REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 298

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N6115K

NC6115K
USA
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 298
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM), S/N 23323
Remarks: Mode S code: 51772606 / A7F586
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6115K 1947-01-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-01-20 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty: 2201.0 lbs.
1947-01-?? Test flight.
1947-01-27 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corp... 298 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 Tentative...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1947-01-28 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C.
Purchaser: Bishop Flying Service, Michigan Central Airlines, Inc.; Bishop Airport, Flint, Michigan.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-01-28 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B8F, s/n 23323, Prop 1233, Blades 53807, 53846.
1947-01-28 Certificate of Airworthiness , Form ACA-309, issued.
1947-01-29 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Bishop Flying Service; Flint, Michigan.
1947-02-05 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-502:
Purchaser: Via Air; St. Clair Co. Airport, Port Huron, Michigan.
Seller: Bishop Flying Service, Michigan Central Airlines, Inc.; Bishop Airport, Flint, Michigan.  Signed D. T. Dort, President.
1947-03-14 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-502:
Purchaser: Dale F. Powers & Evelyn F. Powers; 1919 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan.
Seller: Via Air; St. Clair Co. Airport, Port Huron, Michigan.  Signed D. J. Kells and W. J. Bailey, Partners.
1947-03-25 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
Dale F. Powers & Evelyn F. Powers; 1919 Military Street, Port Huron, Michigan.
1948-01-15 Repair and Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
Installed steerable tail wheel as per Republic Service Bulletin number 17.
Agency: Richard A. White, A&E 159226.
1948-01-15 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Designee: Richard A. White, 3280.
Accepted by CAA Inspector on 1948-01-21.
1948-05-09 Near Baker Airport, Port Huron, Michigan:

ON THE EASTERN SIDE of the state, Pilot Dale Powers, 41, of Port Huron, crashed to his death in a rainstorm near Baker airport.  His passenger, Ann Oswald, was slightly injured.
[The News-Palladium, Benton Harbor, Mich., Monday, May 10, 1948, courtesy of Matt Miller].

1949-05-26 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Canceled for reason checked below:
[x] 4. Accident.  Washout 5/9/'48 per list 7/2/'48 Master File.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aireraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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