When I landed at Winnipeg IAP on 19Sep07 I knew about an unidentified Douglas DC-3 at the airport and noticed it in the distance when we landed. After I collected my car from Avis, I drove to the far side of the airport but could not get close enough to the aircraft for a proper identification or photograph.
Photos courtesy Google Maps.
The following reactions led to the answer of this 'mystery'-
Sean Keating sent me this:
Timo de Vries sent on the same date (25mar08):
I verified this by Bob Ogden's Aviation Museums and Collections of North America (Air-Britain, 2007) and this magnificent guidebook confirmed C-FBFV owned by the museum and access only by prior permission, confirming the 'remote' parking/storage.
C-FBFV seen in front here of the Western Canada Aviation Museeum's hangar in July 1991.
At that time Perimeter just stopped any DC-3 operations and focussed on the Fairchild-Swearingen Metro (incl. destinations with gravel strips!!). This was the last Perimeter DC-3 we saw at YWG at that time (the Museum also owns/owned another DC3 --CF-TES c/n 11906-- airframe, which is supposed to be stored in bad condition on a small airfield outside Winnipeg, but recent reports suggest it should
Sean Keating sent in another photo, taken during Feb.1989, at Winnipeg. It was parked adjacent to the Perimeter hangar
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