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by beech 18
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

July 03, 2012 Siddley Hawker I checked out the link you provided in your post. I never knew that Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operated those or attempted to operate those aircraft in the years before I was employed by the company. I wonder if the Lockheed L-12A was on skis. That would look g...
by beech 18
Mon Jul 02, 2012 12:39 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

July 2, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise Beech 18 operation in the late 1960's to 1974. The Beech 18 fleet operated out of all the bases in the company. The Beechs were changed over from floats to skis each fall and back off of skis and onto floats each spring. The changeovers took place in...
by beech 18
Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:56 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

June 21, 2012

floatpilot
Thanks for the message.
I sent a reply. Hope you received it.
beech 18
by beech 18
Tue Jun 19, 2012 1:26 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

June 19, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise Beech 18 fleet in the late 1960's to 1974 CF-HVF was the only Beech C-18 that I know of that was operated by Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise. It operated out of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. The aircraft was bare metal in colour with a white top. The...
by beech 18
Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

June 09, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation in the late 1960's to 1974. Attached is a photo of Cessna 180 CF-JQM shortly after arriving in Sioux Lookout with the right wing from Cessna 180 CF-VSD. I mentioned in the last posting that JQM had damaged its right wing in a landing accid...
by beech 18
Thu May 24, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

May 24, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation in the late 1960's to 1974. A friend sent me an e-mail saying he thought he had seen a Cessna 180 CF-JQM in the Edmonton area a few years ago. Since that aircraft was operated by Mr. Wieben here is a bit of history about Cessna 180 CF-JQM. ...
by beech 18
Sat May 19, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman CF-ECG
Replies: 8
Views: 2651

Re: Norseman CF-ECG

May 19, 2012 I do not know if this helps or if it is current information. I googled the following - Norseman accident CF-ECG On the google page I clicked on - Old Norseman finds new home. An article from The Underground Press published on Nov 10, 2011 came up and it has a report on Norseman CF-ECG b...
by beech 18
Thu May 17, 2012 8:12 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Photo of Beech 18 on straight skis
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Photo of Beech 18 on straight skis

May 17, 2012 bobo - I have photos of the following Beech 18 on straight skis. CF-PLU, CF-PRZ, CF-VCE, CF-WYR. You probably flew a few of these. I also have the original "Slate Falls Airways" from the 1960's and 1970's Beech 18 CF-CSN on Wieben Skis. I am going to put the Beech 18 fleet information o...
by beech 18
Thu May 17, 2012 3:36 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Photo of Beech 18 on straight skis
Replies: 5
Views: 1640

Re: Photo of Beech 18 on straight skis

May 17, 2012 bobo - I have some photos of Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise Beech 18's on skis. I would put them on this site but I do not know how to. I have tried to copy and paste but have had no luck. I know the problem is finger trouble with me. If you pm with an e-mail address I can scan an...
by beech 18
Wed May 16, 2012 6:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: The TRACE Beaver is flying.
Replies: 52
Views: 5927

Re: The TRACE Beaver is flying.

I'm with bobo on this.

The Beaver with the 985 is better looking.
The Otter with the 1340 is to.
It hard to get round engines out of us guys.
by beech 18
Mon May 14, 2012 8:50 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

May 14, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation in the late 1960's to 1974. Siddley Hawker I really enjoyed reading your posting on the history of CF-IKT. I am amazed how it remain in the Superior Airways colours after it had departed their operation. Lots of good information about that ...
by beech 18
Fri May 11, 2012 9:44 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

May 11, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise DC-3 operation in the 1970's. A bit more information about the accident involving CF-XXT at Wunnummin Lake in April of 1977 was given to me by a friend who went into Wunnummin a day or so after the crash. The DC-3 had picked up its load and was depar...
by beech 18
Mon May 07, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

May 07, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operated a fleet of Douglas DC-3 aircraft in the 1970's. A bit of information on their DC-3 aircraft. CF-AUQ was the first DC-3 in the fleet. It joined Superior Airways in Jan, 1970. It was painted in the Canadian Air Force paint scheme when it first...
by beech 18
Sun May 06, 2012 8:56 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Good, Bad, or Ugly Float Season?
Replies: 2
Views: 1067

Re: Good, Bad, or Ugly Float Season?

The Elliott Brothers.

One of their most famous customers was Admiral Byrd who outfitted his
Ford Tri-motor for its flight to the South Pole with Elliott Skis.
by beech 18
Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:00 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

April 28, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation from the late 1960's to 1974. Colonel Sanders: Thanks for the idea of a website. It was something that I never thought about. It would be nice to share the many photos that were taken during that time period with others. BoBo: Thankyou fo...
by beech 18
Fri Apr 27, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

April 27, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise aircraft from the late 1960's to 1974. Here are two more Cessna 180 aircraft that Mr. Wieben operated during that time. CF-IRM was a Cessna 180 that was operated on floats in the summer and Federal straight skis in the winter. The aircraft was pain...
by beech 18
Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:06 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

April 19, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise aircraft from the late 1960,s to 1974. Here is some additional information that I missed about two Cessna 180's that I worte about in the March 6 and March 8 postings. In those postings I mentioned that the only Cessna 180 Mr. Wieben had on wheel s...
by beech 18
Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

April 11, 2012 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprises operated DeHavilland Otters in the late 60's and early 70's. The Otters that were around in my time were painted in the red, white and black colours. The Otters were true work horses hauling everything and anything anywhere. They operated on float...
by beech 18
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:18 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

March 27 Siddley Hawker - thanks for the photo of FHO. The times that I saw FHO the cowling was painted red, white, and black. I do not know why it is all black in the photo. Enbt - thanks for updating me on MXR. Nice to see she is still flying for a living. A few items and features about the Beaver...
by beech 18
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

March 20 Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operated a fleet of DeHavilland Beavers in the 1960's and 1970's. A bit of information on their Beaver aircraft. CF-GQU was painted in the Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise red, white, and black colours. The aircraft was based mainly out of Sioux Look...
by beech 18
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:23 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

Mar 11, 2012 One aircraft that Severn Enterprise / Superior Airways operated out of Sioux Lookout in the late 1960's and early 1970's was bit of a strange fit to the fleet. The aircraft was a Cessna 172. Registration was CF-VBW. It was blue and white. It was a Cessna 172 owned by Lakehead Flying Sch...
by beech 18
Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:42 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

Mar 09, 2012 floatplane - thanks for the information you provided about CF-IWD that was operated by Superior's Airways in the 60's and 70's. I never knew where she ended up. Nice to see her still in Northwestern. Ontario and in good hands. And on floats. A little bit more history of IWD. As I mentio...
by beech 18
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

Jean-Pierre

My fingers were typing to fast.

I meant - I believe that CF-JDH burnt in the hangar in Thunder Bay.

Thanks for bring that to my attention.
by beech 18
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

Mar 08, 2012 Correction to Severn Enterprise / Superior Airways Cessna 180 fleet in the last post. The Cessna 180 that I burnt in the hangar fire in Thunder Bay was CF-JDH not LBX as reported. I never saw CF-JDH but I believe it was operated out of Sioux lookout on both floats and straight skis in t...
by beech 18
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:32 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Superior Airways
Replies: 299
Views: 170346

Re: Superior Airways

Mar 08, 2012 A bit more information about the Cessna 180 fleet operated by Severn Enterprise / Superior Airways in the late 1960's to approx 1974. One Cessna 180 that was missed was CF-HDE. It was leased by Mr. Wieben in 1973. It arrived in Sioux Lookout on floats and was flown by the owner. HDE was...

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