REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 111

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N87550

N87550
Wilmington, NC, USA
18 May 1971
Photo: courtesy of Jim Sullivan

AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 111
Manufacturing Date: 1946-10-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 53006011 / AC0C09.
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N87550 1946-10-?? Manufacturing Date.
1946-10-?? Test flight.
1946-10-31 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Anderson Air Activities; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.
   
   
1967-09-05 C of R issued to:
Arthur C. Stifel III; 317 North Coconut Lane, Miami, Florida 33139.
1969-03-07 Lake Placid, Florida.  Take off from Dressel Airport.  Wheels down landing on water.  Pilot in command failed to retract landing gear before landing on water. Aircraft sank. Damage substantial.  Pilot was not injured. [NTSB Identification: MIA69D0403].

The aircraft was recovered and repaired.

1973-07-25 Cancelled from FAA Registry.  Exported to Canada.
CF-BFR 1973-??-??  
1974-10-23 C of R issued to:
J. W. Gillis & L. G. White; LG, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1992-04-01 Cancelled from Canadian CAR.
   
   
   
   
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Registry.

N87550

N87550
Wilmington, NC, USA
18 May 1971
Photo: courtesy of Jim Sullivan

N87550

N87550
Wilmington, NC, USA
18 May 1971
Photo: courtesy of Jim Sullivan

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