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Harvard AJ586

Serial #: AJ586
Construction #:
  76-3556
Civil Registration:
  N4657T
  N586AJ
  D-FITE
  HB-RTA
Model(s):
  Harvard Mk. II
Name: California Girl
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2020
History:
Built as AT-6A at Inglewood, CA, July 7, 1941.
Delivered to the Royal Air Force as Harvard IIA as AJ586, 19??.
  • Assigned to RAF training base Kingston in Canada
Transfered to the Royal Canadian AF as AJ586.
  • BOC: July 29, 1941.
  • SOC: October 11, 1960.
  • Assigned to 401 Squadron, St. Hubert, Canada.
Robert H. Horn, Plainwell & Parchment, MI, 1966-2002.
  • Registered as N4657T.
Barry R. Smith/T Time Aviation LLC, Kalamazoo, MI, 2003-2005.
T Time Aviation LLC, Kalamazoo, MI, June 13, 2003-2005.
  • Registered as N586AJ.
  • Flew in yellow RCAF scheme as AJ586/89.
T. Ruppel, Berlin-Tempelhof, Germany. 2005.
  • Registered as D-FITE, September 2007.
Lukas Schatzmann/Alex Heuberger, Switzerland, 2017-2020.
  • Registered as HB-RTA.
  • Based in Grenchen (LSZG), 2018-2020.
  • Flown as California Girl.
Harvard AJ586

Harvard AJ586

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-6th Edition, 2020.
Switzerland Federal Office of Civil Aviation (FOCA).
Photo Source(s):
Roger Cain
Lukas Schatzmann

Research Assistance:
Lukas Schatzmann
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