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Stinson V77, AT19
Photo ID: 1011513
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Model: Stinson V-77, AT-19 Registration: N58571
Year: 1943 Serial Number: 77-45 or 77-045
Engine(s): Lycoming R-680-13, 300-HP, 9-Cyl. Radial Owner: Joseph E. Stanger, Willow, AK
Location: PAUO, Willow Airport, Willow, AK Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
Date: July, 2004 Present Registration: Same Present Owner (FAA info): Same
Notes: : 12/4/04 - We were dashing down the highway toward Anchorage, but watching for Airport signs nonetheless. And there was this pretty Stinson V-77, N58571 Willow Airport, Willow, AK.

Stinson had been bought by Consolidated Vultee Aircraft by the time these aircraft came along, thus model V-77 to indicate Vultee. About 500 were built, mostly for the British but a few were used by our armed forces as the AT-19, a three-place instrument trainer.

I'd love to own, or at least fly one, but they are not quite as passionately sought after as the older, civilian Reliant series.
Stinson V77 NC58571, N58571
Photo ID: 1011514
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Notes: N58571 has obviously been restored recently. Some day I'll buy the FAA file and get its history. The logo on the fuselage suggests that it was operated by Alaska Airlines at one time but I'm not certain of that.

I don't recall seeing the chrome do-hicky on the cowling there, on other V-77's. Certainly it was not original on a V-77. Correct me if I'm wrong.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson Gullwing Alaska
Photo ID: 1011515
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Notes: Stinson "Gullwing" for sure.

The V-77 has vacuum operated flaps, with a tank mounted in the fuselage behind the cabin. They were built with 38-gallons of fuel in each wing.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson taildragger Alaska
Photo ID: 1011516
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Notes: "This is how you fly one of these old birds." I hope the younger fellow was listening well. In 1965 a 20-year old pilot on an air taxi flight nosed it over at Feather River when landing on a soft runway. This aircraft has been in Alaska for a long time!

N58571 has a wood-lined interior. V-77's are usually set up for three in the rear seat.
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Stinson Vultee V-77, AT-19 Reliant
Photo ID: 1011517
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Notes: A typical Stinson V-77 panel.

Many years ago our family had an inventory of surplus V-77 parts and we sold a bunch of them to some guys who were operating V-77ís in Liberia, Africa. They had quite the stories to tell!

A good site for some basic info on the V-77 is here..
Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
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