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PBY-5A/RCAF9746







Serial #: RCAF9746
Construction #: 417
Civil Registry:
  N59D
  N5907
  N81RD
  N5PY
Model(s):
  PBY-5A
  Landseaire
  Bird Innovator
Name: None
Status: Stored
Last info: 2005
  History:
Registered as N59D by ??, Oct. 1956.
Registered as N5907 by ??, Nov. 1958.
The Bird Corporation, Palm Springs, CA, 1962-1969.
- Flew as "The Wandering Albatross".
- Damaged in wheels-up landing, Memphis, TN, Dec. 6, 1963.
- Two Lycoming GSO-480 engines added, 1967.
The Bird Corporation, Richmond, CA,, Apr. 1969-1976.
- Registered as N81RD.
Madden Aircraft Sales, Long Beach, CA, 1978.
- Registered as N5907.
Atlas Aircraft Corp, Long Beach, CA, 1978.
Pyramid Aviation, Cotati, CA, Oct. 1978-1981.
Research Data Inc, Miami, FL, Sept. 1981-1990.
Dick Durand/Westernair Inc, Albuquerque, NM, 1990-1991.
Westernair Inc, Albuquerque, NM, Sept. 1991-1992.
- Registered as N5PY.
Ronald Ruble, Orlando, FL, Dec. 1996-2005.

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, Washington D.C., 2006.
Photo Source(s):
Jack Cook
A. Charles King.

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