N109KS anticipating the promise of Spring.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 03 April 2021 - Aird Archives
N109KS with longer nose.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 01 June 2020 - Aird Archives
N109KS at Lake Hood.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 13 November 2014 - Aird Archives
N109KS with engine wrap.
Photos: Ben Cogger © 30 April 2013 - Aird Archives
N109KS with Tundras and new logo.
Photos: John Olafson © 22 May 2011 - Aird Archives
N109KS on new Aerocet floats.
Photo: Gary Dumond © 27 August 2009 - Aird Archives
Photo: Gary Dumond © 14 August 2009 - Aird Archives
N109KS at Anchorage.
Photo: Tom Singfield © October 2005 - Aird Archives - Aird Archives
N109KS looking all brand spanking new.

Photos: Fred Wallis © 11 July 2005 - Aird Archives

N109KS ready for respray.

Photo: Rich Hulina © May 2005 - Aird Archives

N5338G awaiting repairs after the windstorm.
Photos: Neil Aird © 06 September 2004
N5338G of King Salmon Lodge.
Photo: Erik Johannesson © 21 May 2002 - Aird Archives
Photo: Mark Merry © October 2001 - Aird Archives
Photo: Derek Linder © October 2001 - Aird Archives
N5338G on jump-ship duties.
Photo: Ray Winfield © 1981 - Aird Archives
57-6180 at Chicago / Du Page County - DPA, Illinois.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 05 June 1972 - Aird Archives


57-6180 • N5338G



57-6180 US Army # 1855. L-20 No. 856. Command A-14. Delivered 30-Dec-1958. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962

N5338G Poss Civil Air Patrol, Maxwell AFB, AL. Dates currently unknown

Airworthiness date: 16-Jun-1976. Category - Normal

N5338G Sale reported on USCAR at 29-Sep-1979 to address at Antioch, IL.

N5338G Ricky L Hill, Bristol, WI. Regd Oct-1979.

Incident 03-May-1981. Parachutist or equipment struck aircraft during aircraft exit damaging chute equipment and fatal injury

N5338G Beaver Ltd, Antioch, IL. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990.

N5338G N5338G Beaver Ltd., Anchorage, AK. Regd Jun-1991.

N5338G Michael l Cusack, Anchorage, AK. Regd 25-Jun-1991. On USCAR at 29-Feb-1992.

Accident King Salmon, AK. 04-Jul-1991. About 15 minutes after takeoff while in cruise flight, the engine began running rough and smoking, then lost power. A forced landing was made on the tundra. Disassembly of the engine revealed that the 3 collector intermediate bearings had failed. Pilot and five passengers uninjured. Aircraft substantially damaged. NTSB report ANC91LA096.

Total time: at Jul-1991:- 11,655 hours.

Incident 06-May-1992. Engine failed in cruise. Tear down revealed mrc bearings, p/n 304r, on impeller shaft were installed in place of P & W 288943 bearings. Collector bearings had failed and caused supercharger to fail.

N5338G Mike Cusack’s King Salmon Lodge, Anchorage AK. Regd 11-Sep-1993 & 22-Jun-2000. Canx 10-Jan-2005

N5338G King Salmon Lodge Aero 2 LLC., Eureka, CA. Regd 11-Feb-2005. Based Anchorage, AK.

N109KS Rodney J. Schuh, Anchorage. AK. Regd 18-Oct-2011. Canx 23-Mar-2012.

N109KS King Salmon Lodge Aero 2 LLC., Eureka, CA, then Mustang, OK then Anchorage, AK. Regd 14-Feb-2005 and 31-May-2005 Canx 11-Mar-2011.

N109KS Operated by R. S. Specialities LLC., (RJ Schuh), Anchorage, AK. Regd 24-Aug-2012.

Note: Nov 2014 wearing Hoodoo Sport Fishing Lodge tail markings