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Rhinehart Rose Parrakeet A4-C Experimental S/N 510 (N14885) N63950

N-number                 : N63950
Aircraft Serial Number   : 510
Aircraft Manufacturer    : SPOTO JOANNE
         Model           : PARAKEET A-4C
Engine   Manufacturer    : CONT MOTOR
         Model           : 0-200 SERIES
Aircraft Year            : 1999
Owner Name               : MENDIETA CARLENE A
Owner Address            : 421 SKYLINE BLVD
                           SAN RAMON, CA, 94583
Type of Owner            : Individual
Registration Date        : 12-Jun-2000
Airworthiness Certificate: Experimental
Approved Operations      : Amateur Built

Remember how there were supposed to be two airframes left over from the pre WW II Rose Parrakeet production, which ended up as Hannaford Bee Experimentals?  Well at the time of Doug Rhinehart's death in 1978, Rhinehart-Rose Manufacturing, Inc had a sixth as yet unsold, airframe (S/N 510 with reserved N-number 14885), which created it's own saga in the Parrakeet lore.  It was never certified in the "commercial" category.  It took twenty years for it to be completed and registered as an experimental aircraft.  Please read the fascinating "SportsmanPilot" online article about this aircraft and the people who wanted to see it completed.  http://www.sportsmanpilot.com/AL/articles/fall2000/Fall2000.htm

I have chosen to include N63950 in the Rhinehart-Rose section, because the airframe was welded up in Doug's shop using the same  jigs as the previous five "certified" aircraft and it retains the Rhinehart Rose serial number.  We can only speculate that Doug intended to license production of additional certified aircraft from Jack Rose.

(From Dan Rhinehart - 5/30/06)
Here is a few pictures of N63950. Its assigned number (Rhinehart Rose Mfg.) was to be S/N510 NC14885.

Right & Below - more pics of Spoto/Medieta Rose Parrakeet N63950 at Watsonville fly-in 2001 .  Photos courtesy of Dan Rhinehart.

Above - Cockpit/Instrument Panel of Spoto/Medieta Rose Parrakeet N63950.  Photo courtesy of Dan Rhinehart.

Above & Below - Spoto/Medieta Rose Parrakeet N63950 at Watsonville fly-in 2001 .  It would have been Rhinehart Rose Parrakeet S/N 510 with N-number N14885 if not for the untimely death of Doug Rhinehart in 1978.  Photos courtesy of Dan Rhinehart.

Above - Dan Rhinehart in cockpit of Spoto/Medieta Rose Parrakeet N63950 at Watsonville fly-in 2001 .   Photo courtesy of Dan Rhinehart.

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