Well, what's new here...

After having started this website by the end of 2000, I found it useful to keep track of the changes; the initial start contained 4 pages on the Douglas DC-3, one each on the DC-4 and DC-6 and one on the Curtiss C-46 Commando. Plus two text pages with general background information on the C-46 and the DC-6. Soon followed by The Lockheed Constellation with one page and a visit (my first dedicated propliner visit abroad) to Sharjah ( 2 pages, on the Antonov An-8/An-12 and Ilyushin Il-18).
Later the TRAVEL Pages were added and indeed, a Blog.
And the rest, as they say, is history!

Happy anniversary 2001 - 2018, and counting...

In 2013 I started a series of photo albums on, named '36Exp'(36 Exposures, a reference to the exposures on most common rolls of 35mm film: 12, 24 & 36.).
The books can be ordered directly from the website.
My books on!
Most subjects will be on non-aviation subjects:


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    These are the updates:

    Took on a challenge to identify a C-54 O-22488, @Stavanger in 1959; read my theory on Searchfor..
    C-47A ETM-6011 (c/n 9252) was moved from its display spot at Santa Lucia AB; Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    In the light of unidentified Convairs, or those with their fate unknown, Rolf Larsson shared a 1983 pic of CV440 XA-LAF

    Martin Perkins has the C-119 marked '06' at Greybull's aviation museum (2011) as N961S, by a label on the exterior

    Updated my history of C-47A c/n 20475, 2018 photo of 5H-LVR Indigo Air std @Dar es Salaam, with pic shared on FB recently.

    Martin Perkins wrote me w/ pictures of A-26 N4818E dated 2009, 'FIRE EATER'featured on my TEXAS 2015 report with some of its history missing

    IL-18 SP-LSH allegedly has moved to another location in Poland, at a restaurant; see my Off-Airport EUR

    Happy New Year everybody!
    Updated my item on my Photos by Friends & Guests #54 with recent details of DC-6 N666SQ 'Macavia' in Alaska.

    STREETPHOTOGRAPHY: added pix for Colour page and B&W page, Christmas Holidays 2020 in C-19 lockdown

    Updates on the fate of C-7's N91NC & N98NC, on my USA 2017 - Salvage Yards

    Super Guppy #1, F-BTGV, is being scrapped on site @Bruntingthorpe; I recorded on my UK 2003 tour.

    An update on C-47 ZX-BXJ by John George Tongking (FB) on my Off-Airport Africa; a restoration that did not make it

    Charles E. McCormick forwarded me a photo of C-123K 55-4548 at Pleiku on 18Nov70. See Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    I came to a tentative conclusion that Ron's Convair @SJO is TI-1086C (CV440 c/n 359), and it's TI-ARN (T-29C c/n 359) in the stripclub

    Transferred the search for Ron's unidentified Convair (drugs runner?) to the Searchfor gallery: HERE..

    Added more photos of TI-ARN to Ron Mak's PAGE #4, provided by Daniel Umaña, supplied by friends

    More updates for Ron Mak's unidentified Convair at SJO; see Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    The search for Ron Mak's unidentified Convair continues; he provided a photo that seems to exclude TI-ARN! Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    Updated the search for Ron's unidentified Convair 240 at San Jose (SJO) in 1980, Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    Compiled another webpage for aviation magazines I have fond memories of: (OTHER) AVIATION MAGAZINES REMEMBERED

    On Ron Mak's PAGE #4 added a photo of his of Convair 240 'VY-LLA' (1981); details & identity explained

    An item on DC-4 VH-EAY (ex/ VH-PAF) of HARS opens my new Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    Added a photo of a B-23 Dragon and photos of a 1980 Convair in Costa Rica to Ron Mak's gallery, page 4
    Compiled a webpage on some other aviation magazines I read in the 1970s-1990s era, other than those already on such a page
    Received comments on the length of my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North; cut in 3: NUNAVUT | CANADA OTHER | ALASKA

    FINAL update on C-82 45-57798 wreck details at Resolute Bay: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North

    Updated the C-82 45-57798 wreck details at Resolute Bay with a definite result, Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North

    Fine to see DHC-2 N77KZ has been repaired and operational! See Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Updated my Max Ward and Wardair, a Chronology.

    Ron Charity shared an update on his documenting (crashed) DC-3 CF-ILQ of Austin Airways; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Ernie Szelepcsenyi sent some aerials to update the ex/First Air HS748's at Ed's Salvage Yard (near Arnprior,Ontario); My visit 2009

    JoeJoe Prince (his gallery) pic'd Renfro's Norseman N78691 while waiting for suitable weather to depart on Nov. 7th from Bethel

    Restoration of C-47 'Daly Express' (N375AS) at Millville Army Airfield Museum has been completed Photos by Friends & Guests #61
    Updated the item on EC-47Q 42-24304. See Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Kyle McNish sent me photos of the C-47 crash landed at Klawock, Prince of Wales Island; thought to be 42-24304
    See Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Concluded the identity of C-82 crashed near Resolute Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    A large number of "junk aircrafts" in Kenya may soon be scrapped! Check my Photos by Friends & Guests #61
    More pics and info added on wreck sites near Resolute Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    More pics and info added on wreck sites near Resolute Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    More pics added, by Tony Jarvis, taken in 2016 of Lancaster FM221 wreck site near Resolute Bay; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Pics by Brad M and info by Jerry Vernon brought updates to the planes wrecks near Resolute Bay; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Avra Valley a.k.a. Marana Reg'l airport will soon be clear of stored propliners, see Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Updated my item on Trackers N406DF and N420DF on Photos by Friends & Guests #10 (2008), both are offered on an auction

    JoeJoe Prince took a lovely shot in the evening of 20Oct20, Everts' DC-6 N9056R seen landing at Bethel,AK

    Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #61 with details of C-54 N96358 pos'bly written off

    Added 2 items of slides & negatives Scandinavian mail order services to a dedicated Remember page

    Updated Ron Mak's propliners gallery (PAGE #4) with photos taken in 1971 at Panama's Tocumen IAP

    Updated the propliner gallery by Ken Swartz on my website with Short Skyvan C-GJGS, stored at Chilliwack,BC. Present fate?
    Updated my AVIATION REFERENCE BOOKS gallery, with an early publication, USAF Serial 1946-1967, donated to me by Frank van de Peppel

    BAe 748 NA-20 has been moved to Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Nepal for preservation; Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Beech G18S N9210, stored at Bethel,AK, on JoeJoe's gallery on my website
    Updated Frans Truyens' gallery on my website with a recent photograph of DH-104 Dove 7A, c/n 04534 at Malaga

    TRAVEL: completed my report of recent visit to Venice: PAGE ONE & PAGE TWO

    Neville Webb shared a photo of Hudson 'T9422' at North American Aviation Museum (Gander,NFL) on his gallery here

    Fred Barnes responded, with photos, to the DC-6 rear fuselage reported by me on my Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Updated Neville Webb's gallery with 4 more images of the B-24 crashsite near Gander, see Neville's gallery

    Neville Webb shared images of a B-24 crashsite near Gander, see Neville's gallery on my website

    Erik Sleutelberg helped to identify some of the aircraft parts found at Red Deer by me last year. Red Deer 2019

    Nine propliners at Panama City photographed by Ron Mak 1971 added on Ron's gallery page 4

    The BAHF has procured C-54 N9015Q to replace storm damaged N500EJ; see my Photos by Friends & Guests 61

    Graham Robson identified a wrecked C-131A airframe on Searchfor, put to me by Gerben Groothuis in Feb.2017

    Graham Robson sent me a photo to ascertain identity of Marksman Invader N60XX @KFLL; also shows unmarked DC-3. Searching For..

    Ken Swartz sent an update on Beech 18 N299Z at Brantford, under new ownership

    Re plane wrecks @ResBay found a/ 2 different aircraft and b/ one is Lancaster FM221 crashed 1950; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Spent hours on the plane remains sent by Brad, resulting in more questions than answers.. Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    BradM sent pics of a possible DC-4 wreck near Resolute Bay: see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Ken Swartz sent me a nice update of a G-44 Widgeon C-FBCP and Beech Trigear N299Z at Brantford,ONT recently; Ken's gallery on my website

    JoeJoe Prince shared a photo of DHC-2 N55WE, repaired after its 2015 damage and finding a new home in Alaska

    Updated my item about DC-3 N130Q on my Photos by Friends & Guests 25: it's been put back on floats!

    Updated my Down Under visit OZ2005 P2 on relocations by DC-3's N2-90 and A65-85

    Updated my France 2015 report on Noratlas N2501, was moved from Nantes to Évreux Fauville
    Updated my Gila River Memorial (Chandler) 2017 report on aircraft remaining there
    Brian R. Burrage identified for me the Fleet 60K Fort MK.II stored at the WCAM store at St Andrews; see Photos by Friends & Guests #48

    The French Sécurité Civile has grounded their entire Turbo Firecat fleet and has accelerated the withdrawal of the type by a few years. Airtanker-Id

    Bob Bevan sent me an anecdote about a short flight on C-119 N3267U: see my page dedicated to this Fairchild Flying Boxcar

    Started 2020 3rd quarter MyBlog 2020Q3 with a few (non-aviation) items

    Updated my STREETPHOTOGRAPHY page with 2 images taken last weekend in Deventer

    Updated my Gila/Chandler item on my USA 2017 Page 2 with the sad fate of the DC-7 N4889C.

    Kenneth Swartz sent 4 photos of SC.7 Skyvans seen at Perris,CA - some of them previously stored at Atlin, B.C.

    Added a few more pics by Stephane Pouliot of N151/LN-SUB to ; Photos by Friends & Guests #61
    Ken Swartz visited the March Field Air Museum recently and am pleased he shared a few images on my website

    Everts Air DC-6 N151 completed its ferry flight to Stavanger,Norway to be preserved at Sola as LN-SUB; Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Kenneth Swartz opens the new Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    Rolf Larsson sent me two Slovak Li-2 (1980s) photos with hope for identification: In Search for Identification and/or fate.

    Ken Swartz shared a series of photos taken in Californa, earlier this year; see Propliners by others: Kenneth Swartz.

    New item on my Q&A-page: looking for identity DC-3 hulk together with DC-3 N52935 at George T. Baker Aviation School in 1984
    Added a series of vintage propliner photos on Ron Mak's gallery PAGE #4, taken at Panama's Tocumen airport in 1971.

    Arnold Begeman visited Red Dee Airport and shared photos of two ex/ Atlantic Airlines L.188s; Photos by Friends & Guests #60
    Steve Darke helped to get the name on Air Siam's C-54 HS-VGX: 'Nakorn Rachasima'. On my Photos by Friends & Guests #60
    He also provided the names (and fates) of the other two Air Siam DC-4's on Ron Mak's #4 page

    Ron Mak sent me two Air Siam C-54 photos, of VH-TAG and HS-VGZ. See Ron Mak's Propliners page #4.

    Andre de Koter shared a 1936 photo of a KLM DC-2 at Schiphol; Schiphol-The Old Days (bottom page)
    The Air and Space Museum in Mendoza (Arg.) is looking to expand the aircraft collection; see my Q&A-page

    TRAVEL: added My South Africa 2020 Travelogue, which has links to page on Soweto and wildlife at Game Lodges

    Phil Brooks shared a historic photo of DC-3 NC16009, w/ rh-side paxdoor; Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    Ken Swartz sent me an airtanker organisation update of some provinces in Canada; added on to Airtankers Id

    Michael Mayher shared some 1960s C-119 photos from his family album; C-119 Dossier, page #4

    Patrick Vos shared a photo by his father Willem Vos of an Air Siam C-54 Cargo; Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    PBY-5A N222FT is for sale, Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    TRAVEL: impression of Visit to Soweto,SA last month

    Ref below HP-641 Ron Mak shared a 1973 photo of this DC-6B at Panama, as FAP 401, on his gallery Page #4.

    Updated a page compiled in 2005 (!), regarding a preserved DC-6 (HP-641) in Cali, Colombia; Searchfor
    Added a 2018 photo by David Ruddlesden of Viscount HK-1708 on my Off-Airport Latin America

    Four ex/ Broooks Fuel DC-4's presently on auction at Fairbanks; details on updated Bliss with Brooks (2003)
    Updated an item of 2008 with March 2020 event featuring B337SGT-F Super Guppy Turbine, N941NA; Photos by Friends & Guests #13

    David Mullikin shared a C-119 photo of 48-319 with me for my C-119 Dossier page #4.

    Added Propliners around Johannesburg 2020

    William Swirsky shared a photo of Aero Service's DC-3 N88740, on my Aero Service page
    Greg Lee shared pics of DC-3's N24320 & N783A recenlty at Missoula's Museum of Mountain Flying (MMF): Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    Updated 'Joejoe's' gallery with the fate of Norseman N225BL, now preserved as CF-GUE
    Convair T-29 51-5123 lies derelict at the Bahamas, not on Bermuda as some sources may state. on Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    A photo shared on Facebook of An-24 JU-1027 in Mongolia is a welcome addition to my Off-Airport Asia

    Seair DHC-2 C-FPCG was damaged in attempt to steal it, damaging also 2 Harbour Air DHC-3T's; updated my YVR Seaplanes 2019
    Sean Keating shared a photo of KC-97 52-0895 (ex/ N1365D Erickson) preserved at Medford,OR; Sean's gallery

    Dirk Septer spans a career of DHC-2 c/n 1590 from 1997 to 2020 with 2 photos; his gallery on my website.

    Fred Barnes too shared a photo of Albatross N121FB, dated 09Oct1984; on Photos by Friends & Guests #60
    Updated some info on a Beech 18 airframe seen at El Mirage in 2018, could very well be N9159B (CA-242)

    Kurt Ariano identified an abandoned Beech 18 wreck near a lake in Ontario: CF-ZQH. On my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    Added a photo of Beech C-45 N9809Z at Liberty (Texas?) on Photos by Friends & Guests 60

    Mystery surrounds the illegal flight and crash of C-47 N62WS; photo by Phil Brooks on Photos by Friends & Guests 60

    Added a question on the DC-3-DST on my Q&A-page

    Ken Swartz shared an image of G-111 Albatross N121FB, I dug up some history to go with it.

    Dirk Septer shared 3 Catalina / Canso airframes he came across, in 2011,in New Zealand; his gallery on my website
    Ron Mak shared a photo of DC-3 PP-VBF on his gallery; sadly this VARIG DC-3 is no more
    Photo of DC-6 N151 in C-check signals the nearing end of its career in Alaska; Photos by Friends & Guests 60

    Restyled my Photos by Friends & Guests Page ONE, getting rid of most of the thumbnails

    Sadly C-47A preserved as Varig PP-VBF has been scrapped; Photos by Friends & Guests 60
    Updated the item on Beech 18 CF-PJG with a new photo, Photos by Friends & Guests 60
    Updated below item on N460WA with add'l details, on Sean's gallery

    Sean Keating found Douglas C-54E N460WA at Castle Airport (Atwater,CA; 23Jan20) in some maintenance. On Sean's gallery

    Joey Barnes has set his mind set on recovering another Beech 18 from Reindeer Lake, operated by Calm Air, as yet unidentified. HERE..
    Extensive update of 1971 propliners at Panama City take by Ron Mak; his gallery, page 4

    With great pleasure I can say that Joey Barnes, King of Obsolete, has the honour of getting my new Photos by Friends & Guests 60 started!
    Updated the history on Douglas C-54 'N2894C' (fake, c/n 10352) at Geraardsbergen,BE on my Photos by Friends & Guests 15

    Corrected the item on Neptune 209 (below) for missing photo and found a candidate! P-2H 135596/7Z-209. Check my California 2018 page

    Martin Forster, chasing up on the unidentified Neptune (209) at El Mirage Aviation Warehouse, concludes my Photos by Friends & Guests 59

    Added photo of Beech Seminole 58-3086 at Quartzsite,AZ on Sean Keating's gallery; perhaps more for the off-airport location than anything else

    Sean Keating went to check a venue on my Off-Airport Gallery for its current status as a restaurant in Tulare,CA.
    Coulson's C-130 Tanker 134 (N134CG) crashed 23Jan20 while fighting Australia's wildfires; updated Photos by Friends & Guests 58

    Updated my USA Southwest 2017 (page 2) for the fate of the remains DC-7 'African Queen' (N90804)

    Changed the status to SOLVED for CV580 YV-2448 on Plane Identity Mysteries; definitely ex/ HK-4334!

    Updated the item on Photos by Friends & Guests 18 for DC-3 N51938, removed from Vichy-Rolla airport now for a new career

    Two Chinese nationals have been found dead at the site of a 1973 plane crash in southern Iceland; C-117 c/n 43309 near Skógar.
    A photo of CV580, probably YV-2448 or YV-2446, stored in Venezuela is another item for my Plane Identity Mysteries
    Updated the info on Off-Airport Europe regarding 'Ristoaero', a CV440 near Rome's Fiumicino IAP
    Updated item on DC-6 HK-3627X, see propliners by Miguel Angel Rodriguez Franco

    Fred Streep shared images of DC-6 HK-3530X (c/n 43672) in Puerto Colombia with me; see my gallery Off-Airport Latin Americas.

    Added photos by Ken Swartz on his gallery

    Added a photo by Ken Swartz of L.188 N287F at Abbotsford, before scrapping; in support on the remains I sighted at Red Deer in Sep.2019

    Updated Dirk Septer's gallery on my website with a 2015 pic of SC-7 Skyvan N80GB of GB AirLink at KFLL.

    Jerry Vernon wrote me an update on DHC-2T C-FASA which I have on my Canada 2010 report, at Campbell River

    JoeJoe Prince documented the 2 stored Beech C-45's at Big Lake,AK recently (again); JoeJoe's propliners

    Added photos taken in 2007 to Kenneth Swartz's gallery on my website, including one for the Plane Mysteries (a G-73 Mallard)
    More details and photos added on the DeHavilland hulks on a farm near Delta,BC; Search for plane identities

    Several DHC-2 & DHC-3 hulks have surfaced near Delta,BC on a farm (?); added onto my Search for plane identities

    Ron Mak noted the updates on the DC-6 'drug runner' in Mexico and shared an earlier photo, of DC-6A briefly reg'd TG-TAO; on Ron Mak's gallery

    Juergen Scherbarth found DC-6 'HK-8621X' not scrapped, for new location of HK-3627X see propliners by Miguel Angel Rodriguez Franco

    Clive Turner identified DC-6 'HK-8621-X' (drug runner) at El Ojito, Mexico; on the propliner gallery by Miguel Angel Rodriguez Franco

    Added C-46D CF-IHR on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North; shared on Facebook, probably stolen from ASN (no credit)

    Martin Forster corrected me on a type I found in The Aviation Warehouse in 2018; now trying to further identify USN P-2 209

    Neville Webb explored a Hawker Hurricane crashsite on Newfoundland; his gallery on my website

    Updated Sean Keating's 'Vintage Planes & Recollections' on my website; Planes-turned-into-art found in South California's desert

    SAM's yard (the one with HU-16s) on E Drexel Rd, Tucson has been cleared out; updated my Tucson's Salvage Yards (2017)

    Photos by Gary Vincent bear witness of 'The Electric Beaver' on its 1st testflight. Photos by Friends & Guests #59.
    Lockheed L.188s of Air Spray, tail swapping involving N308D vs PK-RLD explained on my Red Deer 2006 page
    Updated (added details in text) on N396CG below, also on Photos by Friends & Guests #59.

    Convair CV240 N396CG has been moved from Camarillo to Shafter,CA - more on my Photos by Friends & Guests #59.

    Added an extensive history to DHC-3T C-GEND on my Vintage Planes @West Canada page, seen at the Victoria Water Aerodrome
    Added 3 2018 pics at Whistler's Green Lake Spb on Ken Swartz's gallery
    Added a fine photo of Faucett Perú C-54B OB-R-625 (ex/ Air America!) on Ron Mak's gallery PAGE #3.
    Most likely identified the tailsection seen at Red Deer a few weeks ago, Red Deer Revisited (2019)

    C-47 N514AC, configured as Spooky gunship, has been sold to France Large; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #59.
    Updated the info on Ron Mak's gallery about C-47A 'ET-T-1' preserved at Addis Ababa.

    Stefan Krause corrected some info on my ARM yard (2017) page plus added info; USA 2017 Arizona Salvage Yards
    While I was at it also identified the cockpit of 'Weather Herc' there.

    C-47 N514AC, configured as Spooky gunship, has been sold by Collings Foundation; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #59.

    Report of DC-3C N346AB donated to the Highland Lakes Squadron (of the CAF) on my Photos by Friends & Guests #59.

    Updated fate YS-11 PJ-WIK @St.Maarten and added submerged YS-11 @Aruba on Off-Airport Latin America
    Updated the fate of C-117D N9796N on Photos by Friends & Guests #19

    Updated Ron Mak's gallery with a fine batch of 1970s photos in Bolivia!

    Andreas Morgner found me a better pic of C-45 N460K abandoned at Nome,AK: Mystery Planes
    Mike Smyth sent me a photo with hope to get this ConvairLiner identified (and solved); Mystery Planes

    Updated my visits to Coolidge 2008 and Coolidge 2017 for the final leg of resident DC-7C N4887C to the Delta Flight Museum in Atlanta
    TRAVEL: Completed my West Canada 2019 travelogue, PAGE ONE and PAGE TWO. Page 3 is all about the ProRodeo event at Hanna, Alberta.

    TRAVEL: While I am still working on my overall West Canada 2019 page, I am almost done with the ProRodeo event on a seperate page.

    No work is ever complete, but my Canada 2019 pages are mostly done now; CANADA 2019 - Red Deer revisited - YVR Seaplanes

    DC-3 N41CQ has been sold by the Swedish owner and he ferried it to China last month; see my updated item on Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    More details on Brazil's PT-KYW and PT-KZF on my Photos by Friends & Guests #59.

    Nigel Kemp helped me to identify the T-28 Trojan at Nut Tree Airport seen last year: N130AS; CALIFORNIA 2018
    Perhaps a confusing situation at Pacatuba,Brazil: DC-3 PT-KZF or PT-KYW preserved there? Part swapped? Off-Airport Latin America
    Received confirmation the L.188 stored at Cascade Aerospace (Abbotsford) is C-GYCG; Photos by Friends & Guests #59.
    Adding updates but my CANADA 2019 report is ready to be published!

    A photo of a Beech 18 at a defunct gasstation @Vinemont, Alabama added onto my Off-Airport N.America

    C-47A N95460 was seen in tow over the road; clean out of Roger Brooks' boneyard? NEW: Photos by Friends & Guests #59

    Updated my account on CL-66B's at Saskatoon (2007), only CL-66B c/n 2 surviving at Kelowna,BC (in the boneyard).

    Rolf Larsson sent photos of CV440 SE-CCV, which recently crashed while registered as N24DR; NEW: Photos by Friends & Guests #59

    EC-130Q N134CG has been converted to T134 for Coulson, now operational; closing photo for my Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    Updated Ron Mak's Propliners #3 with a 1992 pic of CV440 N24DR, recently crashed, and other pics of his visit

    Updated my Q&A-page with question & answer on Convair used in Cannonball film, + t/t ‘Las Vegas Express’

    Added C-47D ex/ Yugo AF 7319 on Off-Airport EUR

    Sadly DC-3 N437GB ditched near Nassau 18Oct19; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #58.

    Updated my Greybull 2014 page with news of a new home for C-119 N3003

    Updated my Off-Airport N.America with a recent sighting of Martin 4-0-4 N255S

    Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests 27 about the Soplata Collection - reduced to Planetags?

    Updated, added details and photo, to the crash of CV440 N24DR on my Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    Updated one of my earliest webpages, DC-3 Page 3, with details of where D-CXXX (1), ex/ G-AMPZ, ended up recently.

    Added a pictorial update of the Carvair wreck on the Chandalar River bank in Alaska; Abandoned Plane Wreck of the North
    Updated an older page, pics by Rick Patton at Greybull,WY with info on C-118A BuN.152689 (now N747CE)
    Added a 14Sep19 pic of C-118A N747CE at Bethel,AK on JoeJoe's Alaska photos
    Updated my Visit to Coolidge,AZ 2008 with details on the crash of IAR's N119TG (ex/ N138FF)

    Photo by JoeJoe Prince showing DC-6B N151 09Sep19 on his gallery, relevant for its supcoming preservation

    CV440 N24DR crashed on 11Sep19 while on approach into Toledo,OH; Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    Fred de Ruiter shares a 2019 photo of DC-6 YU-AFF at Ljubljana IAP; Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    JoeJoe Prince caught Ptarmigan Air's DHC-2 N734Q on a fine take off; JoeJoe's gallery (page #2)

    C-131B N7813B has found a new home at the Yankee Air Museum; Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    Updated my page on C-47 N12907 / '349926' at the Carolinas Aviation Museum

    Found a pictorial update of C-131B N1360D stored at Roswell,NM; Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    Update on the transport of the Lockheed Starliner, a failed project, from Maine to Germany this week.
    Updated the item on the 3 ex/ Israeli C-47s for sale by Global Industries at Villeneuve,ALB; AlCan 2006 page 2.

    Ken Swartz was roadtripping though eastern parts of the USA last may for planes; added onto Ken's vintage propliners gallery

    Ulrich F. Hoppe sent me a fine photo of C-47 HC-ALD preserved at Tabatinga in Brasil; Off-Airport Latin Americas
    Ken Swartz shared an 'ugly duckling': N540GW is a turbine-converted Grumman G.44 Widgeon; Ken's propliners gallery on my website

    Russ Norwood shared an interesting 1968 photo of a USAF C-119, taken at Pope Field,NC; C-119 Info Page #4
    Dirk Septer wrote a few years ago an article about Vancouver Island Air (VIA); text reproduced on Dirk's aviation gallery

    Report on the Airshow Wings of Freedom 2019 event, near Ede (NL) 24Aug19.
    Gerben Tornij shows the reason why 9Q-CUK (ES-AKE) 'Congo Queen' was (a.o.) absent from D-Day75; Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    Updated my California 2018 report for Beech 18 N141ZA, restoration complete and handed over to new owner
    Added the US Wildfire Air Tanker Base Directory (2019) to my Airtanker page
    Corrected a misidentification & wrote history on 'Vera Lynn II' on the Basler pics below, Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    Simon Paul visited the EAA Venture 25Jul19 and shares some Basler photos & info on my Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    JoeJoe Prince shared a photo of Everts Air's N251CE visiting Bethel,AK; JoeJoe's propliners and bushplanes

    Updated my Parco Tematico dell' Aviazione report concerning the move of C-47 mm61826 to the Czech Republic
    Updated my Off-Airport Europe with a GE screendump showing the location of DC-3 SX-ECF preserved

    Found another picture of DC-3 HK-2820 off the runway Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    DC-3 HK-2820 of Aliansa was involved in a runway excursion; Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    Updated my Rimini 2008 page with news of the move of DC-3 mm61826 (c/n 4380)

    Added something on the 'speedpack' in my background info on the Lockheed Constellation
    Roy Blewett located DC-3 'ETM-6043' on GE, updated my Off-Airport Latin America
    On my Off-Airport N.America I added a HU-16 preserved on the Missouri stateline, near a liquor store
    Chris Ogden provided more data (lat/long coördinates) on the Yukon C-47 mystery wreck
    Ken Swartz shared a recent photo of the 'Geo' BT67 C-GGSU, published on Ken's propliner gallery.

    Editted some details and webpage layout on Conroy 'Skymonster' 9G-LCA

    Ian Whitlock shares a photo of 'Dutch Cat' PH-PBY at its new home New Smyrna Beach; Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    On Paul Weston's Alaska Flying added DHC-2 N37741 on a summers day in a crater lake called Jewel Lake

    Casey Lasota sent me 2 pics for my Abandoned Plane Wrecks: C-82A N208M and Carvair N103 both derelict in Alaska

    TRAVEL: added UK2019 traveloque, ENGLAND and SCOTLAND

    The C-47 in Bangkok, near Seacon Square Mall, on Off-Airport Asia updated with a GE image for its location

    Added derelict Beech SNB-5 N10909 on my Off-Airport N.America
    On Off-Airport Asia added a C-47 in Bangkok, near Seacon Square Mall. Identity unknown.
    And also on Off-Airport Asia a C-123 42 kms from Bangkok, ex/ RTAF 289 (USAF 57-6289): now 'Coffee 123'

    Fred Barnes went to 'Daks over Duxford' on different dates than I did and shares some on Photos by Friends & Guests #58

    Added BT-67 N141PR, converted last year, to Ken Swartz' gallery, noted 01Jul19 at Oshawa,Ont. To Enterprise Air?

    Ken Swartz took stock of the plucked DC-3 C-GJDM at Peterborough (YPQ); his gallery on my website
    Received an update of disassembly C-119 N5216R in progress: C-119 N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV

    Updated my Daks over Duxford (2019) Page 2 with some other aircraft present; all done now, my goodness..

    An unidentified forward fuselage / cockpit section appeared at Idaho Falls Reg'l AP ('Mainliner Los Angeles'). Photos by ... #58

    Michael Prophet shared some info & photos for my D-DAY 75 PAGE-1

    Updated D-DAY 75 PAGE-1 on typos and added some additional pictures

    Fourth and final page on recent aviation finds & visits in England & Scotland: Norfolk and Suffolk Aviation Museum

    Item on DC-3A NC33644 'Western Airlines' on my Photos by Friends & Guests #58
    Someone made an effort to list (recent) active DC-3's (world-wide), published on WIX forum and copied to my Photos by ... #58
    Updated D-DAY 75 PAGE-1 and PAGE-2 with comments (DoN) and info.

    Pending correction for typos, a few additions and possible contributions Daks over Duxford (2019) Page 2 is now public

    Page 1 of Daks over Duxford (2019), dedicated to D-Day Squadron, is about done; next is the European participants to this unique event

    Found I had never fully corrected N877MG's c/n mistaken as 25638 to the widely accepted c/n 20806; DC-3 Page 2

    Making progress with my D-Day 75 Years at Duxford IWM, the page on D-Day Squadron about half way complete (need more history details)

    Eric Rutter opened Photos by Friends & Guests #58, sharing derelict Beech G18S N233H of Renfro's at Bethel,AK

    Bob Parmerter shared the history of C-45 N460K (see below); Search For Identities updated
    Updated item on Photos by Friends & Guests #56 on BAHF's grounded C-97 N117GA in need of replacement engine
    Updated my page on a 2005 visit to the Carolinas Aviation Museum with news on upcoming closure this year...

    The unidentified Beech 18 wreck at Nome,AK has been identified, thanks to Bob Parmerter: Search For Identities
    Received an update by John Wills of disassembly in progress: C-119 N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV
    Scott Alford sent me an update w/ photo of DHC-3T of Superior Airways in a new colourscheme, Photos by Friends & Guests #57

    Added an unidentified Beech 18 wreck at Nome,AK on my Search For Identities gallery
    While ending MyBlog 2019Q2 I opened a new one for this 3rd quarter of 2019

    Updated the caption of DHC-2 N94DC with details of its recent crash; Dirk Septer's vintage propliners
    Added on my Q&A page a search in CIA and/or MI6 involvement during German coverts ops into Congo-Léopoldville (1960s 'Congo Crisis')

    Philippe Lavigne shared two N2501 Noratlas photos for my website; Photos by Friends & Guests #57
    Updated my UK 2019 report (work in progress) with Twin Pioneer G-APRS and a RAF Jet Provost in a beer garden...

    Started my webreport UK2019 on recent travel to England. First to be detailed are HS.748s VH-AMQ & VH-AHL at Southend (SEN).

    BT-67 C-FKGL of North Star Air went down into a lake, see my Photos by Friends & Guests #57
    Philippe Lavigne added info on the NorAtlas transport Gabriel variant on my Scanned Archive

    C-119 N5216R is being dismantled at Battle Mountain,NV for transport - photo on Photos by Friends & Guests #57

    Update my Photos by Friends & Guests #54 with the location of DC-6 N666SQ in North Pole,AK
    Updated and weeded out dead LINKS

    Added a vintage advertisement of DC-4 flights by KLM to Miami
    Updated my Off-Airport Asia page, an ex/ Thai military (Navy?) C-123 preserved near Muak Lek in Thailand

    Updated my Off-Airport Asia page, the item on DC-3 'Sister Ann' in Japan

    Updated my page on DC-3 'Betsy' VR-HDB with a pic of 'sistership' VR-HDA, also in Hong Kong
    Updated my Canada 2007: Gimli page with a 2016 view of C-46F C-GIBX, another pic by Jean Vouillon
    C-54 N74AF was added on my Off-Airport gallery, located on PR 107 near Aguadilla IAP, Puerto Rico

    Updated my Canada 2007: Gimli page with a current view of C-46F C-GIBX; a sale awaits a final conclusion

    Updated fate (scrapped) of USAF C-119 at Granbury,TX on C-119 Dossier, page #4
    Restyled & updated my page Visit to Buffalo Aws at Red Deer,ALB in 2006
    Joshua Lester shared an update for my Off-Airport NAm: C-97 hulk at Unalakleet,AK

    Updated my Coventry Air Museum visit in 2011 with details of D-CXXX (ex/ G-AMRA) and D-CXXX (ex/ G-AMPZ) in Berlin

    DC-6 I-DIMA in Italy added onto my Off-Airport Europe

    Updated my Off-Airport Asia for Thai AF C-47A 'JIG 112' at a gasstation on Route 36 in Thailand

    Updated my Off-Airport Asia for Thai AF C-47A c/n 9414 with a 2019 pic
    Bill van Dyck shared a video on FB showing DC-7 N4887C at Coolidge moving under own power! Coolidge Airport,AZ 2008

    Update on C-130 N118TG on my page Visit to Coolidge Airport,AZ 2008
    Photo of S-2 N436DF / Tanker 100 as art in Phildelphia, on my Off-Airport N.America
    A C-46 (unidentified) preserved in Udon Thani (Thailand) has been nicely repainted; Off-Airport Asia

    Identity check on 'ETM-6043' near Monterrey would be most welcome; Off-Airport Latin America

    Updated my Off-Airport Latin America with a recent photo of C-54A HK-136
    Updated my Off-Airport Europe with news that Vickers Viscount SE-IVY was removed from a theme park

    Update on derelict DC-3 N51938 in Missouri, on my Photos by Friends & Guests #18.

    Updated the details on DC-3 C-GJKM on my page Visit Yellowknife 2006 regarding recent landing in open terrain

    Vickers Viscount G-AZNA, off-airport in Belgium, is reportedly for sale

    Updated and restyled my Visit to Air Spray at Red Deer (2006)

    Today I went to the opening of Thijs Postma's exhibition '100 years KLM' at the Nederlands Transport Museum

    John Vogel sent me 'before & after' pics of C-53 N8336C, since 2018 done up in fine Chinese 'Civil Air Transport' livery

    Updated my gallery Here & There, in Holland with images of Fokker F.27 'PH-NIV' gate guard at Schiphol

    William Swirsky sent me a photo of N88740 for my page DC-3 N5000E & Aero Service Corp

    Another Kenting C-47 plane wreck 'surfaced', which is which (CF-OOY vs CF-OOV); Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
    Photos on Paul Weston's gallery of C-119 N5216R seem to reopen discussion on the identity of N5216R at Battle Mountain,NV

    Mike Smyth again commented on a 'plane mystery' and seems right on the nail identifying DC-4 N32DR at McAllen,TX.
    Simon Beck wrote me a while ago a suggestion for the mystery C-119 'N801W': N8501W?
    Updated my Cherbourg (D-Day 70th anniversary) page with news DC-3A HB-IRJ has been sold to Turkey

    Ken Swartz shared a few Nov.2018 photos taken in British Columbia; his gallery on my website

    Starliner N8083H has arrived at JFK's TWA terminal, approaching final stage of becoming part of a lounge; Photos by Friends & Guests, #57

    Updated Ken Swartz' gallery with three recent photos

    Restyled my page South Coast Airways Surrenders

    Updated details of the 2018 crash of Dragon Rapide 'G-AHXW' at Abbotsford on my Photos by Friends & Guests, #55
    Updated my Friends & Guests, #39 , details on Turbo Dak C-GEAI suffering not once but twice incidents on Antarctica, but both time repaired and flown out.
    Updated my 2009 page on a visit to Dubendorf's air museum with news that JU-Air suspends all Ju-52 ops
    On my Unidentified Planes I have added a red Beech C-45, roadside I-25 south of Augusta,GA (25 miles from its previous location)

    Added an unidentified Beech 18 on my Off-Airport gallery, roadside I-25 south of Augusta,GA

    Added CV580 ZS-LYL to my Off-Airport (Africa) gallery

    Added C-47B P2-003 onto my Off-Airport Asia page, it sits at a pub 'Amaroo Tavern' in Moree,NSW

    Restyled Bob Schultz' account on his career which includes air-to-air & interior photos of DC-3 N950

    Starliner N8083H has made it from Auburn,ME to New York City; updated my Starliners @Auburn 2009 & 2011 visits

    C-47 C-FDTH at Red Deer is in fact C-FBAE (now severely stripped of parts for restoring C-FDTD at St.Hubert); Friends & Guests, #57

    Updated my visit to the Coventry Air Museum in 2011, on G-AMRA, that this C-47B saw its restoration at Berlin-Schönefeld terminated

    Restyled my DC-3 Fly Inn at Lelystad 2006 page (deleted the thumbnails)

    Buffalo's C-54G C-GBNV is now at Red Deer and outfitted as sprayer (budworm, oil pollution at sea, et cetera); Photos by Friends & Guests, #57

    Restyled my webpage dedicated to DDA's modest 25th anni celebrations in 2007

    Restyled my webpage dedicated to flightseeing over Holland in DDA's DC-3 PH-DDZ (2005)

    Nigel Aylmer suggested a cockpit found at Wade Salvage (Atco,NJ) to be of Convair 880 N804AJ; Plane identities..
    Updates on Ron Mak's gallery for A-26B N500MR plus photos & history on Canso's C-FPQO (N427CV) and 5B-PBY (N315KM)
    Cessna Crane CF-LED was added to the Nanton air museum in Alberta (item has link to my 2007 report of the museum). Photos by Friends ..., Page 57

    Came across a vintage photo of R4D-1 (C-47) XA-GEU; no history of what happened to it. Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57
    Added the A-26B Invader on my Off-airport (N/Am) page

    FAA's DC-7 N464 has been suggested as the unidentified FAA propliner at Wade Salvage (Atco,NJ); Searching for identification
    Found in DC-6B N90756 a better candidate for the remaining airframe at Wade's Salvage (Atco,NJ); Searching for identification

    DC-3 HK-2494 of Laser Aéro (Colombia) crashed yesterday, with sadly all occupants fatal; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57
    Hector Vazquez sent me a better photo of the Douglas wreck at Wade's Salvage, Atco,NJ; searching for identification
    Tanker 68, DC-6 N90739, was scrapped at Redmond,OR in 2007; fwd fuselage now at Wade Salvage. Photos by Ted Quackenbush

    CF-TES will move from Winnipeg to Poland, transported General Kazimierz Sosnkowski during WW2 Page 57
    C-121 HI-393 and DC-3 HH-CNE survive at Santo Domingo-SDQ; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57

    Mystery 'Big Doug' wreck at Wades Salvage Inc (Atco,NJ) added on my Plane Mysteries

    A nice update with a winter photo at Selkirk (Man.) for my gallery on Rich Hulina's Bush Flying Captured

    TRAVEL - report of visit to Texel plus a few sidetrips

    C-119 N5216R, longtime resident of Battle Mountain,NV has been acquired by Rolling Boxcar! See My Visit Battle Mntn and Photos by Friends & Guests 53

    Editted my Alaska/Canada 2006 PAGE 2 webpage, got rid of the thumbnails
    Same for Aero Space Museum (2006)

    Editted my AlCan 2006 webpage, got rid of the thumbnails

    Added a few details on C-47 'Sister Ann' displayed near Lake Hamamatsu,Japan on my Off-Airport Asia gallery
    And added DH.114 Heron JA6159 on that same gallery, my Off-Airport Asia
    And on that same gallery update on Fokker F.27s preserved at People's Park, Yangon, Myanmar; XY-ADZ and XY-AEW
    On my page about submerged DC-3 and C-46 near Bimini I have posted an update on the C-46

    Captured some screendumps while catching up on Planesavers videos, E34-E46; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57
    Reworked my Yellowknife 2006 (page 2) page, quit epleased with the result and happy memories!

    'Yukon' Cornelis forwarded me a vintage DC-3 photo, of Delta's N57539, which has bearing on the disappearance of ECT-035 (ex/ T3.25)

    Opened a new aviation page on my website, a gallery named Here & There, in Holland

    Reworked my Yellowknife 2006 (page 1) page

    Ron Mak sent me a very fine 1973 photo of DC-3 G-AMPO in support of the Macedonian Aviation history; Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57
    Ron Mak contributed a photo for the Searchfor gallery, of DC3's stored at Manilla, now two at Charlie's Hangar Hostel
    A sizeable series of 1977 photos taken at Quito's aviation museum were added to Ron Mak's page #3 gallery
    Ron also shared with me a 1983 photo of SX-ECD (& SX-ECF) stored at Athens (LGAT) airport, relevant to Off-Airport Europe
    And Ron found some (4) 1993 photos of C-47 SX-ECF preserved at Helliunikon-HEW, also on his Ron Mak's page #3

    An extended account on Macedonian Aviation (1972-1974) opens a new edition of Photos by Friends & Guests, page 57!
    Jim Monahan made me aware of the role DC-3 N26MA (Paralift / PM Leasing) plays in The Corrs video, 'Breathless'. Page 57.

    Daniel Bourque sent me a photo of Fairchild F.27J CF-GND, crashed in 1968 and featured on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
    DC-3 N33611 is for sale, though also expected to participate in the Daks over Normandy 2019 event; specs of c/n 34378 HERE...

    Roger Byron-Collins wrote me interesting background of DC-3 G-AMPO in the early-1970s; DC-3 Page 3

    Added Google Earth screendumps to indicate the 'Off-Airport' DC-3 location in Athens,Greece.
    Added an item on DC-3 C-GJDM at Peterborough,ONT for its use as parts supply refurbishing N308SF 'Night Fright', HERE..

    Item dedicated on Mikey McBryan's 'Plane Savers' intitiative and Vlog; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #56

    Added a report by Kyle G. Cameron of visit to crash site HU-16 7237 onto my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the Arctic North
    Addition to my Off-Airport Latin America gallery, a DC-6 (most likely HK-3530X) in Puerto Colombia
    Another addition to my Off-Airport Latin America gallery: DC-3 HC-ALD in Tabatinga, Brazil

    C-47B SX-ECD now adorns Restaurant Dekatria in Athens,Greece; see my Off-Airport Europe.

    The 2 C-47s at Charlies Hostel in San Juan, Philippines have finally been identified, Searchfor..
    Noted that Buffalo did a bulksale of DC-3s at Red Deer to Basler Turbo Conversions; update on my Red Deer 2006 report

    Sadly Turbine DC-3-65TP N467KS crashed 21Jan19 in Ohio, both crew fatally injured; Photos by Friends & Guests #56

    Phil Brooks forwarded a Facebook post by Henry Toh as a screendump to me, fit for my Asia Off-Airport Gallery

    John Olin agreed to share a few vintage C-119 photos on my C-119 dossier, page 4


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