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Bill Heaphy, e-mail, 07.01.2018 18:34

After the L-1049 the Cl-44 was a godsend on hot days and max cross weight take-offs. Recently saw an article that the Guppy may be scrapped. The Bournemouth airport people may not be aware but in its day the "Canadian Edsel" or "Whispering Giant"; both were terms of endearment; had the ability to increase visibility on fogged in runways just by taxiing down the centerline with those 4 16' props churning away. I think when we were #1 for takeoff just idle reverse would lift it to minimums at times. Don't let the airplane eater off its leash too soon!!


John Townes, e-mail, 06.07.2017 08:55

I worked for Flying Tiger Line in the late 50s and early 60s. My 1st flight on a CL44 was from Burbank to Tokyo via Travis AFB and Honolulu. During a later fight in the reverse direction when the Smiths autopilots were non operational, the Captain said 'anybody who flies with me with have to take turns at flying" I had a 1 hour stint at the controls. The largest plane I had flown until then was a Tiger Moth.


Tim McCoy, e-mail, 23.04.2017 04:01

I am trying to find the airframe manual for the CL-44D.
I am trying to create drawings to build a large model of the plane in Tigers colors.
I have the flight and maintenance manuals, but as there are no drawings of the plane available (outside of general arrangement drawings), I need the airframe manual to create the shapes of the fuselage and nacelles.
If anyone knows where I might find this manual or has thoughts about it, please let me know. Regards, Tim


Andre Marsan, e-mail, 17.01.2016 00:05

I have worked on this Aircraft when we first received it from Canadair, i was a young man of 21 and an air frame tech. It was nice and brand new, we were proud to have been transferred from The North star, loved the experience.


Jhannes Einarsson, e-mail, 24.09.2015 15:07

Loftleiir Icelandic bought 2 CL-44D4 in 1964 and 2 more in 1966 all four aircraft were streched and designated
CL-44 J .All the aircraft were leased and later sold to Cargolux Airlines in Luxembourg and operated until 1980


Ray, e-mail, 22.09.2015 05:56

I remember Wrangler Aviation CL-44s flying into KORH from TJBQ, about 3 times a week, back in the early 1080s. Heck of a big airplane. When it was raining or misty you could see the moisture come off the wingtips and roll into vortices. Quite a sight.


Shirley Dickson, e-mail, 19.05.2015 02:34

I was a teacher assigned to Metz France in 1962.I flew out of Trenton Ontario in August.We had some problems and we had to dump all our fuel and return to Trenton until the problem could be fixed- then we took off again hours later.


CL44 Association, e-mail, 20.04.2015 17:54

Since we flew the Guppy into BOH, it has languished there, mainly unattended despite the assertions of its owner Harlan Wayne Jordan, that he will have it flown out of there? Just about 250 questions we should like to ask him but the CAA do seem intent on maintaining the Grounding Order on it. The UK-based Association has made several approaches to Mr Jordan to take over the a/c either on Lease or purchase, alas with no success


Yvon Clouette, e-mail, 08.02.2015 17:39

Hi,
I was trained at Canadair to become a flight engineer for the CL-44 from 1958 to 1963. I was 18 years old when I entered this training program, Learned the fabrication of this a/c from A to Z... Worked in every department to end up in the flight shed as a preflight mechanic. Unfortunately, the Canadian gov. terminated a contract that would have permitted the construction of over a 100 more of these for political reasons at the time. As a trainee, I was protected from layoffs for the entire duration of the training along with 9 others, So when the training was completed and that the company lost the gov. contract, we were all laid off!
But I loved this aircraft so much since I followed it's birth via the training program. I remember doing ''fuel flows'' and engine run-ups...remember the oleo legs on these landing gears which had a warning and protection system to prevent taking off if these were extended too far. In fact, if I remember correctly, you could not start the engines if the landing gears were too high!
Also, the flight controls for the swing tails were unique in design with torque tubes and gear boxes transferring rotary movement to push and pull at the swing tail bulk heads.
Also the swing tail lock up protection was quite complicated.
But after the layoff from Canadair, I was hired by Shell Canada and worked for them for 31 years! Never returned to the aircraft industry but always missed it! I was always great-full towards the instructors at Canadair for what I have learned and it served me all my life in a completely different environment.

Yvon Clouette Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Ellen Snow, e-mail, 10.10.2014 16:52

Seaboard flew the CL-44 in the sixty's. Seaboard started with the 44 in 61 with cargo and pax flights.


Al Bowen, e-mail, 29.12.2013 06:44

On leave in July of 1962 I rode-Space Available- on a SLICK AIRWAYS CL-44 from Tachikawa to Travis with stops at Midway and Hickam AFB..coming back to Japan (Chitose, 12th ASA Field Station) I rode a Flying Tiger Super Constellation..Travis-Hickam AFB- Wake, Tachikawa, then an Air America C-46 to Hokkaido. I made a dozen crossings as a courier, but all of those were on C-124's....a ride that I will never forget !


Jim Clark, e-mail, 02.12.2012 19:37

I flew in CL-44's in 1962 as a flight navigator for Flying Tiger Line North-Pac and Mid-Pac into Vietnam,Thailand and Japan. Only mechanical problems were when we increased max gross to 210 thousand. Nose gear failed on takeoff at Cold Bay and all four engines were destroyed by all of the parts flying up while in reverse thrust. Also many stained underwear.


Ernie Gauthier, e-mail, 20.10.2012 16:56

Have over 7500 hrs on the old Yukon as a Flight Engineer it never let me down, never delayed because of malfuctions of the A/C.


Larry Richards, e-mail, 22.08.2012 02:35

While stationed at McGuire AFB in 1964 and 65 as a jet mech. I used to see Seaboard World's CL-44 Swing Tail loading cargo about 3 days a week. Beautiful aircraft! Big it was.


Geoff Nash, e-mail, 15.08.2012 20:48

I flew in the CC106 as a dependent from Trenton to Lahr in '67. As a 14 yr. old, what I remember were the seats facing backwards. Haven't seen that since.


Jeff K, e-mail, 31.03.2012 00:18

I remember seeing them flying into/out of Keflavik, Iceland,
when I was stationed there in 1967. They were in Loftleidir airlines livery. I never saw an RCAF Yukon, there. The only regular visitors were an RCAF Argus, a Danish PBY and a RAF Shackleton. The good old days.


Larry Kushniruk, e-mail, 27.03.2012 15:43

I was involved in a marketing effort to sell these after Albert Ethier purchased 7 of them by way of Tender fro Govt surplus assets. Turned out that they could not have a civilian type cert due to Eng chenge, so there they sat ( sit ) except for a few short term contracts into a few countries that allowed the a/c to fly on their register. I have a big file on these if anyone is interested.


Nick Cercone, e-mail, 08.03.2012 18:11

My 1st commercial job as a pilot after the USN.Flew 4 different SN's of this big old bird. CAX Westinghouse 80-83, then AEI 85-88. About 2700 hrs total. Miss the old days!!!


Bob Shawcross, e-mail, 11.07.2011 00:35

I did a few flights cross-Canada and transAtlantic during my RCAF years. The air transport people had a boarding pass system based on rank and family status.The rear of the cabin was quietest, so more senior ranks were boarded first. As a low-ranking single airman, I was boarded last and was seated well forward,in line with the props. A 13-hour eastbound flight from Canada to Europe was a throbbing journey for sure. And, if you had a window seat, you were quite cramped. The Yukon was replaced in 1970 by the Boeing 707 for military transport. As I recall, the coffee on the Yukon was always hotter and tastier than on the Boeing.


Nick Newell, e-mail, 12.05.2011 10:46

My Dad, F.N.Newell ( Fred ) did some of the design work on the swingtail. I'd like to hear from any of the people that worked with Dad from Canadair.
Cheers, Nick


Doug Scott, e-mail, 22.04.2011 23:54

Throughout the sixties, the RCAF operated 12 of these stout ladies and the type was therein labeled as "the Yukon. It was an interesting bird to fly thanks to its "floating" controls. The Yukon retired on April 02,1971. I followed on April 09, 1971 after five years and flew a couple trans-ats later for an ill conceived Company.


bill lewis, e-mail, 29.03.2011 07:44

My first job out of A&P school was at Tigers in Burbank on Clybourn for 49 days in Oct.-Dec. 1965 working the swing shift doing the what I would call now "B" checks. What a place "Tigers" was! They did me a real favor getting rid of me. I still have the 6 volumes of Maintenance/parts that I put together on a slow night. I was already familar with A/c as I was in USAF Transit maint. at Travis AFB, Ca. 1963/64 Tigers & Seaboard World, Slick doing the servicing their on the swing tails, along with the more common C-124's


Dave Cooper, e-mail, 13.03.2011 08:48

I worked on the CL-44 with Transmeridian Air Cargo at Stansted 1972-1980. We started with 2 A/C and eventually had 9, including the Conroy Guppy conversion, which was the only one of it's kind in the world - hence we were not able to put it on the British register. The Yukon was a non-swing tail version, I believe for the Canadian Air Force. The "Whispering Giant" was the nickname of the Bristol Britannia - an aircraft in similar config [i.e. 4-engined turboprop]which I also worked on at Stansted with ATEL, which was the company that put freight doors in them at their other facility at Southend Airport Essex.


joe berg, e-mail, 19.02.2011 06:18

we used this aircraft for a number of years for cargo under the colors of air express International. We shipped fish ex Iceland to the Boston market. Misc. cargo to Europe. From the UK we hauled a number of autos for testing. A great plane.


Jim Bugbee, e-mail, 13.02.2011 23:16

Was conducting dive test on Aero Spacelines Guppy version at Vd/Md intersection when horizontal tail fluttered. Landed Edwards AFB lakebed Ok. Both spars broken and surface bent about 10 degrees. Investigator said only thing holding it together was two coats of zinc chromate. Repaired and flew again. Nice airplane!


Carl, e-mail, 05.12.2010 05:35

Did this aircraft, the Yukon, not have a tri-tail ( three vertical stabilators).. I have pictures... It brought me to Canada in 1966.


Art Kendall, e-mail, 26.11.2010 21:03

Art Kendall,arbur@shaw.ca,26.11.2010.I was involved inthe maintenance from the begining to the end of their service in the Canadian Air Force.A love/hate relationship.I have many fond memories of the Yukon.I have always been disappointed in the lack of recognition it has received by the Canadian Air Force Museums and have made my feelings known,to no avail


D.Hughes, e-mail, 23.11.2010 02:43

I was involved with this acft as a mech at Flying Tigers in LA in 1968 and '69. Then in 1977 , while working as a Field Service Rep for Douglas Acft I was sent to Stansted England as a DC-8 rep at Transmeridian Air Cargo and there were all the former Tigers CL-44's. Kind of made me feel right at home. As I recall them at Tigers, we had a lot of fuel tank leaks, but for the most part they were a great and versitle acft.


Pete Torunski, 14.11.2010 05:27

Several were built with a swing tail for loading of oversize cargo. As I recall, Seaboard's were swing tail.


Peter McDevitt, e-mail, 03.11.2010 15:33

Didn't Seaboard fly these in the 60"s?


Larry Byrne, e-mail, 31.08.2010 21:52

Hi, Geoff, I've got you in my log book.I flew the Yukon '62-66, 3600 hrs Great old A/C.


Tyne, e-mail, 17.08.2010 11:11

To Glen Carter- Hi Glen I have pictures here of you with Dutch Holland at Manston-I guess he has flown off by now?


Tyne, e-mail, 17.08.2010 11:07

The latest CL44 Newsletter is being mailed to over 140 Association members in late August. In this edition, photos of Juan's work in Ecuador plus news of the Guppy and recollections of flying the 44 from former Transmeridian and Tradewinds crews.


Juan Carlos Castillo, e-mail, 03.07.2010 01:45

Hello, a friend of mine have a one in Cuenca (Ecuador) HZ-AZH, he likes to restored the plane, eny one can help us?...


Ron Day, e-mail, 17.06.2010 19:28

Flew this beauty for five years. Did many longgg flights. One from Haneda, Japan to Ottawa, Canada, 17 hours 45 mins. Alternate was Dorval.


Glenn Carter, e-mail, 18.02.2010 01:42

I flew the 44 1984-1988 scheduled run from JFK - UK twice a week and adhoc charters all over the world. Was very hard airplane to land smooth lol. Was a work horse for a long haul aircraft. Did not do well on short legs. Still have all the manuals for her too. Sometimes miss the old gal.


don avey, e-mail, 21.01.2010 00:47

worked on this ac from 1960 to 1969, we called it the whispering giant


Geoff Brogden, e-mail, 18.01.2010 06:40

Was involved with this aircraft in the military for ten years, instructing for the first half and flew as an engineer in her for 5700 hours. I loved her.


3VI, e-mail, 25.08.2007 10:31

Photos inverted. In CL-28 page there is the CL-44.


Arron Aarons, 11.06.2007 01:11

Photograph above shows a CL-28




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