segunda-feira, 6 de julho de 2015

AEROTRANSTORNADOS Nº46 Dia Aeronáutico - AM1 Maceda - 5.7.2015




















AEROTRANSTORNADOS Nº46
Dia Aeronáutico - AM1 Maceda - 5 Julho 2015

Gate Guard: 15504   A-7P

Static Display (Museu do Ar Collection):
5187 F-84
3548 Auster D.5
15545 TA-7P
15246 Alphajet A
2608 T-38A
2427 Cessna T-37C
16503 C-212
13710 FTB-337G
5452 FIAT G.91R/3
3301 MH1531 Broussard
3208 Piper Cub










Static/aerial activity included...

19302 SE.3160 Esquadra 552
11407 + 11413 TB.30 Epsilon  Esquadra 101
15115 + 15135 F-16AM Esquadra 201/301
19603 EH-101 Esquadra 751
16702 C-295M Esquadra 502
14809 P-3C Esquadra 601
15236 Alphajet A Esquadra 103

 Plus F-16AM's 15113 + 15116










sexta-feira, 3 de julho de 2015

AEROTRANSTORNADOS nº45 Contributos para a história dos B-26 Invader da FAP...








AEROTRANSTORNADOS nº45  - Contributos para a história dos B-26 Invader da FAP...

B-26 Invader
 
FAP
Type
s/n
c/n
Obs
7101
B-26B-60/61-DL

44-34535
27814
1965.07.21 – reg. N8020E of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – cancelled 1971.06.06;
1965.05.28 – ready after refurbishing at Hamilton Aircraft;
1965.06.02 – ferry flight [Tucson – Rochester – Torbay – Canada – Santa Maria - Tancos – pilot John “Jeff” Hawke;
1965.04.30 – delivery FAP (delivery still in the US?);
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1971.11 – revision/maintenance completed at OGMA;
1973 – to Esquadra 93, BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;
? – uncertain transfer to Havana, Cuba, on display as FAR 937;
7102
B-26B-55/65-DL
44-34328

? – reg. N9422Z of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – cancelled …?;
1965.06 – ready after refurbishing at Hamilton Aircraft;
1965.06.23 – overflew White House in Washington – reported to FAA;
1965.06.24 –ferry flight delayed in Portland, Maine, by FAA inspectors;
1965 – delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1972.01 – revision/maintenance completed at OGMA (retained the plexiglass nose);
1973 – to Esquadra 93, BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;
7103
B-26C-40-DT
44-35631

? – reg. N91346 of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – cancelled 1966.02.28;
1965 – delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1971.11 – revision/maintenance completed at OGMA;
1973 – to Esquadra 93, BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;
7104
B-26B-66-DL
44-34726A

1964 - to Aeronautic Services Corp, Cheyenne, WY as N3152G;
? – reg. N3152G of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – canceled 2013?;
1965.06.30 – A/W date;
? - ferried as N3152G from Greg Board/Aero Associates, Tucson, AZ after being refurbished by Hamilton Aircraft;
1965.07 – delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1967.09.26 – first flight after revision/maintenance at OGMA;
1971.04 – operational flight testing in Guiné;
1971 – wfu due to corrosion;
1973.03 – wfu/scrapped;
? –Museu do Ar collection – open storage DGMFA/Alverca f/n ? l/n 2013? To Alcochete (storage);
7105
B-26B-20-DT
43-22427

? – reg. N91350 of Hamilton Aircraft Co. Inc. – canceled 1971.01.12;
1965.08.06 – arr./delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1971.11 – revision/maintenance completed at OGMA;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;
7106
B-26B-40-DL
41-39517AF

1965.07.22 – reg. N91349 of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – canceled 2013.01.23;
1965.08.03 – A/W date;
1965 – delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1969.07.28 – first flight after revision/maintenance at OGMA;
1971.04 – operational flight testing in Guiné;
1973 – to Esquadra 93, BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;
7107
B-26C-35-DT
44-35363

1965.07.22 – reg. N91347 of Aero Associates Inc, Tucson – canceled 2013.01.23;
1965.08.09 – A/W date;
01965 – delivery FAP;
1966 -  to Esquadrilha “Os Diabos”, BA3 Tancos;
1970.09 – first flight after revision/maintenance at OGMA;
1971.04 – operational flight testing in Guiné;
1971.04.30 – landing gear collapsed on landing in Sal, Cabo Verde;
1973 – to Esquadra 93, BA9 Luanda, Angola;
1975 – wfu/abandoned Angola;






Sources:
Os Aviões da Cruz de Cristo, by Eng. Mário Canongia Lopes, Dinalivro, Lisboa, 2000
Aeronaves Militares Portuguesas do Sec. XX, by Maj. Adelino Cardoso, Essencial, 2000
John M Andrade “Spanish and Portuguese Military Aviation”, Midland Counties, Leics, 1977
Warbirds, Journal 34
B-26B/B-26C by Nuno Silva
‘Portugal’s Fighting Thunderjets’, Air Enthusiast no.31, July-November 1986
 ‘Latin Harpoons: the Lockheed PV-2 in Brazilian and Portuguese Service’, Air Enthusiast no.40, Sept-Dec 1989




sábado, 16 de maio de 2015

AEROTRANSTORNADOS nº44 - Contributos para a história dos DC-6 da FAP












Douglas DC-6


FAP
Model
Serial number
Line nr.
Obs
6701
DC-6B
44107
411
1953.09.30 – del. to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6107C/“Clipper Balboa”;
1961.06.28 – arr. FAP;
? - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978.09 – to Atlas Aircraft Corp. as N789TA;
1978.11.12 - to Aero B as YV-290C;
1985 – reg. YV-2343P;
1985.10 – to TRADO Transporte Aereo Dominicano as HI-454CT – l/n stored;

6702
DC-6B
44108
413
1953.10.04 – to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6108C/”Clipper Inca”;
1961.06.26 – arr. FAP;
?  - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1976 – to SATA as CS-TAL (on loan);
1977.12.12 – issue Cert. of Airworthiness by DGAC;
1978 – wfu from FAP;
1979 – to Aero B as YV-295C;
1984.08 – to Blue Air Sea International Cargo as HR-AKE;
? – scrapped;
6703
DC-6A
44258
467
1954.05.01 – to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6258C;
1961.08.21 – arr. FAP;
1961 – to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1976 – to SATA as CS-TAN (on loan);
1978 – wfu from FAP;
1978 – to Aero B as YV-296C;
1979.05.09 – issue of Cert. of Airworthiness by DGAC
1984.07 – to Universal Airlines as N400UA;
1992.04 – to American World Airlease as N400UA;
1992.09.02 – reg. N400UA by Ball Albert Newton, Anchorage, AK;
1995.01 – to Piemont Air Transport as N400UA/”Miss Karon”;
1998.06.18 – to Woods Air Fuel as N400UA;
2003.05.30 – to Everts Air Alaska as N400UA – l/n stored;
2004.08.02 – reg. C&R Leasing Llc, Fairbanks (AKA4AE64);

6704
DC-6A
43297
213
1951.12.15 – to Slick Airways as N90808;
1958.06.30 - to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N90808;
1960.05.02 - to FAP;
1961 - to 2º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978 – wfu from FAP;
1978.09 – to Atlas Aircraft Corp. as N2296B;
1979.06.01 – to Dailey International Air Service. as N2296B;
1986.11 – to Trans-Air Link Corp. as N2296B;
1987.05.19 – to Soleski as 9Q-CPK;
1990.05 – to Filair as 9Q-CPK – l/n 1998 broken up/scrapped;

6705
DC-6B
44115
454
1954.03.26 - to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6115C/”Clipper Lark”;
1954 – renamed “Clipper Nuremberg” by Pan Am;
1961.03 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 2º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978.07 – wfu from FAP;
? – scrapped?

6706
DC-6B
44116
459
1954.03.26 to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6116C/”Clipper Artic”;
? – renamed “Clipper München” by Pan Am;
1961.03 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares (BA6);
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978 – wfu from FAP;
? - to Museu do Ar collection – open storage DGMFA Alverca f/n 1984 l/n 10.04.2015;

6707
DC-6B
43533
264
1952.09.05 - to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6533C/”Clipper Flying Arrow”;
1961.04.07 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978 – wfu from FAP;
1978.07 noted wfu Alverca;
1983 – noted derelict Alverca;
? - to PSP at Belas (police special operations base/training facility as GIA) - f/n? - l/n 10.04.2015;

6708
DC-6B
43534
265
1952.09.12 – to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6534C/”Clipper Carib”;
? – renamed “Clipper Stuttgart” by Pan Am;
1961.04 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1967 - noted OGMA, Alverca (mnt?);
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1978.07 – wfu from FAP;

6709
DC-6B
43535
278
1952.10.18 – to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6535C/”Clipper Mercury”;
1961.08.03 – to Transportes Aéreos da India Portuguesa (TAIP) as CR-IAG;
1961.09 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1976.07 – to SATA as CS-TAK (on loan);
1976.07.27 – issue of Cert. of Airworthiness by DGAC
1977.08 - to FAP;
1978 – wfu;
? – reg. N41840;
? – to Aero B as YV-294C – ntu;
? - noted derelict Lajes;

6710
DC-6B
43529
260
1952.08.20 – to Pan American World Airways (Pan Am) as N6529C/”Clipper Fidelity”;
1961.09.12 – to Transportes Aéreos da India Portuguesa (TAIP) as CR-IAH;
1961.11 – arr. FAP;
1961 - to 1º Agrupamento Transportes Aéreos Militares, BA6 Montijo;
1962 – to Esquadra 81, AB1 Portela;
1972 – to Esquadra 131;
1976.06 – to SATA as CS-TAM (on loan);
1977.08 - to FAP;
1978 – wfu;
1979.10.31 – issue of Cert. of Airworthiness by DGAC
1980 – to Aero B as YV-297C;
1984.11 – to Atlas Aircraft Corp. as N873TA;
1986.02 – to TRADO Transporte Aereo Dominicano as HI-474;
1989 – reg. HI-474CT of TRADO Transporte Aereo Dominicano;
1991.07 – wfu/stored;




Thanks to: Miguel Santos!

Photographic sources:

MAP
(tail/list number/neg.number/... remarks)

6701 List 231 neg.A00374
6701 List 239 neg.A01155
6701 List 256 neg.C003
6704 List 278 Neg.M00077 (1976)
6706 List 239 neg.A01157
6706 List 300 neg.03895 (wfu alverca 1984)
6708 List 285 neg.C037 (Alverca/OGMA 1967)
6710 List 223 neg.126

The Aviation Hobby Shop

6709 photo #143

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