Aircraft Serial Number : 106
Aircraft Manufacturer : ROSE
Model : PARAKEET A-1
Aircraft Year :
Owner Name : DECAMP LARRY
Address : 1114 E 1382
LAWRENCE, KS, 66046
Owner : Individual
Registration Date : 02-Dec-1992
: Not Specified
This aircraft is the first of two Parrakeets sold to Mr. Wilfred J. "Bill" Viau of
Culver City, CA. However ten days after it's CAA certification test flight on August 20,1936, it was entered into the Ruth Chatterton Air Derby and severely damaged near South Vienna, Ohio.
Mr. Viau then agreed to purchase S/N 105 NC14881, which was delivered to him in California on 20 July, 1937.
NC14866 was taken back to Rose Aeroplane & Motor Co. to be rebuilt, but parts were used for other aircraft. The fuselage was used in the late
60s to create fixtures for the Rhinehart-Rose production in Farmington, NM. After Doug Rhinehart's death in 1978, the airframe for S/N 106 was acquired by Ed Sweat who intended to restore
NC14866. In 1992, the airframe was purchased by Larry DeCamp and it is currently nearing completion of a careful restoration to original 1936 condition.