18.06.1974: Assembled in Long Beach

25.06.1975: To National Airlines (Betty, 69), N69NA

07.01.1980: Merged into Pan American World Airways (Clipper Star Light)

25.11.1983: To American Airlines

04.1984: Re-registred N161AA

09.1984: To Polaris Aircraft Leasing Corporation and leased back to American Airlines

11.04.1994: WFU and stored in Marana, Arizona

Hours / cycles accumulated by 11/04/1994: 55226 / 22681

01.1996: To General Electric Capital, leased to American and sub-leased to Hawaiian Airlines (162)

09.06.1997: Returned to Polaris

????: WFU and stored in Tulsa

08.11.1997: To Omni Air Express

????: Re-registred N450AX

????: Named (Glitter)

01.10.2002: WFU and stored in Mojave

2003: Ferried to Victorville, CA

2003: Tests as water bomber aircraft commenced

09.06.2005: Presented at the Paris/Le Bourget airshow

????: To 10 Tanker Air Carrier

The aircraft was reported to have been named “Glitter” in the early 2000s, but this was never confirmed




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Photo by Chris Coduto

#162 at Minneapolis/ St. Paul on March 25th 2001

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Photo by Michael Carter

First scheduled to be scrapped, #162 got a second chance when it was converted to a water bomber in 2003. Here it is seen on June 5th 2003 in Victorville.

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