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Kristiansand Airport - Kjevik (ENKR), Norway
October 1947
Photo: © Einar Garnes courtesy of Gerd Garnes


Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 742
Manufacturing Date: 1947-04-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(XB-DEL) 1947-04-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-04-?? Test flight.
1947-05-23 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Mexico by Productos Aeros Pan Americanos; Mexico D. F., Mexico.

Probably cancelled and sold on to Norway.

  1947-09-?? Imported to Norway. Assembly at Kjevik Airport.
LN-OAW 1947-10-09 C of R # 191 and C of A # 215 issued.
Registered owner: Sørfly AS; Kristiansand, Norway.
1949-09-12 Inspection at Widerøe's Flyveselskap AS; Fornebu.
1952-04-06 C of A expired.
1956-04-21 Bill of sale.  Sold to Air Service, Fyhrlund & Sjöqvist; Göteborg, Sweden.
1956-04-25 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR on sale to Sweden. (Hagby?)
1956-06-20 Cancelled from Norwegian CAR on sale to Sweden. (Karlsson?)
SE-CBW 1956-07-19 Inspection.  A/C total time: 950 hrs 55 min.
1956-07-30 Maintenance at Air Service; Göteborg.
1956-08-02 C of R # 1105 issued.
Registered owner: Air Service, Fyhrlund & Sjöqvist; Göteborg.
Operator: Göteborgs Flyg.
1956-08-17 C of A # 1217 issued.
1956-08-19 Air Service; Fyhrlund & Sjöqvist; Göteborg, Sweden.
1957-03-13 A/C total time: 1.000 hrs.
1957-09-05 A/C total time: 1.037 hrs.
1958-04-19 Bill of sale.  Sold to AB Nobiflyg; Stockholm.
1958-05-21 A/C total time: 1.061 hrs.
1958-05-29 AB Nobiflyg; Stockholm.
1958-11-05 Bill of sale.  Sold to Bromma Flygtjänst: G. Hydén, Stockholm.
1958-11-10 Bromma Flygtjänst; G. Hydén, Vällingby/Stockholm.
1959-04-22 A/C total time: 1.255 hrs.
1960-05-30 A/C total time: 1.436 hrs.
1961-07-23 A/C total time: 1.488 hrs.
1961-10-19 Bill of sale.  Sold to Solberg Flyg AB.
1962-02-28 Solberg Flyg AB; Malmö.
Owner: Robert Lindholm; Solna.
1963-04-08 Bill of Sale.  Sold to Marin Aviation, Färentuna.
1963-04-22 Marin Aviation; Nils "Argentina" Carlsson;  Färentuna.
1963-06-18 C of A expired.
1965-04-21 Aircraft seized by "Kronfogden i Solna", for lack of payment to Robert Lindholm and unpaid taxes.
1966-08-25 Cancelled from Swedish CAR, as more than 3 years without renewal of C of A.
  Probably stored at Tappström, Ekerö, late in the 1960s.  Later sold as scrap.


Gerd Garnes; Norway.
Rolf Bakken; Norway.
Benny G. Karlsson; Sweden.
Paul R. Compton/NORARC; Sweden.
Kay Hagby; Norway. "Fra Nielsen & Winther til Boeing 747".
Lars E. Lundin; Sweden.
SFF "Svenskt civilregister 3; SE-CAA t.o.m. SE-CZZ".
RAC Delivery List.

SE-CBW Photo: Pej Kristoffersson via Peter Liander

Photo: © Pej Kristoffersson via Peter Liander/Fredic Lagerquist

SE-CBW Photo: Curt Sandberg via Lars E. Lundin

Photo: © Curt Sandberg via Lars E. Lundin

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