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This famous old lady was delivered to the USAF, as 48-0610, in November 1948 and apart from an extremely short lease to Pan American as N9907F, "Clipper Fortuna", served her country until being WFU and stored at Davis Monthan in April 1968. Thankfully she was spared the breakers torch and in May 1970 was bought by the Christler Flying Service Inc. and registered N9463. I first saw this wonderful aircraft in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1999, now here she is at Avra Valley, still looking pristine. Lets hope that a certain Mr Vern Raeburn can keep this beautiful and historic aircraft in the air.

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This famous old lady was delivered to the USAF, as 48-0610, in November 1948 and apart from an extremely short lease to Pan American as N9907F, "Clipper Fortuna", served her country until being WFU and stored at Davis Monthan in April 1968. Thankfully she was spared the breakers torch and in May 1970 was bought by the Christler Flying Service Inc. and registered N9463. I first saw this wonderful aircraft in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1999, now here she is at Avra Valley, still looking pristine. Lets hope that a certain Mr Vern Raeburn can keep this beautiful and historic aircraft in the air.

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