CF-JDO 1959 Memorial Exhibit

In 1959, they took off and were never seen again.

Until we found them.

Help us tell their extraordinary story.

Help us preserve the memory of F/O Raymond Gran DFC and Saskatchewan Conservation officer Harold Thompson. Help us tell the story of their downed Cessna 180 CF-JDO, which was recovered after 59 years in Peter Pond Lake.

The family located both souls and their aircraft in 2018, starting a year’s journey towards their recovery. The Museum was proudly able to provide assistance in the recovery of the aircraft in 2019.


Campaign Goal $223,000

  • $105,473 47% 47%

Now we need you.

Construction build of the replica Cessna 180 CF-JDO float plane is once again underway. The pandemic of
the past 2 years having delayed this project, we are hopefully its now being behind us, and progress being
made continues.

The wings and stabilizers are complete, and much of the aircraft has been polished to its
gleaning aluminum shine once again.

Pontoons need work and the fuselage is being readied for painting.
There is still a great deal to the aircraft, even after painting that may take us into 2023. Interested in
viewing, our progress for yourself, make a pint of stopping by the museum for a tour and view the
restoration hangar.


We are a registered charitable organization and will be providing tax receipts for each donation over $20.

The Museum is happy to offer several options for making a donation:


Give By Credit Card

Help preserve our history for future generations.
(A tax-deductible donation receipt will be provided by CanadaHelps)

Give by Cheque

Give by PayPal

If you would like to donate via PayPal, please use the link below to visit our PayPal Giving Fund page. 

PayPal Giving Fund Canada does not charge charities or donors fees for their services. Full value of your donated funds (100%) flows through to the campaign and PayPal Giving Fund will provide you with a tax-deductible donation receipt. 

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Major sponsors and donors!



In Memory of Peter Rens


Saskatchewan Association of Conservation Officers

Linda & Don Kapusta
in Memory of
Marcella Gran

Harold & Marjie Fast

Redhead Equipment


Martin, Tammy, Connor, Megan, and Alyssa Gran

Jamie Wallace

Gary Redhead


Jackson Air, Technica Mining, Jack Klassen, Trudy Cuthbertson, Cameron Cuthbertson, Lorraine & Graham Wisser, Linda Doetzel, Penny MacGillivery, Noreen Smith, Heather Faulkner, Lorne Henning, Tina McCombie, Cory Thompson, Linda Pruden, Sandy Gallaher, Caitlyn Wilkinson, Blair  & Wendy Hoffman, Diane Rudan, Gwen Burton

Thank you to our Under $1,000 Sponsors

Brad Hewlett & Jan Rasmussen, Jim Hamel, Trudy Cuthbertson, Bryan Morrison, Rob McCombie, Laurie Jewell, Keith Pladsen, Dave McElroy

Thompson Family Group (Greg & Yvonne Linnen, Denise Dochstader, Don Ives, Laurie Stefurak, Laurie Jewell)

Help us tell their extraordinary story.

Saskatchewan Aviation Museum and Learning Center