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OO-VDF

 

Douglas C47A-25DL Skytrain  (9410)

 

 
Date: 1968

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: this airframe was the first C-47 purchased by Delta Air Transport and arrived at Anwerp airport on December 18 1967 still registered "PH-DAC" of previous operator "Schreiner Airways". It came in the Belgian register on January 8 1968, and seen here such still in the colors of the previous operator and on the nose adorned with a sticker of KLM for which it was used on the run to Amsterdam which began with this airframe on September 3 1968.

Date: 06/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with sistership OO-AUX.

Date: 10/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by October 1969, the belly became metallic.

Date: 10/1969

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: detail of the KLM sticker.

Date: 04/1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: by Spring 1970, it adopted its second (and final) livery.

Date: 1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: summer 1970, a beautifull line-up of three DC3 airframes of DAT in three different liveries with from front to back: OO-VDF in the updated colors of DAT, OO-AVG in basic Martin Air Charter colors and OO-CBU in the old colors of DAT with yellow cheatline. On the extreme left a fourth DC3 OO-AUX can be recognized wearing the other old colors of DAT with a red cheatline.

Date: 1970

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: lovely approach on runway 11 at Deurne.

Date: 1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: taxiing for departure and wearing near the nose a "51 International Service Club" logo which was first noted in September 1971.

Date: 1971

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: detail of this logo (see also with OO-EVG), its final commercial flight was made on September 19 1972 and it left Antwerp a few moths later on November 17.

Date: 08/1973

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: Frank Ebeling

Description: it was cancelled as "N6907" on December 16 1972 but remained operational for a while in this (unchanged) color scheme. Finally, it left from Wevelgem to the States on May 26 1975.

 

Belgian register