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Photos: Neil Aird © 19 April 1998 and 04 May 2009

N6816D / 109 Douglas C-54E-15-DO/R5D-4R Skymaster (27360) ex BuNo: 90412. I had seen this aircraft before at Prestwick thirty-seven years earlier.
90412 Douglas R5D-4R Skymaster (27368) US NAVY Anacostia departs runway 31. x XXXXXXXXXXXPhoto: Unknown photographer © 27 October 1961 - Aird Archives
N67062 / 148 Douglas C-54D-5-DC /R5D-3 Skymaster (10741) ex BuNo: 56514
N96451 / 111 Douglas C-54D-1-DC/R5D-3 Skymaster (10592) ex BuNo: 56489
"42914" N31356 / 117 Douglas DC-4-1009 Skymaster (42914). Amongst previous identities, this aircraft served as CF-TAW.
N80232 Lockheed P-2H Neptune (726-7198) ex BuNo: 147948.
N749VR Lockheed L-749-79 Constellation (2604) ex C-GXKR. Later I met up with her again as N749NL in the Aviodome, at Lelystad in the Netherlands on 29 June 2011.
N43994 Convair C-131B (254) ex USAF 53-7802. Another "we meet again" aircraft. I noted this at Vandenberg AFB, California on 08 September 1966.
More Avra Valley images shortly ;-)