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OAKLAND Centaurus (N500HP)

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Richard Waldren
Beautiful!!
jim gevay
What the heck is an Oakland Centaurus? Where do you come up with this stuff?
This a Howard 500, one of two 500's based at my local airport that I see and hear all summer.
cliff731
An Oakland Centaurus was an early conversion of the Lockheed Ventura aircraft.

The website link as follows references the Oakland Centaurus along with a Spartan Ventura and the Howard 350 and 400 conversions; also including the "new build" Howard 500 aircraft - https://shortfinals.wordpress.com/2012/04/16/when-is-a-ventura-not-a-ventura-when-its-a-howard-500/

The aircraft in this photo, N500HP, is a Howard 500, manufactured in 1963, according to the FAA registry.

FlightAware shows eight (8) photos of an "Oakland Centaurus L37" aircraft. Six (6) are of N500HP, one (1) is of N7265C and one (1) is of N10PV.

The "Oakland Centaurus" must be FlightAware's association with the L37 aircraft identification.
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27-Mar-2015 L37Anoka Co-Blaine ()John H Batten () 04:10PM CDT 05:23PM CDT Scheduled
27-Mar-2015 L37/GAnoka Co-Blaine ()John H Batten () 10:50AM CDT 12:03PM CDT 1:13
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