Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository
By David D Jackson

Focusing on Existing Grumman S2F / S-2 Tracker, TF-1 / C-1A Trader and WF-2 / E-1B Tracer Airframes

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 S2F / CS2F / CP-121 Trackers currently registered in Canada
Listed in numerical order by  RCN Number followed by US Navy Bureau Numbered Aircraft and then unknown
Please note that several of the Conair owned aircraft, while registered, are either in storage or being used for spare parts. 

October 2012:  I have been informed by Robert Stitt that Conair has taken its Firecats out of service.  Below are results of what I have obtained as far as current status.

Old Props

RCN # /BuNo Reg. No. Registered to Registered as Links for the aircraft and other information
1520 C-GWUP Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-GWUP 4-19-2012  

Tanker 68,  Conair Serial number 012.
Airliners DHC-19-1986

1525

 

C-FOPY Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-FOPY 7-9-2011 

Tanker 69  Conair Serial number 019.  This was still flying in August of 2009.
Airliners DHC-24 All
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006

1535 C-FOPV Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-FOPV 7-9-2011  

Tanker 66  Conair Serial number 006.  This aircraft, although still registered is in storage or being used for spare parts.
Not flyable.
Airliners DHC-34-All
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
Plane Pictures -2004

1538 C-GWHK Conair Group Inc
(Formerly Province of Saskatchewan)
Conair Firecat Was registered to Province of Saskatchewan.  Now registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012) and out of service.  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-GWHK 7-2-2011 
Tanker 2  Conair Serial number 016.  In 2005 this aircraft was still operating.  In 2009 the engines were off and it was setting back on its tail.
Airliners DHC-37-All
1539 C-FOPU Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  However, it is now at the Canadian Museum of Flight in Langley, BC. 
Canadian Museum of Flight

Make sure to check out the arrival video on the museum website.
Flickr C-FOPU 10-7-2012 

Tanker 64  Conair Serial number 07
Air Britain DH-38- 1998
1540 C-GWUO Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC, still derelict.
Airport Data C-GWUO - 7-3-2012

Tanker 63  Conair Serial number 003 RCN 1540 CAF12140  Note the barrel, probably filled water, as ballast, to replace the removed engines.  It appears that the nose wheel is still off the ground.
Airliners DHC-39 All
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006

1552 C-GEHR Province of Saskatchewan C2SF-2 Tanker 3
No known photos.
1554 C-GEQC Province of Saskatchewan C2SF-2 Tanker 4
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1591 C-GABC Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-GABC 9-27-2012

Tanker 67  Conair Serial number 011 No known photos-2007

1593 C-GEQE Province of Saskatchewan C2SF-2 Tanker 6
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1598 C-GEHP Province of Saskatchewan C2SF-2 Tanker 1
Airliners 2010
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1599 C-GEQD Province of Saskatchewan C2SF-2 Tanker 5
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
Warbird Registry DH-98-1995
133283 C-FJOH Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-FJOH 7-9-2011

Words and Wings

Tanker 76  Conair Serial number 034.  Grumman serial number 254
Flyable.
Airliners -All
Plane Pictures - 2004

136451 C-FEFK Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-FEFK 7-9-2011 

Tanker 74  Conair Serial number 014  Grumman Serial number 360. S2F to US-2B.  History of  N3231H, F-GDSY, F-ZBEH, C-FEFK
Flyable.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
Airliners 136451 2000

Plane Pictures - 2004

136465 C-GHDY Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Airport Date C-GHDY 7-3-2012

Tanker 73  Conair Serial number 029 Grumman Serial number 374. S2F to US-2B.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006

136600 C-GHPJ Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012). Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-GHPJ 7-9-2011 

Tanker 71  Conair Serial number 022, Grumman Serial number 509,  US-2A
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
Airliners 1986
Jet Photos All
Airliners all 2000's

Plane Pictures 2004

136618 C-FEFX Conair Group Inc Conair Firecat Out of service but still registered on the Canadian Civil Air Register to Conair (10-2012).  Photo below shows it parked at Abbotsford, BC.
Flickr C-FEFX 7-9-2011

Tanker 75  Conair Serial number 031  Flying in 2006.
Flyable.
My Aviation - All
Airliners -All
Jet Photos 2004
Flying Fighters

 

Canada Museum or Outside Display S2F / CS2F / CP-121Trackers
Listed in numerical order by RCN Number followed by US Navy Bureau Numbered Aircraft and then unknown

RCN # /BuNo

Type Location Links for the aircraft and other information
1501 CS2F-1 Shearwater Aviation Museum, CFB Shearwater, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia The first deHavilland built Tracker built from parts from Grumman.  May have been disassembled and then reassembled by deHavalliland.
YouTube 1501 11-9-2009
Shearwater Aviation Museum

Planes and Choppers1501-2007
1507 CS2F-1 Base Borden Military Museum, Borden, Ontario Base Borden Military Museum
Base Borden Military Museum Aircraft Collection
Plane Spotting World 1507-2006
Flickr 1507
Aerial Visuals1507Various
1531 CS2F-1 Summerside Airport (Former CFB Summerside), Prince Edward Island This aicraft according to Wayne Griffith of the Heritage Aircraft Society is being repainted and should be complete and ready in the summer of 2011. 

This is also known as Slemon Park and the CP-121, along with CF-101and a CP-107 are the responsibility of the Heritage Aircraft Society.  Internet searches provide no photos of the Tracker or the Society.  Slemon Park is now a growing industrial park and its website provides is totally oriented towards bringing in new business to the location.  Thank you to William Rogerson for providing a photo of this aircraft from his private collection.
William Rogerson 1531-2002

Calburton.com 1531

1545 CS2F-1 RCAF Memorial Museum, CFB Trenton, Trenton, Ontario This aircraft is not yet on display but is nearing completion of its restoration.  Last registration was C-FUCS.  Below is a link to a photo of an unidentified Tracker at RCAF Trenton that may be the aircraft being restored.
Bill Maloney 1545-2009
Airliners Trenton - 2006

National Air Force Museum of Canada
Aerial Visuals 2004-page 4-5
1551 CS2F-2 Air Force Heritage Park, Winnipeg International Airport, Manitoba Airliners 1551-2006
1557 CS2F-2 Shearwater Aviation Museum, CFB Shearwater, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia This was the last Tracker flown by the Canadians. Shearwater Aviation Museum
Planes and Choppers1557-2007
1573 CS2F-2 Chilliwack Military Education Centre in Chilliwack, BC This was moved from Conair on January 6, 2010.  When moved it had no engines, propellers or nose wheel assembly as they had been previously been removed for use by Conair.  The Museum will be working on obtaining these parts as part of the The Tracker will be on display at the museum starting in the summer of 2010.
At one time registered as C-FKVG but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
See my Tracker Photo Page
Websites of Jerry Proc -Tracker Move
Chilliwack Military Education Centre
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1576 CS2F-2 Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum, Halifax International Airport, Nova Scotia Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
1577 CS2F-2 Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Mt. Hope, Ontario Last registration was C-FUDH.  Andrew Semon has provided information early in 2012 that this Tracker is no longer a static aircraft but being prepared for flying demonstrations.  It was a former training aircraft and looking it over at the 2011 CWH airshow it looks to be in excellent condition.  It still has the radome and MAD boom installed.
See my Tracker Photo Page.
William Maloney 1577-2009
My Aviation Net - All
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum

Airliners all
1587 CS2F-2 Canada Aviation Museum, Ottawa, Ontario Canada Aviation Museum
1588 CS2F-2 Comox Air Force Museum, CFB Comox, Lazo, Vancouver Island, British Columbia It was taken on by the RCN on June 1, 1960; and then struck off strength on March 26, 1990. In 982 it served with 880 MR Squadron and was later used as an instructional airframe before going to the Comox Museum.
Airliners 1588-2008

Comox Air Force Museum 
Airliners Comox-All
1600 CS2F-2 Toronto Aerospace Museum, Toronto, Ontario The last deHavilland built Tracker.  DHC99.  Last registration was C-FUDQ
See my Tracker Photo Page
William Maloney 1600-2009
Toronto Aerospace Museum

Aircraft Resource Group-Moses
Airliners -2006
Warbird Registry 2004
133190 US-2A Canadian Bush Plane Heritage Center, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
 
Former N423DF/77 CDF aircraft
See my Tracker Photo Page
Canadian Bush Plane Heritage Center

 

  Canada S2F / CS2F / CP-121 Trackers in Storage
Listed in numerical order by RCN Number
In 2009 five Tracker Air Frames were scrapped at Conair.  At this time we are unaware of which ones were destroyed.
  Conair Scrapping 
Scroll to the bottom of the page.

RCN No

Type Location Links for the aircraft and other information
1547 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKUQ but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1548 CS2F-1/3 British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

 

As of May 2012 this is no longer at this location.  Trade School Instruction Airframe.  Very good looking aircraft.
Air Britain Photo - 1998
1550 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKUR but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1555 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLQZ but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1559 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLRA but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1562 CS2F-2 Unknown Private Owner This is currently in the London, Ontario area.  Last registration was C-FUCUThis may be it located now in Dunnville, ONT undergoing restoration.
Warbird Resource
1563 CS2F-2 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVB but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1565 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLRB but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1566 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLRD but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.  In August of 2009 it was photographed without engines on its tail.
Airliners DHC-65-2009
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1568 CS2F-2 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVD but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1573 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVG but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1578 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVK but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1583 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVP but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1589 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVQ but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1590 CS2F-1 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVR but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
1597 CS2F-2 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLRH but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
? CS2F-2 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FLR(?).  Maybe O.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006
? CS2F-2 Conair @ Abbotsford, BC At one time registered as C-FKVS but is no longer showing on the Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  Spare parts for Canadian Air Tanker Fleet.
Ruud Leeuw Website-2006

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