Fokker Super Universal currently flying
many Fokker Super Universals have survived from the 1930s. Only one of
these aircraft has survived and been restored to airworthy status. Rebuilt
by Clark Seaborn of Calgary, Canada, this aircraft is registered CF-AAM
(perhaps this stands for "Currently Flying Arctic Aviation Machine!") and
completed its first post-restoration flight on 24 July 1998. (Photo - Seaborn)
This photograph was taken by Chris
Rudge in Calgary late in September 1996 before CF-AAM had been restored
to airworthiness. The engine mounting ring of Byrd's Virginia was
cut off when the aircraft's engine was salvaged on Byrd's second expedition
but it was removed from the engine and dumped nearby. Note the interesting
bungee arrangement for the landing gear and the passenger windows - the
remains of which can be seen in Wenden's photographs.
Instrument panel of Seaborn's Fokker.
From left to right the instruments are; fuel pressure gauge, tachometer,
airspeed indicator with oil temperature gauge below it, turn and slip indicator
with rate of climb indicator below it, altimeter with oil pressure gauge
below it, amp meter, master switch and fuel cocks bottom right.