Registration Number NC8206
Illegal Activities Going On?
This aircraft is an Alexander Eaglerock A-1, S/N 764 (ATC#
57). It was manufactured in February 1929 by the Alexander
Aircraft Company, Colorado Springs, CO. It came from the factory
with a 220 HP Wright J-5 engine S/N B9156. It weighed 2,491
pounds as a three-place airplane. It landed at Tucson three
On 2/15/29 it was sold to Franklin W. Wakefield of San Francisco,
CA. Mr. Wakefield was a mining engineer with Clinton-Stephenson
Construction Co., Ltd. of San Francisco.
We welcome NC8206 to Tucson for the first time on 2/17/1929
piloted by R.C. Schrader carrying one passenger, F.W. Wakefield.
They were westbound from Lordsburg, NM to Yuma, AZ, probably
ferrying the airplane from the factory with the new owner
There is notation of an “accident” and “complete
o’haul & repair”, and conversion “from
seaplane to land plane.” There is also notation of the
installation of new factory landing gear, new tail surfaces,
four rebuilt wings and re-covering of fuselage” with
an inspection and approval as of 12/27/29.
We find the airplane at Tucson twice more on 6/3/1930 flying
from San Francisco to El Paso carrying passengers. Clinton
and Wakefield, and on 6/6/1930 westbound from Midland, TX
to Los Angeles carrying Mr. Clinton. Both flights were piloted
by Charles P. Cooley.
There was another report of an accident in Mexico on 11/29/32,
but that was found to be in error. It was stored in a hangar
at Tucson, AZ as of 12/16/32. On 12/19/32, an unidentified
contributor states, “On one occasion my aeroplane was
taken from the landing field at Hermosillo, Mexico without
his knowledge or consent. Cites illegal activities going on.”
There is no other part of the NASM record that suggests the
airplane had business in Mexico, or that it was stored there.
There is a gap in the record, with the final entry stating,
“Airplane in Honduras, Central America as of 7/18/33.”
No further information. Registration cancelled 2/1/34.
UPLOADED: 07/28/05 REVISED: