Remarks: Still looking majestic despite the fact that she has spent many years in store at Rand, this C-118 started life as 51-3826 with the USAF when she was delivered in October 1952. Her life in the military continued until August 1975 when she was transferred to the US Department of Agriculture as N203GB, a registration that she carried until 1982 when she headed to Guatamala and began seven years in South America as TG-SAS with Lineas Aereas Mayas. In December 1989 the aircraft was purchased by Rubi Inc., registered as N54G and immediately WFU and stored at Miami, where she stayed until December 1996 when she was purchased by Service Air and flown to her present location at Rand and again WFU and stored. After such a long time on the ground it seems unlikely that this wonderful aeroplane will ever fly again.
Remarks: choice : civil designator DC.6A, navy designator R6Y-2, was in fact based OSH full time, as Basler purshased her when decomissioned and kept her flying this way on donkey's years... When pictured, she had completed two returns during the previous 18 months.