Sharing the river with some rowers on the other side. Two days after this photo taken, this Beaver became re-registered in the name of its new owner - West Coast Air. New paint and titles: to be announced
Initially delivered to RAF as Sunderland Mk.III (JM719) in Aug 1943, converted to Mk.V in Sep 1944. Became a Sandringham 7 for BOAC as G-AKCO in Jul 1947, then sold in Australia as VH-APG in 1955 and finally to RAI in French Polynesia in 1958 until wfu in 1970. Joined the Musée de l'air in Paris in 1978. Unfortunately the aircraft was severely damaged in Feb 1984 by a strong storm.
Having seen their flying for Thomas Cook come to an end on September 23 when they ceased operating, some of Avion's fleet were subsequently chartered by the CAA/Titan Airways to operate repatriation flights for stranded passengers. Here, LY-VEC is positioning empty to Enfidha to collect its passengers, under an interesting cloudscape.