This Dove was manufactured in 1961 and used as a company transport until August 1967. It was then sold in Ireland, becoming EI-ARV before joining the Irish Air Corps as 201. In October 1980 it came back on the UK civil register as G-ARSN again, before changing to G-LIDD in June 1983. Exported to Australia, it became VH-OBI on 30 October 1987.
Maurice Rolfe's long-awaited D.H.89A Domine/Dragon Rapide VH-UXZ 'Lady Penrhyn' made its first post-restoration flight on 28 March 2014. The aircraft was built for the RAF in 1944 as a Domine, NR713. It was later civil registered as G-AJSL. The markings recall the original VH-UXZ of ANA, cn 6365, which crashed off Flinders Island in 1943.
The "N" was later removed (see photo I/D 155894). Ex LN-KLV Nor-Fly. Purchased by a private individual early August 1976 and displayed on the spectators roof terrace. So it couldn't have long been there when I took this shot. When that spectators terrace closed down the aircraft was moved to the Visitors Park at Munich Airport and was painted as HB-IRN. Still there as of 2019. I took a photo of this aircraft still in active service as LN-KLV in July 1975 (see photo I/D 164557).
Wartime C-47 44-76631 was transferred to the RAF as KN485 in April 1945. Briefly registered CF-GBG for ferry from Cairo to Montreal for the RCAF in 1951. The aircraft kept the original KN485 serial until the numbering system changed in 1968 and it became 12925. Disposed of in 1975 to become C-GWUG, the aircraft is pictured on lease to Air BC. It crashed into hill tops when flying freight with Kelowna Flightcraft / Purolator Courier during night VFR operations and low ceilings on January 13, 1999.
Operated by Centre National d'Études des Télécommunications (CNET) as 13142 / F-SEBD since 1964, until transferred to Amicale Jean-Baptiste Salis (AJBS) on 24 May 1980. In 1981 it was allocated registration F-BLOZ, but this was not taken up. In the mid 1980s it became a static exhibit at La Ferté-Alais, and in 1989 it was used in the movie "Suivez Cet Avion", painted with "Honeymoon Airways" titles. In the 1990s the C-47 was painted in USAAF markings with various fake serials, first 315111, then 315101 and finally as seen here, as 313142 (based on the c/n). In 2015 a new restoration project was started for this aircraft.