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Beechcraft 3NM C-FXUO, CF-XUO
Photo ID: 1011754
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Model: Beechcraft 18, 3NM, D-18S Registration: C-FXUO, CF-XUO
Year: 1952 Serial Number: Beech c/n A-858, RCAF c/n CA-208, RCAF 2329
Engine(s): P&W R985, 9-Cyl. Radials, 450-HP each Owner: Showalter's Fly-In Service, Ear Falls, ON Canada
Location: Ear Falls, ON, Canada Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July 2005 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 10/15/05 - C'mon now, if you're a Twin Beech aficionado, doesn't that give you the goosebumps? A scene like this is almost too good to be true.

Uniform-Oscar may well have gone to the U.S. when it was surplused by the RCAF, probably in 1966-67, after having served in the 402 Squadron. It was then reimported into Canada in 1972 and has been there ever since. Operators included Nunasi-Central Airlines, Winnipeg, MB; Green Airways, Red Lake, ON; Pickle Lake Air Services and V Kelner Airways Limited, Pickle Lake, ON; Beaver Air, Vancouver, BC; Ignace Airways, Ignace, ON, and Showalter's Flying Service since 1990.

C-FXUO was built in 1952 as Beechcraft D-18S c/n A-858, Canadian 3NM c/n CA-208, RCAF 2329.
Canadian 3NM CA-208, RCAF 2329, Beech A-858
Photo ID: 1011755
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C-FZNG peeping around the side of C-ZUO to see what's going on with the guy up on the bridge taking photos.

Showalter's has two loved and well-kept Beech's. Very nice!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech 18 floatplanes, Bristol float mods, photos
Photo ID: 1011756
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Morning has come. "Action time" is not far away.

Parmerter says that V. Kelner operated this aircraft on Twin Otter skies.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beechcraft Canadian 3NM floatplane photograph
Photo ID: 1011757
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Showalters, as many other operators, have their own cabins on lakes out in the bush. Here they are loading a fridge for one of their units.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beechcraft 3NM CA-208, RCAF 2329, Beech A-858
Photo ID: 1011758
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A lookout in the Crows Nest as they head out the inlet.

Showalter's Beechs, as all D-18S series have the Bristol mod with 56-7850 floats and cockpit hatch on the top. C-FXUO has a two-piece windshield, Hamilton Standard 22D30-6533A-21S props, and a Beechcraft cargo door.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech Beechcraft 18, Canadian 3NM floatplane
Photo ID: 1011759
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Into the morning mist.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Showalter's Flying Service, Twin Beech 18 floatplane
Photo ID: 1011760
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Action station. Lots going on. Uniform-Oscar is back, November-Gulf will soon be on its way.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Showalter's Flying Service, Ear Falls, ON Canada
Photo ID: 1011761
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Want a Twin Beech floatplane ride? Are you a fisherman? Check it out!

"Fly-In" means something different in Canada than in the U.S. It means that they fly you in to a remote site for fishing, hunting and etc. Thus, the Norseman gathering in Red Lake, Ontario is called the "Norseman Festival" rather than the "Norseman Fly-In" as we might think of it.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
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