FKCN / Skyway/Conair #617 / Bu# 53732

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3S. Construction No. 3794.
Royal Canadian Navy. Avenger AS 3. Flew as #316. BOC: June 8, 1950. SOC: July 5, 1960.

RCN #316 = FKCN

RCN #316 with tailhook, source unknown.

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Tom Pharo has posted this image of RCN TBM 53732 / 316, possibly 1955, in UK. [TomPharo/Air Britain]

Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC
#617 CF-KCN 1961-1969

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1966 – Pilot Bell. 1968 – No information.

FKCN #617

TBM Skyway Tanker 617 CF-KCN, location and photographer unknown. Posted to TBM’s – Mil & Civil, 16 Nov 2014 by Dan Dinneen‎.

Conair Aviation Ltd., Abbotsford, BC
#617 CF-KCN 1969-1972

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1969 – Pilot Cooper. 1970 – Pilot Owen. 1971 – Pilot Rowe. 1972 – Pilot Yuill.

Crashed Angus Home Lake, BC, 27 August 1972 after engine developed a severe oil leak. [Robert M. Stitt, pers. comm.]

70 T617 FKCN KamloopsBC

Conair #617 in Kamloops, BC, 1970. [Gord Bell]

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Conair TBM #617 at Dunphy airstrip, 1970.

Conair TBM#617_DunphyNB_1970 annotated

Conair TBM #617 FKCN, Dunphy airstrip, 1970.

 

 

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