15AC-315 –– C-FNYL (09)

A 1948 Sedan. Photo 01 shows it in an earlier paint scheme. In 2013, the plane was sold by its previous owner, Ken Coulson. Following is his description of 15AC-315, at the time of sale:

"1948 Aeronca Sedan Float Plane. TTAF 2993 hrs. 180 hp Lycoming 0360-EIA6D engine with 1240 hrs SMOH. 200 hrs on new cylinder assemblies. 
McCauley IA200 DFA 82/42 prop. CAP 2000 floats. Wheel landing gear included in sale. Garmin 296 GPS. Bendix King 96A radio. Intercom for front seats. All ADs and updates including metal tanks, life time strut ends etc. Plane located in scenic Muskoka, Ontario, Canada."

Soon after the sale was completed, a happy new owner, Morgan Williams, wrote us:
"I bought C-FNYL from Ken Coulson, a few weeks ago, and have already put 20 hours on it with my family. What a great plane – one of aviation's best kept secrets! The Sedan with 180 hp gets off the water shorter than a Cessna 180, with four people in both, for less operating cost and is nicer to fly. It's not as fast, but that doesn't matter much, when we are just playing. Ken and his son Arnie are real gentlemen and took meticulous care of their Sedans. A friend of mine liked C-FNYL so much that he bought their other Sedan, C-FDDH. The two airplanes are parked together at a small, sheltered float plane base in Penetanguishene, Ontario, Canada."

Photo 01 shows C-FNYL in an earlier paint scheme, date and location unknown. Photo 06 was taken on October 2, 2013, Ontario, Canada. Photo 07 is quite a sensation: Four Aeronca Sedans, all with 180 hp engines, moored to the same dock! Penetanguishene, Ontario, is most likely the only place in the world that offers such a view. The planes are CF-DDH, C-FNYL (showcased here), C-FKWA and C-FVJY. Owners Brant Bergstrome, Morgan Williams, Norm and Joe Bailey, frequently enjoy flying their Sedans together. 

(This page last updated: 05/2015)

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Photos © Emil Röllin (01), The Coulsons (02-05), Dan Williams (06), Morgan Williams (07-09)

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