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N8820 anchored at Anchorage.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 10 June 2021
N8820 time for the tundras.
Photo: Gary Cutsforth © 18 May 2018
N8820 at home on the range, the Alaska Range.
Photos: Gary Cutsforth © March 2018
N8820 "Wild 1" after Wipaire treatment.
Photo: Wipaire Inc © Date unknown.
SE-IMM at Jukkasjärvi, Sweden.
Photo: Hans Wallin © 06 June 1985 -
52-6064 upset at Washoe Valley, Nevada!
Photo: Chuck Ross © 10 January 1972
52-6064 with Nevada Army National Guard.
Photo: Unknown photographer © August 1971 - Aird Archives


52-6064 • N8820 • SE-IMM



52-6064 USAF #1209. L-20 No: 210. Command AF-3. Delivered 12-Nov-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6064 US Army. Transferred on 07-Jun-1955.

52-6064 Nevada Army National Guard. Dates unknown. Until 15-Aug-1972 when sold.

Accident: Washoe Valley, NV. 09-Jan-1972.

Note: Part of auction Sierra Army Depot, Herlong, CA. Total time: 4,855.0 hours.

Bought by J.W. Duff Aircraft Co, Denver, CO.

N8820 Bruce C. Morehouse, San Antonio, TX. Regd Oct-1972. On USCAR 1974.

Airworthiness Cert: 23-Feb-1981.

SE-IMM Tammert Aero AB., Kiruna, Sweden. Regd 12-Jan-1983. Canx 03-Nov-1986.

Accident: Ittevare, Sweden, 09-May-1986. Crashed into ground after a take-off in bad weather. Total wreck.

N8820 Wipaire Inc., Inver Grove Heights, MN. Regd 27-Sep-1989.

N8820 Wipaire Inc., South Saint Paul, MN. Re-regd 28-Jan-2002. Canx 26-Sep-2008.

Note: Rebuilt Jul-2008 as a Wipaire Boss Beaver Turbine-engined aircraft. PT-6A-34

Mods include: Wipline 6100 amphib. floats, Lake and Air advisory system.Wipaire gross weight increase to 6,100 lbs. and extended cabin and baggage area with Sealand Alaska door. Retains dual control yokes. Skylite windows and cabin bubble windows. Lifetime struts Precision Flight pulse lights  and Whelen Anti-collision strobe lights.

Exterior paint scheme Red Baron red overall with Titanium and black trim and matching floats.

Internal fit out. Pilot and co pilot seats in tan leather with sheepskin inserts. Cabin seats in tan leather with matching fabric and accent leather on sidewalls. Soundex sound proofing for headlining

Total time: 5,760 hours. Apr-2008.

Note: For sale with Wipaire for $1,700,000US.

Airworthiness Cert: 19-Aug-2008.

N8820 Ten Air Aircraft Corp., Minneapolis, MN. Regd 20-Oct-2008. Expiry date 31-Jul-2015.

• Noted For Sale: Jun-2017 - tt 5,288.0 hours (approx).

N8820 Ruth J. Bruggeman (Trustee), Minneapolis, MN. Regd 13-Mar-2017.

N8820 David C. Cruz Trustee, Palmer, AK. Regd 28-Nov-2017.

Note: 98.7 hours since Wipaire onversion.

N8820 Gooding Lake Aviation LLC., Wasilla, AK. Regd 10-Apr-2021.


USAF History

52-6064 was made available on 29-Oct-1952 and accepted on 03-Nov-1952 by the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., after which it was assigned to the Air Defence Command and delivered on the 12-Nov-1952 to the 4704th Defence Wing at McChord AFB., WA. On 01-Aug-1953 it passed to the 567th Air Defence Group at McChord. Its next allocation was to the 529th Air Defence Group at Paine AFB., from 02-Nov-1954 until 10-May-1955 when it was passed to Olmstead AFB., and the Middletown Air Depot, PA., prior to being transferred to the US Army on 07-Jun-1955.