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About Us

Golden Era Aviation is an aircraft charter, freight, aerial work, and warbird experience flight service provider based at Regina International Airport. We also operate regularly from Saskatoon International Airport. These strategic locations allow us to serve Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and the USA effectively.

Our founder and Operations Manager, Mike, brings over 25 years of industry experience, with our senior team members collectively boasting nearly 100 years of aviation expertise. We understand the value of time and the need for prompt, reliable transportation. That’s why we created Golden Era Aviation—to offer stress-free, timely air travel and freight services.

Private charter and freight services reduce the stress, hassle, and waiting time associated with traditional air travel. Arrive at our facility, park for free, enjoy complimentary drinks and snacks in our passenger lounge, and then board our meticulously chosen Beech 18 aircraft. This aircraft accommodates various services, from small airstrip operations to comfortable passenger transport reminiscent of the golden age of air travel in the 1950s and 60s.

At Golden Era Aviation, we aim to recreate that special air travel experience while maintaining modern standards and reliability. Trusting us with your air transport needs is not just another flight—it’s an experience like no other.


Founder & Operations Manager

Mike is the founder and operations manager of Golden Era Aviation. With around 10,000 hours of flying experience, he has spent over 25 years in aviation, including roles as a flight instructor, examiner, agricultural spray pilot, and aircraft engineer. Mike’s enthusiasm for aviation extends beyond work; he enjoys flying for pleasure and has participated in various international expedition tours. His vast experience and dedication ensure that your charter or freight is in capable hands.


Chief Pilot

Meet our Chief Pilot, Mark. With over 12,500 flight hours, Mark brings extensive experience in commercial aviation. He has served as a flight instructor and chief pilot for other operators and is a seasoned corporate jet captain. Mark’s passion for aviation is evident, both in his professional work and in his recreational flying, performing aerobatics in his stunt plane. He is a tremendous asset to Golden Era Aviation, and we are fortunate to have him on our team.


Aircraft Maintenance Engineer

Cindy is our Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, PRM, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Manager, and Flight Follower. A licensed aircraft maintenance engineer and glider pilot, Cindy’s diverse skills include aviation art, seamstressing, and baking. She ensures the safe handling and transport of dangerous goods and monitors flight progress as part of our safety system. Cindy’s extensive expertise and organizational skills are invaluable to Golden Era Aviation.

An Experience To Remember

Story of Our Acquisition

This C-FSRE was purchased in October of 2021. After sitting among trees for 16 years, we spent four weekends restoring it to be ready for flight.

Once back to being airworthy, C-FSRE was flown from Selkirk, Manitoba to Codette Lake in Nipawin Saskatchewan and then towed on beaching wheels some 6 miles to Nipawin Airport. This is where the aircraft was converted from its floats to wheels and all of the corrosion was removed. The propellers were sent away for overhaul and some engine repairs completed – a 7 month long project. Near the end of August 2022, the C-FSRE was flown to Saskatoon Airport where restoration began.

History of

This C-FSRE was purchased in October of 2021. After sitting among trees for 16 years, we spent four weekends restoring it to be ready for flight. We plan to be fully operational by mid December of 2022!

Here is her full history:

  • 18 Dec 1951 – A-661 / CA-61 3N RCAF 1486 delivered to Training Command Stn Winnipeg with Wasp R985-AN-14B engines serial #211737 & #51442.
  • 15 Oct 1954 – To Serviceable Reserve, Lincoln Park, Calgary.
  • 11 June 1957 – Inactive Reserve Lincoln Park.
  • 15 Jan 1964 – Inactive Reserve Saskatoon.
  • 28 Oct 1964 – 1005 TSD Saskatoon preparation for civil sale.
  • 12 Oct 1965 – Crown Assets Disposal Corporation (CADC) sold to Ray’s Flying Service Ltd, Saskatoon, Sask.
  • 17 Jun 1966 – Principal Aircraft Lsg, Edmonton, Alta reg’d as CF-SRE.
  • 12 Jun 1969 – Silver Pine Air Svcs Ltd, Pine Falls, Man reg’d.
  • 27 May 1977 – Northwestern Flying Service, Nestor Falls, Ont reg’d (photographed there on floats 6Aug76 reportedly already in service with Northwestern). Sale Reported 7Jun83.
  • 6 Apr 1987 – Ear Falls Airways Ltd, Ear Falls, Ont as C-FSRE
  • 23 Apr 1987 – Kabeelo Airways Ltd, Ear Falls.
  • 27 Apr 1999 – Excellent Adventures Outpost & Air Service Ltd, Ear Falls reg’d. The last Certificate of Registration to them was issued 7May15.

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