Two ex/Spanish Air Force are located at a club called "The Music Box" near Barcelona,Spain at a town called San Cugat. |
I visted them in 2002, look here.
Roger Soupart came across this Douglas C-47A c/n 11982 in an aviation shop in Barcelona,Spain (2007):
|Former Aeromarket EC-FDH (ex/ EC-699) 'spent time' at the airport of Sabadell (near Barcelona), surviving as damaged remains after damage incurred during a landing incident in April 1992. It was rumored parts were shipped to Germany (to a museum?). The wreckage was still at Sabadell during 1995.
The forward fuselage went, at some point, to an aviation shop in Barcelona; it has been painted 1 side olive USAAF drab colours and other side is silver&white, as a Dakota of Ala. 36 Spanish air force.
The shop: www.aeroteca.com
[Eric Munk wrote me in Oct.2009 and was able to inform me where other parts went to: the midsection of the fuselage survives in 'Haus der Geschichte' (Bonn, Germany).]
This Grumman Goose has been displayed at Port Aventura in Salou,Spain.
-Published with permission-
The aircraft is only visible from inside the Water Park 'Port Caribe'. The registration CC37 is fake and as yet this airframe has not been identified.
The photo was published on www.stuartsaviationpictures.co.uk and made by Stuart Reid in 2009.
Help in identifying would be appreciated!
Luchtvaart Hobby Shop (Aviation Hobby Shop) at Aalsmeerderbrug, near Schiphol Amsterdam IAP, Netherlands. |
It concerns the remains of Douglas C-47A 42-24211 (c/n 10073). It was scrapped into parts at Coventry,UK in April 1995 and apparently the wings went to the USA.
Its previous identities were: 42-24211, F-BEFA, CN-CCL, 20669, N54607, (N9842A), N54607, G-BPMP.
The photo shows N54607 "Euroworld 20Jun69" (data from slide).
Autosloperij/Autohandel Kleyngeld has this Beech D18S on display.
Ad Vercruijsse photographed it clearly off-airport in Nijmegen, the Netherlands on April 15th, 2006.
This is PH-UBX (cn A-105) and it is placed on the roof at a car dealers/breakers yard with their titles under both wings and on the fuselage sides.
Kleyngeld used to be located in town but made a move to the present location, industrial area Nijmegen-West (adress: Hogelandseweg 2, 6545 AC Nijmegen) and the Beech (with the company since early 1970s) made the move too.
More can be found on Ad's website: www.aviator.nl
These photos (taken on 21Aug04) were sent to me by Stefan Krause in support of the off-airport plane quest:
Silbervogel Restaurant in Hannover, Germany; the website (current Apr.2006) has a map for its exact location (Mercedesstrasse 1, Hannover-Ricklingen). |
I had difficulty in finding the identity of this Silverbird, except that is a Vickers Viscount 814 formerly in the service of Lufthansa, according to Tim Corduan's photos on PlanePictures.net (Aug 2002).
Fortunately Alexandre Avrane of AeroTransport Data Bank - ATDB was able to help: D-ANAB (c/n 369).
A good route description was shared on Classic-Propliners forum by Olaf;
"...going from the Mainstation ( in German: Hauptbahnhof ) you can go with subway line 3 or 7 to Destination "Wettbergen". Leave Subway at Station "Schünemannplatz". From there its about 7 minutes on foot. You go along the Pfarrstrasse to the west. At the circle you follow straight ahead the Bückeburger Allee. At the corner to Mercedesstrasse you already see the Viscount."
"It is parked direct to road B65."
Stefan also took these photos (same date) of a DC-6 at Bad Laehr:
After its first flight on 24Nov1946 it was operated by American Airlines (tail N90702) and enjoyed a wordly career: operating for Air Jordan (JY-ACE), Aerovias Panama (HP-361), before moving to Germany where it was operated by Sudwestflug and Germaniar as D-ABAH. In 1969 it was sold for use as a coffeebar and named Möbel-Holsing Flugzeug Cafe, located in Preussisch-Oldendorf (a village between Hannover & Osnabrück).
It was bought by a privat owner and subsequently move to Bad Laehr, which is located about 30 km south of Osnabruck,Germany.
Stefan wrote: "This is the former D-ABAH, which was at Preussisch-Oldendorf as a cafe of a furniture shop for many, many years. I learned that the owner passed away somewhere in 2003 and that is why the DC-6 found a new home.
Here is also a link showing the move of the DC-6 www.sanicare.de/gesundheitszentrum/ghz/portraet/dc6 (it states people can also get married in the Dc-6 !"
This DC-6 on Airliners.net
C/n 369 - Viscount V.814
Axel Klegien wrot eme an update in August 2009: "the Viscount D-ANAB here in Hannover has a new red trim since about one year - check my flickr site: www.flickr.com/flyingaxel " look for the 'HAJ Aviation'-folder.
David Ellis sent me this in Oct.2006; he wrote:
Anno July 2011 I learned that G-AGRW was to be dismantled at Vienna airport that same month and was prepared for transportation to Bad Vöslau airfield,
Eric Tarrant sent me this Dec.2006: |
My old friend G-AGRW the Vickers Viking at Schwechat in Vienna!
This was the first aircraft that I flew in... We had taken the port wing off because of a fuel leak at Gatwick Airport when the aircraft was being operated by Overseas Aviation. It needed a test flight and in those days it was easy to get a free ride, so I went for it!!
Eric also provided the following history:
G-AGRW - VICKERS VIKING - MARK 1A - TYPE 498 (LATER 639)
First flight 27th July 1946
Last flight 15th Feb 1968
During that time scale it served with B.O.A.C. BEA division (1946)
Hunting clan (1951)
Overseas Aviation (1959)
It was flown to Soesterberg, Holland in 1968 for use as a Restaurant ('Avio Resto') along with two other Vikings: G-AGRU (now at Brooklands Aviation Museum) and G-AHPB (destroyed, apart from a wing and engine which is now in a Hair saloon in Basel...)
As the owner died in 1978 (Avio Resto closed the next year), the three aircraft were put up for sale.
Brooklands Aerospace Museum bought all three, but sold two to raise funds for AGRU's transport to the UK.
G-AGRW was purchased by Air Classic and the aircraft was transported to Frankfurt-Rhein Main
Later it was transferred to Vienna airport for display in the visitor’s area. And later again, positioned on the rooftop of the postal sorting buildings.
1989: ownership transferred to Flughafen Wien AG through a leasing agreement.
1999: transferred to MacDonalds.
Mike Bursell discovered the remains of this DC-3 in Poland, at a private adress in Olawa, on March 28th, 2006.
Mike provided the following history:
Dakota IV,(c/n 15272/26717, 43-49456) d/d USAAF 25Nov44 and passed on to the RAF 28Dec44 as KK136, to Croydon 04Jan45, to 147 Sqn 13Dec45, to 1 TAMU 10Sep46, to Middle East 16Oct46, to UK 03Feb47, stored 14Apr47, to Oakington 17Dec49, to G-AMPP 04May52 for Scottish Aviation and operated by Scottish Aviation Airlines from 28Oct54, allocated XF756 for trooping flights in 1954, to Dan Air 30Mar61, registration cancelled 07Feb71, preserved with the Air Scouts at Lasham as "G-AMSU", to Aces High at North Weald 20Dec91, to Euro-Disney, to Museum Bevrijdende Vleugels at Best (Neths) 29Aug02, to Berlin 26Feb05 for use in a crash scene in a Berlin Airlift film "Die Luftbrucke", painted in RAF colours as KN491 and fire damaged.
Personally I had come across G-AMPP while at the museum Bevrijdende Vleugels in Best,NL.
This website has a very comprehensive history on G-AMPP.
Achim Ludwig photographed this Antonov An-2 on 07Apr06 at an Aral gasstation in Leverkusen,Germany.
Published with permission.
Dr Petér Moys sent me this photo, taken on 23Jan08 by him. It is located at a McDonald's restaurant in Budapest (Hungary),
in the XVIIIth district and Petér advised me of its identity: HA-MDR
This Antonov 2 is not to be confused with another An-2 (HA-MHU (cn 1G155-12) in another district at another McDonalds restaurant; see Airliners.net: .
Peter, thanks for the use of these photos.
In April 2009 DDR-STD was transported to Teuge, the Netherlands to be converted to a luxury hotel accommodation. See photos of its arrival on Photos by Friends & Guests page 19.
Michael Blank came across this Lisinov Li-2 on 08Apr07: "Devoid of all markings, this Li 2 sits, well preserved, in its own compound next to a filling station on the outskirts of the small
Hungarian town of Bocsa".
Alexandre Avrane (ATDB.org) identified it: "This is Li-2P, serial 504, msn 18439504" (ex/ HA-LIP).
This Ilyushin IL-18 OK-WAJ (cn 187010101) is former CSA Czechoslovak Airlines, now stored next to the highway, off-Airport near Bakov nad Jizerou in the Czech Republic. Photo taken by Jeroen van Leeuwen; click on the photo for a link to larger format on Airliners.net.
"It was withdrawn from use on 25 November 1984 and placed here on 17 Sep 1986. It was used as a restaurant named Moto-Auto, but upon my visit (05Aug05) the Moto-Auto titles where removed (you could see them just a little bit...) and it appeared to be empty. Its registration before OK-WAJ was CCCP-75451. "
Other photos of OK-WAJ: on Airliners.net
Jeroen forwarded me these emails by Dave: "I like your photo of the Moto-Auto Ilyushin-18 at Bakov. It sits next to the highway linking Prague and Liberec, right? Near a town called Mlada Boleslav. However you wrote that it's been there since October 1996. I'm pretty sure it's been there a lot longer than that. I distinctly remember passing it on my travels to and from Prague (I'm from Liberec) even before the Velvet Revolution in 1989. It has had a new c/s in the 90's but as you can see, the elements have faded it over the years."
|Stewart Lanham wrote me in June 2007:
"Someone on your webpage asked I wonder how many McDonalds aircraft there are?
Several is the answer! There is a Piper Seneca on the roof of McDonalds at Springdale, Arkansas and 3 Antonov An-2's in Budapest...
Here are some photos of a couple of the An-2's. I don't have a digital of the 3rd but will look out the negative and scan it some day (below).
The identity of the 3 aircraft are known but there is some debate about which aircraft is at which location. My notes below are based on the best information from the local Hungarian aircraft historian, Endre.
No.3 is HA-MDQ Antonov An-2 1G185-45 McDonalds "Ronald Klub", Ulloi ut, Szemere-telep, District XVIII [this is close to Ferihegy Airport].
The photos were taken October 2004 and you are welcome to use them for your website."
Here is the 3rd McDonald An-2 (HA-MDQ), as promised, plus the An-2 at the Kozlekedesi Museum in Budapest city. |
Unfortunately, the scanner has cropped the images, sorry..
Douglas C-117D 17191 (cn 43379) on an off-airport location at Hnjotur, Iceland. Photographed 10Aug06 by David Alfred Eliasson.
Click the photo for a link to a larger image on Airliners.net
This US Navy Douglas C-117D 17171 (cn 43309) survives off-Airport at Solheimasandur, Iceland and this photo on Airliners.net was taken on 12Apr03 by Asgeir Sigurdsson, who generously allowed use of a thumbnail (with link to larger image on A.net).
Asgeir wrote: "I don't have the full story of this aircraft, but it has been sitting there since it ran out of fuel and made an emergency landing, sometime around 1973.
It doesn't seem to have sustained much damage (except for the nose and underside maybe).
Usuable items (engines, wings, etc.) were salvaged.
The aircraft hull is located at the Solheimasandur sands by the south coast of Iceland."
I looked this DC-3 up as well as another one, used as a summerhouse, during my trip to Iceland in 2007.
Through the website Nordic Dakota's I ended up at The DC-3 Cafe at Norrtelje... |
This concerns Douglas C-47A c/n 9911, which once belonged to Luftfartmuseet at Stockholm-Arlanda but "checked out' in 2002, for Norrtelje.
Niels Helmø Larsen wrote me:
"The DC-3 at Norrtälje has a "new" nosesection. This was taken from the scrapped N400MF. There are some pic's on the www.dc-3.se website."
Michael replied to this:
I know parts of N2401 (former K&K from Bridgewater,VA and sold to Missionary Flight of West Palm Beach,FL in 1996, registration cancelled -as damaged by storm- in 2005) were used, which was used as parts supply by Missionary Flight; it had the same engines as N400MF (Wright R-1820 engines instead of the more common P&W R-1830 Twin Wasps) but N400MF is still very much around so I think it unlikely parts of N400MF were used. -Webmaster.
N400MF was reported to be flying in Haiti during Oct.2006, by Alexandre Avrane
Steve Mitchell added:
Rolf Larsson sent me these images and information during Dec.2007:
Here are three pictures of a Beech 18 at Cannes-Mandelieu in different colours at different times...
The first one (yellow) was taken on 11 August 1980...
... and the
second (light yellow/green) on 7 August 1990.
The aircraft is marked FBCCI but is actually Beech E18S c/n BA-184 F-BUOP.