This DC-7 served as the "DC-7 Steak House" just east of Byron, which opened it doors in later 1981. It was located on the southwest corner of Georgia Highway 49 and Interstate 75, complete with an outdoor terrace with swimming pool. Had been closed and abandoned by the time this photo was taken. Unfortunately it was broken up for scrap a little while later.
This duo of Convairs saw service with Prinair during the early 1980s, but had been withdrawn from use for more than 4 years when this photo was taken. The one in front, N771PR, is special: it is the Convair 580 prototype, converted from a Convair 340 in 1959 (first flight as a Conv580 on 19 January 1960 as N5100). The one in the background is N900WC (c/n 110). Both aircraft were scrapped here during the early 1990s.
This former Prinair Convair has definitely seen better days. It probably ended up in storage here in the mid 1980s, after having been sold by Prinair to a truck rental company. It was acquired by Kelowna Flightcraft for spares in March 1990, and slowly reduced to scrap in the following years. It was officially cancelled from the register as 'scrapped' in May 1999.
Ex Air Afrique, had just been re-assembled following transport by boat and road from Luxembourg to this location in the Leeghwaterpark in Purmerend. It is now seen here being prepared for use as a pancake restaurant, carrying "Intralux" titles. The restaurant was abandoned in the 1990s and the aircraft set on fire by vandals several times between 29 July 1998 and 31 December 1999. This caused too much damage, and it was eventually broken up for scrap on 23 August 2000.
An impressive array of strain gauges decorates this venerable tanker aircraft. Fortunately its static test duties were only temporary, and this aircraft later returned to operational use unitil permanently withdrawn on 25 September 2013. On that day, this aircraft performed the last flight of a VC-10 worldwide.