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Beech 18 C-45G, D-18S
Photo ID: 1011804
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Model: Beechcraft 18, C-45H, D-18S Registration: C-FNKL, CF-NKL
Year: 1953 Serial Number: Beech c/n AF-378, USAF 51-11821
Engine(s): P&W R985, 9-Cyl. Radials, 450-HP each Owner: Northwest Flying Service, Nestor Falls, ON Canada
Location: Nestor Falls, ON Canada Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July 2005 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 10/15/05 - We were at Nestor Falls Fly-In Outposts waiting for their C-FWWV to return, when this Beech came over on its way into another cove on the lake. Wow - - this is almost more rumble than a guy can stand in one day!

November-Kilo-Lima would have been built as a Beechcraft C-18 series AT-7 or AT-11, and then factory remanufactured into the D-18 series, C-45G, Beech c/n AF-378, USAF s/n 51-11821. It was subsequently among the nearly 300 'G's that were converted to the C-45H by replacing the Aeroproducts propellers with Hamilton Standard, 22D30 Hydromatics.
Beech, Beechcraft D-18, Bristol floatplane photos
Photo ID: 1011805
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C-FNKL was the Bristol Aerospace, Beech 18 floatplane conversion prototype in 1962. Northwest Flying has had it since 1964. Parmerter shows a photo of it in a previous paint scheme on P342
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech 18, Beechcraft, Clayton Polar Cargo Door
Photo ID: 1011806
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This cabin door totally baffled me. Parmerter says (P342) that Bristol was a distributor for the Clayton Polar Cargo Door kits and that they installed them on at least five Beech's. That cargo door was all new to me and I suspect this is one of them. You can see the outline of the door, four photos down. It looks like the section forward of the present opening, also opens
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech, Beechcraft C-45G, C-45H, 51-11821 photos
Photo ID: 1011807
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Each Beech had its own interior configuration. This one is a combination of bench and seats
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech 18, C-45G, C-45H, AF-378, 51-11821 aircraft
Photo ID: 1011808
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Keep it simple and let's go flying!
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech 18 seaplane, Bristol escape, crew hatch
Photo ID: 1011809
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The Bristol Aerospace cockpit escape hatch. The Canadian DOT required another exit so Bristol designed this one. All of the D-18 floatplanes we saw had this hatch.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech, Beechcraft Model18, C-45G, C-45H
Photo ID: 1011810
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The Bristol hatch is not just for emergencies. It is used regularly for the crew to get in and out. They also open it for ventilation while taxiing.

You can see the cabin/cargo door outline here.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech seaplane, Nestor Falls, ON Canada
Photo ID: 1011811
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The folks at Northwest Flying were heading out and offered to do a loop in the bay right next to the office so I could get some shots. "Thank you!" They are another two-generation family operation.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech 18, Twin Beech, floats, Canada, Bristol
Photo ID: 1011812
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We all have our biases and here's one of mine. If there was ever an aircraft created in heaven and sent to earth for our enjoyment, it would be the Twin Beech on floats.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech 18, Beechcraft, Canadian floatplane photo
Photo ID: 1011813
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This is close to a vintage civilian D-18 Twin Beech paint scheme.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech 18, Northwest Flying Service, Nestor Falls, ON
Photo ID: 1011814
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Every operational Twin Beech that I saw looked like it was cared for. This fleet is far different from the wheeled "freight dogs" that we saw years ago here in the States.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Beech 18 Floatplane, Canadian operators, photo
Photo ID: 1011815
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"See you later." You can learn more about Northwest Flying Service and www.northwestflying.com
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Canadian Fly-In aircraft, Twin Beech 18 float plane
Photo ID: 1011816
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"On our way!"
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
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