Surviving Grumman S2F Tracker Information Repository
By David D Jackson

Focusing on Existing Grumman S2F / S-2 Tracker, TF-1 / C-1A Trader and WF-2 / E-1B Tracer Airframes

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 TF-1 / C-1A Traders currently registered in the USA
Listed in numerical order by US Navy Bureau Number
Note that there are 3 Trader airframes not accounted for here that are in the UAC yard in Tucson, AZ.  Please see United Aero Corporation Page.
BuNo FAA # Registered to Registered as Links for the aircraft and other information
136752 N71456 Hans O Lauridsen, Carefree, AZ C-1A This Trader was named "Bull Dawge" and was formally part of the Wiley Sanders Collection.  It is now part of a growing collection of warbirds that Hans Lauridsen is gathering in the Glendale, AZ area.  The C-1A is currently located as of late 2008 at the Buckeye, AZ municipal airport, has been striped of paint, awaiting restoration and repainting along with the biannual prop AD's.
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Lauridsen Aviation Museum
Airliners April 2007
Airliners January 2009
Warbird Registry 136752
Air Britain 136752
136766 N6193Z Rick Clemens, Carson City, NV. TF-1(C-1A) Now registered to Rick Clemens as of 4-20-2013.  Previously registered to Specline Corp dba The Cactus Air Force of Carson City, NV which is Rick Clemens.  DDJ 5-18-2013

This aircraft was part of an estate auction for the assets of Air Power, Inc from Lakeport, CA on May 30, 2009.
The Trader was purchased by Specline Corp dba The Cactus Air Force and will be moved to Carson City, NV.  Engines and props from Tracker 136508 will be used to fly it from Lakeport, CA later in 2010.  It will return to the airshow circuit after restoration is completed on it.

Airliners136776-1976

136773  N6193N TRE Aviation Corporation, Wilmington, DE TF-1(C-1A) This aircraft was part of an estate auction for the assets of Air Power, Inc from Lakeport, CA on May 30, 2009.
It was purchased by TRE Aviation Corp out of Wilmington, DE.  However, the owner is apparently located physically at Mesa, AZ.

Airliners136773-1987
136778 N778SR Daniel H. Serrato, Eufaula, AL TF-1(C-1A) This C-1A was purchased by Daniel Serrato in October of 2008.
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C-1A Trader 136778 "Mudflap Girl" - This will lead to several You Tube videos provided by William Wilemon of Dan Serrato's C-1A.
Dan Serrato Engine Run 10-2008
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136781 N475AM Duane S Doyle, Oakland, CA and William R Montague C-1A  Information obtained from William Wilemon this C-1A is now being operated by the owner, Duane Doyle, out of the Santa Rosa, CA Charles Schultz Airport and will be donated to the Pacific Coast Air Museum at the same location.  In theory the Trader will be kept in flying condition but it will remain to be seen how long that lasts until the Museum takes it out of service due to the high costs of flight operation.  However, at this point the Museum has made a video to promote it for airshows on the west coast.  The Grumman C-1A Trader   DDJ 3-31-2013

This Trader is back on the air show circuit in 2007 after a 6 year restoration.
S-2 Tracker Site 136781-2000
Airport Data 136781-2006/2007
MyAviation.net 136781- various
Webshots 136781-2007-1
Webshots 136781-2007-2

136788 N6788  Martha C MacGoldrick, Trustee, Manchester, NH.  C-1A Airliners 136788-1978
Warbird Registry 136788
146029 N6192F Dennis Callahan, Neptune Beach, FL TF-1(C-1A) FAA Records as of 5-18-2013 still show Dennis Callahan as the owner with an expired registration.  DDJ 5-18-2013

In April of 2009 I spoke with Tom Reilly, who is the owner of  Vintage Aircraft, and used to own the Flying Tigers Restoration Museum at the Kissimmee, FL Airport.  He informed me that 136534 is now owned by Tom Blair and it is now in the hangar that previously housed Tom Reilly's operation in Kissimmee.   None of the photos show the N-number on the aircraft.

Air Scene UK 146029
Airliners 146029-2006
Airliners 146029-1991
Pentavia Imaging 146029-1997
Warbird Registry 146029
Preserved US Military 146029
146044 N189G Trader Air, Inc., Topeka, KS C-1A "Miss Belle" last flew August 2002 and crash landed due to engine failure. It is being rebuilt as shown in the 2005 photo posted on Airliners below.  Owner Doug Goss plans to have "Miss Belle" flying again in 2013.
A January 2013 update from Crew Member Robert
Eichkorn:  "We have hung the right (#2) engine back on the C-1A and are currently plumbing it out.  Following that, we will be pulling the left engine/mount off and building up the QEC for that side.  We have both engines back from Anderson Aeromotive (zero-timed) and both replacement props back from Maxwell Propeller (overhauled).  Our first airshow is now booked for mid-June (Thunder Over Michigan Ypsilanti, MI) and we are also planning to spend the week at Oshkosh in July." 
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Trader Air Website

Airliners146044-2005
Air Classics article June 2001.
Warbird Registry146044-2002

FindArticles146044-1
FindArticles146044-2
Airpics146044-1980
Aircraftoneaccidentreport
146048 N7171M Pond Warbirds, LLC., Palm Springs, CA C-1A See my Trader Photo Page
Airliners 146048-2008
SimonBrooke146048-2003
Warbird Registry 146048
146049   N81389 Aviation Business Corp., St. Louis, MO C-1A See my Trader Photo Page
Airliners 146049-1984
Airliners 146049-1990
146052 N81193 Texas Aviation Hall of Fame (Lone Star Flight Museum), Galveston, TX C-1A I was able to visit the Lone Star Flight Museum in March of 2009 and the situation with this Trader is not pretty.  Unfortunately, 146052 went under water during Hurricane Ike in September 2008.  The Director of Maintenance for the Museum told me that the estimated repair of the saltwater damage to make it airworthy, which he estimated at $500,000, was not cost effective.  Currently a C-1A can be purchased for $75,000.  The fate of 146052 is yet undetermined.  Hopefully it will at least be maintained as a static aircraft.  Several other aircraft, including a rare Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon and a Consolidated PBY went under about 7 feet of water also.  I was able to take many photos of the Trader, which are linked below.
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Len Mozey Photo 146052-2008
Len Mozey Photo 146052-2009
Airport Data 146052-2002 
Warbird Registry 146052
Airliners 146052-2006

Air Britain 146052-Various
Prime Portal 146052

 

USA Museum or Outside Display TF-1 /C -1A Traders
Listed in numerical order by US Navy Bureau Number
 

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Type Location Links for the aircraft and other information
136754 C-1A National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola, FL This is located with about 40 other aircraft to the north of the main museum on a ramp.  It may be off limits during normal hours.  It was open during the 2006 NAS Pensacola Air Show.
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Airliners 136754-2007
Naval Aviation Museum 136754
Mavellouswings136754

Airliners 136754-1993
136790 C-1A Grissom Aviation Museum, Entrance to Grissom ARB, Peru, IN Was at Florence, SC Aviation Museum.  The webmaster actually saw this aircraft in transit on a semi trailer on I-65 in transit to Grissom.
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Grissom Museum 136790
Marvellouswings 136790

Coast Comp 136790-1996
Warbird Registry 136790-1985
Palitra Wing 136790
Geta-o-Maxs 136790
136792 C-1A Quonset Air Museum, North Kingston, RI Bill Maloney 136792-2009
Quonset Air Museum Website
Airliners 136792-2008-1
Airliners 136792-2008
My Aviation 136792-1975-1
My Aviation 136792-1975-2

Warbird Resource Group136792
Hudson Air Depot 136792-1
Hudson Air Depot 136792-2
146034 C-1A

The Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Museum, Horsham, PA

This Tracker was moved into the Museum some time in late 2007.  Information obtained from John Benton 146034 was indeed restored and is now back on display.  John provides this history on the aircraft:  The C-1A at the museum was the 64th of the 87 built. It is Bureau number (serial#) 146034. It was last flown in March 1987, and placed on permanent display near the northeast corner of the base the following month. #146034 accumulated 15,502 hours of flight time, making a total of 2439 arrested landings and 714 catapult assisted launches from aircraft carriers.  #146034 was operated by a number of squadrons and ships, including VR-24 from NAF Sigonella, Italy, VRC-40 from NAS Norfolk, VA. It's last assignment was aboard the USS Independence. The aircraft was one of three C-1A's operated from NAS Willow Grove by the Independence's COD Crew while that ship was receiving its last major overhaul at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyards.  John has also provided a photo of the engine start of 146034 and the other two Traders at Willow Grove for their last flight in 1987.  John is unsure which aircraft is 146034 as all have the nose marking 62 for the USS Independence.
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John Benton 1987 Photo - 1987
The Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Museum
William Maloney 146034-2008
MyAviationNet 146034 -2006
Jet Photos 146034-2003
Airliners 146034-1978

Warbird Registry 146034
146036 C-1A USS Midway Museum, San Diego, CA See my Trader Photo Page
USS Midway Museum
USS Midway Museum C-1A Data
John Carmichaels 146036
Wikipedia 146036-2007
Flickr 146036-2008
Airfan 146036-2007

Airport Data 146036-2006
Midway Sailor.com
Airliners 146036-all
Jet Photos 146036-2005
Geta-o-Maxs 146036-1981
Geta-o-Maxs 146036-1984
Geta-o-Maxs 146036-1968
146038 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 68.  Was registered as N32709, which was cancelled in 2002.  This was formerly listed as being in storage but it is actually on display on AMARC's Celebrity Row which is part of the bus tour that can be purchased at the Pima Air Museum.  On the tour it is on the right side of the bus and is one of the first aircraft encountered after turning on to Celebrity Row.
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 USA TF-1 / C-1A Traders in Storage
Listed in numerical order by US Navy Bureau Number
Both the first and last Traders are in storage at AMARC.  The status and existence of all of the Traders at AMARC is questionable.  In discussion with the folks at Marsh Aviation in Mesa, AZ I was told that AMARC had started to cut up these aircraft late in 2008 but that process was put on hold by the Brazilian Government which is attempting to find funding to convert them into Marsh Turbo Tankers.  During my bus tours of AMARC in May of 2009 and 2010, I did not see any C-1As with the exception of 146038 that is on display at Celebrity Row.  But then it is a big place and I could not see everything on the grounds.

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Type Location Links for the aircraft and other information
136748 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 1.  Was registered as N6194K, which was cancelled in 2002.  This was the first C-1A built.
136756 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 9.  Was registered as N61934, which was cancelled in 2002.
136786 C-1A , Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 39.  Was registered as N32619, which was cancelled in 2002.
Navy History 136786
146030 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 60.  Was registered as N32689, which was cancelled in 2002.
146041  C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 71.  Was registered as  N32720, which was cancelled in 2002.
146043 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 73.  Was registered as N5054X, which was cancelled in 2002.
146045 C-1A MCAS Beaufort, SC Grumman Serial Number 75.  This is apparently being used for fire training at the base.
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146050 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 80.  Was registered as N52705, which was cancelled in 2002.
146051 C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 81.  Was registered as N5271B, which was cancelled in 2002.
146055  C-1A AMARC, Tucson, AZ Grumman Serial Number 85.  Was registered as N5271K, which was cancelled in 2002.

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