119 results found
Registration / Serial:NC90846
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-0
C/n (msn):95
Operator / Titles:Continental Airlines
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:334579Submit Correction
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Brand-new Convair at the factory, awaiting delivery in October 1948.
Registration / Serial:NC90846
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-0
C/n (msn):95
Operator / Titles:Continental Airlines
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:NC90846
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-0
C/n (msn):95
Operator / Titles:Continental Airlines
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:334579Submit Correction
View count: 57
Brand-new Convair at the factory, awaiting delivery in October 1948.
Registration / Serial:NC90846
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-0
C/n (msn):95
Operator / Titles:Continental Airlines
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N92854
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
C/n (msn):250
Operator / Titles:Johnson Flying Service
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:28 November 1953
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:332863Submit Correction
View count: 58
Johnson Flying Service is best known for its Ford Tri-Motors and the US Forest Service "Smoke Jumpers", but they also operated this C-46 and a DC-3 out of Missoula, Montana. For those who look at backgrounds - that is an Oakland Navy Reserve Lockheed PV-2.
Registration / Serial:N92854
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
C/n (msn):250
Operator / Titles:Johnson Flying Service
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:28 November 1953
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N92854
Aircraft Original Type:Curtiss-Wright CW-20
Aircraft Generic Type:Curtiss C-46 Commando (CW-20)
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
C/n (msn):250
Operator / Titles:Johnson Flying Service
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:28 November 1953
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:332863Submit Correction
View count: 58
Johnson Flying Service is best known for its Ford Tri-Motors and the US Forest Service "Smoke Jumpers", but they also operated this C-46 and a DC-3 out of Missoula, Montana. For those who look at backgrounds - that is an Oakland Navy Reserve Lockheed PV-2.
Registration / Serial:N92854
Aircraft Version:Curtiss C-46D Commando
C/n (msn):250
Operator / Titles:Johnson Flying Service
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:28 November 1953
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293939Submit Correction
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Handed over to the RAF in May 1941, but remained based at Albuquerque, NM for training of RAF pilots by TWA instructors. Damaged in a landing accident in Jun 1941. Rebuilt as an RLB-30 with a solid keel (no bomb bay doors) and loaned to Consolidated for pax & cargo flights between their production plants in the USA. Operated with USAAF roundels as seen here, but reason unknown as still British-owned. Ownership transferred to Consolidated and registered to them as NL24927 on 1 Apr 1947. Sold to the Continental Can Company as an executive aircraft on 10 Nov 1948 as N1503. Became XC-CAY with PEMEX on 4 Nov 1959, then to N12905 with the Confederate Air Force in Jun 1968. Reregistered N24927 in Oct 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019.
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293939Submit Correction
View count: 101
Handed over to the RAF in May 1941, but remained based at Albuquerque, NM for training of RAF pilots by TWA instructors. Damaged in a landing accident in Jun 1941. Rebuilt as an RLB-30 with a solid keel (no bomb bay doors) and loaned to Consolidated for pax & cargo flights between their production plants in the USA. Operated with USAAF roundels as seen here, but reason unknown as still British-owned. Ownership transferred to Consolidated and registered to them as NL24927 on 1 Apr 1947. Sold to the Continental Can Company as an executive aircraft on 10 Nov 1948 as N1503. Became XC-CAY with PEMEX on 4 Nov 1959, then to N12905 with the Confederate Air Force in Jun 1968. Reregistered N24927 in Oct 1990 and was still flying as such by 2019.
Registration / Serial:AM927
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force / UK - Air Force
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1946
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293938Submit Correction
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Executive aircraft for the Continental Can Company, with their CCC logo on the nose. It served them from 1948 until 1959, when it was sold to PEMEX as XC-CAY, again as an executive aircraft. Acquired by the Confederate Air Force in 1967 and became N12905 the following year, flying as "Diamond Lil". Reregistered to N24927 in 1990, this Liberator was still flying with them by 2019.
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:293938Submit Correction
View count: 87
Executive aircraft for the Continental Can Company, with their CCC logo on the nose. It served them from 1948 until 1959, when it was sold to PEMEX as XC-CAY, again as an executive aircraft. Acquired by the Confederate Air Force in 1967 and became N12905 the following year, flying as "Diamond Lil". Reregistered to N24927 in 1990, this Liberator was still flying with them by 2019.
Registration / Serial:N1503
Aircraft Version:Consolidated RLB-30 Liberator
C/n (msn):18
Operator / Titles:Continental Can Company - CCC
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1949
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163327Submit Correction
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Gladys Davis flying her M-18C over downtown Concord, California, with appropriate "City of Concord - California" titles. She came in fifth in the Powder Puff Derby flying from California to South Carolina.
Registration / Serial:N122C
Aircraft Version:Mooney M-18C 55
C/n (msn):
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163327Submit Correction
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Gladys Davis flying her M-18C over downtown Concord, California, with appropriate "City of Concord - California" titles. She came in fifth in the Powder Puff Derby flying from California to South Carolina.
Registration / Serial:N122C
Aircraft Version:Mooney M-18C 55
C/n (msn):
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Alternate Serial:91092
Military Code:FU-092
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
C/n (msn):161-86
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:3525 AGS
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163324Submit Correction
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A North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre carrying the bull's-eye insignia of the 3525th Aircraft Gunnery Squadron at Las Vegas AAF (now Nellis AFB). This Sabre was written off at Las Vegas AAF on 7 August 1951.
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Alternate Serial:91092
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
C/n (msn):161-86
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Alternate Serial:91092
Military Code:FU-092
Aircraft Original Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Generic Type:North American F-86 Sabre
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
C/n (msn):161-86
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Unit Markings:3525 AGS
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163324Submit Correction
View count: 331
A North American F-86A-5-NA Sabre carrying the bull's-eye insignia of the 3525th Aircraft Gunnery Squadron at Las Vegas AAF (now Nellis AFB). This Sabre was written off at Las Vegas AAF on 7 August 1951.
Registration / Serial:49-1092
Alternate Serial:91092
Aircraft Version:North American F-86A Sabre
C/n (msn):161-86
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Las Vegas - Nellis AFB (KLSV / LSV)Map
Region / Country:Nevada, United States
Photo Date:26 March 1950
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:146056
Military Code:RZ-056
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
C/n (msn):86
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VR-21
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163322Submit Correction
View count: 90
Grumman C-1A Trader freshly washed down at NAS Alameda.
Registration / Serial:146056
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
C/n (msn):86
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:146056
Military Code:RZ-056
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman C-1 Trader (G-96/G-125/TF)
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
C/n (msn):86
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VR-21
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163322Submit Correction
View count: 90
Grumman C-1A Trader freshly washed down at NAS Alameda.
Registration / Serial:146056
Aircraft Version:Grumman C-1A Trader (TF-1)
C/n (msn):86
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:30 October 1965
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163321Submit Correction
View count: 96
This Monocoupe, built in 1937 and seen here photographed in 1948, was still current by 2013, owned by Raymond Gallarate.
Registration / Serial:NC11795
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe 90A
C/n (msn):A-719
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:163321Submit Correction
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This Monocoupe, built in 1937 and seen here photographed in 1948, was still current by 2013, owned by Raymond Gallarate.
Registration / Serial:NC11795
Aircraft Version:Monocoupe 90A
C/n (msn):A-719
City / Airport:San Carlos - Cooley Field (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker Universal (Model 4)
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker Super Universal (Model 8)
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
Manufacturers:Fokker / Atlantic
C/n (msn):861
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:126668Submit Correction
View count: 205
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
C/n (msn):861
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Original Type:Fokker Universal (Model 4)
Aircraft Generic Type:Fokker Super Universal (Model 8)
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
Manufacturers:Fokker / Atlantic
C/n (msn):861
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:126668Submit Correction
View count: 205
Registration / Serial:NC99K
Aircraft Version:Fokker Super Universal
C/n (msn):861
Operator / Titles:Coastal Air Freight - CAF
City / Airport:Alameda - San Francisco Bay Airdrome (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937 to 1938
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Original Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Cheyenne
Aircraft Generic Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Mojave/Cheyenne
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125594Submit Correction
View count: 186
Captain Elgen Long (first name often misspelled as Elgin or Eglin) flew around the world "vertically" over the North and South Poles in this Piper Navajo. The flight took place between 5 Nov 1971 and 3 Dec 1971 and covered 38,896 miles. The aircraft carries "First Solo Flight Around The World Over Both Poles" and "Crossroads Record" titles.
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Original Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Cheyenne
Aircraft Generic Type:Piper PA-31 Navajo/Chieftain/Mojave/Cheyenne
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125594Submit Correction
View count: 186
Captain Elgen Long (first name often misspelled as Elgin or Eglin) flew around the world "vertically" over the North and South Poles in this Piper Navajo. The flight took place between 5 Nov 1971 and 3 Dec 1971 and covered 38,896 miles. The aircraft carries "First Solo Flight Around The World Over Both Poles" and "Crossroads Record" titles.
Registration / Serial:N9097Y
Aircraft Version:Piper PA-31-310 Navajo
C/n (msn):31-133
City / Airport:Concord - Buchanan Field (KCCR / CCR)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:January 1972
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Original Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Generic Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125571Submit Correction
View count: 111
Former VH-UUI became N240G in May 1966, but in this photo it does not appear to be carrying its new registration yet. This General Aircraft Company Genairco Cabin biplane was first registered in Australia as VH-UOH on 2 June 1930, and reregistered as VH-UUI on 24 Sep 1936. In the late 1980s it was acquired by Kermit Weeks. Note the landing gear struts, inboard top wing struts, window and tail shapes.
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Original Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Generic Type:General Aircraft Genairco
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125571Submit Correction
View count: 111
Former VH-UUI became N240G in May 1966, but in this photo it does not appear to be carrying its new registration yet. This General Aircraft Company Genairco Cabin biplane was first registered in Australia as VH-UOH on 2 June 1930, and reregistered as VH-UUI on 24 Sep 1936. In the late 1980s it was acquired by Kermit Weeks. Note the landing gear struts, inboard top wing struts, window and tail shapes.
Registration / Serial:VH-UUI
Aircraft Version:General Aircraft Genairco Cabin
C/n (msn):17
City / Airport:Palo Alto (PAO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:June 1967
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N168G
Alternate Registration:VH-AFN
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 60 Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 60 Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 60G Gipsy Moth
Licence-built by:LASCO
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Watsonville Fly-in and Air Show 1970
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125520Submit Correction
View count: 202
Carries its actual registration N168G on the fin, and its previous registration VH-AFN on the fuselage and on the wings. Ex RAAF A7-44, licence-built by the Larkin Supply Co. (LASCO) in Melbourne, Australia. VH-AFN was cancelled on export to the USA on 21 May 1968, not long before this photo was taken.
Registration / Serial:N168G
Alternate Registration:VH-AFN
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 60G Gipsy Moth
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N168G
Alternate Registration:VH-AFN
Aircraft Original Type:De Havilland D.H. 60 Moth
Aircraft Generic Type:De Havilland D.H. 60 Moth
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 60G Gipsy Moth
Licence-built by:LASCO
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:Watsonville Fly-in and Air Show 1970
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125520Submit Correction
View count: 202
Carries its actual registration N168G on the fin, and its previous registration VH-AFN on the fuselage and on the wings. Ex RAAF A7-44, licence-built by the Larkin Supply Co. (LASCO) in Melbourne, Australia. VH-AFN was cancelled on export to the USA on 21 May 1968, not long before this photo was taken.
Registration / Serial:N168G
Alternate Registration:VH-AFN
Aircraft Version:De Havilland D.H. 60G Gipsy Moth
C/n (msn):27
City / Airport:Watsonville - Municipal (KWVI / WVI)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 May 1970
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Caroline Mars
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:San Francisco Airport Air Fair 1948
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125517Submit Correction
View count: 424
The sole Martin JRM-2 Mars on exhibit at the San Francisco Airport Air Fair.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Original Type:Martin JRM Mars (170)
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin JRM Mars
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Aircraft Name:Caroline Mars
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Event:San Francisco Airport Air Fair 1948
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125517Submit Correction
View count: 424
The sole Martin JRM-2 Mars on exhibit at the San Francisco Airport Air Fair.
Registration / Serial:76824
Aircraft Version:Martin JRM-2 Mars
C/n (msn):9268
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:San Francisco - International (KSFO / SFO)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:10 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
C/n (msn):130
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125516Submit Correction
View count: 158
Chinese Central Air Transport XT-608 landing at San Diego. This is a 1-1/4 inch image in the middle of a large negative (no telephoto).
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
C/n (msn):130
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Original Type:Convair 240
Aircraft Generic Type:Convair 240/600 (C-131/T-29/Samaritan)
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
C/n (msn):130
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:125516Submit Correction
View count: 158
Chinese Central Air Transport XT-608 landing at San Diego. This is a 1-1/4 inch image in the middle of a large negative (no telephoto).
Registration / Serial:XT-608
Aircraft Version:Convair 240-14
C/n (msn):130
Operator / Titles:Central Air Transport - CATC
City / Airport:San Diego - International (KSAN / SAN)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:26 October 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:44-33924
Alternate Serial:433924
Military Code:OB-924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Licence-built by:Canadian Vickers
C/n (msn):CV-420
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104846Submit Correction
View count: 370
Air Rescue Service Catalina from Hamilton Field flying over Marin County, north of San Francisco. Photographed from an AF Reserve AT-6C. Ex BuNo 67888, later to CF-NCJ.
Registration / Serial:44-33924
Alternate Serial:433924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-420
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:44-33924
Alternate Serial:433924
Military Code:OB-924
Aircraft Original Type:Consolidated 28 Catalina
Aircraft Generic Type:Consolidated PBY Catalina
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
Licence-built by:Canadian Vickers
C/n (msn):CV-420
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104846Submit Correction
View count: 370
Air Rescue Service Catalina from Hamilton Field flying over Marin County, north of San Francisco. Photographed from an AF Reserve AT-6C. Ex BuNo 67888, later to CF-NCJ.
Registration / Serial:44-33924
Alternate Serial:433924
Aircraft Version:Consolidated OA-10A Catalina
C/n (msn):CV-420
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
Location:In Flight
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:23 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
C/n (msn):10070
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104785Submit Correction
View count: 172
Sprayer aircraft operated by the SkySpray division of United Heckathorn. This is one of the C-82s that operated agricultural spraying missions in Florida. This Packet crashed at Boca Raton, FL on 8 August 1956, only three months after this photo was taken. The other C-82 on the right is N4829V.
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
C/n (msn):10070
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Original Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Generic Type:Fairchild C-82 Packet
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
C/n (msn):10070
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104785Submit Correction
View count: 172
Sprayer aircraft operated by the SkySpray division of United Heckathorn. This is one of the C-82s that operated agricultural spraying missions in Florida. This Packet crashed at Boca Raton, FL on 8 August 1956, only three months after this photo was taken. The other C-82 on the right is N4829V.
Registration / Serial:N4832V
Aircraft Version:Fairchild C-82A Packet
C/n (msn):10070
Operator / Titles:SkySpray / United Heckathorn
City / Airport:Hayward - Executive (KHWD / HWD)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:May 1956
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:0253
Military Code:4-F-10
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104774Submit Correction
View count: 184
One of my earlier photos, taken in 1937 and showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.
Registration / Serial:0253
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:0253
Military Code:4-F-10
Aircraft Original Type:Grumman Model 11
Aircraft Generic Type:Grumman F3F (G-11/19/22/32/37)
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104774Submit Correction
View count: 184
One of my earlier photos, taken in 1937 and showing an early F3F from the initial production batch for the US Navy. In those Black and White photography days we always preferred a Number 10 striped plane because the black always looked best on the finished photo. Red (Number 1) would come out dark but never as dramatic.
Registration / Serial:0253
Aircraft Version:Grumman F3F-1
C/n (msn):[ 0253 ]
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Oakland - Metropolitan Oakland International (KOAK / OAK)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1937
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104748Submit Correction
View count: 156
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Original Type:Sikorsky S-51
Aircraft Generic Type:Sikorsky S-51 (H-5/HO3S Dragonfly)
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104748Submit Correction
View count: 156
The wartime camouflage on the hangars was still evident in 1948.
Registration / Serial:48-526
Alternate Serial:8526
Aircraft Version:Sikorsky H-5G
C/n (msn):5174
Operator / Titles:USA - Army
City / Airport:San Rafael - Hamilton Army Airfield (SRF) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:15 June 1948
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:142200
Alternate Serial:2200
Military Code:NH-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-4/A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
C/n (msn):11454
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-113
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104713Submit Correction
View count: 148
Mounted on the pylon inside the main gate at Alameda Point (former NAS Alameda), beautifully repaired after the mishap on 14 June 2011 when the crane tipped over (see here).
Registration / Serial:142200
Alternate Serial:2200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
C/n (msn):11454
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:142200
Alternate Serial:2200
Military Code:NH-312
Aircraft Original Type:Douglas A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Generic Type:Douglas A-4/A4D Skyhawk
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
C/n (msn):11454
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
Unit Markings:VA-113
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:104713Submit Correction
View count: 148
Mounted on the pylon inside the main gate at Alameda Point (former NAS Alameda), beautifully repaired after the mishap on 14 June 2011 when the crane tipped over (see here).
Registration / Serial:142200
Alternate Serial:2200
Aircraft Version:Douglas A-4A Skyhawk (A4D-1)
C/n (msn):11454
Operator / Titles:USA - Navy
City / Airport:Alameda - NAS / Nimitz Field (KNGZ / NGZ) (closed)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:1 January 2012
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Alternate Serial:13299
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Manufacturers:Martin / General Dynamics
C/n (msn):156
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:52036Submit Correction
View count: 472
A rare one I think, at least it is the only one that I was ever able to photograph. It is a rebuild of B-57B 52-1573. Soon after this photo was taken, the RB-57F was redesignated to WB-57F.
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Alternate Serial:13299
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
C/n (msn):156
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Alternate Serial:13299
Aircraft Original Type:English Electric Canberra
Aircraft Generic Type:Martin B-57 Canberra
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
Manufacturers:Martin / General Dynamics
C/n (msn):156
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)
Photo ID:52036Submit Correction
View count: 472
A rare one I think, at least it is the only one that I was ever able to photograph. It is a rebuild of B-57B 52-1573. Soon after this photo was taken, the RB-57F was redesignated to WB-57F.
Registration / Serial:63-13299
Alternate Serial:13299
Aircraft Version:Martin RB-57F Canberra
C/n (msn):156
Operator / Titles:USA - Air Force
City / Airport:Fairfield - Travis AFB (KSUU / SUU)Map
Region / Country:California, United States
Photo Date:August 1968
Photo by:William T. Larkins (Bill Larkins)