REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 747

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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 747
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
S/N: 23762.
Remarks:

Canadiana Heritage Reel Nos:
T-7752 (image 2226 thru 2401).
T-7771 (image 1879 thru 2098).
T-8011  (image ???? thru ????).
Canadian CAR File # 5008-F15-25 (5008-FOY).

 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-FOY 1947-04-?? Manufacturing date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-05 Date of Allotment of Registration. Reserved for Aircraft Services (Western) Ltd.; St. James, Manitoba, Canada. 
1947-04-22 Letter of Authority for Mr. H. Clark to fly ferry flight from USA to Winnipeg, Canada.
1947-04-25 Weight And Balance Date: Weight Empty - Computed: 2198.0 lbs.
1947-05-02 Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Aircraft Services (Western) Ltd.; PO Box 5, St. James, Manitoba, Canada.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-05-02 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Aircraft Services (Western) Ltd.; St. James, Manitoba, Canada. 
1947-05-08 Application For Re-Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Brandon Air Services Limited; Box 160, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
E. R. McGill - President.
A. E. Boyd - Sec. Treas.
L. V. Rust - Director.
J. E. Macarthur -Director.
F. T. Williamson - Director.
Purpose for which aircraft is to be used: Commercial.
Usual Station: Brandon, Manitoba.
1947-05-10 Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Brandon Air Services Limited; Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Seller: Aircraft Services (Western) Ltd.
1947-05-12 US CAA Export C of A # E-15486 issued. Export to Canada.
1947-05-13 Letter of Temporary Authority to operate aircraft pending issue of formal C of A and C of R. Expiry 12 July 1947.
1947-05-13 Registered on Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.
1947-05-13 C of A # 2153 issued.
Not valid after 1948-05-13.
1947-06-24 C of R # 5836 issued to:
Brandon Air Services Limited; Box 160, Brandon, Manitoba, Canada.
Not valid after 1948-05-13.
1947-05-09 entered on the register of Canada.
1947-06-24 C of A # 2153 issued.
Not valid after 1948-05-13.
1948-06-11 Letter of Authority (for Brandon Air Services Limited; Brandon Airport, Brandon, Manitoba), to operate aircraft for thirsty days - not valid after 1948-07-10, pending completion of final inspection for the renewal of C of A.
1948-07-01 Aircraft Inspection Report:
Aircraft total hours since new: 207:55.
Engine S/N: 23762 total hours since new: 213:20.

C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed to expire on 1949-06-30.

1949-07-11 Letter of Authority to ferry aircraft from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Brandon, Manitoba.
1949-08-04 Aircraft Inspection Report:
Aircraft total hours since new: 381:25.
Engine S/N: 23762 total hours since new: 390:05. (Since top overhaul: 25:20).

C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1950-08-03.

1950-07-18 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 458:25.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 467:15.
Applicant: Brandon Air Services Ltd.
1950-08-17 Telegram: extension of C of A for thirty days, not valid after 1950-09-02.
1950-08-24 C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1951-08-17. 
1951-08-31 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 603:05.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 608:30.
Hours since overhaul: 218:55 (Top only).
Applicant: Brandon Air Services Ltd.
1951-09-11 C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1952-08-30. 
1952-08-02 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 614:15.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 614:15.
Applicant: Brandon Air Services Ltd.
1952-08-19 C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1953-08-30. 
1954-04-21 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 615:25.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 615:25.
Applicant: Brandon Air Services Ltd.
1954-04-26 C of R # 5836 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1955-04-20. 
1954-06-16 C of R # 14024 issued to:
James R. Shore; 349 Kingston Crescent, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Usual station of aircraft: Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Purpose: Private (Commercial 1956-06-07).
1954-06-16 entered on the register of Canada.
1954-06-16 Aircraft Licensing Records:
C of R # 14024 / C of A # 2153.
C of A valid from 1954-04-21 to 1955-04-20.
1955-06-28 Aircraft Licensing Records:
C of A # 2153.
C of A valid from 1955-06-24 to 1956-06-23.
1957-05-16 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Joseph Leutschaft; Perrault Falls, Ontario.
Proposed base of Operation: Perrault Falls, Ontario.
Aircraft is to be registered as: [x] COMMERCIAL.
1957-05-23 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 718:30.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 660:10
Hours since overhaul: 75:20.
1957-05-23 C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1958-05-21. 
1957-05-23 C of R # 15891 issued to:
Joseph Leutschaft; Perrault Falls, Ontario.
1958-07-12 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 754:35.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 679:30
Hours since overhaul: 97:40.
1958-07-24 C of R # 15891 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1959-07-11. 
1958-09-25 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Mrs. Celine Leutschaft.
Proposed base of Operation: Quibell, Ontario.
Aircraft is to be registered as: [x] PRIVATE.
1958-09-25 C of R # 19302 issued to:
Mrs. Celine Leutschaft; Quibell, Ontario.
1958-12-12 Application For Registration Of An Aircraft:
Applicant: Archie Webb.
Proposed base of Operation: McIntosh, Ontario.
Aircraft is to be registered as: [x] COMMERCIAL.
1959-01-08 C of R # 19365 issued to:
Archie Webb; McIntosh, Ontario.
1959-05-28 Application For Renewal Of Certificate Of Airworthiness:
Hours flown since new: 777:40.
Engine: 6A8-215-B9F, S/N: 23762, Hours run since new: 701:40
Hours since overhaul: 119:50.
1959-06-09 C of R # 19365 and C of A # 2153 renewed, not valid after 1960-05-18. 
1959-07-11 East shore of Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan: Lat. 5405'N; Long. 10535'W:
On the 11th July, 1959, Seabee aircraft, CF-FOY, owned by Mr. A. Webb was en route from The Pas, Manitoba, to Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan, when a complete loss of power took place. The pilot-in-command Mr. Joe S. Amodeo, who was alone in the aircraft, attempted a precautionary landing at a small lake but landed short in an area on muskeg where the aircraft was substantially damaged. The pilot was not injured. Aircraft was operated by Pacific Wings of Edmonton.

Accident investigation concluded:
The power failure, which resulted in the emergency landing, was attributed to failure of the supporting bracket to the coil which in turn broke the lead supplying it with current. The engine was not capable of running on the magneto alone because of its unsatisfactory condition. Aircraft inadequately maintained.

1968-11-21 Registered Letter from Regional Director, Air Regulations, Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Pacific Wings Ltd.; Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver, BC:

A check of office records indicaties that you purchased the salvage of Luscombe 8E aircraft CF-GGX in October 1961, and also Republic RC-3 aircraft CF-FOY in 1960 which was subsequently damaged in a forced landing during the delivery flight.

Since neither aircraft has been re-registered to date, you are requested to advise this office of the present status and location of these aircraft.

It the aircraft are beyond repair and considered write-off please advise this office and confirm that the registration markings have been removed from the aircraft in order that they may be deleted from the Civil Aircraft Register.

The Certificates of Registration should be forwarded for cancellation or if lost or not in your possession a statement to that effect will be satisfactory,

Your truly
R. S. Ross
for Regional Superintendent,
Air Regulations

1969-01-16 Letter from Regional Superintendent, Air Regulations, Vancouver, BC, to Ed's Western Aviation Sales Ltd.; 1104 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC:

We were notified by the Winnipeg Region that you purchased the salvage of Luscombe 8E aircraft CF-GGX in October 1961, and also Republic RC-3 aircraft CF-FOY in 1960 which was subsequently damaged in a forced landing during the delivery flight.

Since neither aircraft has been re-registered to date, you are requested to advise this office of the present status and location of these aircraft.

It the aircraft are beyond repair and considered write-off please advise this office and confirm that the registration markings have been removed from the aircraft in order that they can be deleted from the Civil Aircraft Register.

The Certificates of Registration should be forwarded for cancellation or if lost or not in your possession a statement to that effect will be satisfactory,

Your truly
K. W. Brown
for Regional Superintendent,
Air Regulations

1973-09-23 Note from Mrs. Rose Zalesky; Airplane Supply Centre; Ed's Western Aviation Sales Ltd., 1134 Cambie Road, Richmond, BC, Canada:
"Please cancel registration on above aircraft. We have no plans to rebuild it."
1973-10-19 Memorandum from PCAR Vancouver to CARL:
In response to request of [ ] Registrant, [ ] Owner, it is recommended that the above aircraft be removed from the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register for the reason checked below:
[x] Dismantled for salvage.
Signature: K. W. Brown.
1973-10-24 Deleted from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register as "Written off".
   
  Sources: RAC Delivery List.
Chase Reimer.
www.historicccar.ca

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