Today I feature three planes, decades apart. I start with the Douglas DC-3. The DC program has roots going back to 1933, with both military and civilian variants. The DC-3 was taking up the bulk of passenger service by 1939, and in fact these can still be found in operation all over the world today. This one spent thirty eight years in Canadian service, built in 1942 and ultimately donated to the museum in 1983.
Beneath one of its wings is this much newer and smaller plane. The Epervier X-01 is the finished work of 12 mechanical engineering students at the University of Sherbrooke. It dates to 2008.
This is the Bombardier Challenger 604, a unique plane built as an experimental prototype. First flown in 1979, the plane has had modifications for experimental purposes and has been part of the collection here since 2006.
One last view of it. Tomorrow is the Yellow theme day for City Daily Photo, so I'll pick up with the series the day after that, though I do have one artifact from here that features in my post. It can be seen in the background of one of the shots above.