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Photo ID: 1011018
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Model: Chase YC-122C Registration: N122S
Year: 1949 Serial Number: 49-2884
Engines: Wright R2600-20 Owner: Chris D. Stoltzfus
Location: Stoltzfus Private Airport, Coatesville, PA Photographer: Stoltzfus, Ken
Date: 1958 Present Registration: Destroyed Present Owner (FAA info):
Notes: 06-31-03 - My father bought two "Chases" in 1956. They were produced with the Wright R1820, but we had them converted to R2600's. We used them for spraying and firefighting.

The Chase was quite a short field aircraft. However - - see that green primer on the aft fuselage here? Well, one of our pilots was landing this aircraft at Allentown, PA, and thumped it on a bit hard. The Chase had a welded steel tubular fuselage with aluminum skin. There is a fair bit of tail hanging out there behind that small part of the fuselage, and the tubing simply crumpled and let the tail drop. Oops! Father thought it was going to be a big deal, but he called his old friend Thurman Alphin, in Hagerstown, MD, for advice. Thurman brought several of his old buddies from Fairchild and they had the airplane in the air in a couple of days. Somewhere, I have some photos of it under repair and I'll try to find them.

That's a 220-Stearman sprayer on the left and Wildcat N19K behind the Chase.

Photo ID: 1011019
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Notes: N122S, well secured! Note the three TBM's in the background with wings folded.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus

Photo ID: 1011021
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Notes: 06-31-03 - N122S, parked beside three TBM sprayers. We used the TBM's and Chases for forest and grasshopper spraying, and for firefighting.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus

Photo ID: 1011023
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Notes: 06-31-03 - Things got sorta muddy at home in the spring! The Apache here came in from Texas. He thought he was landing at the public airport, which was parallel to ours and less than a mile south. Yes, it was this muddy when he landed! He promised to send us some money to help fix the ruts, but he never did. The Stinson 108 there has a Hartzell controllable prop. Can you figure that out? We manufactured and sold the Tunnell conversion kits to put the Lycoming O-435-1 on the 108's, and this was our demo aircraft. I believe the Stinson was N387C.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus

Photo ID: 1011025
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Notes: 06-31-03 - The tail of N122S, with engineless Wildcat N19K and two Aero Commanders behind it. We had a 2800' grass strip and didn't have many visitors of this nature, but this day two Aero Commanders stopped by.
Photographer: Ken Stoltzfus
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