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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.


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Registration Number NC6572

Permanently Dismantled

This aircraft is a Monocoupe 70, S/N 99 (ATC #22/70), manufactured in 1928 by the Mono-Aircraft, Inc. Moline, IL. It had a 65 HP Velie M5 engine and weighed 1,350 pounds.

It was sold on July 17, 1928 to Monoplane Aircraft Company, Los Angeles, CA, who, in turn, sold it on July 23, 1928 to John M. Burnley of Pomona, CA the owner of Burnley Field. We see NC6572 at Tucson on April 11, 1929 piloted by Eddie Bacque carrying passenger Willard Thomas. They were eastbound from Gila Bend, AZ to Moline, IL. See the link to pilot Bacque for a photograph of this airplane, as well as John Burnley and passenger Thomas.

Bacque and Thomas must have liked the airplane, since, on November 27, 1929, they bought it from Mr. Burnley. Or maybe they didn’t like it, because they sold it back to him on March 26, 1930. It then changed hands another five times (mostly to owners in California and Nevada until, on February 26, 1936, it was purchased by Richard Paul Short of Las Vegas, NV. On March 7, 1937, with more than 700 flight hours, Mr. Short reported it as, “permanently dismantled.” Registration canceled March 15, 1937.


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