136431: Cavanaugh Flight Museum, Addison,
Tracker 136431 was being used to transport Museum volunteers to airshows.
It is now been relegated to an outside display site after being replaced by a
DC-3 for that function.
Photos in this set were taken as I returned in late
October, 2009. The Tracker was still outside but has been moved to a
corner next to the museum entrance. The sun was out for this photo shoot.
These photos were taken in March, 2009 on a dreary,
136433: Valiant Air Command, Titusville, FL
The photos below were taken in July of 2011 in the new VAC display hangar
dedicated to Vietnam era aircraft. There was some working going to
determine what it would take to make it air worthy again. The mechanical
team can be seen discussing the issues in the second photo.
Below are photos taken at the Valiant Air Command Air Show in March of 2006.
Included are shots of the weapons bay, flight deck and original radios.
Below are photos taken at the Valiant Air Command
Museum in 2001. Included are the wing fold, engine bay and gear wells.
136464: MAPS Museum at the
Akron-Canton, OH Airport January 2008
The Tracker below is currently on display the the MAPS Museum at the
Akron-Canton, OH Airport. The following gallery photos were taken at the MAPS
Aviation Museum in January or 2008. Note the documentation in the
co-pilot's window indicating damage to the bottom of the right horizontal
stabilizer trim tab and the associated photos of the damage. This aircraft
does not belong to MAPS, but to Phil Bamberger in the St. Louis, MO area.
He has it registered under Aviation Business Corporation.
The photo below shows 136464 taxiing up to her parking spot at the 2001
Indianapolis Air Show.
Included in the next series of photos we have
shots of the interior, which in this aircraft includes the remains of the number
3 and number 4 stations. From the left the first photo is of the Number 3
Station, then the number 4, a shot between them into the flight deck, and then
looking straight into the aircraft through the door.
136468: Pima Air and Space Museum,
Tucson, AZ May 2009
136475: AMARC, Tucson, AZ May 2010
These photos were taken from inside the Pima Air Museum tour bus that runs for
an hour and a half visit of "The Boneyard". The Tracker is located on the
left side of the bus during the tour as it proceeds down Celebrity Row.
136486: Combat Air Museum,
Topeka, KS May 23, 2009 This Tracker last served as a
maintenance trainer at NAS Olathe, KS before coming to the Combat Air Museum
(CAM) in Topeka, KS. One of the things that happed to 136486 at Olathe was
that the gasoline was drained from the tanks and replaced with water to prevent
fire. Once acquiring the Tracker the CAM spent six months at NAS Olathe
preparing the aircraft for flight, including draining the water from the fuel
cells, which was a very tedious task. On or about takeoff the left engine
failed and to be replaced, which was provided by the Navy. The CAM flew
the aircraft for several years before it grounded all of its aircraft due to
136486 sits in the farthest corner
away from the front entrance at the museum in the #2 hangar. In order to
get photos I had to move other items out of the way to get as good as photos as
possible Aircraft specific history is provided in the photos below.
136508: At the Carson City Airport in May
2010 after being flown out of McClellan Airport since May of 2009. - It is
now owned by Specline of Carson City which is Rick Clemons company.
Apparently from the photos 136508 will be getting a brand new paint job.
At the Cal Fire Maintenance
Facility at McClellan Airport, Sacramento, CA May 2010 - The aircraft was at
this time being prepared for flight to Carson City, NV.
136534: Kissimmee, FL
Airport - On the ramp of the Kissimmee Air Museum July 2010
136560: Southern Museum of Flight,
This is located at the Southern Museum of Flight on the SE corner of the
Birmingham, Alabama Airport in an airpark two blocks west of the actual Museum
building. The Executive Director of the Museum stated there was a plan to
re-fence the airpark so that all of the aircraft would be accessible to the
public. Currently, as can be seen, the Tracker and other aircraft are
behind the fence.
The museum, along with the airpark, will take about
two hours to view. For myself this also included a five minute drive
around the east side of the Birmingham airport to view the Alabama Air National
Guard Base Airpark on the north side. The Museum and airport are just off
of I-20/59 and ten minutes east of I-65. It will be well worth one's time.
These photos were taken in November of 2008.
This time I made arrangements to get inside the fence.
These photos were taken in November of 2006 and
larger views can be seen by clicking on the photos..
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