REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 720

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NC6469K wanted!

NC6469K
Photo: WANTED!

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 720
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM) S/N 23698
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52077442 / A87F22
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6469K 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-21 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 720 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed M. E. Barzelay, Design Engineer]
1947-04-22 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F, s/n ?.
1947-04-22 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-04-22 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C (amount $10.00):
Purchaser: Wallace Air Service; Felts Field, P.O. Box 2203, Spokane, Washington.
Seller: Rankin Aviation Industries; J. R. Lund, Northwest Manager.
1947-04-29 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1947-06-25 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: Wallace Air Service, Inc.; Felts Field, P.O. Box 2203, Spokane, Washington.
1947-08-13 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
Wallace Air Service, Inc.; Felts Field, P.O. Box 2203, Spokane, Washington.
1947-08-13 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C (amount $10.00 / Chattel: $4783.75):
Purchaser: A. N. Hilsen DBA Hilsen Aero Service; Calkins Air Terminal, Spokane, Washington.
Seller: Wallace Air Service; K. R. Sand, Sect. Treas.
1947-08-13 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: A. N. Hilsen DBA Hilsen Aero Service; Calkins Air Terminal, Spokane, Washington.
1947-08-21 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
A. N. Hilsen DBA Hilsen Aero Service; Calkins Air Terminal, Spokane, WA 99201.
   
1948-07-28 Grand Forks, British Columbia, Canada.

2 DIE, 2 HURT IN PLANE CRASH

   Norman W. Porteous, a Seattle boat engineer, was injured, two companions were killed and a fourth man was hurt when a plan crashed yesterday afternoon soon after taking off from the Grand Forks, B. C., Airport.
  Arthur N. Hilsen, veteran Spokane commercial pilot, and Lester Farrish, a lumberman from Lincoln, Lincoln County, were killed, the Associated Press reported. J. R. McDonald of Inchelium, Ferry County, an employee of Farrish, was injured.
   Porteous, 29 years old, and McDonald were hospitalized at Grand Forks.  Porteous suffered fractures of both arms, jaw and ribs.  He was reported in improved conditions today.
   The three men were being flown by Hilsen to the Okanogan Valley in British Columbia on a fishing trip.  The plane had cleared customs at the Grand Forks airport and had traveled about a mile when it suddenly shot downward and struck a tree.
   Proteous, who is married and lives at 9008 17th Av. N. E., is associated with his father, Norman, in the firm Proteous & Co.
   Farrish, 41 years old, a Washington State College graduate, was general manager of the Lincoln Lumber Company and part owner of the Western Pine Manufacturing Company. 
[The Seattle Times, Thursday, July 29, 1948, courtesy of Matt Miller].

1948-09-03 Letter from Hilsen Aero Service to Civil Aeronautics Administration (CAA):

In view of the fact Republic "Seabee" NC 6469K, in which Mr. Arthur N. Hilsen was killed July 28, 1948 is beyond repair we are requesting a cancellation of the NC number.

Yours truly,
Greta M. Zapf (sign.)
Hilsen Aero Service.

1948-09-20 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 8. At owner's request.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

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

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