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WILDCAT/Bu. 86581


Bureau #: 86581
Construction #: 5635
Civil Registration:
  N86581
  N1PP
  Model(s):
  FM-2 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2005

History:
New Mexico Highlands University, Las Vegas, NM, Mar. 25, 1946-1968.
- Instructional Airframe.
Abandonned, stripped, Las Vegas, NM, 1968.
Robert L. Younkin, Fayetteville, AR, 1968.
- Trucked to Fayetteville for retoration.
- First flight, 1969.
Gunther W. Balz, Kalamazoo, MI, 1969-71 - Registered as N86581.
Preston Parish, Kalamazoo Air Zoo, MI, Dec. 1971-1973.
Preston Parish/Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum, Kalamazoo, MI, 1974-2005.
- Registered as N1PP.
- Damaged from forced landing, Fortwayne, IN, 1984.
-- Repaired.
- Damaged from wheels up landing in corn field, Woodburn, IN, July 22, 1994.
-- Repaired.
- Flown as USN "7" (later 86581/1).


Source(s):
Chapman, John & Goodall, Geoff, Edited by Paul Coggan - Warbirds Directory,Warbirds Worldwide Ltd., Mansfield, England, 1989.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-4th Edition, 2003.
Photo Source(s):
Pat Carry.
Mike Henniger.

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