Quite a high entrance price indeed!
I was checking the FAA website which showed that N129QS will have its registration changed to N162WC with the registered owner WCA Holdings in Missoula, Montana. You can still track N129QS on a flight from Bangor to Spokane today.
Any one have more information about holding company and owners for these two aircraft?http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquiry ... rtxt=129QShttp://flightaware.com/live/flight/N129QS
WCA Holdings is Montana tycoon Dennis Washington, a former road grader operator who made his fortune (http://washcorp.com
) in everything from mining, construction, heavy equipment dealerships, ocean shipping and railroads to financing a company called Aviation Partners Inc., (http://www.aviationpartners.com
) which developed the winglets you see on Boeing and Gulfstream products. Washington has owned a variety of aircraft in the past under registry of Washington Group, DRW Financial and other names. University of Montana's football stadium is named after him. Dennis Washington splits his time between residences in Missoula, Palm Springs (where his wife Phyllis owns an art and antique gallery and Washington Group maintains an aircraft hangar) and Vancouver Island, BC.