Air Atlantique DC-6's

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Does anybody know what is happening to these beautiful aircraft? Are they still gainfully employed?
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Their biggest problem is finding Avgas in sufficient quantities at commercial airfields. Big bowsers now full of Jet-A1. Little pumps with short hoses for delivering 60 litres of 100ll a time to Cherokees. Moggy
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Seen both Parked at Coventry,just before Christmas , looks like they are awaiting the same fate as the convair :(
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Neither of them has flown in over a year (both last flew in 2004), but their engines are run to keep them vaguely healthy. Alas, I do not think we'll see them flying again for Atlantic - the ATP-Fs now coming online are not too far short of being able to perform the missions the Six did. Andy