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Chico Municipal Airport [CIC], California
March 1976
Photo:  John Wegg


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 305
Manufacturing Date: 1947-01-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B8F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
STC # SA00332SE: Lycoming GSO-480-B2C6 (340 HP at 3400 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 51773022 / A7F612
Reg. No. Date Remarks
1947-01-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-01-?? Test flight.
1947-01-31 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Seabee distributor E. W. Wiggins Airways, Inc.; Norwood, Massachusetts, USA.
????-??-?? Transition Aircraft (Randy Komko); Power Road, Yelm, WA 98597, USA.
????-??-?? W. E. Aerotech Services, Inc.;  West 171 Sanderson Way, Shelton, WA 98584, USA.

W. E. Aerotech Services, Inc. (Don Wallace Jr) was a corporation registered in the state of Washington (UBI #601291224). It was incorporated in Washington on December 28, 1990 and was dissolved on March 26, 2001.

STC # SA00332SE: Installation of a Lycoming GSO0-480-B2C6 engine and a Hartzell HC-A3CF-23L propeller.

The Zero Time Super Bee was being remanufactured by W E Aerotech Services. Their modification utilizes the Simuflight Supplemental Type Certificate (STC) for their GO-480 engine conversion and they completely rebuild and corrosion proof the airframe. W E Aerotech was a licensed manufacturer's representative and had the Seabee PMA. They also worked on a retractable float version and a Continental engine modification.

1996-06-21 Henry Ruzakowski; PO Box 497, Tavernier, Florida 33070-0497, USA.
1996-07-02 A/W Date.
????-??-?? Daniel J. Trunk; 94225 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, FL  33070, USA.
????-??-?? C of R terminated.
2008-02-15 Sale reported to FAA Registry.
2012 Under rebuild and restoration by 
Henry Ruzakowski; 2590 Airport Road, Marion, NC 28752-4591, USA.
Tel: 828-659-8601 (hangar)
Tel: 561-573-0668 (cell)
E-mail: stolseaplanes(at)
2013-08-06 Cancelled from FAA Aircraft Registry.
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Randy Komko.
Henry Ruzakowski.

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