DAVE HILCHIE COLLECTION
No. 6153. Luscombe 8E Silvaire (C-FMNS c/n 1501)
Photographed at Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada, by Dave Hilchie

Luscombe 8E Silvaire

02/15/2007. Remarks by Dave Hilchie: "I used to own this aircraft, bought it in 1992 just to get the floats (Edo 1320's) - which I installed on my Cub - and never actually flew it myself. The pictures were taken at Whitehorse Airport in the mid-nineties when the aircraft was owned by Jack Dueck. He and his wife did a very nice job of restoring it, as the aircraft was cosmetically pretty rough when I sold it (five coats of old paint). Sadly, it was badly damaged in a take-off accident at High River, Alberta, a few years ago and as far as I know hasn't been repaired yet. It was built as a Luscombe 8C in 1940 and was imported into Canada in 1960 and subsequently converted to 8E configuration - metal wing, Continental C85 engine, etc."






Created February 28, 2007