N898AF on photo shoot.
Screen capture from Kenmore Air Video © 2018 - Michael Hays - Northern Confluence Media
N898AF coming along nicely.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 11 August 2015
53-2781 in the Kenmore Yard.
Photos: Neil Aird © 2001
53-2781 on display at various Edwards AFB., "Open Days".
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1988 - John Mounce Collection - Aird Archives
Photo: Unknown photographer © November 1986
Photo: Peter A. Kirkup © 03 November 1985 - Aird Archives
N384N at Edwards AFB., California. ( Note changed "M" )
I'd like to know which Beaver airframe is sitting behind N384N !
Photos: Gary Vincent © December 1983
N384M on display at Edwards AFB.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © October 1980
53-2781 at Missoula, Montana.
Photo: Jay Sherlock © May 1973
Photo: Tom Baillie © 16 September 1968
Photo: Neil Aird © 16 September 1968
Drawing: Nick Nicholas © On Target


53-2781 • N119Z • N73527 • N348M • N348N



53-2781 US Army #1323. L-20 No: 324. Command A-4. Delivered 03-Nov-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N119Z U. S. Department of Agriculture, Missoula, MT. Regd 22-Aug-1968.

N73527 Details Unknown.

N384M Montana State Forestry Board, Helena, MT. Regd 12-Nov-1971.

Note: This is shown in Mar 1980 USCAR incorrectly as s/n 53-2871.

N384N USAF Test Pilot School, Edwards AFB., CA. Regd 20-Jan-1982. Canx 06-Jan-2003 Designation changed to NU-6A.

Note: Photo reportedly taken in 1986 showing 32781/ED. Assumed as in replica colour scheme.

Note: Whilst at Edwards AFB., it seems perhaps that parts of s/n 593 / 53-2801 were used on this aircraft which initially confused the record keeping together with the incorrect USCAR record. However with the assistance of Viking who hold the build records, Kenmore were able to establish the correct provenance.

N384N Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd 09-Feb-2006. Expiry 31-Jul-2016

Note: Being worked on in Kenmore hanger Jun-2013. The airframe and wings have been completely re-skinned and Kenmore have assembled numerous new parts to complete the project.

Total time: 7,398.8 hours

N898AF Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Reserved 07-Apr-2015. Regd 20 (17)-Jun-2016.

Airworthiness date: 12-Jun-2017.

N898AF TVPX Aircraft Solutions Inc., Trustee, North Salt lake, UT. Regd 30-Jan-2018.


Video link: "1953 de Havilland Beaver 562"