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Legend amphibian aircraft designer
Percival H. Spencer and his aircraft engineering son-in-law Charles Y.
Herbst join forces to design a modernized version of Spence's Republic
RC-3 Seabee amphibian.
The project is taken
over in 1969 by entrepreneur David A. Hazlewood and C. S. Newton in
Trident Aircraft Ltd. is
foundet to handle design and production at Vancouver,
where Canadian Aircraft Products, a shareholder, later built two flying
prototypes and a structural test airframe.
05 August 1973
First flight of prototype
CF-TRI-X (s/n 1) by test pilot
Paul A. Hartman and flight engineer Chuck Herbst.
02 July 1976
First flight of 2nd protoype
C-GATE-X (s/n 3) by test pilot
Norman M. Ronaason.