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, they say: is history!
2001 - 2018, and counting...
In 2013 I started a series of photo albums on Blurb.com, 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 Blurb.com website.
Most subjects will be on non-aviation subjects:
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These are the updates:
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
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'.
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
This website was started in Feb.2001. See Old News