The Bellanca CH-300 Pacemaker
was well known as a reliable aircraft that could fly to remote
northern regions. It had good lift capacity, and the ability to
fly great distances without refuelling. This was a major
advantage to early bush pilots that had to fly into the
wilderness where few support airfields were available.
The Bellanca had a closed cabin, which was necessary for
those facing the harsh conditions of the high north. The air
vent pipe would pass by the exhaust pipe from the engine in
winter conditions to provide heat in the cabin.
Adding to the versatility of the Pacemaker was its ability to
be fitted with pontoons and skis,
allowing the plane to land on remote northern lakes.