The booming DC-3 line at Cartierville circa 1946. This enterprise brought in a plane load of much-needed cash just as Canadair was trying to get a foothold in the worldwide aviation market. Benjamin Franklin played his cards very sharply in the war surplus materiel game., scooping up trainloads of DC-3 and DC-4 components at Douglas plants in the US at 10 cents a pound.

The booming DC-3 line at Cartierville circa 1946. This enterprise brought in a plane load of much-needed cash just as Canadair was trying to get a foothold in the worldwide aviation market. Benjamin Franklin played his cards very sharply in the war surplus materiel game., scooping up trainloads of DC-3 and DC-4 components at Douglas plants in the US at 10 cents a pound.

Air Rhodesia Douglas DC-3 and South African Airways Boeing B727 - early 1970s livery schemes

Air Rhodesia Douglas DC-3 and South African Airways Boeing B727 - early 1970s livery schemes

A DC-3 built for operation by Delta in 1942 but completed for USAAF as C-49J then Bought by Eastern and operated until sale in February 1952.

A DC-3 built for operation by Delta in 1942 but completed for USAAF as C-49J then Bought by Eastern and operated until sale in February 1952.

Barsov Aviation Museum More: Douglas DC-3(C) More: Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV) More: USA - Vermont, March 28, 2013 Remark Photographer N97H (cn 16865/33613) This was the second visit for this aircraft to BTV in the past few months. It stayed for a few days and then headed east to Russia, where it became RA-2059G.

Barsov Aviation Museum More: Douglas DC-3(C) More: Burlington - International (BTV / KBTV) More: USA - Vermont, March 28, 2013 Remark Photographer N97H (cn 16865/33613) This was the second visit for this aircraft to BTV in the past few months. It stayed for a few days and then headed east to Russia, where it became RA-2059G.

High quality photo of SAS - Flygande Veteraner Douglas C-47A Skytrain by Sebastian Elijasz. Visit Airplane-Pictures.net for creative aviation photography.

High quality photo of SAS - Flygande Veteraner Douglas C-47A Skytrain by Sebastian Elijasz. Visit Airplane-Pictures.net for creative aviation photography.

A Dakota troop transport plane of the Royal Air Force. From 1977, 20 RLI men, about two-thirds of a Fireforce "First Wave", would parachute into action from a Rhodesian Air Force "Paradak" while the rest would be dropped by Alouette III helicopters.[1]

A Dakota troop transport plane of the Royal Air Force. From 1977, 20 RLI men, about two-thirds of a Fireforce "First Wave", would parachute into action from a Rhodesian Air Force "Paradak" while the rest would be dropped by Alouette III helicopters.[1]

N73152 Frontier Airlines Convair 580 taken 12. Sep 1977 at St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport

N73152 Frontier Airlines Convair 580 taken 12. Sep 1977 at St. Louis Lambert Int. Airport

A great shot from the dedication of the Charlottesville, Virginia Airport on July 10, 1955.  Hundreds gathered to tour a Piedmont DC-3 in anticipation of the first passenger airline to serve the Charlottesville area.  Piedmont inaugurated service to Charlottesville one month later on August 17, 1955.   Photo Courtesy of the Piedmont Aviation Historical Society.

A great shot from the dedication of the Charlottesville, Virginia Airport on July 10, 1955. Hundreds gathered to tour a Piedmont DC-3 in anticipation of the first passenger airline to serve the Charlottesville area. Piedmont inaugurated service to Charlottesville one month later on August 17, 1955. Photo Courtesy of the Piedmont Aviation Historical Society.

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