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Photos: Gordon Macadie ©

52-6426 Republic F-84F-35-RE USAF - TAC. Pilots still wave to the enthusiasts as they go by today, but there is a huge fence now. Photo: Gordom Macadie © 15 July 1963
51-1657 Republic F-84F-35-RE USAF - TAC.
48-0404 Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter (16016) USAF-MATS trundles along the taxyway on 14 August 1963.
49-2598 Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter (16220) USAF arrives at Prestwick on 29 December 1961, wearing the great day-glo markings of that era.
52-2693 Boeing YC-97J Stratofreighter (16724) USAF Norton AFB. A sleek beauty if ever there was one, she is certainly neither sleek nor a beauty now at the Pima Museum! See other image on Prestwick Portraits page.
48-0419 Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter (16031) USAF - New York Air National Guard in a 1961 visit. Note the heavily textured tarmac!!
52-5787 Convair MC-131A Samaritan (53-07) USAF 322AD, a regular visitor to Scottish Airports from Rhein-Main AFB. I first logged her at Turnhouse on 22 August 1963. Shown here landing and preparing to depart Prestwick.
50862 Douglas R5D-5/C-54P Skymaster (10522) U S Navy FN/862 landing 13 in July 1963. This regular was known locally by enthusiasts as "The Sundy School Picnic".
42-72624 Douglas SC-54D Rescuemaster (10569) USAF - MATS - RESCUE. On display at Armed Forces Day Open House. Note white roof paint, removed later.
128433 Douglas VC-118B Liftmaster (43517) US NAVY VR-1 on 26 August 1963. This aircraft was later transferred to the MARINES.
53-3262 Douglas C-118A Liftmaster (44633) USAF - MATS. A casual Open Day start-up, operations end, business as usual for the USAF. Macadie Collection.
49-0273 Boeing WB-50D Superfortress (16049) USAF - Weather Reconnaissance "Falcon Echo" Squadron, shown here on 29 March 1958.
54-0135 Douglas C-133A-DL Cargomaster (44705) USAF - MATS. Shown here visiting on 24 September 1961. This airframe was eventually scrapped in 1971.
51-5213 Douglas C-124 Globemaster II (43623) USAF - MATS arrives. To MASDC 23 January 1969.
52-1011 Douglas C-124C Globemaster II (43920) USAF - MATS departs on 22 June 1961.
52-0948 Douglas C-124C-DL Globemaster II (43857) USAF - MATS getting ready to leave 29 March 1959.
60-0376 Boeing C-135A-BN Stratolifter (18151) USAF - MATS landing on 29 December 1961. Later converted to C-135E and thence to AMARC by June 1971.
62-4137 Boeing C-135B-BN Stratolifter (18477) USAF - MATS departing a foggy Prestwick, 29 August 1963. It later became an RC-135E Rivet Amber. Vanished without a trace 05 June 1969 in area of the Bering Sea near Alaska. 19 were on board.
60-6048 Cessna U-3B Blue Canoe (310M-0003) of USAF Startegic Air Command, taking some fuel at Prestwick on 28 August 1963.
OO-SJC Boeing 707 (17626) Sabena, obviously just with crew on board. Delivered 13 February 1960. Went to Israeli Air Force as 4X-JYT/140 in January 1978.
LN-KLG Convair 440-91 Metropolitan (506) SAS "Sigurd Viking, withdrawn from use 01 November 1974, eventually scrapped at Oslo-Fornbeau early in 1975.
PH-CGI Convair 440 Metropolitan (122) KLM "Vincent Van Gogh". Later became N4408 with Mohawk, and eventually after a busy life, was reduced to spares in 1979. Registration cancelled 31 May 1979.
18372 Avro Canada CF-100 Mk. 4B with a few siblings awaiting their eventual fate. SOC 03 June 1963.
Not long for this world in their present form, a colourful selection of RCAF tail markings.
23624 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1414) RCAF 434 Squadron. Struck off strength 16 January 1963.
23473 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1263) RCAF with a gathering of 422 Squadron Tomahawks. Struck off strength 01 March 1963.
23722 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1552) RCAF. Struck off strength 17 April 1963.
23675 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1505) RCAF 441 Squadron. Struck off strength 12 May 1964.
23733 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1563) RCAF with some fellow 421 Squadron Indians.
23705 Canadair CL-13B Sabre 6 (1543) RCAF 441 Squadron. Struck off strength 24 September 1963.
G-31-11 Douglas AEW.1 Skyraider ex Royal Navy WV185. Up the back at SAL on 26 March 1963, she became SE-EBI. Note the fancy tails of stored Canadair CL-13B Sabres of the RCAF in the background.
SE-EBG Douglas AD-4W Skyraider (7957) Ex 124774/127942, WV182, s.o.c 14 February 1962 to G-31-10. Svensk Flygtjanst taken in 1963.
Many more stunning photographs from Gordon waiting in the wings!