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Monday, March 23, 2015
Australian International Air Show 2015 - Air Nostalgia / Gooney Bird McDonnell Douglas DC-3 VH-TMQ.
An aircraft that certainly attracted it's share of attention at the Australian International Air Show 2015 was Essendon Airport based, Air Nostalgia / Gooney Bird McDonnell Douglas DC-3 (47B-30DK) VH-TMQ.
Manufactured in 1945 and powered by a pair of Pratt & Whitney Twin-Wasp, 14 cylinder, piston radial engines - VH-TMQ was operated by the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) for several decades until the early 1980's as A65-91.
Afterwards, ex-A65-91 / VH-TMQ spent a number of years deteriorating in the weather at Essendon Airport until an extensive refurbishment programme restored this grand 'ole lady of the skies back to air worthy condition.
For detailed history about the operations of ex-A65-91 / VH-TMQ, click onto the link below :