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NC6454K wanted!

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Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 705
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks: Mode S codes: 52075274 / A87ABC
Reg. No. Date Remarks
NC6454K 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-04-17 Statement of Conformity, Form ACA 317, issued by Republic Aviation Corporation ... 705 has been manufactured in conformity with the data forming the basis for Type Certificate No. 769...
[Signed M. E. Barzelay, Design Engineer].
1947-04-19 Application for Airworthiness Certificate, Form ACA-305:
Owner's name: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Engine 6A8-215-B9F.
1947-04-19 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California.
Seller: Republic Aviation Corporation; M. G. Veckman, Assistant Treasurer.
1947-04-20 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: Tyee Air Service; Paine Field, Everett, Washington.
Seller: Rankin Aviation Industries; J. R. Lund, Northwest Manager.
1947-04-20 Bill of Sale, Form ACA-500 Part C:
Purchaser: R. K. Dent; Route 5, Box 350, Everett, Washington.
Seller: Tyee Air Service, R. K. Dent, President.
1947-04-20 Application for Registration, Form ACA-500 Part B:
Name: R. K. Dent; Route 5, Box 350, Everett, Washington.
1947-04-22 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Rankin Aviation Industries; Tulare, California, USA.
1947-05-30 Repair And Alteration Form (Aircraft, Propellers, Engines, Instruments), Form ACA-337:
Owner: Robert K. Dent; Route 3, Everett, Washington.
Agency: Tyee Air Service; Paine Field, Everett, Washington.
Description of work accomplished:

Replaced hull bottom forward of step, parts number 1006 & 1007 furnished by original manufacturer.

1947-05-30 E. B. Ray, supervising mechanic, A&E 2910 (signed).
1947-05-30 E. B. Ray, Designee #767 (signed).
1947-06-30 (?), CAA Inspector (signed).

1947-08-03 Buttle Lake, Vancouver.  Aircraft was landed with wheels down on water.


   Robert K. Dent, operator of the Tyee Flying Service at Paine Field, Everett, and his father, Howard A. Dent, Edmonds, were preparing to return home today after a week-end crash in which the land plane they were flying overturned on an isolated Vancouver Island lake.  They were rescued by a seaplane from nearby Port Alberni.
   According to a Canadian Press story, the plane turned over when young Dent, the pilot, tried to land on Buttle Lake, apparently with the wheels down.
   Young Dent helped his father make shore.  Food parcels were dropped to them from a small airplane before the seaplane arrived to pick them up.
   The Dent's plane did not sink and was towed ashore.

[The Seattle Times, Tuesday, August 5, 1947]

1948-02-02 Letter, Form ACA-1840, sent from CAA to Robert K. Dent; Route 5, Everett, Washington, reminding that is unlawful for any person to operate or navigate any aircraft eligible for registration if such aircraft is not registered by its owner...
1948-02-24 Registration Certificate, Form ACA-400 Part A, issued to:
R. K. Dent; Route 5, Box 350, Everett, Washington.
1951-02-08 Letter from Civil Aeronautics Administration to Arthur S. Grove, requesting verification of registration N6454K.

Reply by R, K. Dent, president, Tyee Air Service, Inc. (undated):
[x] Aircraft scrapped or disassembled for parts.  Cancellation is hereby requested.

1951-03-27 Aircraft Status Change, Form ACA 195;
Cancelled for reason checked below:
[x] 9. Scrapped.

Cancelled from CAA Aircraft Register.

  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
FAA Aircraft Registry.
Barry Collman.
Matt Miller.

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