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Serial

bl-54

Registration

n654ba

Specs

Aircraft Manufacturer: BEECH

Aircraft Model: B200C

Engine Manufacturer: P&W

Engine Model: PT6A-60A

Aircraft Year: 1982

Owner Name: DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE

Owner Address: PO BOX 1504, LAYTON, UT, 84041-6504

Type of Owner: Government

Registration Date: 30-May-1989

Airworthiness Certificate Type: Standard

Approved Operations: Normal

Mode S Code A89BB0 52115660

Service History

This plane was sold outright to the United States Air Force in 1982, but to an unusual outfit: DET 1, AFEREG, PO Box 528, Mercury, Nevada 89023. Mercury Nevada is the “company town” for the Nevada Test Site. At the time of the sale, the land at Groom Lake was under the control of the Department of Energy (who control the test site), so DET 1, AFEREG could possibly be an old forwarding address for Groom Lake.

In 1986, for unknown reasons, “DET 1, AFEREG” sold the plane back to Beechcraft in 1986 who, in turn sold the plane to one “Horace William Horton” of PO Box 27465, Las Vegas, Nevada on October 28, 1986.

Two years later, Mr. Horton sold the plane directly to the Department of the Air Force at PO Box 459, Clearfield, Utah. Thus, a triangular relationship between Beechcraft, “DET 1, AFEREG,” the Department of the Air Force, and Mr. Horton emerges: one that directly links one to another.

Sources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janet_(airline)

http://vectors.usc.edu/issues/4/trevorpaglen/page2.php?primaryId=2&secondaryId=3

http://www.lazygranch.com/janet_registration.htm