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N111W

1945 Grumman G-44A Widgeon C/N 1420

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Latest photos of N111W
  • N111W - Leaving Bayou Bouef Seaplane Base - by Bill O. Bailey by Bill O. Bailey
  • N111W @ BAYOU BOUE - Taken when owned by Diamond Drilling . - by Bill O. Bailey by Bill O. Bailey @ BAYOU BOUE
  • N111W - Beautifully maintained 1945 Grumman G-44A from Carson City, NV at old Natural High School Field for Clear Lake (Lakeport), CA on 30th Annual CL Splash-in - by Steve Nation by Steve Nation
  • N111W - Looking more like an RC model this beautifully maintained 1945 Grumman G-44A powers up ramp to old Natural High School Field for Clear Lake (Lakeport), CA on 30th Annual CL Splash-in - by Steve Nation by Steve Nation

Airframe Info

Manufacturer:Grumman
Model:G-44A Widgeon    Search all Grumman G-44A
Year built:1945
Construction Number (C/N):1420
Aircraft Type:Fixed wing multi engine
Number of Seats:5
Number of Engines:2
Engine Type:Reciprocating
Engine Manufacturer and Model:Lycoming GO-480 SERIES

Aircraft

Registration Number:N111W
Mode S (ICAO24) Code:A031DE
Certification Class:Standard
Certification Issued:1993-06-23
Air Worthiness Test:1955-12-12
Last Action Taken:2008-06-17
Current Status:Valid

Owner

Registration Type:Individual
Address:Reno, NV 89502
United States
Region:Western-Pacific

User Comments

Alan J. Swindler, 2006-11-17 00:00:00
 This Widgeon was owned by Ingram Oil Co. out of New Orleans. I worked at Potter Aircraft located at the New Orleans Lakefront Airport when this Widgeon was overhauled by Potter Aircraft. I was a fresh A@P out of Delgado Jr. College This was around 1968 through 1969. I remember we installed the retractable floats on the aircraft. Thanks ; Alan Swindler, Milton, Fl.
mark spies, 2008-02-06 00:00:00
 My father Claude Spies and I worked on this Widgeon. Mr Jack flew it and my Dad worked contract on her and did the IA work for Ingram.I work on it at Potter when they left lakefront Airport and moved to Southern Seaplane.She is one of the finest Widgeon's in the world. Mark Spies LaPlace, La
Richard Horil, 2008-02-22 00:00:00
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Richard Horil, 2008-02-22 00:00:00
 I am glad to see N111W. I saw her get built up at Lakefront Airport. My Dad, Jack Horil, was the pilot for Ingram Contractors when 11W was put together. I made many flights in her as a child with my dad on the weekends to the oil fields in southern Louisiana. I remember Mrk and Claude Spies, Bob Hall, Larry White and George Sr. and Jr. all having a hand in her build up. She is the finest Widgeon flying. Richard Horil, Leesburg, Virginia.
Milton Skorlich, 2009-04-27 00:00:00
 Imagine my surprise while researching the Grumman Widgeon when I came across this site of "ole" N111W. My second cousin, Jack Horil, used to fly her out of New Orleans Lakefront Airport in the mid to late sixties. During high school, I worked at Pan Air Corporation which was the hangar next to Potter's where she was being modified. My step-dad, Elwood Brownlee, and Don Marsh flew a G-21 Goose (N121H) for Halliburton hangared at Pan Air. Elwood married my mom who was Jackie's first cousin. 11W was a fine plan and was well maintained. I have fond memories of her in her Ingram colors.