Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Located at Vancouver South Terminal

Later Company Name changed to Western Air Motive Charter and Maintenance Co.

Company started by John Francis "Jack" McMahon ca 1952

Jack McMahon

Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.
Authorized Agent for Cessna Aircraft, built in Wichita Kansas and later the Mooney Aircraft, built in Kerrville Texas

Jack's children, Louise and Denny,in front of Jack's white convertible, all in front of his business Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

Another view of Vancouver Aircraft Sales Ltd.

In the 1950's Jack McMahon made trips to Wichita Kansas, where the Cessna factory was located. He sold Cessna until the late 1950's until he also became interested in the Mooney Aircraft, made in Kerrville Texas.

He sold Western Air Motive Charter in 1963

Info and pictures from Jack's son, Denis “Denny” J. McMahon

1956 This Company reported a total volume of 40 aircraft, worth $400,000.00

Main competitor was Pacific Wings Ltd. started by Ed and Rose Zalesky in 1953, who were the Piper Aircraft Agent in BC, their volume in 1956 was 30 sales for a total of $300,000.00. Pacific Wings Ltd, was changed to Staron Flight Ltd. by 1964

More McMahon info on Transwest Helicopter Page


  • Last modified: 2020/03/07 14:47
  • by agent76