This 747 was delivered to Pan AM as N654PA "Clipper Pacific Trader" on April 27, 1971. Bought by Flying Tigers and converted to a freighter in 1983, it would become N626FE of Federal Express when the airlines merged on 1989. Last with United Parcel Service from 1991 until withdrawn and scrapped at Roswell, NM in 2008.
Britannia 767 taxying in on a wet Las Palmas Gando airfield with traditional loading and refuelling of the Orion 737-300. G-BLKD. Our Monarch 757 back to Luton was delayed by 2hrs, there was a great balcony after check-in, and I had the Camera......
VH-BRQ was converted to a floatplane in the US, where it was N32JW. It came to Australia in 1983 adn was operated by Aquatic Air. It was owned by Vic Walton, who had been a Nomad test and demonstration pilot. -BRQ returned to the US as N22NM in 1997.
Originally delivered as an L-18 to the RCAF in 1943, this Lodestar was sold to the USA in 1949. It was converted to a Howard 250 in 1961 and operated as a deluxe business aircraft until sold to the Volunteer Squadron of the Confederate Air Force in 1981. Photographed in full warbird colors, the big twin would be destroyed in a non-fatal take off accident in 2004.
VH-EBQ was delivered to Qantas in December 1979. It was leased to Air Pacific from December 1998 to August 2000 as DQ-FJI. It returned to Qantas service until November 2002 when it was ferried to Longreach, Queensland, for permanent display at the Qantas Founders Outback Museum. -EBQ had amassed more than 92,000 hours.
Delivered as N8093U in 10.68 and converted to freighter when leased to LAN Chile in 12.92, serving them till late 1999. Used by Emery for a couple of years and eventually scrapped at Roswell, NM in 2005