On a regular basis people sent me photos, to share their enthusiasm for vintage airliners or to illustrate a question. These photos have been lingering in a scrapbook or a discarded box somewhere and/or probably wouldn't find their way to Online-use or publication. |
To prevent them from getting lost, with permission of the sender, I would like to share them on this page.
Photos already online (personal websites, airliners.net, jetphotos.net, etc) are not meant to be included here.
|David Fogwill visited the China Aviation Museum, which used to be referred to as the Datangshan Air Museum
See my Datangshan Index page for more on this unique Chinese aerospace museum, including David's list of aircraft he has seen on display
sent me this image in Jan.2012 while he wrote:
Jürgen Scherbarth found this slide in his collection and could not identify C-GNCW; so we have another mystery on our hands!
Alexandre Avrane, of AeroTransport Data Bank www.aerotransport.org, is in support of the same theory: "I would presume this was a mispaint for C-FNCW, c/n 7."
See details on Canada's CL-66s my on my page a visit to Saskatoon in 2007.
| Malcolm Gow wrote me in Jan.2012:
"Came across your web page of the Cuatro Vientos aviation museum, whilst investigating this Stratocruiser I 'd photographed at Madrid.
I took this picture in Jan. 2011 and it shows some preservation. And I attached a photo of the CASA 207 too."
| Ken Kula wrote me: "I just passed through your airborne tanker page and saw you needed some Conair Firecat photos. I saw 4 in action during the Abbotsford BC Canada air show in August 2009."
Conair (Firecat) Tanker 69 is C-FOPY (c/n 019), Tanker 74 is C-FEFK (c/n 014),
Tanker 75 is C-FEFX (c/n 031) and Tanker 76 is C-FJOH (c/n 34)
|From Roger Botting I received this image of the remarkable Junkers W34H, tailnumber 407 (c/n 2823)
Roger visited the Museo Aerspecial Colombiana in Nov.2011
Junkers W 34 was a German-built, single-engine, passenger and transport aircraft. Developed in the 1920s, it was taken into service in 1926. The passenger version could take a pilot and five passengers.
| Further to his contribution below, Dennis J. Fisher sent an image of another deHavilland product: DHC-6-300 Twin Otter C-GIGK of Osprey Wings, also visiting Saskatoon; seen here on Christmas Day 2011.
C-GIGK has c/n 492 and was registered to Osprey Wings 01Oct2009
Ewald Lang sent me these images in Dec.2011; he wrote: "I have for you some photos taken by myself in 1952/53, when I was a radio operator with the 64th TC Sqd., flying C-119's from Ashiya AFB Japan to Korea."
| Ron Mak wrote me: "My compliments for those last two Canada uploads on your site!
It did made me stumble on something: the Canso in the Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (Halifax), CF-HFL, I had seen it on Goose Bay! This was on 14May1987; it took special permission through Mike Whitehead, of the museum at Halifax, to visit this derelict Canso.
CF-HFL had been transported on 27Oct1986 by Chinook helicopter to Goose Bay and was transported later to the museum in Halifax - by ship or barge I think."
"On the close up with me in it, you'll see a huge hole in the fuselage: the badge of the Eastern Provincial Airways (EPA) had been taken out quite savagely, by vandals or souvenir hunters."
| Dennis J. Fisher sent me this image on 29Nov2011, from Saskatoon:
Dennis wrote: "C-FXRI is a 1958 deHavilland DHC-3 with a new engine! It flew in from the north, and is operated by Osprey Wings out of LaRonge."
C-FXRI has c/n 258 and was registered on 22Apr87 for Osprey Wings Ltd of LaRonge, Saskatchewan.
Karl E. Hayes wrote a monograph on the DHC-3 Otter, exploring in detail the individual histories; from his work I quote:
VH-SBT continued in service on TAA's 'Sunbird' services within PNG until 1st November 1966,
when it was ferried from Lae to Bankstown airfield near Sydney, where it was soon joined by VHSBR
CF-XRI entered service with Air West Airlines, flying from its Vancouver base, alongside its fleet of
Beavers and Twin Otters.
The Otter remained parked at Vancouver for a time, until sold to Osprey Wings Ltd of Missinipe,
Saskatchewan, to whom it was registered in April 1987.
Darryl Gibbs wrote me:
"There were only two propliners at the Temora Air Show last Saturday, but they were both well worth seeing!
Dakota VH-TMQ was up from Essendon and VH-EAG, the HARS Connie, came down from Albion Park and looked great as well.
|Rolf Larsson wrote me: "You received a picture of SE-ACZ at Stockholm-Bromma Airport, taken by Carl Clementzlor, grandfather of my friend Tommy Clementzlor.
In the background of the picture is a C-54, which Carl Clementzlor also pictured and here it is; not too often one can see good colour pictures from the mid-1940s !"
The background seems to show a Curtiss C-46 Commando..? -Webmaster)
wrote me nov.2011: "I found this slide of a Fokker F.XII in my collection. I supply it together with a little story and hope that the readers of your superb site will enjoy it!
Behind this Fokker you can see a C-54, USAAF 42-72505. Soon I will supply a picture and some info about it..."
"The photo of SE-ACZ on the apron at Bromma was taken by my grandfather Carl Clementzlor, in winter 1945-1946. The photographer of her wreck (below) is unknown."
"Fokker F XII SE-ACZ (c/n 5303) was delivered to AB Aerotransport on 29Feb1932.
Initially it was used on flights to Amsterdam and Berlin, radiating from Malmö until 1936, when Bromma was inauguratated and became the main hub.
Originally it had wheel-spats but after landing on wet grass in Hamburg , the spats were filled with clay, resulting in a ground loop... Consequently the spats were removed!
On 01Jan1946 it was sold to Svensk Flygtjänst at Bromma airport, Stockholm.
It was frequently used on so called 'kikhosteflygningar', children infected by whooping-cough were wrapped in blankets and taken aloft to 10.000 feet. The thin, cool and humid air on that level had a positive effect on their recovery.
Unfortunately this beautiful machine was destroyed in a hangar fire on 09Apr1947, together with SE-APH, a Dragon Rapide also belonging to Svensk Flygtjänst. Her pilot burst into tears when he saw the sad remains of his beloved plane! It had been newly overhauled..."
| Ron Hargrove sent me an update (see bottom page) of his military collection at his
'World War II Military Vehicle Federation Museum', in Florala(AL).
And this is what happened to his DC-3 N134D, passed it on to a museum in Florida:
Peruvean C-54 OB-R-247, seen here at Lima - Jorge Chavez Airport, on 05DEC1973.
|Jürgen Scherbarth wrote me in Dec.2011, for this mystery:
I found this strange plane in my slide collection. Do you have any idea about the real identity of this ugly looking C-54 conversion?
The slide must have been taken somewhere in Colombia in 1985."
What is the significance or meaning of the titles 'Aero Descanso'?
'HJL-27' is probably a poor attempt for a fake registration, but perhaps also a link to the original one?
Lawrence Spivey wrote me in Oct.2011:
"I took this photo around summer of 93'. I was in the military and jumping at St Mere Eglise DZ on Ft Bragg (NC).
I was looking up the "N" number and came across your web page, about AUTEC. I'm sending this pic because I thought you might enjoy seeing it. "
'Scudrunner' published this photo on the AvCanada Forum:See for more on this Mystery DC-3 in the Yukon
| "I've found the mystery C-54 with the brown cheatline! Seen here at the air show in Washington state."
This N96359 is C-54E c/n 27330 ex/ 44-9104 - see for the full story the link above.
Reinhard Zinabold shot this glorious take off by Beech 18 C-FNKL:
I undertook a similar trip in 2008
This is a photo of a Dornier Do-27B-1 in Israeli Air Force colours that I recently (Sep. 2011?) took at the
Juneau Int'l Airport, inspite of the driving rain!
|Roger Botting wrote me (Aug.2011): "Thought these may interest you, I took them this last April while in
| Ron Hargrove sent me this today, 20Nov2011:
Ron wrote: " I am close to finishing the static display !"
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