REPUBLIC RC-3 SEABEE # 821

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XB-DIH, VR-BAC Photo wanted!

XB-DIH, VR-BAC
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AIRCRAFT DATA

Manufacturer: Republic Aviation Corporation; Farmingdale, Long Island, New York, USA.
Model: Republic RC-3 Seabee
Type Certificate No: A-769
Serial Number: 821
Manufacturing Date: 1947-05-??
Engine: Franklin 6A8-215-B9F (215 HP at 2500 RPM)
Remarks:  
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
(XB-DIH)  1947-05-?? Manufacturing Date.
1947-05-?? Test flight.
1947-05-23 Officially delivered from Republic Aviation Corporation to Productos Aeros Pan Americanos; Mexico D.F., Mexico.
   
   
VR-BAC 1948-??-?? Bermuda Air Charter Service; Bermuda.

Bermuda Air Charter Service was formed by Lyall Erskine Mayor, son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Mayor of Paget, Bermuda. During the WW2 he was a flight lieutenant in the Royal Air force, serving in Europe, India and Burma. He formed the Bermuda Air Charter service, and was associated with the Bermuda Motor and Cycle accessories company at Hamilton, Bermuda.

????-??-?? J. K. Cook; Bermuda.
????-??-?? Written off.
   
  Sources: RAC Seabee Delivery List.
RAC Seabee Export List 1948-11-15.
FAA Registry.
Air Britain "Archive" 1981 No. 3/4.

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