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.
Fred Barnes went to Duxford IWM for 'Daks over Duxford' on different dates than I did and shares some here:
Whilst on the subject of DC-3s, Fred had seen an issue on my Photos by Friends & Guests #57, on Hiper (or Hi-Per) conversions of the DC-3. The facts are not always clear to me: a full conversion seem to have included more powerful
DC-3-2000 C-GJDM at Peterborough visited by Ken Swartz; for more on this see Ken's gallery on my website!
Following the disassembly of C-119 N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV - For more see my C-119 Info Page #4
'Boxcar Bulletin' May-July 2019. As one can read, for the RCAF nose a home has been found..
Albert Davidson shared this photo on Facebook, identified by others as a DC-6.
The paint on the nose seems to have a slightly weathered look. The trailer does not appear to be suited to haul
it over considerable distances. Owner a collector or retired UAL pilot? (EMAIL)
I thought this list I came across a forum would be of interest to copy and save!
By John Terrell-
Being on a DC-3/C-47 kick over the past week, I thought I would spend a bit of time collecting as much information as I could on all variants of the DC-3 currently flying (including turbo-conversions), world-wide.
Here are my results (187 at current count):
Australia: 7 (VH-AES, VH-ABR, VH-AGU, VH-EAE, VH-EAF, VH-OVM, VH-TMQ)
Bolivia: 1 (CP-2421)
Canada: 24 (C-FBKB, C-FCUE, C-FDTD, C-FGCX, C-FKAL, C-FKGL, C-GKKB, C-FLFR, C-FMKB, C-FTGI, C-FTGX, C-FVNS, C-FWUI, C-GAWI, C-GDAK, C-GEAI, C-GEAJ, C-GGSU, C-GHGF, C-GJKB, C-GPNR, C-GRSB, C-GVKB, C-GWZS)
Colombia: 16 (FAC1654, FAC1658, FAC1667, HK-1175, HK-122, HK-1315, HK-2006, HK-2820, HK-3037, HK-3215, HK-3286, HK-3292, HK-5016, PNC-0256, PNC-0257, PNC-0258)
Denmark: 1 (OY-BPB)
El Salvador: 2 (FAS116, YS-53C)
England: 5 (G-AMPY?, G-ANAF, N147DC, N473DC, ZA947)
Finland: 1 (OH-LCH)
France: 3 (F-AZTE, F-AZOX, F-HVED)
Germany: 1 (ZS-NTE)
Guatemala: 1 (FAG590)
Hungary: 1 (HA-LIX)
Iceland: 1 (TF-NPK)
India: 1 (VP905)
Kenya: 1 (5Y-WOW)
Mauritania: 1 (5T-MAH)
Netherlands: 1 (PH-PBA)
New Zealand: 3 (ZK-AWP, ZK-DAK, ZK-JGB)
Norway: 1 (LN-WND)
Russia: 3 (RA-05738, RA-2059G, RA-2944G)
South Africa: 9 (SAAF6839, SAAF6852, SAAF6885, SAAF6887, ZS-ASN, ZS-BXF, ZS-CAI, ZS-CRV, ZS-DIW)
Sweden: 2 (N41CQ, SE-CFP)
Switzerland: 2 (N150D, N431HM)
Thailand: 8 (RTAF46151, RTAF46153, RTAF46154, RTAF46155, RTAF46156, RTAF46157, RTAF46158, RTAF46159)
Turkey: 1 (N3291)
United States: 90 (N103NA, N115U, N131PR, N137PB, N138FS, N141PR, N143D, N146RD, N147AZ, N151ZE, N15MA, N15SJ, N17334, N18121, N193DP, N198RD, N1XP, N200MF, N231GB, N24320, N25641, N25673, N26MA, N271SE, N272R, N272ZZ, N2805J, N28AA, N28TN, N29TN, N3006, N300BF, N300MF, N30TN, N3239T, N33611, N33644, N33VW, N34, N341A, N345AB, N346AB, N34DF, N353MM, N400MF, N41HQ, N437GB, N43XX, N44587, N45366, N467SP, N472AF, N47E, N47SJ, N47TB, N500MF, N5106X, N534BE, N56V, N583V, N587MB, N59314, N60154, N61981, N62CC, N64766, N64767, N64784, N705GB, N728G, N734H, N737H, N74589, N791HH, N7AP, N814CL, N8336C, N836M, N86584, N8704, N87745, N877MG, N882TP, N8WJ, N92578, N932H, N9796N, N982Z, N983DC, N99FS)
Purposely not included: N16005 of the Lyon Air Museum and N1944A of the Fantasy of Flight collection - both are not currently operated.
I don't know exactly how many of the Thailand Air Force Basler fleet still remains active at this time - I've listed out all of them except for RTAF 46152, as I know that one is now on outdoor static display at Phitsanulok.
With regard to the list of types in the US, this is not just a listing of all of the N numbers registered in the US (there are far more!) - each one that I have listed has been verified to have been active within the last 5 years and could still fly at this time.
John: "I wouldn't be surprised at all if there is still a large swath of DC-3's (and related types) still to add."
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When the Museum of Mountain Flying (Missoula, Montana) was restoring their 'Miss Montana' to airworthiness they
needed to lease or purchase another DC-3 for crew training in order to get under way to England in time for D-Day 75.
They bought this 'Western Airlines' DC-3A N33644 (c/n 4123); reg'd 16May19 to Western Airlines (Drummond,MT).
I have a quote from the museum: "This would never been able to happen, without out Western AL 102 N33644 that was used to train and certify all of the 6 Pilots that took 'MISS MONTANA' to Normandy and back."
Beech G18S N233H (c/n BA-481) seen derelict here at Bethel,AK 04Jul2019
N233H of Renfro's Alaskan Adventures suffred a landing gear collapse 15Jun10 upon landing at Napakiak, Alaska
Had been reg'd 12Feb2010 to Michael W. Renfro of Bethel,AK
Allegedly Renfro's, after they salvaged the engines, they donated N233H to the local fire department for training.
Previous reg'd to Bilco Air LLC of Danville,IL it seems this Twin Beech has reached the end of the road here at Bethel.
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