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5W-FAY (690) at Apia, Samoa - Unknown photographer © 12 May 2023 - John Roger Collection - Aird Archives
N64150 (150) at Perris, California - Martijn Koetsler © 12 November 2023 - Aird Archives
5Y-BGH (574) at Keekorok, Kenya. Chris Buckley © 26 November 2023 - Aird Archives
5Y-BIO (579) at Nairobi / Wilson - HKNW, Kenya. Chris Buckley © 14 November 2023 - Aird Archives
C-GIWD (721) arriving back at Toronto / Buttonville, Ontario - Frederick K. Larkin © 13 November 2023 - Aird Archives
N934MU (615) mission ready at Albuquerque - KABQ, New Mexico - Chris Buckley © 01 November 2023 - Aird Archives
N331AR (337) outside ZIMEX at St. Gallen / LSZR, Switzerland - Jan Mangelschots © 22 October 2023 - Aird Archives
C-GKBC (650) at downtown Vancouver, British Columbia - Unknown photographer © 29 May 1997 - Aird Archives
UP-DH601 (925) outside ZIMEX at St. Gallen / LSZR, Switzerland - Jan Mangelschots © 22 October 2023 - Aird Archives
C-FTFX (340) at Oshawa - CYOO, Ontario - Frederick K. Larkin © 11 October 2023 - Aird Archives
OY-NSA (577) at Copenhagen's Langalinie, Denmark - Dirk Septer © 12 September 2023 - Aird Archives

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