In 1937 George Ponsford, Director of the Ontario Provincial Air Service began replacing older planes with the Stinson Reliant described as a graceful-looking gull wing monoplane. The Reliants were purchased from many sources, including a custom built and luxuriously appointed model originally built for Hollywood super stars Clark Gable and Carole Lombard.
The Stinsons were radio-equipped and introduced two-way communications.
The first water bombing in history by Carl Crossley of the OPAS was made in a Stinson Reliant
|CF-OAX||1938||1945||fair wear - wrote off|
|CF-OAZ||1940||1943||damaged - wrote off|