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This Dakota carries the FAA registration of N473DC. It was built by Douglas as a C-47A-75-DL Skytrain with Douglas c/n 19345 and USAAF s/n 42-100882, according to Joe Baugher's information. During WWII, this C-47 served with both the USAAF and the RAF.

Mr Baugher's history regarding this Douglas aircraft also includes:

"100882 (MSN 19345) delivered to USAAF Dec 28, 1943 and assigned to 9th AF Troop Carrier Command Feb 1944 and operated by 87th TCS. used during Operation Elmira, towing gliders on D-Day for 82nd Airborne Division. 438th Troop Carrier Group, Greenham Common, Berkshire; fitted with model 80 Glider pick-up gear to recover an assault glider from the D-Day landing grounds for refurbishment/re-use in future operations; towed an assault glider in Operation Elmira on D Day (carried soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division) and re-supply after the landings; recovered WACO assault gliders from Normandy landing grounds July/August 1944; To RAF as Dakota III TS422 Sep 2, 1944 from USAAF stock in UK. Assigned to No 1 Heavy Glider Servicing Unit, 38th Airborne Forces Group at Netheravon, Wiltshire Sep 2, 1944. Recovered gliders from Normandy landing grounds and collected and delivered WACO, Hadrian and Airspeed Horsa assault gliders to RAF bases prior to Operation Market Garden (Arnhem) and later, in March 1945 in readiness for Operation Varsity, the Rhine Crossing; No.435 (RCAF) Squadron, Down Ampney, Wiltshire August 1945. To RCAF Apr 1, 1946; Foreign Liquidation Commission; ferried to Canada April 1946; operated throughout Canada in numerous roles, including glider tug, parachute transport, search and rescue and medi-vac (fitted with skis and jet take off rockets), Pilot conversion trainer, Military freighter and troop carrier; operated in the far North of Canada, well above the Arctic Circle using specially fitted sun compass, due to the proximity to the North Pole; SOC 1966; To civilian registry as CF-KAZ, later as C-FKAZ. Registered as CF-KAZ Keir Air Tpt Ltd, Edmonton 29Mar67. Registered to Air Commonwealth Alberta Ltd, Edmonton 1ODec69. Registered to Trans Provincial Airlines 20Jul70. To Laurentian Air Svces 1975. Trans Provincial Airlines Ltd 1975. Reregistered C-FKAZ 1976. Pacific Coastal Airlines Jul78. Airwest Airlines Ltd, Richmond May80. Superior A/ws Sep80. Ontario Central Airlines, Gimli, Manitoba, Apr81. Ilford Riverton, Dec81. Bearskin Lake Air Service, Dec82. Cancelled Feb 25, 1985. To N5831B. Registration N473DC reserved Aug 2, 2005, taken up Jun 14, 2006. Currently operated by Dakota Heritage of Liverpool, England painted in original USAAF colors [code 3X-P]."

Written on 21.01.2018 by cliff731

Picture with no information!

Written on 21.01.2018 by Charles Peele

cannot go wrong with a C47 pic, thanks for posting this

Written on 21.01.2018 by ian mcdonell

stunning pic thanks

Written on 21.01.2018 by ian mcdonell

The persons giving this photograph anything less than a five should be grossly ashamed of themselves. Where else is there a photograph of a L-1011 Tanker's lower rear section. Anyone who has had the opportunity to walk around the underside of these large aircraft and observe the multiple panels, ports, intakes, exhausts, etc. would appreciate the photographer obtaining this rare and descriptive photograph. BRAVO, BRAVO, BRAVO and THANK YOU to John Marotta! An additional thank you to Authur Moss for his comment and identification of this Royal Air Force Tanker. Good Job!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Flew on this aircraft DEC 1984 MIA LAX First Class, then, Jan 2 1985 LAX MIA First Class. The outbound was the well known Flight 5 and return was Flight 4. Nicknamed the Movie "Star" flights because of various Hollywood, CA actor/commuters utilizing the rare non-stops between LAX & MIA. The flight numbers went on to other aircraft on the international routes, some around the world as the fantastic Pan American Airlines was known for. Miss PAA greatly, but, have very fond memories.

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Excellent! Thanks for uploading this historical photograph.

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Great shot of the Mustang!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Super photograph!!!!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Great photograph and framing. Noted the detailed description of where, who own's it and the actual J230D designation of the aircraft. Excellent!!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Awesome, quality shot of the Jabiru.

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Excellent photo by a prolific poster to FlightAware. Keep them coming Robert Myers!!!!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Showing the three-blade propeller on this plain-white wrapper, J450. It looks like the morning dew is covering the windows and exterior somewhat. Excellent framing by photographer Simon Coates.

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Excellent photograph of a beautiful Jabiru J230 (noting the cowl labeling of J230 and no back seats = J230 apparently).

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Excellent shot of this Jabiru J450. Love it!

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Great shot of this Jabiru J450 without the wheel pants, showing the landing gear rims and tires.

Written on 21.01.2018 by ROBERT MILLS JR

Looks like they are shooting you shooting them!!! Fantastic shot and great luck to get a special paint job too.

Written on 21.01.2018 by zimbo1956

Only guess I had was maybe a new flight from Heathrow.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Eric Shepherd

What was it getting sprayed for?

Written on 21.01.2018 by Nathan Gute

danke. ja an der A5,kam tief rein!

Written on 21.01.2018 by Uwe Zinke

danke

Written on 21.01.2018 by Uwe Zinke

USN P-8 Poseidon photobomb

Written on 21.01.2018 by corsair2

sehr schön. Relativ weit unten an der A5 position, oder?

Written on 21.01.2018 by Fabian Dirscherl

geil

Written on 21.01.2018 by Fabian Dirscherl

Great paint job!

Written on 21.01.2018 by philiphughesmd

Thanks Tvan...

Written on 21.01.2018 by Tom Vance

Thanks Ned. I have a lot to learn about Military lettering.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Tom Vance

Cool!

Written on 21.01.2018 by shrudini

Nice shot!

Written on 21.01.2018 by shrudini

A Bristol Bolingbroke disguised as a Bristol Blenheim Mk1.
A Bolingbroke is the Canadian version of the Blenheim.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Thomas D

The glorious Hercules, the most beautiful of them all! C-130 rolling down the strip, PJ daddy goin take a little trip.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Bill Sampson

I don't care what anyone say...the Herc is the most beautiful of them all.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Bill Sampson

Anybody else see a little B-58 Hustler parentage in this picture?

Written on 21.01.2018 by John Van dyke

Beautiful. Looks like the father of the B-1 from other angles.

Written on 21.01.2018 by John Van dyke

What is this?

Written on 21.01.2018 by John Van dyke

Thank you John, glad you like it. We launched 24 RON shuttle and mainline aircraft every morning in that era. The deice pad was a busy place!

Written on 21.01.2018 by Dave Sheehy

Thanks for sharing these great shots, Dale. Excellent stuff!

Written on 21.01.2018 by Dave Sheehy

^^^^ Thank you, Jim! I appreciate the info!

Written on 21.01.2018 by corsair2

If that does not put a smile on your face,

Written on 21.01.2018 by Bill Sampson

I am a retired AF PJ and retired just a few miles from KI Saywer. I sure miss that Jet noise. There is a reason the BUFFS are still in the air. What a beautiful sight to be hold.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Bill Sampson

This must have been some years ago.

Written on 21.01.2018 by kenneth miller

Check out short U-Tube clip of 'Shark in Alexandra Canal'
Its just next to the far right train bridge pylon in the photo.
A 2 metre Bull Shark from Botany Bay!

Written on 21.01.2018 by mike prendergast

Sigh... rest assured, KIAH has not been rotated 90 degrees, just buggy exif data.

Written on 21.01.2018 by thegrump

Great pic., just don't know who it belongs to, by the flt.'s it has taken?

Written on 21.01.2018 by jim garrity

No Caden - it is NOT ok. It is time that FA Admins start monitoring the quality of pics. My opinion.

Written on 21.01.2018 by Viv Pike

Jeff Mark - the FAA registration on this nice Cherokee was cancelled on 08 Jan 2018 and it adds the a/c was "deregistered". Perhaps it was sold to a new owner and the registration number was changed?

Written on 20.01.2018 by cliff731

(O.O)

Written on 20.01.2018 by kenneth miller

My first plane from 2003 to about 2006. Glad to see it's still flying.

Written on 20.01.2018 by jeff mark

This B-52H should be USAF s/n 61-0017 and Boeing's MSN 464444 according to Joe Baugher's published information.

Mr. Baugher adds this also:

"0017 named "Renegade" with 92nd BW in Apr 1989. Named “The Lone Star Lady II” in April 2016."

Written on 20.01.2018 by cliff731

It's a bit blury

Written on 20.01.2018 by A F

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