933

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba on 18 May 1933.

G-CYWL

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 160

 

 

 

 

 

Operated from RCAF Rockcliffe, Ontario, possibly only for acceptance testing.  Also based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 809.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 29 January 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 809.

G-CYWM

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 159

 

 

 

 

 

Based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 810.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 15 January 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 810.

G-CYWN

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 158

 

 

 

 

 

Based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 811.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 17 November 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 811.

G-CYWO

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 157

 

 

 

 

 

Based at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  Became RCAF 812.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 11 January 1941

 

Taken on strength

 

Struckoff, as RCAF 812.

G-CYWP

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 156

 

 

 

 

 

Used at Vancouver, BC.  Became RCAF 813.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 3 April 1940

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 813.

G-CYWQ

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

VA

 

 

CV 155

 

 

 

 

 

Became RCAF 184. Hull fragments salvaged 1977 and now with National Aeronuatical Collection.

 

first date: 8 May 1930

 

last date: 17 November 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off as RCAF 184, after crashing in a lake near Brighton, Ontario on 23 September 1937.

G-CYWR

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

V

 

 

CV 151

 

 

 

 

 

Civil registration CF-AIV used for initial company tests.  Crashed a few days after first flight.  Landed in suburb of Montreal.  F/O P. G. Stanley and F/O J. McLaughlan killed.

 

first date: 25 October 1930

 

last date: 4 November 1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Crashed on test flight, struck off same day.  See comments.

G-CYWS

Canadian Vickers

Vedette

V

 

 

CV 150

 

 

 

 

 

Civil registration CF-AIU used for initial company tests.  Flew lengthy survey mission over Canadian Arctic June to August 1930, with Fairchild G-CYVX.  Operated from Great Bear Lake for part of this period.  Later used at Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Converted to amphibian, date unknown.

 

first date: 6 November 1929

 

last date: 18 October 1935

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, never received RCAF serial.

G-CYWT

Bellanca

Pacemaker

 

 

CH-300

139

 

 

 

 

 

Taken on strength 16 October 1929.

 

first date: October 1929

 

last date: 29 July 1930

 

Imported from USA

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 1 March 1930.

G-CYWU

Fairchild

FC-2L

 

 

19

 

 

 

 

 

First FC-2L, converted to Lynx engine at US factory before delivery to RCAF.  Initially flew with 3 bladed propellor.

 

first date: 1 October 1929

 

last date: 6 January 1931

 

First referenced in files

 

Struck off

G-CYWV

de Havilland

DH.60

Moth

 

 

DH.60 GM

1322

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.  Recorded as a DH.60 M in the UK (modified in Canada?).  Used at Lac du Bonnet, Manitoba.  To civil register when sold, as CF-APA.  Later to US register as N1510V.

 

first date: 10 September 1929

 

last date: 20 June 1931

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, and sold

G-CYWW

de Havilland

DH.60

Moth

 

 

DH.60 GM

1321

 

 

 

 

 

Used at Winnipeg, Manitoba.  Assembled by DHC.  To civil register as CF-APB.  Broken up for spares, 6 July 1943.

 

first date: 15 October 1929

 

last date: 13 June 1930

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, and sold.

G-CYWX

Fairchild

71

 

 

664

 

 

 

 

 

first date: 24 June 1929

 

last date: 11 December 1929

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, after Category A crash on 5 July 1929.

G-CYWY

de Havilland

DH.60

Moth

 

 

DH.60 GM

1309

 

 

 

 

 

Assembled by DHC.  Recorded as a DH.60 M in the UK (modified in Canada?).  Later renumbered 212.  To civil register as CF-CCX.  Repurchased by RCAF early in the war, for use as Instructional Airframe A 128.

 

first date: 30 July 1929

 

last date: 16 December 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Struck off, as RCAF 212, and sold.

G-CYWZ

Ford / Stout

Model 4

Model 4-AT

Trimotor

 

 

6.AT.1

 

 

 

 

 

Originally purchased for crop dusting experiments. First tests spraying hemlock forests near Westree, Ontario in June of 1929.  Similar tests in Quebec later that year.  Later based at Rockcliffe, Ontario, and used as VIP transport, and support transport for 1931 Air Pagent.  Carried VIPs from Ottawa to St. Hubert to view and ride on R100 during its visit to Canada in 1931.  Appeared at air show at RCAF Station Trenton in June 1934.  Trials with Lear radio compass, September 1935.  Sold to United Air Transport as CF-BEP.

 

first date: 16 June 1929

 

last date: 25 February 1937

 

Taken on strength

 

Sold to civil register. Later destroyed in ground collision with RCAF Hurricane.


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