Salutations!

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 - 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
My books on Blurb.com!
Most subjects will be on non-aviation subjects:
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Here..

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    These are the updates:

    20Oct21
    David Broome visited Wade's Salvage at Atco,New Jersey and sent some images; see my Off_Airport page

    12Oct21
    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.

    23Sep21
    Phil Brooks photographed C-47 remains at a memorial in Guatamala in 1989; details welcomed! Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    21Sep21
    TRAVEL: added my travelogue (non-aviation) on a recent visit to Paris: PAGE ONE | PAGE TWO | PAGE THREE

    20Sep21
    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

    19Sep21
    The identity of mystery blue and white Convair 580 in Vince O’Conner’s yard has been solved: Searchfor..

    17Sep21
    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

    16Sep21
    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...

    14Sep21
    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)

    13Sep21
    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.

    08Sep21
    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

    20Aug21
    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

    13Aug21
    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

    07Aug21
    Updated JoeJoe's gallery (#2) with four DHC-2 Beavers on H-Marker Lake at Bethel,AK

    28Jul21
    Added an unidentified C-47 on my Off-Airport Africa, GE screendump over Bamako, Mali

    27Jul21
    Added Conair CV580 airtankers and 1 L.188AF tanker to the Ken Swartz propliners gallery

    25Jul21
    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

    21Jul21
    For my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 John Giambone sent me a photo of VC-47A N839M preserved at Lakeland,FL

    18Jul21
    Added 3 fine photos by Bethel's JoeJoe Prince on his gallery page #2 today, taken last saturday

    16Jul21
    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

    14Jul21
    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

    13Jul21
    Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 with (half a ) Canso cockpit being placed at the Ottawa Veterans' House

    10Jul21
    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

    09Jul21
    Added more amphibious planes which were converted into river houseboats on my Houseboats From OZ

    08Jul21
    Update my Abbotsford 2006 report on the move by Grumman Tracker C-FKVG, ex/ Conair.

    02Jul21
    JoeJoe Prince sent me photos of C-47A N44587 arriving at Bethel,AK yesterday

    30Jun21
    Paul Lawrence & Merv Sisson shared pix for my OZ Houseboats page, a.o. of the unidentified Dornier at Echuca, Victoria

    29Jun21
    Added another 8 pix to Ron Mak's 1971 pix at KMIA

    24Jun21
    Added 10 propliner photos to Ron Mak's gallery on my website, some rare types..

    18Jun21
    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

    15Jun21
    Arnold Begeman sent in some nice pics, a.o. a few of Buffalo Aws at Red Deer; see Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    31May21
    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.

    30May21
    Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #63 with details of a landings incident by Beech C18S N9109R

    25May21
    Mark Peterson sent me a sublime sunset shot of An-2 N6020S at Snohomish-Harvey Field,WA. Updated my USA 2014 Report.

    16May21
    Ralph Pattersen shared a fine photo of BAHF's N9015Q departing New Smyrna Beach a few weeks ago; Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    15May21
    Timotheus Valbracht shared a photo on FB of Nolinor's Convairs being scrapped; Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    13May21
    Ron Mak shared a call for Convair CV240 manuals, for restoration of CV240 ZP-CDO in Paraguay.

    11May21
    Fred Wallis shared a photo of C-53 N763A at Palmer Air Show last weekend, on my Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    09May21
    John Bradley identified and added details to RCAF C-47 crashes on my page Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    05May21
    Mr Patrick 'Paddy' Green died of cancer on 17Mar21; he left a legacy with restoring WW2 C-47 'Drag-'Em-Oot' to airworthiness.

    04May21
    Added DHC-6 C-GIED of Air Borealis 25Apr21 at YYT) to Neville Webb's gallery on my website

    01May21
    Rolf Larsson shared a fine 2017 photo of DC-3 '224049' c/n 9911 at Norrtäljeporten: see my Off-Airport (EUR)

    30Apr21
    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)

    29Apr21
    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..

    25Apr21
    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.

    24Apr21
    Added a series of propliner photos by Ron Mak, taken at KMIA in 1971, to his gallery on my website

    17Apr21
    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!

    16Apr21
    Jan Houwing's photos of An-12 LZ-BAC (1992) opens Photos by Friends & Guests #63

    14Apr21
    Keisuke 'Kaye' Suzuki updated his memories on (a.o.) DC-3 N54542, 30+ years ago operated by his father in California, HERE...

    13Apr21
    Dave Marion explains the differences between Grumman-built Widgeons and SCAN Type 30 Widgeons, HERE...

    10Apr21
    A post by Logan Kluting, of C-53 N763A, concludes my Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    06Apr21
    C-47 N231GB has a new livery: Joe Garcia photo on Photos by Friends & Guests #62, its history on my USA 1992

    01Apr21
    Update my Q&A-page with two interesting queries

    27Mar21
    Updated 2018 photo of unmarked F-100 Super Sabre with its identity, thanks to Nate Wilburn. California 2018.

    26Mar21
    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.

    24Mar21
    Further update my photos by Bill Swirsky, on his father and crew, now with B-17 N66573, HERE...

    22Mar21
    Bill Swirsky shared a photo of Aero Service flight crew, with DC-3 N9032H, HERE...

    16Mar21
    More certainty added for XA-HOI being DC-3A c/n 4807; my Searchfor.. gallery

    15Mar21
    Updated the mystery of XA-HOI, w/ a critical note on the match to DC-3A c/n 4807. See my Searchfor.. gallery

    14Mar21
    Added Beech G18S VH-NWB, the wrecked remains, pic'd by Kenneth Swartz, on his gallery

    13Mar21
    Mystery of Peter van Oostrum's XA-HOI has been solved: DC-3A c/n 4807! See my Searchfor.. gallery

    12Mar21
    C-47 TC-34 was seen in Argentina on road transport to new location; see Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    11Mar21
    Added a photo of the DC-3 at Charlie's Hostel in the Philippines on my OFF-Airport Asia page

    10Mar21
    Peter van Oostrum shared DC-3 XA-HOI for identification, the c/n is a mystery! See my Searchfor.. gallery

    08Mar21
    Rolf Keller found the location of the Lisunov Li-2 in a perfect circle, in the snow of Minsk; Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    03Mar21
    Peter van Oostrum indentified Ron Mak's Blue Tailed Convair on Mystery Planes

    25Feb21
    Courtesy Joy Pierce I added 2 pics of Beech UC-45J '94710' at The Pumpkin Patch in Iowa. OFF-AIRPORT NAM

    24Feb21
    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.

    23Feb21
    Did some more research on the DC-3 'B&B' in Villafranca del Castillo / Villanueva del Pardillo (Spain); no luck. RonMak gallery

    22Feb21
    John Pierce wrote me a detailed history of his UC-45J 94710 on his pumpkin patch! Off-Airport N.America

    15Feb21
    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.

    07Feb21
    Identity details of Beech C-45 below, on my my Off-Airport NAM gallery

    06Feb21
    Added an unidentified Beech 18 ('Gypsy Girl') in rural Iowa to my Off-Airport NAM gallery.

    03Feb21
    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

    02Feb21
    Petr Nesmerak shared a photo of IL-18 SP-LSH on its new location in the Czech Rep. See Off-Airport EUR.

    01Feb21
    Updated the item on Republic RC-3 Seabee 'C-FISH', believed to be C-FECW (CF-ECW)

    31Jan21
    Documented another Off-Airport DC-6, C-118A N44916, at Valledupar, Colombia; see Off-Airport Latin-America

    30Jan21
    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.

    24Jan21
    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

    13Jan21
    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

    09Jan21
    In the light of unidentified Convairs, or those with their fate unknown, Rolf Larsson shared a 1983 pic of CV440 XA-LAF

    08Jan21
    Martin Perkins has the C-119 marked '06' at Greybull's aviation museum (2011) as N961S, by a label on the exterior

    07Jan21
    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.

    04Jan21
    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

    03Jan21
    IL-18 SP-LSH allegedly has moved to another location in Poland, at a restaurant; see my Off-Airport EUR

    01Jan21
    Happy New Year everybody!
    Updated my item on my Photos by Friends & Guests #54 with recent details of DC-6 N666SQ 'Macavia' in Alaska.

    30Dec20
    STREETPHOTOGRAPHY: added pix for Colour page and B&W page, Christmas Holidays 2020 in C-19 lockdown

    25Dec20
    Updates on the fate of C-7's N91NC & N98NC, on my USA 2017 - Salvage Yards

    21Dec20
    Super Guppy #1, F-BTGV, is being scrapped on site @Bruntingthorpe; I recorded on my UK 2003 tour.

    18Dec20
    An update on C-47 ZX-BXJ by John George Tongking (FB) on my Off-Airport Africa; a restoration that did not make it

    16Dec20
    Charles E. McCormick forwarded me a photo of C-123K 55-4548 at Pleiku on 18Nov70. See Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    15Dec20
    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

    13Dec20
    Transferred the search for Ron's unidentified Convair (drugs runner?) to the Searchfor gallery: HERE..

    10Dec20
    Added more photos of TI-ARN to Ron Mak's PAGE #4, provided by Daniel Umaña, supplied by friends

    09Dec20
    More updates for Ron Mak's unidentified Convair at SJO; see Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    08Dec20
    The search for Ron Mak's unidentified Convair continues; he provided a photo that seems to exclude TI-ARN! Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    05Dec20
    Updated the search for Ron's unidentified Convair 240 at San Jose (SJO) in 1980, Ron Mak's PAGE #4

    02Dec20
    Compiled another webpage for aviation magazines I have fond memories of: (OTHER) AVIATION MAGAZINES REMEMBERED

    30Nov20
    On Ron Mak's PAGE #4 added a photo of his of Convair 240 'VY-LLA' (1981); details & identity explained

    28Nov20
    An item on DC-4 VH-EAY (ex/ VH-PAF) of HARS opens my new Photos by Friends & Guests #62

    27Nov20
    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

    25Nov20
    FINAL update on C-82 45-57798 wreck details at Resolute Bay: Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North

    24Nov20
    Updated the C-82 45-57798 wreck details at Resolute Bay with a definite result, Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the (Arctic) North

    23Nov20
    Fine to see DHC-2 N77KZ has been repaired and operational! See Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    22Nov20
    Updated my Max Ward and Wardair, a Chronology.

    16Nov20
    Ron Charity shared an update on his documenting (crashed) DC-3 CF-ILQ of Austin Airways; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    14Nov20
    Ernie Szelepcsenyi sent some aerials to update the ex/First Air HS748's at Ed's Salvage Yard (near Arnprior,Ontario); My visit 2009

    10Nov20
    JoeJoe Prince (his gallery) pic'd Renfro's Norseman N78691 while waiting for suitable weather to depart on Nov. 7th from Bethel

    08Nov20
    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

    06Nov20
    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

    03Nov20
    Concluded the identity of C-82 crashed near Resolute Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    02Nov20
    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

    01Nov20
    More pics and info added on wreck sites near Resolute Bay; see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    30Oct20
    More pics added, by Tony Jarvis, taken in 2016 of Lancaster FM221 wreck site near Resolute Bay; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    29Oct20
    Pics by Brad M and info by Jerry Vernon brought updates to the planes wrecks near Resolute Bay; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    25Oct20
    Avra Valley a.k.a. Marana Reg'l airport will soon be clear of stored propliners, see Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    25Oct20
    Updated my item on Trackers N406DF and N420DF on Photos by Friends & Guests #10 (2008), both are offered on an auction

    12Oct20
    JoeJoe Prince took a lovely shot in the evening of 20Oct20, Everts' DC-6 N9056R seen landing at Bethel,AK

    20Oct20
    Updated my Photos by Friends & Guests #61 with details of C-54 N96358 pos'bly written off

    12Oct20
    Added 2 items of slides & negatives Scandinavian mail order services to a dedicated Remember page

    11Oct20
    Updated Ron Mak's propliners gallery (PAGE #4) with photos taken in 1971 at Panama's Tocumen IAP

    10Oct20
    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

    07Oct20
    BAe 748 NA-20 has been moved to Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Nepal for preservation; Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    04Oct20
    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

    03Oct20
    TRAVEL: completed my report of recent visit to Venice: PAGE ONE & PAGE TWO

    01Oct20
    Neville Webb shared a photo of Hudson 'T9422' at North American Aviation Museum (Gander,NFL) on his gallery here

    29Sep20
    Fred Barnes responded, with photos, to the DC-6 rear fuselage reported by me on my Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    23Sep20
    Updated Neville Webb's gallery with 4 more images of the B-24 crashsite near Gander, see Neville's gallery

    23Sep20
    Neville Webb shared images of a B-24 crashsite near Gander, see Neville's gallery on my website

    19Sep20
    Erik Sleutelberg helped to identify some of the aircraft parts found at Red Deer by me last year. Red Deer 2019

    03Sep20
    Nine propliners at Panama City photographed by Ron Mak 1971 added on Ron's gallery page 4

    31Aug20
    The BAHF has procured C-54 N9015Q to replace storm damaged N500EJ; see my Photos by Friends & Guests 61

    29Aug20
    Graham Robson identified a wrecked C-131A airframe on Searchfor, put to me by Gerben Groothuis in Feb.2017

    28Aug20
    Graham Robson sent me a photo to ascertain identity of Marksman Invader N60XX @KFLL; also shows unmarked DC-3. Searching For..

    27Aug20
    Ken Swartz sent an update on Beech 18 N299Z at Brantford, under new ownership

    19Aug20
    Re plane wrecks @ResBay found a/ 2 different aircraft and b/ one is Lancaster FM221 crashed 1950; Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    18Aug20
    Spent hours on the plane remains sent by Brad, resulting in more questions than answers.. Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    17Aug20
    BradM sent pics of a possible DC-4 wreck near Resolute Bay: see Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    11Aug20
    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

    06Aug20
    JoeJoe Prince shared a photo of DHC-2 N55WE, repaired after its 2015 damage and finding a new home in Alaska

    01Aug20
    Updated my item about DC-3 N130Q on my Photos by Friends & Guests 25: it's been put back on floats!

    20Jul20
    Updated my Down Under visit OZ2005 P2 on relocations by DC-3's N2-90 and A65-85

    18Jul20
    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

    15Jul20
    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

    09Jul20
    Bob Bevan sent me an anecdote about a short flight on C-119 N3267U: see my page dedicated to this Fairchild Flying Boxcar

    01Jul20
    Started 2020 3rd quarter MyBlog 2020Q3 with a few (non-aviation) items

    29Jun20
    Updated my STREETPHOTOGRAPHY page with 2 images taken last weekend in Deventer

    22Jun20
    Updated my Gila/Chandler item on my USA 2017 Page 2 with the sad fate of the DC-7 N4889C.

    04Jun20
    Kenneth Swartz sent 4 photos of SC.7 Skyvans seen at Perris,CA - some of them previously stored at Atlin, B.C.

    03Jun20
    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

    02Jun20
    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

    29May20
    Kenneth Swartz opens the new Photos by Friends & Guests #61

    25May20
    Rolf Larsson sent me two Slovak Li-2 (1980s) photos with hope for identification: In Search for Identification and/or fate.

    24May20
    Ken Swartz shared a series of photos taken in Californa, earlier this year; see Propliners by others: Kenneth Swartz.

    21May20
    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.

    18May20
    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

    17May20
    Ron Mak sent me two Air Siam C-54 photos, of VH-TAG and HS-VGZ. See Ron Mak's Propliners page #4.

    14May20
    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

    13May20
    TRAVEL: added My South Africa 2020 Travelogue, which has links to page on Soweto and wildlife at Game Lodges

    02May20
    Phil Brooks shared a historic photo of DC-3 NC16009, w/ rh-side paxdoor; Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    27Apr20
    Ken Swartz sent me an airtanker organisation update of some provinces in Canada; added on to Airtankers Id

    25Apr
    Michael Mayher shared some 1960s C-119 photos from his family album; C-119 Dossier, page #4

    15Apr
    Patrick Vos shared a photo by his father Willem Vos of an Air Siam C-54 Cargo; Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    08Apr20
    PBY-5A N222FT is for sale, Photos by Friends & Guests #60

    03Apr20
    TRAVEL: impression of Visit to Soweto,SA last month

    02Apr20
    Ref below HP-641 Ron Mak shared a 1973 photo of this DC-6B at Panama, as FAP 401, on his gallery Page #4.

    28Mar20
    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

    27Mar20
    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

    25Mar20
    David Mullikin shared a C-119 photo of 48-319 with me for my C-119 Dossier page #4.

    24Mar20
    Added Propliners around Johannesburg 2020

    13Mar20
    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

    27Feb20
    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

    24Feb20
    A photo shared on Facebook of An-24 JU-1027 in Mongolia is a welcome addition to my Off-Airport Asia

    23Feb20
    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

    22Feb20
    Dirk Septer spans a career of DHC-2 c/n 1590 from 1997 to 2020 with 2 photos; his gallery on my website.

    19Feb20
    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)

    19Feb20
    Kurt Ariano identified an abandoned Beech 18 wreck near a lake in Ontario: CF-ZQH. On my Abandoned Plane Wrecks of the North

    18Feb20
    Added a photo of Beech C-45 N9809Z at Liberty (Texas?) on Photos by Friends & Guests 60

    17Feb20
    Mystery surrounds the illegal flight and crash of C-47 N62WS; photo by Phil Brooks on Photos by Friends & Guests 60

    11Feb20
    Added a question on the DC-3-DST on my Q&A-page

    10Feb20
    Ken Swartz shared an image of G-111 Albatross N121FB, I dug up some history to go with it.

    06Feb20
    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

    02Feb20
    Restyled my Photos by Friends & Guests Page ONE, getting rid of most of the thumbnails

    01Feb20
    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

    28Jan20
    Sean Keating found Douglas C-54E N460WA at Castle Airport (Atwater,CA; 23Jan20) in some maintenance. On Sean's gallery

    28Jan20
    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

    27Jan20
    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

    26Jan20
    Corrected the item on Neptune 209 (below) for missing photo and found a candidate! P-2H 135596/7Z-209. Check my California 2018 page

    25Jan20
    Martin Forster, chasing up on the unidentified Neptune (209) at El Mirage Aviation Warehouse, concludes my Photos by Friends & Guests 59

    24Jan20
    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

    23Jan20
    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

    21Jan20
    Updated my USA Southwest 2017 (page 2) for the fate of the remains DC-7 'African Queen' (N90804)

    19Jan20
    Changed the status to SOLVED for CV580 YV-2448 on Plane Identity Mysteries; definitely ex/ HK-4334!

    18Jan20
    Updated the item on Photos by Friends & Guests 18 for DC-3 N51938, removed from Vichy-Rolla airport now for a new career

    17Jan20
    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

    14Jan20
    Fred Streep shared images of DC-6 HK-3530X (c/n 43672) in Puerto Colombia with me; see my gallery Off-Airport Latin Americas.

    10Jan20
    Added photos by Ken Swartz on his gallery

    09Jan20
    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

    08Jan20
    Updated Dirk Septer's gallery on my website with a 2015 pic of SC-7 Skyvan N80GB of GB AirLink at KFLL.

    07Jan20
    Jerry Vernon wrote me an update on DHC-2T C-FASA which I have on my Canada 2010 report, at Campbell River

    06Jan20
    JoeJoe Prince documented the 2 stored Beech C-45's at Big Lake,AK recently (again); JoeJoe's propliners

    04Jan20
    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

    03Jan20
    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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