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This information comes from the listings of Non-Prefixed and Non-Suffixed aircraft reviewed by me in the archives of the National Air & Space Museum, Washington, DC.


Your copy of the Davis-Monthan Airfield Register with all the pilots' signatures and helpful cross-references to pilots and their aircraft is available at the link. Or use this FORM to order a copy signed by the author. ISBN 978-0-9843074-0-1.


There are a half dozen other SM-6000-B Stinsons that landed at the Davis-Monthan Airfield that share similar histories. Refer to this airplane's sister ships at these links: NC10814, NC10815, NC10843, NC10845, NC10847, NC10872, NC10893

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STINSON SM-6000 B Club DeLuxe NC10815

STINSON SM-6000 B Club DeLuxe NC10815


This airplane is a Stinson SM-6000B (S/N 5015; ATC #420) manufactured in April 1931 by Stinson Aircraft Corporation, Wayne, MI.  It came from the factory with three Lycoming R-680 engines (S/N L 470, R 409, C 408) of 215 HP each.  It was an eight- or nine-place airplane, depending upon whether the dual controls for the copilot were removed.  It weighed 8,600 pounds gross.

We find NC10815 at Tucson probably on June 13, 1931 piloted by Frank Glennan.  He is carrying three unidentified passengers eastbound from Los Angeles, CA to El Paso, TX (and probably points east).  No purpose is offered for the flight.

It must have been used by the factory as a demonstrator, then completely remodeled at the factory between June 1-17, 1933 and changed to the standard SM-6000B passenger airline type.  It was sold to Lillian C. Yerex, Tegucigalpa, Honduras on June 17, 1933.  It was ferried to the Mexican border.  Its use and disposition are unknown.  It was probably used on the Yerex-owned T.A.C.A. (Transportes Aéreos del Continente Americano) line in Central American countries. A photograph of T.A.C.A. founder Lowell Yerex is at the link.


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