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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2016 9:14 pm 
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Basler conversion N117U, ex N117J, N146Z, 44-77235:
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https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/auc ... CI16172101

Happy bidding! (Still no Chanute airframes listed yet.)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:26 am 
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She looks to be in good condition...


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:30 am 
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I'll bet "Buffalo Joe" McBryan will be bidding on this one!

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At least with turbines the scrapper won't be getting this one.

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JohnB wrote:
At least with turbines the scrapper won't be getting this one.

Definitely not. A couple of years ago, I saw a Basler DC-3T sell for over $2M at auction. They're in high demand.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2016 12:58 pm 
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K5DH wrote:
JohnB wrote:
At least with turbines the scrapper won't be getting this one.

Definitely not. A couple of years ago, I saw a Basler DC-3T sell for over $2M at auction. They're in high demand.

It will probably go for more than that. I think new ones are going for over 7 now.

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I wonder if this is on of the aircraft that worked the Mann Gulch fire from the book "Young Men and Fire"?

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:33 pm 
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The Mann Gulch C-47 is at the Museum of Mountain Flying at Missoula International Airport in Missoula, MT. It is being restored to flying condition and may be airworthy.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/12150532@N04/8884719795


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:35 am 
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it is up over $3 million now.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 11:04 am 
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The auction closed in July 2016 and apparently the airplane is now owned by Basler Turbo Conversions
http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=N115U

That is all I was able to find out about it since the auction.


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