As Canada’s war surplus HS-2L biplane flying boats were restricted for use in the short summer months, there was a demand for a high wing monoplane capable of operating on wheels, floats or skis. The 1920s gave way for the Fokker Universal to flourish as a bush plane.
- Wingspan: 14.56 m
- Length: 10.13 m
- Powerplant: 1 x Wright J-5 5-cyl. radial engine(164 kW)
- Maximum Speed: 189 km/h
- Cruise Speed: 158 km/h
- Range: 805 km
- Crew: 1
- Passengers: 4
Excerpt from Alberta Aviation Museum – 30 Years of Progress
Grant McConachie purchased [the museum’s Universal Fokker, CAHE,] for United Air Transport in 1933 and used it to haul fish and miners for the next four years. Under new ownership, CAHE snagged telephone wires at Peace River in 1939 and was severely damaged. Peace River Airways towed the stricken aircraft to Cooking Lake in 1940 and abandoned it. Eventually, the remains were recovered and stored at the City of Edmonton Archives. The display portrays a northern crash site and the condition of aircraft arriving at the museum before restoration.
You can learn more about this aircraft by purchasing a copy of our 30th Anniversary Souvenir Book or by visiting the museum today!