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C54 Skymasters at North Weald

Old 18th Feb 2016, 17:14
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C54 Skymasters at North Weald

Was at North Weald yesterday and noticed only one of the two long time resident C54s visible.

Does anyone know if the other has been scrapped or moved out of sight? I think the one I saw had red prop spinners.

Incidentally, we parked up alongside a MIG-15 that was being worked on. Amazing to see one of these in the UK. Hopefully it will fly again soon.
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Old 18th Feb 2016, 17:43
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It was scrapped I'm afraid.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 14:10
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The nose of the DC4 has gone to Burtonwood (Lancs) for a museum and other parts have been reported seen at White Waltham.
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 16:47
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Could any body give us a bit of history about how they got there
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Old 19th Feb 2016, 18:26
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A real shame! They were brought over for a film that never happened and then were left to rot on the airfield, another aviation crime.
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Old 20th Feb 2016, 18:00
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Thanks for the information, gents.

I believe the aircraft were purchased for a film to be made based on the Berlin Airlift, a subject I have long been interested in and consider to be one of the finest of aviation's achievements.

I suspect the second C54 will now suffer the same fate as her sister.
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