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28Dec15
A glimpse of ATL.98 Carvair N89FA 'Miss Annie' at Gainesville,TX; see TEXAS 2015

27Dec15
Added images of C-47 N8021Z at Gillespie County Airport and warbirds found in Fredericksburg's Pacific War Museum: TEXAS 2015

24Dec15
A page compiled of a visit to San Antonio's Texas Air Museum - Stinson Chapter

19Dec15
A few corrections & updates to my Central Texas Air Wing at San Marcos (TX)

18Dec15
Added a page dedicated to my visit to The Central Texas Air Wing at San Marcos (TX) on Nov.16th

12Dec15
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the Highland Lakes Squadron, Burnet (TX)

11Dec15
Two ex/ Universal AL DC-6s at Kenai have been reg'd to Tatonduk Outfitters; an update to my USA / Alaska 2012 page

10Dec15
Update on former Hughes B-25 at Lancaster,CA -see Milestones of Flight Museum

09Dec15
Sadly, after many years of storage at North Weald, the DC-4's seem to have reached their closing chapter, UK 2003

08Dec15
Terry Fletcher wrote me an update for some missing details, Lone Star Flight Museum

07Dec15
Added a page on my visit to Galveston's Lone Star Flight Museum
Michael Bludworth wrote me an update for my page on Houston's 1940 Air Terminal Museum

05Dec15
Andy Dickson added context to a 1954 image on Vintage Aviation Recollection from Richard Nash

03Dec15
Compiled a page dedicated to a visit to Houston's 1940 Air Terminal Museum

28Nov15
Updated the history on Bush Air Cargo DC-3 N777YA with the regrettable news that it was wrecked on 22Nov15 while landing at the Nixon Fork Mine; here..
Sophie Soria wrote me in releation to the Search for DC-3 ECT-025

06Nov15
Doug Bodkin wrote me about the Skyraider on my Erickson Collection webpage (2014)
Even before my visit to Australia in 2005 I had this fascination for seaplanes converted to houseboats; today an update, perhaps of use for a future visit

05Nov15
Sharon Land Kraft wrote me about a mystery plane (?) part washed ashore on Afognak Island,AK in 2013; see C-119 Info Page 3
Traced some history on B-23 Dragon N4000B which was damaged by Hurricane Andrew in 1992; see Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Reaction added on the search for identity of 2 DC-3s at Villanueva del Pardillo -near Madrid,Spain- in 1991; EC-AQE can be eliminated, EC-AGS is still a candidate
John Vogel from California sent me a nice 2015 update of P-3A N917AU; see Photo by Friends & Guests p.44

03Nov15
Brad Huculiak sent me a pic from La Ronge (Sas.), see Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Bob Parmerter and Gerben Groothuis added identities to some Beech18's on Search for..

02Nov15
Comments added on Photos by Friends & Guests (43), by Dirk Septer (C-FCQT) and Peter Layne (ZK-AWP)
Gerben Groothuis sent several images of 'preserved' aircraft (some in need of identification) on US Eastcoast, Photos by Friends & Guests (44)

01Nov15
Peter Layne reports from New Zealand about DC-3 ZK-AWP, its return to scheduled service! See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Today a fresh new start on Photos by Friends & Guests; Terry Fletcher opens PAGE 44!
We have a suggestion for the identity of Beech 18 'N5606NA', Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

31Oct15
Dennis Fisher brought good news on DC-3 C-FCQT in Saskatoon: Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

30Oct15
There is this mystery Beech 18 (N5606NA?) at Lake City,SC; hopefully in due course we get to learn the details. See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

28Oct15
Tom Singfield did me the pleasure of sharing 3x Jim Hankins A/S stored at Jackson,MS; and he is in search of the current status of Jim Hankins Air Service - see Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

24Oct15
Updated the page on Propliner Magazine

18Oct15
Terry Fletcher and Rutger Hofma sent me some very nice updates, resp images taken at Old Rhinebeck Airport and of DC-3 HC-BOT in Ecuador. See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

12Oct15
Was made aware that I had my history of DC-3 N62CC mixed up; see Deep South 2000. Found I had c/n 13798 mixed up with c/n 25243/13798.

05Oct15
On my Blog I started a new chapter so 2015-Q3 is finished

26Sep15
A Curtiss C-46 of Buffalo Aws crash-landed outside Deline,NWT on 25Sep15, see Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

22Sep15
Michael Prophet made 3 1988 images available for Karl E. Hayes's article Of Men and DC-6s
Found more details on Vickers Viking G-AGRU and updated the bit on Photos by Friends & Guests, page 6
Updated the bit on Beech 18 C-FGNR on Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

19Sep15
Updated Of Men and DC-6s with 3 (1981) images of N1037F, by Malcolm Nason.

17Sep15
Karl E. Hayes did quite a write up on DC-6 N1037F, a story of military glory, world travel including Antarctica, drugs smuggling excitement and ending as bits and pieces with a collector: Of Men and DC-6s.

16Sep15
Gerben Groothuis sent me a series of images shot on a recent visit to the US: Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Added a bit of aviation history on Greybull,WY

15Sep15
Hans van der Vlist involved me in an attempt to identify a C-47 wreck in the Amazonas, but he himself forwarded the identity & location of C-47B FAC1125. See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

14Sep15
Weeded (deleted and amended) my Links Page for dead links

12Sep15
Ed Stewart showed 2 images he could not remember details about; one was a C-46 of Northstar Airlines; I love a challenge! HERE..
Nicolas Cox helped me to identify two Bristol Freighters on Richard Nash's gallery.

11Sep15
Added an image by Nigel Hitchman of Carvair N89FA on Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

09Sep15
Fred Barnes wrote An Austrian Odyssey, about a trip in 1969 to VIE, INN & SZG

08Sep15
DHC-2 N101TE has found a new owner and is seen operating with 'tundra tyres' now, Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Updated my McMinnville (Evergreen) Air Museum 2012 page with info on Boeing B-17G 'Shady Lady'.

07Sep15
Seven vintage images added on Richard Nash's gallery on this website

04Sep15
Added a selection of vintage images taken at Greybull by Rick Patton

03Sep15
Updated info on DC-3 ZS-CAI on my page Propliners around Johannesburg (2004)
These days I seem to spend my 'website time' mostly on my blog, strictly non-aviation of course.
A rather neglected gallery, Changed Liveries, but got an update done: Transavia.

23Aug15
Earles L. McCaul sent me a nice personal account, looking back on his career as USN crewmember on the L. Constellation.

25Aug15
TRAVEL: the supporting pages of Venice 2015:
CANAL GRANDE
GONDOLAS AND THE VAPORETTI
STREETPHOTOGRAPHY, SELFIES & OTHER SUBJECTS
RIALTO'S FISHMARKET & THE WELLS OF VENICE
MURANO & BURANO

23Aug15
Earles L. McCaul sent me a current PBY-5A parts list, for my Pima Air Museum 2008 report
TRAVEL: visit to Venice,Italy in july 2015

16Aug15
An update on DC-3 (C-49) NC91008 at Boeing Field, see Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Wayne Klotz shared an image on Facebook of L.18 Lodestar N119J, and I added it too on Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

13Aug15
Fred Barnes wrote me in response to Karl Hayes' article, A Bad Day at Scottsdale, and sent a photo along.

10Aug15
In 2011 I visited Greenwood Military Aviation Museum on Nova Scotia, but CC-129 (DC-3) KN451 remained hidden from me; updated the report with a 2015 photo by John C. Gates.

09Aug15
Peter Riool found the answer to the question on my Q&A page himself

03Aug15
An update on Paul Weston's gallery

02Aug15
Do you remember the 'DC-7 Steakhouse' in Georgia? See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)

01Aug15
Did a makeover on Graham Robson's air-to-air photos
Opened a new Guest gallery: Propliners at Greybull,WY by Rick Patton
Edgar O. Kinnier Jr. ('Kinny') shares some of his C-119 memories on C-119 Info Page (3)

31Jul15
Found an update on Beech D17 Staggerwing NC9885H, see here..

30Jul15
More photos by Paul Weston added onto his gallery on my website, here..
I received an update by Dennis Konijn on the DC-3 N569R From Cinema to Home

29Jul15
Added various interesting vintage images on Richard Nash Collection

28Jul15
More photos by Paul Weston added onto his gallery on my website, here..
Karl E. Hayes wrote an article on C-117D BuNo. 17116 / C-GJGQ and asked me to publish Bad Day at Scottsdale
Mel Frost wrote me some nice recollections on 'Tanker 97'; see Greybull,WY 2014
Roy Blewett provided the identity of the unknown airframe published yesterday, see Off-Airport Asia (Japan)

27Jul15
Found an unknown Beech 18 for my Off-Airport Asia (Japan) gallery
More photos by Paul Weston added onto his gallery on my website, here..
Hans Hoogers offered candidates for the identities of 2 unknown DC-3s near Madrid, EC-AGS & EC-AQE?

12Jul15
Jeffrey S. DeVore wrote me an update on the museum at Greybull,WY; see my 2014 report

06Jul15
Super Catalina N85U was wrecked during a bungled salvage attempt; see update on my USA Northwest 2014 page
A Twin Beech on floats is making a trans atlantic flight to Europe, a picture on Photos by Friends & Guests (43), but which one is it?

29Jun15
Added images of Avro York G-AGNW being loaded with cargo, on Richard Nash Collection
From my 2014 backlog of emails found an update waiting on Beech Staggerwing NC9885H, see Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

28Jun15
Andreas Morgner sent me a pic found online of the Carvair wreck near Venetie,AK: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Added a 2014 image of an aerial of Santo Domingo IAP showing stored propliners: Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Del Mitchell sent a fab photo of C-119 80352 stored at Edwards AFB, looking for ownership details in order to help preserve it. See C-119 INFO (3)

19Jun15
The wrecked C-117D on a beach in Iceland suffers under increasing neglect: Iceland 2007
TRAVEL: Final page on the recent trip to France. Done.

18Jun15
TRAVEL: added images of our visit to Villandry on page 2 of Loire castles
And also added he last three 'Loire Chateaux': Chenonceau, Loches and Beauregard

17Jun15
Eric West sent me history update on P-51 Mustang N551D from the days he flew it as VH-BOY: see Erickson Collection (2014)
TRAVEL:added a page on visit to two Loire castles

16Jun15
Guus Ottenhof updated the info on the Beriev Be-6, see yesterday's update by Dirk Septer

15Jun15
Dirk Septer sent me a few recent images of Beriev flying boats at Murmansk.
TRAVEL: first page on Loire castles: Montreuil-Bellay & Saumur & Langeais

10Jun15
Several updates on my blog (non-aviation)
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to our visit to Oradour-sur-Glane, WW2 monument

07Jun15
TRAVEL: my recent visit to Rennes (France)

03Jun15
For Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North Alan Sim wrote me an update on C-54 42-72616 crash at Patrick Island. Not one but two C-54s crashed on there that same day on that uninhabited island. What tragedy happened there that date?
While I came across C-54 N460WA in2008, John Vogel wrote me a nice update with images taken in 2002, 2003, 2013 & 2014; see Photos by Friends & Guests -43-

01Jun15
TRAVEL: added a page about visiting Honfleur, France recently
Updated the history of DHC-3 N335AK on Paul Weston's page
Dirk Septer sent an image of Harbour Air's DHC-3 C-FHAA in new colourscheme
Neil Stebbing wrote me an update of ownership DC-3 N400MF gone to Alaska, Photos by Friends & Guests -42-

30May15
Jan Scholte wrote me a correction on Fokker VII H-NADP at Jacques Hemet's Vintage Collection (p.2), got me a date wrong. Thanks Jan!
Jim Blackburn wrote me about his 'Arctic Adventures' on the C-119, the 'Dollar Nineteen'; see C-119 Information & Other Stories (p.3)

29May15
Added a question by Peter Riool on my Q&A page about a possible 3rd C-47 having operated for Veterans Air Line & Veterans Air Express.
Doug MacKinnon wrote me history details on Canso CF-DIL / Noracon Exploration - HERE..

28May15
Updated my page Victor Bout, where did he go? To Jail, with some sreenshots of the film The Notorious Mr Bout

27May15
Added Lockheed L.10-A Electra OK-CTB (N241M) @ Aviodrome, 26May2015

25May15
Kashabowie Outposts closes my Photos by Friends & Guests (42) with a fine photo of DHC-2 C-GKBW
Baldur Sveinsson's photo of Lockheed L.10A Electra OK-CTB at REK opens Photos by Friends & Guests (Page 43)
And Dirk Septer sent me a photo of B-25 Grumpy undergoing painting at Sealand Aviation; it was expected to fly home yesterday!

24May15
Recent holidays to France brought a few propliners for the website: FRANCE 2015

08May15
M. Kruger sent me some pics of the Benoist Memorial at St.Petersburg (FL), historic details added, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
Updated the Richard Nash Aviation (Re)collections with some early-1950s images.

08May15
Updated Paul Weston's gallery with 3 images (DHC-2, DHC-3 & B-25)
Scott Anderson wrote me in April 2014 (sorry for the delay!) with an update on Phil Smiths' NC 21111, a Stinson SR-10F
And Terry Fletcher sent me 2 images, Grumman G-111 & C-47B, taken at Jandakot Airport (Perth, Australia) in 2014

07May15
On Facebook the subject of the Tallmantz B-25s were discussed; I have some of that shared where I have this subject explained: Jacques Hémet's collection

06May15
Mark Fidler sent me an image of a DC-3 terminally damaged by a hurricane, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)

05May15
Dave Hall of MotoArt sent me images of Duff's DC-3 being recovered, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
Update my Searching for these planes' identities with issues adressed but not solved elsewhere on my website. Help welcomed!

04May15
Murray sent me (C-119) images and looked back on his service with 816th Troop Carrier Squadron ('The Packet Rats') of the 483rd Troop Carrier Wing, Ashiya in Japan.

03May15
Terry Fletcher helped me on the details of Beech 18 C-FRSW derelict at Minaki,ONT; see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
John Hume did some extensive propliner hunting in 2014; 2 Beech 18 images shared on that same page, one hoping for an identity in due course!
Added a page in remembrance of World Airline Fleets (News), a publication I have been subscribing to on and off for the past decades.

02May15
Karl E Hayes wrote a fantastic account 'The Flying Finn Twins'-airline, a slapstick drama which ran from post-WW2 until early-1960s and resulted in more hours in court than spent up in the air!

01May15
Added the recently concluded TSB report on Buffalo's 2013 accident with DC-3 C-GWIR on Photos by Friends & Guests (42).
A few more images of C-118 towed away from D.Monthan, by Gary Larkins, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42).

30Apr15
Four updates on Photos by Friends & Guests (42), by Gary Larkins, John Vogel, Rich Hulina and Ray Bonneville

26Apr15
Final aviation page on USA 2014 trip: visit to Kenmore Air Harbor, Seattle

24Apr15
Gary Larkins offered a nice question, suitable for adding onto my Q&A-page

21Apr15
Updated the info on XU-335 in Sihanoukville, about a change of location. Off-airport Asia

18Apr15
John Vogel wrote me an update & image on the Bell HH-1 helo he noticed on my Museum of Mountain Flying report

14Apr15
Added an update on Oz 2005 page, for C-47 VH-BAB, last december saved for restoration
Ron Buninga sent me 4 'very vintage' images, shared on Photos by Friends & Guests (42).

13Apr15
Updated my page on my 2008 visit to Valle,AZ with news that Constellation N422NA 'Bataan' was sold and we may hope it will fly again!

12Apr15
Johan van Helden read about my unsuccessful quest for DC-3 N84KB around Corvallis,OR in 2012; he did find it and shares it on HERE..

11Apr15
Updated my page on Propliner magazine, with details on the last issue, no.141, closing the production of this much appreciated magazine
Added an item on my Q&A page
Johan van Helden was able to add to my listing of Merle Maine's warbird collection with details of his 13Aug13 visit to Ontario,OR

10Apr15
More updates on below mystery, Ron Mak's propliners

07Apr15
More information added for Ron Mak's 1980 mystery Sixes at Managua, Ron Mak's propliners

06Apr15
Alexandre Avrane may have brought identification of a DC-6 on Ron Mak's page closer, see YN-BWZ on Ron Mak's propliners

05Apr15
Terry Fletcher found the identity to a DC-3 of a privat owner making the news when parts were stolen while in storage Centerville,IN. See HERE..

04Apr15
Eduard Sorokin wrote me his thoughts on Ron Mak's DC-6s at Managua; updated Ron Mak's propliners

03Apr15
Ron Mak sent me 2 1980 DC-6 images taken at Managua (Nicargaua) with questions about their identity and other details

01Apr15
Herman Dekker wrote me with a correction / explanation where & why the PH- registration was assigned for Dutch registry; see Schiphol - The Old Days
Alan Carberry owns a DC-3 and parts got stolen (Centerville,IN); I'd be interested to know the identity of that DC-3. HERE..

29Mar15
Phil Brooks sent me images of a DC-3 forward fuselage & parts in the terminal of South Bend Int'l Airport,IN
Neal Stebbing sent me a nice update from Florida, Cat N423RS and DC-3 N400MF - Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
Updated a forgotten page of mine, because of renewed interest: air events (2015) - plse send in updates!

28Mar15
Visited the Aviodrome for an Aviation Fair, 28Mar2015; see my report

26Mar15
Updated Unidentified DC-3 at J.W.Duff Salvage Yard, with news that this yard (at last I think it is the same, now Acme Aircraft Sales and Salvage) is to close in May 2015 and everything has to go.

23Mar15
Brian Zurita wrote me his 1980s memories of C-118B N70BF witnessing a turning point in the career of this propliner; added onto Check Six

20Mar15
Updated my page Erickson Aircraft Collection at Madras, 2014 with a photo of Tanker 66 in a new paintscheme

15Mar15
Jim Mattison (former gunner on C-119 gunship) wrote me in response to a query on C-119 Info Page (2) about (C-119) Shadow callsigns
TRAVEL: USA Northwest 2014, a roadtrip through 5 states, reported in 11 pages, start HERE..

09Mar15
Dick Hughes wrote me a comment on the Bell 47s used to fly the Mann Gulch accident victims, see Museum of Mountain Flying

08Mar15
Updated the page on ConvairLner N8149H with news of its ferry flight to new operator: Convair Sprayer

05Mar15
Bruce Gessel shared his 1960s memories of Alaska's Cordova Airlines, see Alaska's early aviation

25Feb15
Phil Brooks sent me a 23Feb15 image of the YS-11 restaurant at St. Maarten, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)

24Feb15
Richard Skeet Gifford sent me an interesting account of his flying career and interest in the C-119, check C-119 INFORMATION, PAGE 3

18Feb15
Added a link to latest MSO GA Newsletter, which contains an interview by Gary Matson with the founder of Missoula's Museum of Mountain Flying

16Feb15
Another mystery solved, the unmarked & derelict Beech 18 at Snohomish - Harvey Field!
Knud Jorgensen sent me 2 fine 2004 images of the DC-3 surviving on remote Nikolski; see Abandone Plane Wrecks of the North

15Feb15
Found I had forgotten to include Skyvan N731E in my Lake Hood 2012 report, so uploaded the image.

14Feb15
Dirk Septer sent me a few months ago 2 images of DHC-3T c/n 233, added Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada

13Feb15
Terry Fletcher has a suggestion for the identity of the unmarked Beech 18 seen at Snohomish - Harvey Field (oct.2014)

12Feb15
Updated info on Photos by Friends & Guests (40), on CL-44 HC-AZH in use as discotheque in Guayaquil
Martin Pole sent me the solution of a mystery DC-3 wreck: 5N-AAQ, see Plane Mysteries
Paul Weston sent me a 1980s rampshot: propliners in Alaska!

10Feb15
Nick Taylor sent me a nice update from Wendover,UT: the Douglas Tanker 65 and the C-123 are still there Photos by Friends & Guests (41)
Gerben Groothuis managed to identify yet another one of his images on Photos by Friends & Guests (40): the DC-3 on the dump at Montego Bay
Mark Wilson sent me an image that contributes to the identification of the Martin 404's at Greybull,WY seen last October

09Feb15
Greg Lee managed to identify the McKinnon Turbine Goose operated by the BLM on Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

08Feb15
Rob de Jager wrote (in Dutch) a short article on Crownprincess Beatrix visiting Dutch West Indies in 1958, see Background files & information

06Feb15
Ken Stoltzfus wrote me about a plan to revive Constellation 'Columbine II' at Avra Valley Airport: Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

03Feb15
Cor Bijvank wrote me some interesting details of the aviation museum at Greybull,WY airport

02Feb15
Henk Geerlings shared a copy of KLM's PH-LKM Super Constellation 'ferry permit', delivery from Burbank in 1958. My page Lockheed Constellation: background information
Gerben Groothuis managed to identify some of his own 'mystery aircraft' on Photos by Friends & Guests (40). Still a few to sort out!

01Feb15
A few more images added on propliner photos by Ted Quackenbush
Rolf Keller sent me some recent images of YS-11 Air Lekkerbek restaurant at St.Maarten: Off-Airport Latin America
Henk Geerlings sent me a 1959 photo of a Bristol Freighter at Rotterdam-Zestienhoven: Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

31Jan15 Started a page dedicated to propliner photos by Ted Quackenbush

26Jan15 Mike Meyer wrote me details on the PV-2 Harpoon NL83L at the Erickson Aircraft Collection

25Jan15 Randy Sullivan wrote me some interesting details on Boeing C-97 N97HP (actually a B377), see Greybull 2014, page 2

24Jan15 Final pages (of 8 total) on my USA 2018 Northwest USA: Erickson Aircraft Collection and USA 2014 PAGE Two

17Jan15 Robert Holden wrote me confirming a downed B-25 on my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North was Canadian

16Jan15 Copied a list of the stored, not on display, aeroplanes of Soesterberg's National Military Museum

12Jan15 Sue Paul, Exec Director of the Warhawk Air Museum, wrote me an update

10Jan15 Gerben Groothuis sent me a massive buch of early 1980s propliner images: Propliners by Gerben Groothuis Dean Russell sent me a report on a search using a helicopter for the lost C-54 near Snag, Yukon. Alas the C-54 remained unfound.

09Jan2015 Added a map to the wreck of C-119 Tanker 138, see The Legend of Ed 'Dead' Dugan Sid Nanson helped me on some information for onto my Greybull Page ONE Added images to US Northwest 2014 part 2, taken at McCall,ID

08Jan2015 Good to see PV-2 N7086C Tanker 112 still survives at Chandler,AZ; its history etc on USA 2008 - Chandler,AZ

07Jan2015 Added a page dedicated to a visit Oct.2014 to the Warhawk Air Museum in Nampa, Idaho

06Jan2015 Craig Stebbins sent me a theory on the undated aerial photo I have of Greybull airport: Greybull Log Reports

04Jan2015 Chris Kennedy sent me a nice update on IAR tankers still present at Coolidge,AZ


31dec14 Phil Gies is involved in a website 'Flin Flon Heritage Project', displaying & preserving the history of Flin Flon, Manitoba. See for link Photos by Friends & Guests (41) Another mystery to solve: Christopher Hoage sent me photos of a C-46 Commando in use as a shed (?) in Riverside,CA Jim Qualey added an image on this C-46 subject too. Mike Bursell sent me an image of a C-130 Herc cockpit, derelict, as an update to my Coolidge,Az 2008 report. Jason Pineau shared a C-47 image, of one sitting derelect in Saigon, Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

30dec14 Some updates done on USA 2014, Greybull and USA 2008, Coolidge

28dec14 Kenneth Jones shared some C-119 memories, of his military days in Japan: C-119 Dossier, page 3 Ron and Greg replied to the Yukon Goose photos added yesterday, Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

27dec14 Ron Lund sent me two nice 1970s photos of 'Yukon Goose', see Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

26dec14 Updated the info page on C-119 N8092 of the HERITAGE AIR GROUP, ex Greybull resident Updated the Greybull Revisited 2014 pages: ONE & TWO Updated the Greybull Log Reports

25dec14 Could anyone help me to confirm and identify stored propliners (PV-2 Harpoons) at Buffalo,WY? See Photos by Friends & Guests (41) Same page, Photos by Friends & Guests (41), image provided by Scott Alford, sees DHC-3 C-FODQ converted to Turbine power Plus a vintage image added recently sent by Jacques Hemet And: Best wishes ALL!!!

24dec14 Added a two page report on a 21Oct14 visit to Greybull,WY PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO

23dec14 Various updates on National Military Museum at Soesterberg (NMM)

21dec14 Visit to the new National Military Museum at Soesterberg (NMM)

18dec14 Paul Koopman sent me some recent images of the YS-11 abandoned restaurant on Curacao: Off-Airport Latin Americas

14dec14 Michael Davis sent me an image of DC-3 N5831B at Marana, back in the days.. Added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (41)

07dec14 Gordon Olafson wrote me the details of the 1960s crash of Found CF-SON near Riverton: Abandoned Wrecks of the North Updates on the Bell 47 helicopter and the Twin Beech on display at Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula,MT

05dec14 Nigel Hitchman forwarded 2 recent images by Eddie McCallum of DC-3 CF-OOY for my Abandoned Wrecks of the North gallery Skip Alderson wrote me a reply on DC-3 N24320, of Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula,MT

01dec14 Corrected some of the Beech C-45 info on Historic Flight Foundation page Added a page dedicated to my visit to Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula,MT

25nov14 Updated the Historic Flight Foundation page with information on the AT-6 Texan there on display

22nov14 John Boyle sent me images of the B-23 I missed at Moses Lake Photos by Friends & Guests (40) Alastair Jamieson pointed me to a YouTube illustrating Sikorsky S-43 NC15062, which remains survive at the Lake Hood museum (Anchorage)

20nov14 Nigel Hitchman provided a detailed background of the QED racer housed at HFF Also added some serial details of AT-6 Texan N512SE. Added various comments and infromation on my USA Northwest 2014 (part 1, Washington State)

19nov14 Case of mistaken identity: the Beech 18 I saw at Harvey Field,Wash is not N1827M (of which Roy Blewett sent me a recent image, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (40)

18nov14 Bob Parmerter and Jeff Rankin-Lowe added history details on CF-WUH, on CF-WUH at Ignace,Ontario

17nov14 Murray Brookes wrote me some history of CF-WUH, but verification is required: CF-WUH at Ignace,Ontario

16nov14 Added USA Northwest 2014 (part 1, Washington State)

14nov14 Updated the Historic Flight Foundation page

12nov14 Charles Tucker contributed to the Sparrevohn webpage Martin 'JoeJoe' Prince Jr shared a recent image, C-46s in Everts's storage yard Dirk Septer sent me an image of B-25D Grumpy N88972, now at Sealand Aviation, Campbell River,BC

07nov14 Added a page dedicated to a visit last month to the Historic Flight Foundation at Paine Field,WA

04nov14 Brad Huculiak did me the pleasure of sending me some images of Transwest Air bushplanes, based at La Ronge Saskatchewan: Photos by Friends & Guests (40)

07Oct14 Maintenance on the Search for Identities page; still a few to be solved! And a few more unidentified airframes added to Gerben's recent series: Photos by Friends & Guests (40)

06Oct14 Gerben Groothuis sent me a collection of fine propliner images, to share and seek confirmation/information of identities: Photos by Friends & Guests (40)

21sep14 TRAVEL: a report of a recent visit to London, England

20sep14 Some good news on Lockheed C-121 Constellation N4147K stored at Manilla: Photos by Friends & Guests (40)

18sep14 Updated the Soesterberg Airbase - Remembered page

25Aug14 TRAVEL: final page on 'France 2014'. Falaise castle (where William the Conqueror was born) TRAVEL: we continue on the trail of the Plantagenets, added a page dedicated to a visit to Chateau de Chinon Added 4 images to the Angers page

24Aug14 TRAVEL: on the trail of the Plantagenets, added a page dedicated to a visit to Fontevraud Abbey

22Aug14 TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Angers,France Carl Winnefeld wrote a reaction on Aero Service Corp page

20Aug14 TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Le Mont Saint-Michel

17Aug14 Report on Aviodrome's 2014 Fly In: Planes & Trucks

16Aug14 Added a photo of CL-44 HC-AZH in Guayaquil on Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

12Aug14 TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Rouen, France The mystery DC-3 XB-HEW solved! Mystery Planes; help to establish their identities

11Aug14 A mystery DC-3 added: XB-HEW, on my webspage HERE..

02Aug14 Added to the 'Aero Service'-page: Colonel (Ret) Joe Rodriguez is collecting short stories about his great Uncle Virgil Kauffman..

29Jul14 Details provided of the identity of 2nd C-47 at Airborne Museum, Sainte-Mère-Église

28Jul14 Added another page dedicated to 70th anniversary of Normandy's D-day invasion, visiting several museums with aircraft on display too, HERE..

17Jul14 Donna Clayson was fortunate to be invited to have a ride in beautiful Beech 17 Staggerwing, Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

15Jul14 Ferdinand has a theory on the mystery DC-3, could it be HZ-AAO?

12Jul14 Tom Singfield sent me a 1977 image of an unknown DC-3, sans engines, out in the weeds. Need help to identify it!

11Jul14 Patrick Elie did me the pleasure of naming the veterans on my page concerning C-47s at Cherbourg for 70th D-Day anniversary

09Jul14 More photos of the D-day Memorial at Cherbourg 05+06Jun2014

03Jul14 It seems Paul van der Horst identified the DC-4 forward fuselage seen on a trailer in Cleveland,OH: another mystery solved!

02Jul14 A recap of C-47 Drag-'em-Oot's history on its dedicated page

30Jun14 C-47's gather at Cherbourg for 70th D-Day anniversary 06Jun2014

29Jun14 Doug Davidge sent me an image of a B-17 plane wreck remains for my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

20Jun14 Dave McCarthy sent me some feedback on F.A 'Gus' Conner, a propliner icon, see article

31May14 Don't forget to check upon my blog every now and then, for non-aviation subjects

29May14 Joe Joe Prince sent me two recent images from Palmer,AK

27May14 Info added to the Skyvans shown at Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests plus weeded out typos on Yellowknife 2006 p.1 and the same but also added info on GTXW on Yellowknife 2006 p.2

22May14 Bessel van der Hulst sent me a vintage image of a Somali Airlines Vickers Viscount Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests In memory of Austin J. Brown I have dedicated a page to him, In Memoriam

19May14 A very nice aerial shot of Buffalo Aws Hq at Yellowknife on Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

15May14 'Joe Joe' Prince showed Everts' C-46 N1822M alive, well HERE.. Updated the About Me page with a link to most recent concert photography and camera equipment

07May14 Marguerite Randall sent me historic images of a 1938 bushplane crash belonging to Wings Ltd: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North Terry Fletcher sent me fascinating images of the Temora Fly-Inn 2014; Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

05May14 Kevin Kearney published images of the new paintjob on the BAHF C-54; see Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

27Apr14 Rich Hulina shows his Slate Falls Aws still operates from ice: Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

26Apr14 Felix Stadler did me the great pleasure of sending photos of Dakota III FZ596 for Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

21Apr14 Added material on the unique Percival P.48 Merganser on Bill Hill's Collection page

17Apr14 AL Nelson sent me a few vintage Central Northern Aws images, on Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

16Apr14 Paul Weston sent me a nice Alaska 1980s rampshot, added onto his propliners portfolio on my website

14Apr14 Elvis Čanković sent me images of a new Douglas DC-3 / C-47 preservation project in Croatia: Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

14Apr14 Fred Wallis sent images of wrecks at Nome,AK - a start of Page 40 - Photos by Friends & Guests

01Apr14 Keith Rowson sent me recent photos of DC-3 5H-LVR, growing a bit worse for wear at Dar es Salaam: Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests Dirk Septer recently sent an update with photos, of Vancouver Island Air: Dirk Septer's propliners & bushplanes

29Mar14 TRAVEL: added HURTIGRUTEN CRUISE and SVOLVAER AND LOFOTEN (2014)

25Mar14 Added an item to the Q & A - page

07Mar14 Del Mitchell sent me images of C-54 N8502R at Wendover,NV taken Jan.2014, Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

05Mar14 An update to the Q & A page Added a few photos & information on Richard Nash's photopage

04Mar14 Information and images added to the Bill Hill photopage

03Mar14 Yukon Cornelius shared a fine image of Lynden AC N405LC Herc in tak off from ANC, Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests Paul Weston did me the pleasure of sending a vintage photo of Pilatus PT6A Porter 9N-ABK, also on Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

27Feb14 Updated the propliner pages of Richard Nash and Bill Hill

25Feb14 Miguel Angel Rodriguez added photos of a mystery DC-3 at San Luis Potosi, see Plane Mysteries in Mexico

24Feb14 An update on the fate of Evergreen's McMinnville Aviation Museum published on my 2012 report. Tedious work: correcting the HTML code of a 2002 document, C-121A N749NL Background Info Expanded on the info of the vintage photographs on Bill Hill's photopage

22Feb14 Al Nelson provided the details concerning the crash of Piper CF-GTD, see Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests A few vintage photographs added on Richard Nash's webpage And a few vintage photographs added on Bill Hill's photopage

19Feb14 Added history details on Beech18 N255D to my Alaska 2006 page Added history details to the Ford 5-AT-B NC9645 at the Evergreen Aviation Museum in McMinnville,OR I have been sent a series of vintage images taken by Bill Hill and I have started a page on these images HERE..

15Feb14 Beech 18 N233H on the road to recovery (Bethel,AK): Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests Erling Baldorf is seeking confirmation an image he sent was taken at Schiphol, 1951 or so - see Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests Weeded out some dead links on my LINKS page

09Feb14 Added a wonderful air-to-air photo by Rich Hulina of DHC-2 C-GDYD on his page on this website for his photography and his book

07Feb14 Added a profile of ex/ US Forest Service BT67 N142Z on Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests Richard Nash sent me some 1951 aviation advertisements, see Vintage Aviation Recollections by Richard Nash With help by Herman Dekker found the answer to Jørgen Mangor's photos, Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

06Feb14 Jørgen Mangor sent me two 1930s images for identification; help welcomed: Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

06Feb14 Jørgen Mangor Dale Sandberg sent me a pictorial update of some propliners remaining at Greybull,WY - see my Log Reports from Greybull

05Feb14 Added an image of C-119 Tanker 133 N383S on C-119 Info Pages (3) Got a challenging question about identities of Ice Reconnaissance L.188s CF-NAZ and C-GNDZ which I managed to clarify, here..

04Feb14 Two images added of C-119 N8682 Tanker 138 on the page The Legend of Ed 'Dead' Dugan

29Jan14 Airlines remembered, added Palmair from the UK, which folded in 2011

27Jan14 Joe Marott sent me a 1980 image of Beech TC-45G N7212C which came up somewhere but now we have a photo & history - Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests More photos by Paul Weston added, I opened a page on his Propliner Flying

26Jan14 Two more images by Paul Weston added, on Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests and C-119 Info Page (3)

25Jan14 Paul Weston sent me some fine pics of Alaskan C-119s (1980s); C-119 Info Page (3)

22Jan14 Richard Nash sent a few images to share some valuable English aviation history: Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

21Jan14 Henk Geerlings sent me some interesting images of C-47B G-AMYJ in restoration at/for Yorkshire Air Museum, in 2002; Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

20Jan14 Published another fine example of Rich Hulina's air-to-air bushplane photography on Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

17Jan14 Ed Stewart came across DC-3 N844TH at Mesa-Falcon Field,AZ recently; Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

16Jan14 Don Wray published images on Facebook about the adventurous salvaging job of Turbo DC-3 C-GEAI on Antarctica; Page 39 - Photos by Friends & Guests

14Jan14 Patrick Nagle added the wreck of CF-OOY to the gallery of Abandoned Wrecks of the North. Photos sent by George Chomkovski added to a new page for Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 39

13Jan14 Pat Donaghy sent me 2 images of Avro York CF-HAS taken years ago by Hugh F. Bunn at The Pas,MAN. Although no longer existent it seems a fitting addition to Abandoned Wrecks of the North.

10Jan14 Aaron Buchanan sent me an update on DC-3 ex/N1944H, now NC33611: Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

07Jan14 Another look at the Beech C-45 wreck on I-95N in Nevada on my Off-airport N-Am page

06Jan14 Brendan Odell sent me news on DC-3 ZK-AWP, Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

04Jan14 Tom Singfield shared a photo of what remains of DC-6BF HK-1700 at Villavicencio: Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests And Richard Nash sent 3 images from his collection to add to Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests


31Dec13 Kyle G. Cameron went to Hanoi this year and took a picture of 'C-482', an IL-14 with c/n unknown - Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

26Dec13 Pat Donaghy sent me a picture to support the tale of salvaging Norseman CF-BFT in 1941 TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a few days spent in Normandy (France) last September.

25Dec13 TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a cross-country England (Newcastle to Cornwall) trip last september; with subpages on Oxford, The Cotswolds and Hay-on-Wye (Wales) Town of Books.

15Dec13 Location and identity of the C-119 wreck near Tobin Creek: solved! David Carter brought the identification of a Vampire T.11 cockpit section on a trailer a little closer. UK & Normandy 2013

14Dec13 Received a very nice update on the submerged C-47 on my Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests. Henk Geerlings sent me a 'B17 Christmas Greeting', same page. And James Lumley has doubts about the identity of the C-119 wreck near Tobin Creek, Alaska.

05Dec13 Roger Botting sent me an image of the recently damaged DC-3 C-GWIR - Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests. Jean-Louis Bleneau sent me a welcome update on the identity of the deHavilland Caribou on display at Tehran Air Museum / Teheran Aerospace Exhibition. Terry Fletcher sent me a recent picture of C-47B / Dakota 6 G-AMYJ on engine testruns. Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests. And Terry found the missing c/n of the DC-3 / C-47 preserved at Otok, Slovenia. Ted Fox sent me a nice update on C-118 53-3270: Check Six!

04Dec13 Fred Wallis sent me a 2010 picture of Beech 18 N233H in better times (recent incident same page), on Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests. Fred also sent a batch of Short Skyvan images taken this summer, on same page. Updated the external links of my Datangshan (Beijing) China Aviation Museum index page Ted Quackenbush provided details on a 1956 C-119 crash at Ashiya,Japan; see my C-119 Information Page (3) Steve Shaffer sent me a news clipping of a C-119 1956 crash at Perry County; see C-119 Information Page (1)

03Dec13 Terry Fletcher visited the San Diego Air and Space Museum's Annexe last May; he sent 3 images to share.

01Dec13 Dean Baxter provided more history on DC-3 NC49952, flown by his father Paul Baxter for PAA, and is added on the Tehran Air Museum page where this DC-3 ended up.

28Nov13 Added a 1999 photo of Convair CS-TMM Agroar by Frans Truyens on his portfolio page 2012 photos sent by Stewart Lanham taken at the Shanghai (Longhua) Vocational School, added on Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests Updated my Remembered - Trans Travel Airlines page Terry Fletcher updated me on the fate of forward fuselage of C-119 53-8154, restored by Ed Rachanski, now donated to and displayed at Palm Spring Aviation Museum. C-119 Info Page (2). Also added Neptune Tanker 5 photo on Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

07Nov13 DC-3 G-DAKK, parked and for sale since 2006 at Lelystad, has been bought, partly disassembled and transported elsewhere. South Coast Airways.

31Oct13 Added a beautiful winter image of DHC-3T C-FYLZ on Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

14Oct13 A little bit of everything found en route during recent holidays in England and Normandy,France Added a page dedicated to a Sep.2013 visit to the Classic Air Force museum in Cornwall And a page for my visit to Bournemouth Aviation Museum Added a fine & recent photo of C-117D N30TN of TransNorthern by 'Yukon Cornelius' to Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

13Oct13 DC-3s submerged in the sea, does that count as preservation? Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

10Oct13 An inquiry made me look again into the unknown identity of a WW1 biplane on display at the Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum; solved it, see my 2012 report Added a page for a C-47 on display at La Baterie de Merville, Normandy

07Oct13 Added recent photos of Guppy ex/ 9G-LCA at Bournemouth,UK

05Oct13 Moved the content of DC-3 N5831B to another page (C-47 Drag Em Oot)

29sep13 Identity of the DC-4 ('Lady Jane') solved: Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

28sep13 A few more details have come to light on the unidentified DC-4 (?) nose, along Route 82 in East Texas, but no id as yet. Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests.

26sep13 Phil Brooks shared a memory of a trip with Beech 18 N233H, a while back; Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests. And he sent me a photo of unidentified DC-4 (?) nose, along Route 82 in East Texas - same page.

07sep13 On Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests photos sent by Martin Prince Jr (DHC-2 N68073) and various by Roger Botting taken in California recently.

06sep13 Paddy Green sent me photos of C-FKAZ to add to my dossier on DC-3 N5831B (for some 8 years now registered as N473DC). On Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests photos sent by Terry Fletcher and Phil Brooks; also added a dramatic picture of Beech 18 N233H Canaar Panuk Agimuk.

05sep13 Dennis Fisher sent me some photos of Saskatchewan airtankers visiting Saskatoon, Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

04sep13 Photo by Frans Truyens of DC-3 Moormanair PH-MAG in 1972 added on to Frans' webpage on this website Photos of YS11 JA8732 at Tokorozawa by Stewart Lanham added onto Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests And on that same page Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests added Paul Koopman's pics of DHC-2 VH-CXS at Cairns last June.

31Aug13 Roger Botting sent me several photos taken at the museum in Ilopango, El Salvador, in 2011: Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

28Aug13 With 2 Beech 18 photos by Phil Gies at Nestor Falls recently I opened Page 38 - Photos by Friends & Guests

11Aug13 A call for help to gather info on Jack Scavenius, President/Owner of Mount McKinley Airways, see my Q&A page

04Aug13 Rich Hulina shot a beautiful photo air-to-air of two Twin Beeches, Photos by Friends & Guest (37) See same page for photo by Rob Dragt of C-47 put on transport from Valkenburg to Ardennes for filming of Broken Dreams documentary.

23Jul13 Bob Welshe is calling upon former Aero Service to contact him; details on DC-3 N5000E and Aero Service Corp.

19Jul13 TRAVEL; the closing page of visit to SE Asia in march, a few more days in Bangkok

13Jul13 "CV" Vorwerk shared memories of a rich career with Aero Service Corporation

12Jul13 Thomas Bouwens caught an Everts' Six at Deadhorse recently, Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

02Jul13 The unique DC-6ST Swingtail N434TA (ex/ NAC) was purchased by Buffalo Airways and ferried to Yellowknife by end-june 2013. Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

01Jul13 John Johnsen, former owner of DC-3 N5831B, sent some information & images to add to the page dedicated to C-47 'Drag 'Em Oot'

28Jun13
TRAVEL; added a page on the excursions made from Luang Prabang (Laos)
Below query by Ron Mak was solved; Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

27Jun13
Ron Mak wonders if his Beech EC-ASJ seen at Las Palmas in 1970 is the same as the EC-ASJ on display at Malaga these days. See Photos by Friends & Guest (37)
Grabbed a photo by Yukon Cornelius of Everts' N747CE to show a/ those Big Radials still rumble and b/ they have glorious sunny days at Anchorage! Same page/link as above.
Also Tony Bounpanh Bouttavong shared some interesting Royal Air Lao photos on Facebook and published on that same page.

26Jun13
TRAVEL - added a page to several days stay at Luang Prabang, Laos (march 2013)
Paul Koopman recently came across a few propliners at Cairns; see Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

23Jun13
Martin 'Jojo' Prince Jr sent me a few photos of a Stinson L-13, seen at Bethel,AK; see his page
Terry Fletcher sent me a nice recent image of F-GPJS, a 1938 Stinson Reliant SR-10C. See Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

21Jun13
Henry Young sent me 3 images of air tankers in Alaska in 1969, see Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

20Jun13
TRAVEL: added a page on some serious 'urbex' photography: urban exploration in Doel, Belgium

17Jun13
Natasa Grahek sent me a few images of a DC-3 ('71 253)' preserved in Slovenia which has sofar defeated identification: Search For

10Jun13
Rich Hulina shared a photo of a unique restoration project: Alaska Aviation Museum's Fairchild Pilgrim; see HERE..
Jacques Daviault helped to identify a rebuild-project photograped by me in 2009, see Vintage Wings at Gatineau (Canada)

05Jun13
Wrote a review on the book by Andrew Feintein, 'The Shadow World - Inside the Global Arms Trade' and put it on the index page of the dossier on Victor Bout on my website; it put his role as Arms Merchant in perspective.

04Jun13
Thomas Bouwens sent me some recent photos taken at Palmer,AK; Photos by Friends & Guest (37).
TRAVEL: added a page for a visit to Kampong Pluk floating village in Cambodia

02Jun13
Michael Prophet sent me 2 images of wrecked C-119 N15509 at Tobin Creek for my page on Abandoned Wrecks of the North

01Jun13
TRAVEL: added a page for a visit to Cambodia's CHONG KHNEAS, a floating village on Tonlé Sap Lake.
Update and checks made LINKS page
Update on fate of C-54 N67019 at Falcon Field, taken from WIX forum, added on Photos by Friends & Guest (37).

28May13
Bob Reid sent me images of C-54 N67017 being scrapped and hauled away from Mesa-Falcon Field,AZ; see Photos by Friends & Guest (37).

27May13
Phil Brooks wrote me: "DC-3 'Tooie' seen on a trailer at Franklin Flying Field, Indiana (3FK) on Saturday May 25th; what's the plan?" See my page Photos by Friends & Others, Page 37.
Thomas' wrecks were identified by Marc Hookerman
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to TEMPLES of ANGKOR, Day 3 - TA KEO, PREAH KHAN, NEAK PEAN & TA SOM

26May13
Thomas Bouwens sent me a Google Earth screendump of two propliner wrecks sitting close to each other, in Alaska: Photos by Friends & Guest (37).

19May13
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to TEMPLES of ANGKOR, Day 2 - BANTEAY SREI & PRE RUP temples

13May13
Updates on Photos by Friends & Guest (37): Rich Hulina's visit to Palmer,AK brought shows an image of new operator Alaska Air Fuel.
And 2 images from way back, sent by Richard Nash.

11May13
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to TEMPLES of ANGKOR, Day 1 - BAYON, BAPHUON, TA PROHM & ANGKOR WAT

09May13
A photo of a Ghana Airways IL-18 sent by Erik Eriksson opens the newly made Photos by Friends & Guest (37)

05May13
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to streetphotography at Siem Reap, Cambodia

04May13
TRAVEL: added a page on the sights seen during the coachtrip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (Angkor)

29Apr13
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to my visit to Cambodia's Killing Fields

28Apr13
Added a photo by Mikey McBryan of L.188 G-LOFC in Iceland, on its ferry to Canada; Photos by Friends & Guest (36)

26Apr13
TRAVEL: added a page with a few more Phnom Penh street photos

25Apr13
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Phnom Penh's Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda

23Apr13
Martin 'Joe Joe' Prince Jr sent me a photo of DHC-2 at Lake Hood waiting for summer; his page HERE
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Phnom Penh

19Apr13
An exchange on Classic-Propliners forum allowed for an update on Photos by Friends & Guest (5) where Gerben Groothuis had visited a war memorial in S.Korea (2005)

17Apr13
Stewart Lanham sent me an update on C-47 JA5019 at ANA's Haneda site, on Off-Airport (Asia)

16Apr13
Mark Pomponi and Carol Moore helped me to add WW2-vintage photos of Avro Anson 6924 on Photos by Friends & Guest (36)

12Apr13
TRAVEL: a trip to S.E. Asia, the first page is Bangkok, a start

09Apr13
The start of the 2nd quarter of 2013 saw the start of a new Blog page, while the first quarter has been archived

08Apr13
James Harvey Knauss has no pleasant memories of flying the C-119 'Dollar Nineteen'
Jeremy Hamburg sent me a recent photo of a partly obscured plane wreck, as a contribution to my Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
Added on my page Photos by Friends & Guest (36) some images made by Larry Kraus and published on the WIX forum.

07Apr13
Bob Welshe wrote me with an update for my page concerning the former Aero Service Corp fraternity

06Apr13
Ed Hobson sent me photos of a C-119 wreck at Ashiya AB (Japan), taken in 1950s, aircraft most probably 53-3150; C-119 Info Page (3)
Frans Truyens sent me a few photos of Convair CV440 'OH-VKN' preserved in Malaga.
Greg Lee sent me photos of the legendary Ed 'Dead' Dugan C-119 crash in Alaska.

02Apr13
It seems that C-47 'Devastator' (located in a playground in Hope,NJ) has been identified: Search For..
Added a photo by Steve Nation of demise of N716AU T16 at Chico in 2010; Photos by Friends & Guests (36)

01Apr13
Colleen Rankin provided more details on possible C-119 crash candidate for parts she found on her beach (Alaska)
Weeded out many revised and dead links on my Australia 2005 (page 1 and page 2) aviation report

31Mar13
Updated info on DHC-3 VP-FAK, at deHavilland Heritage Centre (visit 2007)

30Mar13
Terry Fletcher came to the rescue for the DC-3 wreck in Croatia, shown on Photos by Friends & Guests (27)
Terry also showed me where the Twin Beeches at North Pole's Bradley Sky Ranch are located, the ones I'd overlooked: Alaska 2012

29Mar13
Terry Fletcher sent me updates of Conair firefighting aircraft, Photos by Friends & Guests (36)

24Feb13
Aad van der Voet made me aware of a mistake in Frans Truijens' account fo the Dove @Malaga; Aad wrote a correction, Photos by Friends & Guests (36)

23Feb13
Fred de Ruiter came across a preserved Grumman CS2F-2 Tracker at Downsview, in 2011; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (36)
Mark Schroeder sent me more and very interesting material on Mt McKinley Air Freight a.k.a. Mt McKinley Airways: Early Aviation in Alaska

17Feb13
Bob Parmerter contributed the airframe history of Beech 18 ET-ABM on Ron Mak's page.
Alan Hayden sent me a Google Earth screendump of where he found the remains of the DC-6, plus he found a P&W engine cowl... Mysteries.

16Feb13
It seems like the mystery wreck at Addis Ababa has been solved: ET-AER, believed to have been scrapped in 1980s! Mysteries.
Started a new page for Ron Mak's propliners on my website, page 3.

15Feb13
Frans Truyens went to Malaga and sent me an image of DH Dove 'PH-VLA', faded glory that refuses to die. Photos by Friends & Guests (36)

13Feb13
New additions to Photos by Friends & Guests (36),: Colleen Rankin (plane parts washed ashor Alaska), Roger Botting (DC-6B ET-AAX 1970s), Ken Swartz (visit Basler at Oshkosh 2012) and Dirk Septer (DHC-2 at the Spit, Campbell River).

11Feb13
Updated my bookshelf with a review of The Mighty Tiger, by Joe Brenner (a former Flying Tigers pilot).
Added two recent inquires on my Planes Mysteries gallery.

09Feb13
Alan Hayden sent a pic of a wreck at (DC-6?) wreck at Bole Airport, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - page 36
Also added photos sent by Roger Botting, on Photos by Friends & Guests (36), of propliners in Guatamala (2011)

06Feb13
Opened a new page for Photos by Friends & Guests, page 36, with contributions by Mark Schroeder, Stewart Lanham and Richard Nash

05Feb13
Mark Schroeder sent me some material for Alaska's Early Aviation / History of Alaska Air Carriers

04Feb13
Mark Schroeder's DC-3 photos were identified as a 1946 photo of C-47A c/n 9700, which continues to operate today; full history of former 'Fifi Kate' on Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

03Feb13
Mark Schroeder sent me some vintage images of his father-in-law's collection: DC-3's, a C-119 and Brazilian B-17s. Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

19Jan13
Drake Dill sent me a photo of Thunderhook's DHC-2 C-FSRX; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

15Jan13
Al Furneaux, Chief Pilot Convair for Kelowna Flightcraft, wrote the closing chapter for my page on CONVAIRLINERS STORED AT SASKATOON

14Jan13
Rolf Larsson sent me a DC03 photo with a request for identification; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

08Jan13
David H. Marion provided sufficient details to identify the 'Turbo Goose' photos Richard Lewis sent me; see Photos by Friends & Guests (33)

07Jan13
Terry Fletcher asked me to help identify a forward fuselage found at Concrete,WA... Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
Replaced a photo of DC-3 PH-DAW KLM Aerocarto on Ron Mak's Page with a better one.

06Jan13
David H. Marion taught me one or two about Geese and Widgeons..; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)


26Dec12
Dirk Septer sent me a photo of the remarkable Sea Bee (CF-GAD), added Dirk Septer's page (2)
Ken Swartz sent me a SeaBee / Robinson Special photo, of CF-EVE at Oshosh last summer; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
And on that same page, also by Ken, OSH images of amphibs such as G.21 Goose and G.44 Wisgeon.
Frans Truyens came upon a preserved T-6 Texan in Greece, at some admin building of the Greece AF

24Dec12
TRAVEL: added pages dedicated to a visit to Istanbul last november; sub-pages on SIGHTS, Old Houses, the Waterfront and Streets of Istanbul



Safe trails everybody!

21Dec12
Pascal visited the wreck of C-46 CF-ILQ in the mosquito-infested wilderness of Canada: Abandoned Wrecks of North

16Dec12
Stewart Lanham sent me two nice images of Curtiss EC-46A Commando 91-1143 on display at Tokorozawa, see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

14Dec12
Added a few nice winter shots sent by Dirk Septer

12Dec12
Ron Lund sent me a nice (2004?) shot of PB4Y-2 Privateer N7962C/126, see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
John Bennett and Bob Parmerter wrote me details on the history of Beech 18 / C-45 TG-BAW as Ron Mak had requested.

12Dec12
Ron Mak sent me some propliner photos taken in 1980 in Guatamala, see Ron's page (2)
Richard Nash sent a photo of Kar-Air DC-6BF taking off from LHR; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
Richard also sent a b/w photo of 2 C-4 Argonauts awaiting scrapping at Redhill; same page
Robert Jordan, Vietnam Vet, sent me a photo of a C-119 landing at DaNang in 1971 or 72. See C-119 Information Page (3)

10Dec12
John Olafson sent me a nice photo of Beech G18S N933GM at Hemet,CA; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

04Dec12
Dirk Septer sent me a few interesting photos: remains of Lockheed L.10 Electra CF-HTV HERE and photos take in Havana,Cuba HERE.

03Dec12
Hugo de Backer, Richard Nash, Fernand van de Plas and Roger Botting open a new page: Photos by Friends & Guests (35)

29Nov12
BJ Stander sent me photoproof of Catalina N427CV flying at Jo'burg-Rand AP! Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

28Nov12
Richard Nash sent me a photo of Lockheed Starliner N974R in Florida: see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

27Nov12
Identity of a DC-6 photographed at Ops Locka 1986 solved; see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Lars Opland sent me a photo of WACO UIC N13409, still complete, see his webpage on my website
Gary P. Bell sent me a 1947 photo of DHC-3 Otter CF-ODQ! See Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

26Nov12
CV580 N171FL is undergoing repairs in Guatamala City, photo and details on Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Some information on C-47 XT-115 preserved at Datangshan Air Museum added.
Rolf Larsson asked me to help find identity of a DC-6 photographed at Ops Locka 1986; see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Dennis Fisher sent me interesting pics of short-lived Air Commonwealth (DC-4), Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Wayne Roberts added to the growing contributions on Aero Service Corporation..
Terry Fletcher sent me some photos taken at the Tillamook Air Museum this year, Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
C-1A Trader N27H crashed 15Oct12 while hauling fuel in Alaska; had seen it at Wasilla,AK last summer

25Nov12
Vicky Hutchinson wrote me interesting details which may be part of missing background of C-123 N3144W at Wasilla Transport Museum - removed as history related to another aircraft.

10Nov12
Michael Prophet made a brochure from China Aviation Museum available to me; I scanned two images which may be helpful for visiting this museum, formerly known as the Datangshan Air Museum

08Nov12
After two and a half year rebuild at Sealand Aviation, DC-3 N877MG is seen leaving CYBL Campbell River,BC; see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

07Nov12
TRAVEL: added a page on a trip to Florida in 1991. And a brief trip to New York (1991).

03Nov12
Added in the gallery PRESERVED: a visit on 05Sep12 to Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni (Trento,IT)

01Nov12
TRAVEL: added pages dedicated to a sep.2012 trip to ITALY, with also pages on Volterra (Tuscany), a Daytrip in Tuscany and the famous Cinque Terre.

29Oct12
Mike Clayton wrote me from DownUnder with 2 DC-3 updates; on VH-CWS he updated the info on Photos by Friends & Guests (20) and he forwarded news and photo provided by Merv Prime on C-47 c/n 20041 (PK-GDC), see Off-Airport Asia.

Also an update on below Beech C-45 wreck in the bush..

27Oct12
Vince Yonemitsu sent me some images of a Beech C-45 wreck north of Thunder Bay; see Abandoned Wrecks in the North

24Oct12
TRAVEL: added at page on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (1994)

23Oct12
TRAVEL: added USA 1994, on the Old West Trail

20Oct12
Added on my page Abandoned Wrecks of the North the PBY Canso wreck near Tofino,BC - photo by Jason Pineau
Added 3 images of DHC-2s at Ketchikan taken by Dirk Septer in June 2012

18Oct12
Michael McMurtrey suggested an identity to the mystery Bamboo Bomber near Fort Yukon; Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Steve Darke helped me on the identity of An-24 XU-335: Off-Airport Asia
TRAVEL: added a page on a trip with my family, including my parents, to the US Southwest in 1990

12Oct12
Fred de Ruiter sent an image of stored Aero Union P-3's, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Ron Mak sent a 1968 image of Transavia DC-6 PH-TRE, see Ron Mak's Propliners (2)

11Oct12
DC-3 N15MA was reg'd to a new owner in recent months, James Hanson sent me a photo at its new home; Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

10Oct12
TRAVEL: updated, revised and added images to visit Boston & Washington DC in 1988

08Oct12
Added a page on my visit to the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen

06Oct12
Eric Jacobson wrote me an update (since 2009) on his memories of Aero Service and subsequent attempts to own / fly an Airmaster

06Oct12
Identity revealed of C-47A at Ilopango, see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

05Oct12
More of Frans Truyens work on his propliner page and on Jetphotos by Friends & Guests
Lars Opland sent me an image of stored propliners at Big Lake airport, Alaska. See Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

04Oct12
Added various HS.780 Andovers seen in Belgium 1990s on Frans Truyen's page

03Oct12
Roger Botting and Richard Nash open the new page Photos by Friends & Guests (34)

01Oct12
Pat Donaghy wrote something on BT-67 ZS-ASN, Pat's page
Ron Mak's question a few days ago on history of DC-7 PH-DSG sees a clarifying contribution by Ron himself: Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
I have added a few winterscenes taken by Rich Hulina (in March 2012) on the page dedicated to his work

30sep12
Pat Donaghy is brimming with memories and pictures of aviation history in Canada, so I made a seperate page for his contributions
Dirk Septer sent images of DC-3 N877MG restored at Campbell River in Pan Am colours

29sep12
Ron Mak has sent a query about the history of DC-7CF PH-DSG, Photos by Friends & Guests (33)

28sep12
Dietmar Eckell sent me a photo of an unidentified Cessna T.50 near Fort Yukon: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Pat Donaghy sent me a photo and history of Norseman Cf-BFT & Hudson Bay Air Transport, see Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
DC-3 N877MG was repainted during the summer 2012 in classic Pan AM colours; unfortunately it had to be redone as the first attempt used incorrect colour. Dirk Septer's page.

27sep12
Karl E. Hayes wrote me a question about DHC-3 Otter N98T and the various owners named Peck: one family? See Questions & Answers
Roger Cullingham wrote me (in June) an update on VC-10 G-ARVM: Changed Liveries: BA

26sep12
Tim Mix wrote me about his Ce.140 (I'd photographed it in Orgegon this year) and how it came to be named The Arctic Tern.

25sep12
William Hostman wrote me why & when Stebbins and Ambler AT ceased operating in Alaska: Propliners on the Last Frontier, 2003

24sep12
Lynn Burlingame writes a good story on his relation with Bob 'Pappy' Reeves: Early Alaskan Aviation

22sep12
Charles 'Chuck' Lunsford was diagnosed with liver and spine cancer recently; he passed away on 21Sep12. I will miss our regular correspondence on the C-119 and less mundane subjects. I learned much from him and shared the information on the C-119 Information Pages, esspecially at a time when so little on this aircraft had been published in writing. Rest in peace old friend.

21sep12
Mark Saxon wrote me in June 2012, in aid of my Greybull log report

19sep12
Roger Botting is seeking help in identifying a Grumman Goose seen recently inside a hangar at Lake Hood: Photos by Friends & Guests (33)

18sep12
Conair Firecats C-FOPU and C-GABC were the last of the Firecats to be withdrawn from service, pics on Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada
Lynn Burlingame wrote me an interesting account on Jack Peck, and Don Sheldon, see my page about Cordova Airlines..

01sep12
By research done by Aad van der Voet it was concluded I had to correct my information on two hulks in Everts' donoryard, N770TA and N2907F, Skytrucks & vintage planes at Fairbanks,AK

31aug12
TRAVEL: added a page on a june 2012 trip to Alaska

30aug12
TRAVEL: added a page on a june 2012 trip to Oregon & Washington

28aug12
Robert A. Diaz wrote me some more details about the crazy DC-4 landing at Harvey Airfield in October, 1978; Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Been working hard on adding info on Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum and Lake Hood Seaplanes & Bushplanes, but not done yet..

27aug12
DHC-2 N314HA crashed in Alaska, one of the many planes seen during recent travels USA 2012 Pacific Northwest & Alaska

24aug12
Michael McMurtrey helped identify remains at Wasilla's Transportation Museum; USA 2012 Pacific Northwest & Alaska

23aug12
Finishing my USA 2012 Pacific Northwest & Alaska pages, on the trail of vintage aircraft
also part of this are the following supplemental pages-
Western Antique Aviation and Automobiles Museum (WAAAM), Hood River,OR
Evergreen's Aviation & Space Museum, McMinnville,OR
Pearson Aviation Museum, Vancouver,WA
Bushplanes and Glacier flight, Talkeetna,AK
Skytrucks & vintage planes at Fairbanks,AK
Visit to TransNorthern Aviation, Anchorage,AK
Alaska Aviation Museum, Lake Hood,AK (still need to add aircraft histories & captions)
Lake Hood Seaplanes & bushplanes, Anchorage,AK (still need to add aircraft histories & captions)

23aug12
Ed Coates helped me on the c/n for the 'Search For..' page of DC-3 ETM-6046

17aug12
Donna Clayson shot some photos recently of famous Whitehorse DC-3 CF-CPY falling victim to an 'art event'.

14aug12
Interview of Victor Bout after his transfer to Illinois prison, added to Victor Bout, where did he go? To jail!.

08aug12
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Pearson Air Museum,WA on 15Jun12

06aug12
Added details, and link to my Flickr pages, of my visit to Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnvile,OR on 14Jun12

04aug12
Roy Gorris wrote me an update, stating the restoration of C-119 N15505 (ex RCAF 22101) at Fort Campbell has been completed; with photos HERE..

03aug12
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnvile,OR on 14Jun12

15Jul12
Photos added, sent by Ed Stewart, of N161V: DC-3 N5000E and Aero Service Corp
Patrick Nagle sent me a photo of DC-3 N5831B Drag 'Em Oot staging through Iqaluit in 2005 on its ferry flight to the UK

15Jul12
Ed Stewart wrote me his memories, rattling around the world for survey jobs in propliners: DC-3 N5000E and Aero Service Corp
Ernest P. Kaiser (A/1st USAF 1952-1956) wrote me a few facts & memories for the C-119 Info Page (3)

15Jul12
Added Western Antique Aviation and Automobiles, Hood River (OR) - 11Jun2012
Updates added on identities of Honduras AF C-47s on Ben Knowles' page

12Jul12
Amado Aguiluz Ferrari provided additional information on Honduras AF C-47s on Ben Knowles' page

05Jul12
Graham Robson sent me some excellent photos of Invader N7079G 'Sexy Sue', see Propliners by Graham Robson

08Jun12
Updated my Airtanker Id page with the fatal crash of Tanker 11 (P-2V N14447)
Col. R F Cunningham wrote me a question about '..loss of one of the C-119s stationed at Ashiya Air Base, rumored to have been buzzing fishing boats off Itazuke and hit a mast...' - see C-119 Information Page (3)
Added a photo of C-47 N473DC on the page dedicated to Frans Tuyens propliners

07Jun12
Jim Westfall shared some C-119s images for the C-119 Information Page
Richard Lewis shared some airtanker images, taken decades ago at Galena,AK; Photos by Friends & Guests (33)

03Jun12
Added 2 more TransNorthern C-117s by Lars Opland seen recently, on Photos by Friends & Guests (33)

30May12
Lars Opland sent a nice Alaska winter scene with C-117D N29TN at Wasilla,AK: Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
Started a page with propliner images by C J 'Chris' Mak

26May12
Frans Truyens shares a amusing anecdote on IL-18 EX-75466 at Antwerp

25May12
Alain Dubau sent me a photo of Vazar Turbo DHC-3T Otter N9758N at Nantes (april 2000): Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
Doug Davidge sent me images of crashsite B-36 strategic bomber 44-92075 in British Colombia: Abandoned Wrecks of the North

24May12
Chris Mak recently visited North Korea and he sent a brilliant IL-14 photo to share: Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
Added some Russian propliners on the page dedicated to work by Frans Truyens

22May12
An almost forgotten gallery: Airlines Remembered; added Skyways of Sweden today

21May12
Added some DC-3 images taken by Roger Botting at Villiavicencio,Colombia in Nov.2011 on Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
Plus a selection of Roger's photos taken at 'Meseu Aerolespacial at Campo do Afonsos'.

20May12
Roy from Kentucky opens Photos by Friends & Guests (33) with a pictorial update of Fort Campbell's C-119 restoration

17May12
Andy Beebe sent me an image of crashed RCAF Dakoka KJ936, for my page Abandoned Wrecks of the North

14May12
Received images from Fred Streep of DC-3s 5H-DAK & 5H-LVR at Zanzibar Nov.2011; Photos by Friends & Guests (32)

12May12
Updated my Aviodrome page with photos and news of its recent reopening

11May12
Matthew Hague sent me a 1999 image of DC-3 ZS-LVR, added onto the page dedicated to DC-3 ZS-LVR

06May12
Dave Wells sent me the final update on the abandoned air museum at Calhoun,GA: Deep South 2000
Terry Fletcher sent me images of C-53D N134D at Zephyrhills,FL in restoration, Photos by Friends & Guests (32)
Roy sent me photos about ongoing work on C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY

05May12
Roy wrote me an update about ongoing work on C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY

03May12
Corrected and added data on N702SC and SouthCentral Air on Alaska 1995

26Apr12
Dirk Septer sent a nice take off shot from DHC-6 C-GKBR, see Dirk's page

16Apr12
C-117D BuNo 17177 identified as the Boneyard Project artwork 'Phoenix of Metal' by artist NUNCA, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Dirk Septer sent me 2 images of Turbo Otters (N362TT & N703TH) at Sealand Aviation (Campbell River,B.C.) this weekend

08Apr12
Phil Rademacher sent me an image of C-45 N9561 in Daytona Beach, it received a new paintjob; Propliners Off-Airport N. America
Updated my Aviation Books with Tales From The Lakeview, by Robert S. Grant

30Mar12
José Ramón Valero wrote me with suggestions of identity of two DC-3's at one time preserved at Villanueva del Pardillo,Spain

27Mar12
Compiled a page dedicated to Rich Hulina's bushplanes photography, Bushplanes Captured

24Mar12
Updated my Questions & Answers page with a query about a 1942(?) crash of Consolidated Commodore 16, NC664M
The Aviodrome Aviation Museum will emerge from bankruptcy proceedings and reopen in April 2012.

16Mar12
Added a few more photos on the page of Frans Truyens' propliners archive

13Mar12
Eva Claire van der Ben sent me a photographic update of Carvair 9J-PAA in March 2012, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Jack Spink sent me an update on the fate of Invader C-FCUI, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

10Mar12
Dirk Septer sent me two nice pictures of snowy Beavers at the Spit, Campbell River, see Dirk's page on this website

08Mar12
C-FBAQ skidded off the runway at Yellowknife 05Mar12, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

04Mar12
Opened a propliner page for photos from Frans Truyens' propliners archive

02Mar12
The PV-2 Harpoon on display at Branson,MO (identity unknown) has been destroyed by Tornado activity. Planes Off Airport

29Feb12
Leon Riche sent me his memories of wild, flying times with Ed Dugan

28Feb12
Updated my 2009 Lufthansa Starliner page with photos from a Sep.2011 visit; I was awaiting a go-ahead from Lufthansa but our communication seems to have broken down so decided to publish my report anyway, but without comments (and praise!)

27Feb12
Frans Truyens sent me three Fokker F.27 images from his archives, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

23Feb12
Roger Botting sent me DC-3 images taken at Villavicencio nov.2011, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

21Feb12
Photos by Al Minich of The Boneyard Project instigated an item on Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32 with hopes of identifying the aircraft involved

18Feb12
Charles O'Dale shared images of a C-54 wreck seen 1952 at Alert, Nunavut; see Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Juergen Scherbarth approached me about the identity of Convair 240 LV-NMB, details uncovered at Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

16Feb12
TRAVEL: added a page on London,UK trips in 2004

16Feb12
Ewald Lang sent me some images, which made me open 3rd Page of C-119 Information & Photos
TRAVEL: added a page USA Deep South, 2001

13Feb12
Stewart Lanham sent me a pictorial update of several preserved aircraft in/around Bangkok: Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
TRAVEL: Added a page on some father & son plane spotting in Sharjah,UAE (2000)

12Feb12
TRAVEL: Added a page on some father & son plane spotting in Miami (1998)

11Feb12
Updated my Questions & Answers Page with a question about airsickness bag of Condor
Updated my Abandoned Wrecks of the North gallery with details on a KC-97 crash, provided by Bill Farrell
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated on a roadtrip around the Great Lakes in 1998.

09Feb12
TRAVEL: added a page looking back on a trip made to England in 1997

08Feb12
Ger Buskermolen has an image on Photos by Friends & Guests 32, DC-3 N21712, with titles 'Florida Airways International', however such an airline seems unknown.. You'll also see the answer there.
Michel Alonso wrote me his memories of DC-3 YV-O-MC-1, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a roadtrip on the US Westcoast in 1996

06Feb12
Anson Chappell sent me the details for Buffalo's C-GXKN 2006 crashlanding at Norman Wells; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Photos of CP-1008 showed it wasn't the Convair we're looking for..; same page

02Feb12
Fernand van de Plas managed to solve the riddle of the 1970s stored ConvairLiner in Chile; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

30Jan12
Updated the item on the mystery Convair in Chile, Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Jonathan Buss sent me the 1996 crash report of DHC-2 C-GJZQ I'd seen in Vancouver in 2010.

29Jan12
Ron Mak forwarded a request and photo by Michel Anciaux to help to identify a 'mystery Convair in Chile': on Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32. Michel also included some B&W pics of the crashed LanChile Convair CC-CLCA.

28Jan12
Roger Botting sent me some images of his Nov.2011 Latin America trip, added some on Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32

25Jan12
In my gallery Photos by Friends & Guests I have John Olafson opening Page 32

23Jan12
Darcy Lafontaine sent me an image of the KC-97 wreckage in the Otish Mountains; see Abandoned Wreck of the North
Jürgen Scherbarth sent me another mystery pic, unable to identify a CL-66 with tail C-GNCW; Photos by Friends & Guests (31)
And Dave Fogwill sent me a few images taken at the China Aviation Museum, Photos by Friends & Guests (31)

19Jan12
David Fogwill sent me a 2011 list compiled after visiting the China Aviation Museum (Datangshan)
TRAVEL - added USA New England & Canada Atlantic Provinces - Sep. 2011

18Jan12
Malcolm Gow sent me 2 images from the Cuatro Vientos museum at Madrid, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)

15Jan12
James Brady sent me a query about a 1959 or 1960 C-119 crash in Pennsylvania of which cannot find details or date on the internet; see C-119 Information (2)

14Jan12
Ken Kula sent me some Conair Firecat photos which had been missing from my Airtanker Indentification page

12Jan12
Graham Robson shares a theory on identity of C-123 at Ft Lauderdale seen in pic of C-54 N67024, Photos by Friends & Guests (7)
Roger Botting sent me a very image of the remarkable Junkers W34 in Bogota's air museum, also Photos by Friends & Guests (7)

10Jan12
Dennis Fisher sent me a photo of Turbo Otter C-FXRI visiting Saskatoon; I've added the history as detailed by Karl E. Hayes. See Photos by Friends & Guests (31)
Ron Mak sent me photos of how he'd seen Canso CF-HFL derelict at Goose Bay before its transport to the museum in Halifax
Jean-Christophe Polet added interesting information to Catalina OB-T-251, seen by Henk Geerlings in Peru in 1980, see HERE
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a scan of an article which may have solved the identity of an unidentified DC-3 on the banks of Bangkok's Chao Phrayaa River; see Off-Airport Asia
Ewald Lang sent me some 1952/3 images, including C-119s - see my C-119 Info Page (2)

09Jan12
Rolf Larsson sent me a USAF C-54 photo taken in 1940s at Stockholm-Bromma, Photos by Friends & Guests (31)
Gilbert 'Gil' Justiss wrote me his memories of his father flying in Alaska, in particular with Golden North Airlines; see Alaska's Early Aviation
Janic Geelen provided more details on the history of deHavilland Dove PH-MAC on Ron Mak's page
Darryl Gibbs sent me a pic of Connie VH-EAG and DC-3 VH-TMQ at Temora airshow 2011, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)

08Jan12
Tommy Clementzlor sent me some fine photos and history details of Fokker F.XII SE-ACZ, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)

05Jan12
John 'Gus' Guzman shares memories of Curtiss C-46 'Lacandón'


29Dec11
An update for identity of the the mystery C-54

28Dec11
George Maidens wrote me the identity of the Commander wreck I'd photographed at Red Deer in 2007
Jürgen wrote me a suggested identity for the the mystery C-54, could it be FAC 1105?
Updated my Question&Answers page with a query for exact loaction DC-3 N86596 c/n 4975, last seen derelict at a theme park in Bayamon,PR
Ron Hargrove sent me a nice update of his DC-3's, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)

24Dec11
Received a theory for the identity of the mystery C-54

24Dec11
Jérôme Gagnon sent me an image for my Abandoned Wrecks of the North

24Dec11
Jürgen Scherbarth sent me a mystery image, see my SEARCH FOR... gallery
Added an immaculate photo of Peruvean OB-R-247 (1973) by Ron Mak

22Dec11
Lawrence Spivey took a photo around summer of '93 of DC-3T N516T., while he was in the military and jumping at St Mere Eglise DZ on Ft Bragg (NC). He sent me the image in response to Karl Hayes' article about AUTEC

21Dec11
Weeded out the many dead links on Abandoned Wrecks of the North

20Dec11
Jürgen Scherbarth solved the mystery of C-54 rogue landing

19Dec11
Added a photo by Jason Pineau of C-46F N9995F wreck on Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Also on Abandoned Wrecks of the North, the mystery of the Beech 18 wreck at Sawmill Bay now solved!
Jürgen Scherbarth has sent me a 1982 image of C-54 N96361, which disappeared under suspicious circumstances
Added an image by Reinhard Zinabold of Beech 18 C-FNKL on take off for the purpose of linking to his awasome 2010 Bushplane Tour

13Dec11
Joe Guyer wrote me about Bellanca NC251M on Lars Opland's page

12Dec11
Mark Reinmiller wrote me his memories of Aero Service

09Dec11
Andrew Kirfman identified type of fighter (MiG 21) I photographed at Ottawa's Canada Aviation Museum
Dirk Septer sent me a photo of Dornier Do-27 Juneau, Ak, N776AX, still in Israeli military markings
Also added to Dirk's Septer Caribbean Page two DHC-6 images
Jan de Wit sent me some additional info on A-26 (LAS-26) XB-SIJ, which I have on my Red Deer 2007 page
Michael McMurtrey sent me Cessna T-50 info on those at one time serving with Cordova Air Service in Alaska

05Dec11
Aad van der Voet helped me with some corrections and additional information: Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and Shearwater Aviation Museum

03Dec11
Added a page dedicated to Owl's Head Transportation Museum (Rockport,ME) - 28Sep2011
Also added USA Northeast & Atlantic Canada, Sep.2011

20Nov11
Ron Hargrove opens Page 31 of Photos by Friends & Guests with an update on C-47D N843DD at his museum in Florala
Also included on same page some photos by Roger Botting taken in Uruguay

19Nov11
Jason provided the identity of the B-24 wreck surviving at Atka,AK showing on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added Amsterdam Airlines
Erink Thingbo is looking for a photo of Canso CF-OFJ, see my Questions & Answers page

15Nov11
Added Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (Halifax,NS) - 23Sep2011

04Nov11
Aad van der Voet shared his findings on the ferry flights of the CL-66s out of storage at Saskatoon
Updated my blog with a remarkable event involving Shaun Lunt, a bush pilot in Alaska, who died over 3 years ago

02Nov11
Victor Bout's trial in the USA, updated Dossier Page 38
Frank Garrett sent me an update 02Nov11 for the stored 'Turkey Hauler' at Arlington,WA: see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)

31Oct11
Martinair's passenger operations ended on 31Oct11; PH-MCL flew a promotional flight adorned with special titles, HERE...

28Oct11
Josip Novak wrote me and sent some interesting vintage Fokker images; see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)

27Oct11
Added Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia - visit 23Sep2011

26Oct11
On Ron Mak's page updated the thread on the history of C-54D FAP386 / SATCO OB-R-894

23Oct11
Simon Spoor sent me an image of a stored / wrecked DC-3 at Harare, see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)

22Oct11
Cory Rousell wrote me with exciting news of the CL-66s parked at Saskatoon for years..

21Oct11
Reinhard 'Steelhead' Zinabold made a truly excellent bushplane tour through parts of Canada, see
Photos by Friends & Guests (30)

19Oct11
Roger Botting shared a few images taken at Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina, see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)

18Oct11
Laura Caldwell shared her memories of the AUTEC FH-227

17Oct11
Added Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia

13Oct11
Updated Lars Opland's Collection with 3 Stinson trimotor images

12Oct11
Updated Lars Opland's Collection page with another image of Pacemaker NC259M, and two more of Pacific International Airways of Alaska (bottom page)

06Oct11
Richard J. Church wrote his comment on Dirk's First Air write up: on Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada
DHC-3T N361TT crashed recently and as such updated the information on Martin 'JoeJoe' Prince Jr's PAGE 1 and PAGE 2

05Oct11
Pictorial update of a DC-3 wreck on a deserted beach in Iceland, by Mark Pomponi, see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)
Dirk Septer participated in HS.748 ('Hawkers') history and wrote something about it added, with photos, on Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada

13Sep11
Lars Opland sent me 2 images from Bill Fike's collection, see my page on Alaska's Cordova Airlines

13Sep11
Klaus Nenn sent me a 1959 RCAF C-119 image, added C-119 Information Page (2)

10Sep11
Ron Mak sent a photo of a C-54D seen at Lima,Peru in 1973 which needs further identification

25Aug11
With help of the people on Air-Britain AB-IX (members) the identity was established of the dismantled propliner on Bob Ogden's Belarus 2011 page

24Aug11
Bob Ogden, well known author of the books on aviation museums, did me the pleasure of sending some photos, Belarus 2011

21Aug11
Two more photos by Dirk Septer, taken at Y'knife 08Jul11, of the L.188 Super Electra's

20Aug11
Rich Hulina sent me a neat photo including Beech 18 C-FERM, Photos by Friend & Guests (30)
Dirk Septer sent me images of two CL215s acquired by Buffalo Airways, still in colours of former operator

19Aug11
Dirk Septer sent me an image of DC-3 C-GVKB c/n 12300, taken at Iqaluit, Nunavut on 11Jul2011.
Fred Barnes witnesses Goose N39FG at the Fraser River on take off and sent me a photo of this: Photos by Friend & Guests (30)

18Aug11
Mark Bradford wrote me anecdote about Convair 240 N314H 'Air Rajneesh'

17Aug11
Richard Church volunteered some information in aid of my Dan-Air Remembered page
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to England & Wales in June 2011

12Aug11
Chris Hinchcliffe wrote me about DC-6 4W-ABV at Sana'a,Yemen

12Aug11
Vincent Bornshin sent me an update on DL 727 N831L, as seen on my Goodyear 2008 page

03Aug11
TRAVEL- added a page dedicated to a visit to Scotland (june 2011)

31Jul11
Stef Slavujevic sent me an image of the YS-11 P4-YSA at Curacao, at one time used as restaurant; Aircraft Off-Airport

30Jul11
USFS cancels contract with Aero Union 'WIE', all P-3s recalled to Sacramento; updated my Visit to Chico (2008)

25Jul11
Ray Rogers remembered having his picture taken in the 1980s next to C-119 N3267U.

24Jul11
Jason Pineau wrote me about a revisit to the Beech 18 wreck at Sawmill Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

23Jul11
Fred Barnes sent me a photo update of Catalina CF-UAW at Victoria, B.C.; Photos by Friend & Guests (30)

22Jul11
Dirk Septer wrote me some background on the specialised tasks of BT67 (DC-3) ZS-ASN, see Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada

20Jul11
DC-3 N134D still at Florala,AL and yet to move to the Zephyrhills World War II Barracks Museum, updated Photos by Friend & Guests (28)
Updated my Convair page with images of G-CONV at Carluke

18Jul11
Report of visit to AirBase Museum at Coventry (UK) 18Jun2011
George D. Hanson shares his memories on early Alaska aviation, in particular about his father Virgil Hanson, see Early Alaska Aviation

17Jul11
Dirk Septer sent me photo-proof of DHC-3T C-GHAG fully restored from damages, not a wrinkle in sight! See Dirk Septer's (2) page

16Jul11
Dirk Septer sent me a 1997 photo of Basler BT-67 ZS-ASN on assignment in Smithers (B.C.), added onto Dirk Septer's (2) page

15Jul11
The immaculate Douglas DC-6B V5-NCG is still for sale; see Photos by Friend & Guests (30)

14Jul11
Added a report on visit to Edinburgh's National Museum of Flight, at East Fortune, on 12Jun2011

12Jul11
Dietmar Schreiber shares his fine air-to-air image of Ju.52 (Casa 352) HB-HOY on Photos by Friend & Guests (30)

11Jul11
Arnold Begeman came across BT67 C-GEAJ and sent a photo to show it has been given a nice paintjob; Photos by Friend & Guests (30)

08Jul11
Kevin Moore corrected me on a type, introducing to me a type I hadn't heard of before: the Lioré et Olivier LéO 21. See Hémet Collection (2)

07Jul11
Jack Crawshaw took some photos recently of what remains of Avro York CF-HMX on Hall Beach; the images were sent to me by Dr. Stéphane Guevremont, Aviation Historian, Vice-President, CAHS YYC - see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

03Jul11
Ref restoration Lockheed L-12 c/n 1306 (previously displayed at MLM as L2-38, ex/ OY-AOV), updated my MLM 2006 page with some pics

02Jul11
John Staber reacted on Terry Fletcher's contribution, and sent a glorious photo of his Colonial Skimmer N6595K. See Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Also added on Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests an update by Udo Krause on the repaint of Electra C-FIJX.

01Jul11
A few photos taken at the Aviodrome on 29Jun2011

25Jun11
Added a photo about a C-119 mishap, sent by Alex Money, from the familyrecords. See C-119 Info Page (2). Chuck Lunsford managed to provide the identity and location of mishap.
Former Air Atlantique L.188 'Reeve Illusion' N2RK is now under conversion as C-FIJX with Buffalo Airways: Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
DC-6BF N600UA landed gear up in Cold Bay,AK ,12Jun11; photo by John Maxwell added on Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

06Jun11
Added an image of Catalina CF-MIR showing the magnetometer installation, added onto Jacques Hémet's webpage

04Jun11
Dean Alexander Brown wrote me a reaction on an aviation pioneer on Lars Opland's page
Fred Wallis sent me an action shot of Conair Tanker 55 dumping a fire retardent load, added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

30May11
Terry Fletcher sent me a photo of the remarkable Colonial C-1 Skimmer, of c/n 1 no less... Added Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

28May11
TRAVEL- added 2 pages Moscow 2011 - walking the streets and Moscow, more and venturing outside the city

20May11
Martin 'JoJo' Prince Jr sent a photo of DHC-2 N39303 'refurbished'..; Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

19May11
Added a photo of Yak-52 C-GGBK to Dirk Septer's webpage

13May11
Nige Howarth sent a 1993 list of sightings at Greybull which I used to update my page Greybull Logreport

11May11
F.27 Friendship Story, produced on CD-Rom by Jan Homma and Hans Groen, the history, operators and the production list; item added on various pages including F.27 VH-NLS arrives at Lelystad

08May11
Jacques Hémet sent an update for the Aero Service Corp page, images of the Caravelle used at the time
Final updates made to the Soviet Air Force Museum at Monino

07May11
Have added a pictorial report on my april visit to the Soviet Air Force Museum at Monino; will need to add some data on some warbirds

02May11
John Olafson sent a recent photo of Buffalo's CL-215 C-GDHN at Kelowna, added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

01May11
Is Ras Al Khaimah a rogue state? A recent document brings Victor Bout's involvement with RAK (where two of his planes are stored) to light. Updated my VB- Wing Air page
Russell Legg has a photo update and strong theory on identity of 'PK-IAJ' at Surabaya, see HERE...

29Apr11
Mary Massa-Wilson found proof on film that her father Thomas A. Wilson was on the flight of the first Convair, the 'John Forrest', to Australia in 1948; Page 25 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Robin Weber sent me a 1996 YELLOWKNIFER article on the preservation of Wardair Bristol Freighter CF-TFX, Yellowknife 2006 (2)
Added a note since reading up about Lambair.

27Apr11
Mark Wade sent some airtanker pics taken at Chico,Ca in 1983; added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

13Apr11
Updated with translation and another photo the mystery of DC-3 on rooftop of Circuit Hotel in KenPark, Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests And included the item in the Search For gallery.
Added two more photos (one of which a Bloch 120) the Jacques Hémet's Collection

12Apr11
Russell Legg 'discovered' a DC-3 on a rooftop in Kenn Park, Surabaya; which one is this? See Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

10Apr11
Mary Wilson Massa sent me the crewlist of the delivery flight CV240 VH-TAQ, the names don't identify all those on the photo on Photos by Friends & Guest 25

09Apr11
Carlos Gomez sent air-to-air images by Ugo Vicenzi of DC-7 N836D, added Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

08Apr11
Ralph Requea sent a photo and memories of 1960s at Amsterdam doing training; added Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated Jacques Hémet's Collection page with 2 photos of 1930s Fokker aircraft
Wikileaks revealed new Victor Bout airline name: WING AIR

07Apr11
Donna Clayson wrote in 2007 an article on a 1929 Fokker, which I added to CF-AAM's writing on Winnipeg's aviation museum
Donna Clayson (of Whitehorse) compiled an extensive article on CF-CPY, see my 2003 visit to Whitehorse & CF-CPY

05Apr11
While 'binning' a load of aviation magazines I came across a 3-2007 Aeroplane Monthly issue featuring a fine article on the Martin Mars by Dirk Septer; scanned it in .pdf format
In the same issue I found an excellent article about SURVEY FLYING IN CANADA, which I added to my Red Lake 2007 webpage

04Apr11
Frits Klinkhamer made a useful index (MS Exel format), one he found lacking, for the DC-3 'bible' "The First Seventy Years", look for his portfolio, bottom page

03Apr11
After a considerable period of dogged research, Mary Wilson found confirmation that the statement her father made last year, that he'd been on board the first delivery Convair CV240 to Trans Australia Airlines (TAA), was in fact true!
Updated the item on Questions & Answers and Photos by Friends & Guests (25)

02Apr11
Dennis Fisher sent me a photo of the crashsite of Casa 212 C-FDKM: Page 27 of Photos by Friends & Guests

Vern Walde also sent photos of this sad event, added onto Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

01Apr11
BLOG: opened a new page for 2011 2nd quarter

31Mar11
Bob Lavigne sent me a few images of DHC-2 Beavers taken at Armstrong,Ont. in Oct.2010; added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests

30Mar11
A legal representative, Henry Page of Penlaw SELARL (Paris, France) contacted MidPhase / Westhost.com, with objection to reference of one David Tokoph on OSTEND AIRPORT/ARMS' RUNNING (a copied, archived page from website www.cleanostend.com. Today my webhosting service MidPhase contacted me and directed me to remove certain paragraphs of said webpage, threatening to close my website down, to which I complied (I have no issue with this Mr Tokoph, in fact I've never heard of him and have no facts to support the claims on the webpage previously copied)

29Mar11
Added a photo and history on DC-3 F-ODQL on webpage of Jacques Hemet

27Mar11
A photo by Dan Gudmundsson opens a mystery of a damaged, ditched Canso (probably 1969 or 1970) in Canada; added on Abandoned Wrecks of the North.
On that same page Tom Frook shares his memories on the crash of F.27 C-FGNG at Resolute Bay.

24Mar11
TRAVEL: added a photo report dedicated to a recent visit to Edinburgh, Scotland

22Mar11
Added an image of DC-6B YK-AEC on Ron Mak's propliner page
Steve Woolfrey sent some interesting links, as an update to fate of L.188 Eectra CF-NAZ / C-GNZD on Neville Webb's page here

18Mar11
Alexandre Avrane, Matt Miller and Aad van der Voet have managed to establish, with a high degree of certaint,y the identity of the surviving DC-6 at Sana'a as recently publish on Ron Mak's propliner page on this website

16Mar11
John Stewart sent me a photo of DC-3 CF-PWH taken during its operational days, added to Aviation Museum at Langley, B.C.
Added a photo on Jacques Hemet's portfolio, shows what is likely to be a Farman, leaving Paris for London.

14Mar11
Klaus Hoppe sent me a photo of an YS-11 on Off-Airport location, in use (?) as restaurant

13Mar11
Added photos of a C-46 and of stored propliners in Sana'a on Ron Mak's Propliner Portfolio (2)
TRAVEL: added pages on a recent weekend to London (UK) in Feb.2011,
THE CITY OF WESTWINSTER AND WHITECHAPPEL
WALKING THE STREETS
WALKING THE STREETS BY NIGHT
THE TOWER OF LONDON

28Feb11
Relics found in a salvage yard in Denver,CO open Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests; photos by Sean Keating

25Feb11
Received a photo for my Off Airport gallery, not a propliner but because of its cuteness included this bird at the Collegeville Pit Stop, Mini Golf, Go Carts and Arcade...

21Feb11
Alan Eyre sent me interesting facts on a DH.9 seen on Jacques Hemet's page

20Feb11
Harry Cole sent me a nice update with photos of ST-CJR, a DC-4 in use as clubhouse in Nouakchott. Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
Photos sent by Jacques Hémet added onto his personal page (Ce.185 wreck) and his collection page (Junker 2)

18Feb11
Bob Cameron provided information for my Abandoned Wrecks of the North, concerning the C-47 near Snag,Yukon and completing info on list of accidents covered in Denny McCartney's book "Picking up the Pieces". As well as a remark on the F.27 wreck at Resolute Bay.

13Feb11
Two photos added, of C-47s, from Frits Klinkhamer's collection

11Feb11
David Tuttle responded to my request for better images of the C-82 N208M wreck

10Feb11
Added 2 vintage deHavilland images from Jacques Hémet collection

09Feb11
Updated the item on Ron Hargrove's hauling DC-3's and parts to Florala,AL - Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

02Feb11
Ron Hargrove wrote me with news on DC-3s in the Deep South, see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

30Jan11
John Szalay sent me a Google Earth screendump in relation to the C-97 at Unalakleet; Off Airport, N.America
Roy wrote me a follow up on C-119s under preservation in Kentucky

25Jan11
On 'Classic-Propliners' forum (at yahoogroups.com) Brian Maddison identified a Boeing C-97 hulk as (ex) N4580Q; added it to my page Off Airport, N.America
Henk Geerlings went to Darwin last year and spotted some remains of C-47s, added Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

24Jan11
Dan Warren has boought Beech C-45G N25WK and intend to restore it; photos were forwarded to me by Sam Warren and added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

22Jan11
TRAVEL: added a report on Sep.2010 trip to the Greater Vancouver area and Vancouver Island

18Jan11
Created a new "Search For" page.

17Jan11
Through Mike Clayton and Greg Thom I received a pic by Russ Legg of HS.748 PK-IHJ, now reg'd as EX-DLT, see HERE...
Austin J. Brown sent me an image of the one and only Douglas DC-1, see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
Added that same page some photos by Timo de Vries taken on a visit to Kiev last year.

16Jan11
Ron Mak sent another image, showing 3 Aero B Venezuela DC-6's, added to his propliner page here.
Roy wrote me an update on C-119 N15505 under preservation in Kentucky
Bill McClinton has some C-119 memories to share, see C-119 Info Page (2)
Greg Hamilton identified the Bellanca CH N224x on Lars Opland's page, as NC224E s/n 121.

16Jan11
Martin Pole wrote an interesting update in the search for indentification of a Nassau-sunken DC-3: Nassau DC-3's... submerged!

15Jan11
Udo Krause sent some photos of a shot up, derelict Beech 18 at Fairbanks and we're looking for its identity... HERE...

14Jan11
Through several contributions we've reached a satisfying result on the mystery of 'N480MA', updated Photos by Friends & Guests (28) accordingly
Added a 2009 photo by Udo Krause of C-46R N1845M for my page on Alaska's Early Aviation - Cordova Airlines
Added two Grumman Mallard photos sent by Jacques Hémet on his page.

13Jan11
Ron Mak responded with an image of DC-6 YV-290C to the mystery of 'N480MA', see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

12Jan11
Ron Whipple sent me some images and memories of how he'd come across C-117D at NAS Midway Island and left his marks.. HERE.

11Jan11
Lewis Grant sent me an image of DC-6 N480MA and asked me to help to research that tailnumber, as it is unknown in reference books. Image on Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

10Jan11
Received a photo by an unknown photographer of DHC-3 SX-ARO in dire straights... See Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

05Jan11
Completing my reports of my trip to the Greater Vancouver area and Vancouver Island, I've added My Visit to Sealand Aviation at Campbell River,BC

04Jan11
The quest for identification of an Alaskan aviation pioneer continues... See Lars Opland's page on this website

02Jan11
Connor Spurling wrote me an anecdore referring to C-133 N199AB, added onto C-133 seen by Stu Sibitzky

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!
Happy New Year!!!
NOTE- for the past few weeks I have been engaged in installing a new pc, this takes time and life in general has its many distractions too in this month. As yet I am not fully up-and-running, as I am having difficulties with some software (ran perfectly in Windows XP but Windows 7 is new to me), settings need to be reinstalled and I have to get a grip on new software (Live Mail, Photoshop Elements 9, etc). It will take me into the new year to get organized.

31Dec10
Lewis Grant also commented on the Hastings c/n list

30Dec10
Tom McGhee wrote me an addition to the Hastings c/n list

29Dec10
Jack E. Hammond wrote me something, with a link, for my C-119 Info Page.

NOTE- for the past two weeks I have been engaged in installing a new pc, this takes time and life in general has its many distractions too in this month. As yet I am not fully up-and-running, as I am having difficulties with some software (ran perfectly in Windows XP but Windows 7 is new to me), settings need to be reinstalled and I have to get a grip on new software (Live Mail, Photoshop Elements 9, etc). It will take me into the new year to get organized.

15Dec10
Dirk Septer sent me 3 images of DHC-6 Twin Otters, added HERE.. and a damaged DHC-3 C-GHAG HERE...
Ernie Szelepcsenyi had a look on HS.748s in Ontario, from above... See Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

10Dec10
One more of DC-3 PH-PBA in its new colourscheme, Photos by Friends & Guests (28) by Paul, during take off today from EHAM.

09Dec10
Fred Streep and Paul van den Berg sent me a photos of DC-3 PH-PBA in its new colourscheme, Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

08Dec10
Added a page dedicated to a Sep.2010 visit to the British Columbia Aviation Museum (BCAM) in Victoria, BC
Dirk Septer sent me two images (CV440 & TC-45) recently taken in the Caribbean

07Dec10
Revisited Langley's Canadian Museum of Flight

05Dec10
Updated my page Alaska- Early Aviation with a history of Westair Transport

04Dec10
Solved: mystery of CF-ECS see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
Ron Mak confirmed the identity of the Canso on Jacques Hémet's page as indeed being C-FMIR
Updated my Q&A page with an interesting question about identity of a KLM L.049 Constellation intended, and painted, for swiss Air Lines.
Rich Hulina sent me a selection of Beavers and Otters at Sioux Lookout,Ont - Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

02Dec10
Wendy Page, of Chathams Pacific, sent me a photo by John King showing DC-3 A3-AWP recently after its restoration: Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
The mystery of 2 CF-ECS registered Convairs, please see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)

28Nov10
Fred Barnes noticed on my Vancouver B.C and Vancouver Island, Sep.2010 report DHC-3 N2634Y mentioned and sent a 1999 image; added to that page.
Updated the page on Catalina/Canso A CF-DIL, with details found on the Web about its history
Added Canso pics to the page where Don McDonald looks back on his flying career
Added Canso pics to Jacques Hémet's webpage

26Nov10
Added an account of my visit to Vancouver B.C and Vancouver Island, Sep.2010
Added a DC-3 having its wing 'pulled' on Jacques Hemet's page 1

25Nov10
Added on Jacques Hemet's page a photo of Junkers W34s in Bolivia
Updated my page Conair at Abbotsford visit 2006 with a write up by Jerry Vernon, quoting Conair's John Laing and writer Linc Alexander on airtanker details.

19Nov10
Dennis Fisher sent me an image of CASA 212 Aviocar C-FDKM, operated by Fugro; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (27)
Also added a DC-3 F-GEOA on Jacques Hemet's page 1 and an unidentified Catalina (in 1969) on his no.2 page

16Nov10
Viktor Bout has been extradited to the US, see Victor Bout: where did he go.? To Jail!

13Nov10
Updated the Beech 18 wreck near Sawmill Bay,NWT item with a suggestion by Bob Parmerter

12Nov10
Added a mystery Beech 18 wreck near Sawmill Bay,NWT on the Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North page

10Nov10
Added a photo on the Lars Opland Photocollection page, of Gordon McKenzie in one of the Star Pacemakers.

09Nov10
Added another photo of Do-28 F-BTCU to Jacques Hémet's webpage, explaining the cause of wreckage
Added a photo on Lars Opland's page, an addition in the attempt to identify a certain Pioneer Pilot in Alaska.

08Nov10
Added a photo of Do-28 F-BTCU to Jacques Hémet's webpage on Hémet Exploration aircraft

02Nov10
Dirk Septer wrote about a (re)visit to a Canso wreck site in 2009, added onto Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Also added to Dirk's webpage a 2009 photo of CL-66 N4AX, stored at Calgary-YYC airport and a 2008 photo of CV440 N912AL on Dirk's Caribbean Propliners page, as seen on San Juan-SJU.

01Nov10
More photos from 1973-1974 added to Frits Klinkhamer's page

31Oct10
Added a photo of C-53D CU-T127 (Aero Caribbean), by Frits Klinkhamer, on his dedicated webpage

29Oct10
Andre Cantin sent me some images from DHC-3T N9758N, taken in 2000, the year it was destroyed; added Photos by Friends & Guests (27)

28Oct10
Added a page dedicated to a brief visit on 07JUL2010 to the Danske Tekniske Museum in Helsingor, Denmark

27Oct10
Timo de Vries sent 3 photos taken at this summer's EAA Airventure, added Photos by Friends & Guests (27)

25Oct10
Added a photoreport on 26Jun2010 visit to the Flygvapenmuseum Malmen (Linkoping,Sweden)

23Oct10
While adding another photo to Jacques Hémet's collection on this website, I decided to divide the Hémet aircraft to one page and other aircraft from Jacques' collection to another.
Hank Redding provided the crashreport for C-119 52-5886, C-119 Information Page (1)
Dirk Septer detailed some history of DC-3 CF-PWH on Sean Keating's page here and I've added 2 (2006) photos of Hercs on Dirk's webpage.

19Oct10
Alejandro Nedstrom sent me a recent photo of KC-97L TK.123-03 preserved at Cuatro Vientos (Madrid) air museum, HERE...

18Oct10
Added bushplane images taken by Martin "Joe Joe" Prince Jr at Lake Hood 25Jul10, added onto his portfolio and Photos by Friends & Guests (27)

17Oct10
Phil Matievic wrote a comment on C-119 131706, added onto C-119 Info Page (2)

15Oct10
Contributions by Jean-François de Toledo and Roger Soupart, -DC-3s then & now-, added onto photo of a mystery wreck
Photo sent by Jean-François de Toledo was removed as he did not hold the copyright.

15Oct10
Andrew Gibson sent me a photo of a mystery wreck at Yellowknife NWT, requesting help to identify it. Fortunately it was a 737, not a 'propliner'.

12Oct10
Some nice historic images of Fokker F.VIIs (H-NADP & H-NAEA) added onto the showcase of Jacques Hémet
Taigh Ramey sent some nice air-to-air pics of Vintage Aircraft projects; added onto Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27

11Oct10
Dietmar Schreiber sent some Alska propliner pics take this summer; added onto Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27
And Mike Bursell sent me images of a C-47 gateguard at overgrown Zeljava AB, Croatia, also on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27

10Oct10
Added a photo of DC-3 TT-EAA Air Tchad on Jacques Hémet's webpage.
Dirk Septer sent a photo of Beech 3NM C-FWWV, taken at Yellowknife

08Oct10
Terry Fletcher sent me an image of C-117 N27TN, stored (Jun2010) at Wasilla. Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27

07Oct10
Dirk Septer came across some Conair Firecats (aerial firefighters) at Yellowknife this year; Dirk's Page

06Oct10
Updated Don McDonald's propliners memories with identity of the leased in DC-4
Robert Lavigne found the crumbled frame of DHC-2 C-GAJU recently, see Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27
Added images to the website on Hémet Exploration

01Oct10
Don McDonald shares his propliner days, a 1970s report signals the start HERE..

30Sep10
Tony Reynolds wrote me a question about the name of a Beech 18 operator in 1970s in NW Ontario, added to my Questions and Answers Page
Ron Mak sent a photo of deHavilland Dove PH-MAC and would welcome fate and history details of this Dove; see HERE
Steve Payoncheck wrote me a contribution for the C-119 Info Page (2)
Dirk Septer sent a 2007 image of Kenn Borek's BT67 C-FMKB

28Sep10
Dirk Septer sent me some photos of BT-67 C-GEAI while based at Yellowknife in 2007.
Paul van den Berg wrote a contribution to the thread about N711TD / I-COFR / N242AG on Parco Tematico dell' Aviazione (Aviation Theme Park) in Rimini

26Sep10
Fernand van de Plas wrote me a response on the DC-3 in the Parco Tematico dell' Aviazione (Aviation Theme Park) in Rimini

23Sep10
Updated my Martinair page
Christoph Küberl visited the Parco Tematico dell' Aviazione (Aviation Theme Park) in Rimini and he inspected the door of the mystery DC-3 N242AG; he found something interesting.

22Sep10
Jacques Hémet sent me a 1930s photo of a type I'd never heard of, nor of the airline: Caproni Borea C-308 of Ala Littoria.

21Sep10
Marco sent a photo to show IL-18D UP-I1801 still active (by Jan.2010); added Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
Rolf Larsson sent a photo to show that the Beech 18 at Cannes airport (France) has yet been repainted again, also on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
Matthew Anderson opens a new page Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27 with a photo of Constellation CF-TGE preserved at Boeing's Museum of Flight.

23Aug10
Stefan Krause set the record straight on some of the 727 histories, Photos of Jetliners, by Friends & Guests
Martin Prince Jr sent me some photos of DHC-2 Beavers arriving at Bethel,AK, Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

22Aug10
Updated Victor Bout: where did he go? To jail! with the news of Thai court now rules an approval for VB's extradition to the US

21Aug10
George Chomokovski sent me some photos taken at Gimli, see Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

20Aug10
Finally got the Alaska aviation pioneer Ed Young positively identified on a photo on Lars Opland's webpage
Mack Twamley wrote me his experiences of flying as a passenger in the C-119 and C-46, in the good ol'days; see C-119 Info Page (2)

17Aug10
John Olafson sent me images of Conair Tanker 460 in action, Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

16Aug10
Arnold Begeman sent photos from newly acquired L.188 C-FIJX at Buffalo's facility in Red Deer, Alberta: Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

15Aug10
I've added the quest for identity DC-3 'PKIAJ' @Surabaya to the Mystery Files, see HERE...

14Aug10
Fred de Ruiter asked me to help identify a DC-3 'PK-IAJ' he'd seen at Surabaya, Indonesia; see Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
TRAVEL: finished my account of a recent first visit to Scandinavia in june & july 2010 (no propliners):
Denmark & Sweden
Norway
Going home; Sweden & Denmark (Kronborg Castle)

13Aug10
Unlucky 13: a C-47B on roadtransport from the air museum in Best to Katwijk, to serve as a prop in a musical, was severely damaged passing a bridge... Roger Soupart and www.nu.nl supplied the images, see Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
Dirk Septer sent me the 'Canadian Aviator'-article he wrote on the last flight of Bristol Freighter C-GYQS and which is featured on the page dedicated to Sean Keatings Propliner recollections.

12Aug10
Bill Bailey sent a photo of Grumman Mallard N2945 to help identify one on Jacques Hémet's page
Sharon Penprase wrote a reaction on the 'unknown bushpilot' on Lars Opland's webpage
Photos sent by Ron Mak added onto his propliner page and Guestphotos of Jetliners

11Aug10
Two photos added on Jacques Hémet page: Hémet Exploration hangar from the air and Fokker F.VIIIb/3m OO-AIL
Added Prose and Poetry for those we care to remember

08Aug10
John Stewart and Graham Robson sent me images from that unique event: The Last Time, DC-3 gathering at Rock Falls. See Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

07Aug10
Added the Found Aircraft Production List to a photo I had of a Found bushplane, here

04Aug10
Henk Geerlings sent me a few images of Cessna Ce.195s from his archives; Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
Linda Burchett Blythe sent an update for the Aero Service Corp page, about her father Harry P. Burchett

02Aug10
Graham Robson provided pictorial proof for the 2008 image of a C-119 hulk at the National Airparts yard, C-119 Info Page (2)

31Jul10
Updates on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26 by Roger Soupart (2x Breguet) and Del Mitchell (C-123 54-683)
Added images on Images from the archives of Jacques Hémet
Added C-119 inages by Del Mitchell on my C-119 Info Page (2), with a request to identify<
Added a 2008 image of BT-67 C-GEAJ, taken by Dirk Septer on his portfolio here
Added a batch of photos take at Manilla (MNL) by Ron Mak on his photopage

29Jul10
Since he has become a regular contributor, I created a page: Images from the archives of Jacques Hémet

27Jul10
Would anybody be able to identify the type of aircraft by the cabin shown on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26

21Jul10
Jacques Hémet sent me a scan of a 1963 repairform on DC-3 N569R, added to the dossier The Search for Douglas DC-3 ECT-025

19Jul10
Stef Bailis confirmed the identity of a Martin 404 wreck at Saipan as seen on my page Photos by Friends & Guests (6)
Jacques Hémet sent me a photo of TT-EAB at N'Djamena a long time ago, added to Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
Ron Cuskelly wrote me a correction on the history of Buffalo's DC-4 C-GPSH, see Yellowknife 2006

14Jul10
Updates on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26 by Ken Swartz (Hughes' S-43 Sikorsky) and John Olafson (Air Spray L.188 C-FZCS in new livery).

11Jul10
Joe Hazelwood read the article by Karl Hayes on Autec's C-47 N845S and shares his memories of his flight on board N845S.
Frank Lang, who flew the 'Dutch Connie' from Arizona to the Netherlands in 2002, passed away early yesterday in a hospital in Houston, where he had been staying with his son. R.I.P.

10Jul10
John Staber confirmed the identity of a stored seaplane as a Lake Buccaneer, on Dirk Septer's Caribbean page

09Jul10
Opened page 26 of Photos by Friends and Guests with contributions by James Gaffey (DC-3 N57123 on new location: Oshkosh), Dirk Septer (N877MG with a nose job) and a vintage C-47 photo sent by Jacques Hémet .

18Jun10
Added a photo by Fred de Ruiter of DH Dove XJ350 (preserved as PH-MAD at the Aviodrome), see Photos by Friends and Guests (25).

15Jun10
Craig Smith sent an image of C-54 N8502R on station at Wendover,NV - Photos by Friends and Guests (25).

14Jun10
Memories by Hans Beunk on Cameroon Air Transport and flying DH Dove TJ-ACE, ex/ PH-MAD
Arjen Burgart sent me a photo of YS-11 P4-YSA roadside restaurant at Curacao, taken in June 2010, which shows a bit of paint and titles added. See Photos by Friends and Guests (25).

11Jun10
Martin Prince Jr sent images of DHC-2 N720 in a new colourscheme, added to his Portfolio Page 2

08Jun10
Added photos by Roger Soupart, Henk Geerlings and Ron Mak to Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

07Jun10
Chuck Lunsford compiled an answers on Kurt's query, below: C-119 Info Page (2)
Aircraft parts in the weeds, -an outer flap?-, needs identifying.. Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
Another attempt to find confirmation and details on Mary Massa-Wilson's father, Tom Wilson, who must have been on board one of the first ConvairLiner delivery flights to Australia; Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

06Jun10
Kurt Blackmar sent me an interesting Vietnam C-119 gunship question - see C-119 Info Page (2)

01Jun10
Hopefully the last update on the C-119 forward fuselage for sale by Ed Rachanski in Nevada; see C-119 Info Page (2)
Bob Boscarelli wrote me his memories of C-117D 'Echo Xray 281' I've seen in Iceland 2007

29May10
Chuck Lunsford and Ted Quackenbush found out the true identity of the C-119 forward fuselage for sale by Ed Rachanski in Nevada; see C-119 Info Page (2).

27May10
Arnold Begeman sent a nice image of Nolinor's CV580(F) C-GNRL and new livery for AirSpray's L.188 C-GZCF: Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

26May10
Bill de Creeft sold his 1929 Travelair S6000B NC9084, updated my Alaska 2006 page.

24May10
Ed Rachanski, Korean War veteran, has a restored Fairchild C-119 fuselage and because he is getting on in age, is looking for a new home for it. C-119 Info Page (2).

23May10
Corrected the Links Page on broken links

21May10
C-119G N5216R still survives at Battle Mountain,NV - as David Schmitt's photos show Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

19May10
Added images by John Olafson, Jacques Hémet, Dr Péter Moys and Tom Wray to Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

18May10
Fernand van de Plas sent me a unique photo of C-119s in maintenance with SABENA; fitted nicely onto C-119 Info Page (2)
Terry Murphy sent a photo of a United Air Cargo Kenya DC-7 N2977, see Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
Dennis Fisher sent a photo of DHC-6 Twin Otter C-FVEG, also added Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

17May10
Vyacheslav Smigunov sent me a welcome update on the poor looking BE-6 in the Ukraine, HERE..

16May10
Tom Seaton wrote me an update on present condition of C-82 N208M wreckage in Alaska, HERE...
Bob Hunter returned from Kuranda Market with pictures from DC-3 VH-AEO: Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

15May10
Added 2 photos of DC-3 PT-BFU by Vito Cedrini on Photos by Friends& Guests (25)

14May10
Dirk Septer wrote in 2002 an article about the Martin Mars: God of Rain
Added 2 photos which I found in a long forgotten box: KNIL B-25 and Italian AF C-53; page 25 of Photos by Friends& Guests

13May10
Opening page 25 of Photos by Friends& Guests ; contributions by Henk Geerlings, DC-3 N33623.

12May10
Another image surfaced of the C-47 wreck near Snag airstrip (Yukon), see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

11May10
Added a few vintage photos to Schiphol, the Ol'Days

10May10
Added a photo by André Bonacin of Viscount PP-SRJ on my Off-Airport page
Updated Victor Bout: where did he go? To jail!

09May10
Richard Vandervord sent me in Feb.2010 some recent images of preserved C-119 in Marrakech, Marocco.
Added on C-119 Info Page (2).
Kenneth Swartz sent some images of Airborne Support Inc propliners at Houma,LA; see Page 24 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Even stored propliners are endangeried species at some airports, e.g. Santo Domingo: Page 24 of Photos by Friends & Guests

08May10
There is, or rather was, another Avro York (CF-HFP) suitable for mention on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.

06May10
Updated my page Airline Remembered: Nationwide Aircharter with some BAC 1-11 photos
Received a question on exact location of crash Avro York CF-HMV 29Sep1955, see Questions and Answers

05May10
Franz A. Vajda sent me info to update C-119 Info (1) Page and C-119 Kaiser-Frazer Mystery page
Rouger Soupart sent some fine photos of a Junkers Ju-52 preserved at Bodø, Page 24 of Photos by Friends & Guests

04May10
A DC-3 was seen spreading oil dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, which one is this? HERE...

30Apr10
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added Skyservice Airlines
Received a request for C-82 & C-119 checklist to enable flying them on Microsoft Flight Simulator.. screendumps on the C-119 Info Page (2)

28Apr10
On 22Oct09 Sam Warren Jr sent me an astonishing photo of a DC-4 landing on a van, which was added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21). I added a suggestion for its identity...

28Apr10
Jacques Hémet sent some nice photos again! See Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24
Canso fuselage, RCAF 9825, from the Harold Carlaw Memorial Military Museum has been acquired by Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum; updated Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

27Apr10
Found an interesting and detailed history on Norseman CF-EIH, see my page on Edmonton's Alberta Aviation Museum

26Apr10
Matthew Anderson sent me a pictorial update on the YS-11 as restaurant on Sint Maarten
Found an update on CF-GHX in Shirlee Matheson's book, see Neville Web's page
Updated my page MK Airlines Remembered

23Apr10
Added some photos to SCHIPHOL - The Old Days

22Apr10
In the TRAVEL gallery I added a 1989 page of a trip to FRANCE 1989

21Apr10
Rolf Larsson, Damon Edwards, Andy Martin and Peter Layne all sent DC-3 images, which were added to Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24
Updated Charlie's DC-3 preserved at Pernambuco, Brasil -once being NC15592- question

20Apr10
Added a B-24 Bomber wreckage on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.
Charlie Pyles shed a different light on DC-3 preserved at Pernambuco, Brasil once being NC15592
Corrected the c/n of DC-3 TG-AMA (Aviateca) on my page Ron's Propliners (2)

19Apr10
In the TRAVEL gallery I added a 1988 page of a trip to FRANCE
Capt. Frank Lang, who ferried the 'Dutch Connie' from Arizona to the Netherlands in 2002, passed away in 2008; Herman Kolff showed me the message and I updated that Connie page with details of Mr Lang's impressive career.

17Apr10
Updated my Braniff Remembered page with some AMS material

16Apr10
Reeve's DC-3 N91016 was spotted on the Aleutians, surviving, see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

15Apr10
Found some history on DC-3 CF-CPY to update the item on ALCAN 2003 Page 4

14Apr10
Newspaper article about a C-46 making an emergency landing at Cobourg (Canada), link at Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

11Apr10
Updated my 2006 Vancouver-South Seaplane Base page with news that West Coast Air is being gobbled up by Harbour Air
Added a link on Off-airport Asia & Pacific page for update on changed livery DC-3 ZK-APK.
John Olafson sent me a nice Beech 18 (N62936 / CF-BCE) update & history: Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

09Apr10
Ken Keber sent me his memories of having flown as a kid in N1837M, see Alaska 2003.

08Apr10
Added in my Airlines Remembered gallery a page on Channel Express

07Apr10
Reading a chapter titled The Great Escape, in a book written by Shirlee Smith Matheson 'Flying the Frontiers' Vol.3, (a.o.) about Barry Davidson, made we put an update on the Nanton Lancaster Museum page ref. the Blenheim Bomber / Davidson memorial.

06Apr10
The Lancaster Museum in Nanton,Alberta will be renamed Bomber Command Museum of Canada (eff May 2010)
Updated my Remember: Flying Tigers page with some books I've been reading on the subject.

05Apr10
Brian Phillips sent his 'Croydon 1940s' memories, added here...
Interested in buying a PBY-5A amphibian? Check out Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

04Apr10
Picking Up The Pieces by Denny McCartney is recommended reading! About the days when they patched up broken planes in Canada's (Arctic) North to bring'em home for final repairs. See bottom of page Abandoned Plane wrecks of the North.

03Apr10
Photos by Arnold Begeman and Ben Cogger added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

02Apr10
John Benton wrote me a nice update on the last operational US Navy C-118, see my Check Six page
Darrell Knight sent me a fine photo and used the opportunity to advertise his latest book, about his flying & Buffalo Airways! See Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24

01Apr10
Started a new Yearly Quarter for my BLOG (others filed under 2009Q4 & 2010Q1)
Due to an injury (see BLOG) updates will be infrequent as from now, maybe for weeks to come
DC-7B N836D: fine photos added here...

29Mar10
Bob Reid sent some DC-4 images from Mesa's Falcon Field, added here...

27Mar10
Received an updated (Nov.2009) log report from the aircraft on display at Beijing's aviation museum, the one I still refer to as the Datangshan aviation museum.
Received a photographic update (showing scaffolding) on the Starliner restoration project by Lufthansa at Auburn,ME
Added some DC-3 material from DownUnder, thanks to Graeme Mills, see Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24.

24Mar10
Added history details I scanned in .pdf format to a wrecked C-119 cockpit (N2700) I saw in the UK in 2003

20Mar10
Martin Prince Jr shows a new Beech 18 operator at Bethel,AK... HERE
Dirk Septer sent some photos of Four Star Cargo in San Juan,PR taken 24Jan2010, HERE

19Mar10
Updated my Questions & Answers page

18Mar10
Created a page on a visit 10Mar10 to Aviodrome Air Museum and an Index page for the various visits here over the years

15Mar10
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Al Mahatta (Aviation) Museum in Sharjah, U.A.E. on 17Feb2010.

14Mar10
Phil Gies opens a new page of Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24...

12Mar10
Dirk Septer sent several interesting images recently taken in the Caribbean, see Dirk Septer's Caribbean Propliner Page

10Mar10
Ron Mak sent me a nice smokey start up of DC-6 G-APSA in livery of KLM, added to his portfolio on this website

09Mar10
Chris Pasley sent images of C-54 N99AS being scrapped at Mesa's Falcon Field, see Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)

08Mar10
Ken Swartz sent me some May'05 images of HS.748's I saw (2009) ending up at a salvage yard in Arnprior, Ontario; Ken's images I added onto Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)

06Mar10
C-46 C-GIBX 'lives on'... on a shirt! See bottom page Gimli 2007

05Mar10
Arny Silverman sent me photos of a ride in WACO UPF-7 CF-LEF, added Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)

03Mar10
Phil Brooks sent me an interesting article about a DC-3 disaster averted.. Added on Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
Chet Eleveld sent me this image of DC-3 N63440 (also the subject on another page), here's a start...

02Mar10
Updated the page on the mystery of disappearance of DC-3 ECT-025

01Mar10
Updated my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North by photo and information I found in Richard Mosse's portfolio THE FALL

28feb10
Stef Bailis identified a L.749 on the Question & Answers page, a Connie which wa seized in Winder,GA in 1974
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a French Air Force (?) C-47 photo, unable to explain the '6 WSAC' code on the aircraft, HERE...
Nanne Dijkstra was among those who solved Frits' question and Nanne also sent in a photo (same page).

27feb10
Pat Ford sent me his memories of L.188 C-FVFH (Red Deer Revisited), of the times it was delivered to the L.A.Dodgers

26feb10
If (if!) Click Airways (of Kyrgyzstan) is Viktor Bout related, what rubs off on Sharjah-based RUS Aviation?
Dirk Septer sent some 2007 images taken from DC-3 PP-SQO / PT-KUD abandoned at Aruba, see his Propliners in the Caribbean webpage here.

24feb10
Kelly Walker sent me a photo of Churchill's C-46, taken the day it had crashed; Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
In a recent article about Victor Bout another airline is named in connection to his activities: Samar Air or Samar Airlines.
Whilst on the subject of early-Trans Atlantic airtravel (Jerry Morelock), I have added a powerpoint presentation featuring the fearless Clara Adams; Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)

23feb10
Michael Prophet sent me a fine 1994 photo of C-97 N117GA, added Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
Stef Bailis plea for remembering Corrosion Corner correctly added HERE...
In Airlines Remembered I have added Ted Airlines

22feb10
Jerry Morelock sent me some fascinating photos of the French flying boat, Latécoère 521; Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
In Airlines Remembered I have added VLM Airlines, its brand soon to fade away I am sure..

21feb10
Interesting addition to the Questions & Answers page
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a recent visit to Sharjah,UAE

20feb10
Raimund Riedmann sent me some remarkable DC-6 images, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
Peter-Michael Gerhardt wrote a contribution surrounding the mystery of DC-3 ECT-025

14feb10
In the Airlines Remembered gallery I have added TMA of Lebanon

12feb10
Update my Questions & Answers Page, with a response by Richard Church on a query by Hanna Walsh
Pablo Romero sent me a detailed report of a C-119 Flying Boxcar crashing in Spain, in 1954; added to C-119 Info Page (2)
Copied correspondence about C-119's engines between Wayne King and Chuck Lunsford, on C-119 Info Page (2)

10feb10
Aad van der Voet wrote me an update on S-2 Airtanker 94, Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 13)
Updated the Airtanker Identification List, more links to photos of airtankers
Updated the page dedicated to the memory of Dutch aircraft manufacturer Fokker Aircraft Industries.
In the Airlines Remembered gallery I have added Northwest Airlines

05feb10
Michael Marke sent me an update for the C-119 INFO Page (2), about the Sling Shot method of heavy cargo drops from the C-119.
Bernard Stander sent me some recent images taken at Jo'burg-Rand, see Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
Added 2 propliner photos to Ron Mak's portfolio on this website

04feb10
Added some recent photos of stored propliners at Puerto Ordza, sent by Curtis Dyson, on Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23) Also added another vintage shot by Gordon Reid to that page.
Gary Newman sent some photos to add on the C-119 Info Page (2)

03feb10
Images sent in by Jacques Hémet open Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
Grame Mills, Sean Barry, Gordon Reid were next to be added there.

02feb10
Ken Ettie wrote me an addition for Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

29jan10
Added an inquiry to Questions & Answers
Added another Péter Moys' image to the ones of the Air France Super Constellation posted yesterday: Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)
Also added photos by J.B.Bousquet who sent me some images of the C-46 wreck at Churchill,Manitoba; Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)

28jan10
Péter Moys sent me some photos of a visiting Lockheed Super Constellation of Air France: Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)

25jan10
Ivo Niënhaus sent a pictorial update of DC-7C N777EA at Goodyear,AZ - Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)
Added several photos by Neville Webb on the webpage here dedicated to his work.
Added photos by Greg Lynn and Rich Hulina to Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)
Updated the Questions & Answers page with a new addition.

13jan10
Sadly, Duane H Delk passed away on 11Jan2010, a fact of which I was informed today. See A Career On Vintage Prop Transports

11jan10
Aad van der Voet wrote the final chapter on DHC-2 N67686, coming up with a 3rd airframe to have carried that tailnumber! Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

10jan10
Richard Church offered an identity for the HS748 without markings at Bar River.Ont; Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Frits Klinkhamer sent 2 interesting DC-3 images from his collection: Frits Klinkhamer's aviation interest on this website
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added Macedonian Airlines

09jan10
George sent me a link for more info on the Canso C-FNJB, added some to Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

08jan10
Alain Rioux sent a photo of HS.748 at Bar River,Ont. without markings; added Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
One last page from the US Northeast & Canada 2009 trip has been added: Lufthansa's Starliners at Auburn,Maine

07jan10
John Olafson sent me a pictorial update on Nanaimo's Canso/Catalina C-FNJB, added Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Added a photo of HS748 C-GBFA (whilst on the subject..) from my slide collection, added Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
A page on the BAHF & HARP at Floyd Bennett Field,NY completes my report on a Oct09 trip through Northeast USA and Canada

06jan10
Fred Barnes sent a 1986 photo of DHC-2 N67686, in support of Ben Cogger's (below) images; Photos by Friends and Guests (22) Fred also sent me a a 1985 image of HS.748 C-GBFA, added on same page.

04jan10
Ben Cogger sent more photos of DHC-2s once flown by Alaska Air Guides, added to Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Stuart Reid has an unidentified Grumman Goose on his website, a small image plus link has been added to my webpage Off-airport (Europe)
Received information from Greg on the copilot of the DC-3 ECT-025 which vanished without trace.
Richard Church, specialist on the HS.748, summarized the situation of First Air's HS.748s by Jan.2010, added on USA Northeast & Canada 2009 (HS.748s at Arnprior)

03jan10
Sean Keating sent more images of DC-3 C-GYBA ('Yellow Bird'), in support of N33623 on my Mason Airfield,NH page

02jan10
Dirk Septer sent a photo of the remarkable Republic RC-3 SeaBee; added C-GIDE of Pacific Eagle Aviation to Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Sean Keating and John Kimberley offered info on DC-3 C-GYBA, portrayed as N33623 on my Mason Airfield,NH page
Aad van der Voet wrote a correction on a often repeated mistaken identity of 2 DC-3s in Philippines: RP-C1353 is c/n 25571, RP-C1354 is c/n 25368). See Photos by Ron Mak.

31Dec09
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Farmingdale's American Airpower Museum, on 15Oct09.

30Dec09
John Bennet and Bob Parmerter helped out with more history details of Beech 18 preserved at Cannes.
John P Stewart sent me a photo of DC-3 N36MK, now featured as N33623 (Mason,NH) on webpage of mine
Added a page dedicated to my 14Oct09 visit to Mills Air Service at Cape Cod,MA

29Dec09
Added the page: Max Ward and Wardair, a Chronology
Peter Costigan emailed me on update on DC-4 VH-PAF, see Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

28Dec09
Xavier Cotton sent some photos of Beech 18 preserved at Cannes,France; added Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

27Dec09
Added a page dedicated to a visit 13oct09 to Mason,NH where DC-3 N33623 can be found

24Dec09
Added a page dedicated to my 11Oct09 visit to St.Mathias-sur-Richelieu,Quebec for floatplanes and bushplanes
Added 2 more fascinating images to Ron Mak's portfolio on this website

22Dec09
Brenden Scott sent me a photo of HARS' VH-PAF upon arrival at Wollongong, New South Wales, see Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

21Dec09
Lindsay Egan sent photos with good news, Archerfield's DC-4 VH-PAF airborne..! Photos by Friends and Guests (22)

19Dec09
Added wintry Yellowknife images, taken by Voyageur of Canada's North: Dirk Septer
Niels Helmø Larsen had Paul Cicci's DC-3 (below, 18Dec) quickly identified as N84KB.

18Dec09
Jacques Hémet wrote me the true story of F-BJHC shot down by a missile, Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Wayne King wrote a comment on the engines used on the YC-119F as specified on my C-119 Information Page (1)
Timo de Vries sent me a fine photo of C-123 Thunder Pig, Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
And Paul Cicci sent me a DC-3 photo, to help identify it.. added on the same page

16Dec09
Added a page on a visit to Canada's Vintage Wings at Gatineau, 09Oct09

14Dec09
Added the (sad) history of Hemet's F-BJHC Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Added a captivating eyewitness report of crash Beech18 CF-XVF at Red Lake, sent by Sam Cole

11Dec09
Opened a new page for Photos by Friends and Guests (22), with photos sent by Jacques Hémet

09Dec09
Tom Hird wrote me his fascinating account of his crash in Alaska with Packet C-82 N208M
Updated the For Sale page

07Dec09
Couldn´t resist adding some pics that have been circling through cyberspace, about damage done by a bear to a Piper PA-18... Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

06Dec09
Fred Barnes sent a fine 1990 image of Grumman Goose C-FMPG, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Raymond Oostergo brought me up to speed on C-47A Drag-Em-Oot at Lelystad... Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Added some images I took on 21Nov09 at the Aviodrome

05Dec09
Fred Barnes sent me some Norseman images with hopes to identify it; see Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Compiled a page dedicated to my visit to Canada Aviation Museum in Ottawa recently

02Dec09
Updated Gary Wenko's question, Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Laurent Odin sent his Swiftair (Philippines) DC-3 memories, added Ron Mak's Propliners
Came across a musical tribute on YouTube to the demise of Privateer N7620C, see my page HERE...

01Dec09
Gary Wenko sent me a WW1 warbird question, with images of a Fokker D.VIII, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

30Nov09
Richard Roberts wrote me with good news on Whitehorse's CF-CPY windvane: Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

28Nov09
A Canadian bush pilot and pioneer has passed away; added Jim MacAvoy's obituary to an item I had on my Yellowknife 2006 (2) page
Rolf Larsson sent a photo of Caravelle N1001U in support of my item on Aero Service Corporation
Updated my Cuatro Vientos (Madrid,Spain) air museum page with an Oct.2009 log report
Jaap Haasnoot sent me a 2008 pic, taken inside Aero Union's hangar at Chico,CA; added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

26Nov09
Doug Morrison provided an addition to the Aero Service Corporation page

25Nov09
Updated my Remember - Soesterberg AB page with the current fate of F.27 Troopship C-7
Added 2 questions to my Questions & Answers page
Added something about the socalled 'U.S. Forest Service airtanker scandal' on my USA 2008 Coolidge page
George provided details on a C-119 crash question, see C-119 Information - page 2, look for Paul Stefaniak

24Nov09
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a batch of DC-3 photos, added Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Added another photo sent by Ben Cogger / Alaska Air Guides, Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

22Nov09
Ben Cogger sent me some vintage DHC-2 images of Alaska Air Guides, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Jerry Vernon provided details of his research into C-46s still around in Alaska. I used the list to update my Alaska 1995 (page 2), which also provided an update on C-46 N4860V

16Nov09
Bob Schenk contributed a question to the C-119 Info page (2), about a C-119 crash at Ft. Polk airstrip in 1964

14Nov09
Rod Cork added info on Marshall Airways, on Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Hugh Blackburn contributed his memories to the C-119 Info page (2)
Stig Jarlevik wrote me info for images on Photos by Friends & Guests (19)

13Nov09
Updated Martin Price Jr's webpages here with more DHC-2 images

10Nov09
Aad van der Voet added even more details & background on the re-use of N898AL at Kivalina

08Nov09
You may have found my website down in the past 24hrs. This has been rectified.
Made some further updates to get my subdomains working properly: blog.ruudleeuw.com and travel.ruudleeuw.com
The fate of DC-4 N898AL, former Brooks Fuel workhorse, is revealed on Photos by Friends &s Guests (21)

07Nov09
TRAVEL: a three page report of our most recent trip- Autumn Leaves, USA Northeast - Canada - New England
Mystery of Marshall Aws resolved, Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Jacques Hémet sent me a cabin shot of DC-3 F-OCUY and writes about the use of a DC-3 you would not have expected: Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Roger Soupart sent me a photo of stored Spanish Airforce CASA 212s at Madrid; added Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

06Nov09
Fernand van de Plas and Gordon Reid both sent DC-3 photos: resp. Schreiner's PH-DAC in the 1960s and VH-AES of recent days; added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

05Nov09
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a mystery photo, DC-2 VH-CDZ of unknown Marshall Airways.. added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

03Nov09
Trying to revive the question what happened to DC-4 N898AL at Kivalina, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 1

01Nov09
More photos sent by Jacques Hémet, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

31Oct09
Oleg sent me the fascinating story of an An-12 preserved at Asmara, Eritrea; added HERE...
Jacques Hémet did me the honour of sending 2 images of DC-3 F-OCUY (c/n 7390), added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

30Oct09
Dennis Buck sent me his memories of flying DH 104 Dove G-AREA, now preserved at the de Havilland Heritage Centre near London Colney (UK).

29Oct09
Have expanded my website with a weblog: blog.ruudleeuw.com

28Oct09
Updated the page on The Search for Douglas DC-3 ECT-025 with an newspaper clipping sent by Lothar Grim, although it has no bearing on DC-3 ECT-025

27Oct09
John P. Stewart sent me a nice 1968 shot of Beech 18 N888E at Anchorage, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

26Oct09
Eric Munk updated the info on DC-3 EC-FDH on Off-airport Europe, the fuselage mid-section has gone to Germany

24Oct09
Lorne Brett (Beech C-45 near Upsala) and Dave Robertson (C-82 N208M) provided resp. photos and a Google Maps link for use on my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

22Oct09
Sam Warren Jr sent me an astonishing photo of a DC-4 landing on a van.. added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)

21Oct09
John Olafson came across Conair Convair tankers at Penticton and noticed someting remarkable.. See Page 21, Photos by Friends & Guests

19Oct09
Two photos by Ron Mak open Page 21, Photos by Friends & Guests

18Oct09
Updated my C-119 Information Page (2) with a remark by Norm Kopp, who is researching a C-119 crash on 06Jun1965.
Updated my Remember Canadian Airlines I'nal page with info/corrections provided by Ken Pickford.
Eric Jacobson sent a contribution (& questions) for the Aero Services Corp. page

30Sep09
Ron Mak sent an image made by Michel Anciaux of L. Constellation ex/ CC-CAA, which has uncertainties in its history (but not in its ultimate fate; scrapped). See Ron's page HERE..

27Sep09
Added 3 DC-3/C-47 images by Paul C. Howard, dating back to 2001. Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

25Sep09
The Aero Service page has been expanded with a contribution sent by Peter Jensen

24Sep09
In Airlines Remembered was added Birmingham European Airways (gone in 1992)
Updated Dirk Septer's 2nd page with a series of photos he recently sent me

23Sep09
In Airlines Remembered was added SkyEurope Airlines

22Sep09
Bob Reid forwarded photos of DC-3's stored near Fremont,OH; see Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
(Maintenance) Minor updates and removed broken links from Datangshan and Datangshan Index Page

21Sep09
Updated Martin Prince Jr's Page 2 with a nice landing shot of DHC-2 N734Q
Updated Guestphotos Page 3 with history details, as provided by Bob Parmerter, of the 2 stored Twin Beeches at Big Lake,AK

19Sep09
Graeme Mills sent me good news all the way from exotic Tonga! See A3-AWP on Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

18Sep09
John Olafson came across a plane wreck at Red Deer and would welcome details of type and identification; see Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

17Sep09
Received an update on history of preserved Beech 18 CF-WUH at Ignace, by 'Photo Frenzy'
Updated the page on disappearance DC-3 ECT-025 in 1980, adding 2 files in .pdf format provided by Stephen Whitaker

16Sep09
Received replies to the question on the 1924 record attempt: see Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
Updated the info on DC-6 N666SQ on Stored at Fairbanks, 2003

15Sep09
Tom Shinn and Matt James both sent me photos of Tanker 45 (N445NA), which was lacking from my Airtanker Identification page (also added on Photos by Friends & Guests - 20)

14Sep09
Dennis Fisher sent some photos taken at Saskatoon, added to Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

13Sep09
Bob Schultz sent some more photos of the planes he flew in.
Alexander Solovyov asked me "What Canadian pilots travelled around of the world in 1924?" Photo on Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
Added an item on the Questions & Answers page
Corrections and added info, by Alexander Solovyov, on the St.Petersburg, Russia (August 2009) page

12Sep09
Ray Fread sent a Nordair 737-200 photo for the gallery of Vintage Jet Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests
Ray Fread sent a photo of DHC-6 Twin Otter, operated by NorOntair (now extinct), added Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

05Sep09
An 'update' on DHC-4A RP-C2702 at Manilla, on Ron Mak's page

04Sep09
Dan Willink sent 2 pics of the Dakota TS436 Memorial, added on Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
Added a few more photos by Fons Schaefers, taken during his recent visit to Xiaotangshan Air Museum near Beijing

03Sep09
Vintage propliner photos added to Ron Mak's Propliners page
Canadian propliner voyageur Dirk Septer sent some photos, see his page (2)
Roger Soupart sent a photographic update of the IL18-turned-Hotel at Teuge: Photos by Friends & Guests page 20

01Sep09
Added a report on The BankGiro Loterij Airtour 2009 at the Aviodrome on 30Aug09

29Aug09
TRAVEL: added St.Petersburg, Russia (August 2009, 170 images)

28Aug09
Added Fred Burton's C-119 recollection to the C-119 page

27Aug09
A page added on The China Aviation Museum, visited by Fons Schaefers in July 2009

23Aug09
Updated Jet Airliners Photos by Friends & Guests with identity of 727 refurbished as a hotel in Costa Rica

22Aug09
Dirk Septer went to Hay River,NWT, took some photos of stored Buffalo propliners there (july 2009)

21Aug09
A few identification updates to BankGiro Lotery /Aviodrome Airtour, visiting Schiphol
Added an item at my Jet Airliners Photos by Friends & Guests, about a 727 refurbished as a hotel

15Aug09
The BankGiro Lotery /Aviodrome Airtour visited Schiphol on 15Aug09; I took the opportunity to take a ride in Catalina PH-PBY. My report.

14Aug09
Updated the Remember Gemini page with a screendump of bing.com/maps, a close up of Opa Locka,FL
TRAVEL: added a page about a trip to New Mexico, in 1993

13Aug09
Victor Bout not extradited to US, Thai court says! Updated Victor Bout to Bangkok Jail

12Aug09
Added a PV-2 Harpoon at Branson,MO in the Off-Airport (N.America) section

11Aug09
Lew Noble contributed a rumor, about the cause of a B-36 crash; added on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Martin Prince Jr sent some photos from Alaska, added to Martin's webpage
Phil Brooks sent a picture of a neat sign, added on Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
TRAVEL: added a report about a trip to Miami & the Florida Keys in 1992 and to New York in 1993

10Aug09
Update on the Philippine DHC-4 RP-C2702, on Ron Mak's webpage
Found one more Viscount history to add, of Botswana's A2-ZEL on Guestphotos (1)
Bryan Doty sent a pic of C-119 N15501 at its new home, Buckeye,AZ. Added Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
TRAVEL: added a report about a citytrip to Beijing & Hong Kong in 2002

09Aug09
In celebration of that magnificent book "The Vickers Viscount" (- by Rayner G C Kittle; Air-Britain Historians Ltd, 2008), I added the individual histories to the Vickers Viscounts featured on my website. Such as Sinsheim's F-BGNU, Dan-Air's G-BDRC, BEA's G-ALWF, TCA's CF-THG, Parcelforce's G-PFBT, Datang-Shan's 50258, Waarschoot's G-AZNA, Moorabbin's VH-TVR, Hermeskeil's D-ANAM and Hannover's D-ANAB.

08Aug09
Heinz Rentmeister provided the id of Firecat E43 airtanker, updated Page 19 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated the Changed Liveries: Martinair page.

06Aug09
TRAVEL: added a report about a citytrip to Barcelona, Spain (2002)

05Aug09
Created a dedicated webpage for propliner photos by Fernand van de Plas

04Aug09
Updated Log Reports of Greybull,WY with the fate of Lodestar N88oV
TRAVEL: added a report about a trip to England and Wales, in 2000

03Aug09
Josh Zollo sent me a picture of Aero Union P-3 tankers lined up: Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
TRAVEL: added a page about a trip to the Ardennes in 1992

02Aug09
TRAVEL: added a page of a trip to Rome,Italy in 1991

01Aug09
Ken Swartz sent me a photo of his visit, with other veterans, to Super Connie CF-TGE at Rome,NY
TRAVEL: added a page of a trip to the UK in 1991
In the Airlines Remembered gallery I added Cargo B Airlines and OzJet

30Jul09
TRAVEL: added a report on travelling British Columbia and Alberta in 1999

29Jul09
Sigurjon Svalsson sent some interesting HS.748 images from 'the East', added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests

28Jul09
Updated the Greenwood,MS 'stored airliners' page with links to Airliners.net

26Jul09
Expanded the page on stored airliners at Greenwood,MS to a page of airliners stored in general. Feel free to contribute.
Ray Brettle sent in a 1970s pic of Norfly DC-3 LN-KLV, added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
TRAVEL: added a page of a trip to the UK in 1985

25Jul09
TRAVEL: expanded the page of a trip to the UK in 1984 with more photos and historic details

24Jul09
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to the Alps for some skiing, 1981
Updated the page about Kaiser-Frazer, one time C-119 manufacturer, with an article in Time-Life detailing K-F's demise
John Olafson sent a photo of Buffalo's DC-3 CF-CUE and C-GWZS at Red Deer, added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests

23Jul09
Nathan Addison shares some of his memories of the airtankers now found at Coolidge,AZ
Brian Tittley worked as a ramprat for Nordair in the 1970s; added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated the page which is dedicated to Stephen Whitakers' search for details surrounding the disappearance of his father, flying C-47 T3-67 (N8041C)
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to Italy in 1978 and England 1979

22Jul09
Brian Tittley sent an email and photos of C-46 CF-CZM, added Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Bushplanes on Lake Hood, photos added by Martin Prince Jr

21Jul09
In the Searching for gallery I added What is the identity (msn) of Bolivia's TAM-37
C-119 N15501 made a 35 miles ferry flight, to Buckeye,AZ; see C-119 Information
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to Paris in 1978

20Jul09
Jim Peden volunteered some addional history on DC-3 N8009, added on More Gooney Birds and History of DC-3 N5000E & Aero Service Corporation
Ken Swartz is a new candidate for which I host a seperate photopage.
TRAVEL: added a page on a brief visit to Dubrovnik in 1977

19Jul09
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to England in 1983

18Jul09
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to England in 1982

15Jul09
Added to Ron Mak's (no.2) page several propliner photos, taken decades ago
DC-3 VH-CWS awaits auction; Graeme Mills sent an image taken in June, added Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Simon Lallukka sent some 1960s photos which were added on Airliner Photos by Friends and Guests and Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests

14Jul09
Finished work on the Index Page: Photos by Friends & Guests, to facilitate easier browsing and lessen my work to add such pages

13Jul09
Update on a languishing Convair CV240 in Ohio, again offered for sale on eBay; see Off-Airport North America

12Jul09
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to France in 1979 and New York in 1982

11Jul09
Updated my page on a 2007 visit Gimli,Manitoba with the sad news propliner-operator FNT was shut down by Canadian Aviation Authorities
Paul van der Horst sent me an excellent shot of DC-4 'PH-DDY' as seen in 1997 when its props turned last; Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests Also added a photo by Jason ' JSpitfire' and a link to his Hay River June 2009 photos.
Jon Peters wrote me his memories on C-119 N3267U

09Jul09
Added a photo of DC-6 EL-WNH (taken from a seldom photographed left side), added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests

07Jul09
The identity of a DC-3 wreck near Shamathawa (Shamattawa), Manitoba has been established as C-FBKX; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
On Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests added a pic of C-82A Interior Airways by John Stewart.
Updated my Deep South page with an item on the dismal outlook of Mercer Field and its aircraft collection.
Ron Mak sent me two more pics of Constellation G-ANTF in its final days, added to Ron's page here and a photo of Transavia / Flughjalp PH-TRA (?) added on his page 2

05Jul09
Images by Dirk Septer open Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Am also working on an Index Page of this gallery, to facilitate easier browsing.

04Jul09
'N181CS' provided more details of the DC-3 wreckgae he photographed, but no identity yet. See Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

03Jul09
Vito Cedrini offered a photo of DC-3 'FAB 2017' (ex/ PP-AKA VARIG) for my page Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

30Jun09
Chaz Harris thinks he has located the crashed C-82A N208M, see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

29Jun09
TRAVEL: added a page about a visit to Venice (Italy) in May 2009.

28Jun09
Lee Cormie sent me 1972 photos of Avro York CF-HMX wrecked at Hall Lake; added to Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
John Olafson noted a new arrival at Red Deer,ALB: C-47 C-FJWP. Added Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

24Jun09
John Olafson sent photoproof of L.188 Electra's swapping tailsections; added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

20Jun09
Who can help to identify Bolivian C-47 TAM-37 with its contruction number? See Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19, photos by Jonathan Olguin

19Jun09
Dirk Septer sent me an image of an unusual bushplane, the Republic SeaBee; see Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Craig Bass wrote me an interesting account, adding details about a crashsite in Alaska; added onto Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
TRAVEL: added a page of a short trip to Italy in may 2009

18Jun09
Bonnie Aguilar of Memphis,TN contributed to the C-119 crash at Jackson,TN in 1951; see Questions & Answers
Ron Charity sent me an update of the Austin Airways CF-ILQ wreckage.. See Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Added photographic contributions by Martin Prince Jr and Dennis J.Fisher to Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

16Jun09
Rolf Larsson sent me images of DC-3 79002 being transported to a new home, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
C-47 PK-OAZ has also been moved in recent days, photo on the same page.

15Jun09
Removed Mike Leary's 707 5X-CAU photos from Airliner Photos by Friends and Guests, since they were not his and were grabbed from Airliners.net

11Jun09
Paul J. Hooper sent me a 1972 image of a DC-4 preserved at Geraardsbergen, Belgium; added to an existing item on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 15
Hans Wiesman sent a fantastic selection of DC-3 photos, added to Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

10Jun09
DC-3 9Y-TDY has been reported surviving at Guyana, see Frits Klinkhamers photopage.
Added to Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North: Lodestar CF-CPA and an unidentified DC-3
Bushplane in a snowstorm.. added to Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

09Jun09
Tim Martin provided an image of the faulty c/n plate of DC-3 N877MG, see More Gooney Birds

08Jun09
Corrections & addition of information to Dubendorf Air Force Center
Added 3 postings on the C-119 information page (2)
Joop Vogelaar sent me a 2008 image of C-46 N1651M, stored/derelict at Fairbanks; Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18
C-46 N1822M is alive & flying as can be seen on a Martin Prince Jr image; added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Ron Mak sent me a pictorial update of DHC-4 RP-C2702 being worked on: added onto Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

07Jun09
Added a page dedicated to a visit to Dubendorf Air Force Center air museum, on 23May09

01Jun09
Fred Wallis sent me 2 images (DC-3 & C-117) taken at Honolulu, see Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Howard Chaloner sent me an excellent shot of C-123 N4254H doing flight training at Palmer,AK; also added onto Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

31May09
Added a photo of a Kodiak 100 sent by Dennis Fisher; a modern aircraft may sit strange among the historic transports, but it may show the direction of bushplane design and I thought it of interest (sofar only a limited number have been manufactured).

30May09
Opened a 2nd page dedicated to Ron Mak's propliner photography, DC-7C EC-BCH is the first one on that page. Also DC-7C N2977 of Servairwise and DC-6A PH-MAM of Martinair.

27May09
Sean Barry sent me a wrecked Avro York for Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

15May09
Ron Mak sent me a brilliant 1965 line up of propliners at Schiphol, including Shannon Air DC-7C EI-AOC. Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

14May09
TRAVEL: added Jaipur (Rajasthan) to Agra (Uttar Pradesh) , the last of 13 pages illustrating a magical trip to India.

13May09
TRAVEL: added Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

11May09
TRAVEL: added Agra, Uttar Pradesh

10May09
Jim Long sent some 1970s airtanker photos (incl one of a F7F Firecat and a B-17); added Airtankers Identification and Photos.

07May09
TRAVEL: added Jaipur Revisited
Added a history on Continentale (taken from Propliner magazine no.117) on Ian Macfarlane's page and Continentale DC-4 photos.

05May09
Paul Chapman sent me a pictorial update of crashed C-46 CF-CZH; added to Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Updated my Questions & Answers page on Frank Dorbandt, 1930s Alaska bushpilot
Updated my History of Alaska Air Carriers with an item sent by Roy Dickson

04May09
Dan Morgan sent me images of Botswana National Airways DC-4s; added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

03May09
TRAVEL: added a page about my visit to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

30Apr09
DC-3 ZK-CAW: then and now; photos by/via Graeme Mills on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

29Apr09
C-47 N136FS of Four Star Air Cargo was destroyed by fire, see Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Restoration of DC-3A XA-RPE at Tulsa has started; an update and link on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Another restoration project is IL-18 DDR-STD, which arrived at Teuge to be converted into a luxury hotel accommodation!
A former military C-131D has found a new career as tanker, after conversion; Dennis J. Fisher sent me a photo of C-GVSK.

28Apr09
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Jodhpur, Rajasthan.

27Apr09
Replies to queries Q&A page and Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

26Apr09
Added a question to my Q&A page
Two very early warbird photos sent by Jacqui Stewart and J.D. Branson added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
TRAVEL: on the road in Rajasthan, Udaipur to Jodhpur

25Apr09
Photos from Opa Locka by Dietmar 'Yakfreak' Schreiber open Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19

24Apr09
Updated the Aviodrome 2009 page with info on the 'Comet-cockpit-on-a-trailer'
Updated Ron Mak's page with news on DHC-4 Caribou RP-C2702
DC-7C EC-BSQ was scrapped in recent months; Fernand van de Plas sent a photo in better days, as OO-SFC with SABENA
TRAVEL: a visit to Udaipur, Rajasthan

21Apr09
TRAVEL: on the road in Rajasthan, from Pushkar to Udaipur

17Apr09
Updated my Greybull,WY log report with fate of C-82A N5102B (forward fuselage)
Gary Hilton has photos of the 4 stored & damaged DC-3s at Vichy-Rolla, added to Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18
Graeme Mills sent a DC-3 update from Down Under...
Also added 2 photos by Jürgen Scherbarth on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18 as well as some photos by Brian Donohue.
Sigurjon Valsson passed through Fujairah on 12&13Apr09, some IL-18 pics added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18

15Apr09
TRAVEL: added a visit to Pushkar,India

11Apr09
Pekka Kauppi sent an update on his DC-6 garden ornament.. Added Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18

10Apr09
Nicolai Musante made me aware of Dutch history in Danish archives... Added Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18
We have a probable identification for the mystery C-46 cockpit on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18

09Apr09
TRAVEL: added a page on the India trip, Jaipur to Pushkar
Jetairliner photos by Friends and Guests updated with a contribution by Roger Soupart: last moments of a Caravelle..

07Apr09
Changed Liveries: added a photo on the Delta Airlines page
Changed Liveries: added a photo on the Martinair page and KLM

03Apr09
Added a page dedicated to a visit to the Aviodrome Aviation Themepark on 02Apr09

02Apr09
Added a new external link to the Victor Bout file
TRAVEL: added a page on Jaipur, India

30Mar09
Added a crew name on Whatever did happen to C-54 Skymaster AF42-72469?

30Mar09
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18 with photos from Larry Kraus and Rolf Larsson
Updated Ron Mak's photopage
Updated Frits Klinkhamers´ page with additional info from Fernand van de Plas

28Mar09
Added history details of C-47 N47060 on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18

27Mar09
Jim Long wrote me an update on the owner(s) of the preserved Short Solent at Oakland,CA and the HU-16 Albatros N41355 at Sonoma County Airport.
Ellis Chernoff sent me a photo of Connie N6206C at FLL 1977, added to Guestpages (18)
Updated the search for C-46 cockpit identity, lying scrapped at FAI. See Guestpages (18)

25Mar09
Added in Airlines Remembered: European Aviation Air Charter
Updated Art Christensen's page with details on the mystery C-47 0-51055

24Mar09
TRAVEL: added the first page of a report on travels through parts of India, january 2009.
Added an item (a request) on my page about Aero Service Corporation
Mike asked my help to research the identity of plane wreck at a crashsite at Merrill Pass, Alaska. Added to Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.

23Mar09
In my Airlines Remembered Gallery I added Zoom Airlines (Canada)
Art Christensen shares his memories of 1950s service at Sparrevohn AB; he also sent a few photos
Added a For Sale page to my website; sofar one book listed

21Mar09
Updated my Greybull page with Aad van der Voet's theory about the identity of a C-119 coded 06

18Mar09
Removed dead links from Victor Bout File
Updated the page on Galaxy Air
Updated Naming Names and Other Queries, another webpage in the Victor Bout Dossier
Also updated Victor Bout: where did he go.? To Jail!, in terms of (dis)continued airline operations to/from SHJ

17Mar09
Joop Vogelaar sent a photo, asking for help in identifying the C-46 nose in the Everts' storage at FAI

14Mar09
Added an item on C-47 TC-37 preserved in Argentina; photos provided by Carlos Abella, added Photos by Friends & Guests (18)

12Mar09
Added a page dedicated to my early aviation photography at Soesterberg AB (Netherlands)
Updated the item on Amigo Air, with information from Dirk Septer
Shelley Saywell wrote, directed and produced in 2008 a documentary about the 'small arms trade'. Small arms are the real weapons of mass destruction, killing more than half a million people a year, spreading like a disease and destabilizing entire regions. Added onto Victor Bout File.

09Mar09
David Truman's cry for help in locating Avro York wrecks in the Arctic North..

08Mar09
Updated the item on Amigo Air
Updated the item on the unidentified off-airport airframe in New Delhi,India

07Mar09
Allen Barrett sent me a contribution (pic C-46 C-GIXZ) for my page on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Fred de Ruiter sent me a photo of DHC-3 CF-BCG, both operator and aircraft now gone.. See Friends & Guests (18)
Dirk Septer also sent me some images of an operator now gone, Amigo Air. See Friends & Guests (18)
Mike Butt sent me 2 images, depicting the unidentified 'trainer' in Delhi.
Rod Erling contributed to the Aero Service Corporation page
Anne Galama spotted something on my Delhi 2009 page..

04Mar09
Richard Nash opens a new page for Friends & Guests (18)
Added photos from Josh Zollo to that page too
Juergen Scherbarth sent me a photo of DC-3 N47060, showing progress of its restoration, also added to Page 18

02Mar09
Added a page in dedication to Ben Knowles' military aircraft photography

27Feb09
From my B&W archive, added an Italian Air Force C-119 to my C-119 Info Page (2)
Updated my Off-airport Asia page on a detail about DC-3 ZK-CAW.
Heinz Rentmeister wrote me an update for the history on F.27 10669

26Feb09
Added an item (Q) to my Questions & Answers page..

24Feb09
Added a page of images taken at New Delhi, including an off-airport mystery
Updated my OZ 2005 page, with (sad) news on DC-3 'VH-BPA' and a bit about Syd Beck's museum
Added the Beaver Song (thanks to Sealand Aviation) to my website, Kenmore Air at Lake Union

20Feb09
Fernand van de Plas provided a suggestion about the unknown DC-6 on Frits klinkhamer's page

19Feb09
Added a fine winter image of a BT-67 by Jason Pineau to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Roger Syratt provided the solution to the mystery remains of a DC-3 languishing at Chino, California

18Feb09
Added a few images, taken by Frits Klinkhamer during the 1970s, on the page dedicated to his work

17Feb09
Updated the item on below mystery KLM DC-3 in Scotland.
Weeded out some more broken links on my Links page

16Feb09
Keith McCloskey asks for help to identify a vintage KLM DC-3 at Renfrew (near Glasgow, Scotland)
Updated the page on Amsterdam IAP Schiphol, The Old days..
Robin Eyers went to Foynes in Ireland and remembered details about a remarkable project

15Feb09
Updated my page on Lambair with the passing of Jack Lamb, author of My Life in the North
Weeded out a few unsatisfying links on my LINKS page

13Feb09
DC-6 N90MA will be preserved in Finland, the cockpit at least: Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
The AoC of Air Tahoma has been revoked by the FAA; another propliner operator bites the dust. See Brain McDonough's page.

12Feb09
Family of the Captain involved in the crash of C-46 CF-CZH sent me their account of the event, as it was told to them: Abandoned Wrecks of the North

10Feb09
In the Changed Liveries I added the Indian airline Jet Airways

08Feb09
First the aircraft enthusiasts, willing to pay for ramp access, were banned, and now the Antonovs An-12 fall victim to a ban..

06Feb09
Terry Unsworth, CEO of Aero Union, died 2 days ago. A year ago he was the one who refused me a tour at his company at Chico,CA

04Feb09
Hermen Goud sent me an image of C-119 N3560, a few years before it was written off; added Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17

02Feb09
Jochen Saur sent me a correction on the relation of Air Moldova and Air Moldova Int'l

01Feb09
A pic of DHC-2 N39303 was added to Martin Prince Jr's page (2)

30Jan09
Steve Kinder went to Sharjah last month and sent some pics: Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17

28Jan09
Updated Philip Gibbs contribution on Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17

27Jan09
Philip Gibbs forwarded some photos of HS.748s in S.Africa, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Hans Wiesman provided some photos of the DC-3's which were lowered in the sea in Thailand a few months ago.
Updated the caption of the BT-67 C-GEAJ photo by Dirk Septer with details of its crash; Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

26Jan09
Mathilda provided the identification of a bird, on one of my Travel Pages (Utah may 2008)

24Jan09
Jim Long solved the matter on the identity of the DC-3 at Sonoma County Airport, Santa Rosa, CA
Karl Hayes raises a question on the continued presence of two propliner wrecks, added to Abandoned wrecks of the North
Michael Korolyk, ex/ C-46 pilot, wrote me some his views; added on the 2007 Gimli report.
Added a photo from Jim Cunningham on the C-119 info page (2)

28Dec08
F.27 VH-WAN on its way for preservation.. A photo by Bert van Drunick added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Hans Wiesman went to the Yukon in search for a DC-3 / C-47 wreck... See DC-3 Mystery Wreck in the Yukon
Dirk Septer sent me an image of the recently restored Buffalo Aws DC-3 CF-CUE... See Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Martin Prince sent some photos of a C-46 and DHC-3T visiting Bethel,AK Nov.2008, see HERE
Roy sent me 2 photos from Arizona, in the nature of stored propliners... added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Received photos of what possibly could be N161V of Aero Service Corporation.. See DC-3 N5000E and Aero Service Corp.
Richard Nash sent me a photo of beautifully restored 'VR-HDA', added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Ralph Pettersen recently went to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum and was able to photograph the 2 former H&P Fairchild transports; added to C-119 Information Page (2)

27Dec08
Bas Nossent sent me some images from the desert.. of a special A-26 Invader; added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Restoration on C-119 N15505 has revealed 2 construction number plates, 10676 and 10684.. See C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY
Martin Prince Jr sent me 2 images taken at Lake Hood, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Alan Miller sent in a photo which allowed me to profile Southern Airways at Vintage Jet Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests
Alan also contributed 2 images to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Ralph Pettersen provided a contribution with 2 photos on a mystery forward fuselage of a DC-4..
keith Burton sent me photos showing the demise of 707 EL-AKJ at Southend; added on Vintage Jet Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests
Added some DHC-2 images taken by Martin Prince Jr on his webpage HERE..

24Dec08
Roger Soupart reported that long-time resident at LPA DC-7 EC-BSQ would not live to see 2009..
An update on Victor Bout's trial in Bangkok (dec.2008).
Used a few recent images by Rich Hulina to pay tribute to the Noorduyn Norseman on Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17

22Dec08
A photo by Ron Mak opens a new page for Friends & Guest, PAGE 17
Also added some more photos taken in Etiopia (1988 & 2005) by Ron Mak to the webpage dedicated to Ron's propliner photography.

20Dec08
Joey, the "King of Obsolete", sent me some images of preserved aircraft at Southport Manitoba

18Dec08
Nigel Aylmer sent me a nice Old Jets image, added here..

17Dec08
Fred Barnes sent me some NAC DC-6 pics, taken in Sep08, a dying breed they are! Added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Updated my page Wrecks of the North with details on CF-WAC's accident, written by Dirk Septer.
Added an article written by Dirk Septer: Whatever did happen to C-54 Skymaster AF42-72469?
Geurt van den Berg sent me some images of Propliners at JNB-Rand. Added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

15Dec08
Addition to Wrecks of the North; F.27 CF-GND
The Dutch Connie N749NL has been moved inside the museum at Lelystad

14Dec08
Added West Air Europe in the gallery Airlines Remembered

08Dec08
Another airline Remembered, due to a merger this name may well disappearAtlantic Airlines

08Dec08
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added today: Inter Airlines

07Dec08
NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator N793VS has been retired for preservation, USAF Photo added Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Rolf Larsson sent some photos, with a request for info, added Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Added C-47A CF-ILQ to Wrecks of the North
Added ThomsonFly to the Airlines Remembered gallery. And First Choice Airways.

07Dec08
Added a page in the Victor Bout dossier: VB subject of a BBC documentary
Finished my report on a trip to Italy last September.

05Dec08
Added info provided by Graham Robson to Chandler,AZ (about Howard 500 N130P) and Tucson's Salvage Yards (UC-45 29618)

04Dec08
On my recent visit to Italy I added a page on a visit to Iseo (a walk along memory lane..)

02Dec08
In the Mystery Aircraft a new addition: a Ju-52 wreck in Siberia !
Fokker F.27 VH-WAN has arrived at Caloundra,QLD for preservation; Alan Macdonald's photos added on Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

01Dec08
Found I had put the wrong history of DHC-2 N67667 on my Ketchikan page (confusing when tailnumbers get assigned more than once! Now corrected (and updated).
Updated my report on recent visit to Italy

29Nov08
Further updates to the fate of some aircraft note on my Greybull Log Report
Updated recent relocation & reregistration of Catalina formerly known as C-FDIL
Updated my page on Cordova Airlines with an email from Charles Branch
Bart Tiernan of Bush Air Cargo sent some nice photos of DC-3 N777YA; added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

28Nov08
Added a photo from a family photo album, showing in part L.749A PH-TDD, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
On my recent visit to Italy I added a page on the walled city of Lucca

26Nov08
Both Jürgen Scherbarth and 'eLaReF' sent in images regarding the perplexing story of N242AG, on display at Rimini (Italy)

25Nov08
Dirk Septer provided additonal details on the 1948 / 1949 events at Fort Ross

24Nov08
Updated my list of aircraft parked and gone at Greybull,WY
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Pistoia,Italy

22Nov08
Russ Heagle sent some airtanker pics, added Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

During October 2008, the password with which to upload files to my website was hacked and a huge portion of unwanted material was uploaded onto my website.
Google classified my website as "Site is listed as suspicious - visiting this website may harm your computer" and I received a warning. I quickly removed the unwanted files and changed my password. Upon completion I requested Google to revalidate my website, but this process takes weeks.
By 07Nov08 this was the status: "Of the 203 pages that we tested on the site over the past 90 days, 76 page(s) resulted in malicious software being downloaded and installed without user consent. The last time that Google visited this site was on 2008-11-07, and the last time that suspicious content was found on this site was on 2008-10-26."
I hope that the Google warning will be removed in due course. Should anyone find a suspicious webpage or other out-of-context material on my website, please let me know. Thank you.
Ruud Leeuw [16Nov08]

UPDATE- By 20Nov08 the warning seems to have been removed from Google Searches, hurrah!


19Nov08
Ellis Chernoff identified Rolf Larsson's unidentified L.1049 Constellation; see Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
John Stewart identified the unmarked Comet by Alan Miller on the Jetliner Guest page...
Roger Soupart helped with the Doves at Malaga which Lee Holden had sent; Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Firence (Florence), Italy

16Nov08
Lee Holden sent me images of deHavilland Doves at Malaga in 1994, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

15Nov08
My account with Webhost MidPhase was migrated to a new server, but I was not informed about a change in adress to upload my files to, resulting in uploading to a useless server and my revised pages not showing on the internet. This was rectified today with the support of MidPhase.

12Nov08
Added a photo by Alan Miller on the Jetliner Guest page...
Alan Miller also sent some vintage propliner photos, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Rolf Larsson is asking help to identify a Lockheed Constellation.. see Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

10Nov08
Richard Nash sent some vintage photos, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

08Nov08
Added in the gallery Airlines Remembered another recent victim: Sterling Airlines

02Nov08
Added a page on jetliners stored at Goodyear Airpork, Phoenix,AZ

01Nov08
Updated Remember: MK Airlines
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Siena,Italy

31Oct08
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Perugia,Italy

30Oct08
On my Off-Airport (Asia) page I added an item on an unidentified DC-3 at Koh Kret, Thailand

29Oct08
Roger Soupart sent me some images of the stored Caribous at Cuatro Vientos (Madrid); added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

27Oct08
Added photos by Larry Kraus to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests - PAGE 13 with news about the fatal aircrash of a DC-3 owner, Gene Damschröder, earlier this year.
Added a few vintage jetliners by Alan Miller at Vintage Jet Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests
Alan Miller provided a photo of M404 N40417: added Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16

26Oct08
This morning I found large unwanted files had been added to my website! Apparently the security of my webhost (MidPhase) has been cracked and I informed them as such. Webpages and images including porn had been added... I find this worrying and have deleted what I found; I would welcome reports when visitors to my website stumble on such images.
Added a google verification page to combat the above problem.

On a more positive note: Keith Burton's photos of Belfast G-BEPS' final moments started PAGE 16 of Photos by Friends & Guests

25Oct08
Added an update on Jesse Brinson's photopage, regarding the air museum at Battle Mountain
A DC-3 appears in the James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace' and I saw it earlier this year at Lake Elsinore,CA
Roger Soupart sent me images of a surviving DC-4 at Overboelare in Belgium, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15.

23Oct08
In my Travel gallery I added a page on a recent visit to Bologna,Italy

20Oct08
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added Harmony Airways

18Oct08
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added LTE Int'l Airways
Hans Bogstad sent me images of an IL-14 and B-26 Invader at Havana's air museum; added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

15Oct08
Heinz Rentmeister sent a photo of DC-3 N711TD, which became N242AG at Rimini Air Museum. Except there are obvious differences..

14Oct08
Added photos to Dirk Septer's portfolio on this website

13Oct08
Updated Abandoned Wrecks of the North with possible crash location(s) of Lambair's Bristol Freighter CF-WAC

12Oct08
Added a few vintage photos by Richard Nash to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Also added some Alaska propliner photography by Paul Gross: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

11Oct08
Added a report of a visit on 11Sep08 to Parco Tematico Dell'Aviazione, Rimini

10Oct08
Michael prophet sent me a nice update on one of Alan Miller's martin 4-0-4 photos, Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Lee Holden the DC-6 EC-AVA, once used as a restaurant, was not scrapped but survives! See Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

09Oct08
Alan Miller sent me an interesting series of 1970s photos: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

06Oct08
Excellent air-to-air photos by Ben Ullings of C-47A "Drag-em-oot" added on C-47A (c/n 19345) and Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

05Oct08
Added photos take in Iceland by Kristoff Vandermoere, see Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Various corrections and additional information by Aad van der Voet: a.o. USA08-Chandler

03Oct08
Graham Robson contributed a question to the Q&A-page, about a Boeing Stratocruiser part appearing at the roadside in Israel..

02Oct08
Martin Prince Jr sent some images from H-Marker Lake (Bethel,AK); added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Dietmar Schreiber sent me some immaculate air-to-air photos of Ju-52 'D-AQUI', also added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

01Oct08
Added a photo of DC-3 N1350M by Richard Nash to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

30Sep08
Bryan Doty sent me a pictorial update on C-119 N15501; added to Information on the Fairchild C-119 -page 2-

29Sep08
Vintage Planes in Eastern Australia, 2005 was updated with an item on DC-3 VH-BPA; thank you Michael Clayton for forwarding!
Martin Prince kicks off a new page: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Some Sep.2008 Lake Hood images by Martin: his Page (2)
Also added some photos by Richard Nash to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..

27Sep08
Pierre Victor sent me pics of Beech 18s, Bolingbrokes and more: added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

26Sep08
Added a photo of DC-3 Tooie, as published on WIX Forum; added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

25Sep08
Updated Visit to Chico,CA May 2008 with info on the AF-2 Guardian.
Jim Babcock went to the Reno Air Races and sent me a photo of a Grumman F7F Tigercats: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Dirk Septer sent me an image of 'stranded' Beech 18 CF-WUH, see his page on this website...
Gordon Reid came across ConvairLiner N156JR at Alice,TX; added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

22Sep08
Nigel Aylmer sent me a few images, which I added on Vintage Jet Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests and Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Added a mystery page: Unidentified Douglas Propliner at Cleveland,OH
Updated info on the Grumman AF-2S Guardian at Chico,CA

21Sep08
Geurt van den Berg sent me an imageof DHC-2 N121KT, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

20Sep08
Added images by Jason Pineau and Josh Zollo on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Phil Livingston added comment on his fine Beech Staggerwing, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Added an image in the 'Changed Airline Liveries', that of Delta Airlines.

19Sep08 (returned from holidays)
Updated Kristof Vandermoere's photo of an unidentified DC-6 at Hnjotur,Iceland on Photos by Friends & Guests page-14

06Sep08
Travelling USA's Southwest, full circle: back in California again
A few images of the DC-3 & Contempories Fly In at the Aviodrome

05Sep08
A mystery Douglas DC- propliner at Cleveland,Ohio..., please help to identify?
In my Travel Gallery added Utah, May 2008
And also added Nevada, May 2008

04Sep08
In my Travel Gallery added Arizona, May 2008

03Sep08
In my Travel Gallery added California, May 2008

02Sep08
Pekka Kauppi is looking for a DC-6 door, to 'restore' N90MA's cockpit. Added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

31Aug08
John Olafson sent me pics of Buffalo's freshly painted C-FCUE.. Added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

30Aug08
Added a page on 30May08 visit to Santa Rosa Airport, 30May08
Pierre Victor sent me some images of his visit to Kenora,ONT, added Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Added a page on a visit to Aero Union at Chico,CA
Geurt van den Berg sent me some images taken recently at Skagway; Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Final touches to USA Southwest May 2008 The end...phew!

29Aug08
Peter Heeneman sent me a pic of a DC-3 at Tierra del Fuego: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Warbirds and Classics at Reno-Stead on 28May08

28Aug08
The road goes on.. and on.. and on... Photos added: USA Southwest May 2008 page

27Aug08
Added a page on my 26May08 visit to Hill Aerospace Museum
Maarten Buma sent me a pic and memories, added Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14

26Aug08 (p.m.)
Updated both Mesa's Falcon Field Airport and Chandler Memorial Airfield,AZ with added details.
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Valle (Grand Canyon),AZ including Planes of Fame museum

26Aug08 (a.m.)
Added an extensive page about my 19May08 visit to Mesa's Falcon Field Airport
Also added a few images to the main USA Southwest May 2008 page, Deer Valley and Sedona.

24Aug08
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Chandler Memorial Airfield,AZ

23Aug08
Update on C-54Q N44915 which has found a place as 'lawn ornament'... USA Southwest May 2008 page

22Aug08
Received update on C-119 N15505, added on C-119s in Kentucky
Added a Clustrmap on my Home page, see which visitors are from where..
A tribute to Alaska pilot and superb photographer: Shaun Lunt
Added a few pictures taken at Chandler's Mun'l Airport (AZ) on my USA Southwest May 2008 page

21Aug08
Added a photo of DC-7 N777EA, which I saw at Phoenix Goodyear airport in May08.

20Aug08
Added a page on my 17May08 visit to Coolidge,AZ

18Aug08
Added a submerged DC-4 near Ft.Lauderdale onto Propliners as Diving Attractions
Added an item on Questions & Answers
Added a page in the Search For.. gallery: Unidentified Propliners at Chino's Planes of Fame museum

18Aug08
Google Maps has updated its imagery around Venetie,Alaska and shows wreck of Carvair N103 (courtesy Andreas Morgner)
Henk Wadman sent me 2 photos of Beech Staggerwing NC9885H visiting Rotterdam in 1976
Geurt van den Berg sent me some Turbo Otter pics, added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Bob sent me some C-119 Accident Reports, which added info to 2 aircraft on my C-119 webpage
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a photo of C-47 N3239T "Tico Belle" displaying old nose art, added to his personal webpage.
Kristof Vandermoere sent some interesting images from Hnjotur,Iceland, added on Photos by Friends & Guests page-14
Weeded for more broken links; in the proces also renewed some source codes on old webpages

17Aug08
In Airlines Remembered I added a page on Gemini Air Cargo
Updated theAn-24 at Sihanoukville,Cambodia, with a pic showing the tailnumber

16Aug08
Added a page on my visit to Pima Air Museum at Tucson, 17May08

13Aug08
It seems the problems with certain webpages being labelled 'Forbidden' has been resolved by my Webhost MidPhase. Solution was to add some records in .htaccess file. It doesn't mean a thing to me but I am glad it solved the problem!
A PC breakdown, a few weeks ago, forced me to pauze with web updates, lost a shit load of emails and other files but the PC is, with a fresh Windows XP install, humming nicely again and I am clearing the backlog. Anyone who sent me an email with images to add to my website which haven't shown, please resend me that email if you can or care.

Added images of the B-29 Kee Bird to the Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Ron Mak sent me some photos, of a Yak40, which I deemed worthy to add on Vintage Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests

12Aug08
Update the 'mystery' C-119 on Photos by Friends & Guests , but no confirmed identity yet.
Added Beech 18 pics, sent by John Hume, on Photos by Friends & Guests
In the Off-airport gallery I added a An-24 at Sihanoukville,Cambodia, courtesy Willem Overtoom.
Added a gripping tale about C-119 N9027K engine failure on take off at Dillingham,AK by Jay Carter
Added 2 Ptarmigan Air DHC-2 images on Martin Prince Jr's (2nd) page

11Aug08
John Olafson sent me some DHC-3 Otter images, added on Photos by Friends & Guests
Ron Mak also sent me some photos, of a Philippine An-26.. see Photos by Friends & Guests

10Aug08
Much time was again spent on finding broken links to my Photos by Friends & Guests : found 14 pages with defects.
Added a page on aircraft I saw, last May, at Salvage Yards in Tucson,AZ

09Aug08
Added a 'mystery' C-119 on Photos by Friends & Guests

08Aug08
Updated US Southwest with pics taken at Ryan Field, Tucson,AZ.

07Aug08
Updated the page on Avra Valley airfield, 16may08.
Continue working on the renaming of Photos by Friends & Guests and find broken links

06Aug08
Added a page on a visit to Avra Valley airfield, 16may08.

03Aug08
Added a vintage image of P-2 Neptune N703AU on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

03Aug08
Received 2 C-46 images for my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Added items on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

01Aug08
Lost use of my PC (and a fair share of files & software) after a stupid move... In the process of intstalling hardware and software, loading backups (found some of them incomplete of course).
People who sent me emails and expect images to be loaded onto my website: sorry: all mail files were lost in some digital black hole!! Please make contact if to see if resending is an option; sorry for the inconvenience.
But I thought it a good time to upgrade my software to Dreamweaver CS, so something good may come of it after all.
- Since I have heard of no progress at all from MidPhase, concerning the sudden 'Forbidden label' on my Guestpages, I have started renaming them; below links will not work anymore and I have a horrendous task staring me in the face of browsing 700 webpages for broken links... Thank you MidPhase (but no thanks).

21Jul08
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum
Added a page on the Victor Bout file: Click Airways

18Jul08
Phil Livingston sent me some pics, he has a Twin Beech and a Beech Staggerwing for sale.. CLICK HERE (at time of writing this page is blocked by my webhost for no apparent reason)
C-47 43-15073 has been recovered from Bosnia to Normandy,France for preservation, CLICK HERE

17Jul08
Martin Prince Jr sent me some images of DHC-2 of Ptarmigan Air, added to his webpage

16Jul08
Added Vintage Wings at Hemet-Ryan Airport,California

You may get a page looking like this: 'FORBIDDEN' (in large, unattractive lettering) and : "You don't have permission to access /tmp-photos-14.htm on this server." I have asked my Webhost, MidPhase, what this was all about as this is what you get on all 14 links to the 'Guest'-pages...
MidPhase did not give the cause why links which previously worked fine, now are VERBOTEN!! Instead, I was suggested to change the names of the pages and remove the tmp- part.. Changing the names of 14 pages is not much work but checking and correcting 700 webpages for broken links is a lot of work... Also, checking all the images on these pages for proper links out of my database is a lot of work as I suspect the Guest pages hold about 500+ images at least!
MidPhase is working on another solution so we have to wait until they manage to find out what exactly got screwed up.

Updated the mystery of a DC-3 found in Bogota... See Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

15Jul08
Bart Nopper and Hans Wiesman went to Madagascar in May08 to salvage parts of some DC-3s, link provided on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
David Tanner shot some impressive photos of P-2 airtankers T07 and T45; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

14Jul08
Peter Skerry went to Alaska in May 2008, here is his pictorial report

13Jul08
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the CDF airtankerbase at Hemet-Ryan,CA

12Jul08
Rolf Larsson sent me some vintage Ilyushin 14 images; see Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

10Jul08
Allan Heath sent me a vintage image of CV440 of Highline Airways Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

09Jul08
Raymond Oostergo provided me with some images of 'Dutch Connie' N749NL doing a gearswingtest recently.
Update on US Southwest 2008, some images taken at Perris,CA

08Jul08
Martin Prince Jr sent me some pics again of Beavers at Lake Hood in May08; click HERE...
Added Propliners and para planes at Lake Elsinore 14May08

07Jul08
Updates on Abandoned Wrecks of the North

06Jul08
With photos from John Olafson and Fred Barnes I started a new page for Photos by Friends & Guests (14)

05Jul08
Added a pic of DC-3 N91016, abandoned at Nikolski,AK to Abandoned Wrecks of the North
In the gallery Airlines Remembered (long ignored) added a profile of Nationwide Airlines, Custom Air Transport, GIRjet, Bravo Air Congo, Focus Air Cargo and Afrinat

04Jul08
Updated visit to Chino,CA and US Southwest 2008
Timo de Vries sent a fine photo of DC-3 9Q-CUK of Ake Jansson's Vallentuna Aviatörförening; added to

05Jul08
Added an aerial survey item on the page of Aero Service Corp.
Dirk Septer writes about 757 flights across the "Hump"
Gord sent me images of an unidentified wreck, added to Abandoned Wrecks of the North

02Jul08
Added pages on a visit to Chino,CA

29Jun08
Steve Kinder sent a mystery photos of a DC-3 found in Bogota... added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Gary Lewis sent me some images of C-47 'Boston Boomerang', also added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

28Jun08
Rich Hulina sent me some images of his newly acquired Turbine DHC-3 Otter, C-FCZP; see Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

27Jun08
Added some missing info on recent update to Martin Prince Jr's page
Update on US Southwest 2008, to which I added a Milestones of Flight museum at Lancaster,CA

26Jun08
Added a rampshot of San Juan,PR loaded with C-47s, on Dirk Septer's page
Joey Barnes sent me a map of where that Beech 18 is which he wants to recover from the water... Abandoned Wrecks of the North.
Martin Prince Jr sent me some images taken at the recently held Alaska Airmen's Association Trade Show in Anchorage.

25Jun08
Came across two Minden Air tankers at Lancaster; added to US Southwest 2008

24Jun08
Update on US Southwest 2008, to which I added a visit to Minter Field,CA

23Jun08
Update on US Southwest 2008, to which I added a WW2 Memorial at Mefford

22Jun08
Another update on US Southwest 2008

21Jun08
Updated Roger Wyckoff's webpage with a reaction by a former C-119 mecanic, Reed Dearing.
Geurt van den Berg sent some images from Opa Locka; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Added on US Southwest 2008 photos take at the Hiller Aviation Museum in Hayward

19Jun08
Added a reaction regarding the mystery photo
Added item on Questions and Answers
Rolf Larsson sent some interesting vintage pics of a DC-6... Added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

17Jun08
Nigel Aylmer sent me a 'mystery photo' which I added to the Guests page for Old Jets
Made a start with US Southwest 2008

16Jun08
Timo sent me a photo of CC-129 (DC-3) 12949 preserved at Winnipeg CFB Heritage Park; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

13Jun08
Joey Barnes sent me a photo of the DC-3 he intends to recover from the Canadian North; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

12Jun08
Added a fine photo of DC-6B 9Y-TEC, made by Ron Mak in 1977, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

11Jun08
Martin Prince Jr, my loyal reporter from Bethel,AK, sent me a contribition; added to Martin's Page
Ray Fread sent some historical images of the old Sharjah airport; added Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

10Jun08
Ray Fread flew Twin Otters for Cayman Islands recently, added some images on Ray Fread's Photos of Propellor Planes

08Jun08
Nigel Aylmer sent me an image of Beech H18 N8934M; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

07Jun08
Geurt van den Berg sent me several images of DC-3's in Florida; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

06Jun08
John Olafson sent me some recent images of Turbine Otter C-FMAU transferring from wheels to floats...

05Jun08
Paul Smit sent me a photo taken at Salzburg in 1968; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

03Jun08
Harper Poling sent me some images of Everts Air' N888DG at Aurora,OR May08; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

10-31May08
Nil updates due vacation

30Apr08:
Phil Gies sent me several images, which were added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

26Apr08:
Mike Leary sent me some very nice images taken in Africa, added onto Stories, and Photos by Friends & Guests (13) plus onto a new page: Vintage Airliners, photos by Friends & Guests

24Apr08:
Added dates and history details on the Convair-Liner
Two propliners survive a tornado at North Little Rock Airport, many small aircraft don't..

22Apr08:
Roger Cain sent me an update on Invader "Dragon Lady", added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

21Apr08:
Dave Dula sent me images of the Twin Beech used at Atlanta Technical College, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)

13Apr08:
Ron Lapp sent me images in April 2008 of 'GWLT's rebirth as a Canadian warbird !!

11Apr08:
Alexandre Avrane of ATDB.org provided identification and images of the DC-3's stored at N'Djamena
Steve Kinder provided photo of HS748 S2-AAX, prepared for a new future; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Rolf Larsson sent me some vintage IL-14 scans, added on Photos by Friends & Guests ( Page 13)

09Apr08:
Added a page dedicated to a visit to the Lancaster Air Museum at Nanton,Alberta 23Sep07

06Apr08:
Added images by Ron Mak of IL-18 ER-ICB at Istanbul onto Ron's Webpage

05Apr08:
Added in the Mystery Gallery a page on Douglas DC-3 71253 preserved in Slovenia: c/n?
One thing led to another.. The search for the identity of a DC-3 stored at Winnipeg led to Sean Keating sending 1989 pics of two Perimeter Airlines DC-3, which I added onto Sean's Gallery on this website.
Martin Suter sent me some vintage Braniff advertisements, added on Braniff Remembered
Ron Mak sent some 1991 pix of unidentified DC-3's near Madrid; added onto Ron's Webpage

04Apr08:
Added pages dedicated to a visit to Winnipeg's Western Canada Aviation Museum (20Sep07)

30Mar08:
Added a page dedicated to a visit to Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum, Hamilton, Ontario (17Sep07)
Added 'This Day in History' on the Main Index Page

28Mar08:
A few images dedicated to my visit to Western Development Museum (Transport) - Moose Jaw,Saskatchewan
Added ILA 2008 Hanover details to air events
An-12 EW-266TI by Timo de Vries added on Photos by Friends & Guest page 13
Pat Kilkenny sent me a nice winterstudy of DC-3 N85SA at Fremont,OH; added to ...Guests

26Mar08:
Jürgen Scherbarth provided a photo of C-FBFV to go with the identity of a stored DC-3 at Winnipeg IAP.

25Mar08:
Reactions helped to find an answer for the identity of a stored DC-3 at Winnipeg IAP.

24Mar08:
Don McDonald sent me a photo of the Coulson Martin Mars airtankers, in winter hybernation at Sproat Lake.
Compiled webpages on my visit to Brandon's Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum
Added a Search For... page: the identity of a stored DC-3 at Winnipeg IAP.

22Mar08:
Added a 1951 Braniff advertisement on my Remember Braniff page
Added an update to the C-119 Kaiser-Frazer mystery

11Mar08:
Added a page on Lambair and the Lamb family of Winnipeg, who pioneered the Canadian northern airways
Dave Fenwick sent me some photo's of DC-3 N7119 crashed at Tammanrasset
John Vogel's contributions open a new page, Page 13, Photos by Friends & Guests

10Mar08:
Added another tale to Tales & Tributes
Added Dirk Septer's showcase on vintage prop planes

09Mar08:
Ed Brewer made an appeal for info on Campbell Tract, former BLM firebomberbase. Photos included.

08Mar08:
Tribute to Jeff Whitesell's dream, and end to it, with Martin 404 N636X ferried to museum.
Added a page dedicated to floatplanes found at Selkirk,MAN 28Sep07

06Mar08:
Carl Gootzen made photos available to me of PBY-6 N285RA on roadtransport 27Feb08.
S.Valsson sent me a photo of surviving propliners at N'Djamena,Chad; added on Photos by Friends & Guests p.12
Updated Victor Bout, where did he go? with news about his arrest in Thailand

05Mar08:
Heinz Rentmeister identified the DC-3 at Zamboanga, on Ron Mak's gallery.

03Mar08:
George offered an identity for a crashed Norseman at Witchai Lake, updated Questions & Answers accordingly
Stefan Kuna sent me some images ov CV440 3C-JJO stored at Evora, Portugal.
John Olafson sent me photos taken at the Palm Sprinks air museum recently: Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
Graham Robson provided another image of C-119 N3267U
Bo Wiberg contributed a story for Tales & Tributes
Jones Cesar Dalazen provided photos of C-47A PP-YPU preserved in Canarana,Brasil

01Mar08:
Added an An-2 pic on the Off-airport (Europe) page, on display in Budapest,Hungary
Graham Robson sent some C-119 photos, used on C-119s for Flight of the Phoenix but also as a start for...
...a new page on the C-119 Flying Boxcar: 'page 2'

29Feb08:
Added some An-2 photos from Dr Petér Moys collection to Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
Added a page Tales & Tributes, stories that may appear stranger than fiction...

28Feb08:
Added Bushplanes at Nestor Falls, Ontario. This is the final page of a series on the trail of bushplanes in Northwest Ontario.
Bo Wiberg sent a reply to the C-119 N3267U webpage ("to be or not to be, at Nairobi")
Steve Smith solve the question on Timemachine: where & when was this?
Update on the DC-3 N91016 at Unmak island,Alaska was found in March 2008 copy of Airways

26Feb08:
Updated Timemachine: where & when was this? with two suggestions

25Feb08:
Created a page dedicated to vintage photos by Frits Klinkhamer.

23Feb08:
Michel Lozares Sánchez wrote a book on the PBY-5a in Spanish Service; details on Cuatro Vientos 2004
Michel Lozares also provided valuable details on the Boeing Stratocruiser cafetaria in Spain

22Feb08:
Stephen Ngingo ended the uncertainty of a C-119 seen on Google Earth at Nairobi.
Jörg Windmueller came up with a different theory on identity of Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser in Spain
Rolf Larsson goes back in time on Timemachine: where & when was this?
Brian McDonough and Nigel Aylmer sent pics of an early ConvairLiner; msn 2; Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

21Feb08:
The unidentified now identified: Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser in Spain
Sigurjón Valsson provided various updates for my Iceland 2007 page

20Feb08:
Added Unidentified Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser in Spain

19Feb08:
Added a page in my gallery Bushplanes in Northwest Ontario: Fort Frances
Added The Best Skytrains (or the Skytrains at Best), by Karl E. Hayes
Karl Hayes found out the identity of the DC-3 N61696 which was operated by AUTEC and which is not identified in the Air Britain monograph
Pétur P.Johnson provided me with corrections / additons for my Iceland 2007 page

18Feb08:
Updated A Canadair CL-44 survives at Brazzaville

17Feb08:
Risen from the dead: a CL-44 seems to survive at Brazzaville (DRC)! Photo added onto A Canadair CL-44 survives at Brazzaville

14Feb08:
Added an interesting question about the crash of C-47A TS436 on 19Feb45 on Questions & Answers
Someone is looking for a vintage 'wreck' to be added to a theme restaurant in Maine; added to Questions & Answers
Updated the Air Events 2008 page with 1 item

13Feb08:
Added a page on a visit to Atikokan Aero at Atikokan's Steep Rock Lake Seaplane base

12Feb08:
Matt Miller provided a theory on the identity of the plane wreck at Snag,YT. Added to Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Richard Huisman sent me a photo of a derelict Lockheed P-2 Neptune at Curacao; added to Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

11Feb08:
Photo update to C-119 N3267U, sent by Schelte Heerema

10Feb08:
Schelte Heerema made me aware that at least on Google Earth C-119 N3267U is still at Nairobi Intl Airport.
He also added a terrific tale on this Flying Boxcar.
Onward on the bushplane trail in Northwest Ontario: Ignace,ONT.

09Feb08:
Added the obituary of bushpilot Jimmy 'Midnight' Anderson onto Alberta Aviation Museum (2006) page
Back on the bushplane trail in Northwest Ontario: Savant Lake

08Feb08:
Ron Mak sent me photos of 727 UN-B2702 for my page V.Bout: where did he go?
Steve Kinder followed suit with Antonov propliners, added that same page
Updated the tale of DC-3 Survivor at Unmak Island on Abandoned wrecks of the North with another photo
Updated the page in the Mystery gallery on The Search for DC-3 ECT-025
Created an Air Events page, to list upcoming vintage aviation events not listed on common air show calendars
Dr. Péter Moys sent me a nice 1960s SABENA OO-SDQ, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

07Feb08:
Andreas Morgner made me aware of a DC-3 Survivor: added to Abandoned wrecks of the North
Added an interesting account & pics on flying the B-17 by Larry Kraus on Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
On the C-119 page I added photos by Larry Kraus too

06Feb08:
Updated Victor Bout: where did he go?
Updated Victor Bout in the movies with an upcoming movie starring Angelina Jolie
Added a page in Mystery gallery for The Search for DC-3 ECT-025
Added photos of the DC-3s present at Rolla Int'l Airport, Vichy, Missouri, provided by Albert Stix Jr
Jason Pineau sent me a selection of photos, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
Nigel Aylmer sent me the remains of a Carvair at Griffin some years ago, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
Hugo Ruiz sent some 1950s C-119 photos, which were added onto C-119 Information page

05Feb08:
Added Google Ads on my indexpage, a start..

04Feb08:
UPDATED: page on the Ft.Ross C-47 wreck
ADDED: another page in the Victor Bout dossier; VB: where did he go?

31Jan08:
ADDED: 2 photos sent by Ron Mak of YS-11 RP-C3592 involved in an accident, Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-
ADDED: Arnold Begeman sent me photos of a preserved V.Viscount G-AZNA, Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

30Jan08:
TRAVEL: added a page on Sep/Oct 2007 through parts of Northwest Ontario

28Jan08:
ADDED: a Miami New Times (19930 article on 'Gus' Conner, legend from Miami's Corrosion Corner
Completed deletion of the webmaster emailadress from all webpages.

26Jan08:
ADDED: a photo in the search of details & identity of the DC-3 wreckage at Fort Ross.
ADDED: John Cormie sent an excellent photo of a Catalina at work over a fire: Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

24Jan08:
ADDED: More phototo of DC-4 N44915 on its "last flight", see Photos by Friends & Guests ( page 11)
ADDED: Page 12 of Photos by Friends & Guests. Opening with Antonov An-2 photos by Dr Péter Moys
ADDED: photo DC-3 CP-1419 by Rolf Larsson to Photos by Friends & Guests -Page 12-

22Jan08:
UPDATE: Herbert Berg contributed additional info on Pembroke D-CAKE displayed at Sinsheim
UPDATE: Terry Holowach sent in a welcome account on the Stored at Saskatoon: Canadair CL-66B's

21Jan08:
UPDATE: Red Deer pages Buffalo Airways and Air Spray

19Jan08:
ADDED: 2 pages on 24Sep07 visit to Red Deer,ALB -- Buffalo Airways and Air Spray
UPDATED: Lars Opland's page with info by Dave Hilchie, 1 photo and obituary of Jim Ruotsala

16Jan08:
MAINTENANCE: removing email adress Webmaster (replaced by Contact); website numbers over 650 webpages in total.
UPDATE: added C-46 photos to Ron Mak's webpage
UPDATE: added a C-46 photo on the gallery Abandoned Wrecks of the North

14Jan08:
TRAVEL: added a few images to UK 2007 to illustrate Rievaulx Abbey in its glory days

12Jan08:
Images of a stormdamaged DC-3 added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
Updated the mystery of a USN C-47 at Dakar,Senegal (1967)

11Jan08:
Rolf Larsson asked help in solving the mystery of a USN C-47 at Dakar,Senegal (1967)
Updated my report on the stored Canadair CL-66B's at Saskatoon Airport, Saskatchewan

10Jan08:
Added a compilation of photos sent by Rich Hulina on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)

07Jan08:
Solved: mystery of C-47 0-4657

06Jan08:
Added some vintage photos to Lars Opland's webpage
Mike Charters sent me a photo of the B-36 wreckage near Goose Bay; added Wrecks of the North
Dan Leidal remembers Duane Egli, who is mentioned on one of the Victor Bout pages.
Nigel Aylmer sent some photos taken in Georgia,USA; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
Henk Geerlings asked help in solving the mystery of C-47 0-4657
Ian Macintosh provided many details with which I could update my page on Sioux Lookout
Dr Péter Moys sent me photos of HA-YHF, an aircrafttype underrepresented on my website: Antonov An-2. Added Friends..
R.Barry Nance (retired UAL Capt now) has memories to share on C-54 56504 (now stored in Fairbanks)

05Jan08:
Updated my page on Cory's Restoration Project C-FQVE with photos of my visit in Sep07
A report on the stored Canadair CL-66B's at Saskatoon Airport, Saskatchewan

02Jan08:
Happy New Year!
Ed Zaruk contributed with comments on Norseman CF-KVB to Ray Fread's page
Hugo Ruiz provide photos of USMC C-119s to be added on the C-119 information page
Added contribution to Questions & Answers
A book has been written by Douglas Farah & Stephen Braun on the subject of Victor Bout, 'Merchant of Death'

31Dec07:
Bud Foster sent some info which I could add onto the C-119 Info page
Bob Patullo sent photos from Canso Mary K, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)

28Dec07:
In the gallery Airlines Remembered added Vega Airlines
Lou Ruggiero sent me photos of AC-119s sitting in their reventments at Phan Rang Air Base: C-119 Information
Added more vintage photos to Ray Fread's page

27Dec07:
Mark Fidler sent some images of a former DC7 Steakhouse: added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
Rolf Larsson sent me a nice update for my Off-airport (Europe) section.
Rolf also sent a photo of how DC-2 'PH-AJU' at Albury looked in the 1990s: added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
And Rolf also sent a 1965 image of Convair PH-CGD, operated my Linjeflyg while leased from Martinair.
And there seems no end to Rolf's goodies: he also sent a 1997 image of N44915 to add to the ongoing affair of this historic aeroplane..
And Martin Prince Jr sent me another winter image from Alaska: Everts' DC-6B N151

24Dec07:
Added some humor to the website with this Christmas tale: Twas The Night Before Christmas...
Added crash details of Turbo Dak C-FMKB on Photos by Friends & Guestes -page 5-

23Dec07:
Finished another chapter from my recent Canada trip: Bushplanes at Sioux Lookout,ONT
Rich Hulina sent me 2 powerful images of DHC-3T C-FNWX in winter operation: Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
Timo de Vries sent me some photos of HS748 C-FFFS Wasaya A/W: also added on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)

16Dec07:
Rolf Larsson sent an update on the Off-airport preserved DC-3 224049 at Norrtälje, scroll to bottom page

15Dec07:
Updated DC-3 N5000E with Aero Service-page with crash details of another DC-3, N7119, as provided by Dave Fenwick.

14Dec07:
Added history comprehensive information on N44915, provided by Aad van der Voet
Anthony Martini provided information on Alaska pioneer aviator Frank Dorbandt, added on Questions & Answers
Dave Moody identified the unknown person on the photo, on Lars Opland's page, as Alaska aviation pioneer Ed Young
Added a title on Recommended Reading
Added information on Bristol Freighter CF-TFX

13Dec07:
Added a report on a visit to Dryden,Ontario recently.

10Dec07:
Updated the page about the Ft.Ross DC-3 wreck with some Google Earth screendumps.
Mac McCrimmon sent details about a DC-3 wreck at Malcolm Island, added on Wreck of the North.
Richard Simms sent a photo about restoration prograss on DC-3 N569R

09Dec07:
In the Gallery Airlines Remembered I added Das Air Cargo

07Dec07:
Canso C-FIZU lives on at St.Anthony, Newfoundland: added on Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 11
Dan Warren rescued the forward fuselage of DC-4 N44915 from the scrapman; photos on the same page

06Dec07:
Added in the Travel Gallery: impression of a roadtrip through Canada's Prairie Provinces.

03Dec07:
Added in the Travel gallery: impression of a visit to Manitoba's Museum of Man and Nature (Winnipeg)

01Dec07:
Added in the Travel gallery: a visit to Toronto in Sep.2007

30Nov07:
More bushplanes! Added Ray Fread's Photos of Propellor Planes

29Nov07:
Lee Cormie sent a fascinating account of a 1943 Arctic Rescue, plus the question of status of C-47 remains at Fort Ross.
John Olafson sent some nice pics of CV580 C-FKFZ; added on Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 11
Also added some fine pics of L.1049G CF-TGE, added on Same page

28Nov07:
Lothar Grim send me a b/w photo of DC-3 N569R, subject of the "Cinema to Home" -page
Dave Rowlands sent a photo of 2 twin Otters, ski-equipped: added on Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 11
Added on item on my Questions & Answers page.
Nigel Aylmer sent me 2 interesting pics of a recent visit to Warner Robins AFB, added on Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 11
James Kightly of Air Heritage provided 2 pics of lockheed L.12 VH-HID, added same page.
James Ferguson provided a DC-6 in winter entourage, N400UA at Bethel: added same page.

27Nov07:
Added 2 C-46 photos of Timo de Vries, taken at Gimli, on Photos by Friends & Guests,Page 11
Also on Photos by Friends & Guests - Page 11 photos sent by Andrew Farr, Gordon Reid and Roger Soupart.

26Nov07:
Updated page Victor Bout (27) with details on British Gulf Int'l
Started Page 11, Photos by Friends & Guests. Fred Barnes opened it with Noorduyn Norseman CF-FQI.
DC-6 HI-474CT survives in a disco in Punta Cana, see Off-airport Latin America

25Nov07:
Added in my Canada 2007 report: Bushplanes at Red Lake, ONT.
Timo de Vries went to Canada too, some photos added on Aero Space Museum, Calgary and Photos by Friends (10).

23Nov07:
Gene A. Millspaugh, Lt. Col. USAF-Ret., sent me his memories of C-124 ops at Sparrevohn,AK; added on Gene Sanders page.

22Nov07:
Added inflight photos from DC-3 G-AMPY and DC-6 G-APSA as sent by Klaas Reinder Sluijs. On Photos by Friends (10).
Bob Reid sent some photos of the scrapping of C-118A XA-TDR / N48AW: Photos by Friends (10).
Ron Mak sent a photo of Vickers Viking G-AIVG at Basle, which does not seem to make progress in its restoration. Here.

16Nov07:
Added in my Canada 2007 report: Bushplanes at Ear Falls, ONT.
Ron Mak sent me more photos recently take in the Philippines plus a selcetion of vintage C-46s! See Ron Mak's page.

15Nov07:
Added photos by Roger Soupart of C-47A EC-FDH on Off-airport Europe.
Karl E. Hayes sent me a nice pic of Turbine Otter N443CB, added on Photos by Friends (10). And also a pic of Otter 144672.
Martin Prince Jr caught N351CA at Bethel,CA.
Rich Hulina sent me an impressive photo of Turbine Otter C-FNWX on take off: on Photos by Friends (10).

14Nov07:
Dave Rowlands sent me a reaction concerning Aero Service Corporation
Martin Prince Jr sent some interesting photos on DC-6A N7780B, detailing the Howard Hughes artwork.
Chris Schneider sent me some pics of one of his S-2 Tracker, N406DF. Added on Photos by Friends (10).

13Nov07:
Convair CV240 N314H lives on in Sheffield,Ohio... for now.
Added Bushplanes at Vermilion Bay, Ontario [2007]

11Nov07:
Added a page in the Victor Bout dossier: is Galaxy Air a Victor Bout airline?

07Nov07:
Mark O.Williams sent me an update on the fate of C-130A 56-0496, a former 'inmate' at Greybull

06Nov07:
Martin Prince Jr sent me 2 images, shot under rather artistic circumstances!

06Nov07:
Janna Swales sent me some photos of her crash hike to the C-47 at Haines Junction, in the Ruby Mountains
Ken Lubinski sent me a photo of a Twin Otter, half disappearing under the ice! Added on Photos by Friends (10).
Ken also sent pics of Bristol Freighter CF-TFZ, in muck and deep snow; added on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
And he sent an anecdote, flying with Jim McAvoy, which I added in Yellowknife 2006 page 2.

05Nov07:
Added Bushplanes at Kenora, Ontario [2007]

04Nov07:
Updates on my Questions & Answers page

27oct07:
John Olafson sent me photos of DC-3 NC17233 too, added on Photos by Friends (10).
Dick van den Heuvel sent me propliner images, made in Alaska & Canada in 2006; added on Photos by Friends (10).

30oct07:
Added photos taken at the Aviodrome on 14Sep07

27oct07:
Brian McDonough sent me photos of DC-3 NC17233 'Flagship of Detroit', added on Photos by Friends (10).

26oct07:
Dick Gilbert sent me an 1980 photo of a Convair C-131 surviving at Beaufort County Airport and a recent photograph of C-118A 5Y-SJP at Lokichoggio, added on Photos by Friends (10).
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a photo of N47FK Fifi Kate, added on Photos by Friends (10).

25oct07:
Added photos sent by Stewart Lanham on my Off-Airport Asia page: preserved C-47A 9414.

24oct07:
Maarten Stoltenberg sent me a very nice photo of a DC-3 at Guayaquil; see Photos by Friends and Guests (10)

22oct07:
Added photos on Martin Prince Jr's webpage: DHC-3T Otter N87AW in Bethel

21oct07:
Added a report on my visit to FNT First Nation Transportation at Gimli in Sep.2007

13oct07:
Updated the webpage John Caruso tells about a Turkey Hauler... with some info on yet another DC-3: N63250
Have started a 2nd page on photos sent by Martin Prince Jr from Bethel,AK

10oct07:
Updated the webpage on SC7 Skyvan N101WA with information provided by David Langhoff

09Oct07:
Updated the page on the Beriev Be-6 in the Ukraine with information provided by Hans Hoogers

18Sep07:
The website came back online after MidPhase found out theirs was an overreaction to an incidental increase of visitors caused by my website being the temporary subject on a popular forum. Thanks but no thanks, MidPhase!

15Sep07:
Webhost Midphase.com pulled the plug on my website, just like that. Because (inspite of contracted unlimited bandwidth) they found their server could not cope with the daily average of 100-200 visitors a day (server RAM and CPU use). No more website and no more email. Snap, just like that. There was of course an offer for a solution, obviously at against hugely increased costs...!

12Sep07:
Added a photo of DC-3 N8042X at Petersburg,AK by Mark Petry on Photos by Friends and Guests (10)

02Sep07:
Further work on submerged DC-3's in Nassau, Bahamas

01Sep07:
A DC-3 in Venezuela proved a nice addition for the Mystery Gallery
Also added in this gallery a page about submerged DC-3's in Nassau, Bahamas

31Aug07:
Added a report by Ron Mak of recent visits to the Philippines.
Added photos by Phil Gies, Sean Keating, John Olafson and George Chomokovski on Photos by Friends and Guests (9)

29Aug07:
Report on my visit to RAF Museum Hendon in July 2007

24Aug07:
Jesse Brinson sent me a 2005 photoreport of a visit to the deserted air museum at Battle Mountain,NV

23Aug07:
Added some Lake Hood Beavers on Martin Prince Jr's webpage
Stewart Lanham sent me some interesting photos of forward fuselage C-47 JA5019 surviving in Haneda, Japan; see Off-airport

22Aug07:
Martin Prince Jr sent me some photos taken at Talkeetna,AK

20Aug07:
Peter Vanderpoel shares memories on Convair C-131 N8149H on Propliners US Eastcoast, 2005
George Chomokovski sent some interesting photos of the Western Canada Aviation Museum storage yard in St.Andrews,Manitoba.

19Aug07:
Martin Prince Jr sent some images of DHC-2 floatplanes, added on his page.
Nigel Aylmer sent me some photos of a Beech TC-45J at Atlanta Tech, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (9)

18Aug07:
Mark Ohman sent me photos of Viscount CF-THG under restoration, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (9)

16Aug07:
Added a page dedicated to a visit to De Havilland Heritage Centre

14Aug07:
Martin Prince Jr came across DHC-2 N1018D of Willow Air at Willow lake (Alaska).
Received photos from an unidentified Catalina hull, arriving at an unknown location...

13Aug07:
Stewart Lanham sent some photos of the interior of PP-VBF, DC-3 ex/ VARIG. Added here.

12Aug07:
James Rachetto sent some photos of a fine Ford Tri-motor and Aad van der Voet provided the history, look here.

11Aug07:
Tim Berg sent an aerial shot of another plane wreck in Alaska, added on Abandoned Plane Wrecks in the North
Added a fantastic 'Alaska Anecdote', by Greg Wood: Propliners in Alaska, 2003 (page 2)
John Lozon sent me a photo of C-121C 54-0177 which has long been retired to a museum, see Brian McDonough's page.

10Aug07:
John Olafson sent me photos of DHC-3 Otter N342AK which is to be reconfigured to Turbine: added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9
Kevin Kearney send me some photos of progress on C-97 N117GA of the BAHF; added on same page.

09Aug07:
Dean Steer sent (1956) photos of Bristol Freighter CF-TFZ, made by Keith Steer, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9

08Aug07:
Added another photo of Howard Hughes' visit to Fairbanks on Phil Webb's page
Jürgen Scherbarth sent me a 2007 fleetlist of Buffalo Airways, added this to my accounts on Buffalo here and here
John Olafson sent me a fine photo of a Grumman Widgeon, see Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9

07Aug07:
Peter Bakker sent me a welcome addition for the Iceland page
Big update on Neville Webb's page

06Aug07:
Added a page dedicated to photos by Brian McDonough
Dale Schall sent some airtanker photos, added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9
John Olafson sent something on more or less the same subject, see Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9
Douglas planes at Douglas,GA... photos by Nigel Aylmer on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9
Updated Neville Webb's page
All 109 pages in the Airlines Remembered gallery corrected on up-to-date html script; results invisible to the visitor!

05Aug07:
Fred Mitchell had some C-119 memories to share, added on C-119 Info Page

02Aug07:
Phil Schaefer sent a photo of a B-24 wreckage in Alaska: added on Abandoned wrecks in the North
Brian Maddison helped out with a photo of the first C-46 registered C-GIXZ

01Aug07:
John Olafson sent a report from Red Deer, which I added on Photos by Friends and Guests (9)

30Jul07:
Sid Royse walks memory lane, memories shared by John Caruso
Added a new page Photos by Friends and Guests (9), with contributions by John Olafson, Stefan Wunderlin, Keith Gaskell, Brian McDonough and Kyle Cameron

27Jul07:
Added photos of DC-3 CF-QBI "Spirit of Harbour Grace" on Neville Webb's webpage
Added Conair's Tanker 46 C-GHLY to Martin Prince's page

26Jul07:
Travel: added a page dedicated to a short trip to the UK

25Jul07:
Richard Church provided photos which Hs.748 C-FTTW incurred in 1998, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

24Jul07:
Bob Livingstone sent photos of a campervan, VH-DAK, which I added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

23Jul07:
Updated Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North with info on C-46s near Thompson,MAN.
Photos of DC-4 C-GPSH being repaired at Carat Lake can be found on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

21Jul07:
Had an interesting addition on the Questions and Answers page
Stewart Lanham sent me some nice additions, An-2's in Budapest, for the Off-airport Europe section.

20Jul07:
Antti Hyvärinen sent me an impressive shot of the remains of C-7A N2225C at Port Alsworth

17Jul07:
Added a nice recollection by Steven Martin about a flight with DC-3 N5831B

16Jul07:
David Layne sent me a vintage photo of a Vicker Vimy, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

15Jul07:
Added a page on this year's Flying Legends air display at Duxford,UK
Cameron Baird sent me some photos of N6519C Clipper Liberty Bell, posted these on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
Phil Gies sent me 2 photos of the interior of Constellation CF-RNR / CF-TGE, added Surviving Connies

12Jul07:
Ray Stickel sent me a C-46 photo for Abandoned wrecks in the North.

11Jul07:
Updated Photos by Friends and Guests (8) with a contributions by Dirk Septer
Dirk Septer also wrote a profile on the unique Beech 18 Sea Wind, which crashed last April.

03Jul07:
Added in my gallery of travel pages, my report on a recent trip to Iceland.

01Jul07:
Updated Photos by Friends and Guests (8) with contributions by Graeme Mills and Fred Barnes.
Also added a photo of a fine DHC-2 Beaver on Joe-Joe's page.

28Jun07:
Updated the page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North with a C-119 on the Koyukuk River and further research to the wreck at Beaver Creek, as result of a message by Sheldon Rose.

27Jun07:
Added Grumman S-2 airtanker photos on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

25Jun07:
Some small corrections and additions on Propliners in Iceland, june 2007
Added recollections of Daniel Lopez on Gene Sander's page on Sparrevohn,AK
Added a mystery wreck in the York Mountains, Alaska
In gallery Airlines Remembered I amended info on FlyAir, as it seems to be returning to business

24Jun07:
Don MacDonald sent me a nice photo of Canso CF-DIL, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

23Jun07:
Updated Neville Webb's page with some HS.748 photos.
And Kyle Cameron sent me some HS.748 photos too: Air North has a new colourscheme!

22Jun07:
Added Propliners in Iceland, june 2007

12Jun07:
DC-2 N1934D arrived at Museum of Flight, fully restored; photo (sent by Dennis Parks) added Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
CF-TGE Super Constellation arriving at Rome,NY for refurbishment, photo via Dennis Parks on Surviving Connies.

30May07:
Added a Lisinov Li-2 in the Off-airport gallery
Added nice Beech 18 photos from Nigel Aylmer and Bernard Filiatrault at Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

29May07:
Added some fine photos on Martin Prince Jr's webpage

27May07:
Added more photos and info on Neville Webb's webpage

25May07:
Added a page dedicated to photos from Neville Webb

23May07:
Ted Quackenbush sent me some photos of sad remains: two airtankers scrapped at Redmond,OR
Also added some vintage Alaska aviation photos again on Phil Smith' webpage
And updated the page on a Mystery 1940s DC-3 in Vernon,BC

21May07:
Added text and history details to Aviodrome 2007 page
Updated my page Photos by Friends & Guests (7) with news on DC-3 VH-CWS and Classic Wings
On the same page added some nice photos of DC-3 N3006 and An-12 UK-12002 of SRX-Avialeasing
In the Search for -gallery added a Mystery 1940s DC-3 in Vernon,BC

20May07:
Updated my Deep South page with info on DC-3 N47060, asprovided by Aaad van de Voet
Updated my Airtanker Identification page with photos of Lockheed PV-2s N7080C and N7458C as provided by Ralph Pettersen
Added another photo to the page dedicated to Phil Smith's collection

19May07:
Added some nice Alaska pioneering days photos on the page dedicated to Phil Smith's collection

18May07:
Added an interesting question to my Questions & Answers page: a question about L.Constellation cabin lay out.

17May07:
Fred Wallis sent me some photos of the unfortunate N82FA, now stored at Nenana; see Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

14May07:
Added PH-TET Constellation, photo sent by Ed Berlage, on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

12May07:
With photos by Gerben Groothuis I started a new page on the subject Photos by Friends and Guests (8)

12May07:
Added some nice Martinair photos provided by Roger Rudolf: LACSA A320's in MP livery

11May07:
Slowly starting routine work on the website again, though still have to do considerable amount of checking and correcting after recent move of the website.
Added an item of a sunken DC-3: N782T as St.Thomas, Virgin Islands
Added photo of DHC-2 N39303 by Martin Prince Jr on his page

08May07:
Today and yesterday been working on moving my website from Webhosts Digitalus.nl to MidPhase.com; still checking on missing files & images plus configuring my email accounts.
Added a page in Viktor Bout's dossier: US Treasury sanctions Congo firms for arms trade

05May07:
Added some nice photos of DC-3 N777YA as provided by Bart Tiernan

03May07:
Added a page dedicated to the visit to Amsterdam IAP of An-22 UR-09307 yesterday and today.
Updated a webpage containing info on DC-3 N877MG, as provided by Kent Wien

02May07:
Updated the Aviodrome 2007 page with some photos of restoration work on the Ju-52/CASA 352L

01May07:
Today was the Ju-52/CASA 352L roll out at the Aviodrome, so I made a start on a page dedicated to this

29Apr07:
Added Golden North Airways, asper suggestion by Ken Price, to the list of early Alaskan operators

28Apr07:
Phil Smith sent me a series of interesting photos and I dedicate a page to these; Aviation History by Phil Smith

26Apr07:
Henk Geerlings sent 2 photos of C-54s N6702 and N67024, with an interesting question: Friends and Guests, Page 7

25Apr07:
Lynn Alexander sent some Alaskan Propliners photos, added these on Friends and Guests, Page 7

24Apr07:
Added a photo of EuroBelgian Airlines uniform on EuroBelgian Airlines Remembered
Added photos of Bob Reeve and (the real) Hans Mirow on Lars Opland's page
Martin Prince sent me some nice photos of Everts Air Cargo DC-6BF N6586C, added to his page
Henk Geerlings sent some photos of DC-6s: added on Friends and Guests, Page 7

23Apr07:
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos from Vito Cedrini, Phil Gies and Phil Smith

20Apr07:
Updated html code and links of Prop Transports at Schiphol PAGE ONE, TWO and THREE

19Apr07:
Reinstated my webpage Nighttransport for the Aviodrome (2003) and almost done with Visit Aviodrome 13Apr07

18Apr07:
Updated my Questions and Answers page with an interesting item on South Vietnamese Air Force One
Added photos to the page of Martin Prince Jr

17Apr07:
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photo of Starliner N7316C, sent by Gerben Groothuis

16Apr07:
Added a contribution by Howard Thomson to the Yellowknife 2006 page
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos sent by John Olafson.

15Apr07:
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos sent by Gerben Groothuis and John Olafson.

14Apr07:
Corrected ICAO code Aero Lloyd, thanks to Stefano Dal Zotto for observing my clerrical error
Received nice update on Butler Aircraft Company.

11Apr07:
Added an item on Bimini Wrecks
In Photos by Friends and Guests (page 7), added VH-CWS as sent by Christian and photos from the lone surviving Dornier Wal as sent by Heinz Rentmeister
Martin Prince Jr sent another shot from the World of Snow: Turbo Otter N103SY
Pieter Nederveen wrote me some some additional info on F.50 (F.27) PH-OSI at Aviodrome Museum

09Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Eurobelgian Airlines
Checked and eliminated some of the links on my Links page

08Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Air Toulouse International

06Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Cronus Airlines (2001), Sabre Airways (2001), Canadian Airlines International
and Air Zena Georgian Airlines (2004)

05Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Azzurra Air, Braathens SAFE and Braathens

04Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Deutsche BA and Dba

03Apr07:
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added MNG Pax

02Apr07:
Revised and added info on Invicta Airlines, based on comments made by Barry Humphries
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with info on aircraft repainting at Air North
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added Helios Airways

01Apr07:
Added a surviving C-117 at Iceland on the Off-airport page
Kyle Cameron wrote a reaction on Norseman N225B, on my Alaska 2006 page
Added TIME article: "More Trouble for K-F"
In the Airlines Remembered gallery I have added Air Plus Comet, Fly Air and Virgin Express

31Mar07:
Updated EP-TWB details on Friends and Guests, Page 7 with reaction by Tom Macfadyen
Received a nice update on Beech18 N255D, for my Alaska 2006 page

29Mar07:
Updated the C-47 Skytrain information page with a reaction by Don Luke, about AC-47s' ammunition
Revised my index page and various menu's

27Mar07:
Added photos sent by Chris Horst of C-47 Tico Belle on

25Mar07:
Updated Greybull - Log report with the names of new owners of some aircraft
Opened a new page, Page 7, for Friends and Guests, starting with contributions by Niels Borcharding (EP-TWB in Tehran), Henk & Martijn Geerlings (exotic Catalina's) and Martin Prince Jr (Alaska in wintertime).
In a second helping of updates, also added a photo to Page 7 sent to me by 'Luvalatte', by Dwight Beers and by Sean Barry.

23Mar07:
Added some photos on Schiphol, the Old Days

21Mar07:
Added comments by Steff Bailis on N8216H, Ray Flynn on C-118A 53-3234 (N4213X) and Thomas G. Allison on VC-118A 53-3224 (XA-RIK). All 3 Sixes have met the scrapman and are no longer with us...

13Mar07:
Bert van Drunick sent me 3 Vickers Viking photos, taken at Soesterberg in 1977

11Mar07:
Visited this museum last month: Das Verkehrshaus (Transportation Museum), Luzern, Switzerland
Dedicated a page to DDA's 25th anniversary 'celebration'

10Mar07:
David Bolton sent me a photo of Beech 18 N92640 at North Weald, as an update to mine in 2003

09Mar07:
In my Travelogue I added a report on a stay in Fiesch,Switzerland (Mar07).

07Mar07:
An update on Aero Service Corp on DC-3 N5000E and Aero Service Corp.
Did you know furniture can be made of aircraft parts? Added just such item on my C-119 page.
A surviving Martin 404 at Saipan, sent by Henk Geerlings, was added on Photos by Friends, page 6
Added a page dedicated to the Militair Luchtvaart Museum (Soesterberg), a visit made in Oct.2006

06Mar07:
Added a photo of DC-4 BuNo 50857, taken in WW2 and sent by Ted Johansen; this DC-4 became N44911 with Brooks Fuel in Alaska

03Mar07:
Roger Syratt wrote a history on Lockheed L.12 NC18906 which is added on Photos by Friends, page 6
Martin Prince Jr faced the cold at Bettles once more and sent some images of DC-6 N99330

02Mar07:
A photo of a desintegrated DC-6 N4390F was sent to me by Graham Robson, added here
Added 2 photos from Memoirs by Grp Captain (Indian Air Force, ret.) Jacob Chakko were added on my C-119 page
Added photos by Rob Tracz of Carvair N103 on page Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests

01Mar07:
Ray Flinn sent me some nice photos, added them on Vintage Transports, photos by Friends & Guests
Vintage airliners and computers are important to me: found and added a nice photo, look here

28Feb07:
Added the overflow from below Ireland 2006 report to my Flickr.com account

27Feb07:
Added a travel report on a trip to Ireland in Oct.2006

25Feb07:
Added an interesting item on Fairways on Questions and Answers

24Feb07:
Added sad update on fate of N8216H DC-7C at Port Sudan.
Dirk Septer sent me a photo of YS-11 RP-C1420 for use on Off-Airport Latin America

22Feb07:
Fred Wohosky sent me some photos of Sparrevohn,AK during his time there

20Feb07:
Fred Niven sent me a thorough history on VH-BRI, PBY Catalina turned housebout

18Feb07:
James Fogg sent me a very nice photos of the PBY Catalina turned housebout, VH-BRI

16Feb07:
Updated Walt McKinney's report of aircraft preserved at Charleston AFB,SC

13Feb07:
Added an issue on Questions & Answers

01Feb07:
Added photos sent by Arnold Begeman and Brian McDonough om Photos by Friends and Guests (page 6)
Added a report on a visit of mine to Foynes, Ireland

28Jan07:
Added the 60 images which were lost on the UK2004 travel report

26Jan07:
Added L.188 photos on Photos by Friends -Page 6-, sent by Arnold Begeman

25Jan07:
Added photos of DC-3 N473DC participation in Airborne Commemoration Weekend (Arnhem, Sep06) as sent by Arie van Hees
And added on that same page Photos by Friends -Page 6- 3 photos by Andrew Perrott

23Jan07:
Added photos on Photos by Friends -Page 6-, sent by Marty Spinde, Peter Layne and Jim Ormiston

21Jan07:
Placed an update on Questions and Answers
Restored the photos on my visit to Madrid 2004, which had been deleted from my website by accident

20Jan07:
Added a photo of L-12A NC18906, sent by Roger Syratt on Photos by Friends -Page 6-
Added an interesting personal account by Duane McEwen on Lars Opland's page

19Jan07:
Created a new chapter in Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 6, opening with photos of the crashscene, N82FA in Alaska.

17Jan07:
Gerben Groothuis sent me more photos of aircraft at Korean War Memorial, added on Photos by Friends & Others, Page 5

16Jan07:
Added a Acrobat Reader (.pdf) file which updates Karl Hayes work on the DHC-3 Otter
Added images of the National Air Tour on Roger Wyckoff's page
Added comments by Steve Lauer on page aboutF.27 N127HP
Added Pete Semanick's comments on Constellations at Tulln AB, Austria
Added various photos on Lars Opland's page
Added a photo provided by Dirk Septer to my page abouth Wrecks of the North
Added 2 photos of early Alaska aviation pioneers, sent by Dwight Beers, on Photos by Friends

15Jan07:
Finished a page with photos from Ron Mak's collection

10Jan07:
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 with updated info on the CL-44 Guppy

09Jan07:
Added a 1981 photo sent by Don McDonald of DC-3's C-GPNR & CF-BVF on Photos by Friends & Others, Page 5
Jim Ormiston sent me photos of USAF tail 56544, added them on Alaska 2003 (in ref to N67018, stored) and Photos by Friends
Added comments by Bob Reid on the stranded Catalina N285RA at Beauvais (LFOB), France

07Jan07:
Added photos and memories on a page dedicated to Gene Sanders
Added photos of Bristol Freighter C-GYQS on Photos by Sean Keating

06Jan07:
Updated my Day 1 at Yellowknife (2006) with photos of C-GPSH's bad landing at Carat Lake
Added photos of DC-3 ZS-BXF by Geoff Street on Photos by Friends & Other - page 5
Added photos of Saudi DC-3 SA-R-1, provided by Bob Reid, to Photos by Friends & Other - page 5

04Jan07:
Added a page with photos of DC-3 CF-PWH, kindly supplied by Sean Keating, who worked on the conservation of this DC-3.

03Jan07:
Added C-46 10-541 at Korean War memorial, photographed by Gerben Groothuis, on Photos by Friend & Others, page 5

02Jan07:
On my page Wrecks of the North I added photos by Mark Stachowiak of Canso C-GFFJ

01Jan07:
Updated my Nairobi-Wilson 2005 page
Added photos, of Bellanca Pacemaker NC168N, on Lars Opland's page
Added a fleetlist Buffalo Airways to my page Yellowknife 02July06

30Dec06:
Finally concluded my 2006 Alaska & Western Canada report, with these 2 pages: Yellowknife 30Jun06 and Yellowknife 02July06

26Dec06:
Added a table with all Air Spray Invader's listed on Air Spray at Red Deer,ALB

24Dec06:
Updated Planes turned houseboats in Australia - where are they now ?
Added items on Questions and Answers

21Dec06:
Added an account of use of water-injection on C-119 Flying Boxcar Information
Added an anecdote on Roger Wyckoff's page

20Dec06:
Added Christmas market at DDA Airlines

18Dec06:
Many weeks of work on my Canada 2006 report is finally nearing its completion (one more page to go...)
Canada 2006, a tripreport
Vancouver - South seaplane base
Vancouver - Coal Harbour seaplane base
Conair at Abbotsford,BC
Air Spray at Red Deer,ALB
Buffalo Airways at Red Deer,ALB
Alberta Aviation Museum, Edmonton,ALB (2006)
Reynolds-Alberta Transportation Museum, Wetaskiwin, Alberta (2006)
Aero Space Museum, Calgary,ALB (2006)
Canadian Museum of Flight (Langley)

17Dec06:
Updated Lars Opland's page with several Bellanca Pacemaker images.

14Dec06:
Added photos of Ethiopian DC-3 by Ron Mak on Page 5 - Photos by Friends & Others
Updated the page Gene Richardson remembers Catalina FAP 2002 with commentary by Ron Mak
Eric Tarrant provided the history of V.Viking G-AGRW on Off-airport Europe
Text update and photos on the 'crashed' C-119 8152 on C-119 Info
Also added a post-WW2 C-47 photo, set by Attilio, on Page 5 - Photos by Friends & Others
Arnold Begeman sent me some photos of Kenn Borek Air BT-67 C-FMKB, added to Page 5 - Photos by Friends & Others
John Ford sent me some photos of the unique Carvair N898AT of Brooks Fuel; added to Page 5 - Photos by Friends & Others

13Dec06:
Updated my page on the CL-44 Guppy
A photo sent by Andrew Stevens of this CL-44 RP-C8023 made me start Page 5 - Photos by Friends & Others

10Dec06:
Updated Tehran's Aviation Museum with an updated inventory listing

08Dec06:
Karl E.Hayes made a huge and commendable effort to write the history of Dehavilland DHC-3; his records have reached a size that makes publishing a book out of reach, however one can buy a CD-Rom which has all the info; an effort I heartily support and a purchase of this CD-Rom is recommended.
Paul J.Hooper sent an excellent selection of photos of Lee County Mosquito Control DC-3s and I've added them on the Photos by Others - page 4

02Dec06:
Added a photo of G-AGRW Viking in Vienna on Off-Airport Europe
Updated this page on N996DM once again visiting Amsterdam IAP on 30Nov & 01Dec06; here are the photos

30Nov06:
After moving the website I hope I have now all files on the Digitalus.nl server; also the emailadresses seem fully restored now.
While moving files and folders I found I had never finished my Munich 2005 report; so here it is now.
N996DM once again paid a visit to Amsterdam IAP on 30Nov06; here are the photos

29Nov06:
Transferred my website from Bizland.com to Digitalus.nl; while Bizland proved to be a good host I was running against my bandwidth limits and was not prepared to incur additional costs in adding bandwidth. With Digitalus.nl I got a better deal.

27Nov06:
Another small step in my Canada 2006 webreport: finished pages on Vancouver-South seaplane base and Vancouver-Coalharbour seaplane base

25Nov06:
Added a number of forums on my Links page
Updated the Stratocruisers at San Cugat page with comments and driving directions
Added DC-3 N53ST on Photos by Friends & Others - Page 4
Also added David Ellis photos of "mystery S.43" at Alaska Air Museum on this page
Added some vintage Alaska photos to Lars Opland's selection
Added a query by Brian Jones to my Questions & Answers page
Added an anecdote on Roger Wyckoff's page

24Nov06:
Updated my 2003 page on the Alaska Air Museum with detail on the S.43, kindly provided by Dave Morgan
Added some photos, taken by Fred Streep in Tokorozawa,Japan on Photos by Friends & Others - Page 4
Robert Sevier sent me 2 photos of C-47A N67588 (in better days!), including a photo of Jody Pond

22Nov06:
Added a nice S-2 airtanker item on Photos by Friends & Others - Page 4

21Nov06:
John Olafson sent me some nice Martin Mars photos, which you'll find on Photos by Friends & Others - Page 4
Added a photo of S-2 N411DF (Tanker 74) on the Airtanker Identification page

20Nov06:
Added an anecdote on Roger Wyckoff's page
Added Beech 18 PH-UBX (by Ad Vercruijsse) on Off-airport Europe page

19Nov06:
Added some vintage Alaska photos to Lars Opland's selection

17Nov06:
Added another page (35th) on the continueing Victor Bout Dossier
Added photos by Ken Byrnes of C-47A N473DC on History DC-3 N5831B and Photos by Friends & Others

15Nov06:
Phil Nester wrote me in response to a message posted Feb.2005, on a webpage dating back to 2003...
Added more photos to Lars Opland's page
A welcome history update on Beaver N333CD by Gary Hoffman, on Juneau 2006

14Nov06:
Added more vintage Alaska photos by Lars Opland
Added 2 photos by Jon Proctor of what remains of Martin 4-0-4 N40415 on Photos by Friends and Other, page 4

13Nov06:
Updated my page on Aerial Survey DC-3 N5000E with a reaction by Doug Morrison
Added a photo of "Off-airport" Beech C-45G N6065V which survives at a brothel near Beatty,NV
Added more of Roger Wyckoff's C-119 memories onto his page

12Nov06:
Martin Prince Jr sent me some Everts DC-6 photos and I added them on to his page
After many weeks I finally managed to conclude some pages of what has become, for someone of my humble means, an epic undertaking:
Alaska, June 2006, a tripreport
Propliners at Kenai,AK
A propliner day at Anchorage
Radials at Lake Hood, Anchorage,AK
Seaplanes at Juneau, AK
Seaplanes at Ketchikan, AK

11Nov06:
Added Noorduyn Norseman CF-DRD at Red Lake (photo by A.Rioux) on my Off-airport N.America page
Updated the Beeches at Big Lake,AK by photos of Bob on Photos by Friends & Others - page 3
Added a page dedicated to the collection of Lars Opland, with lots of early Alaska aviation photos

09Nov06:
Added some photos by John Caruso of DC-3 N63440 "Turkey hauler"

08Nov06:
Added 2 photos by Herman Kolf of Ju-52 D-AQUI on my page Photos by Friends and Others page

07Nov06:
Added an item on my Questions and Answers page

05Nov06:
Added another photo of Beech 18 CF-EAR by Alain Rioux on my Off-airport North America -page
Updated my C-119 Info Page with more details on 53-8152.
Found a new item on Victor Bout, an article written by Douglas Farah

04Nov06:
Added comments written by Gene Richardson on the page about Paraguayan Catalinas
Added photos of streched CV5800 C-FKFS, made by John Olafson, on my Page 4 - Photos by Friends and Others

02Nov06:
Added another photo of wrecked Carvair N103 on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North; thanks Andreas!
Added a photo of an Off-airport Beech 18, photographed by Alain Rioux on my North America page
Mike Bursell did a Nordic tour and sent me some photos of DC-3 LN-WND

01Nov06:
Updated my C-119 Flying Boxcar page with a contribution by Jacob Chakko, about use of the Orpheus Jet on the C-119

01Nov06:
Updated the search for identity of Richard Simms DC-3 with a contribution by Aska Iivonen

31oct06:
Created a page Propliner photos by Martin Prince Jr of Bethel,AK
Updated Roger Wyckoff's page with a report of C-82A N9701F's arrival at Hagerstown

30oct06:
Decided to cut up my Off-airport gallery

29oct06:
David Ellis sent me a photo of V.Viking G-AGRW for my Off-airport page

28oct06:
Added some photos by others of DC-3 windvane CP-CPY on Propliners in Alaska and Canada 2003

26oct06:
Added some history details of SAS on SAS Changed Livery

25oct06:
Updated my Questions and Answers page with an interesting item regarding (TCA) Canadair North Stars
Added on my Off-airport page the Norrtalje DC-3
Added my 4th page of Photos by Friends & Others; the first photos are about ES-AKE going back to Sweden
Updated some info on DC-7 N777EA

24oct06:
Updated my C-119 INFO page with a note from Jacob Chakko of India and a query by Chris Le Fave
On that same page added crash report C-119 53-8125 and photo by Harry Dawley, as forwarded by Chuck Lunsford.

22oct06:
Added Props by Night at the Aviodrome

20oct06:
On the subject of Early Alaskan Air Carriers I have added a profile on Cordova Air Services / Cordova Airlines

19oct06:
Added Paul Filmer's remarkable find on my Off-airport page; DC-7 N6321C hiding in Denver,CO
Added an air-to-air photo of Canso N96UC by Graham Robson on Catalina FAP 2002 by Gene Richardson and Graham Robson's air-to-air page

18oct06:
Updated the info on 2 Beeches stored at Big Lake,AK
Added photo by Martin Prince Jr of DC-6 N600UA on Photos by Others, page3

17oct06:
Added YS-11A JA8732 on my Off-airport page

16oct06:
Updated my page Gooney Birds in Alaska & Canada with a nice tale by Barbara Wheelock
Added Beech 18 CF-WUH on the Off-airport page
Added a photo by Martin Prince Jr of Herc N401LC on Photos by Others, page3

15oct06:
Added recent photos of G-DAKK on South Coast Airways surrenders and Photos by Others, page3

14oct06:
Added photo by Hans Christian Bogstad of HU-16C N53846 on Photos by Others, page3
Added a page on Catalina FAP 2002 by Gene Richardson

13oct06:
Updated my Datangshan-general info page, with photos previously linked, now displayed on the webpage
Updated my C-119 Flying Boxcar page with contribution by Adrian Reedy
Updated Abandoned wrecks of the North with a photo of Carvair N103
Added photos of Geoff Street of DC-6 EL-WNH and Viscount G-PFBT on Propliners around Johannesburg and Photos by Others
Craig Smith sent me photos of Invader N8394H, in open storage at Grand Junction,CO
Added another photo of Martin 404 N255S, stored in Texas on my Off-airport webpage

12oct06:
Added Propliners used as diving attractions in my Searching For... - gallery
Added photos of stored DH Dove at Cabo Verde on my page Photo by Friends and Others - p3

30Sep06:
Added 2 Beech 18 photos taken at Big Lake,AK by John Stewart on Photos by Friends and Others -page3-

29Sep06:
Created a page dedicated to my visit to Anchorage IAP on 13jun06
Added photos by Martin Prince Jr to above account and to Photos by Friends and Others -page3-

28Sep06:
Added on Off-airport page photos from Andre Wadman (1x C-46 HS-SKD & 2 ex RThaiAF C-47s)
Finally received an update on the Battle Mountain,Nv Air Museum (by Craig C. Smith)
Craig also sent me recent photos of C-123 Provider N709RR

27Sep06:
Added a Brazilian DC-3 (PT-BFU) in pop-art design of the Off-airport page
Updated South Coast Airways surrenders... with DC-3 G-DAKK's resurrection! Thanks to Tony Holden for his photo & update

24Sep06:
Added a photo of C-47A N842MB on Photos by Friends & Others - page 3 , provided by Nigel Aylmer
Added a photo on same page of C-118A XA-TDR, provided by Bob Reid
Added a photo of DC-3 ZK-BBJ in livery of Fieldair, provided by Graeme Mills
Added some excellent Convair airtankers on Photos by Friends & Others - page 3 , sent by John Olafson

24Sep06:
Added a photo of Beech N9561 (Daytona Beach) on my Off-airport page; thanks to Nigel Aylmer for providing this photo

22Sep06:
Added a DHC-2 photo on Photos by Friends & Others - page 3 , provided by Dirk Septer, but it is only half of a DHC-2...

21Sep06:
Added an amazing, compelling story: The Legend of Dead Dugan (by Ed Dugan)
Added a remarkable U-1A Otter photo on Photos by Friends & Others - page 3

20Sep06:
Created Page 3 - Photos by Friends & Others, starting with 2 photos supplied by Nigel Aylmer
Updated Greybull Log reports with an update on F.27F N127HP. See also a special on this aircraft.

18Sep06:
Updated my Aviodrome (Dec.2003) webpage with a Sep.2006 aerial update of T-2 section
Updated Photos by Others - page 2 with photos of crashed 131644 C-121J Constellation at McMurdo Sound, Antarctica
Updated information on Aero Service Corp
Updated Photos by Others - page 2 with photo of Noorduyn Norseman CF-DRE, provided by John Olafson
Updated my Greybull Log reports with a 1986 list provided by Neville Spalding.

15Sep06:
A nice update from Al Lloyd (via Chuck Lunsford) about the Kaiser-Frazer C-119s

12Sep06:
Added a page on my visit to Kenai,Alaska 12Jun06

10Sep06:
Again put updates (photos) on Ian MacFarlane's Photos and C-119 Info, two excellent Belgian AirForce C-119 photos
Another DC-3 mystery: Bart Nopper's DC-3: a project of identification and restauration

08Sep06:
Updated Photos by Others - page 2 with some interesting photos by John Olafson

07Sep06:
Updated Photos by others, page 2 with some more photos sent by Tom Beudeker

06Sep06:
Updated the page on the Bimini (Bahamas) submerged wrecks
Updated Kaiser-Frazer C-119 Production Mystery with text from Michael Stroukoff Jr.
Updated Truth, often stranger than fiction... with a reaction by Dave Baker.

04Sep06:
Tom Beudeker sent me some interesting WW2-era photos, taken at Curacao, one of which a DC-5!

03Sep06:
Updated the Ian MacFarlane and C-119 Info pages with some excellent Belgian AirForce C-119 photos
Updated Roger Wyckoff shares photos and memories about the C-119
Updated the story of DC-7 N904ME (N777EA) on Photos by Others (page 2), as supplied by Victor Montijo Jr
New page: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

02Sep06:
Update Log reports from Greybull,WY
Added a very nice anecdote to Off-airport IL-18 OK-WAJ, thanks to Jeroen van Leeuwen

30Aug06:
Further update (2 images) Cory Rousell's Hs.748 C-FQVE

30Aug06:
Updated Questions and Answers with crash details C-FSAW DC-3
Updated ZK-CLU Bristol Freighter on the Off-airport page
Updated transport of Cory Rousell's C-FQVE
Updated my Greybull Log reports

27Aug06:
Added some photos of DC-7 N904ME (N777EA) on Photos by Others (page 2), as supplied by Victor Montijo Jr
Added ZK-CLU Bristol Freighter to the Off-airport page

27Aug06:
Added a page on the transport of C-FQVE from Saskatoon airport to Cory Rousell's home

27Aug06:
Wendell Taylor sent me some nice memories on flying Catalina's; added on Blast from the past: C-FDIL in 1980s
Added C-47 AP-AAF at the Shangri-La Resort (Pakistan) on Planes on Off-airport locations

26Aug06:
Updated my Greybull Log reports page with details from an auction held this month
Updated my page C-133 by Stu Sibitzky, with info C-133 info by Cal Taylor
Updated Unbelievable take off by a L.Constellation with comments by Stef Bailis
Updated Roger Wyckoff shares photos and memories about the C-119
Added a photo of C-FQVE in Saskatoon,Canada on the Off-airport webpage
Updated my page More Gooney Birds with comments made by Jamie Daniel

23Aug06:
Update Remember Invicta Airlines with comment from Urban Wiik

23Aug06:
Updated the page about Crash C-119 53-3221, with a photo and text by Jim Eastham
Added a photo by Roderick Smith of DC-3s at Cairns on the page Photos by Others
Added more links to Datangshan Index and produced new page with additional info/comments on this air museum

22Aug06:
Added an item to Questions and Answers
Added photos to Planes on off-airport locations
Added updates to 2 DC-2s (Albury and Moorabbin) in my Australia 2005 report

21Aug06:
Added an interesting update to C-47 111 at Hermeskeil
Added a photo of DC-6B HB-IBA, by Terence Goodrich, on Photos by Others.
Added text item by bill Rainbow on my page about F.27 VH-NLS

20Aug06:
Added an item on my Questions and Answers Page
Added text item on C-119 Info, provided by Mike Swiatecki (former C-119 Crewchief)

19Aug06:
Gil White passed away on 27Jun06. I received a last email from him a few days prior to that. I read these emails while on holidays in Canada, a sad day, Gil will be deeply missed. My website has many pages with aircraft history researched by him; you can check them by going to my Index page and write Gil White in the google bar at bottom of the page.
Updated C-119 information with additional Paratainer info (Andre Swygert: thank you!)
Added a page C-47A OY-BPB,a history in detail, by Nils Roosengaard
Added a Lockheed L-12 photo by Nils Rosengaard to my gallery Photo by Others
Added photos on C-119 Info, about a plaque erected to commemmorate a 1956 C-119 crash
Added photos of N422NA by John Adams on Photos by Others

18Aug06:
Updated C-119 at the Flying J Ranch, Arizona

17Aug06:
Updated Aircraft on off-airport locations

16Aug06:
Updated C-119 crash with comments by Jim Reed of a C-119 crash he remembered.

14Aug06:
Updated C-47B ZK-BBJ at Mombasa, with comments by John Levers
Updated Cuatro Vientos 2004 visit with info from Arjen Burghart
Added photos on Photos by Others - page 2.

09Aug06:
Travel: added Canada 2006
Update/correctionon Aircraft on Off-airport locations, concerns the Biffo NZ5906.
Updated Graham Robson's gallery with the addition of 1 photo.
Added C-119 photos frm/by Roger Wycoff

01Aug06:
Added an interesting item of a never identified C-46 at Annette Island on my Questions & Answers -page

26Jul06:
Travel: added my 2006 report on a visit to Alaska

26Jul06:
Added photo of CV240 N1022C of Prop-Liners of America Inc (2004)
Added 2 photos in Graham Robson's gallery

25Jul06:
Added photo of DC-7C N8216H at Port Sudan (2004)
Added info to Photos (L-100 Herc N9292R) by Others, page 2: credit to and info from the photographer, John Stewart

23Jul06:
Added photo of surviving C-47A ET-AJH on Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea and other photos by Eric Taylor on Off-airport

05Jun06:
Added a photo report of Beijing's (Datangshan) Aerospace Museum, by Paul Chandler

02Jun06:
Added a report on the 2006 DC-3 Fly In at the Aviodrome (Lelystad, Netherlands)

28May06:
Updated C-119 info page with photos and text provided by Jim Reed

24May06:
Updated (page 2) of Photos by Others, with photos by Pat Adams showing DC-6A N7780B in its new livery

23May06:
Updated my Questions and Answers page, with details about C-119 runaway props
Updated my Off-airport page with an An-2 at Leverkusen and an IL-18 at Harbke (which is for sale!)

22May06:
Updated my page about ZK-BBJ, a DC-3 stored at Mombasa,Kenya, with recent photos by John Pratt.
Updated DC-3 N5831B with photos provided by Paul Pennycook and Gary Le Blond.

21May06:
Updated Operation Firedump, on news about 727 UN-B7201
Added in the Mystery Gallery the tale of a take off from a plowed field by a L.Constellation, ca.1970
Updated Propliners by Graham Robson

20May06:
Updated C-97 Restaurant at Colorado Springs
Updated Propliners by Graham Robson
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 on Britannia XM496

18May06:
Added in a C-119 photo of 131673 (N1394N) to Propliners in Alaska 2003, page 2, courtesy John Lameck
Updated C-119 Background Info with more on the airdropping issue described earlier

17May06:
Added in Changed Liveries: Onur Air

16May06:
Updated Schiphol: the Old Days

15May06:
Updated C-119 Background Info with a photo of an airdropping CC-119

14May06:
Updated Graham Robson's photos

13May06:
Updated Propliners around Johannesburg, 2004 with news on Catalina C-FPQO
Recently obtained Dreamweaver MX and will use it more and more, replacing Webwriter 3.5

10May06:
Incorporated Bob's personal experience with C-119s in C-119 Background Info
Added DC-7C N777EA photos by Peter ten Duis on Photos by Others, page 2

08May06:
Updated my Greybull page with 2 1989 (N3003) photos by John Chapman.
Updated my Questions and Answers page with an interesting event, told by Roger Wyckoff
Updated my Books page with an interesting read: Triumph over Turbulence!
Updated Graham Robson's photos
Updated Alaska 2003 with details on N67588's owner Tammy Maxwell.
Updated Photos by Others, page 1 and Photos by Others, page 2
Updated Remember: Southern Air with input from Richard Albrecht

02May06:
On the issue of Photos by Others I made a Page 2

30Apr06:
Updated History of the Douglas DC-3 with a photo provided by Eric Birkeland
Updated History of the Douglas DC-4 and Photos by Others with a DC-4E photo, provided by Eric Birkeland

29Apr06:
Updated DDA Classic Airlines with additional info
Updated Connie background info, on C-121s use by Air National Guard
Updated C-47A N5831B (c/n 19345) with photos sent by Roger Syratt

27Apr06:
Added a page with photos: Red Bull DC-6 visits Amsterdam - Apr.2006

23Apr06:
Added a photos on my Off-airport page, photos by Stefan Krause
Added a Lockheed Constellation air-to-air update on Photos by Graham Robson

22Apr06:
Further updates on my page Kosmas Air
Added photos on Photos by Others

21Apr06:
Updated my page on Kosmas Air
Added a photo on my Off-airport page

17Apr06:
Added an excellent photo by Michael Balen on Photos by Other

15Apr06:
Updated New Names surface as linked to Victor Bout, with comments by Lyle Shearer

14Apr06:
Added a photo on Photos by Ian MacFarlane
One update on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations
Finally wrote a disclaimer

13Apr06:
Updated Surviving Connies with photos & commentary D-ALEM L.1049G preserved at Munich IAP.

08Apr06:
Various updates on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations

08Apr06:
Added C-46 at Chonburi,Thailand on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations, photos provided by Steve Darke.
A photo of mine inspired Judith Frohreich to make a painting: an abandoned dwelling on hwy 3. I am honored!

07Apr06:
Added on Propliners on the Last Frontier a photo of C-54 N67018 during the Berlin Airlift, courtesy Mike Cothran.
Added a page with photos contributed by Graham Robson
Added C47A at Armadale (Western Australia) on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations

05Apr06:
Updated Propliners on the Last Frontier with an anecdote on Warren Woods Jr, by Dave Krone.

03Apr06:
Added a tale about a Connie: Truth is often stranger than fiction

02Apr06:
Added in gallery Airlines Remembered the first airline to bite the dust in 2006: Independence Air

28Mar06:
Updated Bliss with Brooks with history & of Beech C-45G N114V

27Mar06:
Added history of DC-3 ZK-AMS, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-BPL, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 ZK-CAW, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-5 PJ-AIW, written by Gil White
Added history of V.Viscount c/n 374, written by Gil White
Added DC-3 42-24211 on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations

26Mar06:
Updated Fairbanks, Pioneer Air Museum with info on Beech C-45 N701FY, provided by Dave Krone.
Added history of Fokker F.27 VH-EWP as written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-BPA, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-DAS, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-MIN, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-UPQ, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-MML, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-SBL, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-3 VH-MMD, written by Gil White
Added history of DC-4 VH-PAF, written by Gil White
Added history of Catalina VH-BRI, written by Gil White

25Mar06:
Updated background info on C-119 Flying Boxcar: added text on Genetrix project, provided by Jim Fowler.
Added in my Search For... Gallery, a page N569R: from cinema to Home?

24Mar06:
Updated Cuatro Vientos Air Museum, with a contribution by Lawrence Safir
Updated Deep South, 2001, with info provided by Sonny Hamilton
Updated Vintage transports on off-airport location with a YS-11 on Curacao.

23Mar06:
Updated Vintage transports on off-airport location
Updated Cuatro Vientos Air Museum, with a contribution by Jon Pearson
Updated UK 2003 with a photo of Britannia XM496 at Kemble by Ian MacFarlane.

22Mar06:
Added Bob Schultz looks back: from Gooney Birds to Privat Jets
Have updated Deep South, 2001, with info on Hattiesburg DC-3s
Updated Vintage transports on off-airport location

21Mar06:
Added 2 photos on Paddy Green's C-47A N5831B
Updated Historical background on Douglas DC-4

20Mar06:
Updated Vintage transports on off-airport location, added a few photos & text

19Mar06:
Added Vintage transports on off-airport location

16Mar06:
Added on Photos by Others a few HU-16 Albatross photos by Doug Fairbanks, relayed by Fred Hack.

15Mar06:
Added: John Caruso tell about a Turkey Hauler

14Mar06:
Updated Photos by Others and A career on vintage prop transports with a few vintage C-124 Globemaster photos.

13Mar06:
Updated Photos by Others with a photo of Convair CV580 ZK-CIE (courtesy Wayne Grant)

12Mar06:
Added photos of Museo del Aire's KC-97, a walkround (inside & out) by Michel Lozares

10Mar06:
Updated my Greybull Log Reports and Greybull (1994) with a Sales brochure (2006) by Zenith Aviation (.pdf file)

09Mar06:
Added a photopage on Datangshan Air Museum, photos provided by John Mounce
Restructured the Datangshan pages with a Datangshan Gatepage

04Mar06:
Updated photos of C-47B ZK-BBJ with a report and request by Peter layne

03Mar06:
Added a page with 1997 photos of C-47B ZK-BBJ, taken/sent by Brad Pilgrim

01Mar06:
Updated Amsterdam Airport, the Old Days
A nice addition on Photos by Others

28Feb06:
In my gallery of changed liveries I updated Transavia
In that same gallery updated United Airlines
And added, in the same gallery, US Airways

27Feb06:
Updated Photos by Others with an electronic surveillance DC-3: N92578 !
Updated my page on Cuatro Vientos Air Museum

23Feb06:
In Airlines Remembered I added Swe Fly
Added a history of C-47 VR-HDB cn4423, written by Gil White
Added a nice photo of DHC-2 N5343G on Photos by Others, provided by Lars Gleitsmann

17Feb06:
Added another page in Victor Bout dossier: Naming Names and Other Queries
Updated Blast from the past: C-FDIL in 1980s

15Feb06:
Added a few photos in the Australian houseboat mysteries
Added another page in Victor Bout dossier: Operation Firedump and
also Viktor Bout and the Pentagon

14Feb06:
Updated a History of Alaska Air Carriers with a history of Pacific Northern Airlines (PNA).
Added Handley Page Hastings production list, compiled by Willy Henderickx
Updated the tale on ConvairLiner (ZK-KSA) on Photos by Others, details provided by Mike Condon
Updated that same page, Photos by Others, with a contribution by Peter Layne

13Feb06:
Additions made on my Questions and Answers and Photos by Others
Added a page in the Victor Bout dossier: Tom's Freedom of Information Request
Updated DC-3 History with an account by Andy Cotton

10Feb06:
Created a new page: Photos by Ian MacFarlane
Added a fine ConvairLiner (ZK-KSA) on my webpage Photos by Others

08Feb06:
Added on Photos by Others a few Botswana National Airways photos, submitted by Dan Morgan

05Feb06:
Updated tripreport Cairns - Sydney, 2005 with photo and text of Catalina-turned-houseboat VH-BRI
In my Gallery "Mystery Planes" added a page Planes turned houseboat in Australia - where are they now ?

01Feb06:
Another (photo) update on CF-RNR on Surviving Connies

01Feb06:
Various updates on tripreport Cairns - Sydney, 2005, as well as
on page 2 of the Australia trip: tripreport Sydney - Melbourne, 2005, and
an update on CF-RNR on Surviving Connies

26Jan06:
Updated Photos by Others with a DC-5 PJ-AIW photo.

26Jan06:
Added page 2 of the Australia trip: tripreport Sydney - Melbourne, 2005

19Jan06:
Various updates on Questions and Answers
Added a photo of V5-NCG on Photos by Others

18Jan06:
Updated Log reports from Greybull,WY with a 2005 report from Erik Sleutelberg

15Jan06:
Updates on SAS changed livery and Remember Citybird

13Jan06:
Added tripreport Cairns - Sydney, 2005 27Dec.2005:
In my Victor Bout dossier I added Dem. Rep. of Congo - a sad State of Affairs

20Dec:
Added a photopage on the aircraft displayed at the Datangshan Air Museum, taken in 2005 by John Chapman.

17Dec:
Updated my info on the Lockheed Constellation

16Dec:
Added in the Travel Pages an account of our 2005 holidays in Australia

13Dec:
Updated Vintage Transport Photos by Others
Added a photo on Airtankers Identification

04Dec:
Updated Constellations at Tull AB,Austria

04Dec:
updated/added text Lockheed Constellation: background information with a contribution by Scott Bates

02Dec:
In Dossier Victor Bout I added another page New names surface as linked to V.Bout
Updated Bliss with Brooks !

27Nov:
Updated Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea

26Nov:
In Aircraft Identity Search I have added a page on Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea

25Nov:
In Aircraft Identity Search I have added a page on Mystery DC-6 in Cali,Colombia

23Nov:
Updated info on Remember Air Holland (1)
Added a photo of DC-4 N44911 as a wreck at Ganes Creek, Alaska.

29Oct:
Updated the Deep South, 2001 with an update on DC-3 N143D
Updated the Questions and Answers page with various new items
Added a travelpage: a visit to Vienna (Austria) this summer

22Oct:
Switched to a new PC (pentium 4) with WinXP: no files or software lost in the changeover, thanks goodness.
Updated Remember Britannia Airways

29Sep:
Updated Victor Bout: in the Movies

28Sep:
Updated Datangsan Air Museum with a report by Lloyd Robinson

27Sep:
Added a new page in my Victor Bout dossier: Kosmas Air
Added a page on my visit to the Air Museum at Speyer

20Sep:
Updated my page C-119 Airtanker Mysteries at Battle Mountain,NV

17Sep:
Updated Remembered: Panagra with memories by Fred Hack

16Sep:
Added a page on Duane Delk's career on vintage transports

15Sep:
Added a page on Radial Power at the Aviodrome, 10Sep05

14Sep:
Updated my page C-119 Airtanker Mysteries at Battle Mountain,NV

11Sep:
Updated Photos by Others with a photo by Waune Grant: CV5800 ZK-KFS at Auckland,NZ Sep05

09Sep:
Added a page on my visit to Auto & Technik Museum, Sinsheim (Germany)

02Sep:
Added a page in the Travel Section, an account of a 1988 trip to the USA
Updated the page on Recommended Aviation Books
Added a page in the section Airlines Remembered, this one on Flying Tiger Line

31Aug:
Updated Airtankers Identification

26Aug:
Added a webpage on (Flugausstellung) Hermeskeil Air Museum
Added histories on F.27 G-ECAH cn10669 and F.27 G-ECAT cn10672 written by Gil White.

23Aug:
Updated Tehran's Air Museum with details on the Boeing 707.
Updated Alaska Early Aviation with details on Nat Browne Air Services

22Aug:
Added page : More airline names connected to V.Bout

19Aug:
Some HTML alterations and added info on the Douglas DC-7-page (N756Z).
Update Questions and Answers

15Aug:
Added a page in my Search for... gallery, this one about a mystery C-119 in New Mexico

12Aug:
Reintroduced a page, previously deleted, since Boeing 707 YA-GAF holds a possible link to Victor Bout

09Aug:
Updated the Aviation books, recommended-page

08Aug:
Another update to my Travel Gallery with Rome (Italy), 1987

30Jul:
Finally made some time to update my Travel Gallery with England & Wales, 1987

26Jul:
Updated/modified Airtankers Identification
Updated Scenic flight with DDA's PH-DDZ : added history of PH-DDZ.

25Jul:
Added a page in V.Bout's files, page 26: Bloggers' update on V.Bout
Have added a page on history of C-47 N12907, as kindly provided by Jeff Rankin-Lowe
Updated info on C-47s in Florida and California

21Jul:
Added a page on interior of Convair Sprayers, photos and info kindly provided by Sean "Kern" Mosher of the Beaufort County Mosquito Control Unit.
Added in Airlines Remembered, a page on: Exel Aviation Group, which included HollandExel, BelgiumExel and DutchCaribbeanExel.
Added in Changed Colourschemes a page on TAP Air Portugal
Added a page helpful in (US) Airtanker Identification

19Jul:
Did some editing on the Links-webpage
Added something on Questions and Answers

18Jul:
Updated info on a scenic flight with DDA's PH-DDZ and Fairchild C-119 "Boxcar", Background Information
Updated info Arrival of VH-NLS at Lelystad, 15 Dec. 2004

17Jul:
Added a page dedicated to a scenic flight with DDA's PH-DDZ
Added in Airlines Remembered, a page on: Hapag-Lloyd Flug

11Jul:
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: Air Transat
In Changed Colourschemes updated Transavia

12Jul:
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: VLM - Vlaamse Luchttransport Maatschappij

11Jul:
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: Kenya Airways

10Jul:
First update again since Feb05 in Airlines Remembered, added: VASP

09Jul:
Gave up on the HTML/CSS-design and updated Last flight of an IL-14P c/n 7343408

04Jul:
Continued struggle with CSS: added Last flight of an IL-14, but haven't got the style correct yet...
Added a photo on Arrival of F.27 VH-NLS at Lelystad of VH-NLS with Surveyer F.27-500 VH-EWP.

03Jul:
Added a page on Victor Bout: The criminal stories of the good soldier Bout

30Jun:
Added newspaper clippings, sent by Joel F.Jackson, relating to a C-119 crash on Fairchild C-119 "Boxcar", Background Information

26Jun:
Added a personal account by B.Ayer on flying with F.27 162628, the only Fokker F.27 ever operated by the US Navy
Updated the page on the Conair C-123 Providers
Updated Hawkins and Powers C-119 "N1"

21Jun:
Added a page, written by Gil White, on F.27 VH-NLS c/n 10105

19Jun:
Added a photo by Aad v.d.Voet on F.27 N127HP, as the only only F.27 operated by the US Navy.

16Jun:
Added in the Search for identities gallery the fake N709RR

12Jun:
Added a page on DC-3 N5000E's previous survey role with Aero Service Corporation, by Bob Welshe.
Added another C-119 page: C-119G 53-3221, crashed at Athens

11Jun:
Made considerable update on C-47 N5831B

09Jun:
Added a page on the continued history-in-the-making of C-47 N5831B

06Jun:
Updated my Photos by Others-page, with photos by Phil Boots, 1960s DC-3s at Jersey.
Updated my Photos by Others-page, with 2 Curtiss Commando photos by Bill Fraser
Added a page in my Search For.... gallery: what happened to C-46A N9900Z ?
Added a page on the Beech PH-KHV

05Jun:
Added a page on Transportation Museum, Charleston AFB, photos by Walt McKinney

27May:
Added a page on a strange Prop Transport: the Beriev Be-6, photos and info by Oleg Simanov

26May:
Added 2 C-119 photos of the Palmer Flying Boxcars boys on Vintage Transports, photos provided by Others
Added some operational data about the Convair Sprayers on Propliners on US South/East Coast, 2005

21May:
Added a page on a visit to Carolinas Air Museum, Charlotte,NC
Added a page on Aviation books, recommended

16May:
Added Constellation ZS-DVJ remembered by Erik Eriksson

10May:
Added Propliners on US South/East Coast, 2005

05May:
Added another page on the Victor Bout dossier : he has been added to US Treasury's SDN list

03May:
Updated Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero with details on Jet Line Airlines and a new company: Artic Group

02May:
Some revisions/updates on Log reports of Greybull,WY and added 3 photos by Jerry Sires: N6884C, N139HP and N140HP
Added a photo by Richard Cook of V.Viscount CF-THG on my page Photos by Others

26Apr:
Added 2 photos of L.Constellation N494TW by Paul Schaack of Cold Bay,AK on Vintage Transports, photos provided by Others
Added some photos by Stu Sibitzky of Chalkyitsik on page Cargomaster on the go !
Also found I have to validiate my entire website on the use of HTML 4.1 and CSS, since browsers as Firefox don't pick up all of my current HTML...

17Apr:
Added US Eastcoast, 2005 in my gallery Travel Photography

14Apr:
Updated my Questions and Answers-page with 2 queries

12Apr:
Updated Aviodrome, with a list of what is on display or kept in storage

03Apr:
Added an old schoolphotograph "my class 1965" on Vintage Transports, photos provided by Others

13Mar:
Added more questions to my Questions & Answers Page
Added a page on a day at the Aviodrome: Gentlemen... start your engines !

12Mar:
Added a page with Propliners SA by Michal Petrykowski

11Mar:
Added a history written by Gil White, on Convair CV240 c/n 93

09Mar:
Updated Convair remains at Duff's Yard
Added a photo on Photos by Others

28Feb05:
Added a page, dedicated to my visit of 06Oct04 to Museo del Aire at Cuatro Vientos

27Feb05:
Added a photo of Bristol Freighter G-AIFV (Silver City Aws), by John Adams, on Photos by Others

24Feb05:
Added 2 photos by Nicolai Musante of Skyvan N101WA on flying the Short Skyvan by Larry Miller
Updated (added text) in Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero

23Feb05:
Added an account on flying the Short Skyvan by Larry Miller

19Feb05:
Added a photopage Visit to Nairobi-Wilson, Feb.2005
Added a photo by Mark Meltzer on Photos by Others of him parajumping from N51802
Updated Photos by Others with fate of DC-4 D-ABEB

18Feb05:
Updated Steve Howru's Coventry page with 2 photos.
Added a thorough history of Fairchild F.27F N127HP (c/n 33) by Jan Homma in excel format

12Feb05:
Updated Bliss with Brooks ! with an email by Mike Lodge who flew C-54 50857 (N44911)
Updated Vintage Transport Photos by Others with contributions by others
Updated Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum at Lake Hood (Anchorage), 2003 with NC8403's move
Added Classic Flight DC-3 G-ANAF and G-AMRA in temporary colours
Added C-119 tail "N1" at Greybull 1997

12Feb05:
Added a page Vintage Transport Photos by Others
Added a page on C-119s in Royal Norwegian Air Force service

11Feb05:
Added in the Search For... gallery: The tangled histories of DC-6s HK-1776 and HK-1776W
Added an image on Fairchild C-119F "Boxcar" N3267U

06Feb05:
Added in Changed Liveries: Virgin Express
Added history of DC-4 / ATL.98 Carvair N898AT, written by Gil White

05Feb05:
Added in Changed Liveries the Dutch company Martinair
Added in Airlines Remembered added: Basiq Air

04Feb05:
Added DC-3 memories by Walt Brubaker
Added another page to the growing Victor Bout files: Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero

01Feb05:
Added in Changed Liveries the Armenian company Armavia

30Jan05:
In Airlines Remembered added: Dutchbird

28Jan05:
Various minor updates, still on a PC that is not to be trusted fully ...
Updated Percy Wilson's Eagle's Nest Bar, a mystery DC-3 on Ragged Island now solved !
Ansett historian Gil White provided me with text he had written on some Propliners featured on my website: ATL.98 Carvair 9J-PAA, DC-6 EL-WNH and DC-3 9J-RDR.

25Jan05:
Slowly restoring normal ops on my PC: updated Dealing with the Merchant of Death.
Added another page on V.Bout: Air Bas: subcontractor for the US
Also added KBR subcontracting Air Bas

..Jan05:
(due to a defect on my PC, I had for a few weeks no facility to upload pages, but found a way to produce/revise pages on a laptop)
Updated Arrival of VH-NLS at Lelystad, 15 Dec. 2004
Statistics show last December was a peak months with over 4.900 hits on my website !
Added Early Air Carriers in Alaska 1923-1938
Added Round Motors, poetic considerations on the Big Radials (thanks Sean !)

01Jan05:
Added a page Early Coventry pictures by Steve Howru
Also updated Arrival of VH-NLS at Lelystad, 15 Dec. 2004 with several quotes of messages sent to me.


27Dec04:
Created a starting page for my various Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" -pages.

24Dec04:
Added an aerial view of Greybull by Roger Pardee and a cockpit photo of C-119 N15505
Added 2 images of previous identities of ATL.98 9J-PAA on page Propliners around Johannesburg, 2004

23Dec04:
Created a Questions and Answers- page
Updated Propliner magazine page with 100th issue and revised subscription adress

19Dec04:
Added a page on arrival of Fokker F.27 VH-NLS at Aviodrome's Hq at Lelystad AP, 15Dec04

16Dec04:
Updated the Datangshan Log list with a few corrections by John Chapman
Added some aerial shots of Beijing IAP (BJS) on my China 2002-page, courtesy Heinz Rentmeister.

16Dec04:
Boeing 747 PH-BUK on on nighttransport, 15Dec04 to the Aviodrome

15Dec04:
Recent purchases at internet slide auction provided slides of past operators of CP-2236 Lineas Aereas Canedo, (now ZS-BRV) and Martin 4-0-4 N40415 in Naples Airlines livery.

08Dec04:
Updated China 2002 and China Aviation Museum with 2 aerial shots made by Heinz Rentmeister

01Dec04:
Updated Log reports of the China Aviation Museum, bloody hard work !

26Nov04:
Added a 1991 photo of DC-6 N12347 on Alaska 1995

25Nov04:
Added in Changed Airline Liveries a page on Britannia Airways
Updated Log report of the China Air Museum at Datangshan a.k.a. Changping, with a 1996 list by John Chapman

24Nov04:
Added in Changed Airline Liveries a page on Braathens A/S

23Nov04:
Added in Airlines Remembered the recently failed Dutch Caribbean Airlines - DCA

22Nov04:
Added photos by Ronald Stevelink of China Aviation Museum, in support of the museum's log report
Added in Changed Airline Liveries a page on Aeroflot

16Nov04:
Added a page in the V.Bout file: Viktor Bout in the movies

15Nov04:
Added a page on a C-119, N3267U, which was used for Last Flight of the Phoenix.
Changed my Webcounter, this one from eXTReMe Tracking

14Nov04:
Travel: added a page, dedicated to a 5-day visit to Madrid, Spain

10Nov04:
Added some photos to the Kaiser-Fraser C-119 Production Mystery

08Nov04:
Updated Information on the Fairchild C-119 with Harry Dunn's tale on how the AC-119 Gunship came about.
Also added some photos.

04Nov04:
Updated the log report of Beijing's China Aviation Museum at Changping a.k.a. Datangshan
Updated Information on the Fairchild C-119 with some photos.
Updated Mystery C-119s at Fort Campbell,KY, a discussion about 1950s or 1960s cars.

28Oct04:
Updated a file on Viktor Bout, there seems to be plans for a movie, maybe even more than one !
DC-3 ZS-LVR has a fascinating past, photos by Mark Mainwaring and Alan Taylor

27Oct04:
Updated Lelystad Air Show, 2004, with details on the SKHV Beech D18S and Harvards
Added in Airlines Remembered the US airline: ATA Airlines, aka American Trans Air

26Oct04:
Updated C-133 Cargomaster on the Go, with some more photos.
Added a photo by Marco Kosterman of C-119G N15501 in its present condition.

25Oct04:
Updated and added various pages on Victor Bout (aka Victor Lebede): Victor's Airlines, Diamond Dealings and In partnership with the US

24Oct04:
Updated Mysteries at Duff's Salvage Yard
Updated Photography Links page
Updated Propliners in UK 2003 with an update on C-119G N2700: a link to a fine photo of the days it flew as 3C-ABA.

21Oct04:
Added a nightshot of an AC-47 gunship at work over Pleiku,Vietnam May 1969; photo by Thomas Zangla

20Oct04:
Started updating log reports from Greybull: Log reports, Ralph Pettersen's report and added a report by David Ellis
Added a photo of the stranded Catalina N285RA at Beauvais,France

16Oct04:
Added a page with links concerning my Travel Pages

23Sep04:
Added in the Travel Gallery a report on our summer travels in England and Wales, 2004

23Sep04:
Added in the Search for... gallery the mystery of Percy Wilson's DC-3 on Ragged Island, Bahamas
Updated C-119 Kaiser-Frazer mystery

20Sep04:
Added another page to the Victor Bout file

17Sep04:
Updated Taiwanese C-119, serial tie ups, added 3 RoCAF C-119 photos.

14Sep04:
Updated Taiwanese C-119, serial tie ups

13Sep04:
Added in Airlines Remembered: Baron Air Cargo

06Sep04:
Added Another C-119 mystery: RoCAF 3173

05Sep04:
Added Warbirds and Propliners at Lelystad Airshow 2004

01Sep04:
Added: Roger Brooks' Carvair in final stages of restoration , photos by Stu Sibitzky

30Aug:
Updated PH-PBY, the Dutch Catalina, restored with photos of official roll out 30Aug04

11Aug:
Problems with my PC, requiring full reinstallation of Windows, delayed work on the website.
Added PH-PBY, the Dutch Catalina in final stages of restoration and its first flight on 04Aug04.

26Jul:
Added French Search and Rescue Constellation in action

18Jul:
Updated Victor Bout-file with a few recent links

15Jul:
Updated the history of SC.7 Skyvan N101WA on Propliners on the Last Frontier, part 2 with some details provided by Beb Penick

13Jul:
Updated Alaska-Canada 2003 with details on L.188AF N281F
Updated The Road North..., with details of aircraft of the Transportation Museum at Wasilla,AK

12Jul:
Updated Deep South, 2001 with a sighting at Mercer Field,GA plus request for info on this airfield
Added C-119 Kaiser-Fraser Production Mystery, the saga continues...
Added 2 pages of the crash report of C-47 45-1037 at Haines Junction, Yukon

08Jul:
Edited the page Dutch Connie through stages of restoration with an update on arrival Leystad, 06Jul04.
Added in Changed Liveries: Croatia Airlines
Added in Changed Liveries: Austrian Airlines

02Jul:
Dutch Connie's 1st Testflight in full KLM livery

28Jun:
Got some photos of the unique N199AB Cargomaster on the Go !

27Jun:
Experimented a little with frames around photos, written in html (Jack Edmonds led the way): Check Six
Added links to those who produce radial recordings or videos, on my Links page.
Updated some history on ZS-CRV and ZS-GPL on Propliners around Johannesburg, 2004, something about "Delaney"...

19Jun:
Updated the Dutch Connie in final stages of restoration
Added Photographic update of PH-PBA, June 2004

17Jun:
Some work "behind the scenes", reworking the Airlines Remembered gallery

08Jun:
Added in Airlines Remembered: the Irish Skynet Airlines

07Jun:
Updated Bliss with Brooks, with details by the NTSB on the write off of N44911.
Added 2 pages on Viktor Bout's file: US Trading Partner ? and Victor Bout's American Connection

02Jun:
Added Propliners around Johannesburg, 2004

16May:
Since my TopStat webcounter announced the end of its free service, I replaced it by one from www.freewebcounter.com/

13May:
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 with news on Catalina N285RA.

03May:
Updated Amsterdam IAP, the Old Days with 1 Constellation photo
Updated Constellations at Tuln AB , added 1 photo.
Updated: Background info on the C-119 Flying Boxcar

12Apr:
Updated: Background info on the C-119 Flying Boxcar

04Apr:
Added info on Background info on the C-119 Flying Boxcar
Updated Blast from the past: Catalina C-FDIL in 1980s
Added photos on Lockheed Constellations at Tulln AB

31Mar:
In Airlines Remembered I added Air Holland, the first "version"

30Mar:
Updated Remembered: Gandalf Airlines and L.Constellations at Tuln AB

29Mar:
Added L.Constellations at Tuln AB, photos kindly provided by Hubert prigl
Reworked some of the photos (too dark) on Aviodrome, Dec. 2003 visit

23Mar:
Added a page with photos of Catalina C-FDIL a.k.a. N314CF

22Mar:
Added in my Changed Liveries gallery: Maersk Air

19Mar:
Revised my email facility by Java code, to hide from spambots: http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/hidemail.php

15Mar:
Published a list of C-119s in Taiwan, to invite updates and sightings. REMOVED

13Mar:
Added in Airlines Remembered: Euralair and Gandalf Airlines
Also added "The Road Home", last part of my 2003 trip through Alaska and the Yukon, home via Seattle.

12Mar:
Reshaped visit to the Deep South, 2001, in order to save space. Also reworked the photos.

11Mar:
Repaired numerous broken links, using Xenu's Link Sleuth, a very useful tool

10Mar:
Revised emailadress on all relevant pages

26Feb04:
Updated "desert C-119s", shipped from Arizona to Namibia --REMOVED--

21Feb04:
Trying to figure out which "desert C-119s"went from Arizona to Namibia --REMOVED--

20Feb04:
Updated C-119 information page

18Feb04:
Added in the gallery Airlines remembered the French operator Air Littoral

16Feb04:
Added a background information page on Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar

09Feb04:
Updated Air Bas and the illusive Il-18s

01Feb04:
Updated DC-3 N173RD, history details.

27Jan04:
Recently learned of "validation" for website, according to W3C standards. A good tool is CSE HTML Validator Lite v3.5 and I have a lot to do and learn !
Added in the gallery Airlines Remembered: Sobelair

25Jan04:
Installed a Google search engine on my front page

19Jan04:
Revised and corrected some of the text in Aviodrome, Dec.2003. Thanks for pointing out to me Ted !

17Jan04:
Added Greybull 1983, photos by Fred de Ruiter.

15Jan04:
Added on my travel photography pages: Kenya 1985

12Jan04:
Updated Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Lake Hood, Anchorage in an attempt to identify the wreck of the DHC-4 Caribou

04Jan04:
Updated Links-page with links to Yahoo newsgroups I subscribe to (in various intensities)
Updated C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY

02Jan04:
Updated Fairchild F.27F N127HP, now stored for many years at Greybull,WY with a photo (by R.Pettersen).

28Dec03:
Added in Searching for aircraft identities a page on a sectioned C-47 fuselage and CV240 at J W Duff Salvage
Added a page on Fairchild N127HP (stored at Greybull), it has an interesting history, info provided by Charlie Snyder

24Dec03:
Updated DC-4 Background Info with info on C-54GM North Star (info written by Jeff Rankin-Lowe)
Revised and updated photos and text on Bliss with Brooks !

22Dec03:
Again, spent many hours on Greybull'smysteries
Updated C-119s at Battle Mountain, photoproof it was Tanker 134 that crashed

21Dec03:
Updated : Greybull's mysteries, true identity of T136 revealed !

20Dec03:
Updated C-119s in Kentucky
Added a page: Greybull mysteries by Ralph Pettersen

01Dec03:
Added Aviodrome Aviation Theme Park
Ralph Pettersen sent me some unidentified airframes, taken at Greybull in May 2003.

23Nov03:
Added in Airlines Remembered: JAT-Jugoslovenski Aerotransport
Added in Airlines Remembered: Air Anatolia

01Dec03:
Added a page on this year's Alaska trip: Bliss with Brooks !

25Nov03:
Updated "Aviodrome's Nighttransport" with background info on the Neptune "210" -REMOVED-

23Nov03:
Added in Airlines Remembered: BOAC
Added in Changed Liveries: Southwest Airlines
Restyled Airlines Remembered for quicker loading

21Nov03:
Added in Changed Liveries: European Aircharter

19Nov03:
Added in Airlines Remembered: BOAC

17Nov03:
Added in Changed Liveries: Air Moldova Int'l
Added in Airlines Remembered: Air Bosna

16Nov03:
Added a page with photos of Connie CF-RNR in use as a restaurant
Added in Changed Liveries: British Airways

15Nov03:
Added background info on the Douglas DC-3S or "Super Three"
Added in Airlines Remembered: Tradewinds Airways
Added in Airlines Remembered: Invicta International

14Nov03:
Screened my Links-page

12Nov03:
Added in Changed Liveries: Northwest Airlines
Added in Changed Liveries: Japan Airlines

10Nov03:
Added 2 photos of DC-6 of C-GIBS in its 1980s identity of HB-IBS with Balair, made by Bryan Benn
Updated Schiphol 1927 with some photos of contemporary Boeing 80A-1 -PAGE RENAMED- Amsterdam IAP, the Old Days

06Nov03:
Updated Mysteries in Mexico (XB-ERL)
Added Amsterdam IAP Schiphol, 1927 -PAGE RENAMED- Amsterdam IAP, the Old Days (03May04)

02Nov03:
Added a page on Pioneer Air Museum, Fairbanks

29Oct03:
Updated Alaska 1995 (page 2) with a picture of DC-6 N12347.

27Oct03:
Added, as part of my Far North trip: Stored at Fairbanks, 2003
Added a (copy) page Air America C-46s
However, upon request for permission for my (more readable version) I was replied:
"I saw your site with the information from Dr. Leeker's book. This is TOO much of an infringement of UTD's copyright. Please cease and desist.
Erik D. Carlson, Ph.D.,
Head, The History of Aviation Collection"

It was therefor removed.

26Oct03:
Updated DC-3 N5831B, with a recent pic at Avra Valley (courtesy James Richard Covington, Jr)

Ten trips are now included on my Travels Abroad (almost totally non-aviation !). Latest update, in 2 pages, with over 60 images is Alaska & the Yukon 2003

21Oct03:
Update Dutch Dakota Assoc. (DDA) with some JAR-Ops developments

17Oct03:
Updated in Airlines Remembered: Aero Lloyd

15Oct03:
A factual update in Martin 404 N40415's (PBA) history .

11Oct03:
Updated Mystery C-119s at Fort Campbell,KY

08Oct03:
Updated DC-7 with further historic details on N756Z.

06Oct03:
Updated C-119s at Ft.Campbell, KY (the mystery continues...).
Updated some text in Propliners in the UK, 2003

03Oct03:
Added a few nice graphics on index page, courtesy William L.B.J. Dekker

29Sep03:
Added in gallery Airlines Remembered : Cargo Lion (ceased 2001)
Added in gallery Airlines Remembered : Aer Turas (ceased 2003)
Added in gallery Airlines Remembered : ACES Colombia (ceased 2003)

27Sep03:
Update: CL-44 "Skymonster" 9G-LCA, details on Mr Farrad Azima's involvement.
Update: Guppy 9G-LCA, May 2003, details on Mr Farrad Azima's career.
Updated: Propliners in the UK, 2003 with details on the new owners of Catalina N9521C.

26Sep03:
Updated: Alaska 2003 The Road North and Fairbanks

20Sep03:
Added: Alaska 2003 continued... The Road North

02Sep03:
Updated: Tripreport Alaska and Yukon 2003, Part 1: Anchorage
Added: Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum at Lake Hood

29Aug03:
Added : Tripreport Alaska and Yukon 2003, Part 1: Anchorage

28Aug03:
"Nightly transport" for Aviodrome museum from Amsterdam IAP --REMOVED--

16Jul03:
Some text additions on Propliners in the UK, 2003

11Jul03:
Updated Log report Greybull with Ralph Petterson's visit in april 2003.

05Jul03:
Some text additions on Remember Southern Air Inc and Propliners in the UK, 2003
Also added photos to Searching for Mexican id's

24Jun03:
Various updates on Propliners in the UK, 2003

23Jun03:
Airlines Remembered: added Elf Air
Airlines Remembered: added Cougar

20Jun03:
Updated some of the info on Propliners in the UK, 2003

17Jun03:
Airlines Remembered: added Air UK
Tripreport of a week in the UK: Propliners in the UK, 2003
Additional photos on the Guppy, 9GLCA at Bournemouth, May 2003
Additional photos of RAF Cosford Air Museum
Additional photos of Coventry 2003 Classic Airshow

11Jun03:
Added a page, dedicated to Propliner magazine, the magazine for "big, round engines enthusiasts"

26May03:
Updated An-22 at Schiphol (april 2003). with a 2 photos taken at May 25th.

20May03:
Added Khalifa Airways and KLM uk in Airlines Remembered

19May03:
Updated Connie N749NL in KLM's paintshop with photos taken on May 18th
Updated the FAA FAR index in relation to Propliners page
Updated Air Bas / V.Bout webpage with recent sightings at SHJ.

09May03:
In Airlines Remembered was added Airborne Express

09May03:
Added Certificate of Flight, KLM 1934

05May03:
Added China Air Museum Log Report

02May03:
Added a page Air Cess to Air Bas to ...? on Victor Bouts' fleet moving into the shadows
Updated Connie N749NL in KLM's paintshop with the latest progress

01May03:
Reworked the photos on DC-4s, stored and deserted

29Apr03:
Updated An-22 at Schiphol (april 2003).

26Apr03:
Updated the Stratocruisers at St.Cugat page

21Apr03:
A small update on Constellation N749NL in the KLM paintshop
Added Antonov An-22 visiting Schiphol

20Apr03:
Updated Delta Airlines with another photo and some 727 news
Repaired some links
Updated Mysteries in Mexico with some additional info on the B-25

19Apr03:
Airlines Remembered: updated Midway, fighting for survival while in Chapter 11 protection
Changed Liveries: added a page on Delta Airlines

17Apr03:
Airlines Remembered: Southern Air filed for Chapter 11 in Jan.2003 and its aircraft were returned to the leasing company

15Apr03:
Identities sought for 2 DC-3s and 1 B-25 bomber: Mysteries in Mexico
Added a new chapter, away from aviation and aircraft: Travel Photography

14Apr03:
Updated Aircraft at Tehran's Air Museum, with additional info on the DC-3 and C-7 Caribou.
Added a T-29 photo to T-29 515145 , a USAF Flying Classroom (USAF 1973).

04Apr03:
Changed Liveries: DBA-Deutsche BA
Updated Condor (Liveries) and Trans Travel Airlines (Airlines Remembered)

03Apr03:
Changed Liveries: SAS - Scandinavian Airline System

02Apr03:
Airlines Remembered: Go
Changed Liveries: Condor Flugdienst and Hapag-Lloyd

01Apr03:
Added another page on Viktor Bout

29Mar03:
Updated CL-415 on French Lake and Stratocruiser at Colorado Springs Restaurant

26Mar03:
Added some action photos of French CL-415s

19Mar03:
Revised the html text on some pages as I wasn't satisfied with the lay-out on a 19inch screen: USA 1992, USA 1993, Alaska 1995 and Alaska 1995 page 2. It does seem that Netscape users get the pages sometimes not quite right, though all the pages are written in plain html....

17Mar03:
Airlines Remembered: updated British World with a photo of ATP SE-LPR, now with West Air Sweden.
Also updated my China 2002 page with updates & corrections by Phil Hawks.

15Mar03:
Updated info on Beijing's spotters location

09Mar03:
Added a mystery page: Stratocruiser in Colorado Restaurant

08Mar03:
Added a page containing links to the FAA's FAR Part numbers in relation to the operations of Propliners
Also added a page on Woensdrecht: airliner storage in the Lowlands

15Feb03:
Updated DDA's DC-4 Departure, with another photo and a link to 36 photos on Jens Klank's website showing ZS-AUA at Mönchengladbach and with some effects caused by the open air storage in plain view...

14Feb03:
Added, in Changed Liveries: KLM

11Feb03:
This one took a while: added Propliners in New Mexico & Arizona, 1993

01Feb03:
Updated and revised layout of China 2002

31Jan03:
added in Changed Liveries Buzz

26Jan03:
Added Euroceltic Airways in the gallery Airlines Remembered

22Jan03:
Updated the mystery C-119s in Kentucky museum

21Jan03:
Updated the DC-3 (C-53) page of N4003 at Petal,MS, with info on how it got there.

20Jan03:
Redesigned and updated the Deep South page somewhat.

18Jan03:
Added in the Mystery Gallery the page Bimini Wrecks Updated the Links-page
Updated Midway Airlines (2)-page
Added Midway Airlines (1) in the Airlines Remembered gallery

17Jan03:
Corrected and amended the info on Midway Airlines, in Airlines Remembered

15Jan03:
Revised the layout of the Alaska 1995 pages somewhat and managed tp solve the mystery of the favicon...

14Jan03:
Added Propliners in Florida, 1992, with some 17 images.

12Jan03:
A visit to KLM Hangar 14 showed little progress with "The Dutch Connie", but 2 photos were added

09Jan03:
Updated Tanker 130 Down ! with news that records have been "lost" due to its participation in covert operations by the CIA.
Added Airfreight Express in the gallery Airlines Remembered.
Also added Trans Travel Airlines in the gallery Airlines Remembered, the first to go in 2003...

08Jan03:
Added in Airlines Remembered: Braniff Int'l Airways

05Jan03:
In Changed Airline Liveries added United Airlines

29Dec02:
Cut the Propliners in Alaska (1995)-page up in Page +1+ and Page +2+, which should make it easier to load. Also updated the Links-page.

21Dec02:
Best part of 3 days, 18 hours in total, took it to compile Propliners in Alaska (1995) ! Scanning 26 pics and researching the history inbooks and on the Internet.... it's a labour of love !

18Dec02:
Added "snow" to the index page

13Dec02:
In my gallery of 'Searching for id's..." I added Thomas Pohls photos of Tehran's Air Museum

08Dec02:
A visit to KLM's hangar 14 resulted in some photos again of Constellation N749NL
Also updated the Searching for... page

02Dec02:
Updated Fokker Aircraft Industries
Added NLM Cityhopper in Airlines Remembered

02Dec02:
Added London City Airways and Netherlines in my Airlines Remembered
Also started with a page on Fokker Aircraft Industries
Added a new theme: Propellor Transports at Amsterdam Int'l Airport Schiphol: Page 1 + Page 2 + Page 3

30Nov02:
Fred Olsen Air Transport, with its demise in 1997, was honored with a spot in my Airlines Remembered

23Nov02:
Added EuroDirect Airlines in the gallery of Airlines Remembered; it folded in 1995 and operated BAe ATPs.

21Nov02:
Added Armenian Airlines and Balkan Bulgarian Airlines (2001) in the gallery of Airlines Remembered

20Nov02:
Although not quite gone, they probably soon will be: China Xinhua Airlines, China Xinjiang Airlines and China Northern Airlines (in the gallery Airlines Remembered).
Also updated The Connie as Budworm sprayer with 3 photos
Also updated the Air Alpha a.k.a. Alpha Airlines page as it ceased operations on Nov.17th

19Nov02:
The Connie as Budworm sprayer by Stephen Piercey, reprinted with permission of Propliner magazine
Also added 2 pages in the Changed Liveries gallery: El Al Israel Airlines and Eva Air (Taiwan)

14Nov02:
Added a page on a visit to Wings of Liberation Museum, which has 3 DC-3s

09Nov02:
Added Schreiner Airways Cargo in the Airlines Remembered gallery

09Nov02:
Added TransAer in the Airlines Remembered gallery
Also added Jet Link Holland

08Nov02:
Added European Airlines in the Airlines Remembered gallery
Updated Heavylift Cargo Airlines page with an A300 photo

06Nov02:
As Delsey Airlines bit the dust, I updated the page on VG Airlines
Also updated the page DDA's DC-4 Departure

03Nov02:
Added DDA's DC-4 Departure

29Oct02:
Added some links and another photo on History of N749NL

28Oct02:
Added VG Airlines in the gallery Airlines Remembered, as the name was changed to Delsey Airlines

27Oct02:
Added some photos kindly provided by Ron Mak (incl a slide made by Stephen Piercey, "inspirator" of propliner enthusiasts !) To History of N749NL
Created a new item to deal with people contacting me for information regarding historical details or fate of an aircraft they flew on or had family flying it. When provided with a photo I can put it up for others to see and comment: Searching for...

26Oct02:
Michael Prophet sent me an update on the history of the Dutch Connie, N749NL

23Oct02:
Reworked my Airlines Remembered page a little plus added AeroLyon
Also updated Dutch Connie with a few more photos of its initial arrival at Lelystad.
My neighbour Arie Groen handed me a postcard from the 1950s, showing a KLM DC-6 by night in the 1950s. Amazingly it still flies with NAC in Alaska !

19Oct02:
Deleted the lists of slides I have for trade (little response & too much work to update).

18Oct02:
Dedicated a page on DC-3 operator South Coast Airways, which ceased operations this summer.

17Oct02:
Updated page Tanker 130 Down and added 2 photos on the "History of the Dutch Connie" page

15Oct02:
Updated the history on N749NL, the Dutch Connie

14Oct02:
Updated a few items on mystery C-119s at Battle Mountain and Greybull

11Oct02:
Michael Prophet wrote down the history on N749NL, the Dutch Connie

08Oct02:
Added a map of Beijing airport layout

06Oct02:
Added an update on Connie's Comeback, after a visit to KLM's paintshop.

05Oct02:
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added pages on Vanguard Airlines and Midway Airlines

04Oct02:
A mystery surrounds C-119 N15505 at Brig-Gen. Don F Pratt Museum in Kentucky
Also revised the appearance of my frontpage and the gate page to the DC-3

02Oct02:
Added a few photos on Connie's Comeback page, taken at Schiphol Oct 2nd.

29Sep02:
Added a page on the Connie's Comeback to the Netherlands

27Sep02:
The last DC-10 operator in the Netherlands bit the dust: Aerowings

23Sep02:
Blast from the past, in Airlines Remembered, I added DAN-AIR London

21Sep02:
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added a page on Heavylift Cargo Airlines

18Sep02:
Added in the gallery of Changed Airlines Colourschemes something on Swissair
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added a page on Wardair Canada

17Sep02:
Modified my Airlines Remembered starting page and added a page on Transjet Airways from Sweden.

09Sep02:
Finally produced a complete new webpage: my report from China 2002

07Sep02:
Updated Skymonster page in reference to its upcoming ferry flight to the UK.
Updated DC-3 N62CC with some data and photo provided by Scott Grillo.

06Sep02:
More problems with the PC, resulting in reinstalling Windows, hardware, software and trying not to loose important data...
Udated the Links page and Greybull Logs
Also added a page on a particular C-119 N8092, looking for more info.

19Aug02:
Major problems with the network at home resulted in much restoration and frustration.... After 2 weeks finally found some time to do some maintenance, e.g. on the Links page

03Aug02:
Updated Viktor Bout's File, the man who combines legal airline ops with embargo busting

03Aug02:
The mystery of Fairchild C-119G airtankers at Battle Mountain and Greybull.

27Jun02:
Started with a "Links"-page today

26Jun02:
During the past few days made some updates on Visit to Greybul and Greybull Logs
Mainly about tankers 136 & 137 both identified as N5216R (137 should be N5215R, in my opinion)
Also my website migrated from host www.11Net.com to www.Bizland.com, which seems to have gone well...

19Jun02:
Added a list of logs at Greybull,WY with hopes to solve unidentified aircraft; also added a page on the crash of Tanker 130
Also added a 1960s B/W shot of Convair propliner CF-ECS, volunteered by Jean-Philippe Cool, having seen it as OO-DHD CV580 on my website.

13Jun02:
Added more info on arms' trader Victor Bout, incl Fleet of Aircraft

24May02:
On the subject of Changed Liveries a page was added describing Icelandair

21May02:
Received following message regarding my Deep South webpage:
"We own C-47 N2805J / 43-16369 on your website you have details on this a/c and I was wondering if you can help us find out what TCG and TCS it was with in the 9th AF. Thanks, Robert Rice (No.14 Squadron Commander, Topeka,KS)
I've amended my Deep South page (look somewhere near the end of that report) with Mr Rice's emailadress and their website url.

20May02:
Added 7 (!) pages on Victor Bout African's Merchant of Death

18May02:
I was shocked to notice I had nothing yet on the Dutch Dakota Association and corrected this

18May02:
Way back, in 1991, I shot this BAe 146 of Air Nova, which will disappear into Air Canada's Jazz
Also, Air liberté was remembered with a few photos and words

14May02:
A visit to Barcelona (Spain) resulted in 2 C-97s at St. Cugat

03May02:
Another one to remember: Panagra (2nd edition)

02May02:
Updated the Deep South page on the sad fate of Martin 4-0-4s at Stennis Intl'l Airport

26Apr02:
A page on the demise of Challenge Air Cargo
Reworked the "Remember"-page somwhat and included various animated GIFS.

24Apr02:
About time I showed some attention to propliners again: a Visit to Greybull, homebase of Hawkins & Powers. They specialize in aerial firefighting and operate an interesting selection of airtankers.

15Apr02:
Transbrasil is still fighting to restructure itself for a restart, but ceased operations in Dec.2001 and is included in Airlines Remembered. Also added Trans World Airlines (TWA) as it has been taken over by American Airlines and ceased independent operations in December too.

08Apr02:
Today Swisswings folded and was added in Airlines Remembered.
Also a page on the varied colourschemes ("liveries') was added: easyJet

01Apr02:
After a "break" and the purchase of a new flatbed scanner (HP 4400C), restarted my efforts on my website.
Some links were added, photos of my visit to Greenwood,MS were re-scanned (very pleased with this new scanner) and added 2 pagea on Airlines Remembered: Hapag Lloyd Netherlands and Swissair

11Mar02:
Added a few links on "Flying the Hump" on my C-46 info page

02Mar02:
Added more info on Victor Bout's Air Cess and its (alleged?) illegal activities: Air Cess & Al Qaeda

09Feb02:
DC-4 N67062 was ferried to March Air Museum on Jan.19th 2002 and that called for an update DC-4s stored and deserted as well as saving the info on that ferry flight, by Melissa Eiselein

02Feb02:
Added Background info to Lockheed Constellation including comparisons to contemporaries.

21Jan02:
Added a page with info, specifications and serials on AC-47D "SPOOKY" Gunship

14Jan02:
Corrected some errors (deep south.htm to deepsouth.htm) which should facilitate loading that page; also made a more or less standard format for the pages in Airlines Remembered.

12Jan02:
I had one or two remarks about no being able to open my website (previous URL); in HTML newsgroup read I should add this:
meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=utf-8" ( between <>), maybe it helps.
Also added Transavia Airlines on "Changed Liveries".
Air Alfa and Virgin Sun was added with Airlines Remembered.

11Jan02:
Added Axon A/l and British World to Airlines Remembered
Also Air Belgium and Brussels Int'l were added in this chapter.

10Jan02:
Reached the max 10Mb space on my ISP's server, so decided to go for a registered URL: www.ruudleeuw.com

02Jan02:
Added a page on a visit to Greenwood,MS, where airliners are taken apart for spares

17Dec01:
Thought it time to add a propliner page: Oshkosh 1998

13Dec01:
Added a page with Airlines Remembered: Emery Worldwide Airlines

10Dec01:
Put a (discreet) teller on the index page.

08Dec01:
Added 2 pages with Airlines Remembered: Polar Air Cargo and Tower Air.
And added an infopage on the Douglas Swingtails conversions by SABENA.

26Nov01:
Finally got round to producing a page of background info (+ 2 photos) on the ConvairLiners.

24Nov01:
Uploaded another page in Airlines Remembered: Canada 3000; another victim to recession
Also added a 707 photo and history of YA-GAF (with links to the present: fighting in Afghanistan) on A HREF="classic_jets_page1.htm">classic jets 707s

11Nov01:
Uploaded 3 pages in Airlines Remembered: CityBird, Gill Airways and SABENA; they belong to the past now

08Nov01:
Updated the DC-7 page with some photos & histories: DC-7

07Nov01:
Added a page on a mystery C-47, that has crashlanded on a Yukon Mountain.

Oct01:

  • final updates uploaded the Deep South Report. Also updated the DC-4 (Stored & Deserted) page with some new info on 2 of them. Added a solarised "work of art" on the DC-3 Gateway page.
  • C-47A N24320 of McNeely Charter Service has been sold to the Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula (Montana), where it arrived on Oct. 17th 2001. And I also found out that N24320 had been involved in a ground accident in 1994
  • How a tragic crash came to the founding of a new (DC-3) company in Alaska;N59314 Abbe Air Cargo
  • Published first work on the Deep South report; still a lot of links within the website to complete: Deep South 2001
  • By mistake I deleted my Index page and had to reconstruct it from scratch; took the opportunity to slightly alter a few things.

    Jul01:
    Added in Airlines Remembered another victim to history: Royal Aviation (Canada).
    Also started with Airlines with Changed Liveries, kicked off with CSA Czech Airlines.

    Jun01:

  • put up a webpage with slides I have to trade; at this time limited to propliners.
  • added META tags to most pages.
  • received an intriguing request in reference to the An-8 of Mandala Air Cargo I photographed at Sharjah; read more about it at: Mandala Air Cargo involved in illegal affairs?,
  • for more background info on the C-47 Skytrain and its many variants in military service, please follow this link: C-47 Skytrain
  • how it all started with the DC-1, DC-2 and that Plane that Changed the World: the DC-3... can be found on this link: History of the DC-3
  • moved my site to http://home.soneraplaza.nl/qn/prive/r.leeuw.
  • changed the fonts (to Comic Sans MS) on all the pages.

    May01

  • started Airlines Remembered with histories on Pan Am, Istanbul A/l, Constellation A/l, Kiwi Air, Viva Air and Vip Air.
  • introduced the use of new font Comic Sans MS on various pages
  • added a page on the history of the Douglas DC-4
  • finally got Il-18 ER-ICM identified: Ilyushin 18s at Sharjah, april 2000.

    Apr01

  • updated the Ditched DC-3 page with a pic of my own; revised the Classic Jets: 707 page with historic details.
  • added a page called Gateway to Jetliners, which is a start to include jetliners as well on this website.
  • added a page on the ditched Roblex DC-3 N19BA (april 4th, 2001)
    Mar01
  • added a few animations
  • additions on the C-46 background info: lots of historical info
  • revisions/additions on the DC-6 background info text (again....)

    Feb01:

  • a start was made on a DC-7 page and background info on the ConvairLiners; still under construction
  • revisions on the DC-6 background info text
  • animations added on Homepage
  • page added on Convair propliners, "The ConvairLiners":Convairliners

    Anyone looking for GIF's or animations for a website, I can recommend: www.GifsNow.com,


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