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N57576 arrival sequence - home for the day.
Photos: Neil Aird © 11 July 2015
N57576 with yet another cartoon character.
Photo: Jim Joyce © 14 August 2010
N57576 at Friday Harbor, Washington.
Photo: David Lednicer © 15 August 2009
N57576 now working for Kenmore.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 19 July 2006
Photo: Chris Sherlock © July 2006
Photo: Joe Walker © 22 September 2005
N57576 visits Kenmore.
Photo: Ian Wilson © 06 July 2003
N57576 enjoying the great outdoors.
Above photos : © Brent Bostwick
N57576 at Kenmore for work.
Photos: © Mark Merry
Photo: Rich Hulina © April 2000

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56-4430  N9281Z  C-GNPQ



56-4430 US Army # 1748. L-20 No. 749. Command A12. Delivered 28-Nov-1957. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

56-4430 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB.,  Arizona. 13-Jan-1972 to 11-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS071. Declared excess on 04-Oct-1974.

N9281Z Thomas L. Lipinski, Minneapolis, MN. Dates unknown.

Note: Purchased by Lipinski at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for US$20,000US. Total time 4,379.8 hours, engine 5,436.8 hours. Sold as “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Commented upon as in poor condition.*

N9281Z Possibly State Airlines, Charlotte, NC. Regd Circa 1976.

C-GNPQ Imported to Canada. Regd 1978.

C-GNPQ Leuenberger Air Service Ltd., Nakina, ON. Regd 11-May-1978, Deleted 18-Jul-2000 on export to USA.

N57576 J & B Products, Irvine, CA. Regd 21-Jul-2000. Canx 05-Jun-2006.

tt 12,786.5 18-Aug-2002

Note: J & B Products also noted as Houston, TX.

Airworthiness date: 21-Jul-2000.

N57576 Kenmore Air Express LLC.,  Kenmore, WA. Regd 08-Jun-2006. Canx 31-Jul-2009.

Note: For Sale at Kenmore. Aug-2007.

N57576 Astra Pacific Aviation LLC.,  Tacoma, WA. Regd 06-Oct-2009. Operated by Kenmore.



* Some additional archival information:

At time of Davis-Monthan auction on 29 January 1976.

Airframe hours tt 4,379.8

R.985 engine tt 5,436.8

Time since overhaul 301.8

Selling price was $22,000

Estimated original price $99,372