This 1961 DHC-4 was once assigned to the fleet of Nordair (CF-LAN), was sold to Imperial Oil (CF-LAN) befire ot became N6080 in Jun'71. That registration was carried with nternountain Aviation up to early 1975. The Caribou flew from Feb'75 with Air America and started to operate with this Environmental Research Institute of Michigan from June 1976. The Caribou was pictured at a small airshow at Willow Run in '89. It stayed here with HAT Aviation from August 1998 and was stored. It is currently preserved at in full US Army colours with fake serial '24171' at the Yankee Air Museum at Willow Run
The California Aviation Classification Repair Depot (AVCRAD) used this C-7A Caribou as a transport aircraft to get the necessary spare parts for Army helicopter to the depot. It was seen in full back light at the Army depot at Fresno, but modern technology made (photoshop) it possible to make a quite okay digital picture out of it. The Caribou was sold to Costa Rica as MSP002 in the early ninetees. It was also reported as TI-MSB at San Jose in April 1993. By late 2014 the C-7A was withdrawn from use and seen at Liberia airport in Costa Rica.
A Caribou that never saw military service is a rarity. Delivered to Guyana Airways as 8R-GDR on June 22, 1970, this one came back to Canada as C-GVYX for Proair in June 1979. It was later operated by Air Inuit, Wardair (as Max Ward's personal aircraft) and Kenn Borek Air. Photographed here still wearing Wardair's northern color scheme, the airplane was written off November 10, 1987 near Ross River, Yukon.
The second of two Caribou's brought to Malta by NewCal Aviation to refurbish for the civil market. The company outfitted the first (9J-NAA / N5844R) for Union flight of Sacramento, CA, but it was lost on October 23, 1984 during delivery when it ran out of fuel off the coast of Canada and ditched. 9J-NAB became the second aircraft rebuilt and became N900NC with Union Flights.