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WILDCAT/Bu. 86819



       
Bureau #: 86819
Construction #: 5877
Civil Registration:
  N5833
  Model(s):
  FM-2 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2007

History:
Built by General Motors as FM-2.
Delivered to U.S. Navy as 86819, 19??.
Butler Aviation, Redmond, OR, circa 1957.
- Registered as N????.
- Modified for use as sprayer!.
- Crashed while spraying., circa 1958.
Ron Zerbel, Nyssa, OR, C60.
- Acquired hulk.
Reported to have pssed through various owners while being rebuilt.
Eugene Mahlon, OR, 1973.
Yankee Air Corps, Chino, CA, 1981-1986
- Registered as N5833, Aug. 1983.
Confederate Air Force/Air Group One, Ramona, CA, 1986-1989.
- Trucked from Chino to Ramona for rebuild.
- First flight Apr. 24, 1987.
Commemorative Air Force, Harlingen/Midland, TX, Jan. 1989-2007.
- Damaged when undercarraige collapsed while park, CA, 1993.
- Flown as USN/86819/00/USS Carl Vinson.
- Shipped to New Zealand, 2002.

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.
Federal Aviation Administration, www.faa.gov, 2007.
Joe Baugher's Serial Numbers Page
Photo Source(s):
John Hume
Chuck Gardner - Warbirds Resource Group, www.warbirdsresourcegroup.org, 2003
warbirdsovernewzealand.com.

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