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AVENGER/Bu. 85597

grumman avenger bu. 85597

Bureau #: 85597
Construction #: 2416
Civil Registration(s):
  CF-IMK
  C-FIMK
  N704QZ
  Model(s):
  TBM-3S Avenger
  AS Mk. 3 Avenger
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 2007

History:
Delivered to RCN as 85597.
- BOC: June 23, 1952.
- SOC: January 17, 1958.
Skyway Air Services, Langley, BC, 1958-1969.
- Registered as CF-IMK.
- Converted to tanker, Victoria, BC, 1958.
- Flew as tanker #602.
Conair Aviation Ltd, Abbotsford, BC, 1969-1977.
- Flew as tanker #602.
Forest Protection Ltd, Fredericton, NB, 1977-1994.
- Registered as C-FIMK.
- Flown as tanker #2.
- Stored, 1990-1995.
Jeff Thomas/Vintage Wings, Seattle, WA, 1994.
Byron D. Neely, Austin, TX, July 22, 1994-2002.
- Registered as N704QZ.
American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum, Midland, TX, January 2003-2007.

grumman avenger bu. 85597

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, 2007.
Photo Source(s):
Forest Protection Ltd

Research Assistance:

Forest Protection Ltd
Chris Adam

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