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    What has happened to that lovely DC-6 G-APSA?

    Back in 2009 I published a photo here of DC-6 G-APSA taxying into RAF Changi on a Cunard Eagle military charter in January 1962.
    It looked in 2009 that 'Gappser' had a bright future ahead, despite no longer being part of Air Atlantiques working fleet. I saw it again at Coventry a few years later, where it was 'still running' beautifully...but had doubts about it needing wing spar work.
    The Cloudmaster website at http://thedc6.com/ however still promised it a future as a share holder operated 'grand corporate transport'. Was this about 2015?
    However despite that website still being visible I haven't heard anymore about this.
    So what has happened to the lovely lady...is she still at Coventry?

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    David Taylor

    my 1960's Singapore aircraft pictures now at:
    www.davidtaylorimages.co.uk

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    https://www.planelogger.com/Aircraft.../G-APSA/634988

    Reported by Planelogger as 'stored' and not to fly again (unless anyone knows better?).
    http://www.flightmemory.com/ I have been round the world 11.6 times!

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    Taken in July 2015 and still looking in lovely condition then -

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    She's still sat at Coventry. No idea what the current plans are, but its a shame to see her sat idle.

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    According to Google Earth she's a restaurant - the DC6 Diner!

  6. #6
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    Different aircraft. The diner is G-SIXC.

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