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Lockheed Vega
Lockheed Vega
Man with two seat light plane
light plane and passengers

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Four prop transport, Hercules.

sea plane

From caz.caswell:
There were 2 CF-BKE; One a G-21 Goose & the other a G-73 Mallard C-GIWD was used on the Wardair MU-2 & again on an A-310.

CF-FUN, CF-DJC were also used twice on Mr Wards aircraft.

De Havilland had a series of test registrations with one turning up on 3 dash 8's :)

From mrwidgeon1948:
Cas is correct, this was the 13th Grumman Goose built, cn 1013.

It was delivered in May of 1938 and turned over to the RCAF early in WW II, so the photo probably dates (judging by the flowers) from the Summer of 1938 or 1939.

The SECOND CF-BKE was indeed a Grumman Mallard, cn J-2, the 2nd Mallard built.
It still survives based in the U.S. as a privately owned airplane.

Both CF-BKEs were originally sold to the same man, J.P. Bickle, owner of McIntire Porcupine Mines Ltd..

Riddle Air Lines

Riddle Airlines.
ParkStreetParrot on Flickr says: Curtiss C46 Commando , was still around in 1977 , when it was damaged in a wheels up landing at Miami.


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Girl with light plane

NTSB Identification: NYC02LA180.
The docket is stored in the Docket Management System (DMS). Please contact Records Management Division
Accident occurred Thursday, August 29, 2002 in Louisa, VA
Probable Cause Approval Date: 7/23/2003
Aircraft: Cessna 150, registration: N60425
Injuries: 1 Serious, 1 Minor.
The student taxied onto the runway, applied full power, the engine responded, and the airplane accelerated as expected. After climbing through approximately 50 feet agl, the engine suddenly lost all power. The instructor took the controls, set the airplane back down onto the runway, and applied maximum braking. The airplane overran the end of the runway, impacted a small ditch that was concealed by grass, and nosed over. Examination of the wreckage revealed no preimpact failures or malfunctions. In addition, three different engine runs were performed with the engine on the accident airplane, and no anomalies were identified.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident as follows: A loss of engine power for an undetermined reason.

Observation plane
North American O-47

Observation plane 02
North American O-47
Single engine plane
Douglas O-43

Yellow airplane
Man in racing plane
Man and DC3

Man and light plane 02
Two men and light plane
I think it's British
D. Sheley on Flickr says:
It's an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy C1 transport used by the RAF from the early 1960's till the 1980's

Twin engine bomber
Martin B-10?

Old sea plane

Boeing B-17
Twin engine US air force

D. Sheley on Flickr says:
North American B-25H-1-NA Mitchell
Serial number 43-4111

This appears to be a post-war shot because all the armament has been removed and faired over. She would've carried an impressive amount of firepower when rolled out of the factory too, with a total of 14 .50 cal machine guns and a 75mm cannon.

- 4 fixed forward firing machine guns in the nose.
- 4 fixed forward firing guns in pods on either side of the cockpit, 2 on each side.
- 75mm cannon in nose, same as in Sherman tank
- 2 guns in top turret.
- 2 guns in tail position.
- 1 in each waist position

Two seat low wing

Two seat low wing

Twin Engine US air force


D. Sheley on Flickr says:

This is a P-47D-25-RE Thunderbolt painted like the personal aircraft of Lt. Col. David C. Schilling (a native of Leavenworth,KS) from the 62nd Fighter Squadron, 56th Fighter Group, 8th Air Force. Col. Schilling names his airplane "Hairless Joe" and its serial number was 42-26641. Interestingly the 56th kept painting their planes even after the USAAF started receiving them in NMF and they had a unique camo paint scheme for each squadron that no other group in the 8th AF shared. The 56th also kept flying the P-47 after all the other groups in the 8th converted to the P-51 Mustang.
Looks like a Me-109 behind the P-47 also.

A-26 Daisy Mae
Douglas A-26 Daisy Mae


airplane from wing

airshow B17
light plane
Early Aircraft

Delectable Doris 04

D. Sheley on Flickr says:
"Delectable Doris" is still around today at the Fantasy of Flight Museum in Polk City,Florida. She was originally an RAF aircraft, serving with No. 357 and No. 232 Squadrons and then was sent to the Indian A.F. This aircraft is a B-24J Liberator (s/n 44-44272).

The original "Delectable Doris" was a B-24J-1-FO (s/n 42-50551) that served with the 566th Bomb Squadron, 389th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force and was shot down by AAA on Feb. 3,1945.

Delectable Doris 05

This is one of 15 very small negatives, measuring about .5 X .75 inches. I am not sure what camera was involved. They are very scratched and damaged but the content is so interesting they deserved a look.

Delectable Doris 01

Five negatives feature a look at B-24 Liberator Bomber "Delectable Doris"
More information is here about halfway down the page.

Three negatives feature a P-47 single engine fighter SR# 42-226422.
A better shot can be found HERE!

And last. six negatives show a B-26/A-26 SR#N9990Z that appears to have had an "ouchie". Some history is found HERE!

about half way down the page. The damage apparently occurred in March of 1975 when a wheel collapsed. Since it is unrepaired in these pictures, it dates the negatives around that time.

B-26/A-26 SR#N9990Z 04
B-26/A-26 SR#N9990Z 01

D. Sheley on Flickr says:
Things like a gear collapse wasn't uncommon for the A-26 later in their life. The airframes were used so hard for so long that they were literally falling apart while still serving with the USAF. I think there were several instances of Invaders breaking up in flight because the main spar would snap in two. The A-26 was used in three wars and I bet the USAF would still be flying them if they could....she was a great old bird.

Here is a bit of info for ya....they were designated A-26 during WW2, B-26 during Korea but changed back to A-26 for Vietnam. Apparently the Tiawanese government balked at having bombers based in thier country so the USAF just changed the designation.

B-26/A-26 SR#N9990Z 05

P-47 42-2642 01

This is one of 15 very small negatives, measuring about .5 X .75 inches. I am not sure what camera was involved. They are very scratched and damaged but the content is so interesting they deserved a look The end tag frame was scanned to make sure nothing was on it.

Three negatives feature a P-47 single engine fighter SR# 42-226422.
A better shot can be found HERE!

P-47 42-2642 02
P-47 42-2642 03

Yellow training aircraft

Yellow trainer

Light plane taking off.

Navy fueler

Unknown Four Engine transport aircraft
British Bomber gear collapse

From fulvue on Flickr:
This is a Halifax bomber conversion to a civilian transport - Handley Page Halton. G-AIOI was operated by Bond Air Services and this was during the Berlin Airlift. The incident occurred on 9 Apr 1949 at Schleswig (I think where Bond operated from during the airlift).

See below for some additional info (re civilian input to the Berlin Airlift):

"Warning of the arrival of the civilian aircraft to Germany, scheduled for 4 August 1948, was not received until the 1st, but in spite of this short notice the necessary arrangements were made for the first sorties to take place on the following day. The first sortie was flown at night by Halton G-AIOI (Captain Treen) of Bond Air Services, which landed at Gatow at 03:10
local time. This aircraft carried out five return flights between Wunstorf and Berlin in the first 24 hours of operations, which produced a total of 33 sorties from the civil side."

Taken from site: Location=U...

It is possible to imagine the strain placed on the aircraft, flying continuously and heavily laden, eventually resulting in this 'prang'.

Crashed plane

Number 4065 Under Construction
Biplane under construction with ground crew

Twin engine bomber
Lockheed Neptune
American Airlines Flagship Newark
American Airlines Flagship Newark
Convair 240 N94220 N94200 02 12/48 12/57 F/S SAN DIEGO; F/S ACADIA
36 CV-240-0 NC94220 N94220 PP-CFB N21136 [B/U]

Forestry Plane
Navy Hellcat
Two men and a light plane
Bud on an Aeromarine
On reverse: Bud on an Aeromarine

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