Photo Fairchild Aviation FC-2 float plane, Grand-Mère Québec c. 1927

$45.00 CAD

– Sold Out

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Nice photo of a Fairchild FC-2 float plane docked at lake. Beside plane in man standing on beach. In background, a log cabin.

Fairchild Aviation was based at Grand-Mère with a runway and a private seaplane anchorage at nearby Lac-à-la-Tortue, but this looks more like a Northern Canada location.

At bottom of photo:

Fairchild Aviation Limited  SEASON GREETINGS Grand Mere P.Q. Canada

Manufactured in 1927, this plane was part of Fairchild Aviation until 1930, when it was sold to Jamaica.

Paper is curled. Glue remnants on back.

13 x 18.50 cm

(Red text is an electronic watermark that is not physically part of the photo for sale)


Reg:                 G-CAHL

Type:               Fairchild FC-2

c/n:                  5

History;           G-CAHL VP-JAC

Owners:           Fairchild Aviation Ltd>Caribbean Airways Ltd/Kingston Jamaica

Date:               03.08.27

Certificate of Registration:     307

Fate/Comments: Sold Jamaica .30


A great deal of the work to open up the Canadian North, was carried out by Fairchild Cabin (FC) types and a number were used in Alaska for the same purpose. The Fairchild FC-2W-2 is typical of a number of single radial-engined cabin monoplanes manufactured during the second half of the 1920s and into the early 1930s, that were built in the United States and to a lesser extent in Canada. Most of them were utility aircraft that could perform a number of roles and could be utilized on wheels floats, or skis. These aircraft played a major part in the rapid development of aviation during this period until they were succeeded by newer types later in the 1930s.