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Avenger/Bu. 53454



Bureau #: 53454
Construction #: 3516
Civil Registration:
  N7030C
  Model(s):
  TBM-3E Avenger
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2002

History:
Tom White/Idaho Air Tankers Inc, Boise, ID, 1963-1964.
- Registered as N7030C.
- Flew as tanker #D13.
Reeder Flying Service, Twin Falls, ID, 1966-1984.
- Registered as tanker #13.
Gary Wolverton, Twin Falls, ID, 1984.
Southeastern Aircraft Inc, Live Oak, FL, 1986-1987.
David Tallichet/Military Aircraft Restoration Corp, Chino, CA, 1990-1999.
- Loaned to USNAM, NAS Corpus Christi, TX, 1987-1992.
-- Displayed as 53454/Gipsy III, later X-2.
- Operated by Air Classics, Rockford, IL, 1996-1997.
-- Restored to airworthy.
-- Flew as USN/53454.
Gary Applebaum, Wilmette, IL, May 3, 1999-2001.
Gerald Yagen/Training Services Inc/Fighter Factory, Virginia Beach, VA, May 15, 2001-2002.
- Flown as USN/10.


Circa 1990.

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):
Mike Henniger
Unknown.

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