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Save the skymaster' project

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Save the skymaster' project

Post by andygolfer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:22 pm

the project to restore the c.54 skymaster which has been a long time resident at North Weald now has a website:

https://www.savetheskymaster.org/

we had an interesting talk about this project at the September Air-Britain Stansted branch meeting and the aircraft is open for visitors most weekends.

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Re: Save the skymaster' project

Post by Martin » Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:43 pm

It's a shame that this aircraft has allowed to get into this state, wasn't originally flown into North Weald to star in a film which wasn't then made?

Was it sold to the film studio who then left it to rot?

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Re: Save the skymaster' project

Post by andygolfer » Thu Oct 18, 2018 6:55 am

That's about the gist of it Martin, 2 flew in (late '90s from memory) to make a film about the Berlin airlift but the project was abandoned and the same happened to the aircraft.

One was broken up a few years ago but this one remained and the restoration team have now taken it over for their project.
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Re: Save the skymaster' project

Post by Martin » Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:36 pm

Thanks for the info, I thought there was two but assumed the other had managed to escape, it's a shame to hear it was scrapped

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Re: Save the skymaster' project

Post by bizfreeq » Tue Oct 23, 2018 1:10 pm

The forward fuselage of the other one (actually a DC-4 rather than a C-54) survived and is at the RAF Burtonwood Heritage Centre
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