Travelling from San Fransciso to Los Angeles over the beautful Highway 1, I unexpectedly came across three 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) MH-47Gs at a civil airport named Half Moon Bay. what the secretive helicopters were doing at that location (they are based at Fort Campbell (KY)) was unknown to me, but it made me very happy!
Another original Curtiss Jenny, built by the Springfield Airplane Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. in 1918 and delivered to the US Army as its serial number 5002. To civil registry first as NC4800. She returned to the air as N5001 in 1976, but was no longer flying by 1996 and the registration was finally cancelled in 2017.
The only Winjeel to be painted in the "Fanta Can" colour scheme used by the RAAF's Macchi MB-326s. It was named for its similarity to the colours of popular soft drink. A85-443 was later camouflaged for use as a forward air control role. It was sold in the civilian market as VH-XRA, then later VH-CZE. As -CZE flew once again in the Fanta can colours but more recently has been painted in the standard Winjeel dayglow and silver and marked as "A85-404".