Aeroplane Monthly 1986-06
The world's two greatest transport aeroplanes in formation over North Weald on April 19, 1986: these examples are Douglas Dakota G-DAKS and Junkers Ju 52 (actually a licence-built CASA 352L) G-BFHG.
Air Atlantique’s Dakota IV G-AMPY at Coventry on April 10, 1986. The aircraft is being sponsored by American airline Northwest Orient for the 1986 display season, and has been resprayed in the red, white, black and silver scheme of a Northwest DC-3 of about 1936. With its cabin in passenger-carrying configuration G-AMPY will take part in a special anniversary flypast, in company with a Northwest Orient Boeing 747, at the North Weald Fighter Meet on the weekend of June 28-29.
Lufthansa's newly-refurbished Junkers Ju 52, D-AQUI, over Hamburg on April 6, 1986. The aircraft used to be Martin Caidin's N52JU Iron Annie.
A rarely-photographed surviving Hawker Sea Fury is FB.11 542 in the Museo da la Revolucion in Havana, Cuba. Seventeen Sea Furies (15 FB.11s and two T.20s) were delivered to Cuba in 1958.
Ex-Whitehall Theatre of War Spitfire FR.XIV MV370 at the Aces High Flying Museum at North Weald on April 19, 1986.