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Bureau #: 46679
Construction #: 2043
Civil Registry:
  N9562C
  CC-CNG
  CC-CCS
  VH-PBZ
Model: PBY-6A
Name: Felix
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2004
  History:
Delivered to U.S. Navy as BuNo. 46679.
- BOC: April 1945.
- SOC: August 1956.
Aircraft Instrument Corporation, Miami, FL, 19??.
- Registered as N9562C.
TRANSA, Santiago, Chile, 1957-1959.
- Registered as CC-CNF.
Roberto Parrague/Aeroservicious Parrague Ltd, Santiago, Chile, 1959-1992.
- Stored 1959-1980.
- Registered as CC-CCS, April 1980.
- Flew as tanker #34.
- Sank during landing, Lago Gotierrez, Argentina, Jan. 27, 1986.
- Salvaged, returned to service 1988.
- Leased to ICONA/Spanish Ministry of Land & Forest Management, June 1991-1992.
-- Delivered to Spain from Chile, June 7, 1991.
- Operating in Portugal late 1990’s still in ownership of ASPAR but on charter to
    Aerocondor Transportes Aereos (ATA).
Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (H.A.R.S.), Sydney, Australia, early 2002-2004.
- Registered as VH-PBZ.
- Ferried from France to Australia, Sept. 2003.
- Based at Albion Park Airport, south of Sydney, Australia, as of Oct. 2003.
- Painted to represent RAAF 43 Squadron PB2B-2 (Boeing Canada built version) Blackcat.
- Flown as A24-362/OX-V/Felix.
 

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Bureau #: 46665
Construction #: 2029
Civil Registry:
  N9555C
  CC-CNG
  CC-CNP
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Airworthy
Last info: 2005
History:
Registered as N9555C by ??, 19??.
TRANSA, Santiago, Chile, 1957-1959.
- Registered as CC-CNG.
- Stored.
Roberto Parrague/Aeroservicious Parrague Ltda, Santiago, Chile, 1959-2005.
- Registered as CC-CNP.
- Ferried to Canada for firebomber conversion, 1970.
- Flew as tanker #65 (later #35).
- Leased to ICONA/Spanish Ministry of Land & Forest Management, July 1988-1992.
-- Delivered to Spain from Chile, July 1988.