Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51

In 1953 the Belgian government ordered 12 Percival Pembroke's as a replacement for the ageing Avro Anson.
The aircraft was used for short-range transport and liaison flights.
Between 1956 and 1957 several brand-new Pembrokes were stored at Wevelgem awaiting a future detachment to the Belgian Congo, which eventually never happened.
A number of Pembrokes were also used for the benefit of the National Geographical Institute that used the aerial photographs to produce very details maps of the country.
In 1978 the Pembrokes were struck of charge after their replacement the Swearingen Merlin III had become operational.
All but two Pembrokes were sold to the rather dark company Air America (not to be confused with the CIA-supported Air America that was operational in South-East Asia), which was owned by a Belgian drugsdealer.

RM-1 C/n P66-0014 Line-nr: K66B-4001 Callsign: OT-ZAA/BAF81
  • 150254: Manufactured
  • 160254: Accepted by SCRT (08.05 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 944 and 946 (both 06.05 hrs)
  • 170254: TOC by 20s/15W (Flight Communications)
  • 160555: Cat.2 in flight (14h35L) Cargo-door opened in flight, damage to rear fuselage. Cdt.Firlefijn André and Sgt.Reymen Jacques (Co-pilot) unhurt. (143.00 hrs)
  • 170757: Cat.1 at Melsbroek. Tail damaged by prop-wash from a commercial a/c making its "run-up" nearby.
  • 140660: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. During routine maintenance the nose-wheel collapsed. Nose damaged. Kpl.Deceuster unhurt.
  • 020473: Cat.2 at Melsbroek; Violent gust damaged tail-surfaces. Maj.Baccaert unhurt.
  • 060274: Cat.3 in flight over the Bressy Beacon: hit by lightning. Hole in left wing. ADC.vl.Geruzet unhurt.
  • 130176: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage. (2917.53 hrs)
  • 060476: In protective storage
  • 060476 SOC (2917.53 hrs) through note VDE/52/18424 of 101274 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 962 (L) (653.26 hrs) and 955 (R) (544.32 hrs)
  • 180178 Sold to Air America Inc., Factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51973
  • 060378: Registration N51973 issued
  • 310578: Flown to Prestwick (UK)
  • 000078: Flown to USA
  • 171078: Special Airworthiness Certificate (valid from 171078 until 271078) for ferry flight from Seamans Field, Factoryville, Penn. to University Park Airport, State College, Penn.
  • 271078: Sold to K.R.Williamson, 1246 E.College Ave., State College, Penn. 16801
  • 271078: Aircraft Registration Application for N51973
  • 311078: Application for Airworthiness Certificate by K.R.Williamson
  • 311078: Special Airworthiness Certificate (valid from 311078 until 301079) for use at airshows and fly-ins.
  • 151178: Aircraft Registration N51973 issued.
  • 230679: Sold to City Sea Plane Corp., 410 South State St., Dover, Delaware.
  • 280679: until 20079 In maintenance at Skytop Airport, Roscoe NY for the sum of 2722 USD.
  • 280879: Aircraft Registration Application for N51973
  • 190979: Aircraft Registration N51973 issued
  • 211179: Request for impoundment of aircraft by Skytop because maintenance bill has not been paid.
  • 000081: Sold to Charles Woods (?)
  • 000000: Leased to people who got in trouble with Federal Drug Authorities.
  • 270483: Aircraft is impounded.
  • 000000: Stored at Farmingdale (NY, USA)
  • 291286: Aircraft is forfeited and condemned to the use and benefit of the United States of America by the U.S.District Court, Eastern District of New York.
  • 130587: Sold by U.S.Department of Treasury, U.S.Customs Service to Charles Woods, Box 1089, Dothan,Alabama 36302
  • 010887: Sold to Yankee Air Force, Essex County Airport, 125 Passaic Avenue, Fairfield, New Jersey 07006.
  • 251087: Flown from Farmingdale, New York to Essex County Airport in Caldwell, New Jersey, USA to be part of the Yankee Air Force, Northeast Division
  • 300987: Aircraft Registration Application for N51973
  • 140988: Registration N51973 issued.
  • 100991: Aircraft owned by Yankee Air Force Inc., PO Box 1100, Ypsilanti, Michigan 48197
  • 170596: Aircraft stored at Caldwell Wright Airport (NJ) (RM1/OT-ZAA BAF c/s)
  • 181099 still registered N51973; owner : Yankee Air Force Inc - Belleville
  • 000000: The engines have not been run for a few years due to higher priorities but it may be made airworthy to ferry to a new location. (tt 3100 hrs)
  • 001204: still at Caldwell-Essex County, NJ
  • 000710: aircraft has been acquired by Richard Oldham from Quartzsite, Arizona, the aircraft will be inspected shortly and there is a chance it will be transported to the Women's Airforce Service Pilots Museum at Quartzsite. (Source : FlyPast Oct2010)

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RM-2 C/n P66-0017 Line-nr: K66B-4002 Callsign: OT-ZAB/BAF82
  • 220454: Manufactured
  • 100554: Accepted by SCRT (06.10 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 948 (08.30 hrs) and 949 (10.00 hrs) and TOC by
  • 20s/15W(Flight Communications).
  • 150457: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Right wing hit hangar door during towing.1SM Cornelis unhurt.
  • 040757: Cat.1 at Chièvres. Hit landing light during taxi on perimeter track. Kpt.Lorent unhurt.
  • 150774: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage (2931.16 hrs)
  • 260275: In protective storage
  • 260275: SOC (2931.16 hrs) through note VDE/S1/0310 of 200374 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 953 (L) (626.37 hrs) and 855 (R) (616.47 hrs)
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51948
  • 060378: Registration N51948 issued.
  • 090878: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flights.
  • 000000: Used in contraband but never caught.
  • 131279: Sold to Aircrane West, PO Box 1434, Santa Cruz, Cal.95060
  • 201279: departed from Ford Lauderdale (Florida), for Colombia (South America), probably used for drug smuggling
  • 140380: Aircraft Registration Application for N51948
  • 040980: Registration N51948 issued.
  • 000000: Used for the University of California for bird watching
  • 150284: Donated to Denver Aerospace Science Museum, 12078 East Oregon Circle, Aurora, Col.80012 in exchange for RM12.
  • 000584: Flown to the museum in Denver, Co.
  • 200584: Aircraft Registration Application for N66PK
  • 250684: Registration N66PK issued.
  • 090785: Application for Airworthiness Certificate
  • 150785: Application for Special Airworthiness Certificate for crew training and proficiency.
  • 300785: Special Airworthiness Certificate to show compliance with FAR’s (valid 1 day)
  • 300785: Special Airworthiness Certificate issued
  • 000000: Based at Centennial Airport, Co.
  • 091092: Sold to WAWI Inc ., Frank R.Williams & Del Wardlow, 22007 Meridian E, Suite D, Graham, Wa.98338
  • 170693: Aircraft Registration Application for N66PK
  • 010793: Registration N66PK issued
  • 000094-000095: owner Bill Morris, last flight from Denver to Pierce County Airport (Puyallup) (50 km South of Seattle) (Washington State), plans to restore as a flying museum of avionics (plans failed)
  • 000698: noted at Pierce County Airport, near Seattle (tt 5800 hrs); for sale : 30000 USD
  • 100399: The aircraft is nearly 95% complete and could easily be brought to flying status.
  • 191099: still registered N66PK; owner : Wawi Inc.
  • 290501: owned by : Skywords Aviation LLC (c/o Richard Barter) - 11700 W.Avra Vallay Rd.#69 - Marana AZ 85653-9625
  • 000901: still owned by same owner
  • 001102: still at Puyallup/Thun Field, Washington (reported in poor condition)
  • 000603: still owned by same owner
  • 000105: noted stored Puyallup/Thun Field, Washington
  • 000105: offered for sale by Richard Barter
  • 050507: l/n stored Puyallup/Thun Field, Washington
  • 000413: offered for sale via Ebay (given location at the time was Arab, Alabama)
  • 001013: noted preserved near Taylor's Stateside Liquor Store, Neelyville, Missouri (on the border with Arkansas) in a grey colorscheme with the nose-art 'Tequila Sunrise'

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RM-3 C/n P66-0020 Line-nr: K66B-4003 Callsign: OT-ZAC/BAF83
  • 140554: Manufactured
  • 260554: Accepted by SCRT (02.45 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 950 and 951 and TOC by 20s/15W (Communications Flight)
  • 300156: Cat.1 at Melsbroek.Parked to near the hangar-door, the wing tip was damaged when door was opened.
  • 091156: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage (295.30 hrs)
  • 311057: Cat.3 at Wevelgem. Nose wheel collapsed upon landing due to technical malfunction. Cdt.Noel Pierre unhurt. (338.15 hrs)
  • 161258: To Vliegtuigenpark at Koksijde (338.30 hrs)
  • 160759: Cat.2 at Florennes (17h15L). During taxi, hit stabiliser of parked F84F FU36. Left wing tip damaged. Cdt.Noel Pierre
  • (Pilot), Sgt.Harnisreger and Sdt.Vandenberghe (Passengers) unhurt (437.30 hrs)
  • 190270: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Collision during ground 'run up' (1864.25 hrs)
  • 280177: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage (2467.31 hrs)
  • 310377: In protective storage.
  • 310377: SOC (2467.31 hrs) through note BDE/S2/18424 of 101274 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 891 (336.25 hrs) and 957 (64.49 hrs)
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA. (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51951
  • 060378: Registration N51951 issued.
  • 110578: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flights.
  • 310578: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to USA
  • 270678: Sold to Downeast Air Survey Inc. 987 Westbrook St., Portland, Me 04102 (John W.Cooper, Pres.)
  • 270678: Aircraft Registration Application for N51951
  • 170778: Registration N51951 issued.
  • 240778: Sold to Paul Kennedy, 1704 West 6 St., Newark, NJ 07103
  • 240778: Aircraft Registration Application for N51951
  • 030878: Overshot and collided with ditches at Sylvester, Georgia during landing at 0615 hrs. The aircraft was destroyed by fire after impact. The aircraft carried approximately 2000lbs of marijuana. According to book "Trafficking" this aircraft was returning to USA with marijuana from Colombia. The destination was Valdosta, GA. Ground crew failed to light the runway, forcing pilot Jim Cooper to divert to Sylvester where they skidded off the runway. The crew deliberately burnt the aircraft. Date given was July 1978
  • 110878: Registration N51951 issued.
  • 181099: Still registered to Paul Kennedy
  • 000603: Still registered to Paul Kennedy

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RM-4 C/n P66-0021 Line-nr: K66B-4004 Callsign: OT-ZAD/BAF84
  • 170654: Manufactured
  • 230654: Accepted by SCRT (03.20 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 952 and 947 and TOC by 20S/15W (Communications Flight).
  • 081156: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage (212.35 hrs).
  • 050958: To 21s/15W (358.35 hrs)
  • 031158: Cat.1 at Melsbroek. Blown tire upon landing due to technical error in Dunlop tire. 1Lt.Baccaert unhurt. (364.15 hrs).
  • 310762: Cat.2 in flight North-East of Ath. Failure of main ball bearing of right engine. Fuselage and wing root damaged. Normal landing at Melsbroek. Adj.Podevin unhurt. (1058.00 hrs)
  • 310876: Wfu at Melsbroek
  • 210976: SOC (2921.39 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274
  • 000076: Administratively transferred to the Royal Army Museum through note VDE/S1/0746 of 210976 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk. 12701 n° 1429 and 952.
  • 040177: Transported by road to Royal Army Museum and placed on public viewing.
  • 000006: preserved at Brussels Air Museum as RM4/OT-ZAD

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Royal Army Museum, Brussels 280705 - Photo Laurent Heyligen (c)

RM-5 C/n P66-0024 Line-nr: K66B-4005 Callsign: OT-ZAE/BAF85
  • 020754: Manufactured
  • 150754: Accepted by SCRT (05.55 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 1012 and 953 and TOC by 21s/15W.
  • 121054: Cat.2 at Wevelgem. Wing hit hangar door during parking manoeuvre. Olt.Goedert unhurt. (55.45 hrs)
  • 140274: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage. (2914.11 hrs)
  • 121174: In protective storage.
  • 121174: SOC (2914.11 hrs) through note VDE/S1/0310 of 200374 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 873 (L) (592.02 hrs) and
  • 856 (R) (433.27 hrs)
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville , Pennsylvania 18419, USA. (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178).
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51961
  • 060378: Registration N51961 issued.
  • 260778: Special Airworthiness Certificate (valid from 260778 until 090978) for ferry-flight Oostende-Factoryville, Penn., USA.
  • 090878: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to USA.
  • 120979: Sold to Hubert Cotton, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  • 000098: for sale in Georgia (60000 USD) ?
  • 181099: still registered N51961

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RM-6 C/n P66-0025 Line-nr: K66B-4006 Callsign: OT-ZAF/BAF86
  • 020754: Manufactured
  • 310854: Accepted by SCRT (02.55 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 958 and 954 and TOC by 21s/15W.
  • 110556: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage (71.40 hrs).
  • 120857: To 15W (199.45 hrs)
  • 300558: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Wing hit hangar door on towing aircraft out of this hangar. (287.10 hrs)
  • 031161: Cat.1 at Melun Villaroche (F). Hit by taxiing German aircraft. De-icing boot on right wing torn open and wing tip damaged. (958.00 hrs).
  • 300568: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Multiple bird strike on take-off. Right wing and right propeller damaged. Adj.Van Ballenberge unhurt.
  • 190870: Cat.1 at Melsbroek. Bird strike on take-off. Wing leading edge of left wing damaged.
  • 180875: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage. (2965.23 hrs)
  • 290975: in protective storage
  • 290975: SOC (2965.23 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 956 (L) (553.03 hrs) and 947 (R) (657.08 hrs).
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178).
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51962
  • 060378: Registration N51962 issued.
  • 010678: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flight.
  • 240678: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to the USA.
  • 001079: Noted at Fort Lauderdale, Florida still wearing Belgian Air Force colorscheme minus roundels.
  • 181099: still registered N51962

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RM-7 C/n P66-0027 Line-nr: K66B-4007 Callsign: OT-ZAG/BAF87
  • 060854: Manufactured
  • 100854: Accepted by SCRT + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° A13038 and A13039 and TOC by 21s/15W (08.05 hrs).
  • 200755: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage. (45.35 hrs)
  • 130969: Aircraft used to transport wounded Eddy Merckx from Blois le Breuil (F) to Melsbroek.
  • 170270: Cat.3 at Melsbroek. Aircraft slid on frozen taxi track and hit hangar door with left wing. ADC.vl.Lemmens unhurt (2161.45 hrs)
  • 210172: Cat.4 at Melsbroek. Upon landing the nose wheel collapsed (Heavy landing ?) Lt.Gen.Donnet Michel unhurt (2176.30 hrs)
  • 260974: Cat.? in flight. Aircraft hit by lightning while in landing pattern. ADC.vl. Malfatt unhurt.
  • 100275: Cat.? in flight. Birdstrike. Cdt.Velghe unhurt.
  • 250875: Cat.2 at Istres (F). In flight the rudder damaged in severe gusts of wind. ADC.vl.Malfait unhurt
  • 230376: SOC (2962.06 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 1015 (326.48 hrs) and 817 (561.28 hrs).
  • 230376: Flown from Melsbroek to Kleine Brogel (instrumentation removed). Intended to be used as a target on the range at Helchteren through note VDE/S1/0304 of 080476.
  • 180676: In static display at Kleine Brogel Air Show. (140676-190676 Air Force Week)
  • 000076: Transported to recreation-park 'Molenheide' at Houthalen and displayed in a kindergarten on poles.
  • 001297: Aircraft was obtained by 'Dakota 15de Wing'.
  • 120198: Dismantled at Houthalen
  • 150198: Transported to Melsbroek
  • 180398: Officially inaugurated at the Dakota museum at Melsbroek.
  • 000000: Restored to static condition
  • 000006: preserved at Melsbroek

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Melsbroek 000798 - Collection Laurent Heyligen

RM-8 C/n P66-0028 Line-nr: K66B-4008 Callsign: OT-ZAH/BAF88
  • 130954: Manufactured
  • 250954: Accepted by SCRT (6.40 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° A13041 and A13037 and TOC by 21s/15W (06.40 hrs)
  • 080755: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem (72.25 hrs)
  • 210656: In service with the Arsenal Wevelgem (172.50 hrs)
  • 260157: Cat.2 at Beauvechain. Ferry flight from Arsenal Wevelgem to Beauvechain. Main undercarriage collapsed upon landing due to lack of hydraulic pressure. Cdt.Noel Pierre unhurt. (237.20 hrs)
  • 071057: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage (237.55 hrs)
  • 291258: To 15W (551.00 hrs)
  • 230669: To 15W (2159.05 hrs)
  • 070971: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Birdstrike
  • 280275: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for long term storage. (2954.49 hrs)
  • 220475: In protective storage.
  • 220475: SOC (2954.59 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 890(L) (614.44 hrs) and 954 (R) (242.17 hrs).
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51963
  • 060378: Registration N51963 issued
  • 000378: Sold to Mr.William Ketch, Centre Road, Gainesville, NY 14066
  • 150378: Aircraft Registration Application for N51963
  • 190478: Registration N51963 issued
  • 000578: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flights.
  • 140578: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to the USA
  • 240982: Certificate of Aircraft Registration is revoked because owner failed to execute and submit a 'Triennial Aircraft Registration Report' to the FAA Aircraft Registration Branch.
  • 000603: Still registered to William Wayne Ketch

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RM-9 C/n P66-0029 Line-nr: K66B-4009 Callsign: OT-ZAI/BAF
  • 300854: Manufactured
  • 240954: Accepted by SCRT (3.15 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° A13042 and A13040 and TOC by 21s/15W
  • 240655: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage (88.15 hrs)
  • 260858: To 15W (94.05 hrs)
  • 310563: Cat.? at Melsbroek: Birdstrike during landing. Left wing leading edge damaged. Sgt.Hayt unhurt.
  • 190376: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage. (tt 2397 hrs)
  • 280476: In protective storage.
  • 280476: SOC (2397.26 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 958 (L) (425.31 hrs) and 1012 (3) (371.11 hrs).
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178).
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51964
  • 060378: Registration N51964 issued
  • 250478: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flights.
  • 150478: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to USA.
  • 280678: Application for cancellation, reason sold to Honduras.
  • 000778: To Miami (USA)
  • 000778: Sold to Inter America de Honduras SA de C.V., based at San Pedro Sula.
  • 030778: Cancellation as N51964.
  • 150878: Registered HR-ITA, operated in conjunction with a Miami based DC4 with the intent to provide cargo services from the US to the small villages of Honduras. Operated until the winter 1982/83 the aircraft was ferried back to the US due to the political climate of that time.
  • 020785: Sold to James P.MacIvor, 8201 SW 188 St., Miami, Fl.33157. (seller Air America ?). (document not certified)
  • 240985: Sold by Interamericana de Honduras (HR-ITA) to Nighthawk Air Systems, C/O James P.MacIvor, President, 8201 SW 188, St., Miami, Fl.33157
  • 061285: Application for cancellation Honduras register.
  • 061285: Aircraft is stored at Tamiami Airport, Florida.
  • 040186: Aircraft Registration Application by James P.MacIvor (no registration issued, reason: aircraft sold)
  • 251186: Aircraft Registration Application by Nighthawk Air Systems (no registration issued, reason: aircraft sold)
  • 050387: Sold to Midnight Aviation Inc., 12217 SW 131 Ave. , Miami, Fl.33186
  • 050587: Aircraft Registration Application N702JM
  • 141287: Aircraft still stored at Tamiami Airport, Miami.
  • 181287: Aircraft Registration N702JM issued.
  • 260388: Sold to Panazzo Farms Corporation, 4630 Otter Lake Road, White Bear Lake, MN.55110.
  • 050488 Application for reservation N510RP.
  • 000788: The aircraft was ferried from Tamiami. FL to Anoka County Airport, Blaine, MN. The owners wanted to use the aircraft for a proposed charter operation, which was stymied by the FAA due to certification difficulties of an ex military aircraft.
  • 291088: Re-registered N510RP
  • 231188: Registration N510RP issued.
  • 001092: The aircraft was sold to Charles Yant, Honey Grove, TX. Yant operated a cropduster powered with by similar Alvis Leonides engine. His intentions to dismantle the aircraft not fulfilled and the aircraft was advertised for sale in April 1996.
  • 000496: Aircraft seen at Anoka County Airport, Blaine, MN.
  • 000696: Aircraft seen at Anoka County Airport, Blaine, MN.
  • 000498: Purchased by Sean Keating & Barry Badenhorst, 38543-121 East 1st Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V7L 4T7
  • 080698: stored at Anoka County Airport, Blaine, MN (20 km north of Minneapolis) (tt 2680 hrs). Restoration is under review and should commence in about two years.
  • 210599: Both engines were succesfully run together after at least five years of dormancy.
  • 220599: Taxied before crowd during Open Weekend at Anoka County Airport, Blaine, MN. Once the aircraft is in an ferriable condition it will be flown up to Vancouver, British Columbia, for a full restoration. Once it is restored, its Canadian saviours intend to operate it in its Belgian colours at air shows.
  • 181099: still registered to Panazzo Farms Corporation
  • 000801: still at Anoka County Airport
  • 000902: last noted at Anoka County Airport, due to go to Nashville, Tennessee for restoration to flying condition at Bristol Heritage Collection
  • 000603: still registered to Panazzo Farms Corporation
  • 210604: still at Anoka County Airport
  • 000000: registered as C-GBGT
  • 000918: acquired by Round Engine Aero and transported to 9854 Curtis Road, 49073 Nashville (Michigan), USA


Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

RM-10 C/n P66-0031 Line-nr: K66B-4010 Callsign: OT-ZAJ/BAF90
  • 011054: Manufactured
  • 211054: Accepted by SCRT (02.45 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° A13044 and A13043 and TOC by 21s/15W.
  • 250255: Cat.1 at Melsbroek (13h10L). *** by taxiing C47B K-16. Minor damage to left wing tip.
  • 230858: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Parked in front of hangar, hit by wing of a towed USAF C-47. Left wing damaged.
  • 040165: Cat.2 at Le Bourget (F). Nose wheel retracted on landing. Adj.Verbeek unhurt. (1577.50 hrs).
  • 130576: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage.
  • 210676: In protective storage.
  • 210676: SOC (2989.15 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 840 (L) (77.53 hrs) and 951 (R) (546.12 hrs).
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51966
  • 060378: Registration N51966 issued.
  • 110578: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flight.
  • 310578: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to the USA.
  • 000078: Sold to North Port Investment Co., 6018 W. Burke, Tampa, Fl.33614
  • 250778: Aircraft Registration Application for N51966
  • 280878: Registration N51966 issued.
  • 000079: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419
  • 200779: Aircraft Registration Application for N51966.
  • 150879: Registration N51966 issued.
  • 011079: Sold to Don Anklin, Lake Norman, NC.
  • 211079: Sold by Aircraft Sales Inc., RT4 Box 279, Mooresville, NC28115 to British Investment Group Ltd., (sale by Air America ?)
  • 280881: Owned by Charles K.Distel, 1494 Mellow LN, Simi Valley, Cal.93065.
  • 280881: Application for Special Airworthiness Certificate
  • 000081: Based at Mojave, USA, still wearing Belgian Air Force colorscheme minus roundels.
  • 030981: Special Airworthiness Certificate issued (valid from 030981 until 020982) for exhibition.
  • 181099: still registered N51966

Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

RM-11 C/n P66-0032 Line-nr: K66B-4011 Callsign: OT-ZAK/BAF91
  • 011054: Manufactured
  • 201054: Accepted by SCRT (03.10 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 13045 and 13046 and TOC by 21s/15W.
  • 031155: To Vliegtuigenpark at Wevelgem for storage.
  • 220356: To Hunting Percival (UK) for modification work (63.25 hrs).
  • 260263: Cat.2 in flight. Left engine 'Fire Warning Light' on. Pilot succeeds in landing with left engine on fire. Adj.Geens
  • unhurt. (1363.35 hrs).
  • 220676: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage.
  • 191176: In protective storage.
  • 191176: SOC (2997.07 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 1014 (L) (400.44 hrs) and 1462 (R) (202.45 hrs).
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Pennsylvania 18419, USA (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178)
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51970
  • 060378: Registration N51970 issued.
  • 110578: Flown to Blackbushe (UK) to be equipped with extra fuel-tanks and instruments for long-range flights.
  • 140578: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to the USA.
  • 310578: Flown to Stornoway (USA?).
  • 201278: Impounded by Special Agent M.M.Eason (George Bureau of Investigation) at Peachtree City Airport, Fayette County, Georgia while the aircraft was being used for the purpose of transporting and holding marijuana, a controlled substance, in violation of Georgia’s Controlled Substance Act. The aircraft was abandoned by its owners. The aircraft becomes the ownership of the ‘Sheriff’s department of Fayette County’.
  • 190179: A petition is filed to condemn the aircraft for the violation of the ‘Georgia Controlled Substances Act’.
  • 180479: The owners are notified of this petition via a local paper. They have 30 days to put in a claim of defence.
  • 030779: The aircraft is put into forfeiture.
  • 030779: The aircraft is sold to Bob Brennan for 141 USD.
  • 151179: Sold to M. Joe Hendrickson, 9540 NW 42nd CT, Coral Springs, Fl.33065
  • 251179: Aircraft Registration Application for N51970
  • 090780: Registration N51970 issued.
  • 000088: Watsonville Municipal Airport
  • 000492: Aircraft derelict Blossom, Texas. Was stripped out for drug hauling and seized after a run in Georgia. Bought for restoration but too much work for owner and now for sale.
  • 000000: Rebuild is not possible without expensive repairs and labour. Reported owned by a Mr.Larry Steever.
  • 181099: still registered N51970; owner: Joe M.Hendrickson
  • 000000: stored somewhere in Texas, owned by Larry Steever, used for spares (this owner also has RM12)
  • 000202: first noted at El Mirage, California at 'Aviation Warehouse'
  • 000603: still registered to Joe M.Hendrickson
  • 030606: last noted at El Mirage-Adelanto Field, California at 'Aviation Warehouse'

Percival P.66 Pembroke C.51 - Belgian Military Aircraft Database
Collection Laurent Heyligen

RM-12 C/n P66-0033 Line-nr: K66B-4012 Callsign: OT-ZAL/BAF93
  • 011054: Manufactured
  • 211054: Accepted by SCRT (02.50 hrs) + engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° A13052 and A13051 and TOC by 21s/15W.
  • 220955: To Vliegtuigenpark Wevelgem for storage. (36.35 hrs)
  • 250156: To 15W (41.45 hrs)
  • 051157: Cat.2 at Melsbroek. Hit runway with 'crash pad' on landing with strong cross-wind. Maj.Kreps unhurt (342.55 hrs).
  • 301058: Cat.1 at Melsbroek. Tail hit wing of parked DC-6 during towing manoeuvre.
  • 140465: Cat.1 at Melsbroek. Birdstrike. Taxi light to be replaced. Cdt.Van Boxstael unhurt.
  • 050268: Cat.4 at Melsbroek: On landing during a snow storm, the aileron hit some trees. On touching down the aircraft ran off the runway and slit on its belly. ADC.vl.Van Rafelghem unhurt (2223.25 hrs)
  • 170675: Flown from Melsbroek to Koksijde for storage.
  • 030975: In protective storage.
  • 030975: SOC (2998.08 hrs) through note VDE/S2/18424 of 101274 with engines Alvis Leonides Mk.12701 n° 819 (L) (527.41 hrs) and 861 (R) (651.37 hrs)
  • 180178: Sold to Air America Inc., Box 444, Factoryville, Pennsylvania 18419, USA. (Exchange agreement 730006 of 180178).
  • 280178: Aircraft Registration Application for N51972
  • 240678: Flown via Prestwick (UK) to the USA.
  • 000978: Sold to Seaboard Salvage & Transport Inc., 1902 ½ Edgewood St., Lumberton, NC 28358
  • 000000: Sold to Aircrane West Inc. at Santa Cruz, USA.
  • 000000: Donated to the Denver Aerospace Science Museum, Co., USA.
  • 000083: Disassembled in order to rebuild the aircraft and fly it to the museum. Eventually this work was stopped because of the effort involved and exchanged for RM2 (in airworthy condition).
  • 080698: is stored in Northern California. Dismantled and trucked to California as spares for RM2. Currently in farmers field. Rebuild is not possible without expensive repairs and labour, but is suitable for a museum outdoor static display and is available for sale.
  • 000998: stored 80 km South of San Francisco
  • 181099: still registered N51972; owner : Seaboard Salvage & Transport Inc.
  • 000002: reported owned by Larry Steever. Stored Watsonville, Texas.
  • 000603: still registered to Seaboard Salvage & Transport Inc.
  • 000804: still noted in the back yard of a house near Watsonville, CA airport. (the aircraft continues to be the property of the previous owner of the house, G."Monty" Montillier, who is now well in his 80s and in poor health).

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Collection Laurent Heyligen

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