• 51-16545 USAF #1151. L-20A No: 152. Command AF-1. Delivered 19-Aug-1952.
• N4794C Civil Air Patrol Inc., Maxwell AFB., Montgomery, AL. Circa. Apr-1960.
• N4794C Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Circa 1970.
• N4794C Alaska Seaplane Services, Juneau, AK. 1970.
• N4794C Channel Flying Inc., Juneau, AK. Regd Dec1972. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990.
Accident: 15-Jul-1974 at Sitka, AK. Pilot aborted takeoff from lake when realised unable to clear trees on shore. Floats hit logs on shore edge. Substantial damage. Pilot uninjured. ANC75DAD01.
• N4794C Loken Aviation, Juneau, AK. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992. On USCAR at 01-Oct-1994.
• N4794C Inian Inc., Juneau, AK. Regd 14-Aug-1995. In Alaska Seaplanes colours. Canx 29-Apr-2011.
• N4794C Alaska Seaplane Service LLC., Juneau, AK. Regd 02-Aug-2011. Canx 13-Jan-2012.
Note: Inian, Loken & Channel Flying seem to be linked.
Note: Dec-2011 on US Dept of Interior, National Business Centre list hourly lease rate of $750.00.
• N4794C Kalinin Partners LLC., Juneau, AK. Regd 07-Mar-2012. Operating as Alaska Seaplanes.
Accident: Juneau International Airport, AK. 12-Jan-2015 The float equipped aircraft operated by Alaska Seaplanes as Flight ST94C experienced a landing gear collapse upon landing at Juneau International Airport (PAJN), in Juneau, Alaska. The floatplane sustained minor damage and the four occupants onboard were not injured during the incident.
51-16545 was made available on 30-Jul-1952 and accepted on 01-Aug-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, Ontario after which it was delivered to the Alaskan Air Command at Elmendorf, Anchorage, AK on 19-Aug-1952. Initially it was attached to the 39th Air Depot Wing until 01-Mar-1953 and then to the 5039th Air Transport Group until 13-Apr-1954. It was attached to the 5039th Air Base Wing between 13-Apr-1953 and 05-Jul-1953 and then the 5th Liaison Squadron until 26-Aug-1953. A few days at the 5025th Maintenance Squadron between 26-Aug & 29-Aug preceded another attachment to the 5th Liaison Squadron which lasted until 08-Dec-1953 and then back to the 5025th until 12-Jan-1954. There was a final stint at the 5th until 13-May-1954.
The aircraft now stayed in Alaska but moved to Ladd AFB at Fairbanks where it was attached to the 5064th Cold Weather Material Testing (CMT) Squadron remaining until 20-Sep-1954 when it moved across to the 5001st Operations Squadron.
It returned to Elmendorf for several weeks as it was with the 5025th Maintenance Group between 04-Oct-1954 and 23-Nov-1954 and then it was back to Ladd and the 5001st Operations Squadron at last being able to settle for a period until 26-Jul-1956. Again it returned to Elmendorf and the Maintenance Squadron which had been re designated as the 5039th Maintenance Sqd. It remained until 15-Nov-1956. It is not clear if these visits were for maintenance or whether the aircraft was acting in its role as a Liaison aircraft.
It returned again to Ladd AFB at Fairbanks and allocated again to the 5001st Operations Squadron but this was re designated 5060th Operations Squadron on 01-Nov-1957 and then the aircraft was then passed to the 5060th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance Group from 21-Apr-1958.
Its Military service terminated on 28-Apr-1960 when the aircraft was passed to the Civil Air Patrol Inc, nominally registered at Maxwell AFB. Montgomery, Alabama but it continued to be operated in Alaska.