Entries by Rodney Kozar

150 and 25 Years!

CF-DRD coming in for “landing” over Norseman Heritage Park in Red Lake, Ontario. This July of 2017 is a doubly big month to celebrate Canada and its achievements.  On the first of the month Canada turns 150 since Confederation in 1867.  Then the Norseman festival will commemorate 25 years since inauguration of this summertime family […]

Airworthy Norseman List

For a detailed breakdown of who and where Noorduyn Norseman are presently flying in the world, copy this link or click on About the Norseman and scroll to the bottom of the page. http://www.norsemanfestival.on.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/AIRWORTHY-NORSEMAN-in-CANADA-as-of-1-July-2016.pdf Accordingly, with the airworthy population located in the northern hemisphere and it being the middle of winter, it would be a […]

Hibernation

Each winter three Norseman routinely spend the wintery off season with Riverside Aircraft Maintenance at Selkirk, Manitoba, Canada.  Privately owned Mark VI’s CF-IGX and CF-ZMX are protected from the elements inside while Mark V CF-BSB is outside.  Here are a few pictures from December 2016.    

Norseman Nirvana?

Just southwest of the Ignace airport on Osaquan lake in Ontario sits Northland Aircraft Service owned by Gord and Eleanor Hughes. With a passion for “rag and tube” bush planes, Gord has restored many of the Norseman that survive in the 21st century. He believes it is still the best choice out there for most […]

Your thoughts/help

If you have any comments or suggestions about this blog, scintillating Norseman news or updates to previous posts please contact the author.  It was decided at the start of this project that this blog would be more of a news feed and less of a forum.  That said, I still welcome all input relating to […]

GJN and BSC still available

   Mark VI Norseman CF-GJN has had its selling price reduced to $250,000 CAD.  We hope this aircraft that was restored eight years ago will return to active flying soon. Also, CF-BSC now has a listed price at $500,000 CAD.  This is probably the most authentic and beautiful Mark V out there, a showroom masterpiece […]

N78691 Update

As noted last spring, Norseman N78691 was sold and ferried to Alaska for a new career with Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures out of Bethel in the western part of that state.  Well, serial 637 has finally been converted to floats and flew from Lake Hood, Anchorage to Bethel at the end of August to become the […]

Festival Flypast 2016

The afternoon of Sunday, July 24 brought very changeable weather to Red Lake that was literally sunny one minute then raining the next.  There was some doubt if the flypast would go ahead as the aircraft taxied out around 5 PM and another downpour occurred just as they were organizing for take-off.  Fortunately it cleared […]

Metal Makeover

In simple terms, the Norseman airframe is mostly made of steel tubing with a wood wing structure and fabric covering. Over half a century ago there were a couple projects that changed this to metal being primary like the aircraft designs that followed the Norseman.  Today only light sport/utility airplanes use the “rag and tube” […]

NORSEMAN SALE!!!

Ever dreamed of owning your own Noorduyn Norseman?  The seller is motivated to find a new home for either CF-JEC or CF-GJN.  Contact Ryan Berryman, 587-433-2972, now.