Weaver Aircraft Company’s ‘WACO’ CF-AYS is an example of one of the smaller types of bush aircraft used in the 1930s, 40s, and 50s in western Canada. The aircraft under restoration operated out of Flin Flon and The Pas and was owned by Arrow Airways of Flin Flon. Arrow Airways was eventually purchased by James A. Richardson and Canadian Airways and eventually became a part of Canadian Pacific Airlines.
The landing gear has been mounted and some fairings were made. We attempted to paint the lower wings outside, using both a roller and a small sprayer with poor results. They will have to be redone. A Jacobs engine was restored and installed by the engine shop crew.