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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:54 am 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:34 pm 
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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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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 7:18 pm 
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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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That'd be a Northstar then.

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



:lol:



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:59 pm 
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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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