Formerly T-01 and T-02 with the Fuerza Aerea Argentina, Austin Airways acquired C-GQWO in 1979. Austin was merged into Air Ontario in 1989 and this aircraft was sold to Air Creebec in March 1989. Converted to an unpressurized freighter in 1998, it hauled fuel to northern communities. The registration was cancelled in Feb 2012 after it the freighter was donated to the Canadian military for training.
A-26C 44-35752 was delivered in 1945, but too late to see action in WWII. Retired by the Air Force in 1958, the bomber was purchased by Rock Island Oil & Refining Co in 1960 and registered N8627E. By 1963 it had been converted to a fire bomber and was sold to Kenting Aviation in 1972 as CF-KBZ. Added to Conair's fleet in August 1973, it flew another 15 years fighting fires in British Colombia. Sold in 1988 to Canadian Warplane Heritage as A-26s were replaced by Firecats, the warbird was again sold in the USA as N81797. It was donated to the Carolinas Aviation Museum Charlotte, NC in 2006.
This prototype CL-41 Tutor flew with Canadair as CF-LTW-X from first flight in January 1960 until the flight test program ended April 28, 1964. Stored in Montreal, the aircraft was donated to the Canadian Armed Forces in 1970. Mounted on a pole at CFB Portage, the trainer was painted in RCAF Golden Centennairs colors and retroactively given the serial 114000. Pictured at CFB Trenton, it is being restored by the National Air Force Museum to a more original configuration.
The third of four CL-84s built (1 company prototype and 3 improved production CL-84-1s for the Air Force). The CL-84 was tested by the Canadian Air Force and Canadair from 1971 - 72 and jointly with the Royal Air Force and the US Navy in 1972 - 74. Two aircraft were lost during testing due to mechanical failures, with this surviving aircraft being donated to the Canada Air and Space museum in 1984. The last aircraft built never flew and was until recently, displayed at Western Canada Aviation Museum, Winnipeg, MB.
US Navy 151361 was retired to MASDC Jul 11, 1984. Sold to to Aero Union Corp as N183AU, later N925AU, which was converted to an air tanker that entered service in 1990. Aero Union shut down in 2011 after the US Forest Service cancelled their contract in July. United Aeronautical Corp eventually bought five of Aero Union's Orions, including this one and moved them to back to Chico to put them up for sale.
Former US Navy US-2C bu 133355 is pictured while with South Seattle Community College. It was sold to Advanced Aviation Services September 15, 1999 for cloud seeding operations with the Desert Research Institute in Nevada. The aircraft had an engine failure April 17, 2000 taking off from Reno, NV and crashed.
"Peninsula Pacemaker" was delivered to Piedmont January 1967 and in the fleet until May 1976. Later F-GCJO and flown by Touraine Air Transport, ACE Transvalair and Iona National Airways Ltd. After return to ACE in November 1993 was put up for sale, but with no buyer it was flown to Dinard for storage in 1996.
Harvard 3830 was with the Royal Canadian Air Force from May 1941 - October 1960 when it was transferred to Crown Assets Disposal Corporation. Stored until sold to Hicks & Lawrence, an aerial application company with many agricultural aircraft, in 1966. After several other owners, the aircraft was donated in 1996 to the Canadian Harvard Aircraft Association with whom it still flies in it's vintage RCAF colors.