C54 Fleet up for grabs

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C54 Fleet up for grabs

#1 Post by Mick G » Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:54 am

Anybody notice Buffalo Airways has listed their fleet of DC4/C54's on "trade a plane" website. They've been retired at Buffalo for about 2 years now, but will be interesting to see if anybody finds a use for them. Maybe a few will be picked up by museums, I can't imagine many applications left other than possibly Caribbean or Alaskan freighter / bulk fuel? Might be too expensive to get them operational and fly out of Hay River to even be worth it to anyone. One is in Florida which was formerly on standby for pollution control as an aerial sprayer, maybe it can be used for a few more years. Not many trained mechanics left to keep these running in a commercial operation.
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Re: C54 Fleet up for grabs

#2 Post by goingnowherefast » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 pm

I could see some ferry permits to fly them to museums as static displays.

Maybe North Star will buy them and put on PT-6s.
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#3 Post by NotDirty! » Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:18 pm

goingnowherefast wrote:I could see some ferry permits to fly them to museums as static displays.

Maybe North Star will buy them and put on PT-6s.
If North Star is going to operate DC4s, they really ought to have Merlin engines!
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#4 Post by 7ECA » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:08 pm

That'd be a Northstar then.
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Re: C54 Fleet up for grabs

#5 Post by spruceair » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:52 am

7ECA wrote:That'd be a Northstar then.

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#6 Post by RatherBeFlying » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm

NotDirty! wrote:
goingnowherefast wrote:Maybe North Star will buy them and put on PT-6s.
If North Star is going to operate DC4s, they really ought to have Merlin engines!
That would be an act of financial masochism :smt040
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#7 Post by onceacop » Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:59 pm

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Re: C54 Fleet up for grabs

#8 Post by Mick G » Tue Dec 19, 2017 7:29 pm

Anybody know if they sold? Ad is no longer listed.
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#9 Post by gianthammer » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:43 am

The Canadian Military bought them, they are trying to Modernize their fleet
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Re: C54 Fleet up for grabs

#10 Post by plhought » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:12 pm

Hee har har har

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