Part of the French Air Force detachment within the Multinational Force & Observers (MFO) In Sinai Egypt. Note the Blue "Fleur de Lys" applied on the nose by the Canadian heli detachment from Quebec. Thi aircraft is now preserved within Canopee museum in Chateaudun Air Base.
In the summer of 1988, Ontario Express introduced the ATR-42 to Canada. This fourth of the type was delivered February 14, 1989. Sold to Inter-Canadian Airlines in 1998, the aircraft was bought back by the manufacturer in October 2001 after Inter-Canadian ceased flying. It was one of three former Inter-Canadian machines to be placed with First Air, who continue operate 13 of the type.
This C-47 saw a lot of the world starting with the 10th Army Air Force as 41-18689 flying out of India to China. Transferred to North Africa before the end of WWII, it was de-mobbed in Cairo in July 1945 and became TC-AKA with DHY (Devlet Hava Yollari) a year later. Next with General Mills, Inc in 1954, the aircraft came to Canada in 1970 as CF-NWU with Northwest Territorial Airways. Sold to Buffalo Airways in July 1991, it went to the USA as N62BA several months later. The registration was cancelled in 1994.
A rare and unique catch: This French Air Force DHC-6 was decked out to Québec roundel applied by Canadian Multinational Force and Observers staff in Sinai for a joke. This imaginary roundel stayed in place half a day only and the aircraft never flew with it.