Purchased by the Curtiss Museum in 2008, our Fledgling registration # NC656M shows ownership from the original manufacture date of October 10, 1929.
On October 26th it was transferred to the Curtiss Flying Service from the Curtiss Aero and Manufacturing Company Inc. (Mfg. SN B109, approved type certificate # 191, Curtiss Challenger Engine 185 HP), transferred to Curtiss Flying Service of the East, Caldwell, NJ. 1014 hours flight time up to Jan. 30, 1933. Standard Airworthiness Certificate June 6, 1950, application for Airworthiness certificate March 31, 1993.
This leads us to believe that it was in flyable condition at least as of this date.