Below is Bub Borman's fascinating report about this 1948 Sedan and others that were used in South America:
"Hi Matt, I think I can help you on the “Knockers” that the Jungle Aviation and Radio Service (JAARS) flew in
N1280H's history with JAARS: Registered in Peru as OBM-245/OB-LAY, registered in Bolivia as CP-659. Serial number 15AC-296. Acquired 1949, flown for 19 years until 1968, when sold to the Andes Evangelical Mission. This aircraft was a gift from the Crowell foundation. It was Wycliff Bible Translators' first Aeronca and the only one in factory paint scheme. It was flown to
The guy stepping off the float is Don Stark. He was our radio man and an exceptionally good linguist. To my knowledge, Don didn't do much linguistic research, but enjoyed the radio work.
(This page last updated: 05/2011)
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