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    This page documents a history of a specific aircraft. The details provided vary from aircraft to aircraft and are dependent on the research and amount of data uploaded to the Aerial Visuals database.

    Airframe Family: Beech 18 Expeditor / AT-7 / AT-11 / C-45 / JRB / SNB
    Latest Model:TC-45H Expeditor
    Last Military Serial:51-11523 USAAF
    Construction Number:6966
    Last Civil Registration:C-GAIV
    Latest Owner or Location:Vancouver Island Air Ltd, Campbell River, BC

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    Constructed as a C-45F.

    Circa 1944

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 44-47087.


    Remanufactured as a TC-45H.
    New construction number, AF-80, assigned to the airframe.
    Beech TC-45H AF-80.

    From 26 June 1952 to April 1961

    Taken on Strength/Charge with the United States Army Air Force with s/n 51-11523.

    To unknown owner with c/r N9972Z.


    To Jerry Leeds, Evansville IN with c/r N158L.

    From May 1963 to 1967

    To Wardair Canada Ltd, Yellowknife, NT with c/r CF-PCL.


    To La Ronge Aviation Services, Edmonton ALTA.

    From 1973 to 1976

    To Sioux Narrows Airways, Winnipeg, MAN.

    From September 1976 to 1977

    To Cream Puff Productions, Duluth, MN with c/r N711KP.


    To Kitchi Gammi Air, Duluth MN.

    Withdrawn from use.


    Transported by ground.


    As a float plane.

    10 May 1993

    To Eagle Aviation Ltd, Pine Falls, MAN with c/r C-GAIV.

    10 October 1993

    Photographer: Tim Martin
    Notes: 1993 photo at Silver Falls, MB

    October 1995

    To Blue Water Aviation Services, Pine Falls MAN.

    24 October 1997

    To Vancouver Island Air Ltd, Campbell River, BC.


    Flew at Juneau AK - for a scene in the movie - Insomnia -.




    Stripped fuselage only - still at Campbell River BC.

    29 April 2016

    Photographer: Dirk Septer
    Notes: All that remains at Campbell River BC

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