Registration Number NC3785
A Case of Thin Records
This is a good example of not being able to figure out what
happened to the airplane.
This aircraft is an Alexander “comb-wing” Eaglerock,
S/N 364 (ATC 7) manufactured December 1927 by Alexander Aircraft
Co., Denver, CO. It came equipped with a 90 HP OX-5 engine,
It is of interest, because on 12/12/27 it was delivered to
Aero Corporation of California, a distributor of Eaglerock
aircraft. Jack Frye was the company President. Aero sold it
to Jack Weiden, 9819 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, CA on 1/2/28.
Pilot Weiden was qualified for a transport license with 500-800
hours flying time, but could not be located for exams. His
application was cancelled 11/17/28.
We only know it landed at Tucson 1/23/1928, flown by Duke
Lesser with Mr. Weiden as passenger. They were inbound from
Phoenix, headed for El Paso.
On June 25, 1928 notation was made on the record, “Title
clouded, passed through several hands with no notification
to D.O.C.” A letter from Aero noted, “Plane washed