Throwback to February 2017 during my flight training in South Africa 🇿🇦 when 2 DC-4’s flew in! This one is ZS-AUB. A little bit of history of this aircraft for those interested: The DC-4 1009 was produced at the Douglas Aircraft Company plant at Santa Monica, California. The aircraft was delivered to South African Airways on the 10th of May 1946 and registered ZS-AUB and named “Outeniqua”. This aircraft was the last SAA DC-4 to be sold going to the SAAF on the 29th of September 1967 and allocated the tail number 6905 and operated by 44 Squadron. South African Airways bought the aircraft in December 1995 to operate with the Historic Flight and registered it ZS-AUB. During May 1997 the DC-4 was wet-leased to Swissair and briefly registered HB-ILI and later ZU-ILI and was used to celebrate Swissair’s 50th Anniversary of the crossing the Atlantic. Four Atlantic crossings, in Swiss Air colours, in 1997 with ZS-AUB. The aircraft returned to the Historic Flight and was registered ZS-AUB. In July 2000 the aircraft attended the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford. (Information has come from the SAA Museum website)
Way back to my Centurion days. I started working for Centurion when I was 21. I worked their heavy checks on their MD-11s and A checks on their B747s. I learned a lot their about myself and what I could do and what I was willing to put up with. It’s one of the companies that molded me into appreciating the job I have right now!!!