D-FAME AT-6 is a Harvard, constructed 1952 by the Canadian Car & Foundry with the construction number CCF-4-77.
The Harvard is quite a huge aeroplane with a length of 8,80 m and
a wingspan of 12,80 m.
The aeroplane could still be used as a trainer, a trainer like fully equipped with dual cockpits or it could be used as a fun tool for fun flights over the Mosel valley, Eifel and Hunsruck mountains. Maximum endurance is 3.5 hrs or 1500 km with a cruise speed of 140 knots (260 km/h) up to
165 knots (300 km/h).
Fast and endurance enough reaching any destination with distinction.
Construction number: CCF-4-77
Serial number RCAF 20286
- The Harvard MK.IV was handed over to the Royal Canadian Airforce RCAF in 1952. She performed her military services until January 22nd 1968. From 1969 until 1972 she was based in California under US-registration N13631.
This Harvard has also racing chronicles flying under racing number
#88 as “super slugge” Reno Air Races in the T6 class.
March 1983 the Harvard was popping up in UK and was registered as
G-BKCK, owner was Eric T.Webster. 1987 the lady was strucked off the british rolls, being re-registered in the United States from Sonja Webster with its old N-number N13631.
In the beginning of the 90th she went back to the British Island to North Wales and flew under UK registration G-BKCK.
Historically correct interpreted the aircraft was in family property of the Websters’ from 1983 until 1996.
1997 the Harvard was deleted again from British rolls and was sold to Germany. New owner now became Hans Joachim Meier, registered as D-FAME.
Both brothers Achim and Elmar Meier, later owners of Meier Motors Bremgarten, restored the airplane as private individuals.
The Harvard was their access to the War Bird Business. A hobby and passion turned into a career.
2004 the airplane was sold to Josef Schumacher and operated out of Aachen-Merzbrueck.
2018 she went back into the property of Achim Meier and Tina Fly.
October 2020 D-FAME was sold to Trier-Foehren (EDRT), the new owner Paul Liethen was able to purchase the wonderful aeroplane.
The painting was restored to the original camouflage colours of elevator, rudder and wingtips, the spinner was chromed and brakes have been replaced by Red Lines.
Below photographs taken 2020
Historic photographs of D-FAME