This 747 was delivered to Pan AM as N654PA "Clipper Pacific Trader" on April 27, 1971. Bought by Flying Tigers and converted to a freighter in 1983, it would become N626FE of Federal Express when the airlines merged on 1989. Last with United Parcel Service from 1991 until withdrawn and scrapped at Roswell, NM in 2008.
In the summer of 1988, Ontario Express introduced the ATR-42 to Canada. This fourth of the type was delivered February 14, 1989. Sold to Inter-Canadian Airlines in 1998, the aircraft was bought back by the manufacturer in October 2001 after Inter-Canadian ceased flying. It was one of three former Inter-Canadian machines to be placed with First Air, who continue operate 13 of the type.
Designed when Scaled Composites was owned by Beechcraft, the Model 81 Catbird is a high efficiency 5 seat single engine aircraft. Stored from the ceiling of Scaled Composites hangar after the company was bought back by Burt Rutan and his partners, the aircraft was made flyable again in 2011. Holder of several world records, it's has attended several EAA AirVentures since.
In 2016, Viking Air purchased the type certificates to the Canadair/Bombardier CL-215, CL-215T and CL-415. They hope to put the CL-415 back into production once there is enough demand. Pictured doing a multiple air drop demonstration using near by Lake Winnebago as a water source.
Built in 1949, this Scan 30 went to Canada in 1954 where it received a Gannet Super Widgeon conversion. Jump to 1997 when the aircraft was re-engined again with a Magnum Widgeon conversion after a 5 and a half year restoration.
A homebuilt aircraft with difference. Designed for back country flying, the Explorer was manufactured as an experimental amateur homebuild but complying with FAR23 regulations. It flew the Atlantic from Germany via Norway, Iceland, Greenland and Canada to make it's North American debut at EAA AirVenture 2019.
This workhorse was delivered to Continental Airlines March 16, 1970. In the fleet for a respectable 23 years, the airliner is pictured just before retirement in September 1993. Stored at Kingman, AZ, it was broken up in 1997.
The third prototype of the AW609 was built in Italy and is undergoing certification testing at Leonardo's facility in Philadelphia, PA. The fourth test aircraft is nearing completion in the USA with the fifth in production configuration under assembly at the time of uploading.
The last production version of the P-51 Mustang was the H model delivered for the invasion of Japan, but never saw combat. Only some 555 were produced before the end of the war and the remaining orders cancelled. Delivered as 44-64314, this Mustang was retired in 1956 to the US Force Museum in Dayton, OH. Later displayed at the VFW Post, Miamisberg, OH, the fighter would be rebuild using parts from scrap dealers and a wrecked airframe in the '60s.