TWO, MAYBE THREE, OWNERS
This airplane landed at Tucson on2/7/1930 flown
by C.A. Trump. He carried four unidentified
passengers. Based in Tulsa,
OK, they were eastbound from Los
Angeles, CA to El
Paso, TX. NC9634 is a Buhl Airsedan, Model CA-6 (S/N 50;
ATC# 128) manufactured by the Buhl Aircraft Company, Marysville,
MI in August 1929. It came from the factory with a Wright
R-975-A engine (S/N 10462 of 300 HP. It was a six-place airplane,
weighing 4,200 pounds.
It was sold August 30, 1929 to C.H. Hubbard of Tulsa, OK
for $11,500. Hubbard used it for about five years, accumulating
over 400 flight hours. It landed at Tucson soon after he
Hubbard died and the airplane was sold by his estate through
Hubbard Drilling Co., Inc. On March 3, 1935 it was sold to
John E. Grimmett of Ponca City, OK (Transport License #4470).
From the record, it appears that the airplane was sold to
Carlos Panini, Baja California 125, Mexico. Panini requested
cancellation of the U.S. license in order to register the
airplane in Mexico. No transfer papers were ever submitted.
The record suggests that Grimmett still owned the airplane
Grimmett moved around, being recorded at addresses in Midland,
TX (12/935), Glendale, CA, Huntsville, AL (3/12/37), Burbank (6/8/37)
and Hermosa Beach, CA (8/7/37). The record ends here with
no clues to the final disposition of the airplane.
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