The Aviodrome Dove painted in Martins Air Charter, the first name of the later Martinair. Now on display inside the museum, on stilts over the area that is being redesigned. Hopefully to open soon. Also in the background on ground level a selection of noses/cockpit sections.
ex: PH-DDYm ZS-IPR, 6906, ZS-IPR, A2-ZEF, VQ-ZEF, 42-107469, HS-POE, PI-C102, NC53103, 42-107469 2003 Deliverd to Aviodrome as NL-316 van "Netherlands Government Air Transport" 2018 As PH-TAR Douglas DC-4 KLM "Rotterdam"
When WFU in 1982 the aircraft was handed over to KLM as instructional airframe. It received a KLM livery. Now on display in the Aviodrome in Royal Netherlands Navy colours, remnants of the former KLM colours can be seen on the rear fuselage.
During the summer of 2012 one of the engines of PH-DDZ failed and the aircraft was grounded. The financial burden was too great for the Dutch Dakota Association to restore airworthiness and, after almost four years of inactivity, the PH-DDZ was sold to the Aviodrome museum at Lelystad. This venerable old DC-3 is now stored in the restoration hangar.
The clearest shot I ever got of this interesting exhibit at the Aviodrome. After WWII KLM boss Albert Plesman was quick to obtain a number of C-54s. Initially they operated as government aircraft, including wartime orange triangle military markings, until things normalised along the airline's route to the East Indies. This airframe is not the real NL-316 / PH-TCD, which was c/n 10312. Being repainted in KLM colours in 2019 to celebrate the airline's 100th anniversary.