The sole light four-seat Norge C was built by Finn Petter Berg, an airline pilot of Nesoya, Slependen, Norway, who took some 10,000 hours of his spare time during four years in building it. With a 260 hp Lycoming engine, the Norge C took off with two men aboard on its first flight on March 20, 1960, after a takeoff run of only 98 ft (30 m). This was actually with a ski-undercarriage on a frozen part of a fjord.
Initially assigned the provisional registration LN-14, it was reregistered LN-BWD after it received its ordinary CofA on June 14, 1960. The aircraft was fitted with floats in the Spring of 1965. During Berg's contract as a pilot with East African Airways, he took the plane with him to Nairobi, Kenya, in 1970. The following specification is for the Norge C with wheel landing gear.
WINGS: Braced high-wing monoplane. Streamline-section steel-tube bracing V-struts. NACA 23012 wing section. Dihedral 4°. Wooden two-spar structure, fabric-covered. Wooden ailerons. Three-position slotted flaps of wooden construction. Ailerons droop 15° at flap setting of 45°.
FUSELAGE: Welded steel-tube structure, covered with fabric.
TAIL UNIT: Strut-braced welded steel-tube structure, covered with fabric.
LANDING GEAR: Non-retractable tail-wheel type. Goodyear main wheels, size 600x6, with disc brakes.
POWERPLANT: A 260 hp Lycoming GO-435-C2B2 six-cylinder horizontally-opposed air-cooled engine, driving a two-blade Hartzell constant-speed propeller. Two fuel tanks in wings, with total capacity of 22.46 gal (85 l).
ACCOMMODATION: Four seats in pairs in enclosed cabin. Upward-hinged door on port side.
ELECTRONICS: Dare VHF radio.
Span: 37 ft 6.75 in (11.45 m)
Length: 24 ft 11.25 in (7.60 m)
Height: 7 ft 0 in (2.14 m)
Wing area: 185 sq.ft (17.2 sq.m)
Empty weight: 1,709 lb (775 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 2,403 lb (1,090 kg)
Max speed: 172 mph (277 kmh at sea level
Cruise speed: 136 mph (219 kmh)
Stall speed: 52 mph (84 kmh)
Takeoff to 50 ft (15 m): 475 ft (145 m)
Landing run from 50 ft (15 m): 690 ft (210 m)
Service ceiling: 20,013 ft (6,100 m)
Range: 500 mls (800 km)."