Sunday, 10 July 2016

Globemaster 53-028 at Christchurch

This pleasing photograph from an unknown source shows the Douglas C124C Globemaster II 53-028 (c/n 44323) parked at Christchurch International Airport.
I would put the date at between late 1962 and perhaps early 1964.
53-028 did three Deepfreeze seasons and ended up at MASDC on 26-05-1969.
MASDC was the Military Aircraft Storage and Disposition Center at Davis-Monthan Field. 
This was renamed AMARC - Aerospace Maintenance And Regeneration Center in 1985 and AMARG in 2007.
In the foreground is the Canterbury Aero Club Auster J5F Aiglet Trainer ZK-BCQ (c/n 3111).
More Antarctic aviation pics nearer month end.


  1. Thanks Dave the Globemaster was a great part of the Deep ,freeze op.s from .CH CH .

  2. My heart skipped a beat as I thought it might have been my Auster BBZ. At least I can say the rudder,fin, horizontal stabilizers and elevators from BCQ are going back in the air!