CF-IZS Colonial C-1 Skimmer
Skimmer was the progenitor of the Lake series of
amphibians. Only 42 Skimmers
and no fewer than eight eventually found their north of the
border. CF-IZS and CF-IZT
were imported new. The
aircraft was designed by David B. Thurston and Herbert P Lindbad who
had been engineers working for Grumman on
both the Goose and Widgeon amphibian twins. They
also worked on the G-65 Tadpole, a
single engine two-seater which superficially resembled the
the Tadpole project got scrapped at Grumman they set up shop for
as the Colonial Aircraft
Company. This shot was taken at Vancouver on 4 July
was later lost in an accident.
Date and venue unknown.