Delivered to the Army Air Force as 45-1098 just after the end of World War II, this C-47 was quickly passed through the Reconstruction Finance Corporation in December 1945. First flying in Venezuela, the aircraft returned to the USA in 1950 flying for several small carriers until bought by Basler Aviation in 2006. After turbo conversion it was sold to present owner Airborne Support in July 2009.
Arrival for participation to the International Conference on Airborne Resaerch for the Environment (ICARE). Was initially a C-47A-70 DL model built in 1943 for USAAF as 42-100764. An old nice lady without any wrinkle!
A very nice visitor! Initialy delivered to USAAF in May 1944 and assigned to 9th AF. Later used as civilian for Pioneer Airlines as N54729. Back to USAF inventory as C-117 C until 1952. Operated in 1971 by Indiana Department of Civil Defense as N11ND. Returned to USAF in 1973 as C-117C and placed on display at Vincennes University. Finally put in airworthy conditions again and converted in Basler BT-67 in 2012 and operated now by CGG Aviation for geophysical survey services to the oil gas and mineral.