Updated the Richard Nash vintage propliners gallery on my website with a few 1950s/60s photos he shared with me.
The full details revealed of the damage C-FIQM suffered in 1990, relevant to Ron Mak's photos of C-FIQM.
Ron Mak's photos of C-54G C-FIQM (Kenn Borek Air) raises questions about what sort of maintenance is going on; Ron Mak's gallery
Ken Swartz shared a few photos of his visit to the Hagerstown Aviation Museum in Oct.2018; see his gallery on my website
Robin Weber sent me newspaper clippings of 1955 about the Avro York CF-HMV search, on my Abandoned Planes of the Arctic North
Paul Kelley responded to my Abandoned Planes of the Arctic North with more photos of Nordair C-46 CF-HEI
DC-3C C-FDTD at St.Hubert has been saved from the scrapman by Buffalo Airways; see my US/Canada 2009 report
Mike Smyth wrote me with a photo of DC-3 Gateguard 'Welcome to the Bahamas', to help in the research of Submerged DC-3 at the Bahamas
F.27 AP-ALN crashed in 1994 and anno 2018 sees a new role as restaurant at Chitral,Pakistan; Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Update on C-FDTD, stored at St.Hubert (Canada) and now on eBay for sale or likely to be scrapped; Photos by Friends & Guests #56
On 30Nov18 C-97 N117GA of the BAHF went airborne at Hagerstown Reg'l AP; an update on Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Shared another photo of the C-119L N8504W (c/n 259) incident at Dahl Creek,Alaska on Paul Weston's gallery
C-47 HK-3349 at Tiuma Park, Colombia has been hoisted on a large tower; Off-Airport Latin America
Expanded a selection of Boeing B-17 photos Ron Mak shared with me, visit his gallery PAGE 3
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests #42, one of the long time stored PV-2 Harpoons N7272C will be ferried out for restoration
Updated details of below P-2E BuNo. 131456. on Tucson salvage yards 2017
Scott Gallaher is looking for a home for his P-2 Neptune (identity?) at the old Minden lot; Tucson salvage yards 2017
Updated my summary of 'propliners under restoration' (Spring 2017 I believe) with present (often saddening) status; Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Updated Jacques Hémet's gallery (page 2) with a photo, a C-47 for sale & the end of Hémet Exploration
Updated the item on C-47 HK-3349 at Tiuma Park (Colombia) on my Off-Airport Gallery
TRAVEL: concluded today my extensive travel report on Oct.2018 trip to Japan
PAGE ONE: Osaka, Himeji Castle, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Nara
PAGE TWO: Kyoto, Inari Shinto Shrine
PAGE THREE: Takayama, Gokayama, Shirakawa, Matsumoto Castle
PAGE FOUR: Tokyo
C-47A HK-3293 has been salvaged, on groundtransport through Colombia's jungle and over water; pics on Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Updated my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the Arctic North with recent images of Churchill's C-46F C-GYHT
Marcel Singerling recently visited Quito's Museo Aeronáutico de la FAE and a few propliners are shared on my Photos by Friends & Guests #56
C-47J N213GB, former mosquito sprayer, was transported from Shell Creek,FL to the Netherlands via the port of Antwerp; see Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Ken Swartz sent me some recent pics taken at Geneseo's warplane museum and at the Glenn H. Curtiss museum; see his gallery on my website
Ron Mak shared an aircraft mystery: is 9Q-CBK on his 1978 photo c/n 10452 or c/n 10730; solved on my Search for Aircraft Identies
Dirk Septer came up with the answer of the identity of a stored wing at Everts': CF-FNC
Rolf Larsson showed me that former C-118B Liftmaster N70BF should now be referred to as a DC-6A; Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Robert Fulwiler sent me a Vietnam War era photo, of C-123 55-4548/WV; see Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Chris Thompson sent me a recent photo of DC-6 N70BF, former Florida Air Transport (FAT), now at Hawaii with National Response Corporation
Neville Webb hiked with a group of people to the Burgoyne's Cove B-36 crashsite; updated his gallery on my website, links to drone videos
Updated my Visit to Evergreen's air museum at McMinnville,OR 2012 with news the museum may yet again be in dire straights..
DC-3 converted motorhome 'VH-DAK' in Queensland,OZ updated explained, on my Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Fred Barnes & Ron Mak sent me photos of Pembroke 'RM-9' in its days as N51964 at Blackbushe,UK (1978) and HR-ITA (Honduras, 1980);
on Photos by Friends & Guests #56 Also additional history details added.
The latest upload to the gallery of Bill Hill's vintage aviation photos was concluded with relevant historic detail & data.
After decades of storage at Anoka,Minn. Pembroke N510RP (ex/ RM-9) has been saved from scrapping, on the move! Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Updated the item on mystery C-119 'N801W' by Simon Beck's findings; C-119 Dossier, page 2
Arnold Begeman recently photographed Norcanair's F.27J stored at Saskatoon; Photos by Friends & Guests #56
A project that started Feb.2014 now (almost) completed: the gallery of Bill Hill & Richard Nash vintage planes photos; PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO
L.1049A Starliner ZS-DVJ has been towed to the SAA Museum grounds - on my (new!) Photos by Friends & Guests #56
Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #45 for C-53 N34D 'Beach City Baby': restoration complete and ready to fly!
There's an unidentified Twin Beech at an abandoned gasstation in Vinemont,AL - help! Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Catalina PH-PBY has been sold to the Collings Foundation in the US; PH-PBY
Chris Thompson wrote me an update on DC-6 N70BF which has found useful employment on Hawaii; Check Six
I was looking for details of overgrown S-2 planes in a yard near St.Augustine(FL), but found they are all gone; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated the item on C-119 N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV and its delayed move to Alaska; Photos by Friends & Guests #53
And another update on the delayed move of C-46 C-GIBX from Gimli to Alaska, see my Gimli 2007 report
Added 23 photos of Convair Liner (340 - 640)- and RR Dart manuals; to illustrate training back in the days; Convair Tec
P-2 Neptune N445NA/T45 has arrived at the Yankee Air Museum for preservation; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
The unidentified 'Lockheed Twin' @Burning Man 2018 added to my Searchfor.. gallery
Updated my CV5800 page about C-GKFS (ex/ ZK-KFS) fate: parted out / scrapped
Gerben Groothuis shared a series of photos taken in March 2018 at Vancouver,BC see my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Via Phil Brooks I received a 2018 photo by Eric Teoh of Iceland's C-117D c/n 43309: ICELAND 2007 updated
Updated my 2008 Chico,CA (Aero Union) report with relocation of Howard Super Ventura N183PL
In my Searching for Identities gallery I have added two DC-6 forward fuselages at Marion-Zuehl airfield, Texas.
John Vogel shared with me several photos of preserved planes at McClellan, how they arrived in their original livery.
Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Scott Kordes shared on Facebook two DC-6 forward fuselages, stored at Zuehl,TX - their id's? see my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated my page 'Schiphol, the old days' with a series of historic postcards
Fred Barnes shared a photo of DC-6 N12347, taken on 04May1986 at Anchorage,AK, on my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Ben Allan Smith sent me an update on The Tunison Foundation and 'Daks over Normandy' intentions; on my Cherbourg, 70th D-Day anni
Working on a (P-3 Orion) fleetlist of a new aerial firefighter, Airstrike Firefighters LLC; on my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
A new selection added of images from the Bill Hill collection, part of the Richard Nash archive.
Photos of Beech 18 N2813J, derelict, by Patrick Joseph Sheehan added on my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Dirk Septer visited Fairbanks,AK 01Aug18 and shared some photos, a.o. DC-6 N12347 on the Steese Highway
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests #54 for the desert Aero Trader's storage yard
Updated Ron Mak's gallery #3 with 3 additional vintage B-17 photos
Added a few more photos by Christopher Lennie of the DC-3 crashsite in the Yukon, on my Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
Updated the item on crashed C-46 N1822M on my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated my Visit to Talkeetna (AK) 2012 for crash details of DHC-2 N323KT
On my blog (will be archived as Blog-2018Q3 in due course) I did a write up of 1960s (Dutch) aviation books, Alkenreeks
Did a write up on Hugo Hooftman, aviation journalist and -author, on my Aviation Reference Books Remembered
Dillon Barron shared a photo of Albatross N122FB flown out of Pinal Airpark, saved from the scrapman; on Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated Christopher Lennie contribution on my Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
Christopher Lennie sent me a contribution for my Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
Rod Saigeon sent me a photo of Dragon Rapide G-AHXW taken at that fateful day at Abbotsford; on Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated the item on PBY-5 N423RS, on Frits Klinkhamers gallery, for its current status at St.Lucie County Airport,FL
Twin Pioneer G-APRS has been moved to a 'glamcamping' in Scotland; see the update on my 2011 visit to Coventry airport & museum
Updated my Lockheed Starliner ZS-DVJ, remembered by Erik Eriksson with a new milestone in the restoration of ZS-DVJ
TRAVEL: added my 2018 pages ENGLAND PAGE 1 | PAGE 2 | ORFORD NESS
Jeff Nordin shared photos of C-47 17220 at McCall,ID - a place I visited in 2014; one photo for comparison on Photos by Friends & Guests #55
The 'Dutch Catalina' PH-PBY will be put up fore sale at the end of this season; see my webpage PH-PBY
DC-6 N6174C of Everts Air Cargo made its last flight in 2016, to Chena Hot Springs; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
DC-7C OY-KND has its forward fuselage preserved at Denmark's Flymuseum; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Ron Mak shared his 1972 photo of OY-KND to show it in better days; Ron's gallery on my website
Added info on the C-46 N1822M of Everts Air: it will be hauled back to base! Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Finalized my aviation subjects of ENGLAND 2018, the last being an impressing of Air-Britain's 2018 Fly In at North Weald
DHC-2 N9878R of Regal Air crashed on 18Jul18, the pilot was killed; a report on my Photos by Friends & Guests #55
L.12A Electra Junior NC14999 was damaged @Zwartberg-Genk in Belgium 01Jul18; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
C-47B N47HL of the Highland Lakes Sqdn (CAF) was destroyed by fire 21Jul18; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Added a report of a visit to the 100th Bombardment Group Memorial Museum to my England 2018 report
Textual updates to my 19Jul report of visit to the NTM
Further update, by Robin Petgrave, that my theory on the DC-3 Gourmet foodtrailer is correct
C-46 N1822M was seriously damaged recently at Manley Hot Springs,AK; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Aces High C-47 'L4-D' N147DC is undergoing an unplanned engine change at Valence,France; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Found a recently delivered DC-2 to the Nationaal Transport Museum made over to a stunning beauty!
Update on the DC-3 'Flagship Compton' foodtrailer and a new candidate!; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
A visit to the Lincs Aviation Heritage Museum opens my England 2018 report
Update on the DC-3 'Flagship Compton' foodtruck, but no identity yet; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
A DC-3 fwd fuselage has been converted to foodtruck a.k.a. foodtrailer! No identity yet; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Convair 340 ZS-BRV crashed yesterday after take off from Wonderboom (S.AFR); see my update on Propliners in S.Africa 2004
deHavilland DHC-3T N3952B, from Ketchikan, crashed in mountain area; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Updated my 2014 page on Montana's Museum of Mountain Flying with their mission statement to fly their DC-3 N24320 to Daks over Normandy in 2019!
Dirk Septer shows the DH89 Dragon Rapide N683DH (G-AHXW) rebuilt and repainted at Sealand Aviation in Campbell River
Gerben Groothuis shared images of C-133s N102AR and N136AR at Mojave,CA in 1983; see his gallery on my website
Added a few images by Ken Swartz, of his visit to The Aviation Warehouse at El Mirage,CA; see his gallery on my website
John Vogel sent me historic info & photos of C-47 N19924, which I recently recorded at Aerospace Museum of California
Joel Moellinger shared a photo of C-47B N1350A at Rolla being disassembled for transport to Basler; Photos by Friends & Guests #55
Tim Chaloner sent me a few photos taken in the Jacksonville,FL area (a.o. Keystone Heights); Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Updated my page Aviodrome 2014 about DC-2 A30-14, an update on its present location
Terry Fletcher provided the data on 'Teacher's Pet' - on my Seachfor page, items sent by Gerben recently
Updated the item on Chimo A/S at Red Lake on my Ontario Bushplanes 2007 page, ref takeover by Superior A/W
Gerben Groothuis offered several images again of airframes defying identification, some derelist, some preserved; Search for..
Rolf Larsson sent me some exquisite 1940s (!) images of the C-47 I saw recently at Flabob Airport; CALIFORNIA PAGE #2
A few updates on YANKS AIR MUSEUM and several updates on MyBlog
Closure of my CALIFORNIA 2018 pages: visit to YANKS AIR MUSEUM
Added 10 photos to the Bill Hill vintage airplanes gallery on my website
Added photos of my visit to FLABOB Airport, where I found a gaggle of Gooney Birds; CALIFORNIA P2
And added photos of a quick visit last month to the Proud Bird restaurant (LAX) on CALIFORNIA P2
TBM Avenger N337VT, which I photographed at Stockton,CA last month, crashed when flying it home; CALIFORNIA 2018 P1
TRAVEL: my pictorial account of a visit to Aquarium of the Pacific concludes my CALIFORNIA 2018 report
Photographed DC-3 PH-PBA in its new, 2018, livery today; added onto my DDA page
Ron Mak shared some photos of Boeing B-17s in civilian use in France, during 1970s; Ron Mak's Propliners #3
VC-47D 43-49336 was destroyed by fire at Rantoul while being scrapped; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Bill McClinton wrote me his memories of the DC-3 'Turkey Hauler', Amerine Air and John Caruso; HERE..
Added a report of my visit to Museum of Flying in Santa Monica to CALIFORNIA 2018 page 2
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to my visit to The Huntington Library, Art and Botanical Garden near Los Angeles
Added a photo of C-119F 51-2675 at Granbury,TX to my C-119 dossier
Updated the Aviation Warehouse item on CALIFORNIA 2018
On Photos by Friends & Guests 54 I added the location of an aviation boneyard near Ocotillo Wells, Southern California
Piero Gasolino sent me a photo shortly after visiting Gila Rivel Mem'l Airfield, see Photos by Friends & Guests #54
TRAVEL: got started with PAGE 2 of CALIFORNIA 2018 (a travelgue)
Added a report of my visit to CAF's SoCal Wing at Camarillo to CALIFORNIA 2018 - page 2
Added to CALIFORNIA 2018 the (sad) background details of the F-100 Super Sabre seen at Lancaster-Fox Field
Also added details of my visit to VCV.
Plus started a PAGE 2, California 2018 continued.
Added my report on Aviation Warehouse, El Mirage onto my California 2018 report
Bob Parmerter identified for me the AT-11 at Vintage Aircraft hanging from the ceiling; Vintage Aircraft @Stockton
Added propliner photos taken at Lancaster-Fox Field on my California 2018 report
Roy Blewett was able to identify several unmarked airframes I photographed at Stockton; Vintage Aircraft @Stockton,CA
TRAVEL: updated my travelogue of California 2018, with photos of the Monterey Bay Aquarium
N113FB is the first Barron Aviation Albatross frown out off Marana storage; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Taking a break from the planes, I started my travelogue of California 2018
Report of 13Apr18 visit to Castle AFB Museum included on my California 2018 webpage; there's a lot to see!
Report of 13Apr18 visit to Vintage Aircraft at Stockton,CA - could use help for unidentified airframes!
Some updates and editting on my China 2002 page
Updated CALIFORNIA 2018 with images of CDF & USCG aircraft at Sacramento-McClellan Airport
Several years ago I thought to find 'Baby DC-6' N666SQ at the Vietnam Veteran Motor Club in Fairbanks, but to find it moved.
Dakota Sharpe sent me a photo at its new location: Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Dirk Septer captured a photo of CN-MBB, DH Dove derelict at Malaga,Spain.
Grabbed a C-123 photo off Facebook, made an emergency landing on Southern State Parkway at night...
A question on the correct or right Olive Drab USAAF C-47 paint specs made me add it to my Q&A page; incl answers
C-47 N4991E @Lodi Airport Café added onto my CALIFORNIA 2018 tripreport
Made a start with my CALIFORNIA 2018 tripreport; gradually I will work to completion
JoeJoe Prince recorded C-118 N100CE of Everts Air Cargo technical at Bethel,AK
The Ilyushin on nightly transport to Navapark Graz is not an IL-18, but IL-62 OK-GBH; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Juergen Scherbarth put an identification to the Y-5 sent by Grant Newman 05apr18; Search for..
Andrew Usugan shared a photo of DHC-2 N77KZ in a true Alaskan scene, at Tununak; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
An as yet unidentified IL-18 has found its way to the Wellness Hotel Novapark in Graz (Austria); Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Grant Newman visited the 'Civil Aviation Museum of China' on 20Sep2017; he sent 4 pics of aircraft which need identification; Search for..
Neil Aird sent me a 1966 photo by Ken Marshall reminding me of the scene at Amsterdam IAP in them days! Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Added several (pdf) docs, on CIA Rendition Flights, on Stephen Whitaker's page, innature related to his research into his father's fate.
Gerbe Groothuis sent me several images taken @Opa Locka,FL, one an unidentified AN-12; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Neville Webb spotted AN-12 UR-CAK at St.John's and sent me a photo; Neville's gallery on my website
The aft fuselage of DC-6ST N867TA has made its way south from Fairbanks to Red Deer; Photos by Friends & Guests #54
Updated my Off-Airport Latin America page with an image of a C-123 at a bar in Costa Rica
Glenn Chatfield pointed out a common error on 48-795 was the 1st production C-124A and a different aircraft than C-74->YC-124 42-65406; HERE..
Updated my Starliner at Auburn page, some negative developments, threatening the completion of restoration
Malcolm Gow shared a 2014 photo with, of the Breitling Connie on the ramp at BSL; Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Images of C-119 N15501 by Roger Maxwell open a new page on Photos by Friends & Guests: #54
Jay Brettle shared a photo with me of DC-3 JY-ADE, the aircraft I had difficulty identifying yesterday; The Bill Hill Collection
Made another update to the gallery The Bill Hill Collection on my website
A winter update of DC-3 0-17220 stored at McCall,ID - Photos by Friends & Guests #53
See my revisit to the Aviodrome Aviation Theme Park 10Mar2018
DC-3 N877MG is discussed on a webpage of mine, either being c/n 14193/25638 or (as the consensus has it) c/n 20806. Added info today
BuNo.148343, which I photographed a few months ago stored at Pima Air Museum, has reached the end of the line. Read my update HERE..
Updated Nederlands Transport Museum with add'l info
Today I had the pleasure of visiting the new Nederlands Transport Museum, in Nieuw-Vennep (NL); a report
Roger Janssens sent me a correction on final destination DC-3 N8016A; Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Added a page on aviation reference books and their development
Added an image of a C-45 on a pole at Marshall's Harrison County Airport, begging for indentification. Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Added on Searchfor a few images provided by Ron Mak and Juergen Scherbarth, looking to identify the DC-3s at Charlie's Surf Hostel in the Philippines
C-119 N5216R will get a new career in Alaska, however with limited mobility, with Organic Oasis. Photos by Friends & Guests #53
JoeJoe Prince showed DHC-2 N77KZ in business in Alaska, a former Koninklijke Luchtmacht Beaver! Photos by Friends & Guests #53
TRAVEL: my USA Southwest 2017 (2 pages) report
Andy Mac sent me a photo of C-47 N8061A on its way from Ohio, to ...; Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Added a 1966 photo of Dragon Rapide G-AHJS by Neville Webb to his gallery on my website Also 2 pics of DC-7 G-ATAB (1966).
Added 2 photos by JoeJoe Prince, 01Jan2018, at Anchorage (south ramp) of DC-3 N19906 and C-119 N8504Z, see his gallery #2
Updated my page South Coast Airways in reference to DC-3 G-DAKK with Dec.2017 images at its new location (@Overloon)
Bob Leicht sent me an update on the C-119 48-0352 restoration at Dover AFB; C-119 Dossier, page #3
Updated USA OCT2017 Tucson's Salvage Yards w/ ident of a bare metal HU-16 (BuNo.142428)
Grant Newman shared two Off-Airport DC-3s in New Zealand with me
Gerben Groothuis sent me 2 2017 images for identification, one stored at Pima Air Museum, other @Western Int'l yard
An eight images update to the Bill Hill gallery on my website
A nice 'Winter 2017 Alaska' update by Jim Thompson, of DC-6 N12347; see Off-Airport N.America
Updated Pima Air & Space Museum visit 2017, for A-26 43-22494 and C-60 'LT909'
Updated Pima Air & Space Museum visit 2017; think I am basically done now for that Oct.2017 trip
Updated Tucson's Salvage Yard and USA 2017 Pima Air & Space Museum
My USA 2017 PAGE 2, Tucson's Salvage Yard and Flight over AMARG & Pinal Airpark are ready to be published
Finished USA 2017 PAGE 1 and am putting final touches to the remaining pages (finally!)
Seeing HU-16 N4796U on my USA 2017 report, Ron Mak sent me a 1986 photo, this HU-16 in better days
Grant Newman sent me a few (2017) photos taken in S.Korea, @Boramae Park and Seoul's War Memorial; Off-Airport Asia
Rich Hulina shared a photo: winter in west Ontario! Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests #52 for the arrival in the UK of 'Biffo' ZK-EPG
JoeJoe Prince sent me a photo of Everts' N747CE landing at ANC in a storm 02Jan17
Added two more photos taken by Ken Swartz at Hatzerim AFM aviation museum, Ken's gallery on my website
Added a question on names on Norwegian AF C-119s on my Q&A-page
Closed my BLOG 2017-Q4, will start soon with 2018 Q1
Neville Webb shared a 1960s Airspeed Oxford (VP-KMU afaik) photo, can't place the titles; The Noon and Pearce Organisation
JoeJoe Prince sent me a nice winter scene @Anchorage, of C-118 N43872 - JoeJoe's gallery on my website
Someone sent me the photos of IL-18GrM EX-18006, being scrapped at Bishkek in 2014; Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Dirk Septer visited Nov.2017 Budapest's Aviation Memorial Air Park; see the images he shared
'Drag em Oot' has been acquired by Aero Legends! See C-47 Drag 'em Oot
Added an item on C-46 N800FA displayed at Glenn H. Curtiss Museum on Photos by Friends & Guests #53
Added two 1970 photos by Ron Mak onto his gallery, PAGE 3
Steady progress on USA 2017 page 2, though both page one & 2 are still under construction
Savannah York sent some recent photos of DC-3 N56V, added with comments on Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Savannah York wrote me an update on DC-3 N56V Potomac Pacemaker, on Photos by Friends & Guests #50
G-DAKK has arrived at Overloon's war museum, where we will see a renewned attempt for restoration: DC-3 PAGE #3
Updated my Searchfor.. item on a C-46 in a Riverside,CA garden plot with a photo shared on Facebook
I have started compiling my USA 2017 (CO and AZ) trip; you can follow its progress but I expect it to be slow
Updated my Searchfor.. with images of C-119L 53-8074; I had to wait 12 years after I first became aware of this location to visit it
Ken Swartz sent some images of his visit to Hatzerim's museum (Israel), see Ken Swartz' Gallery on my website
Bill Blanchard shared a recent photo of V. Viscount EC-DXU: Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Found DC-6 N43872 (ex/ NAC) moved away from the Alaska Air Heritage Museum (Anchorage,AK); Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Added a bit of history on Beech 18 'N5606NA'(fake), featured on my Searchfor...
The unidentified C-47 in Seoul's Yeouido Park has been solved: Off-airport Asia
Grant Newman shared a photo of 'Biffo' ZK-EPG w/ the news it is on its way to the UK!; Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #44 for DC-3's PT-AOB & PT-KYW status.
A pictorial update on the two Beech C-45s stored at Big Lake,AK; Joe Joe Prince's gallery (page 2)
Grant Newman sent me a Sep.2017 photo of C-47 ex/ZimAF now at Xiaotingshan (a.k.a. 'Datangshan') Air Museum; Searchfor..
Grant also sent a few other images taken at the China Aviation Museum and in Seoul (an unidentified C-47): Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
C-47 42-92838 ('892953') ex/ N65162 maybe up for relocation to safe it from vandalism. Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Thought the Lockheed Constellations in Sao Tomé were gone, but I was wrong - Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Performed a makeover of my Iceland 2007 page. And added the a new photo of the beached C-117.
TRAVEL, added my report on my Aug.2017trip to London - PAGE1 & PAGE 2
Found more images to complete the write up of Boeing C-97 Plane Restaurant near Colorado Springs
Updated the Searchfor.. index, which I seem to have neglected for quite a while
JoeJoe Prince shared an image showing the 'weird' DHC-2 N754 preserved inside Ted Stevens IAP, Anchorage. JoeJoe's Gallery
Juergen Scherbarth sent photoproof of Ron Mak's mystery DC-3 at Las Palmas 1970, see Search for...
BAHF's C-97G N117GA 'Angel of Deliverance' has left Floyd Bennett Field for the Mid-Atlantic Museum at Reading,PA. Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Chris Tott has a convincing timeframe (1965-Jul'67) for the Convair N270E to be photographed, on Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
Added 2 photos sent by Bruce Bruemmer, aerials, showing Minneapolis (1960) with C-119s on the ramp; C-119 Info Files
Chris Redford visited 'Datangshan'-museum in 1997 and is adding images to his Flickr account; link added to my Gate to Datangshan Air Museum
Grant Newman recently visited Datangshan (@Xiaotangshan) Air Museum, Sep.2017 and has added info on The China Aviation Museum
Another mystery solved, this time by John Austin-Williams: ex/ Zimbabwe AF C-47 in the Xiatangshan ('Datangshan') Air Museum,; Search for..
Update on the Starliner ZS-DVJ, its move by road to Rand; see ZS-DVJ remembered by Erik Eriksson
Mike Adkins corrected timeframe of the 'Cannon' tv-series, relative to location of a Frances Blake photo (1970s Mojave or Fairbanks?)
Fine Oshkosh photo added of N143D; photo by Terry Fletcher. Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Jürgen Scherbarth suggsted that the DC-3 on Ron Mak’s LPA photo shows ex British Westpoint G-AJHZ Search for..
Peter Waltz found another dead end to the inquiries about a severely damaged C-119 at Logan IAP, C-119 Dossier, page 3
Dirk Septer sent some photos of a June 2017 visit to Hay River,NWT
Petur Johnson sent me a correction on the historical data of C-54 (c/n 10399), one time TF-IAL; Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
And Petur also added info on TF-ISC, same page Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
Roger Brown/PWAM forwarded pics of P-2 Neptune 128402, repaint (almost) completed! Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Paul van der Horst suggests the unidentified Miami AL Connie could be N9812F Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
Mike McHugh a great many locations of the photos on Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
Amended the info on Ulco Kalt's DC-4/C-54 at Brownsville TX, as detailed doubts were offered and another identity offered; Search for..
Ron Mak supplied a mystery aircraft, a DC-3 at Las Palmas in 1970, possibly used as a fire trainer: Search for..
Ron also supplied other photos for his gallery on my website : Big Dougs at Las Palmas 1970
Added 11 fascinating images of (very) vintage airlines (plus 1 warbird) of the Richard Nash / Bill Hill Collection
Terry Fletcher shared a propliner-turned-camper vehicle! Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Roy Blewett sent me a recent photo of C-119 N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV - Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Updated item on N341W at Buckingham Field, Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Tim Chaloner visited the BAHF & HARP in New York and sites in Colorado: Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Roger Brown shared a photo of P-2 128402, which they are fixing up at the Pueblo Weisbrod Air Museum, Photos by Friends & Guests (52)
Updated the info on Convair G-CONV at Carluke,Scotland on my CONVAIR page, now in use as 'Runway Studio'
Brian Duxbury shared photos and a report of his august visit to Greybull,WY; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Roger Botting opens Photos by Friends & Guests (52) with a fine photo of Grumman Widgeon N402E and various others
Mark Mainwaring wrote me an update on that remarkable DC-3 ZS-LVR he once flew.
Tim Chaloner shared a 7-2017 photo of DC-6 G-APSA stored and for sale at Coventry, UK; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Ron Mak sent me a photo of L.1049G VP-WAW (1968), see Ron Mak's gallery #3
Closed Blog 2017Q3 and started 2017Q4
Jason Capra shared a photo on Facebook: the final blow (literally) for C-54 N406WA at San Juan (SJU).
Alfonso Flores provided likely identities for the 1983 photos by Ulco Kalt on SearchingFor
More news on C-46 C-GIBX, Gilmi 2007
An update on Battle Mountain's C-119 on pages C-119s @Battle Mountain, Jesse Brinson (2005) & updates on Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Ken Swartz sent me a very fine photo of HU-16 N7025J (Int'l Test Pilots School), see his gallery on my website
There is news on C-46 C-GIBX (bottom page of Gilmi 2007)
On Photos by Friends & Guests (51) an update on A-26 Special Kay and a C-117 allegedly destroyed recently
Brought Steve Howru's 'Early Coventry Photos' up to date on the HTML code
Dirk Septer sent me some 2017 photos of DC-6B Swingtail N434TA, Dirk's gallery on my website.
And also some propliners taken at Campbell River, last july. Same page.
Tim Chaloner shared some preserved propliners of his UK 2017 Tour: Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Helena's stored C-121 is on transport to Castle air museum in California, my USA 2014 page updated
Terry Fletchers shared some Oshkosh 2017 photos: Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Updated Ulco Kalt's photos w/ a suggestion by Ron Mak: the DC-4 could be N3802; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Roger Botting sent me a few images as well, also on Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Paul Weston sent me some vintage aviation images, added them to his gallery on my website
Ulco Kalt sent me some 1983 propliner photos, some hard to identify..? Help needed. Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
TRAVEL: 2 weeks in July in England (2017), circling Greater London area
Added more photos to Blake's Alaska Propliners
Francis Blake sent me more vintage photos of his 1970s stint in Alaska, which prompted to open a page on his Alaska Propliners
An update on the remaining airframes at the former Chanute AFB, facing the scrapper after closure of the museum; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Am trying to find out the identity of DC-3 near a hostel on Surfer's Rd, Philippines: Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Updated the Datangshan (China Aviation Museum) AN-2s, but more help & info required
Have updated Christian's query with (likely) identities (see yesterday)
Ernie Szelepcsenyi sent some images to update the ex/ HS748's at Ed's Salvage Yard (near Arnprior,Ontario); My visit 2009
Christian Flaug seeks identification of 5 derelict AN-2's, @Bejing's Aviation Museum (Aug.2016)
Helena's stored C-121 is expected to move soon to an air museum in California, Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Finally finished with a project that took me too much time but enjoyed nevertheless
England 2017 for a general account of places visited last month: Long Marston, Duxford, North Weald and Martlesham Heath
Duxfords's Imperial War Museum for the hangars and collections
Duxford's Flying Legends 2017, airshow on July 08th
The mystery of the derelict USAF C-130 (forward fuselage) at Cooldige has been solved: Plane Identities Solved/Unsolved
Added two more images of the emergency landing Catalina PH-PBY recently at LEY/EHLE
A malfunction in the fire-suppression system has flooded the Starliner hangar with foam in Auburn,ME; see my 2009 & 2011 visit
Catalina PH-PBY made an emergency landing at Lelystad yesterday; see my PHPBY page
Updates on my Photos by Friends & Guests (51): B-17 N207EV leaves McMinnville and SNJ-6 148112, updated
Update by Raymond Meyer on Jesse Brinson's page: the questions of ownership seems C-119 Tanker 137 an obstacle hard to overcome for parties interested in it
Paul Janicki wrote me a correction on the B-25 I'd seen at North Weald,UK in 2003.
Added a photo by Rich Hulina, on the trail of bush planes with legend Larry Milberry; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Neptune's Tanker 10 (P2V-7 N4235N) has been preserved and put on display recently at Missoula's airport (Montana); see update on My Visit 2014
C-47A ZS-NTE has appeared flying in Ireland, repainted in retro Aer Lingus c/s; Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Dirk Septer shared some photos taken at Yellowknife, of 4 aircraft taking part in the Canadian Arctic Aviation Tour 2017; Dirk's gallery
Photos & details on eBay of Invader N26AB, plus a recent one by Robbie Shaw, opens Photos by Friends & Guests (51)
Updated Paul Weston's gallery on my website with a nice pic on Rutch Glacier and one of Carvair N83FA at Anchorage.
Joe Chrom sent me a photo update of HU-16 N7026C, which I'd seen in 2008 still in a salvage yard.
This concludes Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Tim Chaloner sent me photoproof of continued off-airport existence of DC-7 N6321C
Tim Chaloner shared some photos of his May 2017 visit to Washington State, Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Added Beech G18S PT-TAR of Surinam A/W to my Off-airport Latin America gallery
C-47A preserved at a hotel in Norrtälje (Sweden) has been moved; Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Dirk Septer sent me some photos after another (recent) visit to Sealand Aviation @Campbell River,BC; his page
North Weald's 'Save the Skymaster' details you'll find as an update to my North Weald Visit 2003
Ken Ettie sent me several corrections & added info for my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the Arctic North
An update on my Photos by Friends & Guests (50) regarding Neptune's P-2 Tanker 10 (N4235N)
A vintage photo of DC-3 PH-SSM, added on: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Updated my Missoula / Neptune Aviation 2014 visit with news on P-2 Tanker 10 (N4235N)
Updated the Soesterberg Nat'l Military Museum page w/ a link to Spitfires in Holland
Updated the item with another photo of Interior's C-46 drowning at Nullaq ('No Luck') Lake, Abandoned Wrecks...
More updates on the photos Francis Blake shared on: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Added a few more details on the photos Francis Blake's recently shared, on: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Added some details on the C-47 unit or Command badge mystery, on Searching For.., but still very much unsolved
Updated the photos shared by Francis Blake y'day: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Francis Blake did me the pleasure of sending some very fine vintage Alaska propliners: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
A pic of WW2 ATC badge was forwarded as suggestion for the C-47 mystery on Searching For...
Beech E18S N5600D (c/n BA-296) is for sale at Mason City,IA; see Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Michael Menard showed me that the mystery C-119 is still stored at Asmara (Erittrea)
Alfonso Flores added some interesting details on Vickers Viking XB-QEX and its owner, Jorge Pasquel; Bill Hill's vintage aircraft gallery
Update on the present situation DC-3 ZS-NTE, propliners around Johannesburg by Michal Petrykowski
Malcolm Nason provided an answer to the N67017 mystery on Ron Mak gallery!
Another one added in Search For.. gallery: a C-47 photo, out of focus, supposedly taken WW2 in Italy but the name could be China - something..
Ron Mak shared some interesting images, which I have added onto his gallery hosted on my website
Terry Fletcher shared some of the Wolverhampton 2017 Radial & Trainer Fly In; Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Two more B&W photos (dating from 1979) added onto The Archive
A sizeable update, 12 photos, on Bill Hill's gallery on my website
Museu de Eduardo André Matarazzo is put in the spotlight on my Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Michel van Voorst sent me a nice (nice enough to publish a turbo prop!) of a 'Maritim Malaysia' CL.415; see Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Updated the bit on N683LS, conversion by Basler, on my Photos by Friends & Guests (36)
Phil Brooks provided a vintage photo of DC-3 'Flagship' NC16009, which has meanwhile found preservations as VARIG's PP-VRG (PP-ANU): HERE
Peter C. Hill sent me a few GE screendumps to show locations of F.27 CF-GNG, C-46 N9995F and Avro York CF-HMS; on Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
Brilliant 1978 pics by Peter C. Hill of C-46 abandoned... on Abandoned Wrecks of the Arctic North
I read HK-3349 has moved from VVC to a nearby park, thus added to my Off-Airp Latin America
Came across a recent update of the 'Piedmont DC-3' (N56V); see Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Pierre Gillard shows the progress that's being made in Phase 1 - saving DC-3 C-FDTD
JoeJoe Prince sent me an interesting update on the C-119s at Palmer; see JoeJoe's gallery on my website
Arjan van Willigenburg sent me some recent photos of C-46 10-541 preserved in Seoul: Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Peter C. Hill wrote me about some Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North, updated the page with the info.
A little update on Neptune Aviation's progress replacing their reciprocal tankers with BAe-146 airtankers; on USA NORTHWEST 2014 (p.2)
Added a 1970s DHC-2 on Paul Weston's gallery hosted on my website
Concluded the captions and info on Tim Chaloner's photos; Photos by Friends & Guests (50)
Added info on Tim Chaloner's pics on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 50
Tim Chaloner starts off Photos by Friends & Guests #50, with recent photos taken in Southern California
Added some Oct.2014 pics Ken Swartz had sent me of his visit to the Canadian Bushplane Museum: Ken Swartz' Gallery
Really pleased with what Francis Blake sent me: a 1972 pic of C-46 half sunk in Nullaq ('No Luck') Lake,AK; on Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Found the solution to the unidentified DC-4 fwd fuselage at Houma: N67019. See my host page for Ken Swartz,
'JoeJoe' Prince is on the prowl again, see updates of Lake Hood added on his gallery hosted on my website
Final (20th named) contribution made on On Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Tom Singfield adressed the names on Everts Air C-46s and the 'double identity' of N1837M! On Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my host page for Ken Swartz, pics from a march 2017 visit to Airborne Support at Houma,LA
Added info/update on my Tehran Iranian Aerospace Exhib Centre, off-airport nr Mehrabad IAP.
Added an update on the YugoAF C-47A 71253, pres'd @Otok,Slovenia on my Searchfor.. page
Update on Off-airport Europe: fate KC-97 53-0280 (N49548), scrapped but the tail went to Zruč airpark
Updates on my Off-airport Asia (S.Korea)
Updates on Off-airport N.America (AT-11 N73360 and Off-airport Latin America (Viscount XC-FOV)
Eduard Sorokin wrote me a correction of the fate of An-12 CCCP-11527 (scrapped) on Scanned archive
Various updates on Off-airport Europe and Off-airport Asia
Found IL-14 'SP-FNM' (SP-LNG) moved from its restaurant position in Poland to 'Finowfurt' museum in Germany; updated my Off-airport Europe page
Also other updates on Off-airport Europe page.
Whilst no longer present on its 'off-airport' location, I found B-17G 44-85790 Lacey Lady worthy of adding to Off-airport N.America
Added CL-44 HC-AZH 'Club Mayday' in Ecuador on Off-airport Latin America
Added Beech 18 C-FGNR on my Off-airport Europe page.
Added B&W images of Aeroflot An-12s CCCP-11104 and CCCP-11127 to Scanned Archive
Updates on Off-airport Europe: IL-18s OK-WAJ & OK-PAG and Viscount D-ANAB
Updates on Off-airport Latin-America (YS-11 PP-CTI) and N.America (CV240 N314H)
Beech 3NM N9539 found stored at Vicksburg's Tallulah Reg'l Airport (LA); added on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Viking G-AGRW is on my Off-airport Europe page and I came across a historical photo of AGRW, involved in an incident a long time ago
Added a pic 'plucked' from Facebook of B-36 cockpit section on Labrador, Canada; see Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Ken Marsh shared some memories on Terry Waddington in reference to my tribute page on Mr Waddington
For my Off-airport Europe I added an item on IL-18 HA-MOI
Found Noorduyn Norseman CF-DFV (c/n 42) for sale, added pics & history on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Several reported sightings were useful to update my Off-airport galleries (Asia, N.America, Latin America, Europe) and report on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Dave Powers has a wonderful memory to share on that C-46 off the coast of San Andros (Bahamas), Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Cargo North a.k.a. North Star Air has been sold; update on my Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my USA 2012 - Fairbanks on C-46 N23AC which has ended up in Israel
Updated the location of Vickers Viking G-AGRW, previously off-airport but relocated to Bad Vöslau Flugplatz
Update added on the C-97 N227AR at the Don Q Inn in Wisconsin; Off-airport N.America
'Found' a 2012 photo of C-46 N10624 ditched ('79) on the Bahamas (San Andros) and located it on Google Earth; Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my page Nassau DC-3's... submerged! page with more pics of the DC-3's put there for the 'Into the Blue' film
Updated my Off-airport - Europe page for Facebook adress of the Norrtälje DC-3 (Sweden)
Checking the website and Facebook page of the DC-6 Diner & Cafe at Coventry I have to conclude they are open for business; updated Coventry 2011
Updated my Two C-97s at San Cugat,Spain with news about... their demise!
Checked the C-97 N227AR at Don Q Hotel & Restaurant, rumored to move to Museum of Flight; no move on Google Earth but that dates from 2013.
Updated Off-Airport North America and Off-Airport Europe with planes found, well, off airports....
Compiled a list for comments and additions of aircraft with a place of honour at restaurants and hotels: Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated the info on Off-airport / Latin-America in reference to the C-123 at the hotel in Costa Verde
Added a photo by Luis Drummand, of a Twin Beech named 'Amelia' preserved at Wichita's Hangar One Steakhouse; Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Added 3 more scanned b&w negatives to From the Archives
Paul J. Hooper provided a 1993 photo of Convair N144GT, for the 'what happened to N144GT?' item.
Introducing a new page, From the Archives.
Updated my page Airtanker Identification for a little bit of news & background on Hercs of Coulson Flying Tankers
Terry Fletcher showed me where to find Li-2 '46 Blue', preserved in Minsk; updated Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my page for air events / air shows
I think I found a rare error on Joe Baugher's USAF serials, concerning demise of EC-47 42-24304. See Q & A page
Ralph Pettersen shared with me his report of a visit to BAHF at Floyd Bennett Field, NY at same page as previous two
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests (49) with an image found on Twitter of BT-67 C-FKGL's crashlanding on icy Pickle Lake
Did an item on Belfast RP-C8020 at Cairns (Australia), which is in danger of being scrapped any day now...; Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Rob 'Cmraseye' Olewinski provided the other side of the unidentified Beech C18S at Needles, the side with the Braniff sticker; HERE..
Ken Swartz described the various current aspects of airtankers in Canada & USA to me; copied/editted onto Airtankers Id's
There is a Beech C18S at Needles,CA -photographed by Axel Klegien- ; help to identify it please! HERE..
Ken Swartz photographed the CV580 C-GRSC at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum 2 weeks ago, added on his gallery at this website
Bob Cameron added information and photos to the crash of RCAF KJ936 on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Gordon updated yesterday's item with clarification of ground crew tasks relevant to the added photos, Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Gordon Tatro sent me some photos of EC-121R spyplanes taken at Korat RTAFB 1969-1970; on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my page Off-airport N.America with an update on some background for Beech D18 N6065V at Angel's Ladies Brothel in Nevada
Updated the item on transport of Constellation N4247K from Manilla to Australia, on Photos by Friends & Guests (40)
Arnold Begeman sent me a few recent pics from Red Deer, including L.188 C-GIZU ex/ PH-LLG (KLM & Martinair); Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Ken Swartz recently toured the US Deep South and came across two PV-2 Harpoons sitting at Abbeville's Chris Crusta Airport in Louisiana.
Updated my Aviodrome 2016 page with details on sections of F.27 PH-NIV stored/preserved at the Aviodrome
Updated the Bill Hill / Richard Nash gallery with an additional 10 vintage images
Via Phil Brooks I received 2 small images by Bret Poden of a Li-2 (56 Blue / 33444309) on display in Minsk; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Mark Buchner shared a nice photo of Beech 18 N16U at Sun'n Fun and since its history came also along I added it on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Bob Cameron shared some of the restoration projects he is working on in the Yukon Transportation Museum in Whitehorse, Canada.
Ken Swartz wrote me and sent a photo of Canso C-FPQK, taken early april 2017 at Montreal-St. Hubért, being prepared for disassembly & transport
Bob Cameron wrote me on aircraft his father, Gordon Cameron, and Denny McCartney retrieved from the bush, Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Updated Dirk Septer's page on the Beech Sea Wind conversion with scans of his original published-in-print article
Ken Swartz added to the history of DC-3 C-GRSB on his gallery on this website
Updated my page on the 2012 visit to McMinnville's Evergeen Museum with a july 2016 list (source: Scramble magazine #454)
Concluded my blogpage for 1st quarter 2017, now start on 2nd quarter
Stewart Bailey shared a video of DC-3 N25673 doing its 1st engine testrun in several years; on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my Changed Liveries: Martinair page with an MD-11 photo by Graham Robson, taken recently at Mojave.
Gordon Tatro sent another fine vintage, early 1970s, photo of a C-47 he worked on; Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Graham Robson provided a photo update to the state of DC-7 N4889C at Chandler, Arizona; painful to the eyes!
Stanley Wanlass sent me a 1963 photo of Grumman Goose N640, which features on several on my pages; now also on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Updated my US-Canada 2009 page with news on Canso C-FPQK
Update A DC-3 MYSTERY SOLVED: AUTEC DC-3 on the new owner of N845S
Updated captions on C-47s N3BA & N8061A on Photos by Friends & Guests (43), for details of their new owner.
Intercepted on Facebook transport of Beech C18S N218HC for restoration, see Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
The tale of CV340 N14CD's continues, now looking for a candidate after it disappeared from FLL for illegal use; Search for Plane Identities
CV340 c/n 99 N14CD (x/ SE-GTE) wasn't logged on 25Sep82; so scrapped between 27Nov81 - 25Sep82 - updated my Search for Plane Identities
Added a little WW2 history on C-46 CP-973 on Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Did an item on the unique passenger C-46 CP-973, for sale now for 10 years. Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Scott Witscher (AT-11 Project Mngr, Lobo Wing) wrote me 'bout the unidentified AT-11 at Moriarty, was donated by one Loren Buss but has no c/n plate; Search for Plane Identities
Ralph Pettersen sent me several images to support his write up on restoration of C-131F's N342GS & N343GS: Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Ron Mak and George Macadie sent me some fine pics of Convair c/n 99! On Ron Mak's Propliners and a new Photos by Friends & Guests (49)
Fate of CV340 c/n 99 SE-GTE has been resolved, scrapped at FLL; updated my Search for Plane Identities
Rolf Larsson sent me an Italian Air Force C-119 photo for my C-119 Dossier, 46-96 (couldn't find USAF serial or MM-number)
Rolf Larson sent me two vintage images of Martinair aircraft, CV440 & F.28, updated my page Martinair (Changed Liveries)
Rolf Larsson sent me a mystery candidate: what happened to CV340 (c/n 99) LN-FOF/SE-GTE (N14CD); photos on Search for Plane Identities
Gordon Tatro sent me another photo of C-47 0-48073 plus some personal memories of his military days in USAFE in Germany; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
David White asked help to identify a derelict Beech AT-11 frame found at Lobo Wing (CAF), Moriarty,NM; see Search for Plane Identities
David Leham asked for fate/location of Beech N8042H; Bob Parmerter provided a pic and some history; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Updated my Yellowknife 2007 page for the news that DC-3 passenger flights will remain ceased and with no plans to restart in foreseeable future
Ralph Pettersen shared exciting news on restoration of C-131F N342GS by Conquest Air for pax flights, but reaches out for $$$ help; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Added some info on Italian AF C-119s on newly compiled C-119 Information, page 4
Added some general DC-3 information on Rimini 2008, on the introduction of DC-3s in the Italian Air Force
Ron Mak sent me another fine batch of Belgian AF & Italian AF C-119 images; Ron Mak's Propliners on my website
Work by Skyclass and the Flying Dutchman Foundation at Rand on DC-4 ZS-AUA continues, for its return to Holland; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Gordon Tatro sent me a vintage pic of USAF C-47 0-48073 and I added its history, on Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Fred Goth had his 1967 photo of CV640 PH-MAL shared by 'Verenigde Vleugels'; a scene of 50 years ago! Changed Liveries: Martinair
Beech 18 (SNB-5 / TC-45) N3484 seems to have been sold but its new owner and fate is unclear; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Histories added of G-ASUG & N15750 (used for restoration of ASUG); see Edinburgh's National Museum of Flight (2011)
John B. provided more details on the restoration of Grumman Goose N95467, see Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Added C-47B N836M of Air Heritage to the list of restorations that may fly this year!
Rolf Patzer sent me interesting details on Potez 25 F-AJDX with which I updated TEXAS 2015 - 1940 Air Terminal museum
I came across Goose N95467 in 2008, at Palm Springs,CA and have updated the item with news of its restoration
Good news on ZS-BRV, to ferry from S.Africa to Europe; some info on other 'final stages of restoration' here - Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Nigel Hitchman provided a 2012 photo to illustrate the good news on restoration of PBY-5A C-FNJE at Fairview,ALB; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
And updated the item on Harpoon N7249C, also on Photos by Friends & Guests (48), with info and history.
Updated the item on C-46F N23AC (see below) on USA 2012 - Fairbanks with a photo of it in Israel
Whilst on the subject of C-46s, it was nice to see JoeJoe Prince share a recent photo of Everts Fuel C-46F N1822M at Bethel,AK on his gallery
Chris Brame enriched the Chanute Arospace Museum item on Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
See L.Harpoon N7249C stored at Jerome,ID found on Google Earth, on Photos by Friends & Guests (48), is it for sale?
Best answer sofar for year of scrapping (below) N144GT is 1997...
Updated my page US92 on developments around PBY-5A N287 at Tamiami,FL
Canso A C-FNJE 'First flight after restoration fast approaching!': Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.
A candidate C-119 was offered for that damaged C-119 at Logan Airport: C-119 Dossier, page 3.
Stuff happening around the Grumman HU-16s/G-111s at Mesa-Falcon Field, so I updated my 2008 page
C-46F N23AC made it from Fairbanks,AK to Alaska a few days ago...; see USA 2012 - Fairbanks
Rolf Larsson sent me a 1995 photo of VT-29B N144GT, asking help to find out the date of scrapping; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Added a batch of 9 images to Bill Hill's vintage aviation photos
Beech 18 N103AF ditched yesterday after a missed approach at Ketchikan,AK; details on my USA Northwest -part 1- 2014
It might be interesting to follow the moves and scrapping of the aircraft of Chanute Aerospace Museum,IL - which closed in 2015
Updated Kenneth 'Ken' Swartz by adding Karl E. Hayes' history on both Otter FSUB and GGSZ
Yet more updates to Kenneth 'Ken' Swartz, following the Air Tahoma trail into Mexico (Air Tribe) and exploring the link with US-MX Airlink
Updated & corrected yesterday's work on Kenneth 'Ken' Swartz, but still unable to identify the unmarked, all white CV580 at @Rickenback-LCK
A very nice update of propliners & bushplanes on the page of Kenneth 'Ken' Swartz
Dirk Septer sent me a recent image of Twin Beech C-GAIV at Campbell River; it starred in Al Pacino's Insomnia and is now devoid of any glamour
Added some exquisite images of C-119s submitted by Ron Mak
Updates on P2V N410NA (history) and general Neptune airtanker ops on my page USA 2014 - Missoula visit
Vickers Viking ZS-DKH was moved by road to the SAA Museum; next is Starliner ZS-DVJ - Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Added some history details on DC-3A N34DF 'Beach City Babe' on Photos by Friends & Guests (45)
HS.748 C-GGNZ is a worthy candidate for Off-Airport Gallery!
Very pleased with updates pouring in for Bill Hill's vintage aviation images : updates on locations and an image of Connie XA-MAG
Updated USA 1992 on the fate of DC-3 N600NA
Updated the page I compiled on the C-97 Airplane Restaurant in Colorado some 15 years ago as I found it on Facebook, still open
Updated the Bill Hill's vintage aviation images gallery with 12 fascinating photos
Paul Janicki identified for me the unidentified airframes in Tim Chaloner's recent contribution, of aircraft stored at St.Andrews
Fred Barnes shared a recent photo of HPR.7 Dart G-APWA, preserved at the Berkshire Air Museum, apparently recenty cleaned
'Kato' Kent Davis told me about his start in bushplanes which resulted in a 33-year career with Air Canada; see my Red Lake 2007 report
Tim Chaloner shared a few 2014 images taken at Gimli of a wreck that may or may not be of an incompleted Saunders airframe, HERE
Nigel Hitchman provided information to disprove a candidate for the disassemble Beech 18 at Virginia Beach.
Revisions made on my Iranian Aerospace & Exhibition Center page , a.o. on the DC-3 at Besat Park
Nigel Hitchman provided a very nice update on the DC-3 at Besat Park (Tehran), taken during his visit in Feb.2017
Was able to conclude that the Norseman stored at St.Andrews (pic'd in 2014) is CF-BTC; Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Updated and added remarks on Tim Chaloner's images on Photos by Friends & Guests (48); is Norseman CF-BQT fake? Is this CF-BTC?
Tim Chaloner shared a generous amount of images of WCAM planes stored at St.Andrews, seen 2014; see Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Been able to identify the Tac Airlift Wing the damaged mystery C-119 operated with, on my page C-119 Dossier (page 3)
Bob Parmerter offered possible identity of Beech 18 at Besat Park, Tehran - which has recently been reported gone.
Updated the information on Aerometal Int'l LLC DC-3's on Photos by Friends & Guests (48)
Updated (add'l info) on the C-119 preserved at Hill AFB,UT on my page USA 2008
Ken Swartz sent me an excellent series of propliner images taken Aug.2016 during his US westcoast trip; Ken's gallery on my website
Updated my Tehran Museum page with a recent report by Nigel Hitchman.
Ron Mak sent me an image of DC-6 HK-1276 at VVC 1993, added to his gallery on this website
Added history details on LANC Colombia, courtesy ATDB.aero, on Tangled Histories of HK-1776 and HK-1776-W
Latest addition to my C-119 Dossier (page 3) is a historic photo sent to me by Gordon Tatro showing a military C-119 (1950s-1960s) at Logan with severe damage
Gordon Tatro opens Photos by Friends & Guests (48) with images of the days he worked in Thailand on Wright Turbocompound R-3350-93A-42A (C-121) radial engines
Stef Bailis found a picture online of the LANC HK-1776 and seems we're getting a little closer to concluding HK-1776(2) is ex/ N95BL
Updated the item of 31Jan HK-1776 / HK-1776-W with additional information and theories..
Nicky Scherrer did me the pleasure in responding to my Search For... identities of multiple HK-1776 DC-6s; hopefully a start for fresh insights..?
Olivier van Gorp sent me a nice 2011 image of a Lisunov 'Li-3' preserved at Belgrade airport. The Li-3 is a rare breed! Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Dirk Septer wrote me an update on the imported Ethiopian Otters and added an image of the only one rostered & modified and in use in Canada: C-FZDV
News by Dirk Septer from Vancouver Isl that a Ethiopian AF DHC-3 has arrived in parts... See Dirk's gallery on my website
Graham Robson wrote me about C-123s 54-0661 & 54-0706, also sent pictures along; added to Graham's gallery on this webite and on Search For Identities.
Graham also sent some pics concerning C-117D N9663N (see 14Jan17 below); Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Neville Webb sent me a B&W-worked image of the crash remains of B-36 Pacemaker 51-13721: Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
It seems Vicktor Bout turned 50 a few days ago, update HERE..
Updated my page 'Vintage aviation - USA Northwest 2014', page 2, with a 'death sentence' on the use of P-2 Neptunes as fire bombers
Phil Brooks sent me a few vintage photographs of American AL DC-3 NC17335, shared on Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Del Mitchell sent me some more glorious photos of C-119 48-0352, while in storage at Edwards AFB,CA. See C-119 Dossier, page 3
Yes! Nicolai Musante found another missing identity on Search For Identities, a 2003 photo by Gerben Groothuis of a nose section which surely is that of C-117D N9663N!
Jom Tomlinson seems to have a likely candidate for the unmarked 'Sincereways' DC-3 at Opa Locka (1997) on Search for Identities: N4797H?
Found a YouTube video of the 'bomber trail' to the crashsite of Canso A 11007, near Tofino, B.C.; updated my Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Added through my LINKS page a .pdf doc about B.C. Forest Service, its history of airtankers, kindly brought to my attention by John Olafson
John H. 'Beechbuzz' posted on Beech 18 Yahoo forum that he has become the new owner of Beech AT-11 N7179C; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Added some text of an article about 'Mercy Angels of Angkor', as background to the info on Texas - 2015, visit To Stinson air museum concerning C-46 N335CA & N336CA
My webhost Midphase confirmed that they are confident by the actions undertaken that the 'Error - website not found' message for my website has been resolved
Roy Blewett helped with the identity of Lodestar CF-OZO, which I had mistaken for a Beech 18, stored at St.Andrews airfield; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
A DC-6 ex/ Italian AF is expected to be restored as a restaurant in Aosta,Italy but nil on GE as yet; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Updated the item on C-119 48-0352, it has been moved from Edwards AFB to Dover AFB Museum; C-119 Information Page 3
There is another mystery to be solved in the Bejing / Xiatangshan Air Museum, an ex/ Zimbabwe AF C-47; see Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Gordon Macadie shared some glorious images of C-118 128427 while visiting Prestwick,Scotland a few decades ago; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Corrected the information on the C-47 'Spooky' gunship at Mallard's Landing,GA - Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Added some info from Wikipedia to the Ju.52 photo Jacques Hemet sent me
The size of RuudLeeuw.com per 03Jan2017: 37.972 data files in 655 folders
Thanks to those who have contributed over the years!
A Ben Ullings article in Verenigde Vleugels (nov-dec.2016) allowed me to update my Rimini air museum, 2008 page
On Google Maps a found a C-47 at Mallards Landing,GA... see Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Jim Roode shared one of his 'C-119 memories' with me, see C-119 Information, Page 3
Ron Mak alerted me that actually he had been the photographer of TF-LLA sent by Dirk Septer; he also sent an image of that same DC-6B, as PH-TRD
Dirk Septer sent me a fine image from his collection, of DC-6B TF-LLA in Transavia Holland livery; see Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Mario Richard sent me a recent image of DC-7C EC-BBT preserved at Gran Canarias; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Viktor Bout is back in the news, hoping the Trump Administration will approve extradition to Russia soon; see Viktor Bout: where did he go to? To jail!
It was a long time since I had the pleasure of sharing an image from the Jacques Hemet collection (a French Ju52); glad he made contact again, just in time while I have overcome most of my IT problems
Updated the history of AirSpray A-26 Invader C-GHLX on my page dedicated to a visit to Red Deer,ALB in 2006
Updated info on PV-2 Harpoon N7273C as on my page USA 2008 Mesa-Falcon Field
Right, I got a new PC, the old one was 6 years old and seemed beyond saving. I hate that job of configuring a new PC! There is always a loss of files, like my email adressbook.
Since a few days I have been reinstalling applications, copying files from backups and reconfiguring the software with passwords, preferences, etc. Trying to get back to 'normal'.
I keep coming across files that were not saved according the latest revision and find folders missing that I have overlooked when sorting my back ups. Crap.
This in the light of reports by readers who get a 'Error 404 - Website Not Found' when going to my website and MidPhase Support, my website host, giving me very mediocre help.
And I also found that my smartphone is sending a daily text to a mysterious number, my laptop connecting to wifi but not connecting to The Web, "DNS Server Not Found" for every website I select.
Knees deep in crap. I seem to be loosing my connection with the 'smart age'.
So while I have a new PC to my disposal, I am fast approaching the day I am going to chuck it all in.
Persisting problems with my 6-year old PC wil probably result in a new one this week; may be a while before I will be fully operational again with this website.
Greg Lee wrote me an update on changes with the Museum of Mountain Flying in Missoula,MT; see my visit in Oct.2014
Updated my Deep South page with the news of Ron Alexander's death
Dirk Septer wondered where all the Four Star Cargo (of San Juan,PR) had gone to.. See Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Bob Anderson (Lt Col USAF, Ret.) contributed to the B-17 I have seen preserved near Tulare,CA with a 1966 image! USA 2008
While googling I came across images that served as an update for C-47D 43-49403 wreck near Gustavus,AK; Abandoned Wrecks of the North
A posting by Chris Spear on WIX/Facebook led to findings on the new whereabouts of C-118 N427D; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Brian Murray shared a 1950s C-119 image for my C-119 Dossier
Updated the item on C-47 232892, it was airlifted out recently from its Siberian grave; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Added an item on C-47 232892 which lies derelict in the vast expanse of Siberia: Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Added an update to the item on former F-BAIF, now in use as a DC-3 simulator at MPS, also on Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Paul van den Berg provided a status update on DDA's work on rebuilding former F-BAIF's to a flight simulator: Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Juha Kostermaa sent me a scan of a postcard which led to an extensive update on F-BAIF / L4 2100847: Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Added on Photos by Friends & Guests (47) an item about DC-3 N84KB being for sale at Corvallis,OR
An update to the missing identity of a Norseman for parts/rebuilt at Red Deer (actually confirmation of 2 Norsemans at WCAM St.Andrews)
Editted Karl Hayes' article on how a visit to the 'Wings of Liberation Museum' brought about propliner memories, in particular of a flight on DC-3 F-BAIF
Ron Pappenhagen wrote me about his memories on the B-17 bomber preserved near Tulare,CA; see USA 2008
Arthur (Art) Smit-Roeters shared his memories of flying as a steward in Indonesia during 1950s.
Added a 2nd coupon Phil Brooks sent me, see Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Phil Brooks sent me a vintage flight document, a KLM animal attendant ticket; shared on Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Kim of Pickerel Lake Outfitters sent me the details of their Piper Cub-like PA-22 Bushmaster; Kenora, Canada 2007
Added 11 vintage airliner images from the Bill Hill collection, forwarded for publication by Richard Nash.
Ian Wilson filled a gap of C-49K's history (c/n 6337), which I added to my write up in 2003
Added some early-2016 pics by Terry Fletcher on Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Norman Smith sent me a few pics of plane wrecks seen at St.Andrews storage (Manitoba). See Photos by Friends & Guests (47) for need help on identification.
Added an update on C-46 C-GTPO on my page Visit to Gimli, Canada 2007
It seems the restoration of 'PH-AJU' at Albury,Australia is taken in earnest; Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
On that same page added more images and text on Cosmic Muffin's history
A new page, no.47, opens with Dave Drimmer's unique 'Cosmic Muffin' relocating to Lakeland,FL: Photos by Friends & Guests (47)
Corrected the c/n on N34FL in West Palm Beach on my Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Dirk Septer sent me an update on the YS-11 converted to a restaurant, 'Air Lekkerbek', on the island of St.Maarten; Off-Airport Latin America
Added an update on Dirk's image of PBY-5 C-FUAW on Dirk's Page 2
Did an item on N34FL in West Palm Beach, which moved in 2006 or 2007 to an off-airport location: G-Star School of Arts - Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
I traced DC-3 N101SF to a remote location in Colorado; obviously questions remain. See Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
In 2007 I visited Moose Jaw air museum but lost the images; Norman Smith provided some of Norseman CF-SAM
Jeff Rankin-Lowe forwarded an image of the AUTEC patch, in support of Karl E. Hayes' article
Norman Smith provided a few more images of his 2011 visit to Red Deer: Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Norman Smith asked my help to identify a few unidentified airframes seen at Red Deer in 2011 win Buffalo's hangar, Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Added a recent update on the 'Lufthansa Starliner' on my thread that started 2009 Lufthansa Starliner Project
Weeded my LINKS page for dead links
Updated my Kenmore,WA 2014 page with details of DHC-2 N6781L crash near San Juan Islands recently
Added an item on Eddy Douwes Dekker on my page Aviodrome 2016, for he was our guest of honour yesterday.
On my page Aviodrome 2016 added some images of today's visit
Updated Andy Marden's question with a full reply, Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Andy Marden photographed an unidentified C-47 fuselage at Aurora,OR; see Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Paul Koopman sent me images of the Harvard B-193 raised on a pole in Burgh-Haamstede; see Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Doug sent me pics of the secretive BT67 N845S, used it to update Karl E, Hayes article on the mystery surrounding this suspected CIA plane.
Transport by road and barge of C-47A PH-DDZ today, Schiphol to the Aviodrome,Lelystad
Jim Macy wrote me some personal memories, having flown R4D-6Q as 50802, seen on Visit to China,CA 2008
Added details on DHC-3 C-GCQA / N947RK, Photo by Friends & Guests page 28
Jeremy Zyszczynski wrote in response to N845S, Karl Hayes' article on ex/ Autec C-47
For my page on Canada's Shearwater air museum, Jason Vanderhill found more info on Stranraers
Brian Lowe sent me a photo of Beech8 C-FMBO which was mentioned as a candidate in search of the identity of an unidentified wreck on Abandoned Wreck of the North
Added a photo of Norseman N78691 on Martin 'JoeJoe' Prince's gallery (page 2) on my website
Updated San Marcos, Texas - nov.2015 with Everts Air information, on its Texas' (DC-9) operations
Created a page on streetphotography, where I will publish my B&W 'street photos' which sofar disappeared in my Facebook and Flickr accounts
TRAVEL: added pages of a visit to PARIS,France recently
Details, and a graphic, found in Sep.2016 issue of AirlinersWorld was used to update my USA-Alaska2012 webpage
Made an time of the recently crashed DHC-2 N95RC with info found on Facebook, Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Ben Hilgers suggested the unidentified type on Schiphol - the old days to be a Fokker F.VIIb-3m
Eddie Tao identified a typo with Spitfire H-1, which I had as MJ413, corrected to MJ143.
Check & editted About Me page, as well as my Disclaimer page
TRAVEL: added two pages dedicated to my trip SCOTLAND 2016 (no aviation)
I was mighty pleased that John Cooney, after many years since I started the Cordova Airlines page, has gone throught the trouble of sending me a photo for this endeavour
Through HARS Facebook page I learned of ZS-ARV's progress, (ex/ Rovos CV440) on its ferry flight to Australia; Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Anson Chapell showed DC-3 'Pinocchio' doing ok, preserved at Cold Lake AB; Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Half way on the Q3 my blog has gathered some nice subjects (books, films, etc)
Updated the info on propliners at St.Hubert (QUE) on my USCan09 page
Another update to the ex/ Hughes B-25 formerly preserved at Lancaster,CA - about the (lack of) use by Howard Hughes
Updated the info on A-26 (ex/)C-FPGP on Red Deer 2006 / Air Spray, which is now in Australia but as yet a failing project?
The former Hughes B-25 preserved at Lancaster's air museum in California, was moved for restoration by Ezell Aviation in Texas.
A fine update from Dirk Septer, of Beech RC-45J in maintenance with Sealand Aviation in Campbell River, B.C.
Added a 1980s photo of C-123 N3142D in an awkward position; Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Viktor Bout's name came up in connection with 'the Panama Papers', but it was recently revealed it is more probable he had hidden identities in.. the US!
My Photos by Friends & Guests (46) has contributions by Dietmar Eckell and James Drogo
It was with great pleasure that I added an update on the Bill Hill / Richard Nash gallery
Sam Cole helped me on the crash details of Beech 18 CF-XVF I noted at Red Lake in 2007. Recently he sent me some photos of the crash site
Updated below item, confirmed as XA-RPO, art work by Susana Rubin; Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
A DC-3 at Huatulco,Mexico appeared as an art object; could be XA-RPO? See Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Brad Tinkham sent me a list he compiled of the C-119's with the Belgian Air Force; see C-119 Info Page (2)
The remains (fuselage) of Canso A 9825 found its way to a trader/collector in Uxbridge,ONT; see Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Dirk Septer sent me a find at Trondheim,Norway: SeaBee LN-PLO!
A few updates on Aviodrome page, the 2016 item on the Spyker V.2 and DC-2 c/n 1288
Derek Macphail wrote me with 1981 recollections, inspecting the DC-7 at Port Sudan; see Photos by Friends & Guests (2)
Q2 2016 in my blog was concluded with an item on a book about the (colonial) relationship of the Dutch with Indonesia
Came across a Martin Harvey image of a military C-123 stranded in the 'jungle' of Guyana region; a good start for my Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Also included some images by Terry Fletcher, shot during his visit to New England in 2015; see also on Photos by Friends & Guests (46)
Dirk Septer sent me pictures of Vancouver Island Air's sad state of Twin Beeches
C-119 N8504X survives to this day as a shed in Shageluk,AK; see C-119 Info Page (3)
Today I mainly focussed on updating My Blog, besides further adjustments on software and settings.
Marko van der Hoven sent me a recent image of C-47 'FAC667' preserved at Bogota; Photo by Friends & Guests (45)
It seems that the C-117D wreck beached in Iceland has recently been used as a film prop, as a crashed Russian plane; updated my Iceland 2007
Added a picture of L.188 N344HA by Arthur Craig, taken in 1979, to the two images he has on Photo by Friends & Guests (45)
Don Todd wrote interesting memories flying propliners in the Arctic North; see bottom page Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Meanwhile I continue struggling reinstalling my PC; my email backup only returned the emails sent and the folders I'd made with emails for later use; the adressbook is gone and no doubt I've lost other emails. I'll try restoring my adressbook as much as possible from the 'emails sent' in recent months.
The good news is I got my PC back from repairs yesterday, but the bad news is they could not find cause for PC / Windows to freeze; as a preventive measure my new SSD was replaced by another one and I was advised to be waery of all the equipment connected to my PC: printer, flatbed, scanner, external hard drives and such like. So mind how we go.
So for now back in business: David Collier wrote me about the AD-4W Skyraider I photographed in the Erickson Collection (Madras,OR) in 2014
My Desktop computer has been repair for the past few weeks and since a few days I have been restoring my hard- and software; it was diagnosed that my harddisk was giving up on me, after almost 6 years, and it was replaced by a SSD.
But I have found that Microsoft Essentials (for my email MS Live Mail) as well as MS Security Essentials refuse to be reinstalled. I fear I may have to kiss my back up (emails, folders, adressbook) goodbye, as I see no way for Outlook and Thunderbird to import my back up folders.
So people who have sent me images for my Photos by Friends & Guests gallery and who have not seen them published: I am sorry but they may be gone (though I haven't given up entirely on them).
Another frustrating thing is that my propliner database on PerfectView software refuses to be reinstalled, while it worked fine before (the reason why I had Windows 7 installed again, not upgrade to Win8 or Win10, because that software does not work on anything beyond Win7).
What worries me to a point of depression is that since I got my PC back from the repair shop, three days ago, the PC ceased up on me twice, for no apparent reason; so the repair may not have worked!
If you see another lengthy period pass by without updates here, the PC may be in repair yet again!
On Photos by Friends & Guests (45) an update on Lockheed L.188 Electra C-FIJX, now certified for Buffalo to operate as an airtanker.
Also found a fantastic article on the Douglas C-117 in Iceland, on Só́lheimasandur beach; image and link to article by Eliot Stein on that same page.
Updated my Coventry 2003, 2011 and Newquay 2013 pages with details of the 2015 demise of the Classic Airforce
LeRoy W. Boardman shared his memories of flying on the C-119 for my C-119 Info Page (3)
Added an update on C-53 N34D on Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Arthur Craig shared two images from his propliner flying days, C-46 HH-AHD & DC-6 N6103C; Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
A former correspondent remembered, Terry Waddington; these were my military days
Updated my Martin Mars report on CANADA 2010 with a status report on both aircraft at Port Alberni/Sproat Lake,BC
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests (3) and Page 21 with details of the May 5th demise of Conair Tanker 445 C-FEKF
Colin McKeeman wrote me about DC-6 N37544 on Richard Nash's gallery on my website; still need to know details about the demise of that Six!
David McCartney recently visited Santa Lucia AB, Mexico and wrote me a comment on DC-3 ETM.6011 / ETM.6045; see HERE..
A heartbreaking request added to my Q&A-page, to look into a crash of a Cessna 182 C-GWNL which disappeared with its occupants in 1978, vanished without a trace..
I have fond memories of a 'bush planes trail', in 2007, that brought me to Sioux Lookout and I hope to revisit some day. For this reason I shared Rich Hulina's Sioux Lookout 'opening summer season' image on Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Arthur Craig made me aware of an error on the 'Douglas Swingtail conversion'-page; thanks much! Adressed a few typos & lay-out too, and added an image.
Shared a 2015 image by Roy Troughton of derelict Beech UC-45J N987SC on Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Axel Klegien identified the airframe at Tempelhof for me; Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Updated history of N442JM (XA-TDL) and modified the page lay-out New Mexico & Arizone 1993
Boeing 247D NC13347 made its final flight on 26Apr2016; update on Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Added on same page a recent pic of DHC-2 N39303 at Bethel,AK by Joejoe Prince Jr, Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Alexander Leeuw provided me with a few images of Berlin's Tempelhof airport (closed); would like to see identification of 2 airframes there
Text corrections & updates on yesterday's batch on Richard Nash/Bill Hill collection page
Added a fine vintage propliner selection on the Richard Nash/Bill Hill collection page
P-2 N4692A of Minden Air is no more...; Photos by Friends & Guests (45).
Included on that same page is a fine image of ZK-PBY by Craig Benbow.
On Photos by Friends & Guests (45) today are contributions by Ed Stewart (DC-3 N189UM) and some of Terry Fletcher's findings in New Zealand recently
Also my work on my blog is well into the 2nd quarter 2016; today a very nice exposure on Ansel Adams and the Photographers of the American West, by Eva Weber
C-46 'Tinker Belle' has been prepped for the new 2016 air show circuit with a new paintjob; Photos by Friends & Guests (45)
Ed Stewart shared a few images of the derelict Beech 18 north of Beatty,NV; see my Off-Airport N.America
Palmer's airport (Alaska) was renamed recently and I have updated my page Propliners on the Last Frontier (2003)
DC-3 HK-2663 burned after an emergency landing (dbr), see Photos by Friends & Guests (45)
Fred Barnes shared a very nice image of Kar-Air DC-3 OH-VKB, 1972-vintage! See Photos by Friends & Guests (45)
Updated my Iceland 2007 page with an image by Þórir Kjartansson of C-117 on Sólheimasandur, shortly after it had ditched.
Updated Terry Fletcher's contribution on Photos by Friends & Guests (45) with information and a photo of all that remains of DC-3 ZK-APB
Terry Fletcher sent a few tasty images taken at 'Warbirds over Wanaka, 2016' recently; see Photos by Friends & Guests (45)
A profile of a Dutch magazine, now gone, but in which I made my first 'steps' as an aviation reporter! Luchtvaartwereld remembered
Attended the Aviodrome 2016 Aviation Fair today, see my report
Updated my Lone Star air museum 2015 page, with a photo by Luis Drummand showing Canso A N68740 has moved to Arizona too.
Updated my 2008 visit to Avra Valley on the successful restoration and fly-out of Connie 'Columbine II' 48-0610
Luis Drummond was able to document recently how PB4Y-2 N3739G was being pieced together at Pima's Air Museum; see my Lone Star air museum 2015 page
Propliner Magazine is back with an annual publication that is soon to be published; read details on my page dedicated to PROPLINER
Updated my page on Lufthansa's 'Super Star' Starliner at Auburn with some info & a new link
Updated Remember Braniff with pages of the 'Cowboy Quick Reference'
Over then years ago I was researching the history of DC-3 N5000E which served with Aero Service Corp.; due to many reactions & contributions it developed into a page about Aero Service Corporation. I have updated my page with a link to a website started by former employees of which several found each other through my webpage.
VC-121B Columbine II (N9463 48-0610) took to the skies again, 1st flight since recent restoration started! Updated my 2008 Marana/Avra Valley page
TRAVEL: a report on last week's skitrip to Haus im Ennstal, Austria
Beech 18 'N5606NA' was now finally identified! See to identify this mystery plane...
John Meneely added a tailfin number (392) on Beech 18 'N5606NA' (false markings); a new lead to identify this mystery plane...
Whilst browsing historic online images made by Dr Joseph Rock ca.1925, I came across an intersting image of a Ford Trimotor with Chinese markings
Sólheimasandur, Iceland is known for the wreck of a derelict DC-3 on the beach; access has now been sealed off by a fence, as tourists trampled all over the place. ICELAND 2007
Scott Minshall wrote me about C-119 80352 (48-0352) on C-119 Info Page (3) been sold at auction in Jan.2016; but to whom?
TRAVEL: Compiled a page (plus 7 subpages on dedicated subjects) on our TEXAS 2015 ROADTRIP, tracking a trail of Americana music and history
Rowan Hughes wrote a specification on 'Lae' and Amelia Earhart's airport of (final) departure: USA 2008
Chris Liggett wrote me for details of a C-119 crash in Idaho on my C-119 Info (2) Page; as yet I have nil to offer - anyone?
Colin Devellerez found some pictures of when he was sent out to repair DC-3 VR-HDB 'Betsy', when it was stranded in Burma during the 1950s
Mark Howard sent me the details of Lockheed Lodestar N33LM at his; see Photos by Friend & Guests (45)!
In Nov.2015 I was contacted about an F-111 at Battle Mountain,NV with an interest to move it to another museum. I checked and no progress has been made
Added a few images by Gerben Groothuis, taken in Oct.2015 during visits to Finland and a quick peek at Pontiac-Oakland County Airport, USA
Colin Devellerez wrote me some nice additional info on DC-3 VR-HDB 'Betsy' preserved in Hong Kong
Finally managed to find the fate of Lodestar N43WT: it was scrapped, parts of it were used as canvas for artwork! See Gerben's gallery Propliners & Warbirds
Ravin Rakoe sent me a 1975 postcard with an SLM DC-3 on it, as a contribution to (a.o.) SLM's DC-3 on Frits Klinkhamer's photo page
John Vogel sent me a nice image of Beech C18S N9109R; this concludes Photos by Friends & Guests (44) next will be page 45!
Mark Howard sent me interesting pics of the aviation museum he set up; this starts Photos by Friend & Guests (45)!
Terry Fletcher helped me find info on the Kris Air C-46s N335CA & N336CA; see the subject adressed on My Visit to Stinson Airfield Museum 2015
Added captions to a few pics on Gerben's Propliners & Warbirds, taken at Addison,TX & Meacham,TX in 2011
I received information, dated Nov.2015, revealing the true identity of the Chinook at Beking's Datangshan Aviation Museum
Nigel & Debra Aylmer visited the unidentified Beech 18 at Virginia Beach in Nov.2015; we now have a strong candidate for its identity HERE...
Paul J. Hooper sent me a 1988 photo of DC-6 N1037F in support of Karl E. Hayes' article "Of Men and DC-6s"
Michael Bludworth sent me two 1990s images of Lockheed Lodestar N43WT: Photos by Friends & Guests (44) Now trying to find its current fate!
Added images to Gerben's Propliners & Warbirds of a Galveston Lone Star Museum visit in July 2012
Added images to Gerben's Propliners & Warbirds of a Galveston Lone Star Museum visit in Dec.2011
The identities of 2 DC-3s @Fortaleza seen recently were discovered; for details see my Q&A-page and an aerial through Google Maps can be seen on Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Updated the information of DC-3 PT-BFU on my Off-Airport Latin America page
A gift made me reminisce about an aviation magazine now gone! See my page Brian Stainer's Aviation Photo News and what I found on 'Aviation News'
Add'l details and images of Lone Star Museum (2004) at Gerben Groothuis' Propliners & Warbirds
Leslie Snelleman asked me the identities of 2 DC-3s @Fortaleza seen recently; for my Q&A-page, alas no photos
Several text updates done on Vintage Flying Museum (Ft Worth - Meacham AP).
Text updates and many images (2011) added on Gerben Groothuis' Propliners & Warbirds
Nigel Hitchman sent me a list of what he saw and I had missed while visiting the Cavanaugh Flight Museum in Nov.2015
Nigel also sent me some pics of aircraft I hadn't seen at the Galveston Lone Star Museum and expanded on the missing warbirds
Terry Fletcher, of Aerial Visuals, provided additional identification details of the Pacific War Museum (Fredericksburg,TX)
Terry also provided the correct identity for the Howard Nightingale at the Stinson Museum
David Fidler flew recently in an airliner over Chandler-Gila River and sent a few 'from-the-air' pics as update to my 2008 page
In response to my visit to Texas (2015), Gerben Groothuis sent me some 1999 warbirds spotted at Meacham IAP and Addison Airport
Chris Trott sent me some very helpful info to update my 2015 Vintage Flying Museum report
Alexandre Avrane sent me an image of C-46 N335CA in Kris Air livery as response to my query on Texas Air Wing (Stinson Field)
Gerben Groothuis visited the on Texas Air Wing (Stinson Field) Museum in 2012, the Fw.190 was there then; photo by him added.
Nigel Hitchman noted me mentioning C-47 N514AC 'Spooky', which I missed; he allowed me to add a 2011 pic - Lone Star Museum
Dave Navarre wrote me about his father-in-law he may have been on an unrecorded C-119 crash in 1964; see C-119 Info Page 2
TRAVEL: added a forgotten page, a trip to visit friends and the Kew Gardens en route: England 1995
Rand Peck sent me a very nice update on 'Northeast' DC-3 N33623 at Mason,NH
Richard 'Ric' Gillespie shared memories on DC-3 N63440 'The Turkey Hauler'
Niels Helmø-Larsen solved the mystery on Ron Mak's 1972 photo of a SAS DC-7C; See Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
TRAVEL: I found the captions of travel report on a Florida 1993 trip could do with some improvements & added remarks
Ron Mak sent me a 1972 photo of SAS DC-7C OY-KND, but found reference it had been scrapped in 1967..? See Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Updated Gil White's history on ZK-AMS (later rereg'd to VH-CWS) with a recent update. Also featured on Photos by Friends & Guests Page 1, and Page 7 and Page 20!
I photographed DHC-3 Otter C-GIWQ c/n 59 at Viking Air on Vancouver Island in 2010, subject for future turbine conversion by Viking. But it seems to have made its way to Kenmore Air, reg'd N704AK; updated my info on Canada 2010
Found myself unable to find the identity (c/n) for Mads Oyen's An-2 EL-ALS but updated it with what I did find; see Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
TRAVEL: Seems I forgot to make a travel report on a Florida 1993 trip, now rectified!
Mads Oyen sent me an image of An-2 EL-ALS; he suspects a link with Victor Bout; see Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Came across images of Abandoned Plane wreck C-47 361062 at Isachsen, see here (scroll bottom page)
Below identity found to be incorrect, concerns DC-7C EC-GGC (trucked 20mar11 to Parco Miraflores, downtown Córdoba)
Update on my Q&A-page, on the location of DC-7
Robert Parmerter has come up with an identification for the Beech E18S submerged in Morrison's Quarry,QUE: Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Jim Phoenix shared memories on his days working with Biegert and T&G, see Chandler-Gila River Memorial Airport,AZ
Milestones of Flight Museum at Lancaster,CA has closed; updated my 2008 page with news on the C-119 offered through auction
Gerben Groothuis found Constellation 'Bataan' at its new home at Chino,CA recently; see Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Fred Streep provided a very interesting image of Antonovs at Dire Dawa, Ethiopia: Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
John Bennett submitted a tailnumber, C-FDWS, with additional info on 'the tale of the submerged Beech'
John Hess provided images and info on another Beech AT-11 Kansan, which came to pass: CF-JNW - Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Dwayne Crow provided additional info on Skyvan N101WA for my page Flying the Short SC.7 Skyvan, by Larry Miller
Two candidates (submitted by Bob Parmerter and Ken Swartz) for the submerged Beech18 on Photos by Friends & Guests (44)
Two winter images of the Greybull,WY aviation museum, by Preston Young; see same page
Anyone able to help with the identity & of this submerged Beech 18: Photos by Friends & Guests (44) .
Updated my Valle,AZ visit 2008 page with info on the 14Jan2016 ferry flight C-121 N422NA 'Bataan' to Chino,CA
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas last november
Buffalo Airways has been allowed, by TCa, to resume flight ops; as such update my Visit to Yellowknife (2006) page
A C-123 at 'Metro-Cat' (Caterpillar dealer's yard) Bangkok defies identification; images by Luke Rogers at Photos by Friends & Guests (44) . The answer was soon found!
'Joe Joe' Prince Jr shot Everts Air N9056R on finals into Bethel 01Jan16
A report on a visit to the Vintage Flying Museum at Meacham Field; very much a working hangar with interesting projects
A sizeable report on my visit to the Cavanaugh Flight Museum (Addison,TX) last november
Happy New Year!
Added details of a book about the Fokker XXI, by Reynout Siertsema, onto my Photos by Friends & Guests (44) . Haven't seen it myself, so I cannot endorse it, but maybe something to pursue for those interested in this aircraft or aviation era.
A glimpse of ATL.98 Carvair N89FA 'Miss Annie' at Gainesville,TX; see TEXAS 2015
Added images of C-47 N8021Z at Gillespie County Airport and warbirds found in Fredericksburg's Pacific War Museum: TEXAS 2015
A page compiled of a visit to San Antonio's Texas Air Museum - Stinson Chapter
A few corrections & updates to my Central Texas Air Wing at San Marcos (TX)
Added a page dedicated to my visit to The Central Texas Air Wing at San Marcos (TX) on Nov.16th
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the Highland Lakes Squadron, Burnet (TX)
Two ex/ Universal AL DC-6s at Kenai have been reg'd to Tatonduk Outfitters; an update to my USA / Alaska 2012 page
Update on former Hughes B-25 at Lancaster,CA -see Milestones of Flight Museum
Sadly, after many years of storage at North Weald, the DC-4's seem to have reached their closing chapter, UK 2003
Terry Fletcher wrote me an update for some missing details, Lone Star Flight Museum
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
Andy Dickson added context to a 1954 image on Vintage Aviation Recollection from Richard Nash
Compiled a page dedicated to a visit to Houston's 1940 Air Terminal Museum
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
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
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
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..
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)
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)
Dennis Fisher brought good news on DC-3 C-FCQT in Saskatoon: Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
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)
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)
Updated the page on Propliner Magazine
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)
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.
On my Blog I started a new chapter so 2015-Q3 is finished
A Curtiss C-46 of Buffalo Aws crash-landed outside Deline,NWT on 25Sep15, see Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
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)
Updated Of Men and DC-6s with 3 (1981) images of N1037F, by Malcolm Nason.
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.
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
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)
Weeded (deleted and amended) my Links Page for dead links
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.
Added an image by Nigel Hitchman of Carvair N89FA on Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
Fred Barnes wrote An Austrian Odyssey, about a trip in 1969 to VIE, INN & SZG
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'.
Seven vintage images added on Richard Nash's gallery on this website
Added a selection of vintage images taken at Greybull by Rick Patton
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.
Earles L. McCaul sent me a nice personal account, looking back on his career as USN crewmember on the L. Constellation.
TRAVEL: the supporting pages of Venice 2015:
GONDOLAS AND THE VAPORETTI
STREETPHOTOGRAPHY, SELFIES & OTHER SUBJECTS
RIALTO'S FISHMARKET & THE WELLS OF VENICE
MURANO & BURANO
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
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)
Fred Barnes wrote me in response to Karl Hayes' article, A Bad Day at Scottsdale, and sent a photo along.
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.
Peter Riool found the answer to the question on my Q&A page himself
An update on Paul Weston's gallery
Do you remember the 'DC-7 Steakhouse' in Georgia? See Photos by Friends & Guests (43)
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)
Found an update on Beech D17 Staggerwing NC9885H, see here..
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
Added various interesting vintage images on Richard Nash Collection
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)
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?
Jeffrey S. DeVore wrote me an update on the museum at Greybull,WY; see my 2014 report
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?
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)
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)
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.
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
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
Guus Ottenhof updated the info on the Beriev Be-6, see yesterday's update by Dirk Septer
Dirk Septer sent me a few recent images of Beriev flying boats at Murmansk.
TRAVEL: first page on Loire castles: Montreuil-Bellay & Saumur & Langeais
Several updates on my blog (non-aviation)
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to our visit to Oradour-sur-Glane, WW2 monument
TRAVEL: my recent visit to Rennes (France)
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-
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-
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)
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..
Updated my page Victor Bout, where did he go? To Jail, with some sreenshots of the film The Notorious Mr Bout
Added Lockheed L.10-A Electra OK-CTB (N241M) @ Aviodrome, 26May2015
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!
Recent holidays to France brought a few propliners for the website: FRANCE 2015
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.
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
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
Mark Fidler sent me an image of a DC-3 terminally damaged by a hurricane, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
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!
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.
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.
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!
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).
Four updates on Photos by Friends & Guests (42), by Gary Larkins, John Vogel, Rich Hulina and Ray Bonneville
Final aviation page on USA 2014 trip: visit to Kenmore Air Harbor, Seattle
Gary Larkins offered a nice question, suitable for adding onto my Q&A-page
Updated the info on XU-335 in Sihanoukville, about a change of location. Off-airport Asia
John Vogel wrote me an update & image on the Bell HH-1 helo he noticed on my Museum of Mountain Flying report
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).
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!
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..
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
More updates on below mystery, Ron Mak's propliners
More information added for Ron Mak's 1980 mystery Sixes at Managua, Ron Mak's propliners
Alexandre Avrane may have brought identification of a DC-6 on Ron Mak's page closer, see YN-BWZ on Ron Mak's propliners
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..
Eduard Sorokin wrote me his thoughts on Ron Mak's DC-6s at Managua; updated Ron Mak's propliners
Ron Mak sent me 2 1980 DC-6 images taken at Managua (Nicargaua) with questions about their identity and other details
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..
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!
Visited the Aviodrome for an Aviation Fair, 28Mar2015; see my report
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.
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
Updated my page Erickson Aircraft Collection at Madras, 2014 with a photo of Tanker 66 in a new paintscheme
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..
Dick Hughes wrote me a comment on the Bell 47s used to fly the Mann Gulch accident victims, see Museum of Mountain Flying
Updated the page on ConvairLner N8149H with news of its ferry flight to new operator: Convair Sprayer
Bruce Gessel shared his 1960s memories of Alaska's Cordova Airlines, see Alaska's early aviation
Phil Brooks sent me a 23Feb15 image of the YS-11 restaurant at St. Maarten, see Photos by Friends & Guests (42)
Richard Skeet Gifford sent me an interesting account of his flying career and interest in the C-119, check C-119 INFORMATION, PAGE 3
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
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
Found I had forgotten to include Skyvan N731E in my Lake Hood 2012 report, so uploaded the image.
Dirk Septer sent me a few months ago 2 images of DHC-3T c/n 233, added Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada
Terry Fletcher has a suggestion for the identity of the unmarked Beech 18 seen at Snohomish - Harvey Field (oct.2014)
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!
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
Greg Lee managed to identify the McKinnon Turbine Goose operated by the BLM on Photos by Friends & Guests (41)
Rob de Jager wrote (in Dutch) a short article on Crownprincess Beatrix visiting Dutch West Indies in 1958, see Background files & information
Ken Stoltzfus wrote me about a plan to revive Constellation 'Columbine II' at Avra Valley Airport: Photos by Friends & Guests (41)
Cor Bijvank wrote me some interesting details of the aviation museum at Greybull,WY airport
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!
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:
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'
TRAVEL; added a page on the excursions made from Luang Prabang (Laos)
Below query by Ron Mak was solved; Photos by Friends & Guest (37)
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.
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)
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)
Henry Young sent me 3 images of air tankers in Alaska in 1969, see Photos by Friends & Guest (37)
TRAVEL: added a page on some serious 'urbex' photography: urban exploration in Doel, Belgium
Natasa Grahek sent me a few images of a DC-3 ('71 253)' preserved in Slovenia which has sofar defeated identification: Search For
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)
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.
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
Michael Prophet sent me 2 images of wrecked C-119 N15509 at Tobin Creek for my page on Abandoned Wrecks of the North
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).
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).
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
Thomas Bouwens sent me a Google Earth screendump of two propliner wrecks sitting close to each other, in Alaska: Photos by Friends & Guest (37).
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to TEMPLES of ANGKOR, Day 2 - BANTEAY SREI & PRE RUP temples
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.
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to TEMPLES of ANGKOR, Day 1 - BAYON, BAPHUON, TA PROHM & ANGKOR WAT
A photo of a Ghana Airways IL-18 sent by Erik Eriksson opens the newly made Photos by Friends & Guest (37)
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to streetphotography at Siem Reap, Cambodia
TRAVEL: added a page on the sights seen during the coachtrip from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (Angkor)
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to my visit to Cambodia's Killing Fields
Added a photo by Mikey McBryan of L.188 G-LOFC in Iceland, on its ferry to Canada; Photos by Friends & Guest (36)
TRAVEL: added a page with a few more Phnom Penh street photos
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Phnom Penh's Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda
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
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)
Stewart Lanham sent me an update on C-47 JA5019 at ANA's Haneda site, on Off-Airport (Asia)
Mark Pomponi and Carol Moore helped me to add WW2-vintage photos of Avro Anson 6924 on Photos by Friends & Guest (36)
TRAVEL: a trip to S.E. Asia, the first page is Bangkok, a start
The start of the 2nd quarter of 2013 saw the start of a new Blog page, while the first quarter has been archived
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.
Bob Welshe wrote me with an update for my page concerning the former Aero Service Corp fraternity
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.
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)
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
Updated info on DHC-3 VP-FAK, at deHavilland Heritage Centre (visit 2007)
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
Terry Fletcher sent me updates of Conair firefighting aircraft, Photos by Friends & Guests (36)
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)
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
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.
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.
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)
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).
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.
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)
Opened a new page for Photos by Friends & Guests, page 36, with contributions by Mark Schroeder, Stewart Lanham and Richard Nash
Mark Schroeder sent me some material for Alaska's Early Aviation / History of Alaska Air Carriers
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)
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)
Drake Dill sent me a photo of Thunderhook's DHC-2 C-FSRX; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
Al Furneaux, Chief Pilot Convair for Kelowna Flightcraft, wrote the closing chapter for my page on CONVAIRLINERS STORED AT SASKATOON
Rolf Larsson sent me a DC03 photo with a request for identification; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
David H. Marion provided sufficient details to identify the 'Turbo Goose' photos Richard Lewis sent me; see Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
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.
David H. Marion taught me one or two about Geese and Widgeons..; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
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
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!
Pascal visited the wreck of C-46 CF-ILQ in the mosquito-infested wilderness of Canada: Abandoned Wrecks of North
Stewart Lanham sent me two nice images of Curtiss EC-46A Commando 91-1143 on display at Tokorozawa, see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
Added a few nice winter shots sent by Dirk Septer
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.
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)
John Olafson sent me a nice photo of Beech G18S N933GM at Hemet,CA; see Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
Dirk Septer sent me a few interesting photos: remains of Lockheed L.10 Electra CF-HTV HERE and photos take in Havana,Cuba HERE.
Hugo de Backer, Richard Nash, Fernand van de Plas and Roger Botting open a new page: Photos by Friends & Guests (35)
BJ Stander sent me photoproof of Catalina N427CV flying at Jo'burg-Rand AP! Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
Richard Nash sent me a photo of Lockheed Starliner N974R in Florida: see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
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)
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
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.
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
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)
TRAVEL: added a page on a trip to Florida in 1991. And a brief trip to New York (1991).
Added in the gallery PRESERVED: a visit on 05Sep12 to Museo dell'Aeronautica Gianni Caproni (Trento,IT)
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.
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..
Vince Yonemitsu sent me some images of a Beech C-45 wreck north of Thunder Bay; see Abandoned Wrecks in the North
TRAVEL: added at page on Sturgis Motorcycle Rally (1994)
TRAVEL: added USA 1994, on the Old West Trail
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
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
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)
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)
TRAVEL: updated, revised and added images to visit Boston & Washington DC in 1988
Added a page on my visit to the Dornier Museum Friedrichshafen
Eric Jacobson wrote me an update (since 2009) on his memories of Aero Service and subsequent attempts to own / fly an Airmaster
Identity revealed of C-47A at Ilopango, see Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
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)
Added various HS.780 Andovers seen in Belgium 1990s on Frans Truyen's page
Roger Botting and Richard Nash open the new page Photos by Friends & Guests (34)
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
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
Ron Mak has sent a query about the history of DC-7CF PH-DSG, Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
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.
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
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.
William Hostman wrote me why & when Stebbins and Ambler AT ceased operating in Alaska: Propliners on the Last Frontier, 2003
Lynn Burlingame writes a good story on his relation with Bob 'Pappy' Reeves: Early Alaskan Aviation
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.
Mark Saxon wrote me in June 2012, in aid of my Greybull log report
Roger Botting is seeking help in identifying a Grumman Goose seen recently inside a hangar at Lake Hood: Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
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..
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
TRAVEL: added a page on a june 2012 trip to Alaska
TRAVEL: added a page on a june 2012 trip to Oregon & Washington
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..
DHC-2 N314HA crashed in Alaska, one of the many planes seen during recent travels USA 2012 Pacific Northwest & Alaska
Michael McMurtrey helped identify remains at Wasilla's Transportation Museum; USA 2012 Pacific Northwest & Alaska
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)
Ed Coates helped me on the c/n for the 'Search For..' page of DC-3 ETM-6046
Donna Clayson shot some photos recently of famous Whitehorse DC-3 CF-CPY falling victim to an 'art event'.
Interview of Victor Bout after his transfer to Illinois prison, added to Victor Bout, where did he go? To jail!.
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Pearson Air Museum,WA on 15Jun12
Added details, and link to my Flickr pages, of my visit to Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnvile,OR on 14Jun12
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..
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Evergreen Air & Space Museum, McMinnvile,OR on 14Jun12
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
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)
Added Western Antique Aviation and Automobiles, Hood River (OR) - 11Jun2012
Updates added on identities of Honduras AF C-47s on Ben Knowles' page
Amado Aguiluz Ferrari provided additional information on Honduras AF C-47s on Ben Knowles' page
Graham Robson sent me some excellent photos of Invader N7079G 'Sexy Sue', see Propliners by Graham Robson
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
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)
Added 2 more TransNorthern C-117s by Lars Opland seen recently, on Photos by Friends & Guests (33)
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
Frans Truyens shares a amusing anecdote on IL-18 EX-75466 at Antwerp
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
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
An almost forgotten gallery: Airlines Remembered; added Skyways of Sweden today
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'.
Roy from Kentucky opens Photos by Friends & Guests (33) with a pictorial update of Fort Campbell's C-119 restoration
Andy Beebe sent me an image of crashed RCAF Dakoka KJ936, for my page Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Received images from Fred Streep of DC-3s 5H-DAK & 5H-LVR at Zanzibar Nov.2011; Photos by Friends & Guests (32)
Updated my Aviodrome page with photos and news of its recent reopening
Matthew Hague sent me a 1999 image of DC-3 ZS-LVR, added onto the page dedicated to DC-3 ZS-LVR
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
Roy wrote me an update about ongoing work on C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY
Corrected and added data on N702SC and SouthCentral Air on Alaska 1995
Dirk Septer sent a nice take off shot from DHC-6 C-GKBR, see Dirk's page
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
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
José Ramón Valero wrote me with suggestions of identity of two DC-3's at one time preserved at Villanueva del Pardillo,Spain
Compiled a page dedicated to Rich Hulina's bushplanes photography, Bushplanes Captured
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.
Added a few more photos on the page of Frans Truyens' propliners archive
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
Dirk Septer sent me two nice pictures of snowy Beavers at the Spit, Campbell River, see Dirk's page on this website
C-FBAQ skidded off the runway at Yellowknife 05Mar12, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Opened a propliner page for photos from Frans Truyens' propliners archive
The PV-2 Harpoon on display at Branson,MO (identity unknown) has been destroyed by Tornado activity. Planes Off Airport
Leon Riche sent me his memories of wild, flying times with Ed Dugan
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!)
Frans Truyens sent me three Fokker F.27 images from his archives, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
Roger Botting sent me DC-3 images taken at Villavicencio nov.2011, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
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
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
TRAVEL: added a page on London,UK trips in 2004
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
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)
TRAVEL: Added a page on some father & son plane spotting in Miami (1998)
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.
TRAVEL: added a page looking back on a trip made to England in 1997
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
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
Fernand van de Plas managed
to solve the riddle of the 1970s stored ConvairLiner in Chile; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
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.
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.
Roger Botting sent me some images of his Nov.2011 Latin America trip, added some on Photos by Friends & Guests, page 32
In my gallery Photos by Friends & Guests I have John Olafson opening Page 32
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)
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
Malcolm Gow sent me 2 images from the Cuatro Vientos museum at Madrid, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)
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)
Ken Kula sent me some Conair Firecat photos which had been missing from my Airtanker Indentification page
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)
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)
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)
Tommy Clementzlor sent me some fine photos and history details of Fokker F.XII SE-ACZ, see Photos by Friends & Guests (31)
John 'Gus' Guzman shares memories of Curtiss C-46 'Lacandón'
An update for identity of the the mystery C-54
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)
Received a theory for the identity of the mystery C-54
Jérôme Gagnon sent me an image for my Abandoned Wrecks of the North
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
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
Weeded out the many dead links on Abandoned Wrecks of the North
Jürgen Scherbarth solved the mystery of C-54 rogue landing
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
Joe Guyer wrote me about Bellanca NC251M on Lars Opland's page
Mark Reinmiller wrote me his memories of Aero Service
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
Aad van der Voet helped me with some corrections and additional information: Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum and Shearwater Aviation Museum
Added a page dedicated to Owl's Head Transportation Museum (Rockport,ME) - 28Sep2011
Also added USA Northeast & Atlantic Canada, Sep.2011
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
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
Added Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (Halifax,NS) - 23Sep2011
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
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)
Martinair's passenger operations ended on 31Oct11; PH-MCL flew a promotional flight adorned with special titles, HERE...
Josip Novak wrote me and sent some interesting vintage Fokker images; see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)
Added Shearwater Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia - visit 23Sep2011
On Ron Mak's page updated the thread on the history of C-54D FAP386 / SATCO OB-R-894
Simon Spoor sent me an image of a stored / wrecked DC-3 at Harare, see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)
Cory Rousell wrote me with exciting news of the CL-66s parked at Saskatoon for years..
Reinhard 'Steelhead' Zinabold made a truly excellent bushplane tour through parts of Canada, see
Photos by Friends & Guests (30)
Roger Botting shared a few images taken at Museo Nacional de Aeronáutica de Argentina, see Photos by Friends & Guests (30)
Laura Caldwell shared her memories of the AUTEC FH-227
Added Greenwood Military Aviation Museum, Nova Scotia
Updated Lars Opland's Collection with 3 Stinson trimotor images
Updated Lars Opland's Collection page with another image of Pacemaker NC259M, and two more of Pacific International Airways of Alaska (bottom page)
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
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
Lars Opland sent me 2 images from Bill Fike's collection, see my page on Alaska's Cordova Airlines
Klaus Nenn sent me a 1959 RCAF C-119 image, added C-119 Information Page (2)
Ron Mak sent a photo of a C-54D seen at Lima,Peru in 1973 which needs further identification
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
Bob Ogden, well known author of the books on aviation museums, did me the pleasure of sending some photos, Belarus 2011
Two more photos by Dirk Septer, taken at Y'knife 08Jul11, of the L.188 Super Electra's
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
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)
Mark Bradford wrote me anecdote about Convair 240 N314H 'Air Rajneesh'
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
Chris Hinchcliffe wrote me about DC-6 4W-ABV at Sana'a,Yemen
Vincent Bornshin sent me an update on DL 727 N831L, as seen on my Goodyear 2008 page
TRAVEL- added a page dedicated to a visit to Scotland (june 2011)
Stef Slavujevic sent me an image of the YS-11 P4-YSA at Curacao, at one time used as restaurant; Aircraft Off-Airport
USFS cancels contract with Aero Union 'WIE', all P-3s recalled to Sacramento; updated my Visit to Chico (2008)
Ray Rogers remembered having his picture taken in the 1980s next to C-119 N3267U.
Jason Pineau wrote me about a revisit to the Beech 18 wreck at Sawmill Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Fred Barnes sent me a photo update of Catalina CF-UAW at Victoria, B.C.; Photos by Friend & Guests (30)
Dirk Septer wrote me some background on the specialised tasks of BT67 (DC-3) ZS-ASN, see Dirk Septer's vintage propliners in Canada
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
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
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
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
The immaculate Douglas DC-6B V5-NCG is still for sale; see Photos by Friend & Guests (30)
Added a report on visit to Edinburgh's National Museum of Flight, at East Fortune, on 12Jun2011
Dietmar Schreiber shares his fine air-to-air image of Ju.52 (Casa 352) HB-HOY on Photos by Friend & Guests (30)
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)
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)
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
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
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.
A few photos taken at the Aviodrome on 29Jun2011
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
Added an image of Catalina CF-MIR showing the magnetometer installation, added onto Jacques Hémet's webpage
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
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
TRAVEL- added 2 pages Moscow 2011 - walking the streets and Moscow, more and venturing outside the city
Martin 'JoJo' Prince Jr sent a photo of DHC-2 N39303 'refurbished'..; Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Added a photo of Yak-52 C-GGBK to Dirk Septer's webpage
Nige Howarth sent a 1993 list of sightings at Greybull which I used to update my page Greybull Logreport
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
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
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
John Olafson sent a recent photo of Buffalo's CL-215 C-GDHN at Kelowna, added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
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...
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.
Mark Wade sent some airtanker pics taken at Chico,Ca in 1983; added to Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
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
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
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
Carlos Gomez sent air-to-air images by Ugo Vicenzi of DC-7 N836D, added Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests
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
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
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
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
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)
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
BLOG: opened a new page for 2011 2nd quarter
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
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)
Added a photo and history on DC-3 F-ODQL on webpage of Jacques Hemet
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.
TRAVEL: added a photo report dedicated to a recent visit to Edinburgh, Scotland
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
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
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.
Klaus Hoppe sent me a photo of an YS-11 on Off-Airport location, in use (?) as restaurant
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
Relics found in a salvage yard in Denver,CO open Page 29 of Photos by Friends & Guests; photos by Sean Keating
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...
Alan Eyre sent me interesting facts on a DH.9 seen on Jacques Hemet's page
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)
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.
Two photos added, of C-47s, from Frits Klinkhamer's collection
David Tuttle responded to my request for better images of the C-82 N208M wreck
Added 2 vintage deHavilland images from Jacques Hémet collection
Updated the item on Ron Hargrove's hauling DC-3's and parts to Florala,AL - Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
Ron Hargrove wrote me with news on DC-3s in the Deep South, see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
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
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)
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)
TRAVEL: added a report on Sep.2010 trip to the Greater Vancouver area and Vancouver Island
Created a new "Search For" page.
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.
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.
Martin Pole wrote an interesting update in the search for indentification of a Nassau-sunken DC-3: Nassau DC-3's... submerged!
Udo Krause sent some photos of a shot up, derelict Beech 18 at Fairbanks and we're looking for its identity... HERE...
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.
Ron Mak responded with an image of DC-6 YV-290C to the mystery of 'N480MA', see Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
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.
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)
Received a photo by an unknown photographer of DHC-3 SX-ARO in dire straights... See Photos by Friends & Guests (28)
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
The quest for identification of an Alaskan aviation pioneer continues... See Lars Opland's page on this website
Connor Spurling wrote me an anecdore referring to C-133 N199AB, added onto C-133 seen by Stu Sibitzky
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY!!!
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.
Lewis Grant also commented on the Hastings c/n list
Tom McGhee wrote me an addition to the Hastings c/n list
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.
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)
One more of DC-3 PH-PBA in its new colourscheme, Photos by Friends & Guests (28) by Paul, during take off today from EHAM.
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)
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
Revisited Langley's Canadian Museum of Flight
Updated my page Alaska- Early Aviation with a history of Westair Transport
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)
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)
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
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
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.
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
Viktor Bout has been extradited to the US, see Victor Bout: where did he go.? To Jail!
Updated the Beech 18 wreck near Sawmill Bay,NWT item with a suggestion by Bob Parmerter
Added a mystery Beech 18 wreck near Sawmill Bay,NWT on the Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North page
Added a photo on the Lars Opland Photocollection page, of Gordon McKenzie in one of the Star Pacemakers.
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.
Added a photo of Do-28 F-BTCU to Jacques Hémet's webpage on Hémet Exploration aircraft
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.
More photos from 1973-1974 added to Frits Klinkhamer's page
Added a photo of C-53D CU-T127 (Aero Caribbean), by Frits Klinkhamer, on his dedicated webpage
Andre Cantin sent me some images from DHC-3T N9758N, taken in 2000, the year it was destroyed; added Photos by Friends & Guests (27)
Added a page dedicated to a brief visit on 07JUL2010 to the Danske Tekniske Museum in Helsingor, Denmark
Timo de Vries sent 3 photos taken at this summer's EAA Airventure, added Photos by Friends & Guests (27)
Added a photoreport on 26Jun2010 visit to the Flygvapenmuseum Malmen (Linkoping,Sweden)
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.
Alejandro Nedstrom sent me a recent photo of KC-97L TK.123-03 preserved at Cuatro Vientos (Madrid) air museum, HERE...
Added bushplane images taken by Martin "Joe Joe" Prince Jr at Lake Hood 25Jul10, added onto his portfolio and Photos by Friends & Guests (27)
Phil Matievic wrote a comment on C-119 131706, added onto C-119 Info Page (2)
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.
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'.
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
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
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
Terry Fletcher sent me an image of C-117 N27TN, stored (Jun2010) at Wasilla. Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 27
Dirk Septer came across some Conair Firecats (aerial firefighters) at Yellowknife this year; Dirk's Page
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
Don McDonald shares his propliner days, a 1970s report signals the start HERE..
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
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
Fernand van de Plas wrote me a response on the DC-3 in the Parco Tematico dell' Aviazione (Aviation Theme Park) in Rimini
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.
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.
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.
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
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
George Chomokovski sent me some photos taken at Gimli, see Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
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)
John Olafson sent me images of Conair Tanker 460 in action, Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
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
I've added the quest for identity DC-3 'PKIAJ' @Surabaya to the Mystery Files, see HERE...
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
Going home; Sweden & Denmark (Kronborg Castle)
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.
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
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
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
Added the Found Aircraft Production List to a photo I had of a Found bushplane, here
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
Graham Robson provided pictorial proof for the 2008 image of a C-119 hulk at the National Airparts yard, C-119 Info Page (2)
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
Since he has become a regular contributor, I created a page: Images from the archives of Jacques Hémet
Would anybody be able to identify the type of aircraft by the cabin shown on Photos by Friends and Guests, Page 26
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
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
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).
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.
John Staber confirmed the identity of a stored seaplane as a Lake Buccaneer, on Dirk Septer's Caribbean page
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 .
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).
Craig Smith sent an image of C-54 N8502R on station at Wendover,NV - Photos by Friends and Guests (25).
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).
Martin Prince Jr sent images of DHC-2 N720 in a new colourscheme, added to his Portfolio Page 2
Added photos by Roger Soupart, Henk Geerlings and Ron Mak to Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
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)
Kurt Blackmar sent me an interesting Vietnam C-119 gunship question - see C-119 Info Page (2)
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
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).
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)
Bill de Creeft sold his 1929 Travelair S6000B NC9084, updated my Alaska 2006 page.
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).
Corrected the Links Page on broken links
C-119G N5216R still survives at Battle Mountain,NV - as David Schmitt's photos show Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
Added images by John Olafson, Jacques Hémet, Dr Péter Moys and Tom Wray to Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
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)
Vyacheslav Smigunov sent me a welcome update on the poor looking BE-6 in the Ukraine, HERE..
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)
Added 2 photos of DC-3 PT-BFU by Vito Cedrini on Photos by Friends& Guests (25)
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
Opening page 25 of Photos by Friends& Guests ; contributions by Henk Geerlings, DC-3 N33623.
Another image surfaced of the C-47 wreck near Snag airstrip (Yukon), see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Added a few vintage photos to Schiphol, the Ol'Days
Added a photo by André Bonacin of Viscount PP-SRJ on my Off-Airport page
Updated Victor Bout: where did he go? To jail!
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
There is, or rather was, another Avro York (CF-HFP) suitable for mention on Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North.
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
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
A DC-3 was seen spreading oil dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico, which one is this? HERE...
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)
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...
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
Found an interesting and detailed history on Norseman CF-EIH, see my page on Edmonton's Alberta Aviation Museum
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
Added some photos to SCHIPHOL - The Old Days
In the TRAVEL gallery I added a 1989 page of a trip to FRANCE 1989
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
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)
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.
Updated my Braniff Remembered page with some AMS material
Reeve's DC-3 N91016 was spotted on the Aleutians, surviving, see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Found some history on DC-3 CF-CPY to update the item on ALCAN 2003 Page 4
Newspaper article about a C-46 making an emergency landing at Cobourg (Canada), link at Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24
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
Ken Keber sent me his memories of having flown as a kid in N1837M, see Alaska 2003.
Added in my Airlines Remembered gallery a page on Channel Express
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.
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.
Brian Phillips sent his 'Croydon 1940s' memories, added here...
Interested in buying a PBY-5A amphibian? Check out Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24
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.
Photos by Arnold Begeman and Ben Cogger added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24
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
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...
Bob Reid sent some DC-4 images from Mesa's Falcon Field, added here...
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.
Added history details I scanned in .pdf format to a wrecked C-119 cockpit (N2700) I saw in the UK in 2003
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
Updated my Questions & Answers page
Created a page on a visit 10Mar10 to Aviodrome Air Museum and an Index page for the various visits here over the years
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Al Mahatta (Aviation) Museum in Sharjah, U.A.E. on 17Feb2010.
Phil Gies opens a new page of Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 24...
Dirk Septer sent several interesting images recently taken in the Caribbean, see Dirk Septer's Caribbean Propliner Page
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
Chris Pasley sent images of C-54 N99AS being scrapped at Mesa's Falcon Field, see Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
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)
C-46 C-GIBX 'lives on'... on a shirt! See bottom page Gimli 2007
Arny Silverman sent me photos of a ride in WACO UPF-7 CF-LEF, added Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 23)
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...
Updated the page on the mystery of disappearance of DC-3 ECT-025
Updated my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North by photo and information I found in Richard Mosse's portfolio THE FALL
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).
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
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.
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)
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
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..
Interesting addition to the Questions & Answers page
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a recent visit to Sharjah,UAE
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
In the Airlines Remembered gallery I have added TMA of Lebanon
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)
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
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
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)
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.
Ken Ettie wrote me an addition for Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
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)
Péter Moys sent me some photos of a visiting Lockheed Super Constellation of Air France: Photos by Friends and Guests (Page 22)
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.
Sadly, Duane H Delk passed away on 11Jan2010, a fact of which I was informed today. See A Career On Vintage Prop Transports
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)
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
George sent me a link for more info on the Canso C-FNJB, added some to Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
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
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
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.
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)
Sean Keating sent more images of DC-3 C-GYBA ('Yellow Bird'), in support of N33623 on my Mason Airfield,NH page
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.
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Farmingdale's American Airpower Museum, on 15Oct09.
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
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)
Xavier Cotton sent some photos of Beech 18 preserved at Cannes,France; added Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Added a page dedicated to a visit 13oct09 to Mason,NH where DC-3 N33623 can be found
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
Brenden Scott sent me a photo of HARS' VH-PAF upon arrival at Wollongong, New South Wales, see Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
Lindsay Egan sent photos with good news, Archerfield's DC-4 VH-PAF airborne..! Photos by Friends and Guests (22)
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.
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
Added a page on a visit to Canada's Vintage Wings at Gatineau, 09Oct09
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
Opened a new page for Photos by Friends and Guests (22), with photos sent by Jacques Hémet
Tom Hird wrote me his fascinating account of his crash in Alaska with Packet C-82 N208M
Updated the For Sale page
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)
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
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
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...
Gary Wenko sent me a WW1 warbird question, with images of a Fokker D.VIII, added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Richard Roberts wrote me with good news on Whitehorse's CF-CPY windvane: Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
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)
Doug Morrison provided an addition to the Aero Service Corporation page
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
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)
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
Bob Schenk contributed a question to the C-119 Info page (2), about a C-119 crash at Ft. Polk airstrip in 1964
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)
Updated Martin Price Jr's webpages here with more DHC-2 images
Aad van der Voet added even more details & background on the re-use of N898AL at Kivalina
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)
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)
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)
Frits Klinkhamer sent me a mystery photo, DC-2 VH-CDZ of unknown Marshall Airways.. added onto Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Trying to revive the question what happened to DC-4 N898AL at Kivalina, see Photos by Friends & Guests, page 1
More photos sent by Jacques Hémet, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
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)
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).
Have expanded my website with a weblog: blog.ruudleeuw.com
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
John P. Stewart sent me a nice 1968 shot of Beech 18 N888E at Anchorage, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
Eric Munk updated the info on DC-3 EC-FDH on Off-airport Europe, the fuselage mid-section has gone to Germany
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
Sam Warren Jr sent me an astonishing photo of a DC-4 landing on a van.. added to Photos by Friends & Guests (21)
John Olafson came across Conair Convair tankers at Penticton and noticed someting remarkable.. See Page 21, Photos by Friends & Guests
Two photos by Ron Mak open Page 21, Photos by Friends & Guests
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
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..
Added 3 DC-3/C-47 images by Paul C. Howard, dating back to 2001. Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
The Aero Service page has been expanded with a contribution sent by Peter Jensen
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
In Airlines Remembered was added SkyEurope Airlines
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
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
Graeme Mills sent me good news all the way from exotic Tonga! See A3-AWP on Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
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
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
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
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)
Dennis Fisher sent some photos taken at Saskatoon, added to Photos by Friends & Guests page 20
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
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
An 'update' on DHC-4A RP-C2702 at Manilla, on Ron Mak's page
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
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
Added a report on The BankGiro Loterij Airtour 2009 at the Aviodrome on 30Aug09
TRAVEL: added St.Petersburg, Russia (August 2009, 170 images)
Added Fred Burton's C-119 recollection to the C-119 page
A page added on The China Aviation Museum, visited by Fons Schaefers in July 2009
Updated Jet Airliners Photos by Friends & Guests with identity of 727 refurbished as a hotel in Costa Rica
Dirk Septer went to Hay River,NWT, took some photos of stored Buffalo propliners there (july 2009)
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
The BankGiro Lotery /Aviodrome Airtour visited Schiphol on 15Aug09; I took the opportunity to take a ride in Catalina PH-PBY. My report.
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
Victor Bout not extradited to US, Thai court says! Updated Victor Bout to Bangkok Jail
Added a PV-2 Harpoon at Branson,MO in the Off-Airport (N.America) section
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
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
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.
Heinz Rentmeister provided the id of Firecat E43 airtanker, updated Page 19 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated the Changed Liveries: Martinair page.
TRAVEL: added a report about a citytrip to Barcelona, Spain (2002)
Created a dedicated webpage for propliner photos by Fernand van de Plas
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
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
TRAVEL: added a page of a trip to Rome,Italy in 1991
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
TRAVEL: added a report on travelling British Columbia and Alberta in 1999
Sigurjon Svalsson sent some interesting HS.748 images from 'the East', added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated the Greenwood,MS 'stored airliners' page with links to Airliners.net
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
TRAVEL: expanded the page of a trip to the UK in 1984 with more photos and historic details
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
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
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
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
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
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to England in 1983
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to England in 1982
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
Finished work on the Index Page: Photos by Friends & Guests, to facilitate easier browsing and lessen my work to add such pages
Update on a languishing Convair CV240 in Ohio, again offered for sale on eBay; see Off-Airport North America
TRAVEL: added a few photos of a trip to France in 1979 and New York in 1982
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
Added a photo of DC-6 EL-WNH (taken from a seldom photographed left side), added to Page 20 of Photos by Friends & Guests
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
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.
'N181CS' provided more details of the DC-3 wreckgae he photographed, but no identity yet. See Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Vito Cedrini offered a photo of DC-3 'FAB 2017' (ex/ PP-AKA VARIG) for my page Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
Chaz Harris thinks he has located the crashed C-82A N208M, see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
TRAVEL: added a page about a visit to Venice (Italy) in May 2009.
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
John Olafson sent photoproof of L.188 Electra's swapping tailsections; added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
Tim Martin provided an image of the faulty c/n plate of DC-3 N877MG, see More Gooney Birds
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
Added a page dedicated to a visit to Dubendorf Air Force Center air museum, on 23May09
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
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).
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.
Sean Barry sent me a wrecked Avro York for Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
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
TRAVEL: added Jaipur (Rajasthan) to Agra (Uttar Pradesh) , the last of 13 pages illustrating a magical trip to India.
TRAVEL: added Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
TRAVEL: added Agra, Uttar Pradesh
Jim Long sent some 1970s airtanker photos (incl one of a F7F Firecat and a B-17); added Airtankers Identification and Photos.
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.
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
Dan Morgan sent me images of Botswana National Airways DC-4s; added on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
TRAVEL: added a page about my visit to Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
DC-3 ZK-CAW: then and now; photos by/via Graeme Mills on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
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.
TRAVEL: added a page dedicated to a visit to Jodhpur, Rajasthan.
Replies to queries Q&A page and Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
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
Photos from Opa Locka by Dietmar 'Yakfreak' Schreiber open Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 19
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
TRAVEL: on the road in Rajasthan, from Pushkar to Udaipur
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
TRAVEL: added a visit to Pushkar,India
Pekka Kauppi sent an update on his DC-6 garden ornament.. Added Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18
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
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..
Changed Liveries: added a photo on the Delta Airlines page
Changed Liveries: added a photo on the Martinair page and KLM
Added a page dedicated to a visit to the Aviodrome Aviation Themepark on 02Apr09
Added a new external link to the Victor Bout file
TRAVEL: added a page on Jaipur, India
Added a crew name on Whatever did happen to C-54 Skymaster AF42-72469?
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
Added history details of C-47 N47060 on Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 18
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)
Added in Airlines Remembered: European Aviation Air Charter
Updated Art Christensen's page with details on the mystery C-47 0-51055
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.
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
Updated my Greybull page with Aad van der Voet's theory about the identity of a C-119 coded 06
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
Joop Vogelaar sent a photo, asking for help in identifying the C-46 nose in the Everts' storage at FAI
Added an item on C-47 TC-37 preserved in Argentina; photos provided by Carlos Abella, added Photos by Friends & Guests (18)
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.
David Truman's cry for help in locating Avro York wrecks in the Arctic North..
Updated the item on Amigo Air
Updated the item on the unidentified off-airport airframe in New Delhi,India
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..
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
Added a page in dedication to Ben Knowles' military aircraft photography
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
Added an item (Q) to my Questions & Answers page..
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
Fernand van de Plas provided a suggestion about the unknown DC-6 on Frits klinkhamer's page
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
Added a few images, taken by Frits Klinkhamer during the 1970s, on the page dedicated to his work
Updated the item on below mystery KLM DC-3 in Scotland.
Weeded out some more broken links on my Links page
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
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
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.
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
In the Changed Liveries I added the Indian airline Jet Airways
First the aircraft enthusiasts, willing to pay for ramp access, were banned, and now the Antonovs An-12 fall victim to a ban..
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
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
Jochen Saur sent me a correction on the relation of Air Moldova and Air Moldova Int'l
A pic of DHC-2 N39303 was added to Martin Prince Jr's page (2)
Steve Kinder went to Sharjah last month and sent some pics: Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
Updated Philip Gibbs contribution on Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 17
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
Mathilda provided the identification of a bird, on one of my Travel Pages (Utah may 2008)
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)
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)
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..
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
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.
Joey, the "King of Obsolete", sent me some images of preserved aircraft at Southport Manitoba
Nigel Aylmer sent me a nice Old Jets image, added here..
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
Addition to Wrecks of the North; F.27 CF-GND
The Dutch Connie N749NL has been moved inside the museum at Lelystad
Added West Air Europe in the gallery Airlines Remembered
Another airline Remembered, due to a merger this name may well disappearAtlantic Airlines
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added today: Inter Airlines
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.
Added a page in the Victor Bout dossier: VB subject of a BBC documentary
Finished my report on a trip to Italy last September.
Added info provided by Graham Robson to Chandler,AZ (about Howard 500 N130P) and Tucson's Salvage Yards (UC-45 29618)
On my recent visit to Italy I added a page on a visit to Iseo (a walk along memory lane..)
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
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
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
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
Both Jürgen Scherbarth and 'eLaReF' sent in images regarding the perplexing story of N242AG, on display at Rimini (Italy)
Dirk Septer provided additonal details on the 1948 / 1949 events at Fort Ross
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
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.
UPDATE- By 20Nov08 the warning seems to have been removed from Google Searches, hurrah!
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
Lee Holden sent me images of deHavilland Doves at Malaga in 1994, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
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.
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
Richard Nash sent some vintage photos, added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
Added in the gallery Airlines Remembered another recent victim: Sterling Airlines
Added a page on jetliners stored at Goodyear Airpork, Phoenix,AZ
Updated Remember: MK Airlines
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Siena,Italy
Added a page in my Travel gallery, dedicated to a visit to Perugia,Italy
On my Off-Airport (Asia) page I added an item on an unidentified DC-3 at Koh Kret, Thailand
Roger Soupart sent me some images of the stored Caribous at Cuatro Vientos (Madrid); added to Photos by Friends & Guests -PAGE 16
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
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
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.
In my Travel gallery I added a page on a recent visit to Bologna,Italy
In my gallery Airlines Remembered I added Harmony Airways
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..
Heinz Rentmeister sent a photo of DC-3 N711TD, which became N242AG at Rimini Air Museum. Except there are obvious differences..
Added photos to Dirk Septer's portfolio on this website
Updated Abandoned Wrecks of the North with possible crash location(s) of Lambair's Bristol Freighter CF-WAC
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..
Added a report of a visit on 11Sep08 to Parco Tematico Dell'Aviazione, Rimini
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..
Alan Miller sent me an interesting series of 1970s photos: Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
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..
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
Graham Robson contributed a question to the Q&A-page, about a Boeing Stratocruiser part appearing at the roadside in Israel..
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..
Added a photo of DC-3 N1350M by Richard Nash to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 15..
Bryan Doty sent me a pictorial update on C-119 N15501; added to Information on the Fairchild C-119 -page 2-
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..
Pierre Victor sent me pics of Beech 18s, Bolingbrokes and more: added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
Added a photo of DC-3 Tooie, as published on WIX Forum; added on Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
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
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
Geurt van den Berg sent me an imageof DHC-2 N121KT, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
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
Travelling USA's Southwest, full circle: back in California again
A few images of the DC-3 & Contempories Fly In at the Aviodrome
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
In my Travel Gallery added Arizona, May 2008
In my Travel Gallery added California, May 2008
Pekka Kauppi is looking for a DC-6 door, to 'restore' N90MA's cockpit. Added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
John Olafson sent me pics of Buffalo's freshly painted C-FCUE.. Added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 14
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!
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
The road goes on.. and on.. and on... Photos added: USA Southwest May 2008 page
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
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
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.
Added a page dedicated to my visit to Chandler Memorial Airfield,AZ
Update on C-54Q N44915 which has found a place as 'lawn ornament'... USA Southwest May 2008 page
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
Added a photo of DC-7 N777EA, which I saw at Phoenix Goodyear airport in May08.
Added a page on my 17May08 visit to Coolidge,AZ
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
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
In Airlines Remembered I added a page on Gemini Air Cargo
Updated theAn-24 at Sihanoukville,Cambodia, with a pic showing the tailnumber
Added a page on my visit to Pima Air Museum at Tucson, 17May08
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
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
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
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
Added a 'mystery' C-119 on Photos by Friends & Guests
Updated US Southwest with pics taken at Ryan Field, Tucson,AZ.
Updated the page on Avra Valley airfield, 16may08.
Continue working on the renaming of Photos by Friends & Guests and find broken links
Added a page on a visit to Avra Valley airfield, 16may08.
Added a vintage image of P-2 Neptune N703AU on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
Received 2 C-46 images for my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Added items on Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
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).
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the Palm Springs Air Museum
Added a page on the Victor Bout file: Click Airways
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
Martin Prince Jr sent me some images of DHC-2 of Ptarmigan Air, added to his webpage
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.
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)
Peter Skerry went to Alaska in May 2008, here is his pictorial report
Added a page dedicated to my visit to the CDF airtankerbase at Hemet-Ryan,CA
Rolf Larsson sent me some vintage Ilyushin 14 images; see Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
Allan Heath sent me a vintage image of CV440 of Highline Airways Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
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
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
Updates on Abandoned Wrecks of the North
With photos from John Olafson and Fred Barnes I started a new page for Photos by Friends & Guests (14)
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
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
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
Added pages on a visit to Chino,CA
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)
Rich Hulina sent me some images of his newly acquired Turbine DHC-3 Otter, C-FCZP; see Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
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
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.
Came across two Minden Air tankers at Lancaster; added to US Southwest 2008
Update on US Southwest 2008, to which I added a visit to Minter Field,CA
Update on US Southwest 2008, to which I added a WW2 Memorial at Mefford
Another update on US Southwest 2008
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
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)
Nigel Aylmer sent me a 'mystery photo' which I added to the Guests page for Old Jets
Made a start with US Southwest 2008
Timo sent me a photo of CC-129 (DC-3) 12949 preserved at Winnipeg CFB Heritage Park; added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
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)
Added a fine photo of DC-6B 9Y-TEC, made by Ron Mak in 1977, added to Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
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)
Ray Fread flew Twin Otters for Cayman Islands recently, added some images on Ray Fread's Photos of Propellor Planes
Nigel Aylmer sent me an image of Beech H18 N8934M; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Geurt van den Berg sent me several images of DC-3's in Florida; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
John Olafson sent me some recent images of Turbine Otter C-FMAU transferring from wheels to floats...
Paul Smit sent me a photo taken at Salzburg in 1968; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Harper Poling sent me some images of Everts Air' N888DG at Aurora,OR May08; added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Nil updates due vacation
Phil Gies sent me several images, which were added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
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
Added dates and history details on the Convair-Liner
Two propliners survive a tornado at North Little Rock Airport, many small aircraft don't..
Roger Cain sent me an update on Invader "Dragon Lady", added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Dave Dula sent me images of the Twin Beech used at Atlanta Technical College, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (13)
Ron Lapp sent me images in April 2008 of 'GWLT's rebirth as a Canadian warbird !!
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)
Added a page dedicated to a visit to the Lancaster Air Museum at Nanton,Alberta 23Sep07
Added images by Ron Mak of IL-18 ER-ICB at Istanbul onto Ron's Webpage
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
Added pages dedicated to a visit to Winnipeg's Western Canada Aviation Museum (20Sep07)
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
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
Jürgen Scherbarth provided a photo of C-FBFV to go with the identity of a stored DC-3 at Winnipeg IAP.
Reactions helped to find an answer for the identity of a stored DC-3 at Winnipeg IAP.
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.
Added a 1951 Braniff advertisement on my Remember Braniff page
Added an update to the C-119 Kaiser-Frazer mystery
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
Added another tale to Tales & Tributes
Added Dirk Septer's showcase on vintage prop planes
Ed Brewer made an appeal for info on Campbell Tract, former BLM firebomberbase. Photos included.
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
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
Heinz Rentmeister identified the DC-3 at Zamboanga, on Ron Mak's gallery.
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
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'
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...
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
Updated Timemachine: where & when was this? with two suggestions
Created a page dedicated to vintage photos by Frits Klinkhamer.
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
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-
The unidentified now identified: Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser in Spain
Sigurjón Valsson provided various updates for my Iceland 2007 page
Added Unidentified Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser in Spain
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
Updated A Canadair CL-44 survives at Brazzaville
Risen from the dead: a CL-44 seems to survive at Brazzaville (DRC)! Photo added onto A Canadair CL-44 survives at Brazzaville
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
Added a page on a visit to Atikokan Aero at Atikokan's Steep Rock Lake Seaplane base
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-
Photo update to C-119 N3267U, sent by Schelte Heerema
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.
Added the obituary of bushpilot Jimmy 'Midnight' Anderson onto Alberta Aviation Museum (2006) page
Back on the bushplane trail in Northwest Ontario: Savant Lake
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-
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
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
Added Google Ads on my indexpage, a start..
UPDATED: page on the Ft.Ross C-47 wreck
ADDED: another page in the Victor Bout dossier; VB: where did he go?
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-
TRAVEL: added a page on Sep/Oct 2007 through parts of Northwest Ontario
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.
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-
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-
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
UPDATE: Red Deer pages Buffalo Airways and Air Spray
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
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
TRAVEL: added a few images to UK 2007 to illustrate Rievaulx Abbey in its glory days
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)
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
Added a compilation of photos sent by Rich Hulina on Photos by Friends & Guests (11)
Solved: mystery of C-47 0-4657
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)
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
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'
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)
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
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
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-
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)
Rolf Larsson sent an update on the Off-airport preserved DC-3 224049 at Norrtälje, scroll to bottom page
Updated DC-3 N5000E with Aero Service-page with crash details of another DC-3, N7119, as provided by Dave Fenwick.
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
Added a report on a visit to Dryden,Ontario recently.
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
In the Gallery Airlines Remembered I added Das Air Cargo
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
Added in the Travel Gallery: impression of a roadtrip through Canada's Prairie Provinces.
Added in the Travel gallery: impression of a visit to Manitoba's Museum of Man and Nature (Winnipeg)
Added in the Travel gallery: a visit to Toronto in Sep.2007
More bushplanes! Added Ray Fread's Photos of Propellor Planes
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
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.
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.
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
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).
Gene A. Millspaugh, Lt. Col. USAF-Ret., sent me his memories of C-124 ops at Sparrevohn,AK; added on Gene Sanders page.
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.
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.
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).
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).
Convair CV240 N314H lives on in Sheffield,Ohio... for now.
Added Bushplanes at Vermilion Bay, Ontario 
Added a page in the Victor Bout dossier: is Galaxy Air a Victor Bout airline?
Mark O.Williams sent me an update on the fate of C-130A 56-0496, a former 'inmate' at Greybull
Martin Prince Jr sent me 2 images, shot under rather artistic circumstances!
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.
Added Bushplanes at Kenora, Ontario 
Updates on my Questions & Answers page
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).
Added photos taken at the Aviodrome on 14Sep07
Brian McDonough sent me photos of DC-3 NC17233 'Flagship of Detroit', added on Photos by Friends (10).
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).
Added photos sent by Stewart Lanham on my Off-Airport Asia page: preserved C-47A 9414.
Maarten Stoltenberg sent me a very nice photo of a DC-3 at Guayaquil; see Photos by Friends and Guests (10)
Added photos on Martin Prince Jr's webpage: DHC-3T Otter N87AW in Bethel
Added a report on my visit to FNT First Nation Transportation at Gimli in Sep.2007
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
Updated the webpage on SC7 Skyvan N101WA with information provided by David Langhoff
Updated the page on the Beriev Be-6 in the Ukraine with information provided by Hans Hoogers
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!
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...!
Added a photo of DC-3 N8042X at Petersburg,AK by Mark Petry on Photos by Friends and Guests (10)
Further work on submerged DC-3's in Nassau, Bahamas
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
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)
Report on my visit to RAF Museum Hendon in July 2007
Jesse Brinson sent me a 2005 photoreport of a visit to the deserted air museum at Battle Mountain,NV
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
Martin Prince Jr sent me some photos taken at Talkeetna,AK
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.
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)
Mark Ohman sent me photos of Viscount CF-THG under restoration, added on Photos by Friends & Guests (9)
Added a page dedicated to a visit to De Havilland Heritage Centre
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...
Stewart Lanham sent some photos of the interior of PP-VBF, DC-3 ex/ VARIG. Added here.
James Rachetto sent some photos of a fine Ford Tri-motor and Aad van der Voet provided the history, look here.
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.
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.
Dean Steer sent (1956) photos of Bristol Freighter CF-TFZ, made by Keith Steer, added to Photos by Friends & Guests - page 9
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
Peter Bakker sent me a welcome addition for the Iceland page
Big update on Neville Webb's page
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!
Fred Mitchell had some C-119 memories to share, added on C-119 Info Page
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
John Olafson sent a report from Red Deer, which I added on Photos by Friends and Guests (9)
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
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
Travel: added a page dedicated to a short trip to the UK
Richard Church provided photos which Hs.748 C-FTTW incurred in 1998, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
Bob Livingstone sent photos of a campervan, VH-DAK, which I added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
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)
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.
Antti Hyvärinen sent me an impressive shot of the remains of C-7A N2225C at Port Alsworth
Added a nice recollection by Steven Martin about a flight with DC-3 N5831B
David Layne sent me a vintage photo of a Vicker Vimy, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
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
Ray Stickel sent me a C-46 photo for Abandoned wrecks in the North.
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.
Added in my gallery of travel pages, my report on a recent trip to Iceland.
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.
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.
Added Grumman S-2 airtanker photos on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
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
Don MacDonald sent me a nice photo of Canso CF-DIL, added on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
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!
Added Propliners in Iceland, june 2007
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.
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)
Added some fine photos on Martin Prince Jr's webpage
Added more photos and info on Neville Webb's webpage
Added a page dedicated to photos from Neville Webb
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
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
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
Added some nice Alaska pioneering days photos on the page dedicated to Phil Smith's collection
Added an interesting question to my Questions & Answers page: a question about L.Constellation cabin lay out.
Fred Wallis sent me some photos of the unfortunate N82FA, now stored at Nenana; see Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
Added PH-TET Constellation, photo sent by Ed Berlage, on Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
With photos by Gerben Groothuis I started a new page on the subject Photos by Friends and Guests (8)
Added some nice Martinair photos provided by Roger Rudolf: LACSA A320's in MP livery
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
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
Added some nice photos of DC-3 N777YA as provided by Bart Tiernan
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
Updated the Aviodrome 2007 page with some photos of restoration work on the Ju-52/CASA 352L
Today was the Ju-52/CASA 352L roll out at the Aviodrome, so I made a start on a page dedicated to this
Added Golden North Airways, asper suggestion by Ken Price, to the list of early Alaskan operators
Phil Smith sent me a series of interesting photos and I dedicate a page to these; Aviation History by Phil Smith
Henk Geerlings sent 2 photos of C-54s N6702 and N67024, with an interesting question: Friends and Guests, Page 7
Lynn Alexander sent some Alaskan Propliners photos, added these on Friends and Guests, Page 7
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
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos from Vito Cedrini, Phil Gies and Phil Smith
Updated html code and links of Prop Transports at Schiphol PAGE ONE, TWO and THREE
Reinstated my webpage Nighttransport for the Aviodrome (2003) and almost done with Visit Aviodrome 13Apr07
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
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photo of Starliner N7316C, sent by Gerben Groothuis
Added a contribution by Howard Thomson to the Yellowknife 2006 page
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos sent by John Olafson.
Updated Friends and Guests, Page 7 with photos sent by Gerben Groothuis and John Olafson.
Corrected ICAO code Aero Lloyd, thanks to Stefano Dal Zotto for observing my clerrical error
Received nice update on Butler Aircraft Company.
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
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Eurobelgian Airlines
Checked and eliminated some of the links on my Links page
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Air Toulouse International
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Cronus Airlines (2001), Sabre Airways (2001), Canadian Airlines International
and Air Zena Georgian Airlines (2004)
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Azzurra Air, Braathens SAFE and Braathens
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added: Deutsche BA and Dba
In the Airlines Remembered gallery added MNG Pax
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
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
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
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
Added photos sent by Chris Horst of C-47 Tico Belle on
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.
Added some photos on Schiphol, the Old Days
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...
Bert van Drunick sent me 3 Vickers Viking photos, taken at Soesterberg in 1977
Visited this museum last month: Das Verkehrshaus (Transportation Museum), Luzern, Switzerland
Dedicated a page to DDA's 25th anniversary 'celebration'
David Bolton sent me a photo of Beech 18 N92640 at North Weald, as an update to mine in 2003
In my Travelogue I added a report on a stay in Fiesch,Switzerland (Mar07).
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
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
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
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
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
Added the overflow from below Ireland 2006 report to my Flickr.com account
Added a travel report on a trip to Ireland in Oct.2006
Added an interesting item on Fairways on Questions and Answers
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
Fred Wohosky sent me some photos of Sparrevohn,AK during his time there
Fred Niven sent me a thorough history on VH-BRI, PBY Catalina turned housebout
James Fogg sent me a very nice photos of the PBY Catalina turned housebout, VH-BRI
Updated Walt McKinney's report of aircraft preserved at Charleston AFB,SC
Added an issue on Questions & Answers
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
Added the 60 images which were lost on the UK2004 travel report
Added L.188 photos on Photos by Friends -Page 6-, sent by Arnold Begeman
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
Added photos on Photos by Friends -Page 6-, sent by Marty Spinde, Peter Layne and Jim Ormiston
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
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
Created a new chapter in Photos by Friends & Guests, Page 6, opening with photos of the crashscene, N82FA in Alaska.
Gerben Groothuis sent me more photos of aircraft at Korean War Memorial, added on Photos by Friends & Others, Page 5
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
Finished a page with photos from Ron Mak's collection
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 with updated info on the CL-44 Guppy
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
Added photos and memories on a page dedicated to Gene Sanders
Added photos of Bristol Freighter C-GYQS on Photos by Sean Keating
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
Added a page with photos of DC-3 CF-PWH, kindly supplied by Sean Keating, who worked on the conservation of this DC-3.
Added C-46 10-541 at Korean War memorial, photographed by Gerben Groothuis, on Photos by Friend & Others, page 5
On my page Wrecks of the North I added photos by Mark Stachowiak of Canso C-GFFJ
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
Finally concluded my 2006 Alaska & Western Canada report, with these 2 pages: Yellowknife 30Jun06 and Yellowknife 02July06
Added a table with all Air Spray Invader's listed on Air Spray at Red Deer,ALB
Updated Planes turned houseboats in Australia - where are they now ?
Added items on Questions and Answers
Added an account of use of water-injection on C-119 Flying Boxcar Information
Added an anecdote on Roger Wyckoff's page
Added Christmas market at DDA Airlines
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)
Updated Lars Opland's page with several Bellanca Pacemaker images.
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
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
Updated Tehran's Aviation Museum with an updated inventory listing
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
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
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
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.
Another small step in my Canada 2006 webreport: finished pages on Vancouver-South seaplane base and Vancouver-Coalharbour seaplane base
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
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
Added a nice S-2 airtanker item on Photos by Friends & Others - Page 4
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
Added an anecdote on Roger Wyckoff's page
Added Beech 18 PH-UBX (by Ad Vercruijsse) on Off-airport Europe page
Added some vintage Alaska photos to Lars Opland's selection
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
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
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
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
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
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
Added some photos by John Caruso of DC-3 N63440 "Turkey hauler"
Added 2 photos by Herman Kolf of Ju-52 D-AQUI on my page Photos by Friends and Others page
Added an item on my Questions and Answers page
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
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
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
Updated my C-119 Flying Boxcar page with a contribution by Jacob Chakko, about use of the Orpheus Jet on the C-119
Updated the search for identity of Richard Simms DC-3 with a contribution by Aska Iivonen
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
Decided to cut up my Off-airport gallery
David Ellis sent me a photo of V.Viking G-AGRW for my Off-airport page
Added some photos by others of DC-3 windvane CP-CPY on Propliners in Alaska and Canada 2003
Added some history details of SAS on SAS Changed Livery
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
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.
Added Props by Night at the Aviodrome
On the subject of Early Alaskan Air Carriers I have added a profile on Cordova Air Services / Cordova Airlines
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
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
Added YS-11A JA8732 on my Off-airport page
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
Added recent photos of G-DAKK on South Coast Airways surrenders and Photos by Others, page3
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
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
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
Added 2 Beech 18 photos taken at Big Lake,AK by John Stewart on Photos by Friends and Others -page3-
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-
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
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
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
Added a photo of Beech N9561 (Daytona Beach) on my Off-airport page; thanks to Nigel Aylmer for providing this photo
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...
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
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.
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.
A nice update from Al Lloyd (via Chuck Lunsford) about the Kaiser-Frazer C-119s
Added a page on my visit to Kenai,Alaska 12Jun06
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
Updated Photos by Others - page 2 with some interesting photos by John Olafson
Updated Photos by others, page 2 with some more photos sent by Tom Beudeker
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.
Tom Beudeker sent me some interesting WW2-era photos, taken at Curacao, one of which a DC-5!
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
Update Log reports from Greybull,WY
Added a very nice anecdote to Off-airport IL-18 OK-WAJ, thanks to Jeroen van Leeuwen
Further update (2 images) Cory Rousell's Hs.748 C-FQVE
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
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
Added a page on the transport of C-FQVE from Saskatoon airport to Cory Rousell's home
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
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
Update Remember Invicta Airlines with comment from Urban Wiik
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
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
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
Added an item on my Questions and Answers Page
Added text item on C-119 Info, provided by Mike Swiatecki (former C-119 Crewchief)
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
Updated C-119 at the Flying J Ranch, Arizona
Updated Aircraft on off-airport locations
Updated C-119 crash with comments by Jim Reed of a C-119 crash he remembered.
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.
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
Added an interesting item of a never identified C-46 at Annette Island on my Questions & Answers -page
Travel: added my 2006 report on a visit to Alaska
Added photo of CV240 N1022C of Prop-Liners of America Inc (2004)
Added 2 photos in Graham Robson's gallery
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
Added photo of surviving C-47A ET-AJH on Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea and other photos by Eric Taylor on Off-airport
Added a photo report of Beijing's (Datangshan) Aerospace Museum, by Paul Chandler
Added a report on the 2006 DC-3 Fly In at the Aviodrome (Lelystad, Netherlands)
Updated C-119 info page with photos and text provided by Jim Reed
Updated (page 2) of Photos by Others, with photos by Pat Adams showing DC-6A N7780B in its new livery
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!)
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.
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
Updated C-97 Restaurant at Colorado Springs
Updated Propliners by Graham Robson
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 on Britannia XM496
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
Added in Changed Liveries: Onur Air
Updated Schiphol: the Old Days
Updated C-119 Background Info with a photo of an airdropping CC-119
Updated Graham Robson's photos
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
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
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
On the issue of Photos by Others I made a Page 2
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
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
Added a page with photos: Red Bull DC-6 visits Amsterdam - Apr.2006
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
Further updates on my page Kosmas Air
Added photos on Photos by Others
Updated my page on Kosmas Air
Added a photo on my Off-airport page
Added an excellent photo by Michael Balen on Photos by Other
Updated New Names surface as linked to Victor Bout, with comments by Lyle Shearer
Added a photo on Photos by Ian MacFarlane
One update on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations
Finally wrote a disclaimer
Updated Surviving Connies with photos & commentary D-ALEM L.1049G preserved at Munich IAP.
Various updates on Vintage planes on Off-airport locations
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!
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
Updated Propliners on the Last Frontier with an anecdote on Warren Woods Jr, by Dave Krone.
Added a tale about a Connie: Truth is often stranger than fiction
Added in gallery Airlines Remembered the first airline to bite the dust in 2006: Independence Air
Updated Bliss with Brooks with history & of Beech C-45G N114V
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
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
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?
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.
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.
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
Added 2 photos on Paddy Green's C-47A N5831B
Updated Historical background on Douglas DC-4
Updated Vintage transports on off-airport location, added a few photos & text
Added Vintage transports on off-airport location
Added on Photos by Others a few HU-16 Albatross photos by Doug Fairbanks, relayed by Fred Hack.
Added: John Caruso tell about a Turkey Hauler
Updated Photos by Others and A career on vintage prop transports with a few vintage C-124 Globemaster photos.
Updated Photos by Others with a photo of Convair CV580 ZK-CIE (courtesy Wayne Grant)
Added photos of Museo del Aire's KC-97, a walkround (inside & out) by Michel Lozares
Updated my Greybull Log Reports and Greybull (1994) with a Sales brochure (2006) by Zenith Aviation (.pdf file)
Added a photopage on Datangshan Air Museum, photos provided by John Mounce
Restructured the Datangshan pages with a Datangshan Gatepage
Updated photos of C-47B ZK-BBJ with a report and request by Peter layne
Added a page with 1997 photos of C-47B ZK-BBJ, taken/sent by Brad Pilgrim
Updated Amsterdam Airport, the Old Days
A nice addition on Photos by Others
In my gallery of changed liveries I updated Transavia
In that same gallery updated United Airlines
And added, in the same gallery, US Airways
Updated Photos by Others with an electronic surveillance DC-3: N92578 !
Updated my page on Cuatro Vientos Air Museum
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
Added another page in Victor Bout dossier: Naming Names and Other Queries
Updated Blast from the past: C-FDIL in 1980s
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
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
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
Created a new page: Photos by Ian MacFarlane
Added a fine ConvairLiner (ZK-KSA) on my webpage Photos by Others
Added on Photos by Others a few Botswana National Airways photos, submitted by Dan Morgan
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 ?
Another (photo) update on CF-RNR on Surviving Connies
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
Updated Photos by Others with a DC-5 PJ-AIW photo.
Added page 2 of the Australia trip: tripreport Sydney - Melbourne, 2005
Various updates on Questions and Answers
Added a photo of V5-NCG on Photos by Others
Updated Log reports from Greybull,WY with a 2005 report from Erik Sleutelberg
Updates on SAS changed livery and Remember Citybird
Added tripreport Cairns - Sydney, 2005 27Dec.2005:
In my Victor Bout dossier I added Dem. Rep. of Congo - a sad State of Affairs
Added a photopage on the aircraft displayed at the Datangshan Air Museum, taken in 2005 by John Chapman.
Updated my info on the Lockheed Constellation
Added in the Travel Pages an account of our 2005 holidays in Australia
Updated Vintage Transport Photos by Others
Added a photo on Airtankers Identification
Updated Constellations at Tull AB,Austria
updated/added text Lockheed Constellation: background information with a contribution by Scott Bates
In Dossier Victor Bout I added another page New names surface as linked to V.Bout
Updated Bliss with Brooks !
Updated Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea
In Aircraft Identity Search I have added a page on Mystery C-119 at Asmara,Eritrea
In Aircraft Identity Search I have added a page on Mystery DC-6 in Cali,Colombia
Updated info on Remember Air Holland (1)
Added a photo of DC-4 N44911 as a wreck at Ganes Creek, Alaska.
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
Switched to a new PC (pentium 4) with WinXP: no files or software lost in the changeover, thanks goodness.
Updated Remember Britannia Airways
Updated Victor Bout: in the Movies
Updated Datangsan Air Museum with a report by Lloyd Robinson
Added a new page in my Victor Bout dossier: Kosmas Air
Added a page on my visit to the Air Museum at Speyer
Updated my page C-119 Airtanker Mysteries at Battle Mountain,NV
Updated Remembered: Panagra with memories by Fred Hack
Added a page on Duane Delk's career on vintage transports
Added a page on Radial Power at the Aviodrome, 10Sep05
Updated my page C-119 Airtanker Mysteries at Battle Mountain,NV
Updated Photos by Others with a photo by Waune Grant: CV5800 ZK-KFS at Auckland,NZ Sep05
Added a page on my visit to Auto & Technik Museum, Sinsheim (Germany)
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
Updated Airtankers Identification
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.
Updated Tehran's Air Museum with details on the Boeing 707.
Updated Alaska Early Aviation with details on Nat Browne Air Services
Added page : More airline names connected to V.Bout
Some HTML alterations and added info on the Douglas DC-7-page (N756Z).
Update Questions and Answers
Added a page in my Search for... gallery, this one about a mystery C-119 in New Mexico
Reintroduced a page, previously deleted, since Boeing 707 YA-GAF holds a possible link to Victor Bout
Updated the Aviation books, recommended-page
Another update to my Travel Gallery with Rome (Italy), 1987
Finally made some time to update my Travel Gallery with England & Wales, 1987
Updated/modified Airtankers Identification
Updated Scenic flight with DDA's PH-DDZ : added history of PH-DDZ.
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
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
Did some editing on the Links-webpage
Added something on Questions and Answers
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
Added a page dedicated to a scenic flight with DDA's PH-DDZ
Added in Airlines Remembered, a page on: Hapag-Lloyd Flug
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: Air Transat
In Changed Colourschemes updated Transavia
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: VLM - Vlaamse Luchttransport Maatschappij
In my gallery Changed Colourschemes introduced: Kenya Airways
First update again since Feb05 in Airlines Remembered, added: VASP
Gave up on the HTML/CSS-design and updated Last flight of an IL-14P c/n 7343408
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.
Added a page on Victor Bout: The criminal stories of the good soldier Bout
Added newspaper clippings, sent by Joel F.Jackson, relating to a C-119 crash on Fairchild C-119 "Boxcar", Background Information
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"
Added a page, written by Gil White, on F.27 VH-NLS c/n 10105
Added a photo by Aad v.d.Voet on F.27 N127HP, as the only only F.27 operated by the US Navy.
Added in the Search for identities gallery the fake N709RR
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
Made considerable update on C-47 N5831B
Added a page on the continued history-in-the-making of C-47 N5831B
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
Added a page on Transportation Museum, Charleston AFB, photos by Walt McKinney
Added a page on a strange Prop Transport: the Beriev Be-6, photos and info by Oleg Simanov
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
Added a page on a visit to Carolinas Air Museum, Charlotte,NC
Added a page on Aviation books, recommended
Added Constellation ZS-DVJ remembered by Erik Eriksson
Added Propliners on US South/East Coast, 2005
Added another page on the Victor Bout dossier : he has been added to US Treasury's SDN list
Updated Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero with details on Jet Line Airlines and a new company: Artic Group
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
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...
Added US Eastcoast, 2005 in my gallery Travel Photography
Updated my Questions and Answers-page with 2 queries
Updated Aviodrome, with a list of what is on display or kept in storage
Added an old schoolphotograph "my class 1965" on Vintage Transports, photos provided by Others
Added more questions to my Questions & Answers Page
Added a page on a day at the Aviodrome: Gentlemen... start your engines !
Added a page with Propliners SA by Michal Petrykowski
Added a history written by Gil White, on Convair CV240 c/n 93
Updated Convair remains at Duff's Yard
Added a photo on Photos by Others
Added a page, dedicated to my visit of 06Oct04 to Museo del Aire at Cuatro Vientos
Added a photo of Bristol Freighter G-AIFV (Silver City Aws), by John Adams, on Photos by Others
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
Added an account on flying the Short Skyvan by Larry Miller
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
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
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
Added a page Vintage Transport Photos by Others
Added a page on C-119s in Royal Norwegian Air Force service
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
Added in Changed Liveries: Virgin Express
Added history of DC-4 / ATL.98 Carvair N898AT, written by Gil White
Added in Changed Liveries the Dutch company Martinair
Added in Airlines Remembered added: Basiq Air
Added DC-3 memories by Walt Brubaker
Added another page to the growing Victor Bout files: Connected: Aerocom, Jet Line and Air Mero
Added in Changed Liveries the Armenian company Armavia
In Airlines Remembered added: Dutchbird
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.
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
(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 !)
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.
Created a starting page for my various Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" -pages.
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
Created a Questions and Answers- page
Updated Propliner magazine page with 100th issue and revised subscription adress
Added a page on arrival of Fokker F.27 VH-NLS at Aviodrome's Hq at Lelystad AP, 15Dec04
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.
Boeing 747 PH-BUK on on nighttransport, 15Dec04 to the Aviodrome
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.
Updated China 2002 and China Aviation Museum with 2 aerial shots made by Heinz Rentmeister
Updated Log reports of the China Aviation Museum, bloody hard work !
Added a 1991 photo of DC-6 N12347 on Alaska 1995
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
Added in Changed Airline Liveries a page on Braathens A/S
Added in Airlines Remembered the recently failed Dutch Caribbean Airlines - DCA
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
Added a page in the V.Bout file: Viktor Bout in the movies
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
Travel: added a page, dedicated to a 5-day visit to Madrid, Spain
Added some photos to the Kaiser-Fraser C-119 Production Mystery
Updated Information on the Fairchild C-119 with Harry Dunn's tale on how the AC-119 Gunship came about.
Also added some photos.
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.
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
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
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.
Updated and added various pages on Victor Bout (aka Victor Lebede): Victor's Airlines, Diamond Dealings and In partnership with the US
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.
Added a nightshot of an AC-47 gunship at work over Pleiku,Vietnam May 1969; photo by Thomas Zangla
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
Added a page with links concerning my Travel Pages
Added in the Travel Gallery a report on our summer travels in England and Wales, 2004
Added in the Search for... gallery the mystery of Percy Wilson's DC-3 on Ragged Island, Bahamas
Updated C-119 Kaiser-Frazer mystery
Added another page to the Victor Bout file
Updated Taiwanese C-119, serial tie ups, added 3 RoCAF C-119 photos.
Updated Taiwanese C-119, serial tie ups
Added in Airlines Remembered: Baron Air Cargo
Added Another C-119 mystery: RoCAF 3173
Added Warbirds and Propliners at Lelystad Airshow 2004
Added: Roger Brooks' Carvair in final stages of restoration , photos by Stu Sibitzky
Updated PH-PBY, the Dutch Catalina, restored with photos of official roll out 30Aug04
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.
Added French Search and Rescue Constellation in action
Updated Victor Bout-file with a few recent links
Updated the history of SC.7 Skyvan N101WA on Propliners on the Last Frontier, part 2 with some details provided by Beb Penick
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
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
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
Dutch Connie's 1st Testflight in full KLM livery
Got some photos of the unique N199AB Cargomaster on the Go !
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"...
Updated the Dutch Connie in final stages of restoration
Added Photographic update of PH-PBA, June 2004
Some work "behind the scenes", reworking the Airlines Remembered gallery
Added in Airlines Remembered: the Irish Skynet Airlines
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
Added Propliners around Johannesburg, 2004
Since my TopStat webcounter announced the end of its free service, I replaced it by one from www.freewebcounter.com/
Updated Propliners in the UK, 2003 with news on Catalina N285RA.
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
Updated: Background info on the C-119 Flying Boxcar
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
In Airlines Remembered I added Air Holland, the first "version"
Updated Remembered: Gandalf Airlines and L.Constellations at Tuln AB
Added L.Constellations at Tuln AB, photos kindly provided by Hubert prigl
Reworked some of the photos (too dark) on Aviodrome, Dec. 2003 visit
Added a page with photos of Catalina C-FDIL a.k.a. N314CF
Added in my Changed Liveries gallery: Maersk Air
Revised my email facility by Java code, to hide from spambots: http://www.mways.co.uk/prog/hidemail.php
Published a list of C-119s in Taiwan, to invite updates and sightings. REMOVED
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.
Reshaped visit to the Deep South, 2001, in order to save space. Also reworked the photos.
Repaired numerous broken links, using Xenu's Link Sleuth, a very useful tool
Revised emailadress on all relevant pages
Updated "desert C-119s", shipped from Arizona to Namibia --REMOVED--
Trying to figure out which "desert C-119s"went from Arizona to Namibia --REMOVED--
Updated C-119 information page
Added in the gallery Airlines remembered the French operator Air Littoral
Added a background information page on Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Updated Air Bas and the illusive Il-18s
Updated DC-3 N173RD, history details.
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
Installed a Google search engine on my front page
Revised and corrected some of the text in Aviodrome, Dec.2003. Thanks for pointing out to me Ted !
Added Greybull 1983, photos by Fred de Ruiter.
Added on my travel photography pages: Kenya 1985
Updated Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum, Lake Hood, Anchorage in an attempt to identify the wreck of the DHC-4 Caribou
Updated Links-page with links to Yahoo newsgroups I subscribe to (in various intensities)
Updated C-119s at Ft.Campbell,KY
Updated Fairchild F.27F N127HP, now stored for many years at Greybull,WY with a photo (by R.Pettersen).
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
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 !
Again, spent many hours on Greybull'smysteries
Updated C-119s at Battle Mountain, photoproof it was Tanker 134 that crashed
Updated : Greybull's mysteries, true identity of T136 revealed !
Updated C-119s in Kentucky
Added a page: Greybull mysteries by Ralph Pettersen
Added Aviodrome Aviation Theme Park
Ralph Pettersen sent me some unidentified airframes, taken at Greybull in May 2003.
Added in Airlines Remembered: JAT-Jugoslovenski Aerotransport
Added in Airlines Remembered: Air Anatolia
Added a page on this year's Alaska trip: Bliss with Brooks !
Updated "Aviodrome's Nighttransport" with background info on the Neptune "210" -REMOVED-
Added in Airlines Remembered: BOAC
Added in Changed Liveries: Southwest Airlines
Restyled Airlines Remembered for quicker loading
Added in Changed Liveries: European Aircharter
Added in Airlines Remembered: BOAC
Added in Changed Liveries: Air Moldova Int'l
Added in Airlines Remembered: Air Bosna
Added a page with photos of Connie CF-RNR in use as a restaurant
Added in Changed Liveries: British Airways
Added background info on the Douglas DC-3S or "Super Three"
Added in Airlines Remembered: Tradewinds Airways
Added in Airlines Remembered: Invicta International
Screened my Links-page
Added in Changed Liveries: Northwest Airlines
Added in Changed Liveries: Japan Airlines
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
Updated Mysteries in Mexico (XB-ERL)
Added Amsterdam IAP Schiphol, 1927 -PAGE RENAMED- Amsterdam IAP, the Old Days (03May04)
Added a page on Pioneer Air Museum, Fairbanks
Updated Alaska 1995 (page 2) with a picture of DC-6 N12347.
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.
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
Update Dutch Dakota Assoc. (DDA) with some JAR-Ops developments
Updated in Airlines Remembered: Aero Lloyd
A factual update in Martin 404 N40415's (PBA) history .
Updated Mystery C-119s at Fort Campbell,KY
Updated DC-7 with further historic details on N756Z.
Updated C-119s at Ft.Campbell, KY (the mystery continues...).
Updated some text in Propliners in the UK, 2003
Added a few nice graphics on index page, courtesy William L.B.J. Dekker
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)
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.
Updated: Alaska 2003 The Road North and Fairbanks
Added: Alaska 2003 continued... The Road North
Updated: Tripreport Alaska and Yukon 2003, Part 1: Anchorage
Added: Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum at Lake Hood
Added : Tripreport Alaska and Yukon 2003, Part 1: Anchorage
"Nightly transport" for Aviodrome museum from Amsterdam IAP --REMOVED--
Some text additions on Propliners in the UK, 2003
Updated Log report Greybull with Ralph Petterson's visit in april 2003.
Some text additions on Remember Southern Air Inc and Propliners in the UK, 2003
Also added photos to Searching for Mexican id's
Various updates on Propliners in the UK, 2003
Airlines Remembered: added Elf Air
Airlines Remembered: added Cougar
Updated some of the info on Propliners in the UK, 2003
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
Added a page, dedicated to Propliner magazine, the magazine for "big, round engines enthusiasts"
Updated An-22 at Schiphol (april 2003). with a 2 photos taken at May 25th.
Added Khalifa Airways and KLM uk in Airlines Remembered
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.
In Airlines Remembered was added Airborne Express
Added Certificate of Flight, KLM 1934
Added China Air Museum Log Report
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
Reworked the photos on DC-4s, stored and deserted
Updated An-22 at Schiphol (april 2003).
Updated the Stratocruisers at St.Cugat page
A small update on Constellation N749NL in the KLM paintshop
Added Antonov An-22 visiting Schiphol
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
Airlines Remembered: updated Midway, fighting for survival while in Chapter 11 protection
Changed Liveries: added a page on Delta Airlines
Airlines Remembered: Southern Air filed for Chapter 11 in Jan.2003 and its aircraft were returned to the leasing company
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
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).
Changed Liveries: DBA-Deutsche BA
Updated Condor (Liveries) and Trans Travel Airlines (Airlines Remembered)
Changed Liveries: SAS - Scandinavian Airline System
Airlines Remembered: Go
Changed Liveries: Condor Flugdienst and Hapag-Lloyd
Added another page on Viktor Bout
Updated CL-415 on French Lake and Stratocruiser at Colorado Springs Restaurant
Added some action photos of French CL-415s
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....
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.
Updated info on Beijing's spotters location
Added a mystery page: Stratocruiser in Colorado Restaurant
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
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...
Added, in Changed Liveries: KLM
This one took a while: added Propliners in New Mexico & Arizona, 1993
Updated and revised layout of China 2002
added in Changed Liveries Buzz
Added Euroceltic Airways in the gallery Airlines Remembered
Updated the mystery C-119s in Kentucky museum
Updated the DC-3 (C-53) page of N4003 at Petal,MS, with info on how it got there.
Redesigned and updated the Deep South page somewhat.
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
Corrected and amended the info on Midway Airlines, in Airlines Remembered
Revised the layout of the Alaska 1995 pages somewhat and managed tp solve the mystery of the favicon...
Added Propliners in Florida, 1992, with some 17 images.
A visit to KLM Hangar 14 showed little progress with "The Dutch Connie", but 2 photos were added
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...
Added in Airlines Remembered: Braniff Int'l Airways
In Changed Airline Liveries added United Airlines
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.
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 !
Added "snow" to the index page
In my gallery of 'Searching for id's..." I added Thomas Pohls photos of Tehran's Air Museum
A visit to KLM's hangar 14 resulted in some photos again of Constellation N749NL
Also updated the Searching for... page
Updated Fokker Aircraft Industries
Added NLM Cityhopper in Airlines Remembered
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
Fred Olsen Air Transport, with its demise in 1997, was honored with a spot in my Airlines Remembered
Added EuroDirect Airlines in the gallery of Airlines Remembered; it folded in 1995 and operated BAe ATPs.
Added Armenian Airlines and Balkan Bulgarian Airlines (2001) in the gallery of Airlines Remembered
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
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)
Added a page on a visit to Wings of Liberation Museum, which has 3 DC-3s
Added Schreiner Airways Cargo in the Airlines Remembered gallery
Added TransAer in the Airlines Remembered gallery
Also added Jet Link Holland
Added European Airlines in the Airlines Remembered gallery
Updated Heavylift Cargo Airlines page with an A300 photo
As Delsey Airlines bit the dust, I updated the page on VG Airlines
Also updated the page DDA's DC-4 Departure
Added DDA's DC-4 Departure
Added some links and another photo on History of N749NL
Added VG Airlines in the gallery Airlines Remembered, as the name was changed to Delsey Airlines
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...
Michael Prophet sent me an update on the history of the Dutch Connie, N749NL
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 !
Deleted the lists of slides I have for trade (little response & too much work to update).
Dedicated a page on DC-3 operator South Coast Airways, which ceased operations this summer.
Updated page Tanker 130 Down and added 2 photos on the "History of the Dutch Connie" page
Updated the history on N749NL, the Dutch Connie
Updated a few items on mystery C-119s at Battle Mountain and Greybull
Michael Prophet wrote down the history on N749NL, the Dutch Connie
Added a map of Beijing airport layout
Added an update on Connie's Comeback, after a visit to KLM's paintshop.
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added pages on Vanguard Airlines and Midway Airlines
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
Added a few photos on Connie's Comeback page, taken at Schiphol Oct 2nd.
Added a page on the Connie's Comeback to the Netherlands
The last DC-10 operator in the Netherlands bit the dust: Aerowings
Blast from the past, in Airlines Remembered, I added DAN-AIR London
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added a page on Heavylift Cargo Airlines
Added in the gallery of Changed Airlines Colourschemes something on Swissair
In my gallery of Airlines Remembered I added a page on Wardair Canada
Modified my Airlines Remembered starting page and added a page on Transjet Airways from Sweden.
Finally produced a complete new webpage: my report from China 2002
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.
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.
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
Updated Viktor Bout's File, the man who combines legal airline ops with embargo busting
The mystery of Fairchild C-119G airtankers at Battle Mountain and Greybull.
Started with a "Links"-page today
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...
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.
Added more info on arms' trader Victor Bout, incl Fleet of Aircraft
On the subject of Changed Liveries a page was added describing Icelandair
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.
Added 7 (!) pages on Victor Bout African's Merchant of Death
I was shocked to notice I had nothing yet on the Dutch Dakota Association and corrected this
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
A visit to Barcelona (Spain) resulted in 2 C-97s at St. Cugat
Another one to remember: Panagra (2nd edition)
Updated the Deep South page on the sad fate of Martin 4-0-4s at Stennis Intl'l Airport
A page on the demise of Challenge Air Cargo
Reworked the "Remember"-page somwhat and included various animated GIFS.
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.
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.
Today Swisswings folded and was added in Airlines Remembered.
Also a page on the varied colourschemes ("liveries') was added: easyJet
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
Added a few links on "Flying the Hump" on my C-46 info page
Added more info on Victor Bout's Air Cess and its (alleged?) illegal activities: Air Cess & Al Qaeda
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
Added Background info to Lockheed Constellation including comparisons to contemporaries.
Added a page with info, specifications and serials on AC-47D "SPOOKY" Gunship
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.
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.
Added Axon A/l and British World to Airlines Remembered
Also Air Belgium and Brussels Int'l were added in this chapter.
Reached the max 10Mb space on my ISP's server, so decided to go for a registered URL: www.ruudleeuw.com
Added a page on a visit to Greenwood,MS, where airliners are taken apart for spares
Thought it time to add a propliner page: Oshkosh 1998
Added a page with Airlines Remembered: Emery Worldwide Airlines
Put a (discreet) teller on the index page.
Added 2 pages with Airlines Remembered: Polar Air Cargo and Tower Air.
And added an infopage on the Douglas Swingtails conversions by SABENA.
Finally got round to producing a page of background info (+ 2 photos) on the ConvairLiners.
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
Uploaded 3 pages in Airlines Remembered: CityBird, Gill Airways and SABENA; they belong to the past now
Updated the DC-7 page with some photos & histories: DC-7
Added a page on a mystery C-47, that has crashlanded on a Yukon Mountain.
Added in Airlines Remembered another victim to history: Royal Aviation (Canada).
Also started with Airlines with Changed Liveries, kicked off with CSA Czech Airlines.