Northern Consolidated Airlines  Cessna T-50  N68130  


                                           Northern Consolidated operated eight Cessna T-50s (probably all ex UC-78s) on floats, ski
                                           and wheels.   This illustration is from the Gordon Williams collection.  The floats of this aircraft
                                           look almost "home made", although I am assured that they were, indeed, Edo 61-5870s.  The
                                           image below shows another T-50 following a mishap at Ruby on the Yukon River.  Finally, at
                                           the foot of the page is another T-50 on floats, this one taken in the mid 1950s when fuselage
                                           registrations were in vogue. An example of a NCA Cessna T-50 (N30023) has been preserved
                                           at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum.