N1117F a new season, ready and willing.
Photo: Island Wings © 2022
N1117F ready to return home.
Photo: Bob Kobzey © 05 March 2020
N1117F on/over familiar ground/water!
Photo: Martin Schultz © 15 August 2011
N1117F working the 2010 Season.
Photos: Joe Barr: © 13 May 2010 - Aird Archives
N1117F checks out the cruise ships.
Photos: Wolodymir Nelowkin © 23 June 2008 - Aird Archives
N1117F at her new parking spot in Ketchikan.
Photo: Jim Andie © July 2007 - Aird Archives
N1117F at home in Misty Fijords area.
Photo: Bob Fritz © 03 July 2006
I finally get to meet "Lady Esther".
A wave from Michelle as she leaves on a tour.
Photos: Neil Aird © 17 September 2004
Photo essay of my trip with Michelle to follow someday! Here's a sample ;-) - I really should get around to this project! Wonderful adventure - thanks Michelle!
N1117F "Lady Esther" visits Misty Fijords
"Lady Esther"  takes Michelle over Big Goat Lake.
Photos: Chip Porter © 2003 - via Michelle Masden of Island Wings Air Service
N1117F in her Ketchikan territory.
Photo: Josh Akbar © 04 July 2003
N6783L at Kenmore in the house colours.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 2002 - W. F. Collection
N26LU tied down at Kenmore Air Harbor.
Photo: John Kimberley © November 1993
N26LU plying her trade with Lake Union Air.
Photo: Unknown photographer © Slide dated August 1990
N47031 at Soldotna, Alaska.
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Aird Archives
Photo: John Kimberley © June 1979 - Kenneth I. Swartz Collection
58-2037 in Army fatigues.
Photo: U.S. ARMY © Date unknown - via Dennis Newell


58-2037 • N47031 • N26LU • N6783L


58-2037 US Army # 1917. L-20 No. 918. Command A-16. Delivered 23-Jul-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-2037 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB, AZ. 04-Feb-1972 to 13-May-1975. PCN (Product Control Number) HS080.

N47031 School of Bible and Music, Grand Rapids, MI. 1975.

Airworthiness date: 04-May-1978. Category – Normal.

N47031 Wilderness Outfitters, Soldotna, AK. Regd Jul-1978.

N26LU Lake Union Air Service Inc., Lake Union / Seattle, WA. Regd 23-Aug-1988. On USCAR at-Feb-1992.

N26LU Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Regd 23-Feb-1993.

N6783L Kenmore Air Harbor Inc., Kenmore, WA. Res’d 02-Nov-1993. Regd Jul-1993. Canx 07-Apr-2003

N6783L Shelley L Masden, Ketchikan, AK. Regd 16-Apr-2003. Canx 02-Jun-2003.

N1117F Shelley L Masden, Ketchikan, AK. Regd Jun-2003. Canx 11-May-2007.

N1117F Michelle L Masden / Island Wings Air Service, Ketchikan, AK. Regd 25-Apr-2003.