Entries by Rodney Kozar

Airworthy Norseman

At the bottom of the page titled About the Noorduyn Norseman, the airworthy list has been recently updated and shows 16 active airworthy Norseman in the world today. While this number is down, there are many restorations ongoing and the warbird community of Norseman appears to be growing. The largest single customer for the Norseman […]

Norseman News Bites

After many years on the market, N78691 has been sold to Renfro’s Alaskan Adventures in Bethel, Alaska. A Mk VI, serial 637 will join the fleet on floats and the plan is to have it formally in service later this summer. CF-SAN, serial N29-29 is now privately registered to “Buffalo Joe” McBryan. Previously commercially registered […]

New Prices, CF-JEC and CF-GJN

An update to the post from January 2016. CF-JEC price has been reduced from 300,000 CAD to 199,000 USD or best offer. CF-GJN price has been reduced from 400,000 CAD to 299,000 USD or best offer. Seller: Ryan Berryman Phone: 587-433-2972 e-mail: rberryman11@hotmail.com

Born Again BSB

Above; CF-BSB wintering at Selkirk airport, Manitoba.  December 21, 2015. Throughout the decades most Norseman have moved around numerous operators, some with longer periods of inactive ground bonding hibernation. Also, nowadays all commercial Norseman are on floats in the colder parts of Canada so they only fly seasonally when the freshwater lakes are free of […]

80 YEARS!

Quietly, the Noorduyn Norseman recently passed a milestone in longevity.  January 1936 saw serial number 1, CF-AYO enter service with Dominion Skyways of Montreal and Rouyn, Quebec only 65 days after its first flight!  I believe no other airplane type in the world history of aviation can claim 80 years of commercial flying.  The piston […]