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Aircraft  The Company
Model Military Number Name
1959 LA-4   Buccaneer
Lake Aircraft produces one of the world's most successful families of light amphibians.


1946: David Thurston and Herbert Lindblad acquire the design rights for the G65 Tadpole from Grumman and establish the Colonial Aircraft Company.

1959: Lindblad purchases the design rights and forms the Lake Aircraft Corporation.

1962: Consolidated Aeronautics aquires Lake Aircraft and splits the company into two divisions; Aerofab and Lake Aircraft.

2003: LanShe Aerospace LLC purchases the assets of Lake Aircraft.

2004: LanShe runs out of working capital and sells its assets in an auction.

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