The Teal community is not
"dead"! Here is an update, thanks to some of my Teal
correspondents; Stu Hanley, Vince Palone, Brian Pinsent, Nat Sims and Jim
is stored at Jim Watson's,
Brechin, Ontario, Canada. Will not be restored.
is reported to be sitting
abandoned in a field east of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada - and has
been for years.
is flying. Owner Nat Sims,
Milton, Massachusetts, USA.
#13: (N462AM) has been sold (together with
#22) to local businessman Doug Galbraith at a closed bid auction by Greene County, Pennsylvania, after
stored at Greene County Airport (KWAY) for many years. It is unlikely to fly again. It's a
long way from airworthy, and its engine and prop have been sold on.
#16: (TU-TWA) is on display in museum Musee
Historique de l'hydraviation; Biscarrosse
#17: (C-FCBS) is under restoration near
Winnipeg, Manitoba. Perhaps it will fly this year, but 2017 without doubt.
#19: (C-FYSJ) sadly had an accident
on St. John River, New Brunswick, Canada, this August.
On take off from St. John River, near Woodman's Point, the amphibian
started to porpoise and flipped over. Both occupants fortunately
escaped without injuries. The accident is under investigation.
Hopefully, #19 will be repaired and put into service again.
#21: (SE-XNA) is flying as
"Experimental" in Northern Sweden.
#22: (N461AM) has been sold (together with
#13) to local businessman Doug Galbraith at a closed bid auction by Greene County, Pennsylvania, after being
stored at Greene County Airport (KWAY) for many years. It is unlikely to
fly again. Galbraith has other uses in mind.
#23: (LN-SAU) is stored in France for
#25: (N7075K) is believed to be under restoration in
North Dakota, USA.
#033: (N334AZ) is
for sale in bits and
pieces by owner Kerry Gorman, Arizona, USA. This is a low-time Teal,
with only 160 hrs total time! A very good project for anyone
interested in building his own Teal!
#034: (C-FUGG) is flown regularly by Jim
Watson, Brechin, Ontario, Canada. More than 400 hours of flying has
been logged since its first flight as a restored plane. Jim has installed
a MTV-12 prop, originally intended for installation on #13, for evaluation.
According to Jim, it produces quite different
flying characteristics than the Hartzell prop.
#035: (N1322W) is under restoration and
repaint by long-time owner Stuart Hanley, Hollywood, Florida. Stu
also has a FN-333 Riviera project going...!
#036: (N1325W) Stored at Jim Watson's,
Brechin, Ontario, Canada. Future restoration project? Wings missing. They
have been installed on #037.
#037: (G-OWET) is all repaired, and the
fuselage painted, by Jim Watson, Brechin, Ontario. Wings (from #036)
are in for inspection, and Jim expects to have
them out for paint in September. He hopes to fly #037 in the fall. The
Teal probably will be sold to a fellow from Ontario.
#038: (N1365W) is under restoration not
far from Toronto, Ontario. Still a way to go before completion and
Any updates and new photos are most