2e1fe4a9fecaThe Fairchild FC-2 was a pioneer "bush plane", quite advanced for its time, featuring an enclosed, heated cabin, folding wings and adaptable to wheels, floats or skis. Canadian Vickers of Montreal built twelve of these aircraft under license from the Fairchild Aviation Corporation out of the USA.

Piloted by the famous Quebec aviator Romeo Vachon, the FC-2 was also involved in some of the first airmail deliveries and was used extensively as a photo survey aircraft.

Now fully restored and on display, the MAM’s FC-2 carries the registration G-CAIH, originally owned by Fairchild Aircraft Ltd. of Montreal and operated out of Grand-Mère, Quebec.