Entries by Rodney Kozar

BSB Northern Tour

Recently CF-BSB made a tour “north of sixty” and next float season of 2019 might see this Mk V model return to the Yellowknife area. Owner, Tom Phinney normally has the aircraft overwinter at Riverside Aircraft Maintenance in Selkirk, Manitoba. The only other Norseman flying in that area of Canada is Joe McBryan’s CF-SAN and […]

Hanging out in Cowtown

In a somewhat unusual setting and geographic local, a Mk V Norseman can be seen in downtown corporate Calgary, Alberta, Canada. CF-MAM, serial N29-26 started out with the Manitoba Government Air Service in September 1946. A civil, post WW II model it spent most of its working life with various operators in the Province of […]

Festival 2018

With CF-ZMX not ready in time to participate in this years festival we had no Norseman arrive for the flypast!  Also, sometimes logistics come into play during the busy summer flying season and it can be a challenge to have aircraft in the right place at the right time so only three floatplanes were present. […]

End of an Era

Chimo Air of Red Lake, Ontario was recently purchased by and merged into another local operator, Superior Airways. The two Norseman, CF-JIN and CF-KAO were not part of the deal and recently left town for a new venture (more news to come as the aircraft are refurbished). These were the last commercially operated Norseman in […]

Annual Norseman List 2018

As the 2018 Norseman Festival is a little over one month away it is time to review and update the Airworthy Norseman list. http://www.norsemanfestival.on.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/AIRWORTHY-NORSEMAN-in-CANADA-as-of-1-July-2018-Page-1-of-2.docx If you have any information about Norseman happenings so we can have an accurate record for 2018 please e-mail me at; c46commando@hotmail.com Why C-46 Commando and not something Norseman related for […]

There’s Three to See

With recent posts about CF-DRD’s fundraising for restoration it brought to my attention two other displays of Norseman on pylons in Canada. Fittingly, all three are on floats and in communities that are still gateways for northern aviation. DRD was the first to go up in 1992, but looking beyond Red Lake have you seen […]

CF-BSB For Sale

As float flying season approaches in the boreal forests of Canada, Norseman CF-BSB is now for sale priced at $175,000 Canadian dollars.  This Mk V model, serial N29-15 was featured in a post from March 2016. For details go to barnstormers.com and call Tom Phinney at 204-801-5740.

Pedestal DRD 2.0, Calling all Norseman enthusiasts!

In the ‘Norseman Capital of the World’ a part of the community’s identity and heritage has sat peacefully on a pedestal for nearly 26 years.  CF-DRD, a Mk VI Norseman was officially reincarnated on July 25, 1992 at the inaugural festival as a permanent display dedicated by Robert H. Noorduyn, son of the Norseman designer. […]

BCAM and DRE

If any aviation museum in the world can claim a theme related to the Norseman the title goes to the British Columbia Aviation Museum at the southeast part of Victoria International Airport – CYYJ. For starters the museum restored and flew their own Norseman after completion in August of 2003.  Flight insurance costs now keep […]

JEC to Quebec

The apparent re-emergence of a Norseman presence in the Province of Quebec continues. CF-JEC, a Mk VI, serial 469 has been purchased by Olivier Lemieux for his company Services GFE Inc. The aircraft will be based at La Motte in the Abitibi area to support mining exploration.  As the Norseman bush plane serial 1 (CF-AYO) […]