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Re: Superior Airways

#276 Post by beech 18 » Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:30 am

September 07, 2018

Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation from the late 1960's to 1974.

Photo taken at the water base in Sioux Lookout in early September 1971.
Cessna 180 CF-KQP is pulled up on the ramp for a float repair. In the summer
of 1971 I believe KQP was based in Pickle Lake. Over the years the Cessna was
based in Armstrong, Nakina, and Pickle Lake. It probably flew out of Pays Plat
as well. Other that the odd flight it only came into Sioux Lookout for maintenance.

In the photo KQP is fitted with a set of CAP Floats. This was the only summer I
saw KQP on CAP's. Over the years it operated on Edo 2870 round top floats and
Edo 2880 flat top floats. The last time I saw this aircraft was in the summer of
1974 and it was fitted with the 2880 flat tops at that time.

KQP was operated year round by the company. Floats in the summer and Federal
straight skis in the winter.

KQP was built in 1958.

There are a number of other aircraft in the photo. On the left side of the photo
the wing tip that is visible belongs to Cessna 185 CF-YNS that was operated by
Selco Exploration. It was supported and maintained by Severn Enterprise year round.
To the right of KQP is Cessna 180 CF-JQM. The two Beech 18's are CF-ZQR and CF-WYR.
In the summer of 1971 CF-WYR was based in Pickle Lake and was in Sioux for a few days.


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Re: Superior Airways

#277 Post by beech 18 » Sun Oct 07, 2018 10:05 am

October 07, 2018

Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation from the late 1960's to 1974.

Long before my time with Severn Enterprise / Superior Airways Mr Wieben operated
a number of Republic Seabee aircraft. They were operated by the company in the
late 1940's and into the 1950's. The number of Seabees that were operated is not
known to myself, but the few that I have been able to track down that were operated
or past though the company are the following registrations:

CF-DKR serial #917. This aircraft was involved in an accident May 5, 1948 just east
of Port Arthur after having an engine failure. There were no injuries but the aircraft
was destroyed.

CF-DKU serial #922. This aircraft was involved in an accident at Saganaga Lake, Ontario
March 8, 1951. I can't find any details on the accident.

CF-FCD serial #352. This aircraft was involved in an accident near Ross Port, Ontario
June 1, 1952 after having a propeller pitch control problem. The Seabee was recovered
from the bush and taken to Ft. William. The Seabee was donated by the Wieben family
to the Western Canada Aviation Museum in Winnipeg. There is a good story of this
aircraft on the Seabee info sight and how it later got to Winnipeg. It is presently stored at
St. Andrews Airport.

CF-FUA serial #827. The only information that I could find on this aircraft was a minor
incident it had after the left wing hit a tree on the Kam River while taxing. This occurred
Sept 18, 1953. The seabee info sight lists an accident Nov 10, 1956 but has no details of
who was operating it at the time.

In the book titled "Aviation in Thunder Bay" on page 50 there is a mention of Mr. Wieben
holding the regional dealership for the Republic Seabee.

Some of the above information may be incorrect and is surely not complete, but it is all
that could be found on the Seabee fleet.

The attached photo of Seabee CF-FCD was taken at St. Andrews Airport a few years ago.
Superior Airways is visible on the door. This was at the museum stowage yard.


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Re: Superior Airways

#278 Post by beech 18 » Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:51 am

Nov 07, 2018

Superior Airways / Severn Enterprise operation from the late 1960's to 1974.

A bit more information about Sea Bee CF-FCD that Mr. Wieben operated in
the 1950's.

This is a report for the accidend involving FCD near Rossport, Ontario on
June 01, 1952.

There is some additional information hand written in the report.
The writting has faded a bit over the years.


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