REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 920

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N6643K, YV-T-ETQ Photo Wanted!

NC6643K, YV-T-ETQ
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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: 920
Manufacturing Date: 1947-06-03
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S Codes: 52142740 / A8C5E0 (N6643K)
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6643K
N6643K
1947-06-03 Manufacturing Date.
1947-06-?? Test flight.
1947-06-03 Weight and Balance Data: Weight Empty: 2214.0 lbs.
1947-06-04 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 920 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].
1948-06-25 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F
Accepted 1948-06-25 by CAA Inspector Edwin W. Schwoebli.
1948-06-29 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: George S. Frierson; 623 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1948-07-02 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Applicant: George S. Frierson; 623 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
1948-07-27 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
George S. Frierson; 623 Royal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112.
1948-09-18 George Stainback Frierson dies (born 1874-12-18).  Heirs were wife Minnie Agatha Wright Frierson and sons George Stainback Frierson Jr. and James Wright Frierson.
1949-05-07 Repair and Alteration Form, Form ACA-337:
Agency: Pan Air Corporation; New Orleans Airport, New Orleans.
Empty Weight: 2220.

1. Removed Halicrafter radio Model CA4.
2. Installed GE Radio and loop Model AS1B.
3. G.E. Radio Installed in Original Rack.
Weight and Balance on reverse.
Loop Fastened to Top Skin of Cabin with 3 AN526-8-1032 Screws with AN365-8 Nuts.
Wiring For Loop Furnished with Radio.

1949-05-07 Charles L. Jones A&E 438096 (signed)
1949-07-05 Henry H. Vodegel, Designee #4450 (signed)
1949-07-11 Henry Rutherford, CAA Inspector (signed).

1949-07-05 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1949-07-05 Charles L. Jones, Agent (signed)
1949-07-05 Henry H. Vodegel, Designee #4450 (signed)
1949-07-11 Henry Rutherford, CAA Inspector (signed).
1949-11-10 Letter from St. Clair Adams And Son, Attorneys And Counselors at Law; New Orleans to Civil Aeronautics Administration, Certification and Recordation Section; Washington D.C. regarding Republic Seabee Amphibian Aircraft Reg. No. N-6643-K - Serial No. 920:

   We are enclosing herewith Application for Registry, Bill of Sale and Registration Certificate on the captioned Aircraft.

   This piece of equipment formed a part of the Estate of George S. Frierson, deceased, whose succession has been opened and closed by a judgment of possession placing the heirs, consisting of two major children and a widow, Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson, applicant on the enclosed, in possession of the effects of the deceased.

   For this reason, there has been no sale of the aircraft but simply an acceptance of the succession.

   There is also enclosed a certified copy of the judgment placing Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson as naked owner of one-half and as usufructuary of the other one-half in possession of all the effects of George S. Frierson.

   We are enclosing herewith our check in the amount of $5.00 payable to the order of the Treasurer of the United States.

   We ask that you do whatever is necessary in order to effect the transfer of this aircraft in the name of Mr. Minnie Wright Frierson.

Very truly yours,
ST. CLAIR ADAMS AND SON

1949-11-22 Memorandum from Chief, Aircraft Records Branch to General Counsel's Office, requesting review of legality of transfer of ownership of Seabee to Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson.  Reference was made to Judgment of Possession, Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, dated December 10, 1948, where Mrs. Wright Frierson and two sons were given one-half each of possession left by George S. Frierson.

...The attachments are forwarded to you for a ruling as to whether the aircraft may be registered in the name of Minnie Wright Frierson...

1949-12-07 Note from General Counsel's Office, James M. Dikeman, Chief, General Opinions Division to Chief, Aircraft Records Branch:

...as it does not appear that the right of usufruct constitutes ownership in the State of Louisiana, the application for registration should include the names of the heirs of George S. Frierson, who, according to the judgment, are George S. Frierson, Jr., and James Wright Frierson.

1949-12-12 Letter from CAA, Chief, Aircraft Division to St. Clair Adams And Son:

Reference is made to your letter of November 1o, with which you forwarded an application for registration of Republic RC3 aircraft, serial number 920, registration number 6643K, in the name of Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson, together with a certified copy of a judgment of possession.

The judgment of possession issued by the Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, Division "D", recognizes Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson as owner of one half of the community property, including the aircraft, and an usufructuary of the other one half.  Title V of the Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, as amended, provides for the registration of aircraft in the name of the owner, and as it does not appear that the right of usufruct constitutes ownership in the State of Louisiana, the application for registration should include the names of the heirs of George S. Frierson, who, according to the judgment, are George S. Frierson, Jr., and James Wright Frierson.

The application for registration in the name of Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson is, therefore, returned.

Very truly yours
George W. Haldaman
Chief, Aircraft Division

1951-05-14 Application for Airworthiness Certificate and/or Annual Inspection of an Aircraft, Form ACA-305:
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1951-05-14 Charles L. Jones, Agent (signed)
1951-05-21 Clifford A. Salaun, Designee #4369 (signed)
1951-06-04 Charlie H. Carner (?), CAA Inspector (signed).
1951-05-23 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C, N-6643K (YV-T-ETQ):
Purchaser: Mr. Oscar Machado Zuluaga; Marron A Pelota No. 8, Caracas, Venezuela, South America.
Seller: Minnie W. Frierson widow of George S. Frierson and administratrix of his estate.
1951-05-29 Letter from Powers & George, Aircraft Brokers, 475 Fifth Avenue, New York 17, N.Y. to Civil Aeronautics Administration, Aircraft & Components Service, Certification & Recordation Section, A-300; Washington 25, D.C.:

   We are enclosing herewith a bill of sale signed by Minnie Wright Frierson, the widow of George S. Frierson and the Administratrix of her deceased husband's estate, transferring title in a Seabee airplane which is registered with you as N6643K to our client, Mr. Oscar Machado Zuluaga, of Caracas, Venezuela.

   Mr. Zuluaga has furnished us with Venezuelan Import License #574, and our State Department has furnished us with Export License #A-4090.  Venezuelan registry letters YV-T-ETQ have been placed on this airplane by the authority of the Venezuelan Government, and the United States registry, N6643K, has been removed from the ship.

   The airplane will leave on its ferry trip to Venezuela later this week, and it is our desire to cancel United States registry of this aircraft.

   We have on file a copy of the Judgment of Possession proceedings of the Civil District Court For The Parish of Orleans, State of Louisiana, appointing Mrs. Minnie Wright Frierson as Administratrix of the Estate of George S. Frierson, and under the powers granted she has signed the enclosed bill of sale.  Should you require these papers, please advise us.

Yours very truly.
POWERS & GEORGE
W. Hayward Powers, Jr. (signed).

1951-06-06 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 5. Exported. Venezuela.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register on export to Venezuela.

YV-T-ETQ 1951-??-?? Registered on Venezuela CAR.

Oscar Machado Zuluaga; Marron A Pelota No. 8, Caracas, Venezuela.

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

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