RAF Spitfire TE294 was transferred to the South African Air Force in 1947, but suffered extensive damage in a landing accident in 1951. Remains stored until 1981 when restoration was begun by a private collector who later brought the project to Canada in 90s. Restoration was continued at the Comox Air Force Museum and later at Vintage Wings of Canada in Gatineau, Quebec. First flight after restoration was made in 2017.
This D-Day veteran bird was built in 1944 as a C-47A-5-DK and converted to a pax Dc-3 during its life with Trans-Canada Air Lines. Owned and restored by Mikey McBryan/Buffalo Airways. Pictured during its first flight as the "Plane Savers" bird.