Parrakeet S/N 105, NC14881 was the second aircraft sold to Mr. Wilfred J. "Bill" Viau of Culver City, CA. It was delivered
to the new owner in California on 20 July, 1937. Mr. Viau owned the aircraft until late 1939, when he sold it to Marrion E. McKeen. NC14881 moved around from
California to Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Michigan and back to Texas where in 1952 it's registration and air worthiness certificate were canceled. On 12 May, 1965, Doug Rhinehart
purchased "the partially intact fuselage" (which appears to have included the data plate) of Rose Parrakeet S/N 105, NC14881 from a Mr. R. L. Allen. He brought it back to Farmington, NM to
Doug Rhinehart also purchased Hannaford Rose Parrakeet, S/N A-4-00,
N40100 in 1965. He used this airframe to rebuild NC14881. N40100 was originally built from parts left over from Jack Rose Parrakeet production and registered in 1947. In a 1967 affidavit to the FAA Doug states that he rebuilt 1936 Rose Parrakeet Model A4C S/N 105 NC14881 to factory standards and requested reinstatement of the registration and air worthiness certificate. He then obtained STC SA787SW for a C-85 engine issued for Rose Parrakeet S/N 105.
Pete Ettinger a close friend and air show buddy of Doug's believes that Doug may have obtained the paperwork (and possibly a data
plate) directly from Jack Rose during one of his many trips to Chicago to visit Rose. Pete accompanied Doug on at least two of those visits and recalls how desperate Doug was to
collect any papers or memorabilia Jack had in fear that it would be lost when Jack died.
Dan Rhinehart confirmed that the current NC14881 as flown by Doug was rebuilt using the
airframe and parts from N40100 a Hannaford Rose Parrakeet left over from Jack Rose's production in the late 30s or 40s. According to Dan, "Same airframe different dataplate."