History

Built as a DC-6A in 1958, the aircraft was registered Civil Air Transport as B-1006 to 30 September. Ten years later it was passed to Royal Air Lao as XW-PFZ, before transfer to Southern Air Transport as N93459 in 1972.

Converted to a DC-6B,[1] it moved to Trans Continental Airlines in July 1978.[2] Following cancellation of civil registration N93459, ownership passed to Air Atlantique as G-SIXC on 20 March 1987.

The aircraft was photographed by Terry Fletcher, while loading freight at East Midlands Airport in during 1990, and then on 20 July 1991 by Peter Nicholson, while on display at the 1991 International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford, Gloucestershire.

Placed on display with Air Atlantique Classic Flight, Coventry Baginton Airport, West Midlands, Warwickshire/Warks, England, the aircraft was again photographed, this time during September 1994 by Ken Videan, while at a British Airways family day London Heathrow.

On 13 July 2007, registration passed to Air Atlantique Ltd, Dakota House, Coventry Airport West, Baginton, Coventry.

Circa April 2011, the aircraft moved to Airbase, Coventry Baginton Airport, Baginton, Warwickshire/Warks, England., and opened as a restaurant. On 2 August 2011 civil registration G-SIXC was cancelled.

2 November 2011, the aircraft was photographed by Terry Fletcher, following conversion to a DC-6 Diner at Airbase Museum at Coventry Airport.[1]

Notes

  1. Appears in front of the 'Skyfleet S570'.
  2. Appears in Air France livery as F-BBDG

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