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.
Another project to determine identity and fate!
Douglas C-54D, 9Q-CBK; ex Royal Danish Air Force (N-625). @Luik-Bierset Airport, Belgium. 26Jan1978.
Its 'swingtail' conversion is clearly visible.
Ron Mak asked help in determining whether this is c/n 10452 or 10730. Solved on my Search for Aircraft Identities
Robert Fulwiler sent me this image in Oct.2018, he wrote: "This is a photo of C-123K marked as WV 548. I took this photo 18Nov1970 at the airfield in Pleiku, RVN (Camp Holloway).
Flight was to Tuy Hoa.
Fairchild C-123 Provider 55-4548 (c/n 20209) was converted to C-123K. It went to the Vietnam Air Force, later
went to the Royal Thai Air Force. Presently preserved in Don Maung AFB Collection / Museum. [JoeBaugher.com]
Listed on the website www.ranchhandvietnam.org/csurvivors/
The Fairchild C-123 Provider is an American military transport aircraft designed by Chase Aircraft and then built by Fairchild Aircraft for the U.S. Air Force.
Chris Thompson did me the great pleasure for sending this from Hawaii!
Here we have a photo of DC-6A N70BF on the ramp at Kalaeloa Airport (PHJR), the former NAS Barbers Point.
Chris wrote me earlier: "You might be interested in an update on N70BF.
In her Navy days (BuNo.131617), it was stationed at NAS Barbers Point with transport squadron VR-21, basically from the day she was accepted until the squadron was decommissioned in 1977.
C/n 43720 spent her time here flying across the world, but primarily in and out of the Vietnam conflict area.
In January 2018, she returned home to Kalaeloa Airport, the former NAS Barbers Point – 65 years since she was first here, and 40 years since she left!
Since the picture you have on your DC-6 page, she’s been converted with spray nozzles above the wings, and storage tanks – in fact, old KC-97 fuel tanks – in the fuselage. Her current owners, National Response Corporation, have her assigned here to fulfill a contract to spray oil dispersant in case of an offshore oil spill.
[Note- National Response Corporation probably is not the owner but the operator, leasing N70BF from Florida Aircraft Leasing; it is still reg'd to the latter on FAA's Registry -Webmaster]
One of our museum volunteers was a kid here in the late 1950s, and his father worked as a crew chief on this very same aircraft. He now spends his time as her modern plane captain, lavishing much-deserved attention on her, and sitting in the very same seat his father did six decades ago.
On my page DC-6 Technical the variants are explained, which you will also find on Wikipedia.
Neville Webb wrote me about a 21Sep2018 re-visit to the crashsite of RB-36H 51-13721.
Visit Neville Webb's gallery on my website for more details plus links to drone videos
A fun item I could not resist noting here too: A DC-3 converted to Campervan in Australia!
The story of a wrecked DC-3 put on a 1939 K-5 International truck chassis and converted to a motorhome!
How a military plane crash landed in the bush in 1947 and
This photo was shared on Facebook's 'Round Engine Aero' group in Sep.2018
Hunting Pembroke C51 N510RP (c/n Serial #: P66-29) is seen here on transport, after decades of storage at Anoka.
Destination is Nashville, Michigan - 'north of Battle Creek by about 20 minutes'.
There's (allegedly) interest in Belgium to make RM-9 fly again.
Here is a 2004 photo on Airhistory.net and one in 1999 on Air-Britain's ABPic
Anoka County–Blaine Airport (ICAO: KANE), also known as Janes Field, is a public use airport in Anoka County, Minnesota.
The above roundup has the registration of N702JM for Sean Keating (Certificate Issue Date: 04Nov2004 - Cancel date: 13Sep2013) missing. I think it was in the 1990s I met Sean, he had the Pembroke then and intended to work on a restoration, but never got round to it. He sold it many years ago, that person seems to be missing to in the above list.
This history by www.aerialvisuals.ca/ seems to do it more justice-
We see identities HR-ITA and N702JM added too, as well as more details on owners/operators.
The Percival Pembroke is a British high-wing twin-engined light transport aircraft built by the Percival Aircraft Company, later Hunting Percival.
The 'business' of Round Aero Engine explained: ".. It is our goal to get all of these forgotten & neglected birds to those who can return them to the air. If there's one at your airport, or you know of one in a field, give us a call.
Fred Barnes did me the great pleasure of adding this glorious image of Pembroke 'RM-9' during its days as N51964:
And Ron Mak followed suit with an image of this Pembroke operating as HR-ITA in Honduras!
Arnold Begeman took this photo while visiting Saskatoon airport to harvest spares of the stored Fokker F.28 Fellowships, gathering memorabilia for a Time Air museum. The F.28s are in the process of being scrapped.
Fokker F.27J (modified from F.27A) Friendship, C-FTPA (c/n 104; ex/ N2777R)
FTPA was destroyed at Wollaston Lake, the wreck was moved to Saskatoon-YXE during the late1980's and
saw use as fire trainer.
Norcanair had five Fairchild-built Fokker F-27 aircraft acquired from Hughes Air West in 1976-77, which it used for regular flights. Norcanair became part of Time Air in 1987.
Norcanair was the name of a Canadian airline that existed from 1947 to 1987, and again briefly in the early 1990s and from 2001 to 2005.
The final update of a project that started in Feb.2014: The Bill Hill | Richard Nash photo gallery
The final update amounted to 12 images, but follow the link above for a virtual pandora box of vintage aviation photos!
A few images in celebration of the Lockheed Starliner restoration by the SAA Museum
The tow is kept cautious but with steady progress , much the same as the restoration!
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