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Bureau #: 64064
Construction #: 2134
Civil Registry:
  CF-IZZ
  F-ZBAZ
  C-FIZZ
  EC-940
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 1992
History:
Built at Consolidated Factory at Lake Ponchartrain, New Orleans.
World Wide Airways, 1956.
- Registered as CF-IZZ.
Montreal Air Service, Montreal, Quebec, 1965.
Kenting Air Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, 1966.
Protection Civile, Marseilles, May 1966-1973.
- Registered as F-ZBAZ.
- Delivered via Dublin, May 20, 1966.
- Flew as "Black Pelican".
- Damaged in collision with fire vehicle, August 1, 1969.
-- Port wing float ripped off and wingtip damaged.
Field Aviation Co Ltd, Toronto, Ontario, June 1973.
- Registered as CF-IZZ.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, 1977-1979.
- Registered as C-FIZZ.
- Sported flaming skull nose art.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1979-1986.
- Flew as tanker #5 (later #795).
- Rebuilt with PBY-5A tailplane.
- Retired Parry Sound, Ontario, Feb. 28, 1988-1989.
Servicios Aereos Espanoles SA/SAESA, Cuatro Vientos, Spain, July 4, 1991-1992.
- Delivered from Canada.
- Registered as EC-940.
- Flew as tanker #795.

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Bureau #: 64097
Construction #: 2167
Civil Registry:
  N7082C
  F-ZBAW
  C-FHNF
  N7179Y
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 1992
History:
James Routh/Routh Aircraft, Long Beach, CA, 1963.
- Registered as N7082C.
- Flew as tanker #E94.
Multiple Management Corp, Long Beach, CA, 1963.
Protection Civile, Marseilles, circa 1963-1973.
- Registered as F-ZBAW.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, 1976-1979.
- Registered as C-FHNF.
- Leased to Haydn Air, Norway, 1976-1977.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1979-1989.
- Flew as tanker #4 (later #794).
- Retired Parry Sound, Ontario, stored, Feb. 28, 1988-1989.
Aircraft Marketing Inc, Albuquerque, NM, Mar. 1991-1992.
- Registered as N7179Y.
- Flew in USN scheme.
- Stored, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 1991-1992.

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Bureau #: 64092
Construction #: 2162
Civil Registry:
  N6881C
  CF-PIU
  C-FPIU
  N324FA
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002
  History:
Carstedt Sales Corp, Long Beach, CA, 1963.
- Registered as N6881C.
Northward Air Service Ltd, Calgary, Alberta, 1965.
- Registered as CF-PIU.
Midwest Airlines Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1970.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1973.
St. Felicien Air Service, Robervale, Quebec, 1973-1976.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1979-1989.
- Registered as C-FPIU.
- Flew as tanker #7 (later #797).
- Retired and stored, Feb. 28, 1988-1992.
Reported back in the air as firebomber as late as 1999.
Commemorative Air Force/Minnesota Wing, Duluth, MN, June 1999-2002.
- Registered as N324FA.
- Flown in firebomber configuration.

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Bureau #: 46662
Construction #: 2026
Civil Registry:
  N9588C
  CF-VIG
  N788C
  N1022G
  N999AR
  N4NC
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 1992
History:
Registered as N9588C by ??, 19??.
Registered as CF-VIG by ??, 19??.
Carl H. Ingwer, Tucson, AZ, 1963.
- Registered as N788C.
Mural Rearment Inc, New York, NY, 1966.
Great Lakes Paper Co, Orilla, Ontario, 1967-1973.
- Registered as CF_VIG.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer Alberta, 1975.
Registered as N1022G by ??, Mar. 1979.
Anchor & Cattle Corp, Grundy, VA, June 1980. - Registered as N999AR.
Red Stevendon, Leonard, OK, 1984.
- Flew as "The Searcher".
Wilson C. Edwards, Big Spring, TX, 1984-1992.
- Registered as N4NC, Mar. 1986.

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Bureau #: 46645
Construction #: 2009
Civil Registry:
  N10013
  CF-IZO
  C-FIZO
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Restoration Project
Last info: 1992
History:
Registered as N10013 by ??, May 1956.
Montreal Air Service, Montreal, Quebec, June 30, 1956-1964.
- Registered as CF-IZO.
Saskatchewan Government, Sakatoon, Saskatchewan, May 29, 1964.
North Canada Air Ltd, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Sept. 3, 1965-1973.
- Flew as tanker #12.
Norcanair Ltd, Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, 1976-1981.
- Registered as C-FIZO.
Avalon Aviation, Parry Sound, Ontario, Aug. 4, 1981-1989.
- Flew as tanker #8 (later #798).
- Fitted with PBY-5 tailplane.
- Retired, Parry Sound, Ontario, Feb. 28, 1988-1989.
B. Johnson/Tech Air Systems, Toronto, Ontario, 1989.
Militaire Luchvaart Museum, Soesterberg, 1989.
- Delivered by air from Oshawa to Eindhoven, Sept. 28, 1989.
- Operated by Flight Support Europe, Eindhoven, 1989-1991.
Forsvarsmuseet, Akershus Castle, Oslo, 1991-1992.
- Under restoration at Gardermoen.
- To be displayed in RNoAF scheme.

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Serial #: RCAF11022
Construction #: CV-300
Civil Regigistration:
  N18446
  CF-HHR
  C-FHHR
Model: PBV-1A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 1989
History:
Delivered to RCAF as RCAF11022.
- BOC: Dec. 4, 1943.
- SOC: Jan. 10, 1945.
Registered as N18446 by ??, 19??.
Transair Ltd, St. James, Manitoba, 1965.
- Registered as CF-HHR.
Field Aviation Co. Ltd, Calgary, Alberta, 1970 Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, 1977-1979.
- Registered as C-FHHR.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Soound, Ontario, 1979-1989.
- Flew as tanker 3, later #793.
- Retires and stored, Parry Sound, Ontario, Feb. 28, 1988-1989.
- Placed into recievership.

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Bureau #: 68013
Construction #:
  CV-560
Civil Regigistration:
  CL-GFX
  C-FGLX
  N322FA
Model(s):
  PBV-1A
  OA-10A
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2006
  History:
Built for U.S. Navy as Bu. 68013, 19??
Delivered to USAAF as 44-34049, 19??
Queen Charlotte Airlines, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1951.
- Registered as CF-GLX.
Pacific Western Airlines, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 1960.
Northland Airlines, Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1965-1968
Midwest Airlines Ltd, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1969-1970.
Transair Ltd, St. James, Manitoba, Canada, 1972.
Ilford Riverton Airways, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, 1974.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, Canada, 1977-1979.
- Registered as C-FGLX.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Soound, Ontario, Canada, 1979-1989.
- Flew as tanker #2, later #792.
- Retires and stored, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 28, 1988-1995.
Powell Corp, Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada, Feb. 21, 1995-1996.
- Sold to USA, June 1996.
John Wells/Airborne Fire Attack, Hood Rive, OR/Orange County, CA, June 7, 1996-1997.
- Registered as N322FA.
- Flown as tanker #115.
- Crashed during water pick-up, San Vicente Reservoir, Morenio, CA, Aug. 1, 1997.
USAFM, March AFB, CA, 2001.
- Wreck stored.
Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, AZ, 19??-2006.
- Stored.

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Bureau #: 64017
Construction #: 2087
Civil Registry:
  N2846D
  N5555H
  F-ZBAV
  CF-HNH
  C-FHNH
  G-BPFY
  N212DM
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 1992
History:
Built at Consolidated Factory at Lake Ponchartrain, New Orleans.
Jaydon Enterprises, Riverside, CA, 1962-1963.
- Registered as N2846D.
- Flew as tanker #E87.
Air Tankers Inc, Seattle, WA, 1963.
- Registered as N5555H.
- Flew as tanker #E87.
Protection Civile, Marseilles, May 1964-1973.
- Registered as F-ZBAV.
- Flew as "Green Pelican".
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Red Deer, Alberta, 1974-1979.
- Registered as CF-HNH.
Avalon Aviation Ltd, Parry Sound, Ontario, 1979-1988.
- Registered as C-FHNH.
- Flew as tanker #6 (later #796).
- Leased to Haydn Air, Oslo, Norway, 1977-1985.
- Withdrawn from use, East Midlands, Sept. 1985.
- Stored Exeter, UK, 1986-1988.
Aces High Ltd, North Weald, Oct. 25, 1988.
- Registered as G-BPFY.
Consolidated Aviation Enterprises, Burlington, VT, Oct. 25, 1988.
- Registered as N212DM.
Aces High Ltd, North Weald, Dec. 23, 1988.
- Registered as G-BPFY.
Universal Aviation Corp, Dover, DE, June 6, 1989.
- Registered as N212DM.
Aces High Ltd, North Weald, Mar. 5, 1990.
- Registered as G-BPFY.
Warbirds of GB, Biggin Hill, Mar. 15, 1990-2003.