This FAA DC-3 was checking the ILS on runway 13L. It was acquired by the FAA (then CAA) from the USAAF (ex 41-7682) in Aug 1946 as NC86. It was reregd to N1 in 1953 and to N6 in 1961, and served with them as such until it crashed at Jefferson, PA on 27 Mar 1975.
Joining Finnair from new in 9.64, this Caravelle was sold to EAS as F-BJTU in 1.81 then to Global Colombia as HK-3955X. I saw it land after a beat-up at Villavicencio in Jan 1995 - an amazing sight made even more memorable by the earthquake that happened soon after! Derelict at BOG by 9.97 and presumed b/u
This is the first VC-10 ever built, which first flew on 29.6.62 from Weybridge. Used for development for the first six years then converted from Srs 1100 to 1109 and operated by MEA and BUA. She was damaged beyond repair in a hard landing at LGW on 28.1.72 and was broken up after a period of storage
Wardair's "Cy Becker" delivered in 4.66 was their first jet, regularly being used on Transatlantic services, 707s with non-stop capability not following until 1968. Love that smoke. Sold to Cruzeiro as PP-CJI in 5.73 then to Colombia as HK-3770, being used successively by Avesca, Transapel, Aerocor, Aerocar and Satena. Now used as a restaurant at El Dorado airport in fake Army Aviation colours
Seen immediately before final breaking up, this Heron served various British airlines from 1955 and was bought by Channel in 11.68 after a period with BIAS/Sabena as OO-BIA. Substantial parts of the scrap including front fuselage were seen in the Staravia yard at Lasham later that month along with the remains of sisters G-AMUK, G-AOZM and G-APKV