On a regular basis people sent me photos, to share their enthusiasm for vintage airliners or to illustrate a question. These photos have been lingering in a scrapbook or a discarded box somewhere and/or probably wouldn't find their way to Online-use or publication. |
To prevent them from getting lost, with permission of the sender, I would like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.
|Sean Keating came across these items during his (Sep.2010) ramblings; he wrote:
"I found these items in a wreckers yard not too far from downtown Denver,CO and I was told they came from 'B52 Billiards' which closed, evidently. The engine could be from a C-119..?"
Reactions welcomed EMAIL
|Certainly not a 'Propliner' but fun to add anyway on my Off-Airport gallery.....
'Pete' sent me this in Feb2011, and included the following information:
I don't know what it is supposed to resemble, been fixed rather rudely, but the effort warrants a report here!
|Harry Cole wrote me: "Taken by myself -Harry Cole- at Nouakchott Mauritania. Date: Feb. 16th, 2011"
This is confirmed by Douglas DC4 Census (www.oldprops.ukhome.net): 'Used as clubhouse by Saint Exupery Flying Club, at Nouakchott airport. No undercarriage. Basic white colour scheme.'
The top-left photo has titles 'Aero Club St' visible and the one below left 'Xupe'.
When Frits Klinkhamer sent me this image he wrote:
More on Frits Klinkhamer's propliner collection on this website HERE...
David Tuttle sent me this image of C-82 N208M in Nov.2010; more on this on my page
Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
|Received this wonderful update from (and photos by) Ron Hargrove in Feb.2011; it's wonderful news because these DC-3 / C-47 wrecks were doomed and now see a prolonged existence!
N37906 - history on my Deep South page
It had been acquired by the Armed Forces Museum (a.k.a. Mississippi Armed Forces Museum) at Camp Shelby (MS), but they have given up on their plans.
Ron wrote me:
"Just wanted to drop you a note that I now have the 2 DC-3s (N37906 & N134D -Webmaster) from Hattiesburg airport and the one from the museum in Hattiesburg, now back here in Alabama!
I originally acquired a C-47 fuselage from Panama City airport that had no parts.
Then I located the 3 in Hattiesburg through your website. I am forever grateful!
I am restoring one for static display in Florala, Alabama.
And I am restoring one for a mobile static display, to be used for airshows. Also one is being restored for static display in Stuart,FL. The last one is still up for grabs for restoration..."
N134D - history on my Deep South page
Hauling the remaining parts..
Ron wrote 03Feb2011: "All I wanted was some parts for N843DD and I end up dismantling 3 more!
Great shame they are so incomplete. I would love to have saved four complete planes.
As it stands N843DD will be 100% structurally - N134 will probably end up as a mobile fuselage display, no wings, tail, etc, in Tampa - N34MS will be 80% complete in Stuart, missing vert -horiz ailerons, doors and other parts and pieces - N37906 will be my mobile display, no wing, tail, etc.
I will have one set of wings, one complete underbelly, one set of landing gears wheels and some miscellaneous parts and pieces to sell or trade for the other stuff I'm missing or stuff that the Stuart plane will be missing.
We arrived back in Alabama at 8pm last nite with 2 underbellies and 2 sets of wings."
Roy Blewitt provided the following summary, having read the above and consulted his records:
UPDATE 20Jul11- This photo shows N134D still at Florala and yet to move to the Zephyrhills World War II Barracks Museum, Florida.
Arrived 21Sep11 at Zephyrhills Mun'l Airport.
UPDATE N843DD @Florala, see bottom page PHOTOS BY FRIENDS & GUEST - PAGE 31
Henk Geerlings sent me these images:
RAAF C-47B-35-DK , cn 16547-33295 , A65-104; Aviation Museum, Darwin , 24Sep10.
I grabbed the image because it was a nice addition to my Off Airport gallery...
wrote me soon after the above was posted:
| In 2008 I came across a stored Beech C-45G at Chandler Municipal Airport, Phoenix,AZ. This one has now been bought by Dan Warren, he intends to restore it and fly it!
Sam wrote: "N25WK has been upgraded to a C-45G, had the wings extended and the wing tanks have been upgraded to carry a total of 300 gallons.
Timo de Vries went to Kiev, Ukraine in 2010 and took these photos:
On friday we went to the State Aviation Museum, recommended! There is a very nice Beriev 6 and lots of other good stuff ( a.o. 2nd Il-18 prototype, il-14, etc).
Also spent a day at the runway of Zuliany Airport, to get the feel of the place for the arrival of ER-ICB, the following day. No problems with the police, met some local plane spotters but also some street dogs...
I used Google Maps to find the right spot.
Spent the sunday in Kiev town, visited the war museum, which was impressive (the Li-2 below). And also a very nice Orthodox church. I certainly can recommend Kiev as a travel destionation, we flew for 100 euro per person (return) from Dortmund with Wizzair."
Austin J. Brown sent me this remarkable photo:"In celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the DC-3 (17Dec), I thought I would send you this image of the last day of the one and only DC-1 which crashed on take-off from Malaga Airport in December 1940...
I have never seen this image before, and it was supplied to me by the Malaga Airport Museum Director.
He sent it to me a few weeks ago when we were doing a thing on TWA for Aircraft Illustrated. The DC-1 was flying for Iberia at the time, and suffered an engine failure on take-off. No-one, to my knowledge was injured. Have you ever seen this image before?
Rumour has it that parts of it were used to make a a portable altar to carry the Virgin Mary around the streets of Malaga on Holy Days!"
AUSTIN JOHN BROWN, LBIPP.
Mike Clayton forwarded this photo of Russell Legg on 19Jan2011:Dero Indonesian BAe (HS, Avro)748 PK-IHJ (c/n 1630), taken at Surabaya, Indonesia recently...
The aircraft has been stored, status as 'without further use' for a number of years and the bogus registration EX-DLT was applied for a rescue exercise, held some time ago.
Real registration can be found under the wing: PK-IHJ.
Remarkable to see also a type designation B 737-900ER written there.
The EXIF data on the image which was forwarded did not specify the exact date of the photo.
Another mystery, this time offered by Udo Krause: which sad Beech 18 is this???
Photos taken at Fairbanks 07AUG09.
Reg ? Owner ? Cn ?
Click on the photo for a large image or HERE...
Suggestions welcomed, EMAIL
|Taigh Ramey wrote:
"For what it is worth it is a C model Beech, I suspect that it is an ex military C-45F or possibly earlier.
No visible Navigators turret/astrodome mounting, so I don’t think it was an AT-7/SNB-2.
It looks like there was a hydraulic reservoir on the right firewall, indicating it had an A-3 autopilot.
The black paint on the bottom of the wings looks just like the ones applied at the factory as well as the silver paint.
Between the paint and the original antenna and other small indications it looks to me like this was a fairly stock and unmodified bird.
There was a gentleman in Fairbanks, named George Clayton, who bought several surplus WWII Twin Beech’s, including two or three AT-11’s and several C-45’s. I wonder if this might have been one of his at one time? "
Sean Rice responded:
This, and below item on 'N480MA', has been added in the 'Search For' galery.
Jacques Hémet sent me this photo of Chalk's International Airlines Grumman G-73 Mallard (c/n J-9):
See more photos from Jacques Hémet's extensive classic planes collection HERE...
Udo Krause wrote me: "Maybe you can use this photo of N1845M C-46R ex/ Cordova Airlines, taken on 07AUG 2009 in Fairbanks, for your page on Alaska's Early Aviation - Cordova Airlines "
Lewis Grant sent me, what looked like, a straight forward DC-6 slide, taken at Lakeland,FL on 10Nov1987.
Except the tailnumber, N480MA, seems missing from the reference books...
Ron Mak responded to this challenge and he sent an image, taken by him at Caracas 03Nov1983, from his extensive propliner photo library:
Ron included the following historical data:
Fernand van de Plas offered his help:
'YV-290C never went back to the US, it ended its days in Santo Domingo with TRADO' -Andy Martin
Considering the similarity of tailnumber N400UA I am inclined to think 44258 is 'N480MA'.
Lewis reaches the same conclusion:
DHC-3 Turbine Otter SX-ARO landing mishap:
deHavilland Otter c/n 397 at one time registered C-FQEI for Air Nootka, had this tailnumber cancelled on 15Aug07 as exported to Switzerland. It became registered SX-ARO for ArGo Airways and as succh seen at Salzburg, Austria on 11Jul09.
Ernie Szelepcsenyi from Ottawa (Ontario) sent me these remarkable 'photos from above'...
He wrote: "I was up flying a couple of times in Nov.2010 and photographed all of the ex/ First Air 748's in the area.
Hawker HS.748-272-Series 2A C-GGNZ (c/n 1690/172)
See my write up (23Feb2017) on my Off-Airport Gallery (N.America)
Ernie:"I was taken up by a friend on 28 November 2010 and photographed the 748 located in a 'paintball' area just south of the Gatineau airport ( 45°30'13.45"N 75°32'55.16"W). Not sure which airframe this is but through elimination it is most likely to be C-GGNZ. It has had the First Air colors toned down but they are still easily identified.
The pictures are not great quality, but it's hard to fly and take photos at the same time."
HS.748 C-GYMX. Note this is a compisite photo of 2 sides of the same airplane.
"C-GYMX was withdrawn at Carp on 21Mar03 and handed over to the RCMP as an exercise hull." -Richard Church
A few miles away between the Ed's Salvage yard and the Carp Airport (45°21'10.22"N 76°10'59.34"W) we found an HS.748 airframe in an area that looked much like a police/military special training area. Based on the fact that C-GYMX was used by the RCMP at Carp for exercises, it is possible that this is the same airframe having been relocated. My first ever flight in a 748 was in C-GYMX when I was a kid in the early 1980s!
Two surviving HS.748 airframes; for more of these see my visit to Ed's Salvage in 2009
Ernie sent me this update in Aug.2017: "We went flying this past Sunday, August 6th, in a Piper Cherokee and flew over
Ed's Salvage yard to see if the former First Air fuselages were still there.
As you can see in the photos, the 2 parked near each other have not moved. There is now also a 3rd ex/First Air HS.748 that has joined them! I suspect that this is the same aircraft in the upper photo in my screen capture of your website above. The reason being that the aircraft located in the police training area as described on your web page is no longer there....
"My guess is that they have brought it over to Ed's yard.
I apologize for the poor quality of the photographs: they were taken by my friend using his cell phone camera.
All the best!"
Paul van den Berg saw DC-3 PH-PBA "Prinses Amalia" in take off Amsterdam IAP from his office, 10Dec10
See also below more details and photos by Paul as well as from Fred Streep.
| DC-3 PH-PBA of DDA Airlines received a new colourscheme, as unveiled on 07Dec10. Photo: Fred Streep.
PH-PBA (c/n 19434) saw its hybrid Air France - KLM colourscheme revised to this vintage KLM livery.
In a ceremony at Schiphol-East, with KLM's President-Director Peter Hartman and Aviodrome/DDA-Director Jan Schaatsbergen present, as well as Martinair's founder Martin Schröder and DDA founder Cor Groeneveld, the new colourscheme was made public.
The classic DC-3 was also named "Prinses Amalia" (who wasn't present herself, she was at school), allegedly a wish of her great-grandfather Prins Bernhard who ones owned 'PBA.
The DDA Airlines is based at Lelystad these days, but weather prevented the ferry flight Schiphol - Lelystad and the ceremony was done at Amsterdam's IAP Schiphol.
This photo was taken by Dirk Septer at San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport (SJU) on 05Dec10:
| Rich Hulina of Slate Falls Airways sent (29Nov2010) me a selection of his images, he wrote:
"Here are a few photos from Sioux Lookout over the last month and half or so. Otters on wheels were shot yesterday. 'KYG was leaving for Pickle Lake, just here for maintenance and change over!"
C-GCQA (c/n 77) North Star Air Ltd., Pickle Lake,ONT Reg'd 31Mar98.
Rich Hulina wrote me an update in Sep.2016:"CQA is now N947RK and it now has a Garrett engine instead of the P&W. Heading for Rainbow King Lodge in Iliamna in Alaska!" Found N947RK reg'd as such per 25Aug16.
Karl Hayes added that same month:"C-GCQA crashed some time ago and for a long time was lying in a
wrecked state at Recon Air in Geraldton, Ontario. They rebuilt it for Rainbow King Lodge, to replace
the Lodge’s own Otter N928RK which had crashed. There are now only about a dozen or so Otters still
left with the original R-1340 engine!"
Note from webmaster: N928RK crashed on 15Sep2015 (dbr) at Iliamna-East Lake Spb,AK; 10 occupants, 3 fatal.
Note to C-GSUV: Operated by Adventure Air, overturned after being caughtby a gust of wind on landing at Lac du Bonnet seaplane base, on 16May08; pilot & passenger evacuated the aircaft and were picked up by a boat.
See also my dedicated Guestpage to Rich Hulina's bushplane photography and the photobook he published.
'cbs' wrote me and sent me this wonderful photo:
Above histories were taken from 'The Convairliners Story' -by J.M.Gradidge, an Air-Britain Publication
George Armstrong sent me the histories of these two (no source mentioned):
| Wendy Page of Chathams Pacific wrote me 02Dec10:
"I just was looking for original photos of A3-AWP, the DC-3 belonging to Chathams Pacific and which has had a total restoration and is now back in scheduled services over the skies of Tonga.
This aircraft is creating a great deal of interest internationally.
The attached photo is by John King and was taken a couple of weeks ago:"
More photos by John King taken on the event see this Website:
See photo by Graeme Mills which shows DC-3 A3-AWP in 2009, before this restoration, Photos by Friends & Guests Page 20
Don McDonald and Consolidated Canso A C-FDIL (CF-DIL) of Can-Air.
More about this remarkable aircraft and Don McDonald looking back on his flying career, follow THIS LINK
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