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Trivia test

PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 6:09 am
by mdwflyer
I just received some neat old documents on CD.

Q: How many Scan 30's did McKinnon-Hickmann buy? Who and or where did they come from?

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 10:43 pm
by mdwflyer
Part 1 is pretty easy, I was surprised by part 2.

Anyone?

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 7:07 am
by MrWidgeon
Okay, since nobody else wants to play.
McKinnon bought SCANS # 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in 1955 from Centravia SA in France.

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 3:30 pm
by mdwflyer
MrWidgeon wrote:Okay, since nobody else wants to play.
McKinnon bought SCANS # 26, 27, 28, 29 and 30 in 1955 from Centravia SA in France.


Geez Bill, where did you come up with Centravia? I hadn't done any research, but was under the impression somebody had brought the airframes to California, and distributed them out to whomever wanted.

Nice work!

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:26 pm
by MrWidgeon
I knew McKinnon bought 4 or 5 SCANs, but I had to check Fred Knight's book for the seller (& hull numbers).
Lee Mansdorf bought a bunch of SCANs from a couple sources in France & Canada and imported them to his shop in California.

Bill

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:19 am
by mdwflyer
I need to get myself that book for Xmas...

Re: Trivia test

PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 10:26 am
by MrWidgeon
Yessir, you do.
I hit mine several times a day, it's become an invaluable resource.

Bill