exactly a registration I would have chosen had I been tasked with
coming up with identities
THY's DC-3s, but possibly the pseudo-colloquilism didn't have the same
connotation in the
when this Dakota III was civilianized as it does now!
Formerly FL324 with the RAF,
it joined THY in 1956 as TC-BUK.
Just why it was re-registered and when, I am not sure.
shots above and below illustrate it in the two THY liveries it
wore. After over a
service with the Turkish state airline it was sold in the US becoming
one of the many
iterations of N77777.
I believe this particular one wound up flying undercover operations in
Laos or Vietnam or some such South
East Asian theatre that the US loved so much in the 1970s.