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1968 Grumman AA1 // Economical Operation // N5620L

Auction Start: January 10, 2024
Auction End: January 17, 2024 12:00 pm

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Location: Currituck, NC
Description: This low time AA-1 Grumman Yankee can be utilized as an efficient traveler or an affordable trainer. This is the first production year of the Jim Bede designed series of aircraft. These aircraft are known for their light handling characteristics. AA-1’s features a sliding canopy and bonded honeycomb aluminum fuselage.
Airframe Details
  • 1670 hours total time on airframe
  • 470 SMOH on the O-235-C2C engine
  • Auto fuel STC
  • Corrosion X applied in 2015
  • Upgraded avionics
  • Total Time: 1670 
  • Annual Preformed March 2023 
  • Useful Load: 461 lbs
Engine Details
  •  Lycoming O-235-C2C 
  • Overhaul Preformed November 1991 by Tew-Mac Aero Service 
  • 470 SMOH
Propeller Details
  • McCauley 2-Blade 
  • 1670 SNEW
Avionics Details
  • Dynon D3 Pocket Panel Electronic Horizon 
  • Garmin GPS 496 
  • Narco AT-150 Transponder 
  • Bendix KX-155 NAV/COMM 
  • King KMA 24 Audio Panel 
  • Davtron M800 Chronometer 
  • ACK 406 ELT 
  • JPI 450 Fuel Flow 
  • E.I. Inc Digital Tachometer
Additional Features
  • RAM IPad Mount 
  • 12 V Charger 
  • ELT Batter Due 2025 
  • Auto Fuel STC 
  • Battery Replaced March 2021 
  • Cabin Cover 
  • All AD’s Current 
  • Corrosion X Applied 2015
White Top, Gray Bottom, Black and Red Pin Striping
Brown Vinyl Seats with Tan Inserts
Auction Details
Contact Phone: 254-735-5030
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Registration Number: N5620L
Make: Grumman
Model: AA1
Required Deposit: $2,000
Buyers Premium: 6%
Start Date: January 10, 2024
End Date: January 17, 2024 12:00 pm
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Unveiling the Legacy: Exploring the 1968 Grumman AA1 – N5620L

In the vast realm of aviation history, the 1968 Grumman AA1 holds a special place, epitomizing the perfect blend of economy, reliability, and performance. The aircraft, identified by its registration N5620L, is a testament to the ingenuity of its time, capturing the essence of aeronautical innovation in the late 1960s.

History of the 1968 Grumman AA1

The Grumman AA1, introduced in 1968, marked the inception of the Jim Bede designed series of aircraft. This low-wing, two-seat airplane was not just a marvel in design but also a pioneer in its category. Its production heralded a new era in aviation, offering a distinctive combination of light handling characteristics and efficient performance.

The Jim Bede Legacy

Understanding the significance of the 1968 Grumman AA1 requires a glance into the legacy of its designer, Jim Bede. An aeronautical engineer known for his innovative approach, Bede’s creations have left an indelible mark on the aviation industry. The AA1 was no exception, and its inception paved the way for a line of aircraft that would redefine the standards of utility and normal category airplanes.

Economical Operation: A Hallmark of the AA1

One of the standout features of the 1968 Grumman AA1 is its economical operation. With a total time of 1670 hours on the airframe and a mere 470 hours since major overhaul (SMOH) on the Lycoming O-235-C2C engine, N5620L exemplifies efficiency in every flight. This characteristic not only makes it an attractive option for aspiring aviators but also positions it as a cost-effective solution for training purposes.

Versatility in Utility: From Trainer to Traveler

The dual nature of the AA1 makes it a versatile aircraft. Whether utilized as an efficient traveler or an affordable trainer, this Grumman Yankee from the inaugural production year offers a unique flying experience. Its light handling characteristics, sliding canopy, and bonded honeycomb aluminum fuselage contribute to its reputation as an ideal aircraft for both seasoned pilots and those undergoing training.

Upgraded Avionics for Modern Precision

In keeping with the times, N5620L has seen significant avionic upgrades. The inclusion of a Dynon D3 Pocket Panel Electronic Horizon, Garmin GPS 496, Narco AT-150 Transponder, Bendix KX-155 NAV/COMM, and King KMA 24 Audio Panel ensures that the aircraft is equipped with modern precision and safety features. These upgrades not only enhance the flying experience but also reflect the commitment to staying current with technological advancements.

Stylish Design and Reliable Performance

The 1968 Grumman AA1 stands as a symbol of stylish design and reliable performance. Its exterior, adorned with a white top, gray bottom, and black and red pin striping, exudes a timeless aesthetic. The interior, featuring brown vinyl seats with tan inserts, combines comfort with a classic touch. This combination of style and reliability makes the AA1 a coveted choice for pilots who appreciate both form and function.

Upcoming Auction: N5620L Takes Center Stage

As the legacy of the 1968 Grumman AA1 unfolds, aviation enthusiasts and collectors have a unique opportunity to own a piece of history. The aircraft, registered as N5620L, is set to be part of an upcoming auction, creating a buzz in the aviation community.

Auction Details

– Auction Dates: January 3-10, 2024

– Starting Bid: $10,000

– Buyer Premium: 6%

– Deposit Required: $2000

This auction presents a rare chance for individuals to acquire a well maintained and economical to operate aircraft. Whether you’re a seasoned pilot, a collector with an appreciation for aviation history, or an enthusiast looking for a unique acquisition, N5620L beckons with its storied past and timeless appeal.


The 1968 Grumman AA1, with its economical operation, rich history, and upcoming auction, embodies the spirit of aviation excellence. It is a living testament to the innovation and craftsmanship of its time, and as it takes center stage in the auction, it invites a new chapter in its storied journey through the skies.

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