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N4982U at Green Lake on the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska.
Photo: Keith Clark © 31 May 2008 - via Fred Wallis
N4982U arriving back from a trip.
Photo: Marcel Fluet-Lecerf © 30 July 2007 - Aird Archives
N4982U on tundras.
Photo: Rich Hulina © May 2005
Photos: Nigel Hitchman © 24 May 2005
N4982U at home base, near Soldotna, AK.
Photo: Neil Aird © September 1995
N4982U wintering at Anchorage, AK.
Photo: Derek Linder © October 2001
N4982U at Renton, Washington.
Photo: John Kimberley © October 1984 - Aird Archives
C-GJAK shares the ramp with C-FOXD (807)
Photo: Doug Barry © May 1982
C-GJAK lacking water.
Photo: Unknown photographer © July 1981 - Aird Archives
C-GJAK at Watson Lake, awaiting a propellor.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 02 June 1979 - Aird Archives
55-0686 on four star ★★★★ duties.
Photo: Leo J. Kohn © Date unknown - Ian Macdonald Collection


55-0686 • C-GJAK



55-0686 US Army #1588. L-20 No. 589. Command A-7. Delivered 17-Apr-1956. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

• Washington National Guard.

55-0686 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB.,  AZ. 07-Mar-1972 to 23-Mar-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS130.

Note: Purchased by Mike Hackman at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976.for $24,000US. Purchased on the basis of “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Total time 6,379.3 hrs. Engine hrs. unknown. Comment at time of auction: fuselage damage but flyable, all data plates, poor condition.

C-GJAK Mike Hackman, Edmonton, AB. Regd 23-Mar-1976.

C-GJAK Stewart Investments Ltd., / W.L. Stewart, Edmonton, AB. Dates unknown.

C-GJAK Tucho Lake Outfitters, Dawson Creek, BC. Regd prior to Certificate of Airworthiness renewal dated 19-Jul-1979. Canx date unknown.

C-GJAK Dajon Holdings Ltd., Terrace, BC. Regn date unknown. On CCAR dated May-1981. Deleted 25-Apr-1984 on export to USA.

N4982U High Adventure Air Charter Guides and Outfitters, Soldotna, AK. Regd Apr-1984 & 19-Aug-1985.

N4982U Soldotna Aircraft & Equipment Leasing LLC., Soldotna, AK. Regd 06-Nov-1995.

Certificate date: 13-Sep-1996.

Accident 31-Jul-2020: Was involved in mid-air near Sterling, Alaska this morning about 08:30 Alaska time. Tragic loss - six in Beaver and one in PA-12. Sympathies extended to families and friends.