United States Navy. General Motors TBM-3E. Construction #: 2910. Delivered to US Navy as Bu. 86091, 1960.
Cisco Aircraft Inc, Lancaster, CA, 1962-1964. Registered as N9307Z. Flew as tanker #E82.
D&D Aero Spraying, Rantoul, KS, 1966-1969.
Norfolk Air Services / Norfolk Aerial Spraying Ltd., Simcoe, Ontario
#– CF-AYL 1970-1973
This aircraft was not numbered. A dash was used in the aircraft number column of the working FPL pilot/team lists. Notable for its distinctive red-and-white colour scheme on the nose.
Aerial spray program – NB, Quebec
1970 – Pilot Retfalvy 1971 – Pilot Sytsma 1972 – Flew in Quebec 1972 only. Pilot Sytsma. 1973 – Pilot Gallagher.
Crashed Erroneously reported as crashing on 17 June 1973 in Juniper area during spraying operations. According to the official accident report card (below), the location was 6 miles nnw of Plaster Rock and the pilot was J. Sloane, not Gallagher. The date, however, is correct. FAYL suffered a complete power loss while conducting a low level spray run and crashed in a swamp.
Paul Schaareman kindly provided copies of images taken during a visit to Norfolk at Simcoe, Ontario, in the spring of 1972