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PostPosted: Wed May 22, 2019 9:05 pm 
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Thanks for keeping this updated. I noticed when browsing, that you still show the Ju-Air Ju-52s and the Lufthansa Ju-52 as airworthy. Sadly, this is no longer the case. Both the remaining Ju-Air Ju-52s were withdrawn from use back in November due to corrosion issues in the wake of the HB-HOT accident -

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... 2s-453810/

This was followed earlier this month by the Swiss government banning all commercial operations of the Ju-52. While not precluding private operations of the Ju-Air aircraft, I've seen no mention of any intentions for them to continue flying.

Additionally, Lufthansa withdrew its Ju-52 in January as part of its "stop loss" operation that also saw the end of its Starliner project.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ts-455185/


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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 7:22 am 
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Yup. Airplanes kept in annual and flown once or more per year include:

P-51
AD-4N
B-25
T-28
DC-3
T-6
T-34
Stearman
L-19

I’m sure I forgot one...

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PostPosted: Thu May 23, 2019 6:26 pm 
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Thank you guys! It is going to require a community effort such as this in order to keep the data continually as up-to-date as possible.

With regard to the P-40 flyers list, I've heard a report that the Collings Foundation's "Pearl Harbor" P-40B will become essentially a static display now, at their new American Heritage Museum - anyone heard the same?


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:35 am 
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Ken wrote:
Yup. Airplanes kept in annual and flown once or more per year include:

P-51
AD-4N
B-25
T-28
DC-3
T-6
T-34
Stearman
L-19

I’m sure I forgot one...


The AD-4N is N91935

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 8:36 am 
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Thank you Ken! I'll have to take your word for it, as I can't find any photos of it, out and about, since the early 90's.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:51 am 
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Just saw on Facebook today, via the JEM Aviation page, that the replica Yak-7 N7YK (built from a Yak-11), that had been based in Virginia, is now in New Zealand. It will be receiving some attention at JEM before flying again, and will be based at Tauranga.

Also, I have added to the list, several days ago, my new listing of flying DC-3's/C-47's (and all related or modified types). Feel free to comment on those if you find more to add or see any that need removing.

The Douglas Dakota G-ANAF, RAF serial KP220, is now flying again and has been added to the list of flyers. The aircraft is now painted in RAF markings with D-Day stripes. Here is a photo of it flying today, posted to the Sywell Airfield Facebook page, by John Routledge: https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5D5246C5

Greatly anticipating adding D-Day vet C-FDTD to the list of flyers, later today!

(Edit: C-FDTD is now added to the list of flying DC-3's!)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 7:09 am 
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Hello John,

I noticed you are conspicuously missing the C46 from your data. It's always been one of my favorites.

The list is currently as such.

Active: 6 (5 in Commercial Service, 1 Museum)
Canada: 2 (C-FAVO, C-GTPO)
United States: 4 (N54514, N1837M, N7848B, N78774)

Under repair: 2
Canada: 1 (C-GIBX) Still located in Gimli MB, but was sold to Northern Aviation LLC, in 2016, will be operated on Transnorthern's certificate under N46TN
United States: 1 (N1822M) Is undergoing accident repair

Stored serviceable: 2
Bolivia: 2 (CP-987 For Sale, CP-1655 Stored)


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:55 pm 
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Thank you, Mick, I appreciate it! I was thinking just the same as I was adding the DC-3 list - part of me thought that the C-46's had already been included. Thank you for taking the time to put the information together and share it here!


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A North Star Air Basler BT-67 (either C-FKGL or C-FKAL) made a forced landing into a lake after losing power to both engines shortly after takeoff in the overnight hours early this morning. Fortunately no injuries reported: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder- ... u7xlvjVCuA

EDIT: It was C-FKGL.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:45 pm 
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I wouldn't necessarily take this off the list just yet, she'll fly again....once there is FUEL in the tanks !! :D :supz:


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Spitfire Mk.IX MJ271 "G-ITRY" has been added to the list of flyers, having made its first post-restoration test flight today at Duxford. The highly-polished bare metal Spit will be embarking on a round-the-world flight later this year. Some great photos of this wonderful aircraft, taken today, can be seen on AJCDuxman's and David Whitworth's Flickr pages here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/64209520@N05/ https://www.flickr.com/photos/dwhitworth/


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Today, Buchon G-AWHR (formerly N4109G) made its first post-restoration test flight at Sywell in the UK. The restoration was performed by Air Leasing, this being the fourth former Connie Edwards Buchon they have completed so-far. (G-HISP, in original Spanish AF markings, will be the next Buchon to be completed by Air Leasing.)

Photo of G-AWHR by Ashley Stephenson posted to the WIX Facebook page:‎ https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5DC2D184

And another photo of the aircraft from Air Leasing/Ultimate Warbird Flights: https://scontent.ffcm1-2.fna.fbcdn.net/ ... e=5DB79AC7


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Back in March 2015, I made a spreadsheet using the data from the Wikipedia surviving aircraft lists and some other pages. I used then used the data to create some bar graphs showing rates of aircraft survival compared to total production by model. It was a quick effort and I didn't fact check the data, it likely has some errors, but I think it should be relatively accurate on the whole.

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Should there not be a single example of the Fairey Firefly added to the list now that N518WB is back in the air?

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Thank you Jim! It has now been added.


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