Entries preceded by dates are extracts from the archives held at the Department of Transport.
29-Apr-1952 Registration block CF-GBV to GBZ issued to DHC.
29-Apr-1952 Application for registration by Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., Flin Flon, MB.
05-Nov-1952 DHC advise Department of Transport that Hudson Bay Air Transport are the owners of DHC-3 msn 4 registered CF-GBX.
06-Nov-1952 Aircraft Inspection Release Certificate issued, test flown for certificate by G.A. Neal.
06-Nov-1952 Certificate of Airworthiness #3911 issued
06-Nov-1952 Certificate of Registration #11727 issued to Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., Flin Flon MB (paper certificate not prepared until 06-Mar-1953).
• CF-GBX. Hudson Bay Air Transport Ltd., Flin Flon, MB. Delivered 11-Nov-1952.
Incident. Camp 84 (Foot Lake) Reed Lake area of MB 54.45N/100.34W: 06-Jun-1958. Whilst transporting equipment between mining camps a fire started in the cabin immediately after docking when fuel spilled from an outboard engine and came into contact with a battery. (Probable cause was a metal screen coming into contact with uncovered storage batteries) The cabin was burnt out and the aircraft declared “total destruction by fire”. Pilot William Harvey Beveridge. Uninjured.
• CF-GBX Cancelled by CCAR, Jul-1958.
Note. Wreckage purchased by Superior Airways, Fort William, ON ., who spent seven years re building it.
05-Feb-1965 Application for registration of DHC-3 msn 4 by Superior Airways Ltd., Fort William ON.
04-Mar-1965 Regional office requests CF-GBX be re-issued to DHC-3 msn 4.
08-May-1965 Application for Certificate of Airworthiness; fuselage and empenage 2,638 hours TTSN; wings 0 hours TTSN.
12-May-1965 One month temporary Certificate of Airworthiness and Certificate of Registration issued to Superior Airways.
12-May-1965 Certificate of Registration #35002 issued to Superior Airways Ltd.
• CF-GBX Superior Airways Ltd. Fort William, ON. Based Pickle Lake, ON. Regd 12-May-1965.
12-May-1966 Total time since rebuild 347 hours.
07-Jul-1965 Certificate of Airworthiness #11060 issued.
17-Sep-1979 Application for registration by Central Air Transport Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON.
07-Feb-1980 Certificate of Registration issued to Central Air Transport Ltd., Sioux Lookout, ON.
• CF-GBX Central Air Transport, Sioux Lookout, ON. Regd 17-Sep-1979.
• CF-GBX Cancelled CCAR 28-Jan-1982.
Accident: Carling Lake, ON. 50.35N/91.16W 24-May-1980. On take-off from the lake the engine failed. This caused it to run up on to the lake shore. Although the pilot Ralph W. Jewell and the seven passengers were able to evacuate the aircraft, it was consumed by a post impact fire.
Total time flown as recorded in Department of Transport Archives.
14-Oct-1953 - 371 hours
04-Sep-1957 – 3,256 hours.
Gap following 1958 accident
24-May-1967 – 3,592 hours
05-Jun-1968 – 4,084 hours
08-May-1969 – 4,677 hours
04-May-1970 – 5,386 hours
07-May-1971 – 6,205 hours
06-May-1972 – 6,927hours
07-May-1973 – 7,453 hours
20-Apr-1974 – 8,166 hours
30-May-1975 – 8,641 hours
18-May-1976 – 9,110 hours
20-May-1977 – 9,584 hours
30-May-1978 – 10,188 hours
24-May-1979 – 10,661 hours
05-May-1980 – 11,082 hours
• Destroyed by fire •