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The Beech SNB is a US Navy/Marine variant of the civilian Model 18 Twin Beech. Over half of the 10,000 produced from 1937 and 1970 were for to the US Military. Military variants include C-45, AT-7, AT-11, SNB, F-2, and JRB. Uses included light transport, photo-reconnaissance, and navigation, bombing, and gunnery training. Many Twin Beech aircraft survive today after serving post-military as relative inexpensive, reliable light cargo aircraft.
N4207 was manufactured by Beech in Wichita, Kansas, 1943 as a Navy/Marine SNB-2, BuNos 67124 (c/n 4664). In 1954 it was remanufactured by Beech and redesignated by the Navy to a model SNB-5P, a photo reconnaissance trainer. In 1962 the Navy redesignated it to a model RC-45J. N4207 was stationed at NAS/MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii and NAS Pensacola, Florida, both stations being aviation training facilities since before WWII. N4207 was acquired by the Mississippi Wing CAF in 1983, restored to flying condition by 1995, assigned to the Utah Wing CAF, and re-assigned to the Indiana Wing in 2014.
The Indiana Wing spent the past 7 years giving BOB (affectionately known as the Big Oily Beast) a thorough makeover. BOB is not as much of a Big Oily Beast anymore, but rather a beautiful representation of history with its powerful twin radial engines and numerous updates.
VIP Cabin Seat....................................$ 150
Co-Pilot Seat........................................$ 295
Whole Plane (Up to 5 passengers)................$ 800
Individual Seats are sold on-demand at the event.
Online reservations currently not available.
The C-45 is the Perfect Airplane to Ride at an Affordable Price and a Whole Lot of Fun!
It is Also a Great Airplane to Take Your Family For a Ride.
Bring the Kids and Give Them an Experience They Will Never Forget.
C-45 Ride Flight Information
2023 CAF Airpower History Tour Schedule - SNB (RC-45J)
Locations, dates and times subject to change based on weather and aircraft/crew needs.
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