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Adam Frisch

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500B's for sale at auction!
« on: February 16, 2018, 03:47:49 pm »
Could be a good buy for the interested. Looks like old forestry birds, which might scare some away.

https://gsaauctions.gov/gsaauctions/aucdsclnk?sl=91QSCI18007101
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Re: 500B's for sale at auction!
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2018, 04:42:08 pm »
I wouldn't be concerned at all about the Forestry Service history. In fact, I would view that as a plus-- they generally take very good care of their airplanes.

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Re: 500B's for sale at auction!
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2018, 08:13:54 pm »
I wasn't suggesting that they're maintenance was in any way lacking (in fact, it's probably as good as it comes), it's just these have spent a lot of time down low, in updrafts and turbulence as spotter planes (I would guess). This might scare some away on a high time plane.
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