VH-BHC. Douglas C-47A-90-DL. c/n 20401.
Construction was completed at the Douglas Long Beach, California plant - May 1944
Powered by 1200 hp Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Engines
Delivered to the United States Army Air Force as '43-15935' - May 29, 1944
Based at Oahu, Hawaii then Manila, Philippines
Sold to Silver City Airways Australia Pty Ltd, Broken Hill - November 29, 1946
Aircraft converted to an Executive Configuration
Entered on the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-BHC - February 28, 1947
Registered to Silver City Airways Australia, Pty Ltd
Sold to The Zinc Corporation Ltd, U.K. - December 17, 1948
Entered on the British Aircraft Register as G-ALFO (CofR 12499/1) - December 30, 1948
Registered to The Zinc Corporation Ltd, London
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 07, 1949
Sold to Indamer Corporation, New York - ?
Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - December 22, 1950
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N94529 - December 22, 1950
Registered to Standard Industries Corporation
Reregistered as N300A - October 1951
Operated by the Esso Shipping Company Incorporated, New York - October 1951 to November 1953
Sold to Butterworth Systems Incorporated - ?
Reregistered as N700E - October 24, 1961
Registered to Standard Industries Incorporated, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Registered to St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company, St. Louis, Montana - 1964
Registered to Diamondhead Properties Incorporated, St. Louis - March 1970
Reregistered as N20DH - June 1970
Registered to Metropolitan Mooney, Teterboro, New Jersey - April 03, 1972
Registered to J. C. Bowman, Greenville, South Carolina - May 1972
Reregistered N3BA to Inor Corporation - July 1972
Registered to Bo-S-Aire Corporation - January 1975
Registered to R. C. Schnabel, Greenville, South Carolina, 1976
Registered to Bo-S-Aire Corporation - 1978
Reregistered as N890P to R.C. Schnabel, Greenville, South Carolina - April 21, 1979
Registered to Skyway Aviation Incorporated, Fort Leonard Wood, Montana - May 18, 1979
Registered to Skyway Aviation of Brownsville, Texas - June 19, 1980
Registered to Air Americana - October 1980
Sold to Compadre Markets Incorporated, Corpus Christi, Texas - January 28, 1981
Sold to Southwind Aviation Incorporated, Los Fresnos, Texas - June 18, 1986
Sold to Avlease Incorporated, Wilmington, Delaware - February 23, 1990
Sold to Robert Burwell, W Chicago, Illinois - July 02, 1990
Reregistered as N12RB - August 1990,
Sold to Dakota Aircraft Incorporated, Orlando, Florida - August 21, 1992
Registered to Viking Express, W Chicago - December 31, 1992
Registered to Branson’s Vintage Air Tours - July 1993
The aircraft was named 'Eve Amelia'
Withdrawn from use and stored at Orlando, Florida - September 1997
Registered to Vintage Wings and Things LLC, Carenco, Louisiana - November 12, 1997
Reregistered as N33VW - June 25, 1998
Operated by Vintage Airways, Lafayette, Louisiana - June 25, 1998
The aircraft had flown a total of 17, 399 hours to date
Sold to Cavanaugh Collection Incorporated, Addison, Texas - June 12, 2001
Registered to Cavanaugh Air Museum Incorporated - February 19, 2003
Painted in United States Army Air Force livery with number 'C8' behind cockpit windows and serialled '31595'
Currently operated by Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison, Texas in flying condition - 2009
N12RB. Vintage Airways - 'Amelia' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 1994.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-421.)
N12RB. Vintage Airways - 'Amelia' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, December 1996.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-422.)
N33VW. Vintage Wings - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1999.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0251-191.)