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Jetcruzer 450 19?? (TC A49NM) = No data.
AASI 500 [N200JC] (AASI)
AASI 1250 (AASI)
Midwing 1931 = 1pOmwM; 28hp Lawrance. POP: 1 [820Y]. This is typical of some entries herein where a judgment call was made as to the original make of aircraft. In this case, a scarcity of documentation leads one to believe it might be a plan- or kit-built Church Mid-Wing renamed by its builder.
Abrams P-1 [X19897] (K O Eckland coll)
AE-5 1929 = 2pOhwM; 90hp LeRhône rotary; span: 38'0" length: 29'0". Joaquin S Abreu. Steel-tube fuselage, wood-framed parasol wing. The engine and belly fuel pod was a detachable unit that could be released from the cockpit in case of fire or a dire emergency, and the ship would become a glider. In its first test, this was demonstrated at Alameda CA. From 5,500' the motor and tank unit was jettisoned, falling into sand dunes by the bay, and the ship glided for about 15 minutes before heading for the runway. There a group of people running toward the oncoming ship forced pilot Reed Vowles to swerve the plane and nose it into soft ground, sustaining minor damage. POP: 1 .
A C A SEE American Champion
Ace K-1 (1919 Flying)
1928 = 2pOlwM; 125hp Siemens SH-14; span: 34'0" length: 26'0" load: 500# v: 125/110/35. Full-cantilever wing. POP: 1. Aviation described this as "a typically German low-wing monoplane with a plywood wing, and a welded steel fuselage," which suggests a design in the Aeromarine class.
Ace SEE Corben
Model D Baby Ace 1965 = 1pOhwM; 65-85hp various; span: 26'5" length: 17'9" load: 375# v: 110/100/34 range: 350 ceiling: 16,000' (data for 65hp). Much-modified evolution of the original Corben design. Marketed plans and kits for home-builders. ALSO SEE Corben Ace, EAA Baby Ace.
Model E Junior Ace 1965 = 2p version of Model D with 85hp Continental C-85 and side-by-side cockpit; span: 26'0" length: 18'0" load: 526# v: 130/105/65 range: 350 ceiling: 10,000'.
ACE-Falcon SEE Welch OW-5M
Biplane 1928 = 2pOB; 85hp Wright-Gypsy. POP: 1 [C44N] (also appears in some registers as Sportsman).
Acme Sportsman Three-view
Acme Centaur 101
F8F-2 195? (TC AR-32) = Civil conversion of Grumman F8F-2, possibly for racing.
Acme Sierra at Edwards FTC [N12K], photo captioned: "Northrop Co. flying demonstrator ... represents the company's concept for the Air Force AX close-support aircraft design competition. Pusher system eliminates torque problems found in single-engine puller designs, Northrop believes." (Aviation Week via Ron Dupas)
Anser Amphib - 4pCmwMAm twin-jet prototype fighter was reported under construction in 1958, but never completed. Assigned RS-695B project number by the Army Air Forces Air Materiel Command. "Anser" was acronymic for "Analytical Service Inc," involved in the project to an unknown degree.
Acosta SEE Armada
Sport 19?? = 1pOB; 100-200hp various; span: 19'7" length: 17'6" v: x/130/50. Aerobatic capability. Marketed plans and kits.
Sport II 1978 = 2pOB; span: 21' 8" length: 20'9" load: 645# v: 123/x/53; ff: 7/9/78. Also marketed plans for Super Acro Sport, Pober Pixie.
Santa Ana VM-1 [X4564] (clip: Orange Co Airport brochure)
A500 CarbonAero 2002 = 6pClwM rg; 700hp Continental; ff: 7/11/02 (p: Glenn Maben).
A700 2003 = ff: 7/27/03.
Adam M-309 [N309A] (Adam Co)
B-4 1930 = 1pOhwM; Henderson motorcycle engine. No data, possibly a modified Pietenpol [742Y].
Adams Industries SEE Thorp
ATA Cruiser 1928 = 3pChwM; 110hp Warner Scarab; span: 38'3" length: 25'0" load: 800#. Empty wt: 1200#. Semi-cantilever wing. POP: 1 [NX14M] s/n 100. Registration noted: "May be entered in National Air Races." Fate unknown; registration reassigned to Lockheed in 1952. This might be a Warner-powered copy of Activian.
Adams-Wilson SEE Hobbycopter
1-A 1929 = 2pOB; Hisso. [X246K] c/n 1001.
Cloud Buster 1931 = 2pCM; 40hp Salmson AD-9. POP: 1 student project [NC10644]. Repowered in 1936 with 65hp LeBlond. This appears in some regs as a product of Bidwell-Yale Aviation Co; SEE Bidwell.
Student Prince [NC893K] (Ralph Nortell)
Student Prince X (Aircraft Builders ) 1931 = 90hp ACE. POP: 1 [NC10686].
A D I
Stallion 1994 = 4pChwM rg; 280hp Continental IO-550-G; span: 35'6" length: 25'0" load: 1400# v: 241/224/69 range: 1500. [N408S].
c.1973 = 1pChwM; 75hp Continental C-75; span: 19'6". Empty wt: 554#. [N1857]. Based on Tailwind and Cougar designs.
Midwing 1957 = 1pCmwM; 65hp Continental; span: 18'3" v: x/110/x range: 250. POP: 1 [N2148C].
SJ-1 Head Skinner 1958 = 1pOhwM; 65hp Continental (replaced with 125hp Lycoming O-290-G4 Canfield c.1963); span: 24'6" length: 20'0" load: 300# v: 180/150/60 range: 300. Gull-wing.
Advance? Verification needed (TKnL coll)
1983 = Cessna conversions to PT6A turboprops.
Advanced Aerodynamics SEE AASI
Distributor Wing DWI-1 Photo and cutaway art (Avn Week via Ron Dupas)
1910 = No data. Perhaps the company was only a supply house.
Aerial Experimental Association (AEA)
AEA Red Wing (Paul Matt coll via Avn Heritage coll)
Aerodrome #2, White Wing 1908 = 1pOB; 40hp Curtiss air-cooled V-8 pusher; span: 42'3" length: 26'3" load: 175#; ff: 5/18/08 (p: Baldwin). F W Baldwin. Tricycle gear; first use of ailerons (which led to long-term litigation over the Wright Brothers' claim of violation of their patent for movable wing surfaces). Lateral control of movable, triangular ailerons was by way of a body yoke attached to the pilot, who leaned in the direction of a turn. Flew a distance of 1,017' on 5/21/08 (p: Glenn Curtiss). Damaged beyond repair on landing two days later, and abandoned.
Aerodrome #3, June Bug 1908 = 1pOB; 40-50hp Curtiss air-cooled V-8 pusher; span: 42'6" length: 27'6" load: 142# v: 39; ff: 5/21/08 (p: Curtiss) for a distance of 152 yds. Glenn Curtiss. Employed pilot-induced movable wing-tips as ailerons, as on White Wing. Made a total of 32 flights until Aug 31, one of which marked the first plane to fly one kilometer, on 7/4/08, at a recorded 39mph, for which Curtiss was awarded the Scientific American trophy. Design evolved into 1909 Curtiss Golden Flyer.
AEA Loon (Paul Matt coll via Avn Heritage coll)
AEA Silver Dart (Leslie Burgess coll)
Aerodrome #5, Cygnet 1909 = Odd "flying wall" on skids with a huge frontal surface composed of 360 tetrahedral cells a concept carried forward from Bell's 1902 kite designs arranged in a rectangular wingform, and with the pilot perched well out in front on skids; span: 40'0" (>52'6") length: 13'1". Tested at Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on 2/22 and 24/1909, but failed to fly. Alexander G Bell. Developed from 1907 kite-glider Cygnet I, which was towed by a motorboat to an altitude of 168' (p: T Selfridge), but was destroyed in landing on the water. As Cygnet II, it was modified with tricycle gear, 26'4" span, and an 8-cylinder Curtiss motor, with no success. It did finally fly, as Cygnet III, with 70hp Gnôme rotary to help overcome its frontal mass, from ice-covered Lake Bras d'Or, Nova Scotia, on 3/1/12, attaining 43mph (p: J McCurdy).
Aerial Navigation SEE Call
Aerial Service SEE Mercury
1908 = Little was found about this intriguing project, quite apparently unbuilt. July 1909 Fly reported formation and funding of the company to develop "the Pennington devices ... a combination of dirigible and aeroplane" that would result in a machine 1,250' long capable of traveling 9,000 miles in a single voyage, and that contracts were signed for "several aeroplanes at $5,000 each." First stock issue was claimed to have gone to none less than Standard Oil Co, and construction would be at the (Lewis) Nixon shipyards on Staten Island, one of the principals.
V.B.L.-1 1921 = OB tractor described as an "express transport of three-ply construction." John M Jarratt finds in 1922 Eaton Chronicles that Rogers Construction Co (SEE CD Air Express) "... takes over the building of a Sport Biplane designed by C H Day of the defunct Aerial Transportation [sic] Corp." Then in 1925, "Charles 'Pop' Dickinson buys the C D Air Express from Rogers," which is described as a C H Day design. This would be conclusive proof that VBL-1 and CD Express are one and the same.
Aerocar SEE Taylor Aerocar
1959 = 2phwOM. Roadable airplane with two engines in a tractor-pusher configuration; tri-cycle gear. Airline captain Helsmer built this machine over a two-year period for $2,300 [N9085C]. It was later converted into single-engine Aero Car 3. Halsmer also built a high-wing two-seater (Model 2?) with a uni-twin arrangement of two 65hp engines driving two counter-rotating props. [N12043]
Model 3 c.1963 = 2phwOM; 85hp Continental pusher; span: 30'0" length: 19'0"; v: 105/85/48. Roadable airplane with a pusher engine and four-blade prop. Wing with wood spar and aluminum ribs; fabric-covered steel tube fuselage; quad gear with steerable front wheels. The wings could be folded by one man in five minutes for driving as a car up to 50mph. [N9085C].
Aero Commander 100 Cadet [N3871X] (Ron Dupas)
Aero Commander 200D [N2943T]
200E 1967 = Swept-tail 6p version of 200D. POP: 1.500, Shrike, Esquire Shrike 1969 = 4-8pChwM rg; two 250-290hp Lycoming IO-540E; span: 49'5" length: 36'8" load: 2230# v: 215/203/78 range: 750 ceiling: 19,400'. $103,950. The only twin in its class approved for limited aerobatics, as demonstrated by Bob Hoover in tours.
Aero Commander 520 [N4166B] (Ralph Nortell)
520 1951 (TC 6A1) = 5-7pChwM rg; two 260hp Lycoming GO-435; span: 43'10" length: 34'3" load: 1850# v: 211/197/60 range: 850. In production, subsequent dash numbers represented individual planes. $45,000, $66,000 in 1954; POP: 150 by end of production in 1954, of which 3 to Army and USAF as L-26. Later marketed as Ted Smith Aerostar 600/601, and Rockwell 560/680/685/710 series, Shrike Commander, Hawk Commander, Turbo Commander.
560, 560-A 1955 = 5-7pChwM rg; two 295hp Lycoming GO-480-G1B6; span: 49'6" length: 35'0" load: 2200# v: 222/210/66 range: 1625 ceiling: 22,500'.
580-E c.1957 = Similar to 560-A with 275hp Lycoming GO-480D.
600 c.1970 (TC 2A7, A3SW) = ChwM rg; two 290hp Lycoming IO-540; span: 34'3" length: 34'10" load: 2075# v: 260/250/77 range: 1400 ceiling: 22,000'.
Aero Commander 680 (Ron Dupas)
700 SEE Aerostar 700.
Aero Commander Alticruiser prototype [N7200] (Ted Smith Co)
Aero Commander 1121 (Ron Dupas coll)
Hawk 1969 (TC 2A4) = 7-9pChwM rg; two 500hp Garret AiResearch TPE-331; span: 44'0" length: 43'0" load: 3935# v: 290/268/94 range: 1490 ceiling: 25,600'. $369,500.
Lark 1968 = 4pChwM; 180hp Lycoming; load: 1000# v: 138/132/60 range: 525 ceiling: 13,000'.
L-26 1956 = USAF and Army version of 520, 560, and 680. All redesignated U-9 in 1962.
YL-26 1952 = Civil 520. Two 260hp Lycoming GO-435C. POP: 3 to Army [52-6217/6219]; became U-9B.Thrush Commander (Rockwell, Quail) 1968 (A3SW) = 1pClwM agplane; 600hp P&W R-1430-AN1; span: 44'5" length: 24'5" v: 140/124/66 range: 470. Evolution and refinement of Snow S-2. Hopper capacity: 400gal/3,280#. $39,500 in 1968/POP: c.250.
Aero Commander U-9C [56-4023] (Larry DiRicco)
U-4, -9 1962 = USAF and US Army respective redesignations of L-26.
Comp Air 3 19?? = Kit aircraft. 3pChwM. No data.
Comp Air 4 19?? = Kit aircraft. 4pChwm; 150-180hp engines. No data.
Comp Air 6 19?? = Kit aircraft. 6pChwM; 220-300hp; span: 35'0" length: 24'9" load: 1300# v:257/195/55.
Comp Air 7 SL 19?? = Kit aircraft. 6pChwM; 657hp Walter 601D turboprop; span: 33'0" length: 30'6" load: 2000-2300# v: 237/225-250/50-60 range: 900.
Comp Air 7 Turbine 19?? = Kit aircraft. 6-7pChwM; 657hp Walter 601D turboprop; span: 35'0" length: 29'6" load: 1670-2050# v: 257/250/55-65.
Comp Air 8 19?? = Kit aircraft. 6-8pChwM; 657hp Walter 601D turboprop; span: 33'0" length: 31'0" load: 2000-2500 v: 229/225/55 range: 500-700.
Comp Air 10 19?? = Kit aircraft. 10-11pChwM; 300hp Continental, later 724hp Walter LOM 601D. [N4105T].
Merlin 19?? = Kit aircraft. 2pChwM; 65-100hp engines. No data.
Sea Hawk 1982 = 2-3pCBAm; 70hp Revmaster.
Sea Hawker 1982 = 2pCBAm; 150hp Lycoming O-320; span: 24'0" length: 21'6" load: 750# v: 148/138/42 range: 1200; ff: 7/?/82 [N82SO]. Marketed kits and plans. POP: 32 known flying by Mar 1988.
Aero-Coupe 1928 = 3pO-CB; 120hp Warner Scarab; span: 32'0" length: 24'0" load: 1000# v: 115/100/38 range: 460. F R Anderson, a USAS Brig General at the time. Convertible to an open cockpit for training use, or the seats could be removed to make a cargo/mail bay. $5,800; POP: 1 , crashed in 1926. Selfridge Field Museum (MI) reportedly has info in their files, as well as two small photos.
DG-1 1977 = 1pCmwM rg; two 330 Mazda RX-3 tractor/pusher; span: 20'0" length: 20'6" load: 600# v (est): 450/350/98 range: 460; ff [N10E]: 7/25/77.
Pulsar 1985 = 2pClwM; 64hp Rotax 532; span: 25'0" length: 19'6" load: 440# v: x/130/42 range: 400. Mark Brown. Based on Star Lite prototype [N500SS]. Marketed kits.
Pulsar XP 1992 = 2pClwM; 80hp Rotax 912; load: 550# v (kts): 143/122/x. [[N912XP].
Sparrow Hawk II, IIB 1986 = 2pCmwM, 64hp Rotax 532 (II) or 90hp Norton P62 (IIB) pusher; span: 34'5" length: 17'10" load 700# v (II/IIB): 105-130/95-120/36. Chuck Herbst. Twin-boom. [N8728A].
1984 = Business aircraft, no data. Little, if any, production noted.
Aero Flight Streak 225 [N6300C] (Frank Rezich coll)
Bearcat 1984 = 1pOhwM; 42hp Rotax 447 or 52hp Rotax 503; span: 30'0" length: 17'6" load: 425# v:75/60/26 range: 120. Jack Hutchinson. Kits for home-builders. Agricultural version as Ag Bearcat with 63hp Rotax 532..
Aeromarine, Aeromarine-Klemm, Uppercu
TC-2 1983 = 2pClwM rg; 100hp Continental O-200-A; span: 21'0" length: 16'7" load: 425# v: 181/164/57-63; ff: 5/16/83. All-composite construction. [N2484V].
Safety Plane 1937 = 2pChwM; 120hp Ford. [NX17895].
Aeroneer SEE Phillips Aeroneer
Loadstar Model 100 1966 = 2pCB; 105-180hp Lycoming; ff: 8/?/66. William G Dorsch. Conversion of Piper PA-18 Super Cub or J-3 Cub to biplane.
Aeronautic Supply Co SEE Benoist
1910 = No data.
Aero Products A-1 [NX1270] (E J Young coll)
A-3 1944 = 2pCH; 135hp Franklin; rotor: 30'0" v: 100/x/0. A refinement of A-1. POP: 1 [NX1272], no production.
J-2 1962 = Development of Jovanovich J-2. 2pCH; 200hp Lycoming O-360-A2D pusher; rotor: 26'0" span: 11'2" length: 16'0" load: 500# v: 122/95/0 range: 200 ceiling: 10,000'. D K Jovanovich. Stub wings supporting twin booms, twin tails. Three-blade rotor with articulated blades, unpowered in horizontal flight.
Guppy 201 Acquired by NASA (NASA)
B-377MG Mini Guppy 1967 = Four 3500hp P&W R-4360-B6 Wasp Major or 4912hp Allison 501-D22C turboprops; span: 156'3" length: 132'10"; ff: 5/24/67. Stretched ex-USAF C-97 modified by addition of new upper fuselage lobe with interior radius of 18'; swing-tail for cargo loading. POP: 2 [N1037V, N111AS]; first aircraft powered by R-4360s, second by Allisons taken from Lockheed Electras; crashed at Edwards AFB on 5/12/70.
B-377PG Pregnant Guppy 1962 = Four 3500hp P&W R-4360 Wasp Major; span: 141'3" length: 127'0" v: 240/x/x; ff: 9/19/62. Jack Conroy. Ex-airline Boeing 377 modified by stretching the fuselage 16'8" and adding a huge, new upper fuselage lobe for outsize cargo. Capable of carrying 34,000# of cargo. Aircraft was loaded by removing the tail section just aft of the wing trailing edge. Used extensively in support of NASA space program. POP: 1 [N1024V].
Super Guppy SG [N1038V] (Dan Eckland)
Guppy-101 1970 = Rebuilt from Boeing Stratocruiser with four 4900hp Allison 501-D22C turboprops; ff: 3/13/70. First with the opening nose section.
Guppy-201 SEE B377SGT.
Aero Sport S-2 [X14202] (Clark Scott)
Rail 1970 = 1pOlwM; two Aerosport-Rockwell JLO LB-600/2 pushers; span: 23'4" length: 15'9" load: 272# v: 96/66/45 range: 120 ceiling: 12,000'; ff: 11/4/70 [N4334]. An essential design, hardly more than a winged rail, as its name suggests. T-tail, tri-gear; pilot out in the open in front.
Quail 1971 = 1pChwM; VW 1500-1800 cc; span: 24'0" length: 15'11" load: 258# v: 130/110/48 range: 230 ceiling: 12,000'; ff: 12/?/71 [N88760].
Scamp A 1973 = 1pOB; 60hp VW 1600-2100 cc; span: 17'6" length: 16'8" load: 238# v: x/90/42; ff: 8/27/73. R D Fehlner, E B Trent, H L Woods. Tricycle gear, T-tail. Marketed plans and kits for home-builders. POP: reportedly 1,050 plan sets sold (no time reference).
Woody Pusher c.1970 = 2pOhwM; 65-75hp Continental pusher; span: 29'0" length: 20'5" load: 520# v: 98/87/45. Marketed plans and kits for home-builders.
700, Super 700 19?? = 4-6pClwM rg; two 350hp Lycoming TI0-540-U2A (Super 700: modified I0-540-SIA5); span: 36'8" length: 34'10" load: 1715# v: 328/282/84 range: 1151 ceiling: 30,000'.
FJ-100 1990 = Business jet. 6-8pCmwM rg; two 1200# Williams FJ33-1 turbofans; v: 460/x/x ceiling (max): 41,000'. Engines pylon-mounted on fuselage.
Executive 1970 - Mooney M20F with 200hp Lycoming IO-360-A1A; span: 35'0" length: 24'11" load: 1100# v: 185/x/62 range: 1147 ceiling: 18,800'. $23,995; no production.
Ranger 1970 - Mooney M20C with 180hp Lycoming O-360-A1D; span: 35'0" length: 24'2" load: 1050# v: 176/x/57 range: 1000 ceiling: 19,500'. $19,995; no production.
Boeing F4B-2/P-12C 1978 = 4/5-scale replica. 1pOB; 245hp Jacobs R-755-9; span: 24'0" length: 17'9" load: 570# v: 165/135/63 range: 386; ff: 8/?/78.
B-1, -1A 19?? (TC A7WE, A8WE) = No data. Possibly re-issued Pitts.
Conversions of war-surplus aircraft with tank systems for firefighting operation AF-S2, B-17, C-119, C-130, CH-47, DC-3, DC-4, DC-6, DC-7, HU-16.
Aerovel SEE Miller HM-4
Aetna Aerocraft 2SA (Ron Dupas coll)
A G A SEE Pitcairn-Larsen
A-1 1931 = 3pOM; 180hp Hisso E. Arthur Aggergaard. [587W] c/n 100; ff: 5/18/31. Built from parts supplied by Nicholas-Beazley Co at Marshall MO. Reg cancelled 2/1/33.
Agronemair SEE Emair
A 1934 = 2pOMF; 40hp Ford A.  c/n 2.
AH 404 1976 = 31pChwM rg; four 420hp GMC-Allison 250-B17B; span: 65'0" length: 48'4" load: 9400# v: 210/160/x range: 1380; ff: 12/1/76 (p: Herman "Fish" Salmon). POP: 2 [N404AR, N1028G].
A I L
B-3-A 1934 = 1pOM; 41hp Church. [22Y] c/n 353.
Express 1932 = 3pOM; Hisso.  c/n 372.
Air & Space
Air & Space 18A
Air Associates SEE Nicholas-Beazley
ALSO SEE Messer
Air Boss (Aviation Heritage coll)
Air Capital, Aircapital
Watkins SL-1 [X470E] (Paul Davis)
1926 - Included for interest value only. Despite prominent advertising, there is no record of this consortium's aircraft being produced, and the ads, along with attendant press releases about the Super Rhône-powered Airco Amphibian and Airco Super-Sport, soon faded from aviation publications. No connection with British Airco-de Havilland.
Commander 19?? = 1-2pCH. No data.
F-1A c.1961 = Continuance of Forney Aircoupe F-1A. POP: c.30 by Forney and AirCoupe. SEE Alon.
Falcon 1932 = 2pChwM; 42hp two-cyl Air-Craft (Welch); span: 26'0" length: 20'6". $995, $1,150 with Continental A-40; POP: 1*. Orin Welch was undoubtedly the designer (and likely a principal), for the plane featured on a full-page Air-Craft Corp ad in Jan 1932 Popular Aviation bore the tail number of  c/n 107, which was the first of the later Welch OW-5M batch. * Possibly  c/n 108 was initially manufactured under this parent name, as well. Another interesting path leads to the Jackson B-2 (qv).
J-2 Cub aka Western Cub 1936 (ATC 620) = 2pChwM; 40hp Continental A-40; span: 35'3" length: 22'5" load: 407# v: 87/80/35 range: 210. $1,270; POP: perhaps 10 to 20. Company, a principal distributor, began producing Taylor J-2 under a subcontract for Taylor Co after their disastrous Bradford PA plant fire in Mar 1937.
Parrot 1930 - 2pCM; Velie M-5 (>Anzani).  c/n 100; dismantled and reg cancelled 5/19/31.
Aircraft Builders (WA) SEE Adcox
Aircraft Builders Club
1930 - 2pOB; Detroit Aircat. Byron Goodes Cook, mechanics class instructor at Independence High School in Cleveland, under whose guidance the plane was built by students. [NC10558] c/n 1. Cook was also involved with Sundorph Aeronautical.
Aircraft Development Corp SEE Vultee
Aircraft Engineering SEE ACE
B-2 1930 = OB; Lambert R-266 engine; no other data found. POP: 1  c/n 2. Reg cancelled 11/21/32. ALSO SEE (Charles) Laird and Bryan-Laird.
Aircraft Industries SEE Sierra
Aircraft Manufacturing Co
Aircraft Mechanics SEE Alexander
Aircraft Mechanics Association SEE A M A
BT-11 1940 - Plastic and plywood design to mock-up stage; none built.
Beta Bird 19?? = 1pOhwM; VW 1200-1600cc pusher; span: 25'6" load: 225#. Robert W Hovey. Marketed plans and kits. POP: ??.
Wing Ding 19?? = 1pOB; 12-15hp pusher; span: 16'4" load: 188# v: x/45/26. Marketed plans and kits. POP: ??.
19?? (A33SO) = Civil conversion of Grumman HU-16A, -16B, -16C (UF-1, UF-1G), -16D (UF-2), -16E (UF-2G).
OHS-111 1929 = 2pChwM; 55hp Velie M-5, also Warner Scarab. Very likely this is the Cabin-Aire monoplane that the company exhibited in Chicago in 1928. "OHS" designation was for company treasurer O H Snyder. [X7950].
A-1 1926 = 3pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5; span: span: 30'0" length: 24'0".  c/n 1 registered on 4/7/28 to "Holmes," then on 8/25/28 to "Moore," both of Hennessey OK. Reg expired 3/28/30.
(Data: March 1930)
Air-istocrat SP-7 [291M]
Air-istocrat SR-4 [283V] (Gene Palmer coll)
Air-istocrat SR-5 [NR860W] (Frank Rezich coll)
Air King SEE NAS
c.1926 = 3pOhwM; 90hp Curtiss OX-5. Surplus Curtiss JN-4D rebuilt as a parasol monoplane [X3742].
Arrow 1922 = 8pCB; 300hp Hall-Scott(?); v: 100/x/x. Transport ship, a major modification of a Standard J-1 by (John W) Rogers Aircraft Co, Los Angeles, for this aspiring LA-Imperial Valley airline proved unsatisfactory. It and the fledgling company flew into obscurity.
Avalon 680 1983 = 6-7pChwMAm; two 750hp PT6A-135 turboprops; span: 39'0" length: 32'0" load: 1900# v: 250/200/65 range: 1448; ff: 10/?/83. Also planned Twin Star 1000 and military Guardian, none of which was produced as flyable.
1928 = 3pOM; 180hp Hisso E; v: 135/x/40. Built from plans supplied by Fokker Co in Germany.
Arrow B-7 1928 = 2pOB; 90hp Curtiss OX-5. $2,780; POP: 1 [NC813].
AT-301/301A/301B 1973, 1978-87 = 1pClwM; 600hp P&W R-1340; based on Snow S-2.
AT-302/302A Turbo 1977 = 1pClwM; Lycoming LTP101-600A.
AT-400/400A Turbo 19?? = 550-680shp P&W PT6.
AT-401 1986 = 600hp P&W R-1340.
AT-401A 1991 = PZL-3S.AT-402 Turbo 1988 = 680shp P&W PT6; ff: 8/?/88.
AT-501 1984 = 600hp P&W R-1340.
Air Tractor AT-502 [N4531K]
AT-502A 1992 = 1100shp P&W PT6-45R; ff: 2/?/92.AT-503 1986 = 2pClwM; 1100shp P&W PT6-45R; ff: 4/25/86. POP: 1.
AT-503A 1990 = 2pClwM; 750shp PT6A-34; [N503CP].AT-802 1990 = 2pClwM; 1100shp P&W PT6-45R; ff: 10/30/90 [N802LS].
AT-802A 1992 = 1pClwM; ff: 7/6/92 [N1546H].
Air Transport SEE General-Western
Air Transportion SEE Airline
AirUtility AU-18 [N68819] (Aircraft of the World)
Airwings X 1934 = 2pOM; 90hp LeBlond. .
Terrier 1928 = 3pCM; three motorcycle engines. "Semi-bat wing." POP: 1 [X88E] c/n 1-T. Letter from Jolly to CAA 11/15/28 cancelled the license "since the plane never has been finished."
A J I
Hustler 500 1978 = ff: 1/11/78. Became Gulfstream American Hustler.
AJI T-610 [N7754A] (Avn Week via Ron Dupas)
Turbo Star 1961 = Conversions of Cessna 402 and 411 to 400hp Allison 250-B17 turboprops.
JDA-8 1931 = 2pOhwM; 45hp Szekely pusher; v: 45/x/x. Side-by-side cockpit; braced, single-boom empennage, tricycle gear. POP: 1 [X897K]. Akerman, professor of aero engineering at Univ of Minnesota, was also partly responsible for the designs of some Mohawk aircraft.
Akerman Tailless [NX14880] (Air Trails)
AA c.1935 = No data. One of the overlooked pioneers of American aviation, Akin was reportedly experimenting with manned flight about the same time as the Wright brothers, but his early flights were in gliders. John M Jarratt's view on this: The AA was Akin's one-place design, but only a brief paragraph was found. He designed and built gliders, and was one of the first to be towed to altitude by a plane. He also made a record-breaking flight from NYC to Washington DC [glider or plane?] and constructed several powered aircraft. He built a 2pCmwM called the Buckaroo with deep-chord, tapered wings, and a photo I saw looked to be in the 1930s judging from cars in the backround and clothing styles. No number on it as proof, but I believe that plane must be . (-- K O Eckland)
Stinger c.1990 = 1pCmwM; 100hp Continental O-200; span: 17'5" length: 16'0". Based on T-tail Cassutt. Fabric-covered steel-tube fuselage, plywood-skinned wooden wing. [N7XR].
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