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CF-ECR, VP-GAP, N174G (Photo wanted!)

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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 59
Manufacturing Date: 1946-09-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes 50224237 / A1289F (N174G)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
CF-ECR 1946-09-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-09-?? Test flight.
1946-09-26 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Curtiss-Reid Flying Service, Ltd.; Montreal, Canada.
1946-09-28 C of R issued to:
Curtiss-Reid Flying Service, Ltd.; Montreal.
????-??-?? C of R issued to:
A. K. Tateishi;
1948-07-08 Toronto, Ontario; A/c took off, reached approximately 200' then started to lose altitude.  In order to avoid localizer house and bush in line of take off, pilot A. Tateishi (Operator: A. K. Tateishi) turned left and landed in open field.  Damage: Minor.  Injuries: Nil.  [File: 5008-E3-18 / 5802-16312].
1954-07-23 Cancelled from Canadian CAR, on export to British Guiana.
VP-GAP 1954-08-20 C of R No. 17 issued to John Anthony Rix; Subryanville, British Guiana.
1956-09-10 C of R No. 31 issued to Joseph Randolph Vieira, Raphael Dominique Mekdeci, Alfred Michael Mekdeci & John Anthony Rix; East Bank, Demerara, British Guiana.
  "50 Years of Flying in British Guiana" by H.S. Burrowes (published in 1963).
In it he states:

"In 1954 John Rix flew down from Canada a Republic R.C.3 Sea Bee. This plane
was acquired in 1956 by Joseph Vieira and the Mekdeci brothers, partly
overhauled and flown for a few months. It is now being reconditioned by Anthony
1964-??-?? Exported to Florida, USA.
1964-02-21 Letter from Directorate of Civil Aviation; Georgetown, British Guiana to Mr. A. P. Clavier; 44, Fifth Avenue, Subryanville, East Coast Demerara:

   "With reference to your Certificate of Registration, Number 31, for VP-GAP, I have to inform you that aircraft VP-GAP has been written off the list of the British Guiana register of aircraft.

   2. The Certificate of Registration has been retained in this office."

Director of Civil Aviation (signed).

1964-01-02 Bill of Sale, Form FAA-500 (Part C):
Purchaser: George J. Heinley; Rt#2, Box 174, Clewiston, Florida.
Seller: Anthony Patterson Clavier, sole owner.
1964-01-07 Certificate of Acknowledgment of Execution of an Instrument, issued by Alison Palmer, Vice Consul, of the United States of America at Georgetown, British Guiana for Anthony Patterson Clavier.
1964-01-20 Application for Registration, Form FAA-500 (Part B):
Registration No: N174G.
Applicant: George J. Heinley; Rt#2, Box 174, Clewiston, Florida.
N174G 1964-??-?? Certificate of Registration, Form FAA-500 (Part C?) issued to:
George J. Heinley; Rt#2, Box 174, Clewiston, Florida.
1976-05-20 Aircraft Bill of Sale, AC Form 8050-2:
Purchaser: Ivy Fulton J.; 288 Seaview Drive, Keys Biscayne, Florida 33149.
Seller: George J. Heinley.
1977-12-23 Application for Aircraft Registration, AC Form 8050-1:
Applicant; Ivy, Fulton J.; 189 Atlantic Boulevard, Apt. C, RR#2, Key Largo, FL 33037.
1978-02-16 C of R issued to:
Fulton J. Ivy; 189 Atlantic Boulevard, Apt. C, RR#2, Key Largo, FL 33037.
No C of A in FAA Files.
1982-07-26 Triennial Aircraft Registration Report, AC Form 8050-73-1:
Address Change: 188 Atlantic Boulevard, Apt. A, Key Largo, FL 33037.
2013-07-02 Notice: Expiration of Aircraft Registration, Form AFS-750-REREG-16.  
Expiration date: 2013-12-31.
No reply from owner.
2013-11-04 Finael Notice: Expiration of Aircraft Registration, Form AFS-750-REREG-18.  
Expiration date: 2013-12-31.
No reply from owner.
2014-02-03 Aircraft Registration EXPIRED - N-number Pending Cancellation, Form AFS-750-REREG-17.
Expired on date: 2013-12-31.
No reply from owner.
2014-12-17 Deregistration of United States Civil Aircraft, Form AFS-750-17:
The above registration is to be cancelled for the reason checked below:
[x] Expired.

Cancelled from FAA Registry.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
Air Britain.
Malcolm Fillmore.
Terry Judge.
Keith Share.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.

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