The Consolidated PBY Catalina

Sonora Flying Service, Columbia, CA














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Bureau #: 64071
Construction #: 2141
Civil Registry:
  NC48129
  N6457C
  N48129
  N101CS
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Sunk
Last info: 1992
  History:
Registered as NC48129 by ???, 1945.
Sonora Flying Service, Columbia, CA, 1962-1963.
- Registered as N6457C.
- Flew as tanker #E49.
Calypso Air Charters Inc, Miami, FL, 1963-1969.
Interport Inc, 1968.
- Registered as N48129.
- Delivered from Arizona to Dominican Republic, Feb. 1968.
Carl H. Jurgens, Dominca, 1969.
- Open Storage, Fort Lauderdale, FL, 1971-1974.
American Equipment Funding, Wilmington, DE, 1975.
- Registered as N101CS.
Cousteau Society Inc, Los Angeles, CA, 1976-1978.
- Crashed and sank, River Tagus, Portugal, June 28, 1979.
Wreckage reported Museo do Ar, Alverca AB, 1992.

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Bureau #: 64041
Construction #: 2111
Civ. Reg.: N6453C, C-GFFI,
  N85U
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Unknown
Last info: 1992
History:
Leo J. Demers, Salem, OR, 19??.
- Registered as N6453C.
Rosenbalm Aviation, Medford, OR, circa 1959.
Sonora Flying Service, Columbia, CA, 19??
B.B. Burson Associates Inc, Columbia, CA, 1963-1966.
- Flew as tanker #E54.
Hemet Valley Flying Service, Hemet, CA, 1968-1978.
- Flew as tanker #E4, #54.
Flying Fireman Lt, Victoria, BC, May 1979.
- Registered as C-GFFI.
- Flew as tanker #9.
Flying Fireman Inc, Spanaway, WA, Mar. 1986-1988.
- Registered as N85U.
- Flew as tanker #85.
Awood Air Ltd, Spanaway, WA, 1988-1989.
Flying Fireman Inc, Spanaway, WA, 1990-1992.
 

 
Bureau #: 63996
Construction #: 2066
Civil Registry:
  N6456C
  C-GFFJ
Model: PBY-6A
Name: None
Status: Wrecked
Last info: 1981

History:
Sonora Flying Service, Columbia, CA, 1962-1966.
- Registered as N6456C.
- Flew as tanker #E38.
Jack R. Ulrich, Chiloquin, OR, 1969.
Hemet Valley Flying Service, Hemet, CA, 1972-1978.
- Flew as tanker #E84 (later #84).
- Damaged by fire on ground, Stockton, CA, 1977.
Flying Fireman Ltd, Sidney, BC, June 1980.
- Registered as C-GFFJ.
- Flew as tanker #9.
- Crashed and destroyed during water pick-up, Sioux Lookout, Ontario, July 12, 1981.