Aircraft Photo of A65-90 | Douglas C-47B Dakota | Australia - Air Force | AirHistory.net #7031
Aircraft
Registration / Serial:A65-90
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas DC-3
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas DC-3 (C-47 Skytrain/Dakota)
Aircraft Version:Douglas C-47B Dakota
C/n (msn):32883/16135
Operator / Titles:Australia - Air Force
Location
City / Airport:Sydney - Kingsford Smith InternationalMap
Region / Country:New South Wales, Australia
Airport Codes:ICAO: YSSY   IATA: SYD   Local: YSSY   Other: -
 
Photo Date:2 July 1966
Photo by:David Carter
Photo ID: 7031
Photo Comment

Unit: 34 Sqn. The Rolls Royce and police escort departing behind A65-90 showed it was carrying a very important person, which was Canberra-based 34 Squadron's role. A kid in the middle of the apron with a camera was no cause for concern in the relaxed atmosphere of Australia in 1966. A month later the aircraft was retired from VIP duties and later transferred to the Navy as N2-90, eventually becoming VH-NVZ in its historic flight. It was scrapped in 2014.

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