The airtanker numbers were 'translated' to their tailnumbers on my Airtanker Id - page. this on their Facebook page, on 24Jul2013, adding: "Doesn't that De Havilland Beaver look handsome with tundra tires!
published this photo, among others, of C-47B 2100847 (L4 B), being put on transport recently from its location of former Valkenburg AB (Netherlands) -where it was used as a prop to the musical 'Soldaat van Oranje'- to a location in Luxembourg (Ardennes) for the filming of a documentary, published this remarkable photo on his Bush Flying Captured Facebookpage, adding: "A big thanks to the boys at Northwest Flying, Jack Pope, Shane Pope in C-FHZA and Brett Gauthier in C-FNKL. We took some rafters out to 'Yellow Jacket' the other day, and the weather's been just great for them!
My wife Susie and I purchased it from Reggie Hopwood in West Memphis, AR and flew it to Arizona.
Susie and I purchased N5831B because we realized how important it was to save this real battle tested warbird!
This classic transport was used as a backdrop in a tv film called 'A Far Country' and was seen stored at Camden, Sydney (NSW) in 1987.
This from Here is from another source: RDPL-34003 Douglas C-54A c/n 10420 ex 42-72315, NL-305, PH-TAG, F-BDRY, CN-CCE, F-BJHE, TU-TBQ, F-BJHE, XW-PNI Lao Aviation. The question is: is this the same Beech 18 that is parked these days at Malaga? The ‘EC-ASJ’ preserved at Malaga is c/n BA-6 in false marks, which was originally N3600B, CN-MAQ (Royal Moroccan Air Force), PH-LPS, N9886A." By , as seen in 1970, is Beech C-45H Expeditor c/n AF-752, currently based in airworthy condition in Spantax colours at Cuatro Vientos, with the Fundación Infante de Orleáns.
That one has a different looking nose and different radar equipment, but carries tailnumber EC-ASJ plus Spantax S. It was first registered as EC-ASJ on , initially with Trabajos Aéreos Insulares. Convair CV580 VH-PDX (c/n 126) at Cairns, awaiting another load to haul.
Previous identities included N5816 C-FIWN; registered on 14Jan08 to Pionair Australia Pty Ltd as VH-PDX, arriving 06Feb08 in Sydney, to start a career 'downunder'.
I started the restoration of the airplane by locating and adding the astrodome, replaced the damaged vertical stabilizer, replacing all the plexiglass in the rear cargo area, stripping the 'civilian' paint job, replacing 90% of all the external screws, nuts and bolts...
We also replaced the interior flooring and cleaned the interior belly area, which was a huge job and consumed over 100 gallons of water and degreaser!