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Beech D-18S C-FZRI, CF-ZRI seaplane pictures
Photo ID: 1011823
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Model: Beechcraft Model 18, D-18S Registration: C-FZRI, CF-ZRI
Year: 1953 Serial Number: A-940
Engine(s): P&W R985, 9-Cyl. Radials, 450-HP each Owner: Rusty Myers Flying Service, Fort Frances, ON Canada
Location: Fort Frances, ON Canada Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July 2005 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: 10/15/05 - One of two civilian D-18S aircraft that we saw on floats. Most have a military history.

C-FZRI is in the Rusty Myers Flying Service fleet in Fort Frances, ON. It was imported into Canada in 1971 and has been operated by Rainy Lake Airways and LSD Aviation, both of Fort Frances, and Rusty Myers since 1985. It can probably find its way around the area without pilot assistance!

I don't know the original U.S. registration, but in 1967 it was registered as N164U by Bailey Leasing Co., of Fort Wayne, IN. Chances are it began life as a corporate aircraft, downgraded to a freighter, and then went to the top of the line as a floatplane.
Twin Beech Beechcraft 18, D-18S N164U, s/n A-940
Photo ID: 1011824
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Where's the sunshine when I need it? Parmerter has a shot of this aircraft in a former paint scheme, on P343.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech 18 Beechcraft cargo door, airstair photo
Photo ID: 1011825
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Beechcraft cargo door, with the original cabin door squared off and hinged on the bottom.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Twin Beech 18 aircraft short exhaust stacks, photos
Photo ID: 1011826
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This is the only Twin Beech floatplane we saw that had short stacks. These were undoubtedly part of a high-gross mod on the aircraft before it became a seaplane.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Aircraft photos, Twin Beech 18, Beechcraft D-18
Photo ID: 1011827
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The Hamilton Standard Hydramatic 22D30-6533A-21S "square tip" props have been on the water for a while! They're not nearly as square as they used to be.

Romeo-India doesn't have the polished exterior and distinctive nose of its stable mates.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
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