This aircraft was at this time the unique worldwide flying aircraft of this type. It had the markings of Groupe de Chasse (GC) 1/3 and 1st Flight badge of SPA 88 "Serpent". Unfortunately completely destroyed in a dramatic accident on 23 July 1986 at Vannes airfield, killing the French Air Force pilot C. Bove.
Westair Commuter Airlines acquired this Bandeirante in 1985 from Air Spirit after the latter ceased operations. The aircraft would get United Commuter colors soon as Westair became a United partner in 1986.
The Wickam B was designed by Boeing engineer Jim Wickham. It was donated to the Museum of Flight and displayed in the Seattle museum for a while then traded to the South Seattle Community College. Sold in 2002 and restored to flying condition.
Still carrying "Metromex One" name from its days with Petroleum Air Transport, this Lodestar was used for skydiving when photographed. Starting out as 42-56005, the air plane had a long history with such operators as LANICA, US Steel, General Dynamics and was used by the University of Chicago for cloud physics study. It's presently owned by the CAF Airpower Museum (N60JT) and flown in Commemorative Air Force events with its original Air Force serial.