A Project of the Coast Guard Aviation Association

Stinson RQ-1 “Reliant”

The Coast Guard purchased one of these aircraft in 1934 for electronics test flying under contract #TCG-23248 at a cost of $11,370. It was stationed at the Coast Guard Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, Brooklyn, NY, and was given the Coast Guard serial number 149. By 1939 it was based with the Air Patrol Detachment at Air Station Cape May, NJ.