C-GLDX N103Z N10361 / Norfolk #B18 / Bu# 53768

Warbird Registry
Aerial Visuals

Early History

United States Navy. TBM-3U. Construction #: 3830.
U.S. Forestry Service, Davis, CA, 1956-1964. Registered as N103Z. WFU, stored, 1958-1964.
Seeley Flying Service, Newcastle, WY, 1966-1969. Registered as N10361. Flew as tanker #B18.
Air Tankers Inc, Casper, WY, 1971.

Norfolk Aerial Spraying, Simcoe, ON
#B18 C-GLDX 1975-1985

Aerial spray program – NB
1975 – Pilot Angus. 1976, 1977 – Pilot Hartwanger. 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1983 – Pilot Gilland. 1984 – Did not fly in NB. 1985 – The registration was deleted 13 September 1985 by Norfolk. [Canadian Civil Aircraft Register]

Norfolk TBM #B18 at St. Thomas, Ontario, 14 May 1979. [Glenn Tanaka photo]
Norfolk #B18 GLDX at Dunphy, 1979. [Posted by Jamie Dyer on The Sevogle Times]
Norfolk #B18 GLDX, with new paint job, in the pits at Juniper, 1981. [Ed Kettela, Canadian Forest Service]
GLDX at Fredericton, 23 August, 1985. [Barrie MacLeod]

Post-spray History

Odegard Aviation, Kindred, ND, Sept. 19, 1985-1999. Registered as N683G. Flown as 53768/63.
Thomas Buck, Joliet, IL, Feb. 1, 2000-2002.

One thought on “C-GLDX N103Z N10361 / Norfolk #B18 / Bu# 53768

  1. I travelled over from the UK in July for 2017 EAA AirVenture at Oshkosh – one of the aircraft I photographed was N683G (ex C-GLDX / Bu53768) . If you require a copy of my photo just let me know – for now the link to my photo is

    N683G Bu53768 2017-07-28

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