N328JV enjoying some quiet time at Airventure 2018.
Photo: Mario Richard © 24 July 2018
N9041X back for a visit.
Photo: John Caswell © 13 April 2011
N9041X all ready to leave the Spit after Sealand mods.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 04 June 2010
N9041X now on Aeroset 5800's.
Photos: John Caswell © 02 June 2010
N9041X at Renton - KRTN, Washington.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © 25 August 2006
N9041X now on straight floats, departs Campbell River spit.
Photo sequence: John Caswell © 04 April 2006
N9041X at Campbell River for some work.
Photos: Neil Aird © 23 May 2005
N9041X wrapped up at Nanaimo Airport.
Photo: Tony Clarke © 17 September 2000 - Aird Archives
N9041X at Ganges, British Columbia.
Photo: Brandon Elliot © Summer 1997
N9041X  at Hall Island, British Columbia.
Photos: © Paul J. Roach  
N9041X visits Barrie, Ontario.
Photo: Gary Gentle © Date unknown
N207GB at Mission, Texas.
Photo: John P. Stewart © April 1977 - Jay Sherlock Collection
51-16492 in USAF special markings.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 1978 - Philippe Colin Collection
51-16492 of USAF coded 124.

Note logo of Washington Capitol building.

Photo: Unknown photographer © 1963 - Robin A. Walker Collection
51-16492 of 1100 ABW at Bolling AFB, Washington, DC.
Photos: Stephen Miller © 04 February 1962
Photo: MacSorley © 1961 - Robert Esposito Collection - Aird Archives


51-16492 • N2499D • N49GS • N207GB • N9041X



51-16492 USAF #1075. Delivered 22-May-1952. L-20A No: 76. Command AF-1. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

N2499D Fairways Corporation, Washington National, DC. Circa. 1970. CIA front company!

N49GS Department of the Interior Geological Survey, Reston, VA.

N207GB Regd Jun-1976.

N207GB Frasca International Inc., Urbana, IL. Regd May-1981.

Airworthiness Cert: 13-Apr-1983.

• (N49GS) ntu on USCAR at 03-Nov-1990.

N9041X Frasca International Inc., Urbana, IL. Named “Majimaji Ndoto”. Regd 26-Apr-1991. Canx 27-Nov-1991.

N9041X Seaplane USA Inc., Wilmington, DE. Regd Dec-1993.

Note: For sale Feb-1994 for $190,000.

Total time: 4,100 hours.

N9041X Talmor USA Inc., Teton Village, WY. Regd Aug-1994. On USCAR at Dec-1995.

N9041X Talmor USA Inc., Wilmington, DE. Regd 13-Sep-1996. Canx 28-Feb-2005.

Note: Pictures between mid 1997 and May 2005 show stylised “WD” markings. Also marked “Majimaji Ndoto” Presumably another owner between Talmor & Miller.

N9041X Jim Andie, Missoula, MT.  Regd 02-Mar-2005. Canx 01-Aug-2005.

N9041X Earl Miller, Port Ludlow, (Prev. Indianola, WA) WA. Regd 24-Aug-2005. Canx 04-Dec-2012!!.

Note: Apr-2009 noted for sale at Calderwood Aircraft Sales for $498K.

Total Time 4,710 hours. Refurbished 2008, dual control, bubble windows, forward battery, tip tanks, Aerocet 5850 floats.

N9041X Robert K. Goff, San Diego, CA. Regd 22-Dec-2009. Expiry date 30-Jun-2016.

N9041X 212 Investments LLC., Owasso, OK • Regd 19-Nov-2015.

• N328JV 212 Investments LLC., Owasso, OK • Regd 19-Nov-2015. Extensive mods by Kenmore.

Kenmore Video


USAF History

51-16492 was made available on 02-May-1952 and accepted by the by AMO 6600th Air Depot (Air Material Overseas Unit), at Downsview, ON., on 15-May-1952 and delivered to the Tactical Air Command at Langley AFB., Newfoundland on 22-May-1952. It was attached to the 405th Fighter Bomber wing until 09-Nov-1952 and was designated as a Special Operations Aircraft.

On 09-Nov-1952 it was assigned to the TAC Headquarters Command and the 1100th Air Base Wing at Bolling AFB., Washington, DC.

Apart from two weeks back at Langley with the 405th Fighter Bomber Wing between 01-Jul and 13-Jul-1954 it remained at Bolling at least up to 30-Jul-1962.

At Bolling the aircraft was attached to the 1100th Air Base Group up to 01-Feb-1953 and then the 1100th Maintenance & Supply Unit until 21-Jun-1953. Next it was allocated to the 1100th Flight Operations Group until sometime in 1957 (the record card was damaged at this section) but with the short period at Langley as mentioned above during this time.

Emblem of 1100th Air Base Group

The next confirmed Bolling allocation was back with the 1100th Maintenance & Supply Unit from 30-Jun-1957 through to 01-Jul-1959. Next it was with the 1100th Air Base Group until 29-Apr-1962 after which it was re-designated as the 1061st Air Base Group on 29-Apr-1962 through to 30-Jul-1962.

It possibly remained at this location from this date before moving to Warner Robins AFB with the WRAAR on 09-Aug-1973. It was subsequently photographed still in USAF markings dated as 1978, however this must be in doubt as it is reported as passed th the US Army prior to that date and also reported as being on the Civil register before that date. So we will still need to research this aircraft's history.