Built as 42-24340 this C-47 was delivered to the Royal Canadian Air Force with serial 663 in September 1943. It went to Alberta Northern Airways in 1973 and was leased or sold to various airlines until Pem-Air flew it until 1979. To the USA as N211Q, it was sold to SAEP Colombia (Servicios Aéreos Especializados en Transportes Petroleros) becoming HK-3031. The aircraft suffered a non-fatal crash returning to the airport after an engine failure and burned out at Bogotá on February 8, 1986.
Avianca leased this 707 from Aircraft Trading and Services Inc. (ATASCO) from 1977 - 84. Originally with Pan AM, it was delivered February 27, 1964 as N790PA Clipper Courser. Several other leases as TF-AEA and N288V until returning to Colombia with TAMPA Cargo registered HK-3333X in 1987. The freighter was broken up at Medellin, Colombia in December 2000.
An early 747 delivered to Air France March 1, 1972. After a short lease to Kabo Air April-June 1994 it was used as a back up aircraft with a plain white color scheme until stored in Paris (LBG) Dec 6 1995. Ferried to Opa Locka, FL Mar 26 1996, dismantling began Dec 1996 which was finished by the end of March 1997.
The Retreat was a farming property near Minore, which in turn is near Dubbo. It was the home of the Western Speedway track, which served as the airstrip for VH-PUF. At the time of the photo -PUF was no longer registered. The speedway too has since passed into history.
Delivered to BOAC May 3, 1973, this 747 was named Ullswater when it flew it's last British Airways revenue flight October 30, 1999. Stored at Roswell, NM, the aircraft was broken up by the end of the year.
Delivered to Lufthansa March 31, 1975 as one of a dozen that flew international services. Sold to Skyjet Brazil in September 1994 registered N606GC, but the airline ceased operations December 1996. Next with Gemini Air Cargo from December 1997 until they too, ceased operations August 12, 2008 and the aircraft went to Roswell, NM for storage.
Photographed from near the entrance to the GA park. The car park there was one of the last public places where you could take unobstructed photos with a standard lens of aircraft taxiing. The area has been redeveloped and the car park is now "airside".
WD767 was used by the British Defence Ministry at the Woomera missile range. Its final flight was to Mildura in 1975 for the Warbirds Aviation Museum. After that museum closed, WD767 was shipped to New Zealand for the Subritzky Aircraft Collection at Dairy Flat, Silverdale.