Noorduyn Norseman

 The first bush plane of all-Canadian origin, Noorduyn Norseman was designed after consultations with bush pilots and built in Montréal by R.B.C. (Bob) Noorduyn. It was a rugged, single-engined craft, with the large cabin, loading door and high wing that were prime requirements for bush aircraft. It first flew November 1935, and over 900 were built in all, many seeing service in the Royal Canadian Air Force and 7 other air forces. Amphibious and capable of landing or taking off in tight spots, it became a standard workhorse of the Canadian North. In 1982, 41 were still registered in Canada; 4 are in museums.