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.
Watching online Tour de France 20Jul18, 10kms from finish at Aéroport de Valence Chabeuil this DC-3 came into view!
It had a USAAF insignia on the fuselage. Michael Prophet responded with info: 'This is the Aces High C-47 which suffered an engine failure on its flight back to the UK and is awaiting an engine. It took part in filming a new
Catch 22 movie and aircraft included 2x B25s from the US plus a Ju52; filmed in Italy."
Douglas C-47 Skytrain 'L4-D' N147DC / '2100884'; getting a new engine installed at Valence (FR).
I found some info on the Catch-22 remake:
"After a more than 70 year absence, the breathtakingly beautiful island of Sardinia is once again echoing to the clattering roar of R-2600 radial engines. Sardinia, a semi-autonomous region of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, is hosting a small fleet of WWII-era warbirds, including a brace of B-25J Mitchell bombers, a Douglas Dakota and a Junkers Ju 52/3m.
The aircraft are taking part in filming for a new adaptation of Joseph Heller’s satirical anti-war anthem, Catch-22.
The production is set for release in 2019 as a 6-episode, limited run series for the web-streaming television service HULU. It will also air on Channel 4 in the UK and Sky Italia in Italy who are co-producing the show alongside HULU. warbirdsnews.com/warbirds-news/catch-22-remake-warbirds-over-sardinia.
Everts' Curtiss C-46 Commando crashed at Manley Hot Springs,AK
From Facebook's 'Taildragger Pilots United'
From: aviation-safety.net/database/: (date of update here 21Jul18)
Type: Curtiss C-46F-1-CU Commando
Operator: Everts Air Cargo
Registration: N1822M --- C/n / msn: 22521
Location: Manley Hot Springs Airport, AK (MLY)
Narrative: 'A Curtiss C-46F cargo plane reportedly force landed at Manley Hot Springs Airport in Alaska, USA, following the loss of engine power on one of the two engines.
Photos have appeared online showing the C-46, named 'Salmon Ella', just past the end of a runway with the nose section covered by a tarp. The nose section seems to have suffered severe impact damage.
The date of the occurrence is unclear, in any case between 7 and 17 July 2018.'
The date shown on my Facebook page (via ASN link) leads me to believe the post was made on July 16th, due to the time difference between Alaska and Central European Time.
NOTE: The same source with Everts Air Cargo that confirmed me the crew escapes without injuries (thanks goodness!) also stated there were flaws in the ASN report, stating the narrative did not originate from Everts, no contact was made with the company.
A link was forwarded to me, showing "Converted a DC3 airplane into a food trailer. Located in Compton Airport!"
Compton/Woodley Airport (IATA: CPM, ICAO: KCPM, FAA LID: CPM) is a county-owned public-use airport located two miles southwest of downtown Compton, in southern Los Angeles County, California. It is used for general aviation as an alternative to Los Angeles International Airport, which is situated about 8 miles (13 km) to the west. [Wikipedia]
Phil Brooks forwarded me this link with additional details:
I consulted Google Earth and compared the 2016 and 2017 images, which shows work being done in that #2 position...
Robin Petgrave of @DC-3 Gourmet (Instagram) confirmed me (July 18, 2018): "You are correct".
Anyway, we still need a US Navy BuNo. for that C-47 (C-117D?)
deHavilland DHC-3T Otter N3952B crashed, not for the first time in its career!
C/n 225 held the following previous identities: '57-6107 • TI-SPG • (C-GAOG) • (C-GAOJ) • C-GGON'
Tragedy struck for Convair CV340 ZS-BRV and its occupants on 10Jul2018!!!
DH.89A Dragon Rapide G-AHXW, by Dirk Septer (2018)
N683DH (G-AHXW) rebuiltand repainted at Sealand Aviation in Campbell River over more than a year-period.
For more details and a photo before the make over see Dirk's gallery on my website
Ken Swartz visited the Aviation Warehouse, nearby El Mirage,CA earlier this year.
In april 2018 I visited The Aviation Warehouse too, see my CALIFORNIA 2018 report
Gerben Groothuis sent me some 1983 photos taken at Mojave,CA
More photos by Gerben Groothuis on his gallery on my website
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