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

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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!

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    Different aircraft. The diner is G-SIXC.

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    Thank you. I could only see one four prop Douglas on the ground at Baginton when I looked at Google Earth and, foolishly, made the assumption that I did. Mea culpa!

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    G-SIXC unfortunately wasn't open when we were there back in 2015 Pity, it must be a fairly unique dining experience in the UK.

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    It's good fun - recommended!
    Listening out for something interesting approaching...

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    Pity, it must be a fairly unique dining experience in the UK
    Sorry to be a pedant but either it is or isn't. Similar to "you can't be a little bit pregnant", either you are or you aren't !!!
    Last edited by Planemike; 15th August 2017 at 08:34.

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    Sorry to be a pedant Planemike, but you can't begin a sentence with a full stop. Sorry couldn't resist a bit of fun. ��
    Last edited by Consul; 14th August 2017 at 18:39.
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    I really do hope that G-APSA will be made airworthy again eventually. Such a nice aircraft!

    A few pics from 2007 at the Aviodrome Lelystad in 50's KLM livery; representing PH-TGA in the 1953 London - Christchurch air race, for the movie Bride Flight.






    2010 at Air Base Coventry






    And G-SIXC
    Last edited by Jur; 16th August 2017 at 09:20.
    Jur

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    Beautiful photos, Jur! Thanks for posting

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