Neil's Nostalgia

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All photos by Neil Aird © 25 April 1998
My visit to Hawkins & Powers. Two hours and twenty minutes of bliss!
N29862 Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (16792) ex 52-2761 USAF Arizona ANG
N8093 / 140 Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (10776) ex RCAF 22111. I have long chased these aircraft, finally I got to meet some.
N3003 / 03 Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (10737) ex RCAF 22106.
N15501 Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar (10955) ex RCAF 22130.
The interesting ramp area awaits. Permission granted to "wander at will" by no less than Dan Hawkins - "Just stay off the active!"
N7060Y Lockheed P-2E Neptune (726-7167) ex 145905.
N8908F Lockheed P-2E Neptune (726-7100) ex 140441. AMARC PCN 1P325.
N1365N Boeing C-97G Stratofreighter (16729) Hawkins & Powers. Ex 52-2698.
N9701F Fairchild C-82A Packet (10184) ex 45-57814. Arrived at Hagerstown, Maryland, 15 October 2006.
As I was on the ramp, N2871G / 121 Consolidated Vultee P4Y-2 Privateer trundeled in on inboards, squeaking loudly as I remember. Wonderful sight.
N2871G / 121 Consolidated Vultee P4Y-2 Privateer ex USCG 66302. Shown here when still very active with Hawkins & Powers. Note necessary oil pans!
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar () ex RCAF. Looking south on the eastern side of the airfield. 4 x C-119 and 1 x P-2E stored.
"4" Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar () ex RCAF.
N37636 / 53-8150 Fairchild C-119L Flying Boxcar (253) ex USAF. "Georgia Box"

Note: I had seen this airframe twice before, at Prestwick, Scotland, on 29 October 1961 and at Kirkland AFB., Albuquerque, New Mexico, on 10 September 1966.

A long time favourite of mine - the Lockheed P-2 Neptune
N2218Q Lockheed P-2H Neptune (726-7255) ex BuNo: 148359 PG/12 VP-62. AMARC PCN: IP418.
N173AM Lockheed P-2H Neptune (726-7129) ex BuNo: 143173 AMARC PCN: IP334.
N122HP Lockheed P-2H Neptune (726-7226) ex BuNo: 148341 and N2218K.
N2218E Lockheed P-2H Neptune (726-7246) ex BuNo: 148356 AMARC PCN 1P419. Note: Hawkins & Power humour - registration applied backwards! I had a good laugh.
Lockheed P-2H Neptune () ex BuNo:
Fairchild C-119G Flying Boxcar () ex RCAF
N5216R / 136 Fairchild C-119F Flying Boxcar (10773) ex RCAF 22108 - believed to be ex N5215R (10773) from Battle Mountain Museum?
N972HP Boeing KC-97L Stratofreighter (17132) ex 53-0350 USAF, Texas ANG.
N233HP Douglas R6D-1 Liftmaster (44661) ex USN BuNo: 152689, AMARC Park Code: 8C025.
P.3-5 / 22-14 Lockheed P-3A-25-LO Orion (185-5036) ex Spanish Air Force, and USN BuNo: 150510. It later went on to become N917AU of Aero Union.
We met eleven years later, almost to the day, at Alamagordo - KALM, New Mexico on 26 April 2009.
Many more images coming up ! Some from slides, some from my prints.
N127HP Fairchild F-27F (33)