N67671 at Lake Hood, Anchorage, Alaska.
Photo: jens Brokuf © 01 June 2022 - Aird Archives
Photo: Ben Cogger © 27 February 2023 - Aird Archives
Photos: Ben Cogger © 08 May 2022 - Aird Archives
N67671 in action.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 03 May 2017
Photo: Sandy Benzies © 13 July 2016
N67671 aiming at Danny!
Photo: Danny Hoggard © 06 August 2012
N67671 coming in for a landing.
Photo: Danny Hoggard © June 2012
N67671 departing Meyers Chuck, 40 north of Ketchikan.
Photo: Steve Rice © Summer 2008
N67671 of Taquan at Ketchikan, Alaska.
Photo: Mike Ody © 05 June 1999 - Aird Archives
N67671 at Vancouver - CYVR, British Columbia.
Photo:John Kimberley © February 1988 - Aird Archives
N67671 when with Westflight.
Photo: Unknown photographer © 22 June 1982 - Aird Archives





52-6111 USAF #1273. L-20 No: 274, Command AF-3. Delivered 24-Apr-1953. Built as L-20A and re-designated U-6A in 1962.

52-6111 South Carolina ANG., Columbia, SC.

52-6111 Stored at MASDC, Davis Monthan AFB., AZ., 16-Feb-1972 to 06-Feb-1976. PCN (Product Control Number) HS106.

Note: Purchased by Hillcrest at the Davis Monthan auction sale on 29-Jan-1976 for US$24,000. Total time 7,856.8 hours. Engine 8,243.8 hours. Sold as providing “no reasonable potential for normal certification”. Comments at sale included: good wings, no wing inspection plates, and wing data plates.

N67671 Hillcrest Aircraft, Lewiston, ID. Regd 06-Feb-1976.

Airworthiness Cert: 30-Dec-1981.

N67671 James F. Jakubek, Ketchikan, AK. On USCAR at 02-Mar-1990 and 01-Oct-1994.

N67671 Westflight Aviation Inc., Ketchikan, AK.

N67671 James F & Elizabeth A. Jakubek, (Taquan Air Service Ltd.), Ketchikan, AK. Regd 20-Feb-1982. Canx 24-Jan-2006.

N67671 Radial Power Enterprises LLC., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 01-Feb-2006.

N67671 Gateway Aviation LLC., Ketchikan, AK. Regd 10-Dec-2021.

N67671 Boreal Air LLC., King Salmon, AK. Regd 23-Nov-2022.


USAF History

52-6111 was made available on 10-Apr-1953 to the 6600th Air Depot AMO (Air Material Overseas Unit) unit of the USAF at Downsview, ON., and accepted on 17-Apr-1953. It was assigned to the Tactical Air Force on 24-Apr-1953 when it was attached to the 1st Liaison Squadron at George AFB., CA. It remained at George and was passed to the 479th Day Fighter Wing and it remained with this unit until 16-Sep-1960, although there were two maintenance trips to Downsview between 10-Feb and 11-Jun-1955 and then 15-May until 26-Jul-1957. Staying at George it passed to the 831st Air Base Group on 16-Sep-1960 until 28-Apr-1961.

Emblem of the 479th Fighter Wing

It was then re assigned to the Logistics Command and moved to Norton AFB., CA., and the San Bernardino Air Materiel Area. At this stage the record card indicates the term “Display” but the meaning is unclear. The remaining USAF history is still to be researched.