Fairchild and Fokker F27The Fokker F27 is a turboprop airliner designed and built by the Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker. It was designed in the 1950s to be a replacement for the highly successful DC-3 by the Douglas Aircraft company. Fokker allied with Fairchild, a U.S. based aircraft manufacturer, to produce the F27 for the North American market. It has a high wing twin Rolls-Royce Dart engine layout with a pressurized cabin for 28 passengers. Some aircraft were used as passenger carriers, but others were easily converted to cargo and package configurations.
CF-GJON was exported to the US in 1977. Tracey Lamb reminisced that "Tim Hamm, Dad, Tommy and I took it from Winnipeg to Victoria BC to deliver to the guy brokering it to the US buyers. We left it parked in YYJ, and the guy flew us down to Boeing Field, Seattle in a push-pull to pick up the money. Tommy and I sat in the very back on our samsonites there and back to Vancouver."