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c/n 575

N860BL high and dry, at Renton, Washington.
Photo: Stephen Wilcox © 2001
N860BL on a visit to Sullivan Bay, British Columbia.
Photos: John Racey © date unknown - Aird Archives
53-2788 sporting day-glo.
Photo: Nick Williams © date unknown - Wayne Mutza Collection

c/n 575

53-2788 • N1436Z

N860BL

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53-2788 US Army #1331. L-20 N0:332. Delivered 19-Nov-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

53-2788 New Jersey ANG.

53-2788 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 02-Mar-1972 until 04-Feb-1976. Inventory code HS125. Declared excess on 04-Oct-1974.

Note: Purchased by Central Air Service at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for US$25,000. Total time 5,998.9 hrs. engine 9,205.9 hrs. Sold “as providing no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Comment at sale included: Solid struts and good condition.

N1436Z Central Air Service, Lewistown, MT. Regd 04-Feb-1976.

N860BL Bruce J. Leven, Redmond, WA. Regd 14-Sep-1987. Later Auburn, WA.

Note: Reported as having been with Lake Union. Currently no other corroborating evidence.

Airworthiness date 05-May-1988.

N860BL Bruce J. Leven, Renton, Washington. Revised location 1988.

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