This aircraft was a Fokker F-10A “Deluxe”, S/N
1057 (ATC #96), manufactured in August 1929 by the Fokker
Aircraft Corporation of America, Hasbrouck Heights, NJ. It
left the factory with three Pratt & Whitney Wasp engines
(S/N 1799, 1907, 1908) of 410 HP each. Below, courtesy of Mike Gerow, is a starboard profile of NC586K. The photo is probably from when the airplane was owned by R.S. McMillan (see below).
Fokker F-10A, NC586K, Date & Location Unknown (Source: Gerow)
You can see another image
of this airplane on this page.
NC586K on WAE Brochure
At right, an interesting use of an image of the underside of the airplane, with Art Deco accents, on a Western Air Express brochure. You can view more such brochures, for various old and contemporary airlines, here. Another WAE Fokker on this site, with a motion picture of it in action, is at NC126M.
NC586K was purchased September 18, 1929 by the Aero Corporation
of California (Aero), Los Angeles, CA. Davis-Monthan pilots Jack
Frye and Paul
Richter were principals with the company, which
was a Fokker and Eaglerock distributor. As well, they were the founders and operators
of Standard Air Lines). Aero transferred the airplane to R.S. MacMillan, Los
Angeles, CA on October 5, 1929.
We first find
NC586K at Tucson on January
28, 1930 flown by Eddie Martin. He carried four unidentified
passengers. They were westbound from El Paso, TX to Los
NC586K suffered an accident eight months later in September, 1930, at El Paso,
is no record of damage or injuries. Whatever the damages, they were repaired and its next visit to Tucson
occurred on May 24, 1931. It was again flown by Eddie Martin
carrying three passengers from Houston, TX to Los Angeles.
Parenthetically, we find Martin and R.S. MacMillan together
at Tucson on August 23, 1931. This time they flew in
a Stearman C-3R Business Speedster, NC793H.
MacMillan sold NC586K back to Aero on May 11, 1932. It
underwent major overhaul of fuselage and wings during the
period October 24 to November 21, 1932. Aero sold NC586K
to Western Air Express, Inc., Burbank, CA on November 22,
1932. It remained with WAE a little over two years. There
is no information in the NASM record related to its activities
or scheduling during that time.
On February 12, 1935, NC586K was sold to broker Charles
H. Babb, Glendale, CA (Grand Central Air Terminal). Two
weeks later he sold it to Francisco Sarabia, Transportes
Aereos de Chiapas, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico. The
airplane was exported to Mexico. No further information.
UPLOADED: 07/07/06 REVISED: 09/25/07, 12/21/07, 04/07/11, 08/30/16