A three-tone brown/two tone green colorscheme, the painters did a great job on this adversary Skyhawk of Fighter Squadron (VF) 126 Bandits. The squadron was based at Naval Air Station Miramar (CA) and supported the Pacific Fleet in their adversary needs. Fighter ONE TWO SIX was disestablished on 1 April 1994. This particular Hot Rod, as the Skyhawk was nick-named, crashed in the Pacific off coast California due to an engine failure on 6 May 1992, only weeks before it was planned to retire for service.
Air Atlantique painted their airworthy DC-6 G-APSA in full KLM colours. This was done in the summer of 2007 at the KLM maitnenance facility in Amsterdam. This was done especially for the film "Bride Flight". In September of that year a large Propliner airshow was organized at Hamburg Internation Airport. The airlines DC-3 G-AMPY and DC-6 G-APSA arrived around the same time in Northern Germany, allowing this Air-to-Air shot over the streets of Hamburg.
When International Air Response (formerly T&G) moved their base of operation from Chandler Memorial to Coolidge Municipal Airport, they scrapped many of the redundant propliners that had been stored on the field. The nose section of former Macavia DC-6 was spared and probably went to a collector.