cf-enhThis all-Canadian aircraft was designed and built by J.O. Noury of Stoney Creek, Ontario in 1939 as a utility and training aircraft.

After building three examples, sales were unfortunately not forthcoming and with the outbreak of WWII, Noury ended up selling his design to the Fleet Aircraft Company in Fort Erie. Production on the Fleet Model 80 Canuck lasted until 1947 with 225 being built.  Noury went on to become an important designer at Noorduyn Aircraft Ltd of Montreal, Quebec, the company that designed and built the famous Norseman bush plane.

The original aircraft in these markings was piloted by Hubert M. Pasmore, father of our founder; Godfrey Pasmore.

 

Fleet Canuck