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CA-18 MUSTANG/A68-198
Short Fuse Salle

Serial #: A68-198
  Later assumed ID
  45-11483/A68-813.

Construction #: 1523
Civilian Registration:
  N65198
  N4674V
  N607D
  N86JB
  N286JB
  F-AZIE
  Model(s):
  CA-18 Mustang Mk. 22
Name: Short Fuse Salle
Status: Airworthy
Last Info: 2002

History:
Delivered to RAAF as A68-198.
- BOC: July 6, 1951.
- SOC: April 1958at RAAF Tocumwal.
Fawcett Aviation, Bankstown, NSW, 1961-1968.
- Open Storage.
Arnold J. Glass, Sydney, NSW, 1966-1968.
Ed Fleming/Skyservice Aviation, Camden, NSW, 1968.
Stan Booker/Stan's Air Inc, Fresno, CA, 1968.
- Shipped to USA, noted at Bakersfield, November 1969.
Joe Banducci & Elmer Rossi, Bakersfield, CA, 1968-1977.
- Registered as N65198, 1968.
- Registered as N4674, 1970.
- Adopted ID of 45-11483/A68-813/N4674V.
- Flew as race #86/"Ciuchetton".
Registration N607D reserved but not taken up.
Joe F. Banducci, Bakersfield, CA, October 1977-1982.
- Registered as N86JB.
- Flew as race #86.
- Registered as N286JB, March 1982.
Don Whittington, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1983-1984.
- Used as chase plane for Piper Enforcer programme.
Frank Strickler/Fox 51Ltd, Denton, TX, 1985-1989.
Lewis Shaw/Fox 51Ltd, Dallas, TX, 1989-1990.
- Flew as 511483/FF-483.
Victor Haluska/Santa Monica Propeller, CA, 1991.
Flying Eagles Inc, Wilmington, DE, 1991.
Franklin Deveax/Apache Aviation, Dijon, France, May 1991.
- shipped to France from Chino, CA, 1991.
Franklin Deveax/LAFLA, Dijon-Longvic, France, September 1, 1992-1996.
- Registered as F-AZIE.
- Flew as 511483/The Best Years Of Our Lives.
- Badly damaged by inflight fire, forced landing, 1993.
- Rebuilt as 415622/AJ-T/"Short Fuse Salle", 1994.
Courtesy Aircraft Inc, Rockford, IL, March 1996.
- Registered as N286JB.
- Shipped to USA from France, February 1996.
Bill Bruggeman/Ten Air, Anoke, MN, March 1996-2002.
- Flown as 415622/AJ-T/"Short Fuse Salle".


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):
Stephen M. Dennis.
Dan Johnson.

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