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 like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.
With the ever growing popularity of Social Media (Flickr, Facebook, Instagram) the barrier has become much lower for people to share their photographs or scans of slides; imperfection to post aviation images is no longer an issue.
I noticed a decline in requests for publication on my website (a decline I welcome, as I struggle with the workflow) on my 'Guest Pages', so now some of these images shared below will be copied from Facebook & Flickr by me. For preservation of their historic value as I see it; always with proper credit to the photographer, of course!
Btw, while I am on social media, picking up on aviation news, I use it mainly for other interests while my website remains my main focus to share my interest in vintage aviation.
Savannah York wrote me with a progress report on DC-3 N56V, 'the Potomac Pacemaker'.
Rob de Man handed over G-DAKK to the war museum in Overloon
We see here the arrival of G-DAKK on 07Dec2017 from Weeze. Photo from the museum's Facebook page.
Note the 'South Coast'-titles reappearing! More on this DC-3 HERE...
A vintage photo I found on Facebook, N101SF in its glory days, by Anton Heumann (Las Vegas, july 1979)
N101SF I found recently at a ranch in Colorado, see my 2017 REPORT (work in progress)
Ken Swartz went to Israel in november 2017 and shared a few photos with me:
Bill Blanchard shared this photo of Viscount EC-DXU with me.
Vickers Viscount 806X EC-DXU (c/n 264)
Bill wrote: "Thought you might be interested to see the latest status of Viscount EC-DXU which still remains on the fire training ground at Tenerife North (Los Rodeos) airport. The photo was taken on 13Nov17.
The aircraft is still largely intact externally but the weather is starting to take its toll. It is easily viewed from
the public road running alongside the site."
Visible on Google Earth at 28°29'5.29"N 16°20'25.07"W.
History as per ATDB.aero:
Viscount 806 G-AOYO was converted by Marshalls at Cambridge in 1965
Julian Rusty Durden shared this image on Facebook (Nov.2017)
DC-6 N43872 NAC moved from the museum to the Coast International Inn on Aviation Ave on Lake Hood's shoreline.
When I checked Google Maps (Streetview) on 22Nov2017 the move wasn't yet recorded.
N43872, ex/ VC-118A 53-3294 USAF (msn 44665).
This is how it is featured on my 2012 report:
Does not yet show on Google Earth (my screendump 23Nov2017)
Grant Newman shared some good news with me...
Grant wrote me 20Nov2017: "Here’s a pic you might be interested in; it was taken at the beginning of the year during a summer rain shower at Ardmore Aerodrome, South Auckland.
From my (RL) database I extracted some info on this 'Biffo':
Arrival in the UK, from BBC.com/NEWS
Grant Newman sent these images, taken on 18 & 23Sep2017.
China Aviation Museum at Xiaotingshan (a.k.a. 'Datangshan'), north of Beijing.
More on Grant's photos: warbirdswalkaround.wixsite.com/warbirds
Scott Kordes shared this photo on Facebook 18Nov2017.
There were no details as to the identity of this DC-3 / C-47, except "A DC-3 sitting in a aviation maintenance school parking lot in Oklahoma City." And we see a serial on the tail '892953/T-U7'.
This website newsok.com/article/5364913 published (November 9, 2014 12:00 am CDT) something on this static transport-
The serial on this C-47 on display is fake. It was ex/ USAF 42-92838 and later flew as N65162 (c/n 12683).
In Nov.2017 I noticed this fine photo shared by Yousef El-Yousseph on Facebook.
Probably at Fairbanks (where Mr El-Yousseph seems to live), but not sure if this is recent.
A few things I hate of Facebook: no details on where & when, no credit to the actual photographer (if not our own).
And the fact that I never am able to retrieve the posting or photo again; anything I've 'seen' is put away by Facebook.
In Nov.2017 I noticed, consulting Google Earth, that the derelict Lockheed Constellations at the edge of
Sao Tomé's Int'l Airport had gone.
These derelict planes were reported at location 0°22'23.56"N 6°42'49.75"E
I took a closer look with Google Earth on the history of development around the Constellations.
The beached C-117 in Iceland has made quite a career: first avid propliner fans sought it out, serious art photographers
were soon to follow, many others visited with less respect but it also featured in advertisements, tv series and now...
as a prop in a wedding shoot!
You'll find the Douglas C-117 featured in my Iceland 2007 report.
See also my write up on this plane and restaaurant: Search for..
Ron Mak sent me a photo of a mystery DC-3 seen at Las Palmas by him in Dec.1970
While the search was sometimes confusing (incorrect data in Air-Britain's DC-3 book '70 Years') it was solved
by this photo sent by Juergen Scherbarth, found in his collection, which shows it in the same position in better times.
Douglas DC-3 G-AJHZ (c/n 12421), Westpoint; photo dates from Aug.1968 (Juergen Scherbarth Collection)
See Search for...
JoeJoe Prince posted this photo and wrote "They moved the old Fish & Wildlife Beaver inside Ted Stevens International Airport Terminal in Anchorage, Alaska."N754 c/n 1207 from www.dhc-2.com (click link for more photos)
• Delivered 19Jun58
• FAEC-29 Cuban Air Force / Fuerza Aérea Ejercito de Cuba
• Later, Fuerza Aérea Revolucionaria
• N754 Garrett AiResearch turbine powerplant
• Cvtd by Volpar Inc., Van Nuys, CA. modified with 2 add'l wing tanks, strengthened cabin floor, cockpit moved fwd
• US Department of the Interior, Anchorage, AK
• Noted by Neil Aird 14Sep68 @Anchorage, AK • Noted again 09/95 @ Anchorage, AK. and @Victoria,BC. in 1997
• The strangest looking Beaver ever ?
• Photographed again in May 2000 at Lake Hood,AK with small change in paint scheme.
The subject again 'C-97' but totally different circumstance!
BAHF Stratocruiser leaves Floyd Bennett Field! Posted on Facebook 07Nov2017.
Further down this page, Boeing C-97G 559595/N117GA (c/n 16749) of the Berlin Airlift Historical Foundation can
be seen on a photo by Tim Chaloner, N117GA delayed from its ferry flight to its new home due to technical problems.
The above article is from www.warbirdsnews.com check the link for article in full.
In 2009 I visited the BAHF at Floyd Bennett Field and got a great tour in this Boeing Stratocruiser: MY REPORT.
Still trying to confirm if this row of Stratocruisers could have been photographed at Fairbanks in 1972.
Most seem to think it must be Mojave,CA!
Frances Blake insists he never went to the Mojave desert, being not really interested in planes, except for those he photographed in 1972, while on assignment in Alaska. Frances states he saw these Strats at FAI. The insert is at Mojave.
Another mystery solved!
This time by John Austin-Williams, on the ex/ Zimbabwe AF C-47 in the Xiatangshan ('Datangshan') Air Museum.
See my Search for.. for the full details.
In Oct.2017 ZS-DVJ was finally moved from Jo'burg IAP to Rand Airport! It was an arduous process of
Added 10 more vintage photos of the Richard Nash / Bill Hill collection, here's just one .
Bristol 170 Freighter Mk.31, J G-AMLJ (c/n 13072) of Middle East Airlines
This 'Biffo' was built in 1951, delivered direct to Aer Lingus from Bristol's production line in July 1952 and
served Aer Lingus as EI-AFR ('St Flannan') ; operated by BKS (G-AMLJ) from Oct.1958 until Mar.1966
when it was sold to Aer Turas and reg'd as EI-APC. So bought by Aer Turas in 1966 and flown in 3 different
colour schemes during a 6 year career with that airline. Then was passed on to Skyways, as G-AMLJ, and
then to MEA, and BOAC Associated Companies and BKS. Sold to TAR IN Dec.72, stored at Nice (F-BTYO)
in 1976 and subsequently scrapped.
Tim Chaloner sent me these photos, depicting his visit to Floyd Bennett Field on 24Jun17.
On 14Jun2017 Tim Chaloner visited Colorado and shared these images with me; he also provided the captions-
Roger Brown wrote: "Ruud, actually, the C-47 is a Navy registry R-4D as they refer to her. Her markings are old,
See my report on the Airplane Restaurant,
Roy Blewett sent me a recent (23Aug17) photo of Fairchild C-119 N5216R; next year it will move 'north'.
N5216R was Tanker 136 and is here preserved at Battle Mountain,NV as 'T137'; it was donated by H&P - but the
museum has been defunct for many years and one by one the planes have left.
It is expected that this one, the last plane to leave this compound, will go north (Alaska, allegedly).
My page on this C-119 at Battle Mountain has a lot of info on this C-119 plus others.
Terry Fletcher shared this photo with me (Sep.2017)
At Oshkosh (27Jul2017) was this N81193, a Grumman C-1A Trader (ex US Navy 146052)
Terry:"It was damaged in Hurricane Ike , whilst at a museum in Texas, and has been now been converted
to a trailer-mounted-camper-vehicle ". Nice job!!!
Hurricane Ike did plenty of damage to the Lone Star Flight Museum at Galveston (has been moved since). For some of that damage to warbirds see my 2014 report.
Terry Fletcher's photo gallery on www.airport-data.com/photographers/Terry+Fletcher
This is Convair G-CONV at Carluke; conversion to a B&B never worked out.
It has recently been converted into a make-up studio, owned and operated by Amber Scott: 'Runway Studio'
See my Convair page for more details of its past
Roger Brown shared this with me on Facebook (Oct.2017)
Lockheed SP-2E Neptune, BuNo.128402 (c/n 426-5248) at Weisbrod Museum (Pueblo,CO)
Engine Manufacturer and Model: 2x Wright + 2x Westinghouse R-3350-26W Cyclone-18 + J-34.
Roger wrote: "Ruud, our museum's P2V in our compound undergoing a long needed refurbishment & paint restoration by our Restoration Team, trying to beat the weather changes!
On www.airport-data.com/aircraft/128402 I came across this information:
And Roger wrote on 29Oct2017: "Heroic efforts by our PWAM restoration team. Paint work is done! Next the markings and assembly. Bet she's not looked this good in decades
Joe Musso seems to be credited for these photos (also named on Facebook: 'Robert Dyleski II & 4 others').
Joe wrote: "I have to give one HUGE "Great Job and Thank You!" out to my Restoration Crew at the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum! They restored the entire exterior of a P2V5 Neptune in 3 months! This is a HUGE amount of work as this planes dimensions are Length: 91 ft 8 in, Wingspan: 103 ft 10 in, Height: 29 ft 4 in, and the Wing area alone is: 1,000 ft²!! We still need to put on the Stars and Bars and Unit, etc.. but the hard part is DONE!!! My crew ROCKS!"
Roger Botting shared these photos with me for my website; he wrote "In May I went out to the Northwest for
Grumman G-44A Wigdeon N402E (c/n 1444 ), built in 1946.
Roger wrote me in Aug.2017: "My entry point back into the USA, from Ontario, was Port Huron. And at the St. Clair County Int'l Airport I was lucky to catch N402E, which had stopped for fuel on its way home from Oshkosh to Rochester, NY."
Some info I found googling:
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