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On October 21, 2006, Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 499 hosted an informal fly-in at the Santa Maria Airport. The Seattle Museum of Flight's Douglas DC-2 was joined by Lockheed model 12A Electra The Spirit of TWA. Both airplanes are restored in TWA livery. Several vintage light planes were also on display.
Douglas DC-2-118B NC1934D is one of two airworthy DC-2s in the United States. Its Douglas construction number is 1368. It was delivered to Pan American Airways as NC14296 on March 16, 1935. It was later operated in Mexico as VA-BJL and in Guatemala as LG-ACA and TG-ACA. It returned to the United States civil registry as N4867V. It is now in the collection of the Seattle Museum of Flight and was recently painted by Art Craft at the Santa Maria Airport.
Lockheed Model 12A Electra, NC18137 The Spirit of TWA is restored in TWA livery. It was delivered to Bob Six and Continental Airlines in 1937. Its Lockheed construction number is 1229. It conducted research on static discharge and de-icing equipment for TWA from 1940 to 1945. It is owned and flown by Ruth Richter Holden.
Ruth Richter Holden has created a web site in tribute to her father, Paul E. Richter, co-founder and executive vice-president of TWA until 1947.
Beech T-34A Mentor, N44MT was delivered to the U.S. Air Force as 52-7630.
Bowers Fly Baby N680J was built by Jarrett Franklin in 1987.
Taylorcraft DCO-65 (L-2M Grasshopper), N49211 was built in 1944. Its construction number is 5969.
Cessna 140 N3745V was built in 1948. Its construction number is 15022.
Aeronca 11AC, N86166 was built in 1946. Its Aeronca construction number is 11AC-595.
Santa Maria, California displays.
You can buy a 2017 calendar featuring my photographs of Vintage and Veteran TWA Airliners.
Six photos of veteran airliners restored in TWA livery and six vintage photos of TWA jetliners from the 1970s:
Boeing 707-131 N749TW, Los Angeles, July 11, 1972
Lockheed L-1011-1 N31014, Phoenix, November 10, 1973
Lockheed L-1011-1 N31008, San Francisco, August 6, 1974
Boeing 747-131 N93113, Los Angeles, December 29, 1974
Boeing 727-131 N852TW, Phoenix, February 8, 1975
Boeing 707-131B N86741, Los Angeles, March 28, 1975
Douglas DC-2 NC1934D, MCAS el Toro, April 29, 1989
Lockheed L-1049G Super Constellation N6937C, Van Nuys May 13, 2005
Douglas DC-2 NC1934D, Santa Maria, October 6, 2006
Lockheed 12A Junior Electra NC18137, Santa Maria, October 21, 2006
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You can buy a 2017 calendar featuring my photographs of Douglas DC-2 NC1934D.
A dozen photos of Douglas DC-2 NC1934D. Locations of the photos include:
Chino October 18, 1987
Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake April 16, 1988
Marine Corps Air Station el Toro April 29, 1989
George Air Force Base November 11, 1991
Santa Maria August 25 - 26, 2006
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You can buy a 2017 calendar featuring my photographs of Douglas DC-3 Variants.
A dozen photos of variants of Douglas DC-3s, taken over a span of thirty years. DC-3s pictured include:
PCA DC-3 N50CE, San Francisco International Airport, August 6, 1974
DC-3 N25CE Puff, Santa Barbara Airport, October 1985
DC-3C N403JB Pegasus, Santa Barbara Airport, October 16, 1985
Salair DC-3C, N3FY, Santa Barbara Airport, May 10, 1988
Douglas Historical Foundation DC-2-118B NC1934D in TWA livery Marine Corp Air Station el Toro, April 29, 1989
Lisunov Li-2T Yellow 03, Zhukovsky, Russia, September 5, 1993
Royal Air Force Dakota, Farnborough Airshow, September 11, 1994
DC-3-253 NC41HQ (C-41 38-0502), Nellis Air Force Base, April 25, 1997
DC-3 N20TW, Edwards Air Force Base, August 19, 2005
DC-3C N814CL Mainliner O'Connor, Camarillo, June 12, 2006
C-53D Skytrooper N45366 D-Day Doll, Gillespie Field, June 15, 2007
C-47A Dakota N53ST, Phoenix-Mesa Gateway, March 9, 2012
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