Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests (59)


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,,, 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.


On a recent photo, published on Propliners Off-Airport Latin America, I found that preserved DC-3 PT-KZF
('SERH') had one or both wings used from DC-3 PT-KYW (both stored for years at Fortaleza).

DC-3 PT-KYW moved to... nowhere?
While I shared this 'find' with Alexandre Avrane ( online aviation database), he replied:
"Wings from PT-KYW were removed in 2004 and apparently fitted to PT-KZF for reuse at Pacatuba. GPS for
Barra Grande is 26 0 S 52 55 W. Visible are the 2 737s, 1 Hansa Jet (?) and fuselagse of PT-AOB, PT-KYW."

Matthew Harris of Cascade Aerospace confirmed to me the L.188 I photographed (CANADA 2019) is C-GYCG.
C-GYCG at Abbotsford,BC
Matthew sent me this photo (insert by me) and wrote: "You would be correct - Although the aircraft is now
owned by Buffalo Airways
" to my query whether this L.188 is C-GYCG. From a distance I did not have a good view.

On my Q&A-page I have an item on DC-3s stored at Fortaleza, Brazil at one time. This post by Ulrich 'Uli' Hoppe
is of interest in that context. The research concerns 2 DC-3s of 5 discussed: "PT-KYW cn34267 is without wing, being slowly restored; it was previously dumped; see" and "PT-KZF cn20244 was moved to Pacatuba for exhibit, now marked 'SERH' (scroll down 60% of page)."
DC-3 at Pacatuba, Brazil by Uli Hoppe
Now we see 'KYW' under the wing of the DC-3 at Pacatuba... For more see my Off-Airport Latin America gallery

Grabbed from Facebook (Bush Planes Alaska) as an update to my ... visit to Fairbanks
DC-3 formerly owned by Roger Brooks, N95460, moved by road in Oct.2019 to Chena Marina (as per comment).
N95460 is Douglas C-47A c/n 20190. I have recorded this DC-3 on various visit, se my 1995 REPORT, and my
2003 REPORT 'Bliss with Brooks'. Does this mean Roger Brooks boneyard is being cleaned out? EMAIL.

Rolf Larsson wrote me Oct.2019: "With reference to the tragic accident of N24DR (Photos by Friends & Guests #58) I am sending two pictures of this CV440 when it was on the Swedish register as SE-CCV and operated by Linjeflyg."
Convair CV440 SE-CCV by Rolf Larsson

Rolf: "SE-CCV was originally flown by SAS as OY-KPD 'Ravn Viking' and sold to Linjeflyg, being ferried Oslo-Fornebu to Stockholm-Bromma on 20Nov1969. By that time I was a Linjeflyg co-pilot and when looking in my logbooks I can see that the first time I flew SE-CCV was on 13Dec1969, between Bromma and Ronneby as LF631.
My last flight in SE-CCV was on 18Jun73, between Visby and Bromma as LF752.
The last flight of SE-CCV in Linjeflyg service was flown on 02Jul73, between Visby and Bromma; total aircraft flying time after this flight was 34675.52 hours.
It was sold to Brascan International Trading Ltd. and ferried Bromma-Reykjavik-Goose Bay-Toronto on 10-11 July 1973.
Swedish registration was cancelled on 13Jul73 and registered CF-GLM in Canada.
The Convair was a nice aircraft to fly, I flew it until I was transferred to the F.28 fleet and later to the Boeing 737; sad to see the accident of this fine aircraft!"



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Created: 05-JUL-2019