Lockheed PV-1 Ventura
This Ventura was originally delivered
to the RCAF in 1943 as AJ247. It was then civilly
tered in the US as NL5770N for special testing duties and sold off at
the end of hostilities by the
Assets Corporation in 1947 for $100.00 and registered
N18M. It was custom outfitted
AiResesearch Corporation in Los Angeles where the above photo was taken
in 1952. In
1959 it was converted to Super Ventura status and later still as a
Howard 350 registered N208JW.
Re-registered again in 1969, it became N570FT, had many owners and was
in a crash at Tenerife-Magdelena, Columbia in April 1977.