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c/n, H-7, 5B-CIH

Started by Doug Johnson, July 25, 2015, 07:11:56 PM

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Doug Johnson

9 pictures check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n H-7, built 02/84 as model H-700, original registry N40353 advertised as H-700SP (seaplane), placed in experimental research category to show compliance with FARs sold 03/84, Air America (Rik Luytjes) PA placed on Edo 3430 floats then Edo 3500 amphib floats (STC SA2145CE) and more aerodynamic cowling with more efficient cooling baffling (STC SA2141CE) sold 01/86, Resource inc (Roger Engen) AKsold '86, N981RD Forrest BIRD (Bird Space Technology) rereg N961RD (Forrest bIRD ID sold '89, Northern Jet inc MN sold  '91, dereg export reg 5B-CIH Consonair ltd Nicosia, Cyprus '?, Seaplanes Air Touring & Mark Aviation, Nicosia Cyprus until '95, Certificate of Airworthiness expired it has been withdrawn from use and, as of 7/12, 5B-CIH was parked along with other aircraft withdrawn from use, in airport salvage area behind the new control tower at Nicosia-Lakatamia Airport, Cyprus

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

Notice number change wonder if this a photoshop or if the camera was on tripod then the number was changed?

photo taken at Biggin Hill fld London in'91

notice the more aerodynamic cowling primarily designed for much better cooling if you have a H-700 you need this cowling.

Doug Johnson

I found a picture of H-7 enroute to Cypress at Biggin Hill fld London in'91, so I decided to post it kind of an interesting registry while it was registered in the US to Forrest Bird (Gump??) the a/c was N981RD (Big Bird) then when he bought a twin he moved that registry to it, and reregistered H-7 to N61RD (little bird).

I opened it as #3 in the lineup

Anyone know if H-7 is still sitting in the airport salvage area behind the new control tower at Nicosia-Lakatamia Airport, Cyprus?