Wartime 41-20110, this C-53 became NC19923 with United Airlines in 1944. Pacific Coastal Airlines flew the airliner from 1977 until merged with Air West in 1980 and the DC-3 disposed of. The aircraft is presently N2948B at the time of uploading.
The Singapore Air Force brought Hunters and A-4 Skyhawks to Australia for the 1979 exercise. It led to the Singaporeans undertaking a lot of military training in the open skies of Australia. The Flying Training Institute has been based at RAAF Pearce since 1993. Photographer not known.
VH-TVC was bought from the Australia Army by the Victorian Forestry Department, which oddly decided to operate it as a warbird. However it did add dayglow paint to the roundels to make the aircraft more visible should it come down in a forest. It was reregistered VH-HQA in December 1986, by which time it had a more conventional warbird owner.