CF-GVC is a Stinson 108, Serial #594 and manufactured September 4, 1946.

I have a copy of the application for the C of A and the registration of this aircraft as well as the bill of sale from Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation to American Aviation Corporation, Minneapolis, in the amount of $5,270.00. This has been acknowledged by “Estelle Stinson” Notary.

Stinson 108

On September 6, 1946 CF-GVC was sold to Lorin E. Ovemeland in Bismarck, ND. I have all the log books for this aircraft, the owners were in Bismarck, Jamestown, and Washburn, ND until September 25, 1973 when #594 was imported into Canada. It went to Boissevain, Russell, Regina, Brandon, and Virden then we met April 8, 1992 at Maple Leaf Aviation in Brandon, MB.

To make a long story short, a complete disassemble and rebuild of the airframe and engine, brakes, radios and mags (bottom end of engine zero time in May 2004 at Aero Recip) - on condition June 2005.

The Stinson 108 is a direct descendent of the L5 in WWII.

I have the original “Owners Operating Manual” now called the P.O.H.

Stinson 108

  • Wing span 33 ft 11 inches
  • Length 24 ft
  • Empty weight in 1946 was 1244 lbs., in 2006 empty weight was 1335 lbs.
  • Max. take-off weight 2150 lbs. on wheels or skis
  • TTAF 2091 hours
  • Powered by Franklin 150 HP 6-cylinder


    Bill Gibson

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