N4444Z with longer snout.
Photo:  Fergal Goodman © 15 May 2022 - Aird Archives
N4444Z departing once more.
Photo:  John W. Olafson © 09 July 2013
N4444Z caught on different days.
Photos: Todd Boettcher © 25 & 27 May 2016
N4444Z at the ready.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 11 May 2016
N4444Z Spot the Beaver.
Photo: Todd Boettcher © 09 May 2016
N4444Z at Rust's home base - note single window.
Photo: Neil Aird © September 1995
N4444Z landing in channel at Lakes Spenard and Hood.
Photo: © John P. Stewart   
N4444Z taking winter break.
Photo:  ©  Derek Linder
N4444Z high and dry.
Photo: Unknown photographer © - Aird Archives
N123PG on the ramp at Merrill Field, Anchorage.
Photo: Kenneth I. Swartz © May 1987
N123PG floating at Fairbanks.
Photo: Paul V. Savora © July 1979 - Aird Archives


58-1985 • N123PG



58-1985 US Army # 1865. L-20 No. 866. Command A-16. Delivered 05-Feb-1959. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

58-1985 Stored at MASDC., Davis Monthan AFB., AZ. 22-Jun-1972 to 30-Jan-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS174.

Note: Purchased by Paul Gavora at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for $24,000US. Sold as “providing a reasonable potential for normal certification”. Total time 10,531.7 hours., engine 5,738.7 hours. Comments at sale included: three seats and average condition.

N123PG Paul V. Gavora, Fairbanks, AK. Regd Oct-1976.

N123PG Dave Egdorf, Dillingham, AK. T/a Dave Egdorf, Western Alaska Sport Fishing. Circa Jun-1987.

Accident: Sparrevohn, AK. 09-Jun-1987, On landing on a gravel bar on the Nushagak River pilot encountered wind shear and stalled and crashed onto the bar. NTSB report ANC87DAG02.

N4444Z Rust's Flying Services, Anchorage, AK.

N4444Z Rustair Inc., Anchorage, AK. Regd 13-Apr-1990.

Airworthiness date: 02-Oct-2009. Category - Experimental Classification and Research and Development.