Remarks: (27249) Here you can see kinda up close how high the cockpit is and you get a nice view of the art work on the side of the fuselauge. It is always nice to see old props like this flying around today.
Remarks: (27249) Looking head on, you can see the pits in the nose from wear and tear over the years. This sure is one big nose! The inside of this plane is actually fairly nice even though it is a cargo bird. The maintenance guys were also nice and let me climb inside the plane.
Remarks: (27249) Delivered to United States Army Air Force 1/11/45 as 44-9023; transfered to Reconstruction Finance Corporation 11/15/45 as N88816; Bought by Douglas Aircraft Company 12/1/45, converted to DC-4 conversion No.9; bought by Western Air Lines 10/16/46; bought by Guest Aerovias Mexico 12/1/56 as XA-MAA; leased to Aerovias Panama Airways 9/11/57 as HP-256; re-registered 1958 as HP-268; returned to Guest Aerovias Mexico 3/60; bought by The Babb Company 3/22/60 as N9326R; bought by Lloyd Aereo Boliviano 4/1/60 as CP-682; bought by International Aircraft Services 1/17/62 as N9326R. bought by Aviation Traders Ltd 10/24/62 as G-ASHZ, converted to ATL-98 Carvair; first flight as ATL-98 6/8/63; bought by British United Air Ferries 7/15/63, named "Maasburg"; renamed "Fat Annie" 10/1/70; leased to Red Cross 7/78; returned to British United Air Ferries 9/7/78; bought by Falcon Airways 6/1/79 as N89FA; repossessed by Mercantile National Bank of Dallas 3/21/80; bought by Nasco Leasing Corporation 10/10/80; repossessed by Mercantile National Bank of Dallas 1/7/81; bought by James R Blumenthal 12/7/82; bought by NCBA Inc 8/19/86; bought by Robert D McSwiggen 3/19/87; WFU and stored Griffin, Geroria; leased to Academy Airlines 12/96; returned to Robert D McSwiggen 12/00; bought by Avigon Inc 2/01; bought by Aflfred K Nippert Jr 7/02; re-registered to Gator Global Flying Services 1/9/03.