Registration Number NC8601
This aircraft was a Fleet Husky (also called a Consolidated
Husky Junior) with original manufacturer’s serial number
15. The Fleet Aircraft Company, Buffalo, NY built it on 3/1/29.
It left the factory at 1,580 lbs., with a 110 HP Warner Scarab
engine S/N 146. It was a two-passenger airplane that visited
the Airfield twice.
It sold on 3/2/29 to United Aviation Corp. of Chicago, IL,
then, two days later, to Scenic Airways, Inc. of Phoenix,
AZ (J. Parker Van Zandt, President). It landed first at Tucson
on 5/7/1929 piloted solo by Albert Pyle. He was northbound
from Douglas, AZ to Phoenix.
It visited again a month later, on 6/3/1929, piloted by Charles
Goldtrap carrying one unidentified passenger. They were westbound
from Lordsburg, NM to Los Angeles, CA. Although both pilots
indicated Phoenix as Home Base, neither indicated whether
it was a revenue flight under Scenic Airlines. Pilot Goldtrap
is cited in the Reinhold reference at left, page 184.
After Scenic Airlines, the airplane moved to Long Beach,
CA and O’Donnell Aircraft, Inc. The company was owned
by James Lloyd O’Donnell and Gladys O’Donnell,
both well-known pilots and signers of the Davis-Monthan Airfield
Register. They bought it on 4/5/30 from receivership on behalf
of Scenic Airways.
It suffered an accident (nosed over on landing and wing struck
ground) in the hands of a student pilot at Long Beach on 5/18/30.
It received a new top wing and motor mount, and Warner engine
The O’Donnells sold it for $1,750 on 12/6/30 to John
M. Burnley of Burnley
Airport, Pomona, CA. On 6/13/31 Burnley sold it to Mrs.
Minnie May Ord of Hynes, CA for $1,650. She sold it to Reuben
F. Kovsky of Seal Beach, CA on 2/26/32, and she to Sydney
Flying Service, San Antonio, TX on 8/2/33.
It suffered an accident at Tulsa, OK on 8/19/33. Registration
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