Ordered under contract number AF(038)17136,22774, it was the 1773rd Birddog manufactured by Cessna. Originally scheduled for delivery to the United States Army in October 1952, records show that went to the Washington State National Guard. Prior to being declared surplus in February 28, 1972, it was flying in Fort Wainwright Flying Club in Alaska. The Civil Air Patrol registered it as N5311G in 1972 and it was last operated by the Oregon State Wing.
Jim herbert and Kris Reynolds purchased in 1981 and flew it to Calgary, Alberta, Canada where it is currently registered as C-GSOY.
|Registration Number||Date of Manufacture|
|Liaison/Forward Air Controller||Birddog|
|Cessna L-19/ O-1||36 feet|
|Overall length:||Empty weight:|
|25 feet 9 inches||1597 pounds|
|Gross weight:||Fuel capacity:|
|2300 pounds||40 gal|
|Oil capacity||Engine type:|
|10 Qts||Single 213 hp Continental O 470-11 piston engine|
|Propeller type:||Max Speed|
|2 Bladed Hartzell||190 kn|
|Rate of Climb||Cruise Speed|
|Service Ceiling||Number of Crew|
|Under Wing Smoke or White Phosphorus||None|
|Number Built||Number Surviving|
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