Here are the aircraft believed to be “complete”, not limited just to the airworthy aircraft. I am using this term so I don’t eliminate display and museum aircraft (or aircraft out of annual) that are not currently airworthy. I am posting by Bureau Number, as the bureau number doesn’t change, even when aircraft cross borders as N45091 / C-FNMW did recently.
As the fleet page has gotten long (Yay!), I have added a quick cross reference guide from the registration number. If you are looking for a particular N-number, you can consult this list to find the Bureau number: Fleet Cross Reference 4-2014
Recent Photo Additions:
2716 / N45043 (Jan. 2015)
2792 / N72792 (Jan. 2015)
2930 / N9611 (Jan. 2015)
4490 / N933R (Apr. 2014)
2601 / N45254 (Apr. 2014)
This is appears to currently be the only intact N3N-1, registration is CC-DME. It is at the Chile Museum of Aviation in Santiago.
N45009 is the second production N3N-3 (bureau numbers started at 1759), so presumably this is the oldest complete -3. She is based in western Wisconsin.
N45025 is based at Van Nuys. Owner Richard tells me that she flew on July 31 for the first time in 67 years. I understand that she is extremely “stock”, including the Wright 760, ground-adjustable prop and Bendix wheels:
N45106 is registered in Massachusetts. Here she is in a 2005 photo:
N1940N is from Texas. Here she is at the Texas Antique Aircraft 2011 Fly-in:
N45305 is a flying museum piece, shown here on display. See her in person at the Warhawk Museum in Nampa, Idaho (just west of Boise):
N3NY is shown as being based out of Texas. Don’t have a date on this picture:
N44963 is from my neck-of-the-woods, Michigan:
N44970 is shown here in a photo from a recent (August 2013) listing on barnstormers.com. Her new registration has an address in Alaska!
PR-ZPP is based at an airport near Sao Paulo, Brazil.
N3NZ is owned by the Texas Aviation Hall of Fame in Galveston. Their website lists her as “in storage” but I have seen a picture of her on display from a few years ago:
N45229 is out of Washington State, shown here in 2010:
N44907 is from the Empire State, here she is in the air:
N9316Z is another Michigander. Shown at Oshkosh, 2011:
N2219 is based out of Georgia. Shown here at an airshow in 1990, I talked with her owner in April, 2013 and the paint scheme is the same today:
N582WH is based out of Ohio:
N45042 is on display at the Western Antique Aviation and Automobile Museum in Hood River, Oregon:
Another California resident, N44769 is shown in this 2011 photo:
N45254 is registered out of Oklahoma, but has recently moved to Montana. Here she is at Bartlesville a few years ago:
From Illinois, here is N45259:
N1120 is from New York, picture is from 2009 but I know she is flying in 2013:
Shown here is N45033, based out of South Carolina:
N2616 is out of Oregon, shown in a 2005 photo:
N3NP is airworthy, based in Pima, Arizona.
The Yanks Air Museum in Chino, California displays N44575 “in the bones” (uncovered) so the structure is visible. I am including this on the list of complete aircraft because of the unique educational value of this display (they also display 2827 on wheels and 4480 on floats).
Talked to John, the owner of N45037. He says that the aircraft no longer carries the “33” number. I am hoping to get a photo soon. She is Oregon based.
N61072 is based out of Oregon. Bill sent me this photo, says that he has owned her since 1984:
N112D is based out Wyoming. BRRR! At least there are other Navy birds to keep her company (note T-2 Buckeye in background).
N51H flies above 10,000 lakes (Minnesota). Maybe she needs a set of floats? Picture is 2012:
N45178 is based at PLU in Washington state. Photo was taken at the Pearson Air Museum many years ago but owner Ken says it looks just like the photo, right down to the speed ring.
Mike Bradford from Nevada is proud of N45265 (as well he should be!). With a Yahoo groups name “N3NTahoe”, I gather the aircraft is based in WESTERN Nevada!
N45300 is based in western Washington State.
Pensacola displays 2693. From what I can determine, it appears that she has never been a civilian(no N number)!
N45043 is out of Arizona.
N4009A is registered to the American Airpower Heritage Flying Museum in Midland, Texas. Current home is the High Sierra Wing of the Commemorative Air Force. This picture was taken at the Reno air races in 2012.
N45222 is based in Minnesota.
N45121 is out of Oklahoma. Here she is from 2004, but there are photos out there showing her at Bartlesville in 2009:
My blog banner photo caught Randy Cook’s eye – it’s his bird. He tells me that he and his dad fly N45018 out of Avery County, North Carolina. The aircraft is airworthy and he has had it up this year (2013).
Mark writes that he has been flying N45214 for 18 years, it is based in southern Ohio. It is IFR equipped and he says he has flown an ILS approach to minimums in a blizzard!
Dale owns N60KB, registration is out of Arizona. Registration (and a different photo I have seen) show a Wright 760.
N6396T is a California Girl – here is an airborne (formation) photo from 2005:
The West Houston Squadron of the Commemorative Air Force keeps N44741 flying:
The Mid Atlantic Aviation Museum in Reading Pennsylvania has N44718:
N72792(get it?) is based out of Florida:
The Yanks air museum just completed a restoration of N45070 this summer. Here is a frame from the taxi video, the color was washed out in the video:
She has Bendix wheels and an R-760. Like her sister (immediately below) she has no fuselage identification number or color band. More photos and video when I receive them…
The Yanks air museum displays N45280 on wheels. Check out their other display aircraft: 2621 (uncovered) and 4480 (on floats)
The Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville, Oregon has 2831, this is the former N3NN:
N44723 is the registration number and basis for the fuselage ID number. At Albany Air and Art Festival, 2010:
N44745 is currently based out of Southwest Michigan.
N991PT is based out of the Inland Empire – Southern California:
N2860 hails from Arizona:
N773N is a stablemate to Bureau # 2003, also based out of Ohio:
N45163 is the “Biplane Adventures” aircraft from the Metro-Atlanta area. For a couple of Franklins (from your wallet!) you can take a ride in this bird:
N120BH is a beautiful new restoration, now at the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach, VA:
You can find a great archive of restoration photos for this aircraft on the “Restorations” page.
New owner Matt tells me that he has ferried N2896 to her new home in Illinois this month (June,2014).
F-ANZF hails from France. This is former F-WNZF, former OO-JUS (Belgium), former N45172:
N9611 is based in Southern California. She has been hanger-bound for many years but I am told she is coming out to play:
This appears to be the former N9308Z. It is on display at the Kalamazoo (MI) Aviation History Museum and is owned by the Marine Air/Ground Museum in Quantico, VA:
From California, here is N44839 our Presidential Warbird – George H W Bush flew this aircraft as an Ensign in April of 1943 (You may recall that he was shot down while flying a TBM later that year).
Former N6358T is owned by Pensacola and is on display at the USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi, Texas. I have seen a photo of this aircraft in the same colors with the N number.
Here is N44873, recently moved to New Hampshire. Owner Gene sent me this photo taken shortly after ferrying her from California:
Here is N45307, the photo is old but I talked to an owner in April, 2014. He says that the aircraft is airworthy and is still in the cream-and-maroon color scheme.
Here is the gorgeous Sanders bird, N45131, based out of Ione, California. Sanders Aeronautics are the “Sea Fury” folks! They have a gallery of photos of the restoration – there is a link on the “Restorations” page.
N12063 now resides in Colorado:
The National Air and Space Museum has gotten “3022” assigned as the FAA registration number. NOT N3022, just plain 3022. See the “Museum” page for a link to an Air & Space Magazine article on the restoration.
This is a photo of N44843. Older photo but the aircraft is airworthy as of May, 2013. It is based in the Los Angeles area.
N44874 was recovered in 2009 with this “630” design in place of the “874” she wore when she was at the Western Aerospace Museum in the 1990s:
This aircraft is also at the Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida:
N44877 is from Wisconsin. She was a regular at Oshkosh in the early 90s. Seen about less often these days, but I know she was flying in 2007 for certain:
N9181R is registered in North Carolina, the only photos I have found were taken in Colorado, so I don’t know where she resides:
N44902 is from Vermont. Jeff has posted some video of his aircraft – I like the inertial starter video. There is a link to it on the “Specifications” page. Jeff wrote somewhere (WIX?) that his family has owned the aircraft since 1969.
N6395T is from Pennsylvania. The last picture I have shows her without her (Wright 760) engine, but owner Harry tells me that she is back together and she’ll be back in the air as soon as they solve an engine issue.
N42745 is based at Van Sant Historic Airfield in Bucks County, Pennsylvania:
From South Carolina, N66CV wears her Number 66 proudly.
N45146 is Colorado based. This is an old photo but I have seen closeups from 2007:
British Columbia is home to CF-HUS. If you live on a lake and own an N3N, floats is the way to go!
And here is G-ONAF (former N45192), an N3N based in England.
This aircraft has a registration number to match the bureau number – N4409, based out of Colorado.
On July 1, Tom emails me: “Going flying early in the morning from 1CO8 in the biplane” Very cool Tom – keep ’em flying!
Bureau 4417 is N4417, registered out of Arizona. Shown here in a 2010 photo:
C-FNMW is the new registration for the former N45091.
Tim Knutson writes that his family owns N45035 and it is based on the family farm near Chetek, Wisconsin. His father the late John H. Knutson purchased the aircraft in 1990 so it has been in the family for over 2 decades. It is powered by a Lycoming R-680 and flies every summer regularly:
N44879, Bureau # 4425 is displayed at the El Toro Marine Corps Museum, Orange County, CA
G-CFXT (former N45299) is coming together in this 2012 photo. Hope she’s in the air soon!
N4448 is based out of Buhl, Idaho. I am told she has a Lycoming 680 and that this is a great engine/airframe combination – lots better than the Wright for mountain flying.
N678ZB is based in Towanda, Pennsylvania.
N44848 is based in Southern California.
From the Yanks Air Museum, N695M, one of three N3Ns at the museum (2621 is displayed uncovered and 2827 is displayed on wheels).
N44821 has a new owner (May, 2014). Owner Jeff says she is staying in Florida.
Here is N933R, out of Illinois. Her long time owner takes great care of her – he told me she even has a heated hanger!
Pima Air and Space Museum has N45084 in duster configuration. This tough lady has a Pratt R-1340 on the nose.
N45102 is based in Forks, Washington.
The following aircraft are known to be complete, but are not pictured:
1798 / N45104
1808 / N45298
1910 / N45001
4411 / N45206
4487 / N4487
Here are my listings of N3N aircraft in .PDF format. It is certainly a work-in-progress, I welcome all corrections and additions.
By Bureau Number:
N3N Listing Master
I have this as an Excel spreadsheet, so if anyone wants a copy just let me know (again, use the “Contact Us” form or email to the email shown on the “Contact Us” page).