In 1946, Found Brothers Aviation was established by Nathan K. (Bud) Found and his brother Micky, to design and build the FBA-1 bush aircraft, which first flew in 1949 as a proof of concept aircraft. This was followed by the FBA-2 in 1959 which went into production in 1964. The company had difficulty producing the hand-made aircraft in a profitable manner and production ceased in 1967, after only 27 examples had been produced. In 1994, N.K. (Bud) Found regained control to the rights of the aircraft. In 1996, these rights were then transferred to Found Aircraft Development. This company, and its wholly owned manufacturing subsidiary, Found Aircraft Canada, were established to develop and produce the FBA-2C1 Bush Hawk, which continues in a developed version.
Found Model FBA-2C
1966 Found Bros. Aviaiton aircraft, model FBA-2C.
Location: Pitt Meadows Airport, B.C., Canada
FBA-2C Cowishan Lake
Found FBA-2C (C-FSOT) parked on Cowichan Lake, Vancouver Island (Canada).
Photo taken 2002.
Found FBA-2C (C-FSOT) on the ramp at Pitt Meadows Airport, B.C.
Photo taken 2006.