LostinSoCal From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 4 days ago) and read 2638 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?
FlagshipAZ From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3419 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2618 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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MasseyBrown From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 6149 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (12 years 6 months 3 days ago) and read 2567 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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LostinSoCal From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 6 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 6 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2499 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.