70-year old converted DC-3 visits Perth

C-FTGX Douglas DC-3C (MSN 25769) of Bell Geospace at Perth Airport – 22 April 2015.On finals for runway 24 at 5:36 pm just as the sun was setting.
C-FTGX Douglas DC-3C (MSN 25769) of Bell Geospace at Perth Airport – 22 April 2015.On finals for runway 24 at 5:36 pm just as the sun was setting.
Photo © Keith Anderson.

30 April 2015 © David Eyre

On 22 April 2015, a special visitor arrived in Perth for a two-week geophysical survey contract.

The aircraft, registered in Canada as C-FTGX, was built in 1944 as a military version of the DC-3.

In August 2010, it was converted by Basler Turbo Conversions at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, to a Basler Turbo BT-6, and modified for survey work by Bell Geospace.

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David Eyre

President, Aviation Association of WA Inc

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