THURSTON TSC-1A TEAL # 11

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N2011T Teal Photo: Harry L. Hargis

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Photo: Harry L. Hargis

Aircraft Data

Manufacturer: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Box 450, Sanford, Maine 04073, USA.
Model: TSC-1A Teal  (FAA Code: 8960404)
Type Certificate No: A15EA
Serial Number: 11
Manufacturing Date: 1970-07-??
Engine:

Avco Lycoming O-320-A3B 150 hp @ 2700 RPM

Remarks: Mode S codes: 
50314107 / A19847 (N2011T)
51437277 / A63EBF (N501ME)
 
Reg. No. Date Remarks
N2011T 1970-??-?? Manufacturing date, built at Sanford Airport, Maine.
Reserved registration number at factory.
1970-07-?? First flight from Sanford Airport, Sanford, Maine.
1970-07-14 Flight checked for FAA C of A.
1970-07-16 Statement of Conformity, FAA Form # 317:
Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Model TSC-1A; N2011T.
Signed: Nicholas J. Vagianos; Vice President Engineering.
1970-??-?? Thurston Aircraft Corporation; Sanford, Maine.
1970-07-16 Airworthiness Date. (Standard Airworthiness Certificate, FAA Form 8100-1, issued).
1970-07-23 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Pelham Airways, Inc.; 1470 Outlook Avenue, Bronx, NY 10465.
Seller: Thurston Aircraft Corporation; David B. Thurston, President.

Aircraft supposedly to be delivered to Apple Records, The Beatles (the band!), to be used in The Bahamas. However, due to band break-up 1970, the Teal was never delivered. The Teal remained stored at Sanford Airport until 1973, when sold to Charles J. O'Malia.

1973-07-23 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Charles J. O'Malia; 415 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.
1973-07-24 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Charles J. O'Malia; 415 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.
Seller: Pelham Airways; David I. Neufib (?), President.
1973-10-30 C of R issued to:
Charles J. O'Malia; 415 Poplar Street, Roslindale, MA 02131.
1975-08-12 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Peter I. Kallander; 14 Meadow Lane, Southborough, MA 01772.
Seller: Charles J. O'Malia; Owner.
1975-08-12 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Peter I. Kallander; 14 Meadow Lane, Southborough, MA 01772.
1975-08-25 C of R issued to:
Peter I. Kallander; 14 Meadow Lane, Southborough, MA 01772.
1975-09-04 Aircraft landed gear down on water Chauncy Pond, Westboro, Maine. Came to rest in water and sank?  Pilot forgot to retract landing gear before landing on water.
1986-04-15 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: S.M.N. Corporation; 250 Day's Ferry Road, Woolwich, ME 04579.
Seller: Peter I. Kallander; Owner.
1986-04-15 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: S.M.N. Corporation ; 250 Day's Ferry Road, Woolwich, ME 04579.
Stephen A. Meisner; President.
1986-05-12 C of R issued to:
S.M.N. Corporation (Stephen A. Meisner); 250 Day's Ferry Road, Woolwich, ME 04579.
1991-02-28 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: J-S Air Inc.; 1922 Bradley Road, Rockford, IL 61107.
Seller: S.M.N. Corporation; Stephen A. Mesiner, President.
1991-03-01 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: JS Air, Inc.; 1922 Bradley Road, Rockford, IL 61107.
Stephan B. Kunz; President.
Josua Woerlen; Secretary.
1991-03-15 C of R issued to:
JS Air Inc.; 1922 Bradley Road, Rockford, IL 61107.
1991-04-04 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Apollo Flybuddy 800 Loran, s/n 71650, in center radio stack.
Installed Narco AR-850 encoder, s/n 81470, interconnected with King KT-76A.
Agency: Avionics Place; Rockford, Illinois.
1991-05-22 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Apollo Flybuddy 800 Loran, s/n 71650, in center radio stack.
Sent in and had upgraded from Flybuddy.
Agency: Avionics Place; Rockford, Illinois.
1992-06-19 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($3,000.00):
Purchaser: Joseph La Placa & Jean La Placa; 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
Seller: JS Air, Inc.; Stephan Kunz; President.
1992-06-19 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Joseph La Placa & Jean La Placa; 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
1992-07-15 C of R issued to:
Joseph La Placa & Jean La Placa; 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
Operating as "La Placa Flying Service".
1994-04-08 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: The La Placa Trust; Joseph La Placa (Co-trustee) & Jean La Placa (Co-trustee); 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
Seller: Joseph La Placa & Jean La Placa; Co-owners.
1994-04-08 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: The La Placa Trust; Joseph La Placa (Co-trustee) & Jean La Placa (Co-trustee); 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
1994-07-19 C of R issued to:
The La Placa Trust; Joseph La Placa (Co-trustee) & Jean La Placa (Co-trustee); 2945 Maricopa Avenue, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403.
1996-08-18 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Air South Inc.; 2316 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802-3944.
Seller: The La Placa Trust; Joseph La Placa (Co-trustee) & Jean La Placa (Co-trustee).
1996-08-18 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Air South Inc.; 2316 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802-3944.
1996-09-30 C of R issued to:
Air South Inc.; 2316 Baynard Boulevard, Wilmington, DE 19802-3944.
1996-09-19 Letter from Thomas Upson Muller M.D. to FAA;
Address of Air South Inc. for A/C N2011T, N4842, N703GL has been changed to
3511 Silverside Road, Suite 105, Wilmington, DE 19810.
1996-11-25 C of R updated with new address.
Air South Inc.; 3511 Silverside Road, Suite 105, Wilmington, DE 19810.
1999-03-24 Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: Cedar Glade Aeromarine, Inc.; 9199 Cobb Road, Christiana, TN 37037.
Harry Lee Hargis; President.
Seller: Air South Inc.; Stacey S. Muller; President.
1999-03-24 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Cedar Glade Aeromarine, Inc.; c/o Harry Lee Hargis, 9199 Cobb Road, Christiana, TN 37037.
1999-05-10 C of R issued to:
Cedar Glade Aeromarine, Inc.; c/o Harry Lee Hargis, 9199 Cobb Road, Christiana, TN 37037.
2004-07-01 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Whelen Flashing Anti-Collision Light System, Model 70509 Flasher, P/N 01-0770509-02 on top of engine cowling at Station 135 (Installation Wt. 1 lb) as a single light FAA TSO-96a approved system that meets FAR 23.1401 and 25.1401.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-01 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed PM 1000 II ICS, Model # 11900, S/N MM-06980, on right side of instrument panel at Station # 47 (Installation Weight 0.656 lbs).
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-01 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Bendix/King KLX 135A, GPS/COMM, P/N 070-1029-0012, S/N 124011, in  upper mid position of instrument panel at Station # 47 (Wt. 5.02 lbs) using harness and rack assembly bench wired to Teal specification under W/O # 52670 and interfaced with PM 1000 II ICS. The KLX 135A complies with TSO # C37d and C38d for two way VHF voice communications.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-01 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Bendix/King KA 92 GPS Antenna, P/N 071-01553-0200 on top of the fuselage at Station 28.5. Total Wt, of installation 0.27 lbs.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-15 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed FAA-PMA approved Mitchell Cluster Gauges as a six unit horizontal cluster in Thurston Teal N2011T at the lower mid portion of instrument panel at Station # 47 as replacement for unserviceable Stewart-Warner cluster gauge no longer available. The aircraft eligibility list for these units attached. Aircraft utilizing the same Lycoming O-320 Engine includes the Champion 7GCBC and the American General AA-5 and AA-5A aircraft.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-18 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Electronics International Manifold Pressure Gauge, Model # M-1-G100R320 at the lower mid portion of the instrument panel at Station # 47.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-18 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Installed Electronics International, FAA-PMA approved RPM Instrument, Model # R-1-4G3OR270 at the lower mid portion of the instrument panel at Station # 47.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-30 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Relocated battery from Station 25.5 to Station 12.5. Removed the 24 lbs ballast at Station 16. (Same as previously done on Teal # 13, Field Approval).
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2004-07-31 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
Removed and replaced bent aileron pushrod tubing on aileron pushrod assembly (Reason for damage cause unknown) in left and right wings according to specifications outlined in Thurston Wing Assembly Drawings 1-2000, Rev. F dated 9/19/75.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2005-02-06 I just stumbled upon your website. My dad was the first owner of #11 Teal,  N2011T. He bought it new in 1973 as it had sat at Victor Aviation in Sanford since new. My dad owned it until 1975 (or 1976) & he sold it to an airline captain who landed it in the water with the gear down shortly after he bought it. The last time I saw the plane was when it was being repaired in Norwood (MA). Is there a way we can get in touch with the current owner through you? I see that someone in Tennessee owns it now. We would very much be interested in what the aircraft condition is today.

Thanks for your time!
Mark O'Malia
Walpole, MA
(E-mail February 6, 2005)
2005-08-04 Ser #11 sat at Sanford airport in Maine from when it was built to the summer of 1973 when my dad bought it. At the time, it had very short hours on it, although I forget how many...maybe less than 75???? The story behind it at the time, from David Thurston, was that it was originally purchased by Apple Corporation, which was The Beatles record company. After the Beatles broke up, the aircraft was held up in court until things were settled between John, Paul, George, & Ringo. I have no idea what their use would have been???? This is when my dad became interested in the plane & eventually bought it. I think at the time he paid about $12,000.00 for it. I still have a short note from Mr. Thurston, dated 1973, stating  "#11 Teal was originally purchased by the Beatles for use in the Bahamas".  My dad sold the plane in 1976. I stumbled upon your website a few months ago & was able to track down the current owner in Tennessee. He & I have recently traded some pictures...my parents 30+ year old pictures & his current pictures. My dad's name is Charles O'Malia & at the time of purchase, we lived in Boston, Massachusetts.

While I do not have pictures of the plane on my computer at this time, I have a nice framed picture of my dad flying #11 hanging at my summer home in New Hampshire. I will take a digital picture of it this weekend  for you when I am there & email it to you next week.

In the meantime, I see that you are also looking for a picture of #4 Teal. Here is a 35 year old factory promo picture of #4 Teal, which came with the paperwork when my dad bought #11.

Regards
Mark O'Malia
(E-mail August 4, 2005)

2011-04-18 Aircraft Re-registration Application issued:
Registered Owner: Cedar Glade Aeromarine, Inc.; c/o Harry Lee Hargis, 9199 Cobb Road, Christiana, TN 37037.
2011-04-18 Electronically Certified by Registered Owners.
2011-06-28 Major Repair and Alteration, FAA Form 337:
This repair corrects previous damage and attempted repairs by unknown sources. The area is immediately forward of the step between Station # 96 and Station # 112 and involves the replacement of the outer skin covering a bottom surface area of 18" x 9" and the addition of doublers to the lower portion of the frames at Station # 96, #104 and #112. These repairs are being made according to repair procedures outlined by AC 43.13-1B, Section 4, Paragraph 50-62 and Thurston Teal Hull Assembly Drawing 1-1000, sub-drawings 1-1006-7, 1-1006-13 and 1-007-1.
Agency: Burton Mason: Woodbury, Tennessee.
2011-07-07 Aircraft Bill of Sale ($45,500.00):
Purchaser: Elliot Enterprises Group LLC (Mark Elliot); 160 Greentree Drive, Suiet 101, Dover, DE 19904.
Seller: Cedar Glade Aeromarine, Inc.; Harry Lee Hargis, President.
2011-07-07 Aircraft Registration Application:
Applicant: Elliot Enterprises Group LLC (Mark Elliot); c/o Registered Agents, 1220 North Market Street, STE # 804, Wilmington, DE 19801-2595.
Mark Elliot; Manager/Officer.
2011-07-14 Declaration of International Operations:

The undersigned owner of aircraft N2011T, manufacturer Thurston Model TSC-1A Serial Number 11 declares that this aircraft is scheduled to make an international flight on 7-27-11 as flight number 1 departing Maine with a destination of Canada.

Expedited registration in support of this international flight is requested this 14 day of July 20 11 with knowledge that: ...
Name of Owner: Elliot Enterprises Group LLC
Signature: Mark Elliot
Title: Manager/Officer

2011-07-22 Temporary C of R # T114536 issued to:
Elliot Enterprises Group LLC; c/o Registered Agents, 1220 North Market Street, STE # 804, Wilmington, DE 19801-2595.

Valid until 2011-08-21.

E-mail: Mark@IYC.com
Cell phone: (305) 794-1167
Office: (954) 522-2323

2011-0?-?? Ferry flight to Newport, Rhode Island.
2011-07-22 Letter from Insured Aircraft Title Service, Inc. (4848 SW 36th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73159) to FAA, requesting reservation of N501ME for Thurston TSC-1A Serial No: 11, for Elliot Enterprises Group LLC.
N501ME 2011-08-15 Assignment of Special Registration Numbers:
Special Registration Number: N501ME.
Issue Date: 2011-08-15.
ICAO Aircraft Address Code for N501ME: 51437277.
Owner: Elliot Enterprises Group LLC; c/o Registered Agents, 1220 North Market Street, STE # 804, Wilmington, DE 19801-2595.
The authority to use the special number expires: 2012-08-15.
Date Placed on Aircraft: 2011-10-20.
2013-??-?? Aircraft Bill of Sale:
Purchaser: NE Vayu LLC; 378 Canton Avenue; Milton, MA 02186-3312.
Seller: Elliot Enterprises Group LLC; Mark Elliot, President.
2013-08-20 Request For a Replacement Airworthiness Certificate:
Registration change from N2011T to N501ME.
Registered Owners: NE Vayu LLC; 378 Canton Avenue; Milton, MA 02186-3312.
Signed: Nathaniel Merriman Sims.
2014-02-28 C of R issued to:
NE Vayu LLC; Nathaniel M. Sims, 378 Canton Avenue; Milton, MA 02186-3312.
2018-03-14 Cancelled from FAA Aircraft Registry.

Fate unknown! Please tell me!

  Sources: FAA Aircraft Registry
Mark O'Malia
Mark Elliot

N2011T Photo: Mark O'Malia

N2011T
Photo: Mark O'Malia

N2011T Photo: Mark O'Malia

N2011T
Photo: Mark O'Malia

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