THURSTON TSC-1A/1 TEAL # 15

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N897TB Photo: Tom Beck

 N897TB
Florida, USA
12 January 2005
Photo: Tom Beck / Ian Callier 

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine, USA
Model: TSC-1A/1 Teal
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 15
Manufacturing Date: 1971-??-??
Engine:

Avco Lycoming O-320-A3B 150 hp @ 2700 RPM

Remarks: Converted from Model TSC-1A to Model TSC-1A1 with the installation of wing fuel tanks.  Wingspan extended by 4 ft, tailplane span extended 2 ft.
Mode S Code: 53060400.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2015T 1971-??-?? Manufacturing date.  Reserved registration number at factory.
1971-??-?? FAA C of A issued.
1971-??-?? First flight from Sanford Airport; Sanford, Maine.
1971-??-?? US owner?
1971-09-30 Letter from Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine to FAA;

We have recently gained approval for type certificate for Model No. TSC-1A1 aircraft, and since then have altered three aircraft from a Model TSC-1A to a TSC-1A1.  These aircraft have previously been registered and issued airworthiness certificates as Model TSC-1A.

These aircraft are: Ser. No. 6, Reg. N2006T, registered to Mr. Nick Olchowski, 1325 Magnolia Drive, Munster, Indiana 46321; Ser. No. 14, Reg. N11AD, registered to Mr. James A. D. Geier, Aero Marine Inc., 4700 Airport Road, Lunken Airport, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226; and Ser. No. 19, Reg. 2019T, registered to Mr. Harvey Holz, 1020 West Crescent Ave., Park Ridge, Illinois.

Would you please note and record that these aircraft have been altered to Model TSC-1A1 from TSC-1A.

Signed by Francis M. Goodness; DMIR 1253.

1971-10-26 Change of Aircraft Serial Number/Model, FAA AC Form 8050-80:

To: Francis M. Goodness; Thurston Aircraft Corporation.

We received your notice of change in the model and/or the serial number of your aircraft.  We are unable to change these records on the notice of the owner, since they are determined from information received from the manufacturer or from an approved application for airworthiness certificate.

Our records indicate the following:
[ ] Make and model TSC-1A
[ ] Serial number 6, 15 and 19

You should apply to an FAA Inspector for an airworthiness certificate showing the change.  When we receive the approved FAA Form 8130-6, Application for Airworthiness Certificate, we can change our records and issue you a revised certificate of registration.

Lester G. Robinson; Chief, Aircraft Registration Branch, AC-250.

1975-??-?? Cancelled from US CAR.
C-GDQD 1975-12-31 Registered on Canadian CAR to:
Roy T. Williams; Walkerton, Ontario, Canada.  Aircraft TOT 97.5 hrs.
1984-12-07 Sale reported to Canadian CAR.
1985-01-10 Leon Gratton; Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.
1990-08-15 Sale reported to Canadian CAR.
1990-08-20 798792 Ontario Ltd.; Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada.
1992-01-10 Sale reported to Canadian CAR.
1992-01-10 Oxford Air Services; Thomas H. Martindale, Springfield, Ontario, Canada.
1992-05-01 Installation of extended wings, extended tailplane and ferry tanks completed. Wing span extended 4 ft and tailplane extended 2 ft.  Modifications signed off by Allen Woytaz (AME No MO38505), under Canadian DOT Approval No; 0-LSA-92-072.
1992-05-14 Ferry flight from Canada to England started.  Ferry pilot was well known flying boat legend Keith Sissons.  The route flown was;  Brantford - Peterborough (1.3 hrs), Peterborough - Baie-Comeau ( 5.6 hrs), Baie-Comeau - Goose Bay (4.1 hrs), Goose Bay - Narsarsuak (7.9 hrs), Narsarsuak - Reykjavik (10.25 hrs), Reykjavik - Hornafjordur  (3.1 hrs), Hornafjordur - Glasgow (9.4 hrs), Glasgow - Crosland Moor, Huddersfield (2.8 hrs).  The Keith Sissons arrived at Huddersfield on 26 May 1992, after at total flight time of 44.45 hrs.
1992-11-23 Sale reported to Canadian CAR.
1992-12-07 Cancelled from Canadian Civil Aircraft Register.  
G-TEAL 1992-12-08 C of R issue date.  Registered on the UK CAR to: Kenneth Heeley; Meltham, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. Based at Crosland Moor Airfield (EGND).
1993-01-?? Damaged by wind storm when flipped over on its back at parking.  UK registration marks were never applied.   Wreckage stored at Crosland Moor Airfield (EGND), West Yorkshire, UK.
2001-12-16 Rodney Heaton; Oxenhope, Keighley, Yorkshire, England. 
2002-05-24 Cancelled from UK Register.
(N897TB) 2002-09-07 Tom Beck; Green Ridges, Brook Street, Cuckfield, Sussex, England RH17 5JJ. 
Tel: 01444-456866.
2002-09-?? Under restoration in Sussex since September 2002.

Aircraft will be shipped to Florida, March 2003.  Will be registered on US CAR for; Tom Beck; 117 Eagles Nest Drive, Crescent City, Florida 32112, USA.

2003-03-13 Shipped from England, destined for Florida, USA.
N897TB 2005-01-12 Floridair Inc. (Tom Beck); 117 Eagles Nest Lane, Crescent City, FL 32112-4501, USA.
2005-01-12 C of A issued.
  2005-07-18 Air Worthiness Test.
  Sources: G-INFO.
FAA Aircraft Registry File.
Mark D. Anstey.
Keith V. Tayles.
Tom Beck.
Ian Callier.

Tom Beck and Teal N897TB.

It was all worth it in the end!
Tom Beck having a rest at Flagler Airport, Florida.

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Crosland Moor Airfield (EGND), Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
18 July 1992
Photo: Please tell me! 

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Crosland Moor Airfield (EGND), Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England
18 July 1992
Photo: Please tell me! 

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