Remarks: From my collection-not taken by me, but given to me some years ago by a former work colleague, whose uncle took the photo not long after the war, whilst serving in the RAF "somewhere in southern France." In the background, a Bloch 220-a very obscure type.
Remarks: In flight somewhere over southern Germany, on board the Red Bull DC6B-the pinnacle of my propliner ambitions. I was very honoured to be invited to go on board the aircraft for this flight from the ILA at Berlin Schonefeld to the Flying Bulls base at Salzburg. My 300th upload.
Remarks: Gate guardian at the brand new (opened on 8th May) Volandia Museum, immediately adjacent to Malpensa. Stunning desert camouflage scheme on this beautifully preserved veteran. 13-9-10: sorry guys, but I've just found out this is in fact a replica. Sure is convincing though and still a nice looking aircraft, plus probably better to put a modern replica out as the gate guardian, rather than a precious World War 2 fighter. No attempt to mislead intended.
Remarks: During my-probably once in a very long time-visit to Airline History Museum, I had the amazing good fortune for the Super Connie to be taken out of the hangar and all four engines run up! Here you see the first one spinning.
Remarks: I made a special journey down from Manchester to North Weald (about 180 miles), to see two DC4s/C54s which had just made the transatlantic crossing-see photo elsewhere in database by me-and was rewarded by not just seeing them, but also this Dak, "Fifi Kate," and amazingly good light for late November in the UK.
Remarks: This is how this magnificent aircraft looked in September 2001 (just three days after 9/11 incidentally), at the start of a restoration programme which has since been completed. Now the aircraft is fully restored and resplendent in Air France 1950s colours.