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Series 100

N369MA • N52FW • (N952FW)

N52NW

• Registration • Activity and details of Owner/Operator and other historical information

N369MA de Havilland Canada Inc., Downsview, ON. Rolled Out 29-May-1967. First Flight 15-Jul-1967.

N369MA MAC - Miami Aviation Corporation Opa-Locka. Delivered 26-Jul-1967.

N369MA Leased to Air Commuter, Cleveland, OH. 26-Jul-1967.

N369MA Sold to Westwood Company Inc 30-Aug-1967 Lease remained with Air Commuter, Cleveland, OH.

N369MA Sold to Wright Airlines, Cleveland, OH. Regd Apr-1968.

N52FW Re regd to Wright Airlines Cleveland, OH. Sep-1971.

N52FW Sold to Air New England (f/n 652), Boston, MA. Regd Jun-1974.

• (N952) Ntu Golden West Airlines Van Nuys, CA (Ntu 1977).

N52FW Leased to MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA. Regd 1975.

N52FW Returned to Air New England, Boston, MA. Regd 08-Mar-1976.

N52FW Sold to NEFS - National Executive Flight Services, Boston, MA. 10-May-1976. Operated by Air New England, Boston, MA.

N52FW Leased to MIT - Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA Regd 10-May-1976.

Noted at Griffiss AFB, NY 03-Aug-1978 in basic Air New England colour scheme, fitted with additional radar array.

N52FW Returned to NEFS - National Executive Flight Services, Boston, MA. Regd Jun-1979. Operated by Air New England, Boston, MA.

Noted at Boston in Air New England, in full colour scheme, 22-Aug-1979.

N52FW Leased to Precision Valley Aviation Inc., dba Precision Airlines, Springfield, VT. Regd Nov-1981.

Noted at New York –La Guardia 30-Dec-1981 & 18-Jul-1982 all white and no titles operated by Precision Valley Aviation Inc dba Precision Airlines.

N52FW Sub-leased to Coral Air. San Juan, PR / Christianstad, St. Croix, USVI Regd Jan-1984.

N52FW Returned to Precision Valley Aviation Inc., dba Precision Airlines, Springfield, VT. Regd Jul-1984.

N52FW Returned NEFS - National Equipment Flight Services Inc., Westwood, Boston, MA. Regd Jul-1984.

N52FW Leased to Pilgrim Airlines, Groton, CT. Regd 05-Jul-1984.

N52FW Returned to NEFS - National Executive Flight Svcs. Boston, MA Regd Nov-1984.

N52FW Leased to SAIR Aviation, Syracuse, NY. Regd Oct-1986.

N52FW Returned to NEFS - National Executive Flight Services, Boston, MA. Regd Oct-1988.

N52FW Leased to Air Pac Airlines, Seattle, WA. Regd Oct-1988.

N52FW Returned to NEFS - National Executive Flight Services, Boston, MA. Regd 1989.

N52FW Sold to H.R. Horton, dba Sound Adventures Air Service, Mossyrock, WA. 12-May-1991.

Noted at Anchorage Jul-1990, all white with Sound Adventures Air Service titles.

N52FW Sold to Pace Aviation, Reno, NV. 26-Apr-1991. Regd 07-May-1991.

Airworthiness date: 09-May-1991.

N52FW Leased to Sound Adventures Air Service, Mossyrock, WA. Regd May-1991.

N52FW Returned to Pace Aviation, Reno, NV Regd Jul-1991.

• N52FW Leased to Alpha Air, Los Angeles, CA. Regd Jul-1991.

Note: Operated on behalf of MGM Grand Air in full MGM scheme.

N52FW Returned to Pace Aviation, Reno, NV Regd Jul-1992.

N52FW Sold to Kapowsin Air Sports Ltd., Shelton, WA.28-Jul-1992. Regd 15-Aug-1992.

Flew 01-Feb-2013 Shelton, WA - Calgary, AB. Springbank, AB (CYBW) after a brief stop of about an hour in Calgary.

Flew 15-Feb-2013 Flew Springbank, AB - Seattle-Boeing Field, WA. The aircraft departed the Rocky Mountain Aircraft facility in Springbank, AB. Expected to continue onto it's base at Shelton's Sanderson Field after clearing U.S. Customs at Boeing Field.

Flew 27-Jun-2013 Shelton-Sanderson Field, WA (KSHN/SHN) - Springbank, AB (CYBW/YBW). Springbank, AB (CYBW/YBW) - Eden North Skydiving Airfield, AB for the Provincial Skydiving Championships being held 29-Jun to 01-Jul-2013.

Flew 02-Jul-2013 Flew Eden North Skydiving Airfield, AB - Springbank, AB. - Seattle-Boeing Field, WA - Shelton-Sanderson Field, WA.

Flew Shelton, WA - Ketchikan, AK on 13-Jun-2017, presumably heading toward the Summer Solstice event at Palmer, AK which ran through to the 18- Jun-2017. After working for unknown operator for a few days flew Palmer, AK – Ketchikan, AK – Shelton, WA on 18-Jun-2017.

Flew 29-Jul-2019 Shelton – Davis - San Diego – Jamul, CA for operation by Skydive San Diego

Accident: 30-May-2020 Collided with CV-22 Osprey, USMC of VMM-163 squadron, at San Diego's Brown Field - KSDM.

Status uncertain

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N369MA on the ramp at Burke Lakefront Airport - Cleveland, Ohio, in early colours.
Photo: Neil Aird © 30 August 1969
N52FW similar spot, sixteen months later.
Photo: Unknown photographer © April 1972 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N52FW at Boston - KBOS.
Photo: Mark Coles © August 1975 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N52FW of AIRPAC at San Francisco - KSFO, California.
Photo: Ed Terbeek © December 1987 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N52FW with SOUND ADVENTURES AIR SERVICE INC.
Photo: John Kimberley © July 1990 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N52FW operated for MGM Grand Air by Alpha Air. At Los Angeles - KLAX.
Photo: Unknown photographer © May 1991 - Michael J. Ody Collection
N52FW at Shelton - SHN, Washington.
Photo: Duncan Kirk © May 2011 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N52FW at Stony Plain, Alberta.
Photo: Eden North Skydiving Club © 29 June 2013 - Erik Johannesson Collection
N52FW in big trouble at San Diego / Brown Field - KSDM, California.
Photos: USNI / Defpostmedia © 12-Jun-2020