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Canadian Light Aircraft Sales & Services Inc / CLASS
 
Club Aeronautique Delisle Incorporated / CADI
Bushcaddy International Inc

 

The company started as a flight training operation called Club Aeronautique Delisle Incorporated (CADI), based in Lac Saint-Jean, Quebec. It was founded by Jean Eude Potvin who designed the CADI R-80 and put it into production as a kit aircraft in 1994. He went on to design and build the R-120 and L-160.
 
Club Aeronautique Delisle Incorporated / CADI
1998:
3690, avenue Grande-Decharge
G0W 1LO Delisle
Qebec
Canada
 
Sean Gilmore and Marlene Gill started a flight training venture at Montréal/Saint-Lazare Aerodrome, operating a CADI R-80 aircraft. Impressed with the design they became distributors for Potvin, handling marketing outside of Quebec. In 1998 Potvin expressed a desire to retire and Gilmour and Gill bought CADI, including the rights to the R-80, R-120 and L-160 aircraft designs. They renamed the company Canadian Light Aircraft Sales and Service, commonly called CLASS. Between 1998 and 2001 Potvin still produced parts, as CLASS assumed production. Potvin retired in 2001.
 
To preserve the CADI name the aircraft line was called BushCaddy, a play on the abbreviation and the meaning of one who carries. To expand production the company moved to larger accommodation at nearby Les Cedres, Quebec. By 2005 they had five employees with Gilmore doing the design and engineering work and Gill handling the marketing and financial aspects. Gilmore designed the Bushcaddy L-162 Max and L-164.

 

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2009 Company owners Sean Gilmore and Marlene Gill

 

2009: 177-179 Joseph Carrier, Vaudreuil-Dorion, Qc., J7V 5V5, Canada
 
In about 2010 Gilmore and Gill retired and sold the company to Tony Watkin, an Australian who relocated it to Lachute, Quebec and renamed it after the aircraft line itself, Bushcaddy International Inc.
 
In November 2012 the company moved production to the Cornwall Regional Airport at Summerstown, Ontario and also accepted a contract with the airport to operate the UNICOM radio service.

 

 

 

 


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