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Piedmont was bought by US Airways in 1989. US Airways merged into American Airlines in 2013.

Written on 26/06/2017 by Paul Wisgerhof

John, you're very welcome and thanks for the kind words. David Gold is certainly one of only a few who can lay claim to ownership of a B-17!

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

Thank you very much Cliffe l.learned very much from your posts..
Who would have thought the only B17 in U.K. is owned by David Gold!
Fair play.

Written on 26/06/2017 by John mcGeoghan

This Bell 407 helicopter has flotation gear installed on its skids.

The FAA Registry indicates it belongs to the "Empire State" of New York... and the "Division of State Police".

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

Rick... thanks very much for the kind words and I do enjoy your photos uploaded on the FA site. I hope you'll consider adding those single T-38 photo captures too.

By the way, that very nice Embraer EMB-135LR showing in the foreground would just so happen to be owned by and registered to McKee Foods of Collegedale, TN... the "Little Debbie" bakery folks!!!

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

Yep. I've got some singles of them, and I may post them later. But I've already got several T-38 shots up on the HSV FlightAware page. Always appreciate your comments, Cliff!

Written on 26/06/2017 by Rick Finch

A very nice photo capture of the B-17G, G-BEDF.

Here it is showing the port side's "Sally B" nose art.

The starboard side nose art of G-BEDF is painted as the "Memphis Belle".

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

A very nice close-up view of G-BEDF, showing the starboard side "Memphis Belle" nose art.

This B-17 was originally assigned USAAF s/n 44-85784, as a Lockheed-Vega built B-17G-105-VE with c/n 8693, according to Joe Baugher's published information.

Mr. Baugher further provides this additional history:

"B-17G built by Lockheed-Vega Airplane Company as part of pooled production... converted to EB-17G and to ETB-17G. Sold to Institut Geographique National of France as F-BGSR. Sold to American users as N17TE but never taken to USA. Moved to Britain and re-registered as G-BEDF. Currently flying as *Sally B* with B-17 Preservation Ltd of Duxford with false tail number 124485 (Memphis Belle). Used in remake of film *Memphis Belle*".

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

A truly outstanding photo capture of this B-17G, G-BEDF.

It was originally assigned USAAF s/n 44-85784, as a Lockheed-Vega built B-17G-105-VE with c/n 8693, according to Joe Baugher's published information.

Mr. Baugher further provides this additional history:

"B-17G built by Lockheed-Vega Airplane Company as part of pooled production... converted to EB-17G and to ETB-17G. Sold to Institut Geographique National of France as F-BGSR. Sold to American users as N17TE but never taken to USA. Moved to Britain and re-registered as G-BEDF. Currently flying as *Sally B* with B-17 Preservation Ltd of Duxford with false tail number 124485 (Memphis Belle). Used in remake of film *Memphis Belle*".

Written on 26/06/2017 by cliff731

Look amazing

Written on 25/06/2017 by Justin Jackson

John mcGeoghan - Here's a link to photos of the U.K. registered G-BEDF as showing on FlightAware's site:

http://flightaware.com/photos/aircraft/GBEDF

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

Richard is correct. If you look at some of the other photos, you can clearly see that it's a DC-10-30 as it does not have the MD11 winglets.

Written on 25/06/2017 by Brian Carlin

John mcGeoghan - I believe there is one (1) example of a B-17 showing in the U.K. Civil registry... "G-BEDF", which is a B-17G model.

From the U.K. Civil Aviation Authority website:

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=detailnosummary&fullregmark=BEDF

http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/modalapplication.aspx?catid=1&pagetype=65&appid=1&mode=reg&fullregmark=BEDF

It was originally assigned USAAF s/n 44-85784, as a Lockheed-Vega built B-17G-105-VE with c/n 8693, according to Joe Baugher's published information.

Mr. Baugher further provides this additional history:

"B-17G built by Lockheed-Vega Airplane Company as part of pooled production... converted to EB-17G and to ETB-17G. Sold to Institut Geographique National of France as F-BGSR. Sold to American users as N17TE but never taken to USA. Moved to Britain and re-registered as G-BEDF. Currently flying as *Sally B* with B-17 Preservation Ltd of Duxford with false tail number 124485 (Memphis Belle). Used in remake of film *Memphis Belle*".

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

The T-38 Talons' "CB" tailcode markings say they are visiting your Carl T. Jones Field from their home at Columbus AFB, near Columbus, MS... thanks for sharing this photo with us!

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

12 of these beauts still flying I believe. Incredible dedication any UK side?

Written on 25/06/2017 by John mcGeoghan

This one was just on TV yesterday (Channel 4 here) making a rescue. Outstanding pic. *****

Written on 25/06/2017 by Gary Schenauer

TYVM for sharing the sights and action at O85, T. Great clicks.

Written on 25/06/2017 by Gary Schenauer

5 *s (and it is worth twice as much). Superior snap, Alien! Love the blurred prop capture.

Written on 25/06/2017 by Gary Schenauer

As this pic is being posted, N660DL has departed RNO and is enroute to Atlanta. It will arrive at ATL in about an hour and a half.

Written on 25/06/2017 by Gary Schenauer

The one voter has no clue................got all the info and nice picture as difficult it is with the atmosphere at times. Have a 5 to even it up.

Written on 25/06/2017 by warmwynds

That's the new paint job

Written on 25/06/2017 by Chris Crawford

thank you, fixed!!

Written on 25/06/2017 by Uwe Zinke

Great composition!

Written on 25/06/2017 by Bill Orton

Probably this has to be P4-KCB. P4-KCD is an Embraer 190.

Written on 25/06/2017 by nummerdo

Great shot. Flight deck lighting is a nice touch

Written on 25/06/2017 by Rick OBrien

labelled as B29 instead of B429

Written on 25/06/2017 by germgermain

Hi Richard, great comment! We have a couple of cargo config CV-580 based in SYD. But no Dart powered 640's.

Written on 25/06/2017 by CHRIS ROBEY

What a beautiful airplane. The Prop adds a little something special. Nice work, Gents.

Written on 25/06/2017 by Tim Hoggarth

danke

Written on 25/06/2017 by Fabian Dirscherl

this isn't FJQ

Written on 25/06/2017 by Cameron McDermott

Casey... where were these photos taken?


Might it have been at the Ag Aviation Museum?

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

Casey... You're very welcome and thanks for posting this one for us to enjoy!!!

Yes, I do remember now your photo uploads from that Keesler AFB airshow... :-)

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

I used to see these flying out of Meridian NAS, McCain Field, KNMM... definitely a variant of "Heinemann's hotrod"...!!!

Written on 25/06/2017 by cliff731

Very cool!

Written on 24/06/2017 by Tom Vance

Agreed, Too bad I can't get great shots like this at KRDD.

Written on 24/06/2017 by Tom Vance

That's a Convair CV-640.. It's powered by Rolls Royce Dart engines. If you research the registration. You'll find it was N640R, prior to XA-UNH. I flew it and other CV-640's at Zantop International Airlines.

Written on 24/06/2017 by Richard Neibert

Beautiful !! This bird is so photogenic

Written on 24/06/2017 by Angel Vee

Cliff, thanks for the info! It took a little searching for me to find just the serial number, also this was from the 2015 Keesler AFB Air Show which you remember I posted from. I recently remembered this was there and here it is!

Written on 24/06/2017 by Casey Samnek

nice plane ..... pty about the foreground clutter !

Written on 24/06/2017 by Bill Mallinson

This aircraft is abandoned at SBCG Campo Grande Airport, Brazil

Written on 24/06/2017 by evertoncwb

Not a 747-200, this would be a -8.

Written on 24/06/2017 by Max W

You're welcome, Leslie... and I enjoyed reading your comments. That's a very nice looking 172 Skylane and I hope your restoration goes well for ya'll. I have always liked the Cessnas built before "Omni-Vision"!

Most all the ag aircraft I see now are turbine powered. I was north of town (and 87I) yesterday and couldn't help but notice one very large field that had a cotton crop growing in past years, but has been planted with corn this year.

As to your Dad's Thrush aircraft he operated, I certainly miss hearing the sound of those older radial engines.

Written on 24/06/2017 by cliff731

super Foto

Written on 24/06/2017 by Mathias Böttcher

Casey, given your photo location at Kessler AFB, this might be one of the Fairchild-Swearingen RC-26B "Metroliner" aircraft operated and supported by the 186th Air Refueling Wing, MS ANG, at Key Field ANG Base, Meridian, MS. ANG units in Florida and Texas have also operated the RC-26B, so it might be supported by one of those units.

According to Joe Baugher's information, this RC-26B, USAF s/n 94-0264, was originally built by Fairchild-Swearingen as a C-26B Metro III, with c/n DC-862B. It was later converted to a RC-26B variant.

Written on 24/06/2017 by cliff731

And all these years I thought that was a chase photo of an early Phoenix firing!

Written on 24/06/2017 by Bill Butler

Thanks Cliff, I'm basically doing a flying restoration, it needed some attention as my Dad lost his medical about 10 yrs ago. He ran a 1976 Thrush S2R with a P&W R1340 and loaded many times where he is standing in the picture. When the boll weevil eradication program was implemented he was running 3 Thrush and sometimes 4. I'll post more pictures when I can dig them up.
I posted 87I but we still have the airstrip and hangar he worked from. It was a good area for ag work but with cotton crops basically gone from the area and corn taking its place its less opportunity to do ag flying here now. Plus with bigger ag planes now that can ferry further faster it is not conducive to old aircraft like he had.

Written on 24/06/2017 by Leslie Nash

I busted an eardrum for this shot. Loudest thing I've ever heard. If anyone wants to check out the video find it here: https://instagram.com/p/BVn3NUhFDkO/

Written on 24/06/2017 by Chris Leipelt

This aircraft was previously registered as N63WD.

Written on 24/06/2017 by Richard Ashford

Nose wheel door shows 73-1153...

Written on 24/06/2017 by karinmiddendorp

Paint my airplane black with fishbones, please.

Written on 24/06/2017 by n9341c

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