Article: Red and Shiny Wins

  • Image of Fox Moth, CF-BNP on display

    Restoration Update: Fox Moth, CF-BNP

    “The colouring of Fox Moth, CF-BNP was more interesting… that’s why we chose to use that registration,” explains Al Nelson when asked about the progress the museum is making on the restoration of Fox Moth, CF-BNP.

    Parts from both CF-BNP and CF-BNO are being used to restore this plane, which was built by de Havilland Canada. The Fox Moth was mostly flown in the north on floats or skis after World War II.

    CF-BNP is on display in our hangar while we finish our restoration work. The bubble sliding canopy and windshield are still a work-in-progress.

    In this video, Al Nelson, a long-time volunteer at the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada, recounts his first experience flying after he got his commercial pilot’s license. The plane he flew was CF-BNP.

    Once restored, Fox Moth, CF-BNP and its colour scheme will represent the plane that flew for Colly’s Sandy Point Camps at Casummit Lake, Ontario.

    Image of Fox Moth, CF-BNP on display

    Read more about the aircraft’s restoration.


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  • George Johnson 08.25.2016

    I have an old photo of Fox Moth CF-BNO, at a dock at Lost Bay, Ontario.
    Does anyone want a copy??

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