Registration Number NC6572
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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