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Red and Blue: 1942

Red and Blue: 1942

June 1942. Bar Harbor, Maine. Plane of Coast Patrol #20 at the Civil Air Patrol base. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by John Collier.


This aircraft still flies

I found a sale listing for this Waco (current on Oct. 9, 2011) on the site of the American WACO Club. I like the site motto, "After the last WACO gracefully flies, the sky will become merely air."

For Sale: 1936 Waco YKS-6 NC16576. TTAF 1344 26 hours since complete restoration by Russ Harmuth to specs and condition of original factory delivery order. Log books. 245hp Jacobs R755-9, MOH by Aero Engines, HamStd 2B-20. Engine operating and maintenance manual. "Eyeball" air vents. AmeriKing ELT, TDR Txpdr, Garmin GNC 250 GPS/COM. PS Engineering PM1000 II, Back lit panel. Instruments overhauled by Instrument Pro and screened with "radium color" print and logo. Cessna 310 wheels & brakes, Wheel pants, Locking tail wheel,
Grimes retractable landing lights. Original nav lights. Strobes. Poly Fiber Waco vermillion w/ correct black trim. Grey velour interior. Original rear seat. Original NC registration number on tail and wings. Original operable speed brakes. O'hauled Curtiss-Reed prop available. $120,000.

That plane is

A Waco YQC-6 [NC16576] (1936).

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