This batch was added 27Oct2016.
Super Constellation L.1049G CF-PXX
(c/n 4580) of World Wide Airways, at LGW, taken near the old Fuel Farm.
It started its career as VH-EAA with QANTAS of Australia, returned to Lockheed and reg'd N9714C,
World Wide Airways was next which registered it as CF-PXX. Its final stop was with Aerotransportes
Entre Rios (AER, which operated between 1962-1981) in Argentina as LV-IXZ. Scrapped at
Ministro Pistarini International Airport (IATA: EZE, ICAO: SAEZ), known as Ezeiza Int'l
Airport owing to its location in the Ezeiza Partido in Greater Buenos Aires.
Super Constellation L.1049H N6931C
Cannot make out which operator this is. But its career started with California Eastern Aviation and N6913C
moved to World Airways and Trans World Airlines, both on lease. Sky Truck Int'l was the next owner which
it to Transair Cargo Service, Airlift Int'l and Slick Airways.
Scrapped at Pointe-à-Pitre, its nose section moved at some point to Musée de l'Air et de l'Espace, Paris-Le Bourget.
Super Constellation L.1049H N6932C (c/n 4823) of Hemisphere Aircraft Leasing Corp.
Like N6931C this Super Constellation
started out with California Eastern Aviation. And it too was
leased to World Airways and Trans World Airlines. And to Airlift Int'l and Slick Airways.
Ownership went to Balboa Air, which leased it to Hemisphere Aircraft Leasing and Unlimited Leasing.
Balbao Air did business as 'B Airways/Bal Trade'. C/n 4823 was temporary reg'd as HI-254 but a deal
owners in Dominican Republic fell thru. The Super Constellation was scrapped at Miami.
operated 5 L.1049H Super Constellations.
Nordair operated between the years 1957-1986, but saw its origin in Mont Laurier Aviation (1946-1957).
Boreal Airways was taken over in 1957. Nordair was acquired in 1985 by CP Air and merged into CPAL.
A lot of aviation history there.
Some of it can be found on Wikipedia.
Douglas DC-4-1009 5H-AAH
(c/n 42931). Believed to be at Southend.
SAS had it delivered from the Douglas factory and operated this Skymaster as OY-DFI. From Scandinavia it
went to Britain, reg'd G-AOXK for Air Charter; British United Airways (BUA) was next.
Mines acquired it and reg'd it as 5H-AAH, seen here. From there ownership went to people in Tanzania,
while it was reg'd in the US as N39430, operated by/as Fabens Air Service. Actual operation as
N39430 seems in doubt; next
was Zaire Aero Service (ZAS) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
It probably was scrapped at Brazzaville.
Douglas DC-4 Skymaster VH-INJ
(c/n 42927) of Airlines of South Australia (NSW). Before it was converted to
ATL.98A Carvair! But its career started with
SAS in Sweden as SE-BBD, from there it went to Japan (JA6008).
Next was Ansett Australia
Airlines which reg'd it as VH-INJ and had it converted to Carvair (conversion #19,
f/f 14Sep65), but apparently not
before leasing it to NSW and Ansett Express. South East Asia Air Transport
acquired the Carvair, reg'd it N33AC and as such it was also operated by Air Cambodge on a wet-lease.
It was scrapped at Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Douglas DC-6 N428NA
(c/n 43575) of NASA.
This is Douglas
C-118A, delivered to the USAF as 51-3828, may have operated for NASA as N67962 and as
such it went to Air Americana. But it was returned to the USAF again, 51-3828, became NASA28 and NASA428.
Its last identity was N428NA and was at some point scrapped at Davis-Monthan,AZ.
DC-3 British United - Radio Calibration Unit & Lake LA-4 N7612L (written off 02Dec71 @Tok-Ckok-To, Korea)
Roger Botting wrote:"G-AOBN is the DC-3 at the old Morton Hangar here behind Lake LA-4 N7612L.
I thought this to be G-AOBN
for I have seen several images that look very similar. In fact this website
www.british-caledonian.com/AOBN_Radio_Calibration.html quite probably shows the same hangar: "outside
Mortons hangar at LGW" and with caption: "The Radio Calibration work continued with many tours being flown
by our C53. In November 1968 she became part of British United Island Airways fleet following
BUA's rationalisation of it's divisions, BUA (CI), BUA Manx and Mortons."
G-AOBN is Douglas C-53D c/n 11711 and is ex/ USAF 42-68784. First civilian operator was SAS (SE-BAU),
next was Air Outre-Mer (F-OAIF) and G-AOBN for Air Kruise, Silver City Airways, British Island Airways
Air Anglia, Skyways Aviation, was reg'd ET-AGR for Ethiopian Airlines but was not taken up and continued to
RRC Air Service (Relief & Rehabilitation Committee). The aircraft was destroyed by 'straffing' at Jijiqa Air Base.
DC-3-208A N21748 (c/n 2106) of Wien Alaska.
N21748 started out with American Airlines from where it went to Northern Consolidated Airlines
and Wien AL.
It was reg'd N666DG for Pacific Alaska Airlines but when it went to Shaw Flight Service it was reg'd N21748
again. Next was Seair Alaska AL, Flying Fireman, Caribbean Aviation Services and ending with Air Taxy Int'l.
There is an unsatisfactory ending to this, because the ultimate fate of N21748 is unknown..!
Convair CV640 N7263
This Convair was delivered from the assembly line as a CV440, N727A for ARAMCO. The next owner was
General Dynamics for which it was rereg'd N7263 and upgraded to CV640. From there it went to Pacific Western
Airlines as CF-PWU, followed by Worldways Canada (as C-FPWU). Registration N2569D was not taken up, N860FW
was next for Wright Airlines, purchase by Corporate Air fell thru and next was Eagle Air, still as N860FW. Kitty
Hawk Aircargo was the next owner from where it was intended for Rhoades Int'l, but instead it was scrapped Fort-
Worth-Meacham Field. It reportedly survives at Vintage Flying Museum, fuselage only, in Kitty Hawk colours.
I visited that museum in 2015 (my report), did not see it; it's probably scrapped or only the forward part
NAMC YS-11A-600 JA8714
Roger Botting: "JA8714 seen here was at Gatwick during its
demo tour, the ground equipment you can see was BUA stuff."
JA8714 went to Korean Air as HL5206, from where it went to Philippine Airlines as RP-C1417.
As N125MP it was reg'd for Mid-Pacific Cargo and rereg'd as P4-GLC for Global Aircargo. Next it became S9-CAP
and onwards to XA-TQP for Alcon Servicios Aéreos and as EJC-122 for Ejército
Colombiana. Reregistration to
XA-MDG fell thru and this NAMC YS-11 may survive to this day (2016), reportedly stored at Bogotá-Madrid AB.
Almost all of the information for this Oct.2016 update was obtained thru ATDB.aero, online aviation database.