N6447C / Stewart #– / Bu# 53575

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

United States Navy. 1945 Grumman TBM-3E. Construction #: 3637.
Sonora Aviation Inc, Tucson, AZ/Carson City, NV, 1963-1969. Registered as N6447C. Flew as tanker #C47. – Forced landing, wheels-up, near Beowawe, NV, September 18, 1964. Suffered substantial damage while firefighting. See NTSB N6447C crash report.
Capitol Aire Inc, Carson City, NV, 1972.
Craig Aero Service, Buttonwillow, CA, 1977.

TBM N6447C_Jul1971_JSherlock

N6447C at Carson City, Nevada, July 1971, probably Capitol Aire Inc. [Jay Sherlock, Scalefirebombers]

Probably Capitol Aire Inc, Carson City, NV, 1973. [Ron’s Archive]

Probably Craig Aero Service, Buttonwillow, CA. [Martin Kyburz, Swiss Mustangs]

Stewart Aviation Ltd., Moses Lake, WA
#xx N6447C 1978-1985

Designated as “47C” in the FPL working pilot/team lists.

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1981 – Pilot Harbison. 1982 – Pilot Craig.

Posted by John W. Wood to FPL Alumni 14-15 July 2014.

This is the only image I have of “47C” flying in New Brunswick. Posted by TBM pilot John W. Wood to FPL Alumni 14-15 July 2014.

 Post-spray History

Northwest Warbirds Inc, Kimberley, ID, 1986-1987.
Jack A. Erickson, Central Point, OR, Aug. 10, 1988-2002. Loaned to Tillamook Air Museum Tillamook, OR, 1997-2002.

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