Article: Small But Mighty

  • Image of WACO, CF-AYS on display

    Restoration Update: WACO, CF-AYS

    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. We are completing the interior work. The wings are waiting for paint and the cabin headliner needs to be installed.

    Image of WACO, CF-AYS on display


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