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1960 Lake LA-4-180 Amphibian C/N 247

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Latest photos of C-FVNZ
  • C-FVNZ @ KOSH - CF-VNZ   Lake LA-4-180 Buccaneer [247] Oshkosh-Wittman Regional~N 29/07/2008 - by Ray Barber by Ray Barber @ KOSH
  • C-FVNZ @ KOSH - EAA AIRVENTURE 2010 - by Todd Royer by Todd Royer @ KOSH
  • C-FVNZ @ KOSH - Lake LA-4 - by Mark Pasqualino by Mark Pasqualino @ KOSH
  • C-FVNZ @ OSH - Lake L-4 - by Doug Robertson by Doug Robertson @ OSH

Airframe Info

Model:LA-4-180 Amphibian    Search all Lake LA-4-180 Amphibian
Year built:1960
Construction Number (C/N):247
Number of Seats:N/A
Number of Engines:1
Engine Type:Reciprocating


Registration Number:C-FVNZ
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:C038E0
Certification Issued:1997-10-17
Current Status:Registered
Delivery Date:1997-10-17


Registration Type:Individual
Address:Shelburne, Ontario L0N1S8

User Comments

Brian Hope, 2011-04-23 21:50:35
 I own VNZ. It is the apparently the oldest LA4 in existence, being the second one built. Serial numbers are misleading with Lakes; the C1 Skimmer numbers started at 1, the C2 Skimmers started at 123, and LA4 Lake Amphibians started at 244 and 245, LA4P's which were prototypes with some differences from the Skimmers and LA4's. 246 was the first type certificated LA4 and doesn't seem to exist. "247" is thus actually the 47th aircraft built. The business had gone broke in 1959, and the new company started in 1960. My aircraft was the fourth aircraft the new company built; the second LA4. There is a handwritten note on the control column behind the instrument panel saying; "Ship four". C-FVNZ has received a new engine, new prop, new avionics, and a number of other improvements. It still wears 1960 paint, but will be repainted at some point. Cruise is 105 knots at 38 Litres, or ten gallons US per hour. I fly the aircraft regularly, and it has been as far south as Sun N Fun at Lakeland Florida, as well as being an Oskhosh regular.