ED COATES COLLECTION
No. 4900. Pierce Arrow (N6622A c/n 1)
Photographed by Ed Coates

Pierce Arrow

09/30/2016. Remarks by Johan Visschedijk: "This aircraft was a hybrid built by John Pierce and Hurley Boehler at Harvey Young Airport, Tulsa, Oklahoma. They mated the wings and engines of the crashed Langley 2-4-90 N51076 to a wingless Stinson 108. The original Franklin engine was removed from the Stinson fuselage and replaced by nose cover, while also a new windshield was added. Registered as Pierce Arrow Model U-2 N6655A the aircraft, also referred to as "Twin Stinson", received a CofA on July 8, 1966.

In 1967 the original two 90 hp Franklin 4AC-199-E3 engines, driving Flōttorp 70KA54 propellers, were replaced by two 115 hp Lycoming O-290-D engines driving Sensenich M74DM propellers, while in 1980 the aircraft was re-engined with two 150-160 hp Lycoming O-320 engines driving McCauley 74-64 propellers.

Over the years the aircraft changed hands a number of times, the last owner, Jimi Genzling of Lakewood, New Mexico, was registered on October 25, 2000. The registration expired and was cancelled by the FAA on April 30, 2013."






Created December 31, 2005