N9279Z at work in Ketchikan.
Photo: Dirk Septer © 20 May 2013
N9279Z as viewed from the water.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 21 March 2013
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 13 May 2012
N9279Z as viewed from a cruise ship.
Photo: Dmitriy Shapiro © 03 June 2010
N9279Z at Sealand, Campbell River for a "check-up".
Photo: Dirk Septer © 09 April 2009
N9279Z at Juneau operating flights.
Photo: Charles Shorter © 17 July 2008
N9279Z a wide angle shot in new livery.
Photo: Thor Johnson © 30 September 2006
N9279Z operating with Southeast Aviation.
Photo: Neil Aird © 15 September 2004
Photo: Thor Johnson © July 2004
N9279Z with Commodore Seaplanes at Sausalito, California.
Photo: Fred Barnes © September 1997 - Aird Archives
N9279Z in tranquil lakeside setting.
Photo: © William T. Larkins  
N9279Z winter at Lake Tahoe
Photos: Martin Vandenbroek © 1996
N9279Z sits awaiting passengers.
Photo: Leif Hellström © early 1994
N9279Z at Homewood, Lake Tahoe, California.
Photo: Fred Barnes © 18 August 1988
N9279Z fires up.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 29 August 1985 - Aird Archives
51-16821 later in life.
Photo: Deigan © Date unknown - Robert Esposito Collection - Aird Archives
51-16821 of Signal Corps at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
Photo: Wilber Gates Jr. © May 1953 - Wayne Mutza Collection





51-16821 US Army #1154. L-20A No: 155. Command A-2. Delivered 05-Sep-1952. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

51-16821 Signal Corp Army Aviation Center.

51-16821 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 07-Mar-1972 to 09-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS129.

Note: Purchased at Davis Monthan auction sale 29-Jan-1976 by Cal-Vada for US$20,000. Total time 5,560.3 hours. Engine 5,470.5 hours. Sold as “no reasonable potential for normal certification.” Commented upon as having four seats, late model wings, rear data plate, no tip tanks, but in clean and good condition.

N9279Z Cal-Vada Aircraft Inc., Homewood, CA. Regd 08-Apr-1976.

Airworthiness Date: 04-Aug-1976.

N9279Z Michael A. Brown, Kings Beach, CA. Regd 22-Mar-1984. Canx 07-May-2001.

Note: Attended the 50th Anniversary Celebration at Victoria, BC., 17 to 19-Oct-1997.

N9279Z Michael A. Brown Trustee, Kings Beach, CA. Regd May-2001, Canx 04-Feb-2002

N9279Z Cal-Vada Aircraft Inc., Homewood, CA. Regd 21-Feb-2002. Canx 09-Feb-2004

N9279Z Stephen D. Ruff, Bettles, AK. Regd Feb-2004 Canx 25-Apr-2004

N9279Z Snow Mountain Enterprises LLC., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 04-Jun-2004, operating as Southeast Aviation.

Note: www.Southeast Aviation.com

Accident: 09-Jul-2021 06:40 local - Coffman Cove, AK. Pilot okay. Aircraft sank, damaged, but recovered by barge crane. Hit buoy. NTSB ANC21LA057 preliminary report. Location 56.008959,-132.84709