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Ex-Local Service Aircraft In Museums?  
User currently offlineLostinSoCal From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 9 months 6 hours ago) and read 2090 times:

Working on a book on the local service airlines. Appreciate anyone's help on this:
1). What ever happened to that DC-3 painted in Piedmont colors? Is it still around and if so where? And does it still wear Piedmont colors?

2). I know about the Prairie Aviation Museum's DC-3 in Ozark markings, but are there other airplanes IN LOCAL SERVICE AIRLINE MARKINGS besides Jeff Whitesell's Martin 404 in Pacific colors based in Camarillo, CA?

3). I know there are several ex-local airplanes wearing other markings, such as:
a). North Central's "old 728" at the Henry Ford Museum in NWA colors
b). two Martin 404s now wearing Eastern and "TWA" (SAC) markings
c). A former Mohawk Convair is now in military markings at Travis AFB museum
d). Seattle's Museum of Flight has an ex-US Air/ex-Piedmont 737 fuselage as a movie theater

4). Anyone know of any other ex-local airplanes in either local or other markings?

Thnx

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User currently offlineFlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months ago) and read 2070 times:

I know of a TWA DC-3 & a United DC-8-51 at the Los Angeles Science & Industry Museum. I know they are major carriers, but does this info count? Sorry if I misunderstood the context of your question. Regards.


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User currently offlineLostinSoCal From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2058 times:

Flagship AZ:
Thanks, but trying to locate local service airplanes from any of the 13 locals that operated in the 50s - 80s.

Regards.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 3, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Scroggins in LAS is restoring the front half of a F-27A to a Bonanza livery.
http://www.scrogginsaviation.com/aircraft_sections_F27.htm

Let me do some checking around later and see what else I can turn up.




"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineMasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 5409 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2019 times:

Mid-Atlantic Aviation Museum at the Reading, PA airport has a Capital Airlines Viscount 745 (at 44 pax, does a Viscount qualify?) and a CV-580 that is being restored to Allegheny Airlines livery. They also have an Eastern M404, but maybe you know about that one, and a Navy R4D (DC-3).

The Smithsonian at Dulles Airport has a Boeing 247D, a CV-240 (JFK's campaign plane), an Eastern DC-3, as well as some Lockheed and Pitcairn planes from the 1930's that might have been operated in local service

[Edited 2003-12-03 21:23:38]


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User currently offlinePiedmontGirl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1124 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2009 times:

LostinSoCal, the Piedmont 3 is at the Carolinas Aviation Museum in Charlotte, NC. N44V still wears Piedmont colors.

For a look at her parked in Winston-Salem, go to:

http://www.jetpiedmont.com/gallery/index.php?gallery=DC-3

Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click to enlarge. Enjoy.


User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5801 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1987 times:

LostinSoCal, have you checked with the alumni and retiree groups for the various Local Service Airlines? Most of them have sites online and may know of aircraft locations.

My personal interest is in the next tier down, the commuters - especially the West Coast guys.

Anyway, here's a a few more for you:

McMinnville has a C-47 that later flew for Empire and West Coast.
http://www.sprucegoose.org/pdfs/planes/C47Skytrain.pdf

There is a former Mohawk Convair 240 on display at Castle Air Museum in Modesto. The aircraft is currently in Coast Guard colors.
http://www.elite.net/castle-air/cv240.htm





"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineImisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6287 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1974 times:

The Pima Air & Space Museum has an ex Piedmont Martin 4-O-4 on display, sadly not in colors yet. If I had a spare 20K it would be though.


Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineLostinSoCal From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1951 times:

PiedmontGirl and all the others who answered:
THANK YOU SO MUCH, especially Piedmontgirl for providing a lead to that DC-3. I will definitely follow-up. Also interesting to learn that Pima has an ex-PI Martin but not in PI colors. Thanks.


User currently offline2912n From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 2013 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 8 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1944 times:

I beleive there is something at Chino in PSA colors. Can't remember type of a/c but I have seen it parked out on the ramp.

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