|I came across this rather random collection of prints in one of my old archive boxes. How I got them and who took them I can't remember - they are completely unmarked. All I know is that I didn't take them, and if you are the copyright owner of any of them, feel free to contact me.|
|Avia-Lombardi LM-5 Aviastar||I-AIAA|
|Aviation Traders ATL-90 Accountant||G-ATEL||First flew in January 1958 and was scrapped in 1960.|
|Boeing 737-100||D-ABEN||With Lufthansa from 1968 to 1981, when it became N407PE, later N59207.|
|Intermountain (IMCO) Callair A-9A||G-AVZA||Farm Aviation. Ex N26D, SE-EUA. Was 'ZA from 1967 to 1986 when it became G-TDFS. Was with Farm Aviation from 1967 to 1971.|
|Luscombe 8E Silvaire Deluxe floatplane||LN-PAU||Was written off in 1975.|
|Slingsby Skylark 4||Unknown||Photo has binder holes at the top and BGA stamps on the back. With the caption on the front, this is presumably a commercial print, so it's slightly odd that there's no publisher info.|
|Stinson 108-1 Voyager||N8970K|
|Temco D-16 (Twin Navion)||N113K||Registered in 1973, written off in July 1976 crash.|
These photos were given to me many years ago by an ex-navy man. They show Royal Navy Fairey Gannet AEW.3 XL474, coded 423, being arrested by the nylon barrier on HMS Ark Royal on 11 July 1960. The nosewheels had detached on take-off. The aircraft was returned to service and eventually crashed near Yeovilton on 29 June 1972.|
I bought these two photos from a shop - I've no idea where or when, the only clue being that i paid 50p for them. Handwritten on the back of both of them is "Washington Airport 15 Seater Eastern Airways Plane to NY 1933". The prints are actually sepia.|
Curtiss T-32C Condor II NC12374 (N12374) was built in 1933, registered to North American Aviation and operated by Eastern. It was apparently re-registered N12375 in 1937 and was one of four Condors sold to International Air Freight Ltd in the UK, being registered as G-AEWF on 4 May that year.
They were converted to freighters, but the firm closed down in 1938 and they were bought by the Air Ministry and stored at the company's base at Croydon. The RAF planned to use them as flying classrooms, and they were impressed in September 1939, 'WF being alllocated P5726. They were never converted or used, and were scrapped that December.