Aircraft Photo of C-GLWF | Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan | Kelowna Flightcraft | AirHistory.net #57193
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:C-GLWF
Other Marks:152
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Canadair CL-66 (540/580)
Aircraft Version:Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan
C/n (msn):CL-66B-2
Operator / Titles:(Kelowna Flightcraft)
Location
City / Airport:KelownaMap
Region / Country:British Columbia, Canada
Airport Codes:ICAO: CYLW   IATA: YLW   Local: CYLW   Other: -
 
Photo Date:16 September 2014
Photo by:Ralph M. Pettersen
Photo ID: 57193
Photo Comment

Former RCAF 109152 was one of five retired RCAF CC-109 aircraft parked on the Kelowna Flightcraft ramp in September 2014. Each aircraft had about 15,000 hrs and, while the engines had been removed, they all appeared to be in good condition. I was told that they all had glass cockpits installed just prior to be retired by the RCAF. Due to the difficulty in getting them certified for civilian use and a limited market for CV580/CV5800 freighters, by August 2017, only C-GLWF/109152 survived. It was selected for preservation because it reportedly once transported the Queen during a visit to Canada.

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