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N37619 (Photo: Randy Komko)

Photo: courtesy Randy Komko


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 599
Manufacturing Date: 1947-03-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)

Lycoming GO-480 Daubenspeck conversion

Remarks: Extended wings, extended spray rails, droop tips.
Mode S Codes 51046262 / A44CB2
Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-03-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-03-?? Test flight.
1947-03-28 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 599 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769 ...
[Signed W. I. Stieglitz, Design Engineer, Commercial Req'ts].
1947-04-03 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Owner's name: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F, s/n 23394, Prop 3287, Blades 55810-2 - 55805-2.
1947-04-03 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-04-03 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: A. P. Young (Produce); Box 86, Harrah, Washington.
Seller: Rankin Aviation Industries, J. R. Lund, Northwest Manager.
1947-04-08 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee distributor Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1947-04-21 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Name: A. P. Young (Produce); Box 86, Harrah, Washington.
1947-07-05 Rimrock Lake, Yakima County, Washington.  Aircraft sank after a wing float was lost during landing.

3 Swim to Safety As Plane Sinks in Lake

   YAKIMA, July 5. - (AP) - A single-engine amphibious plane sank in 100 feet of water in Rimrock Lake today after its three passengers swam ashore.
   The passengers, Alva P. Young, Jack Labees and Garrett Schilperoot, all of Harrah, said the plane lost a pontoon when it landed.

[The Seattle Times, Sunday, July 6, 1947]

1947-10-07 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-500 Part A, issued to:
A. P. Young (Produce); Box 86, Harrah, Washington.
1951-01-15 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 9. Sunk in lake.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

N37619 1980-??-?? Rebuilt by Randy Komko.  Had spent 15 years under water after an accident.
1980-02-17 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2 (NC6370K):
Purchaser: George Bagwell; 2606 C. St., Anchorage, Alaska 99903.
Seller: Randy M. Komko.
1980-02-17 Aircraft Bill of Sale, FAA AC Form 8050-2 (NC6370K):
Purchaser: George Bagwell; 2606 C. St., Anchorage, Alaska 99903.
Address corrected to: 4045 Lake Otis Pkwy # 102, Anchorage, Alaska 99904.
Seller: Alvie Young, owner.
Conveyance recorded 1987-03-19.
1980-02-28 Aircraft Registration Application, FAA AC Form 8050-1, (N6370K, handwritten "37619"):
Name of applicant: George E. Bagwell; 2606 "C" Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99503.
No C of R issued.
1980-08-08 Written statement:

To Whom It May Concern:

Regarding title clearance on Republic Sea-Bee airplane; I, D. R. Carrell, salvaged this plane from bottom of Rimrock Lake, Yakima County, November 1963, after Lloyds of London insurance company paid Alvie Young, original owner, and re-linquished ownership and salvage rights to this plane.  I do hereby convey all my rights of ownership to; Randy Komko, P.O. Box 341, Yelm, Washington, 98597.

Signed: D. R. Carrell.

1987-03-19 George E. Bagwell; 4045 Lake Otis Parkway 102, Anchorage, AK  99508.
????-??-?? Randy Komko; Transition AirCraft, Inc.; P.O. Box 285, McKenna, WA 98558.
(360) 458-7715
(253) 223-2334
2011-03-31 C of R expired.
2012-08-23 Deregistration of United States Civil Aircraft, Form AFS-750-17:
Cancelled from FAA Aircraft Registry.
Last Registered Owner: George E. Bagwell.
  Sources: RAC Seabee delivery list.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Randy Komko.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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