Estrella WarBirds Museum

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"Warbirds Over Paso" Air Show 9/29/2012
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Aircraft at the museum can be privately owned and on display, on loan from military organizations or belong to Estrella Warbirds Museum


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Missiles On DIsplay at Estrella Warbirds Museum


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1943 Douglas C-47B Dakota

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History
Type: C-47B-5DK
Manufacturer: Douglas, Long Beach, CA
USAAF-Serial: 43-48608; K11 c/n 25869/14424
Call-sign: OT-CWF, L-CW
• 040944: delivered USAAF
• 000000: Europe ATC, 9th AF
• 180746: transferred on loan to Belgian Air Force
• 000746: 169 Wing-367 Sqn (L-CW), BAF S/N was K-11
• 000047: overhaul Fairey (Gosselies)
• 000000: 15 Wing-21 Sqn (OT-CWF)
• 180952: returned to USAF/MAAG
• 080553: to Armée de l'Air als 348608. Transferred under MDAP to French Air Force and utilized by the following units:
GT1/61 Radio Call Sign "FRAMB"
GT2/64 Radio Call Sign "FRAMB"
CIET 340
GT2/61 Radio Call Sign "FRAOO"
GT2/64 Radio Call Sign "FRAOL"
GT1/64 ELA-47
GSRA-78
• 250167: to Israël Air Force
• 000000: registered 4X-FNN/016 IDF/AF, 120Sqn, Lod-Ben Gurion
• 010671: transferred to IAF "Dakota Squadron". Flown until WFU in 1999
• 000000: stored Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
• 000799: last noted stored Tel Aviv-Ben Gurion
• 260899: registered N47SJ Global Aircraft Industries of Arizona LLC, 1112 W Camelback Road, Phoenix, Arizona 85013-2110 (tt 9357 hrs / 6830 landings)
• 160801: left Ben Gurion on delivery, first stop Malta, landed in Malta with 1 engine shut down due to fuel system problem, only 2 min of fuel remained on landing. Both engines started giving trouble 200 miles away from the island.
• 180801: departed Malta at 0700 hrs (0500 GMT)
• 180801: noted Aberdeen Airport (United Kingdom)
• 200202: noted Global Aircraft Industries Ltd, Villeneuve Airport, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)
• 180402: noted Villeneuve Airport, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada) (complete, Ex-Israeli AF cs)
• 200904: offered for sale (150000 USD) (tt 9420)
• 061907: registered N47SJ by Gooney Bird Corporation, Paso Robles, CA
• 062007: Departed Villeneuve Airport for Paso Robles, California
• 062207: Arrive Estrella WarBirds Museum, Paso Robles, California
• 022608: re designated "Betsy's Biscuit Bomber"
• 023608 undergoing restoration by Gooney Bird Corporation and proudly on display at Estrella WarBirds Museum, Paso Robles, CA
• 010809 Restored to flight status, based at Estrella WarBirds Museum, operated by Gooney Bird Corporation
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