Assigned at this time to CIFAS 00-328 but still wearing on fuselage SPA 155 "Petit Poucet" badge and GE 00- 314 "Ecole the chasse Christian Martel" on tail . Was sold to Turkish Air Force in 1982 and WFU in 1996. Reported preserved in Akhisar /Turkey.
A very welcome visitor to Brisbane on the way to New Zealand where it would be registered ZK-SKY. Unfortunately the great plans for this aircraft failed to eventuate and it eventually returned to the U.K. for many years before being scrapped at Southend in March 1991.
This DC-3 was originally 44-77020, a C-47B delivered to the RAF as KN655 in June 1945. To the Royal Canadian Air Force a year later, it received serial 12965 in 1970 before sold as surplus in 1974. With Ilford Riverton Airways and Northland Air Manitoba for ten years before going to France as F-GIAZ in March 1991. Presently registered F-GIDK and flying with Dakota Air Legend marked with it's original USAF serial number.
De Havilland Canada kept the prototype Dash 7 for development flying and company transport after certification. Pictured in the, then new house colors, the aircraft flew it's final flight to Rockliffe, ONT on October 26, 1988 when was donated to the Canada Aviation and Space Museum.