Billy and Jana Copeland’s Cessna 01E/L-19 Birddog 1962 Model

US Specialty Insurance Company

This aircraft was part of the MAP (Military Assistance Program) and sent to EI-28 Italy. It was sold in 1985 and shipped back to the USA in a crate. It was in a crate until it was sold to a dealer in 1998. We purchased it from the dealer in 2002 and began the restoration process. It was not issued an airworthiness certificate in the USA until the restoration was completed in 2004. We received the Silver Wrench Award and the best L-19 at EAA Airventure 2005.



Registration Number Date of Manufacture
N9019V 1950
Aircraft Role Nickname
Liaison/Forward Air Controller
Aircraft Type: Wingspan:
Cessna L-19/ O-1 Birddog 36 feet
Overall length: Empty weight:
25 feet 9 inches 1488 lbs
Gross weight: Fuel capacity:
2400 lbs 40 gal
Oil capacity Engine type:
10 qts Single 219 hp Continental O 470-11 piston engine
Propeller type: Max Speed
McCauley 90-47 145 mph
Rate of Climb Cruise Speed
1000 ft per minute 105 knots
Service Ceiling Number of Crew
22,000 Two Tandem
Armament Bomb Load
Under Wing Smoke or White Phosphorus None
Number Built Number Surviving
3431 333





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