The post-war built DC-4 taxies on its inboard P&W's towards Heathrow North on arrival from Le Bourget. She served Air France from June 1946 until March 1966, except for a two-year break with Air Gabon as TR-LKA.
In fake markings, with a serial based on the aircraft's c/n. After years of storage at Avra Valley, AZ, this aircraft was flown to North Weald in late Sep 2002, together with C-54Q N44914 seen parked behind. Both were intended for use in a movie about the Berlin Airlift, but this project was cancelled and neither aircraft flew again. N31356 was eventually broken up here 13 years later, in early Dec 2015. Its forward fuselage was trucked out to the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre (part of the Gulliver's World theme park) near Warrington on 9 Dec 2015. N44914 was still at North Weald by Jun 2018.
Originally VH-TAC (1) with TAA, later VH-BPA with BCPA, VH-EBL with QANTAS, VH-INY(2) with Ansett-ANA, ZS-IGB with Marine Diamond Mines. The aircraft finally went to Suidwes Lugdiens in 1973 and cannibalised at Eros Airport in late 1977.
Acquired by the Colombian AF in March 1954 and became FAC690. Withdrawn from use in 1984 and stored at Bogotá. At the Museo Aeroespacial Colombiano by April 1990. The museum and its aircraft were moved to Briceño in the Cundinamarca district between Oct 2015 and Aug 2017.
TAA publicity photo of its new DC-4. TAA would operate it until it crashed on approach to Brisbane on May 24, 1961 while on a freight flight. The captain had a heart attack and collapsed over the controls as he tried to exit his seat.
South African offered a very special deal, round trip Rand to Wonderboom Airshow on their DC-4, flying different airframes on the two legs. The reason why I could not make the photos with the props turning was because I was on board!
South African offered a very special deal, round trip Rand to Wonderboom Airshow on their DC-4. flying different airframes on the two legs. The reason why I could not make the photos with the props turning was because I was on board!
Sabena's DC-4 has arrived from Brussels via Ostend and its passengers walk unaccompanied across the apron towards immigration. KLM's DC-6B PH-TFO has replaced the usual Convair 240 on the Schiphol-Ringway-Dublin run because of heavy passenger bookings.