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David Thurston
Thurston Aircraft Corp
Thurston Aeromarine Corp

David Thurston

(David) Thurston-Erlandsen Corp (TEC)

Thurston Aeromarine Corp

1966: Thurston Aircraft Corp

Sanford ME.


Thurston Aircraft Corp was organized in July 1966 by David B. Thurston to develop marine aircraft. It designed and manufactured the TSC-1A1 Teal two/three-seat light amphibian later acquired by Schweizer and later Teal Aircraft Corporation.

Thurston Aeromarine Corp superseded International Aeromarine; initially to produce two-seat Teal III amphibian (delivered from 1995), then expected to be followed by Seafire four-seat amphibian. Also then anticipated was eight-seat Seamaster with two turboprop engines.

In 1972 Schweizer Aircraft Corp acquired all rights to the Teal Amphibian (Thurston became engr mgr).

In 1976 Teal Aircraft Corp, St Augustine FL, bought Teal production rights from Schweizer (D Thurston as vice-pres).

Intl Aeromarine Corp, Sanford FL, partly owned by Thurston Aeromarine Corp, Cumberland Foreside ME.






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