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Photo ID: 1011284
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Model: BE-18T, E-18S Registration: N202GW
Year: 1957 Serial Number: BA-321
Engine(s): PT6A-20, 550-HP Owner: K&K Aircraft
Bridgewater, VA
Location: Los Alamitos, CA Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 2003, October Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 10/22/03 - N202GW was built as a 1957 E-18S, s/n BA-321, registration N63E.

Unofficial History:
Oct-57, original Certificate of Airworthiness, Standard Category; Oct-57, registered as N63E. Beech sold new aircraft to Francis Aviation, Lansing, MI; Same day, to Miller Industries, Inc., Reed City, MI; May-67, to Miller Airmotive, Inc., Osceola, MI; May-69, to a dealer, McCollum Aviation, Danville, IL; July-70, to Runway 5 Aviation, Inc., West Mifflin, PA; July-74, aircraft repossessed; Aug-74 to Nanuet National Bank, Nanuet, NY; Dec-74, Hamilton Aircraft says records lost, asked FAA for copies of 337's, etc; Probably converted to Westwind at this time; May-75, Great Western Airlines, Tulsa, OK, registration changed to N202GW; Dec-77, according to FAA report, "Ground service tug failed to yield right of way" in Chicago. Substantial damage to underside; Mar-81, E-18-T, sold to Viking International Airlines, Minneapolis, MN; Nov-85, E-18-ST, to Ajax Aircraft Leasing, Dover, DE; Same - Leased to Active Aero Charter, Inc., Belleville, MI; Mar-91 to K&K Aircraft, Bridgewater, VA; Dec-95, K&K installed G-18 fuselage cockpit section.

Photo ID: 1011285
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Notes: All of the cabin windows and frames have been removed and the area skinned over. This lightens it up more than you might think!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken

Photo ID: 1011286
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Notes: N202GW has a nice, Beech 18 era paint scheme. It's a pretty Beech, often working four to six hours a day, seven days a week.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken

Photo ID: 1011287
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Notes: Work is done, evening has come.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
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