N9590Z / Aircraft Specialties #C25 / 91733

Warbird Registry Info.

Early History

United States Navy. 1944 Grumman TBM-3E. Construction #: 4638.
Cisco Aircraft Inc, Lancaster, CA, 1962-1963. Registered as N9590Z. Flew as tanker #77 and #E81.
Desert Aviation Service, Phoenix, AZ, 1963-1964.

N9590Z Cisco #77_TBMcisco9590Z

Although the Warbird Registry assigns #81 to N9590Z, this image of N9590Z for Cisco shows the number as #77.

Aircraft Specialties Inc., Mesa, AZ
#C25 N9590Z 1966-1977

Aerial Spray Program – NB
1971 – Pilot Adami.

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TBM #C25 at Dunphy airstrip, NB, presumably 1971. The TBM in the background is Hillcrest #A9 N9586Z. [Merrill McBride collection]

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TBM #C25 parked at Dunphy, NB, 1971. At left is the tail of Reeder #57 N9429Z. [Merrill McBride collection[

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N9590Z with “5” on tail and probably “23” on nose, in the USA, date not known. [The National Archive of Transport Travel and Trade]

This is N9590Z #25 in April 1977. [Martin Kyburz]

Post-spray History

Globe Air Inc, Mesa, AZ, Apr. 1981-1984.
Collings Foundation, Stowe, MA, May 21, 1986-2005. Restored to airworthy, Kissimee, FL, 1988-1991. Based in Stow, MA.

N9590Z was owned by Globe Air Inc of Mesa, AZ, from 1981-1984.

One response to “N9590Z / Aircraft Specialties #C25 / 91733

  1. what happened to this plane. I did see it taken appart in Kissimmie FL in the 80’s ?

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