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Viscount c/n 403

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Below are the 68 photos we have on file for Viscount c/n 403 together with either the actual date that the photo was taken or an estimate of that date based on clues such as the livery worn or other background information.

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Airwork Ltd
G-APNE
March 1959

Delivered new to Airwork London Ltd. Taken at Hurn Airport, Bournemouth, Hampshire, England in March 1959.

The titles have not yet been applied for some reason.

Vickers Photo Ref MP10298 (NFB photo)

Photo source - BAE Systems Heritage Photographic Archive

2

Airwork Ltd
G-APNE
May 1959

Delivered new to Airwork London Ltd. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in May 1959.

Note that extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been fitted.

Also note the neatly stacked seats in the foreground, presumably removed to allow the aircraft to carry out a freight charter flight.

Photo source - Dave Thaxter

3

Airwork Ltd
G-APNE
April 1960

Delivered new to Airwork London Ltd. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands circa April 1960.

It has extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks fitted.

Photo source - David Rich

4

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
July 1960

Transferred from Airwork London Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken during a publicity flight in July 1960.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

A BUA Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

5

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
July 1960

Transferred from Airwork London Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken during a publicity flight in July 1960.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

A BUA Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
July 1960

Transferred from Airwork London Ltd due to a corporate merger. Taken during a publicity flight in July 1960.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

A BUA Photo

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 1)

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British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
G-APNE
April 1961

Leased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in April 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Full details of this short term service to Africa are not yet known.

Details please to Information@VickersViscount.net

Photo source - Ed Jones collection

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British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)
G-APNE
May 1961

Leased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England in May 1961.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Full details of this short term service to Africa are not yet known.

Details please to Information@VickersViscount.net.

Photo Ref V439.

Photo source - Brian N Stainer (Aviation Photo News)

9

Central African Airways Corporation (CAA)
G-APNE
June 1961

Sub-leased from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC). Taken at London Airport (Heathrow), Middlesex, England 20 June 1961 with Central African Airways (CAA) lettering operating a service to Africa.

Note the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks.

Full details of this short term service are not yet known.

Details please to Information@VickersViscount.net

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

10

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
March 1964

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa March 1964 with G-ARBY (C/N 10) in front.

Photo source - Alex Christie

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
June 1964

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Guernsey Airport, Channel Islands circa June 1964 now back in full BUA livery.

Photo source - Tony Ward collection

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
July 1964

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, West Sussex, England circa July 1964.

Behind is V.831 series Viscount G-ASED.

Photo source - Airobilia

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
March 1965

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in March 1965.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
April 1965

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in April 1965.

Geoff and fellow pupils were about to board for a flight to Venice, Italy.

Photo source - Geoff Thomas

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
May 1965

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at an unknown location in May 1965.

Note that the extended range 'slipper' fuel tanks have now been removed.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

16

British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
May 1966

Returned from British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC) / CAA lease. Taken at Eastleigh Airport, Southampton, Hampshire, England in May 1966.

Photo source - Clive Worboys

17

Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines
JY-ADA
October 1966

Leased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 17 October 1966 after the Jordanian registration was applied to the aircraft.

Photo source - A G Jones

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Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines
JY-ADA
October 1966

Leased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 18 October 1966.

Photo source - Jerry Penwarden

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Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines
JY-ADA
October 1966

Leased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England 19 October 1966 just before it departed on delivery.

The ghost of the UK registration can still be seen under the Jordanian registration.

Photo source - Peter Gates collection

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British United Airways (BUA)
G-APNE
December 1966

Returned from Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines lease. Propellers from the Alia - The Royal Jordanian Airlines incident lying in the corner of British United Airways (BUA) Hangar 3 at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England circa December 1966.

On 18 November 1966 during the landing run at Kuwait City Airport, Kuwait, Persian Gulf the nose undercarriage leg collapsed, resulting in curled propeller blades and shockloaded Rolls-Royce Dart engines.

Photo source - Bob Cooper

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
April 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken landing at Turnhouse Airport, Edinburgh, Scotland circa April 1967.

Photo source - Colin Lourie

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
May 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa May 1967.

Photo source - Mark Turner

23

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
May 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken departing from Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England circa May 1967.

Photo source - Geoff Blampied collection

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
June 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in June 1967.

The outboard Rolls-Royce Dart engines have already been shut down.

Photo source - Malcolm Taylor

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
July 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in July 1967.

Note the runway threshold lights.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
July 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Teversham Airport, Cambridge, England in July 1967.

Note the runway threshold lights.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
November 1967

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England circa November 1967.

Photo source - Marc Horobin

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
July 1968

Purchased from British United Airways (BUA). Taken at Ronaldsway Airport, Isle of Man 30 July 1968 with the starboard rear door being used, which is not common.

Photo source - Gordon Riley

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
March 1969

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Gatwick Airport, Surrey, England in March 1969 with a plain white tail.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 2)

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
June 1970

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken departing from an unknown location circa June 1970, now in full livery.

Photo source - Aviation Explorer

31

British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
October 1971

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 8 October 1971.

In the background there is a British Air Ferries (BAF) Aviation Traders ATL.98 Carvair which was converted from a Douglas DC-4.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
July 1972

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England 9 July 1972.

It was in the process of being sold to Arkia of Israel and is in their livery but with British Midland titles applied for a short period in order to remain in service.

It is being made ready for a service to Jersey, Channel Islands.

Photo source - Brian Mells

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
July 1972

Returned from Ghana Airways lease in BMA livery. Taken at Jersey Airport, Channel Islands 9 July 1972.

It was in the process of being sold to Arkia of Israel and is in their livery but with British Midland titles applied for a short period in order to remain in service.

It looks very smart in this hybrid livery.

Photo source - Mike Pitman

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
August 1972

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England in late August 1972 temporarily back in BMA service just days before the aircraft departed on delivery to Israel for Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines.

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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British Midland Airways (BMA)
G-APNE
August 1972

Returned from Ghana Airways lease. Taken at Ringway Airport, Manchester, England 26 August 1972 temporarily back in BMA service just days before the aircraft departed on delivery to Israel for Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines.

Photo source - Michael Blank

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Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVE
June 1973

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel in June 1973.

Photo source - Bob Weinwurzel

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Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVE
April 1979

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at East Midlands Airport, Castle Donington, Leicestershire, England 4 April 1979 whilst undergoing maintenance at Field Aircraft Services Ltd.

As soon as it arrived the markings were all painted out.

Photo source - Dick Gilbert

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Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines Ltd
4X-AVE
May 1982

Purchased from British Midland Airways (BMA). Taken at Ben Gurion Airport, Tel Aviv, Israel circa May 1982 outside Terminal 2.

It was soon withdrawn from service.

Photo source - EX/ZX (flickr)

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
May 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at Collinstown Airport, Dublin, Ireland 18 May 1982 refuelling during its journey to Tucson, Arizona, USA.

Photo source - John W Meneely

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
June 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1982.

Note the blue trolley on the right which is ready to accept one of the Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines.

The powerplant and engine mountingf strut will need to be removed as this type of stand is connected by large bolts through the engine mounting feet.

A clamp type stand would allow the powerplant and strut to remain in place as the stand grips the outside of the engine feet and is more popular with operators that needed a 'Quick Engine Change' (QEC) spare.

Photo source - Des Pike collection

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
November 1982

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in November 1982.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
October 1983

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1983 still in its Arkia livery.

The Rolls-Royce Dart engines are still fitted and exposed and must therefore be of no further use.

The aircraft behind is XA-MOS (C/N 334).

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
August 1985

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in August 1985 still in its Arkia livery.

The Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines are still fitted and exposed and must therefore be of no further use.

The aircraft on the right is N480RC-F (C/N 397).

Photo source - AirNikon

44

Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
June 1986

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in June 1986 still in its Arkia livery.

The Rolls-Royce Dart RDa7 Mark 525 engines are still fitted and exposed and must therefore be of no further use.

The aircraft behind is N480RC-F (C/N 397).

Photo source - Richard Vandervord

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
July 1988

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in July 1988 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Frank Schaefer

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
March 1989

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 March 1989 still in its Arkia livery.

Another ex Arkia Viscount 4X-AVG (C/N 419) is in the left background and in the right background is bare metal N7458 (C/N 213).

Photo source - David Fox

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
September 1989

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa September 1989 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - David Atkinson

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Go Transportation Inc
4X-AVE
January 1992

Purchased from Arkia - Israel Inland Airlines. This stainless steel owners plate was removed from the forward cabin bulkhead of the aircraft after it was purchased by Go Transportation Inc and stored at Tucson International, Tucson, Arizona, USA and is now in Mike's collection of aviation memorabilia.

Photo source - Michael J Finegan collection

49

Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
May 1992

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 17 May 1992 still in its Arkia livery.

Note the feathered No.3 propeller.

Photo source - Danny Grew

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
October 1993

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 5 October 1993 still in its Arkia livery.

Note the feathered No.3 propeller.

Photo source - eLaReF (flickr)

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
October 1994

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in October 1994 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Nico Baljé

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
March 1995

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 7 March 1995 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - JetPix

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
July 1995

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA in July 1995 against a very stormy sky, still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Ron Rhodes

54

Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
January 1996

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA circa January 1996 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Brian R Burrage collection (gallery 3)

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
September 1998

Acquired from Go Transportation Inc. Taken stored at Tucson International Airport, Tucson, Arizona, USA 18 September 1998 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Snorre - VIP Vienna International Planespotters

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Pima Community College Aviation School
4X-AVE
April 2004

. Rear fuselage section less the tail taken stored outside the Pima Community College at Tucson, Arizona, USA 16 April 2004 still in its Arkia livery.

Photo source - Steve D Hall

57

K-Tech Aviation Inc
4X-AVE
March 2003

Transferred from the Pima Community College Aviation School. Forward fuselage section taken stored at their scrap yard, near Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona, USA in March 2003 after the Community College finshed using it.

It is still in its Arkia livery.

The aircraft behind is a Fairchild C-123 Provider.

Photo source - Nils Alegren

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DMI Aviation Sales Corporation
4X-AVE
April 2003

Transferred from K-Tech Aviation Inc. Forward fuselage section taken stored at their scrap yard, near Davis Monthan Air Force Base, Tucson, Arizona in April 2003, after the Community College finshed using it.

It is still in its faded Arkia livery.

Photo source - Nicolai Musante

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
August 2007

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 15 August 2007 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

It is sandwiched between forward sections of LTV A-7E Corsair II 160726 and an unidentified Boeing 737.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
August 2007

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 15 August 2007 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
August 2007

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 15 August 2007 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - Paul Filmer

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
September 2008

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 15 August 2007 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

It is sandwiched between forward sections of LTV A-7E Corsair II 160726 and an unidentified Boeing 737.

Photo source - Alastair T Gardiner

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
November 2012

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 18 November 2012 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

It now has more space around it.

Photo source - Roger Syratt

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
February 2014

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 14 February 2014 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - Alan Wilson

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
March 2015

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 7 March 2015 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - eyetwist (flickr)

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
July 2016

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 25 July 2016 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - Simon Boddy

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
August 2018

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 14 August 2018 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - Ralph M Pettersen

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Aircraft Restoration & Marketing (ARM)
4X-AVE
December 2018

Transferred from DMI Aviation Sales Corporation. Forward fuselage section taken stored in their yard, formerly used by DMI Aviation (Dross Metals) 29 December 2018 after the Community College finshed using it.

This yard is not far from the famous Davis Monthan AFB (AMARC) where thousands of mainly military aircraft are stored.

Photo source - David Hamilton collection

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