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    Weaver Aircraft Company’s “WACO”, CF-AYS, is an example of one of the smaller bush planes used in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in western Canada. The aircraft under restoration operated from Flin Flon and The Pas, Manitoba and was owned by Arrow Airways of Flin Flon; the first owner of CF-AYS.

    In 1942, Canadian Pacific Airlines purchased CF-AYS. This aircraft was also owned by renowned Winnipeg pilot and instructor, Konrad “Konnie” Johannesson.

    CF-AYS is on display in our hangar while we finish our restoration work.

    Restoration Update

    Our Restoration team is working on finishing the interior work in the cabin of this aircraft. The wings of this project are needing a paint job and a cabin headliner also needs to be installed.

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    In this photo, Al Nelson, Head of Restoration, figures out stringer spacing on the WACO bulkhead.


    In this photo, Wilf Keith installs WACO fuselage stringers.

    From our archive…