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Douglas DC-6B (45077)

 

 
Date: 04/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: E. Campers via collection Skystef

Description: as replacement for its lost DC-6 "OO-VGB", the eight DC-6 airframe for Delta Air Transport was delivered at Antwerp on April 17 1975 as "F-BOEV" still in the basic blue livery of previous French operator "T.A.R."

Date: 24/04/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: a few days later the airframe was resprayed in the new scaled down livery of DAT being the first of two color schemes carried by this metalbird when operational by the Belgian company. Here still seen without the tail logo and also carrying the French registration.

Date: 25/04/1975

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen in the hangar after having obtained the tail logo.

Date: 14/03/1976

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: on April 24 1975 it officially entered the Belgian register and on April 26 it made its first commercial flight. 

Date: 1976

Location: BRU/EBBR

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: taking off gracefully on a charter flight.

Date: 04/07/1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: captured in the second color scheme.

Date: 1977

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: seen just before a charter flight with loads of pax boarding it.

Date: 03/1978

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: via a local broker "Korastinsky" it was on February 3 1978 cancelled to the States as "N9383A" for onward sale to a Spanish operator and it was the final Delta Air Transport DC-6 leaving the Belgian register. Here captured without titles (and without visible registration).

Date: 08/04/1978

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: one day before its departure, view of the cabin.

Date: 08/04/1978

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: one day before its departure, view of the cockpit.

Date: 09/04/1978

Location: ANR/EBAW

Photo: collection Skystef

Description: with its American registration, depicted on take off on its ferry flight to Alicante heading for its new operator "Aerotransport de Espana" where it would become "EC-DCK".

 

Belgian register