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 powered Douglas DC-3 comes close, taking to the air on December 17, 1935 versus CF-AYO on November 14.

If you have “Norsemania” and would like to see the skeletal remains of AYO make your way to the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.  They also have serial 17, CF-BFT on static display to look at and climb in.

Do you find it interesting that the Norseman can be viewed as a museum artifact or a working bushplane in 2016?  Such is the enduring lure of this Canadian classic.




Above and left; Mk IV CF-BFT on display in Sault Ste. Marie.  Above right; CF-AYO with Dominion Skyways in 1936.




Welcome to this new festival blog feature that we hope you will find interesting, informative and together we will maintain the spirit of the Noorduyn Norseman for a younger generation.

This Canadian built bush plane helped open the vast north, was used by the hundreds during WWII and even to this day can be found as a commercial asset some 80 years into the saga!  That said, its airworthy numbers are declining and the purpose of this blog is to profile the present owners, operators, Norseman and memorabilia for sale with the intent to…keep them flying!  Enjoy.

CF-BSC For Sale








CF-BSC   Serial N29-17   Mark V

Airframe Time: 15,010.3

Price: Contact Seller

Seller: Ryan Berryman

Phone: 587-433-2972

e-mail: rberryman11@hotmail.com

CF-JEC For Sale







CF-JEC   Serial 469   Mark VI

Airframe Time: 15,869.6

Aluminum Fuselage STC

Price: CAD 300,000 OBO

Seller: Ryan Berryman

Phone: 587-433-2972

e-mail: rberryman11@hotmail.com

CF-GJN for Sale








CF-GJN   Serial 797   Mark VI

Airframe Time: 7,398.2

Price: CAD 400,000 OBO

Seller: Ryan Berryman

Phone: 587-433-2972

e-mail: rberryman11@hotmail.com