Bush flying is another section inside the Canada Aviation and Space Museum, and quite fitting given how for decades in Canada, bush and sea planes have been essential for getting into remote areas of this vast country. What we have below is a Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker. Its reliability and range made it a popular choice among bush pilots from the 1920s to the 1950s. This particular one was made in Delaware, used in Texas, Alaska, and California, and entered the Museum's collection in 1964. It is the only Pacemaker preserved in a museum today.
The Curtiss Seagull is something entirely different, a flying boat with roots going back to 1919 as a variant of a First World War trainer. Seagulls were used for commercial and private flight as a water based plane, and this particular one has a distinguished history, involved in surveying work of the Amazon in 1925-25.
A Ford 3-ton truck can be seen here in the foreground, built in 1925. Beyond it is another bush plane.
The plane in question is a Junkers W 34 f/fi. Hugo Junkers of Germany had made all metal aircraft for his country during the First World War, and turned to civilian aircraft afterwards. This was one of the models the company made for various countries, and this particular plane saw service in the Canadian north from 1932 onwards- for thirty years until being donated to the Museum in 1962. Quite a tough, reliable plane for a land that can be harsh.
I leave off for today with a wider view of some of the bush planes.