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 Curtiss C-46 and the Douglas DC-6.
Soon followed by the Lockheed Constellation plus a page about a visit (my first dedicated propliner visit abroad) to Sharjah (U.A.E.), featuring the Antonov An-8/An-12 and Ilyushin Il-18).
Later the TRAVEL Pages ('Travelogue') were added and indeed, a Blog.
In recent years I added my streetphotography and other dedicated non-aviation subjects.
In my About Me one can read how the vintage aviation interest grew and declined.
2001 - 2021+ = TWENTY+ YEARS! (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.).
These books can be ordered directly from the Blurb.com website. Some titles also through Amazon.com
Most subjects will be on non-aviation subjects:
Since the amount of work on the website is increasingly becoming an issue for me, please consider the following pointers, when sending an email and/or photos:
ALWAYS, ALWAYS, ALWAYS... INCLUDE THE URL (LINK) TO THE WEBPAGE WHEN REFERRING TO SOMETHING ON MY WEBSITE !
State the subject of your email, why is it of interest
Where and when was the image taken; make it clear if you do not want to see it used on my website
Who is the copyrightholder of the image; did you take the photo?
Do not send more than six photos (the size is of no concern)
Always sign with your name, I do not reply to emails otherwise
These are the updates:
Created a subdomain for my streetphotography: https://streets.ruudleeuw.com
Lucio Alfiero provided a useful list of C-119G's in Italian AF (AMI), identifying 46-34 on C-119 Dossier #4
Clive Turner helped me on further details C-119 46-96, Rolf Larsson 1970 pic on my C-119 Dossier Page 4
STREETPHOTOGRAPHY. Added a new gallery: Photographers caught in the act
A modest continuation publishing from my aviation archive; colour (new) and black & white
Ken Swartz forwarded me a link to a YouTube video detailing the recovery of Cat C-FNJE. See my Abandoned Wrecks page.
Eric Jacobson forwarded me a link to The Evenening Standard archive (1954) detailing Aero Services
Update on DC-3s N400MF & N763A on
Photos by Friends & Guests #65: one for sale, one awaiting repairs
Added a list to my page on Nederlands Transport Museum of its aviation exhibits
On my Photos by Friends & Guests #65 I added something about a DC-4 and a Bristol Freighter wrecks at Bronson Creek,B.C.
Update on DC-3 N12BA (cn10035) in Russia on my Lake Elsinore,CA 2008 report.
Another Catalina from DownUnder, 'Pepsi Cat' moved to Cressy Aerodrome (Vic): on Photos by Friends & Guests #65
Fate of a Houseboat in Oz updated.
Update (photos) of restoration Catalina RK-A at Moorabin Air Museum on Photos by Friends & Guests #65
Victor Bout was released yesterday in a prisoner swap between Russia and the USA
Updated the gallery of Ken Swartz for N983DC 'Yukon Sourdough'
Updated Neville Webb's Aviation History Page with details of the historic Flying Flea
TRAVEL: four pages Travelogue on ROME 2022: Classico + Streetphotography + Black and white + Urban Art
Added on Off-Airport Asia a C-47 in Thailand (shared on Facebook bu Peter Pgt), at a gasstation; but no exact loaction nor identity.
John wrote me a glowing review for my page Remember Aviation Reference Books! Thanks John!
N29TN has been saved from scrapping, it has found a new home, see update on my USA 2012 visit to TransNorthern
DC-3A N25646 is still for sale, price slashed to US$229.000; see Photos by Friends & Guests #17 (updated)
Aidan Curley sent me photos of Propliners at HD Trailers LLC (salvage yard), south of Victorville on Hwy 395
STREETS. Updated a page long neglected: added 3 pix of street musicians @Rome on Musicians in the Public Domain
Added an Index Page for My Streetphotography
On Neville Webb's gallery added a fine pic of CAVOK's An-12 UR-CNN (15Oct22)
Viper Transitions are forced to abandon its project with N29TN and have decided to scrap this C-117D; See my visit to TransNorthern 2012
Michael O'Rance shared a photo on FB/Aviation Wrecks and relics of C-47B P2-002 @Port Moresby, Airways Hotel. Off-airport
I was very sad to hear Ed Stewart, ex/ Aero Services, died 09Oct22. R.I.P. We made a point of visiting him in 2017: USA 2017
Updated my Greybull 2014 Report with info that the aerial tanker museum there seems to be closed
Added 2 photos of DHC-2 N5143G at Bethel,AK on JoeJoe's gallery, PAGE 3
'Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North' has posts (2009 & 2017) of C-46F N67982
abandoned @Nullaq Lake, Alaska.
Jacob C. wrote me a July 2022 update, with aerial photos!
Walter van Brempt opens Photos by Friends & Guests #65 with Part II of his Alaska 2022 Round UP.
Raymond Smith is the closing contributor to Photos by Friends & Guests #64 with pix & details of EC-121K BuN.135754
Report on the Aviodrome Fly-IN 31Aug22, also featuring the Fokker Four 40 years jubilee
P-3C BuNo.161008 was offered on GSA Auctions but seems the reserved price was not met: Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Neville Webb sent me several photos of DHC-2 C-FODB at Igloo Lake, added onto his gallery on my website
And Rolf Larsson sent me an update on Beech 18 ex/F-BUOP at Cannes-Mandelieu airport, repainted all white; Off-Airport Europe
Added 2 photos of the (closed) Michelangelo Da Vinci (Planes) Restaurant/Pizzeria near Rome, Italy; Off-Airport Europe
Added 3 photos of propliner visitors into Bethel,AK onto JoeJoe's gallery, starting PAGE 3
Michael Klein shared his USAFE memoirs, he was stationed at Rhein-Main Airbase (Germany) 1967 - 1971 and commuted on DC-3 aircraft
The arty 'Burning Man Lodestar' seems to have found a buyer and to have ended up in the UK! See my Searchfor mysteries
Harry Sluyter needs help identifying 2 propliners pic'd in 1970 (MIA) & 1995 (Sta. Domingo). On my Q&A page
Added DC-7C G-AOIE on my Off-Airport (Europe) gallery
Added a series of recent Alaska photos by Walter van Brempt on Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Three more pix on David Perston's gallery, final addition to his Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre report (2021)
Added 3 pix on David Perston's gallery here, adding to his Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre report (2021)
(Non-aviation) Closed MyBlog-2022Q2 and opened Quarter 3
Added a photo of DC-3 @Charlie's Hangar Surf Hostel, an aerial photo of their DC-3 and hostel; Off-airport Asia
Added 2 photos on David Perston's gallery here, adding to his Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre report (2021)
Updated the item on Beech 18 CF-PJG on my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North «CANADA (other than Nunavut)»
Added a photo of Italian AF C-119 46-90 to my C-119 Dossier #4
Added photo of C-118B 51-17652 plus history details (131603, N9041B, N104DH, fate ???), see DC-6 INFORMATION
Beech D18S N73E ended up Disney’s Castaway Cay island; see my Off-Airport gallery (North America)
Added on my Greybull visit 1994 an Air Classics (1992) article, 'Bombers of Greybull' by Michael O'Leary (.pdf)
Added on the Off-Airport (Asia) EC-47P 43-49703 at Ripley's in Pattaya, Thailand; it's c/n has not been identified yet (ex/ SVNAF)
Phil Brooks visited the storm damaged DC-3 N139JR @Columbus,IN and sent photos: Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Added more photos provided by Laurie Ford to my Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Report on today's overdue revisit to the Netherlands Transport Museum (NTM)
Added a few bushplanes at the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (12-2021) by David Perston on his gallery
TRAVEL: Glasgow May 2022 added, PAGE 1 | PAGE 2 (MURALS)
Laurie Ford sent me an interesting photo (by Lewis Tappan) of Lockheed PO-2W Warning Star BuN. 145934 (1049A-5515), Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Phil Brooks forwarded me a photo of DC-3 (N139JR?) upside down at Columbus,IN. See Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Updated David Perston's gallery on my website with DHC-2's N590RS & C-FOCV in 2021
90 years after her transatlantic flight, Amelia Earhart celebrated as trailblazer: Neville Webb's gallery
Update on the status of DC-3 N87T (ex/ Tol Air), now in Rhode Island; Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Xavier Ferrer emailed me the photos of N600UA he received & collected; update from May 13th
'The Milepost' photographer Serine Reeves shared (FB) a May 2022 photo of the DC-6 at Chena Hot Springs: Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Good news, N666SQ in Alaska has a new owner! See my Off Airport gallery for North America
On my USA 2012 I have updated the info on DC-6B N600UA and would welcome current status (cut in pieces & moved away?)
Added photos of HS.748s C-FGET, FKTL and FDOX at Bar River
in Feb.2021 on David Perston's gallery on my website
Enjoy the experience of flightseeing with DC-3 PH-PBA 'Amaila' this date, over the Dutch flowerbulb fields
Propliners added on Ron Mak's gallery, PAGE #4
Added update & photo, shared on FB by Ola Carlsson, of CV440 LN-MAP (wfu since 1982) on my my Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Decided to create another Guestpage: David Perston's vintage aeroplanes
Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #64 w/ details of crash of C-47TP HK-5016 on 09Apr22
I received add'l information from Nick Wiegersma about crash DC-3 XW-PDL in 1967, updated Bill Hill's Vintage Aviation Images
Added a photo of F-4E 74-654/CR 32TFS on my Remember Soesterberg AB page
The website has been down for a few days but this afternoon (CET) solved by Midphase.com Support, on 3rd chat attempt.
TRAVEL: My Carnival @Venice (17-23Feb22) has been published over 5 pages, including 2 pages in B&W (NON-AVIATION)
Concluded First Quarter 2022 (MyBlog2022Q1) - non-aviation
Tom Singfield confirmed the identity of the L-749A on Bill Hill's gallery as N9812F (@LHR 31Jul60). It was sub-leased to Loftleidir at the time.
James Myhre shared 1950s pics of C-119 233 plus crew including his father Guy, who recently celebrated his 89th anniversary. C-119 Dossier #4
Added a 1970s image of C-119
46-22 Italian Air Force on my Photos by Friends & Guests #64.
Update (history) on DC-3-455 / C-49 c/n 6325 (ex/ N486C), was transported by road to Montana, to be made into B&B.
Update by Hans Hoogers on Off-airport Asia on cockpit 'JA5019' displayed at the ANA Maintenance Center, Haneda Airport, Tokyo
[non-aviation] Slava Ukraini! - photoreport of yesterday's protest against Russian invasion into Ukraine on MyBlog2022Q1
David Perston shared some photos of stored HS748s stored at Thunder Bay (31Oct21); Photos by Friends & Guests #64.
Updated Ron Mak's 'Honduras 1980' on his PAGE 4 with his travelogue of this Central- & Latin-America trip
Added 15 photos by Ron Mak on his gallery PAGE 4 of his Honduras 1980 trip
David Perston visited Sarnia,ONT where CF-JIN & CF-KAO are being rebuild again: See my Photos by Friends & Guests #64.
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests #64 for Beech C-45 C-FSRE w/ info by by Jerry Vernon
Update on DC-3 N777YA, scrapped, on my DC-3 Page ONE
Updated the page on C-47 N59314 with photos by Jim Vandermeer
Added C-47A T.3-28 / 744-28 on my Off-Airport EUROPE page
Updated my USA 2017 Propliners page two for Hans O. Lauridsen's propliners for sale
Updated my Deep South 2001 page with the fate of Houma's DC-4/sprayer N67024
Updated my DC-3 N59314 for the premature status alert on N59314: not of immediate concern
Updated my DC-3 N59314 plus interesting request for preservation
Tucker wrote me from Bellingham,WA. He wants to make a documentary of N63440
'The Turkey Hauler' stored at Arlington,WA
He's a looking to create a film telling the plane’s story After so any years I am unable to contact John Caruso who started the tale.
Tucker would love to hear from someone with more knowledge and experience around it. See my Photos by Friends & Guests #64
Graham Robson wrote me a contribution, including pics, of the Lockheed SP-2E Neptune '209' (modex) at The Aviation Warehouse (2018)
Updated Brad Pilgrim's 2006 report on DC-3 (ex/ Fieldair) ZK-BBJ for its new future after 2021 auction
Details on the 08Dec21 emergency landing of C-117D N28TN (MES LLC, opb TransNorthern) on my Photos by Friends & Guests #64
David Jessich sent a nice update plus 2 photos of Ce185 F-ODKQ in the Rub Al Khali desert; Jacques Hémet's vintage propliners
Updated the item on Photos by Friends & Guests #18 by Carlos Abella on DC-3/C-47 TC-34
Update on C-119 N3003, having been transorted to Columbus,IN on my Greybull 2014 and Greybull Logs
Added a pic of DC-7 N531K 'Surinaamse Luchtvaart Onderneming' (Surinam Air Transport) on Ron Mak's gallery, PAGE 4.
New owner for Beech 18/3N C-FSRE, from floats to wheels and a new flying career..? Photos by Friends & Guests #64
On that same page a status report of AT-11 Kansan N320A.
Ron Mak shared a 1973 photo of DC-6A HR-SHB of SAHSA at Panama IAP; see Ron's gallery here, page #4
Opened a new Photos by Friends & Guests page #64, started with a recent picture of DC-6 N747CE by JoeJoe Prince
On that same page added a few pix of DC-3 'MissMadison42', a future B&B in Montana.
TRAVEL: (non-aviation) report on a trip to Genoa (Genova), Italy: PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO | PAGE THREE
David Broome visited Wade's Salvage at Atco,New Jersey and sent some images; see my Off_Airport page
Added a recent photo by Charlie M. Rodriguez of DC-6 HK-3530X on my Off Airport Latin America gallery
Glad to have my PC back after an upgrade on software and hardware.
Phil Brooks photographed C-47 remains at a memorial in Guatamala in 1989; details welcomed! Photos by Friends & Guests #63
TRAVEL: added my travelogue (non-aviation) on a recent visit to Paris: PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO | PAGE THREE
Rolf Larsson identified the Pembroke hanging in a supermarket in Stockholm, on my Off-Airport Europe
Updated my Deep South propliner report with a significantly damaged N64767 at Houma,LA
Updated Neville Webb's propliner gallery with a ca.1959 pic of Queen's Flight Heron XM295
Added several propliner images
on Ken Swartz's gallery, still some info to be added
The identity of mystery blue and white Convair 580 in Vince O’Conner’s yard has been solved: Searchfor..
The 'https' issue has been resolved, much to my relief!
Ulco Kalt updated his 1980s McAllen,TX pix on the Searchfor.. page
Added pix of An-12 UR-CGW by Neville Webb at St.John's 09Sep21 on his gallery
So now we see that Midphase Support 2nd consult did not solve things (htps vs http) either; these guys are shit.
Contacted a 3rd engineer with Midphase Support, found there is no common log and had to explain from the start. 'Support' they call this.
Finally this one had the sense the 'create a ticket and forward the matter to a senior engineer'; these front offices...
Contacted Midphase Support again; reply '..so there is a security certificate, this is covering your domain,
however the images used are not using HTTPS like the certificate needs, it uses HTTP. While I load the domain in http://ruudleeuw.com/ it works…
Would you like me to turn the security certificate off, so it will be suitable for all browsers again?’
YES! But I asked ‘..will this not cause other browser problems, those only opening https pages?’
Reply: ‘it should be fine! as the HTTPS is now disabled for the site, it will default to HTTP’.
It may take 6-12hrs (maybe 24?) to work it through the webhost servers.
Let me know (EMAIL) if you still find problems, if you have you may need yo reload the page or empty the cache (check url for https or http)
Found my webpages don't show their images using Google Chrome, Firefox (some pages do, others don't), nor on my iPhone (Safari); some pages do show using Microsoft Edge.
Initial contact with Midphase Support was useless, not for the first time. I can't have my website only usable on one browser. Prepared to chuck it al in.
Relinquishing the vintage aviation research, my travelogue, my blog, the streetphotography...
The first one I consider an archive, I've considered stopping with the blog for the past year, I still compile printed albums for my travels and for my streetphotography I could go to (e.g.) wordpress.
It would certainly release a lot of spare time for other activities.
Danielle of 38NorthAviation (Instagram) has good news for C-49K N486C: Photos by Friends & Guests #11
Phil Brooks forwarded me a 2019 photo by Doug Bernat of '4X-AES' pres'd at Eilat IAP.Photos by Friends & Guests #63
An update on HS.748 C-FYDU (ex/ Air North), almost at the end of its career; AlCan 2003, page 4
Added an unidentified Pembroke ("The Pembroke"), hanging in a supermarket in Stockholm, on my Off-Airport Europe
TransNorthern's N30TN went off the runway at Goodnews,AK 04Aug21; Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Updated the item on C-47 Restaurant in Athens (SX-ECD) on my Off-Airport Europe gallery
Updated JoeJoe's gallery (#2) with four DHC-2 Beavers on H-Marker Lake at Bethel,AK
Added an unidentified C-47 on my Off-Airport Africa, GE screendump over Bamako, Mali
Added Conair CV580 airtankers and 1 L.188AF tanker to the Ken Swartz propliners gallery
John Giambone shared some pix of preserved Martin 404 N40400, in 2013; see my Photos by Friends & Guests #63
JoeJoe Prince sent me two recent pix of C-118A N100CE at Bethel,AK - see JoeJoe's gallery #2
Fred Sparrevohn sent me pix to update a webpage started in 2006-2007, about Sparrevohn,AK
For my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 John Giambone sent me a photo of VC-47A N839M preserved at Lakeland,FL
Added 3 fine photos by Bethel's JoeJoe Prince on his gallery page #2 today, taken last saturday
DC-3 HK-2820 of Aliansa crashed this month, all 3 occupants fatal; see Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Updated the item on C-47B SX-ECD @Restaurant Dekatria in Athens (FB 2021) on my Off_Airport Europe
John A. Giambone shared recent photos of C-117D (DC-3S) N321L stored at Doña Ana County Airport, Santa Teresa,NM
Trackers at Abbotsford - a dying breed. Photos Ken Swartz, June 2021
Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 with (half a ) Canso cockpit being placed at the Ottawa Veterans' House
Added on my Off-Airport (EUR) gallery a photo of a C-47 (DC-3) on top of a cafe in Methóni, Greece; ex/92641
Neville Webb sent two interesting 1960s pix of single-engined aeroplanes, taken at Shoreham; see Neville's gallery
Added more amphibious planes which were converted into river houseboats on my Houseboats From OZ
Update my Abbotsford 2006 report on the move by Grumman Tracker C-FKVG, ex/ Conair.
JoeJoe Prince sent me photos of C-47A N44587 arriving at Bethel,AK yesterday
Paul Lawrence & Merv Sisson shared pix for my OZ Houseboats page, a.o. of the unidentified Dornier at Echuca, Victoria
Added another 8 pix to Ron Mak's 1971 pix at KMIA
Added 10 propliner photos to Ron Mak's gallery on my website, some rare types..
Updated Ken Swartz's gallery with an item on Nolinor's Convair CV580's
Updated Photos by Friends & Guests #63 for a few DHC-6 pix by Arnold Begeman
Arnold Begeman sent in some nice pics, a.o. a few of Buffalo Aws at Red Deer; see Photos by Friends & Guests #63
David T. linked Victor Bout with Christopher Barrett-Jolley, Balkh Airlines, General Dostum and Ostend; a rare update to my VB dossier!
Darren Clarke shows on my Off-Airport gallery (Latin-America) parts of DC-3 CP-572 survive (well, they did in 2003)
Ken Swartz's gallery on my website has expanded to a page on historic Downsview airport and surroundings.
Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 with details of a landings incident by Beech C18S N9109R
Mark Peterson sent me a sublime sunset shot of An-2 N6020S at Snohomish-Harvey Field,WA. Updated my USA 2014 Report.
Ralph Pattersen shared a fine photo of BAHF's N9015Q departing New Smyrna Beach a few weeks ago; Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Timotheus Valbracht shared a photo on FB of Nolinor's Convairs being scrapped; Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Ron Mak shared a call for Convair CV240 manuals, for restoration of CV240 ZP-CDO in Paraguay.
Fred Wallis shared a photo of C-53 N763A at Palmer Air Show last weekend, on my Photos by Friends & Guests #63
John Bradley identified and added details to RCAF C-47 crashes on my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North
Mr Patrick 'Paddy' Green died of cancer on 17Mar21; he left a legacy with restoring WW2 C-47 'Drag-'Em-Oot' to airworthiness.
Added DHC-6 C-GIED of Air Borealis 25Apr21 at YYT) to Neville Webb's gallery on my website
Rolf Larsson shared a fine 2017 photo of DC-3 '224049' c/n 9911 at Norrtäljeporten:
see my Off-Airport (EUR)
Rolf Larsson shared a photo of C-4 Argonaut OY-AFC (1963), see my Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Annica Nykvist shared a fantastic photo of C-47A c/n 9911 recently; see my Off-Airport (EUR)
DC-3C HK-2006 of Aliansa was damaged upon landing at the Monfort airstrip (Vaupés) on 28Deb21. Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Darren Clarke asked me if he has seen Syrian Arab Airlines DC-4's or Sixes at Qamishle airport,Syria 12Aug2001; HERE..
Rolf Larsson added a photo of DC-4M-2, ex/ XA-NUW, as on Ron Mak's gallery, but pictured in 1983 with Wings -titles.
Added a series of propliner photos by Ron Mak, taken at KMIA in 1971, to his gallery on my website
Kenneth 'Ken' Swartz shared an interesting series taken at Uxbridge, the Vince O’Connor Aircraft Collection.
Two unidentified forward fuselages at
Vince OÇanner's yard added onto my Aircraft Identity mysteries, help appreciated!
Jan Houwing's photos of An-12 LZ-BAC (1992) opens Photos by Friends & Guests #63
Keisuke 'Kaye' Suzuki updated his memories on (a.o.) DC-3 N54542, 30+ years ago operated by his father in California, HERE...
Dave Marion explains the differences between Grumman-built Widgeons and SCAN Type 30 Widgeons, HERE...
A post by Logan Kluting, of C-53 N763A, concludes my Photos by Friends & Guests #62
C-47 N231GB has a new livery: Joe Garcia photo on Photos by Friends & Guests #62, its history on my USA 1992
Update my Q&A-page with two interesting queries
Updated 2018 photo of unmarked F-100 Super Sabre with its identity, thanks to Nate Wilburn. California 2018.
Added photos of Beech UC-45J 'Gypsy Girl', courtesy Joy Pearce, on the Off-Airport N.America page
Added info on Fairchild Aerial Surveys, pertaining below B-17 N66573, on DC-3 N5000E & Aero Service Corp.
Further update my photos by Bill Swirsky, on his father and crew, now with B-17 N66573, HERE...
Bill Swirsky shared a photo of Aero Service flight crew, with DC-3 N9032H, HERE...
More certainty added for XA-HOI being DC-3A c/n 4807; my Searchfor.. gallery
Updated the mystery of XA-HOI, w/ a critical note on the match to DC-3A c/n 4807. See my Searchfor.. gallery
Added Beech G18S VH-NWB, the wrecked remains, pic'd by Kenneth Swartz, on his gallery
Mystery of Peter van Oostrum's XA-HOI has been solved: DC-3A c/n 4807! See my Searchfor.. gallery
C-47 TC-34 was seen in Argentina on road transport to new location; see Photos by Friends & Guests #62
Added a photo of the DC-3 at Charlie's Hostel in the Philippines on my OFF-Airport Asia page
Peter van Oostrum shared DC-3 XA-HOI for identification, the c/n is a mystery! See my Searchfor.. gallery
Rolf Keller found the location of the Lisunov Li-2 in a perfect circle, in the snow of Minsk; Photos by Friends & Guests #62
Peter van Oostrum indentified Ron Mak's Blue Tailed Convair on Mystery Planes
Courtesy Joy Pierce I added 2 pics of Beech UC-45J '94710' at The Pumpkin Patch in Iowa. OFF-AIRPORT NAM
Added whereabouts of Beech 18 (SNB-5) N2201S on my Off-airport NAM page
John Wiseman shared a 2009 photo of the remains of C-119F Flying Boxcar BuNo.131706; see C-119 Dossier #2.
Did some more research on the DC-3 'B&B' in Villafranca del Castillo / Villanueva del Pardillo (Spain); no luck. RonMak gallery
John Pierce wrote me a detailed history of his UC-45J 94710 on his pumpkin patch! Off-Airport N.America
Fons Schaefers added interesting info to my Q&A item on C-46s & C-82s used for crash dummy tests in US during late 40's-early 50's.
Identity details of Beech C-45 below, on my my Off-Airport NAM gallery
Added an unidentified Beech 18 ('Gypsy Girl') in rural Iowa to my Off-Airport NAM gallery.
Phil Brooks shared a 1990 photo by Dave Edwards: a C-117D skimming the shoreline; Photos by Friends & Guests #62
Phil also shared a 1978 photo of DC-3A N300MR, last owned by one Walter Evans, fate unknown; Photos ... #62
Petr Nesmerak shared a photo of IL-18 SP-LSH on its new location in the Czech Rep. See Off-Airport EUR.
Updated the item on Republic RC-3 Seabee 'C-FISH', believed to be C-FECW (CF-ECW)
Documented another Off-Airport DC-6, C-118A N44916, at Valledupar, Colombia; see Off-Airport Latin-America
Republic RC-3 Seabee C-FISH continues to fly, albeit piloted by dummies.. Full story on my Off-Airport Planes @N.America
Added 12 photos to Ron Mak's propliners gallery on my website, all taken 31Oct71 @Mexico City.
Updated the fate of C-54 N67040, now owned by Scroggins Aviation, on my USA 2008 @Avra Valley
Updated my Abbotsford 2006 report with the intended move of S-2 Tracker C-FKVG to the B.C. Aviation Museum
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
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
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
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