Registration Number NC8455
High-Time, Faithful Transport
This aircraft is a Buhl CA-6B Air Sedan S/N 61 (ATC #2-25)
built in May 1930 by Buhl Aircraft Company, Marysville, MI.
It had a 450 HP Pratt & Whitney Wasp C engine, S/N 2885.
It weighed 4,665 pounds and left the factory as a six-place
airplane, with battery, pistol and pistol flares, landing
lights and hat shelf installed.
On 5/13/30 it sold to International Air Transport of Spokane,
WA. The airplane was used for survey and experimental work,
returned to the factory for a “few engineering changes”
and returned to Spokane with a bill of sale as a new airplane.
It was also used by Mamer Air Transport of Spokane for transport
operations. It was sold to Mamer on 6/2/31.
During its tenure with Mamer Flying Service, the airplane
landed at Tucson on 9/15/1933 flown by a pilot whose name
is illegible in the Register. Whoever the pilot (and passengers?),
he was headed west from Manhattan, KS to Spokane, WA. The
record says the airplane had accumulated about 1532 flight
hours at this time. As of 8/15/34 it had logged 1808:15 flight
hours, so it was well-used.
It suffered an accident at Spokane on 10/4/34. No record
of fates of pilot, passengers or airframe. Registration cancelled
UPLOADED: 08/05/05 REVISED: