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Encyclopedia > Aero (US aircraft manufacturer)

Aero was formed in Culver City in 1944 to design and manufacture a light twin-engined transport aircraft, the Aero Commander. In 1950 it became the Aero Design and Engineering Company of Oklahoma

For the Czechoslovakian and Czech manufacturer commonly referred to as Aero, see Aero Vodochody

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Aviation: Minnesota Department of Transportation (1372 words)
Any aircraft that has a base price (for tax purposes) of $10,000 or less, and that is owned and operated solely for recreational purposes, may be listed for registration as a recreational aircraft and assessed at an annual fee of $25.00.
Definitions: "antique" aircraft means an aircraft constructed by the original manufacturer on or before December 31, 1945; "classic" aircraft means an aircraft constructed by the original manufacturer on or after January 1, 1946, with a first year of life equal to or greater than 50 years at the time of registration.
Aircraft which are used for agricultural purposes only and are assessed fees in excess of $500, may apply for an exemption which will limit the annual fee to a maximum of $500 by filing an affidavit (supplied by the Department) with the Aircraft Registration Unit.
Aircraft: Rockwell U-9B Aero Commander (228 words)
Aero Design and Engineering was established in Oklahoma in October of 1950 to manufacture the aircraft.
The museum's aircraft (52-6218) was an Army YL-26A liaison aircraft from 1952 until the Pentagon system for aircraft designations was overhauled on October 1, 1962, and it became a U-9A.
The museum's aircraft, S/N 52-6218, flew as a US Army U-9A and was last stationed at Fort Eustis(?), VA. It was dis-assembled and flown in a C-54 from Virginia to the museum.
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