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Photo ID: 1011298
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Model: BE-18T, G-18S Registration: N961GP
Year: 1961 Serial Number: BA-559
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: 11/22/03 - 1961, G-18S, BA-559, originally N96D, then N9611, now N961GP

Unofficial History:
Nov-60, Original application for Certificate of Airworthiness; Nov-60, Beech sold N96D to Youngstown Airways, Inc., Youngstown, OH, as "Beechcraft G18S Super 18"; Jan-61, to The Wean Engineering Company, Inc., Warren, OH; Apr-65 to Youngstown Airways again; May-65 to Lease Air, Inc., Youngstown, OH, registration changed to N9611; Mar-67 to Bailey Leasing Corporation, Fort Wayne, IN; June-67 to Georgia-Pacific Corporation, Augusta, GA, later Portland, OR, registration changed to N961GP; Sept-68, Certificated "Experimental", by American Turbine Aircraft Corp., Long Beach, CA, for flight testing PT6A-20's, aircraft total time 4782-hours; July-71 to Hamilton Aircraft Co., Inc., Tucson, AZ; July-71 to Sedalia, Marshall, Boonville Stage Line, Inc., Des Moines, IA, later Grapevine, TX; Sept-74, Installed Hamilton extended nose, 11,230 gross weight kit, Hamilton cargo door; Sept-85 to Jarex Corporation, Columbus, IN; Nov-85 to Jet Way Enterprises, Inc., Yipsilanti, MI; June-87 to Ajax Aircraft Leasing, Dover, DE, leased to Active Aero Charter, Inc., Belleville, MI; Mar-91 to K&K Aircraft, Inc., Bridgewater, VA; Apr-91, Aircraft certificated in multiple categories, Standard and Restricted, aircraft total time 14,302 hours.

Photo ID: 1011299
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Notes: These aircraft fly a lot of hours and the maintenance team does countless inspections each year. After 50,000 hours of turbine Twin Beech time, and about the same in King Air's, you can be sure they have their operating procedures down pat!
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken

Photo ID: 1011300
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Notes: This is the only conventional-gear, PT6A powered Beech 18 done by American Turbine Aircraft Corp. It flew for several years, probably in the corporate world, with the original nose. Subsequent aircraft were modified by Hamilton Aircraft, and they probably all had the long nose to increase cargo capacity and help with weight and balance.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
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