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FM-2 WILDCAT/Bu. 86680

FM-2 Wilcat - Bu. 86680 - Click here to view description

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Bureau #: 86680
Construction #: 5734
Civil Registration:
  NX55558
  N777A
  YV-T-OTO
  YV-T-HTJ
  N11FE
Model: FM-2 Wildcat
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2011

History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as Bu. 86680, 19??.
Robert R. Carlisle, AL, 1946.
- Registered as NX55558.
Alfred T. Whiteside, Jacksonville, FL, 1955-1956.
- Registered as N777A.
- Modified to carry 4 passengers.
Registered as YV-T-OTO by ???, Jan. 1962.
Registered as YV-T-HTJ by ???, 19??.
- Off registry by Feb. 10, 1969.

Frederick W. Edison, Kalamazoo, MI, May 1970-1974.
- Registered as N11FE.
- Crashed into Lake Michigan after low pass at South Haven, MI, June 29, 1975.
-- Salvaged & Repaired.
- Flew as USN/5734.
Richard Foote, Summerland Key, FL, 1976-1984.
Richard Foote/Professional Aircraft Sales, New Smyrna Beach, FL, 1986-2006.
- Flown as BuNo. 5734/USS Tulagi/5.
Carrier Deck Aviation Inc, Kissimmee, FL, January 3, 2008.
Mustang Aviation Partners Inc, Wilmington, DE, September 2010-2012.

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.
Goodall, Geoff - Warbirds Directory-5th Edition, 2008.
Federal Aviation Administration, 2012.
Photo Source(s):
Chuck Gardner
Tom Warnock

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