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Photo: Randy Komko

1965

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.

1969

The project is taken over in 1969 by entrepreneur David A. Hazlewood and C. S. Newton in Canada.

 February 1970

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.

02 July 1976

First flight of 2nd protoype C-GATE-X (s/n 3) by test pilot Norman M. Ronaason.

Photo: Arnold Parlee

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