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Weaver, William Codington (Pilot Officer)

Killed in Flying Accident 1927-July-11

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Birth Date: unkown date (age unknown)

Service
RCAF
Unit
6 Sqn- Squadron
Rank
Pilot Officer
Marshal
Air Chief MarshalA/C/M
Air MarshalA/M
Air Vice MarshalA/V/M
Air CommodoreA/C
Group CaptainG/C
Wing CommanderW/C
Squadron LeaderS/L
Flight LieutenantF/L
Flying OfficerF/O
Pilot OfficerP/O
Warrant Officer 1st ClassWO1
Warrant Officer 2nd ClassWO2
Flight SergeantFS
SergeantSGT
CorporalCPL
Senior AircraftmanSAC
Leading AircraftmanLAC
Aircraftman 1st ClassAC1
Aircraftman 2nd ClassAC2
Position
Service Numbers
Two passengers, AC1 J.T. Eardley and F.H. Wrong (Confirm spelling), possible Civilian, also killed.

Vickers Viking

Source: Harold A Skaarup Web Page (Library and Archives Canada Photo, MIKAN No. 3643581)
Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV, RCAF Reg. No. G-CYEV, Victoria Beach, 1923

The Viking was a single-engine amphibious pusher biplane.  Viking amphibians were built by Canadian Vickers Limited, a subsidiary company in Montreal, Quebec, with no previous aircraft manufacturing experience.  Their involvement with the Viking led to a future line of indigenous flying boats beginning with the Canadian Vickers Vedette.  Two Type 85 (Viking Mk. IV) delivered from Britain in 1923, followed by six aircraft built in Canada by Canadian Vickers at Montreal.

Canadian Vickers Viking Mk. IV (8), RCAF Reg. Nos. G-CYES, G-CYET, G-CYEU, G-CYEV, G-CYEW, G-CYEX, G-CYEY, G-CYEZ. Harold A Skaarup Web Page

A 7/8 scale replica is on display at the Alberta Aviation Museum.

General Harold A Skaarup Web Page

Wkikpedia Wikipedia Vickers Viking

General Vickers Viking IV at Alberta Aviation Museum

CASPIR Aircraft Groups:
RCAF On Strength (8), Canadian Aircraft Losses (1)
last update: 2021-12-14 15:39:13

Viking IV G-CYET

Airframe shipped unflown from UK. RCAF supplied engines installed by Canadian Vickers. Operated throughout Western Canada by No. 1 (Operations) Wing out of Winnipeg, Man. Surveyed northern Manitoba and Saskatchewan, including operations from Pelican River and Rabbit River, Sask., summer of 1924. Wheels removed for this operation, to reduce weight. Apparently was first aircraft to ever visit Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, during this mission. Returned to Victoria Beach on 14 August 1924, having covered 2,810 miles in 44:10 flying time. Broke an aileron control rod in flight over Manitoba on 4 September 1926. Crew made successful forced landing, and fabricated new rod from birch pole. Continued survey mission. Broke up after exiting cloud in steep dive, apparently had entered IFR conditions inadvertently.

1923-06-24 First Flight First flight, in Canada. 2019-08-20
1923-07-12 Taken on Strength 2022-02-07
1927-10-18 Struck off Strength 2022-02-07

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