Last September I spent a day in Flin Flon, Manitoba, Canada with Wings Over Kississing at their Channing floatplane base. Owner, Curt Enns is a huge Norseman fan and his company is presently associated with five Norseman, although only two are used on floats during the northern summers. C-FENB, serial 324 is used primarily on contract with Big Sand Lake Lodge approximately 350 kilometres northeast of Flin Flon/Channing. Curt’s dad, Ike flies C-GRZI at his Grass River Lodge for day fishing flyouts. This is where the Norseman still shines economically, on shorter trips and payloads that keep hard wear to a minimum.
Finally, under cover in Steinbach, Manitoba is Mk VI CF-BHU, serial 506. Formerly used at Grass River Lodge by Ike, it went for refurbishment, was stored instead and could be made operational again if needed. This Norseman is not to be confused with Mk V, serial N29-8 which was also registered as CF-BHU until destroyed in a crash at Sachigo Lake, Ontario in June of 1974.