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    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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    Dates

    Event

    Constructed as a C-45F.

    Circa 1944

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

    1952

    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.

    1963

    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.

    1970

    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.

    1978

    To Kitchi Gammi Air, Duluth MN.

    Withdrawn from use.

    1992

    Transported by ground.

    1992

    Restored.
    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.

    2001

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

    2002

    Scrapped.

    2016

    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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    Aviation History Site by Geoff Goodall
    Federal Aviation Administration in the United States of America
    Transport Canada

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    Terry Fletcher

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