Photographs taken by friends and colleagues in a part of of the world rarely covered by the aviation publications.
All pictures were taken at Manila Airport

Philippine Air Lines DC-4 PI-C775 approaches the terminal in March 1966. The squares painted around the round windows
was a popular airline ploy of the era to persuade passengers they were travelling in the more prestigous DC-6s.
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Viscount 784 PI-C770 was one of four PAL Viscounts.  Photographed in January 1960 by Barney B. Deatrick

Here's Viscount PI-C770 in August 1965 in a later PAL colour scheme.                                     Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

PAL had four Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneers. PI-C433 is seen retired and stored at Manila with windows covered c1963.
They were sold to Bird and Sons Inc in Laos for clandestine operations into mountain airstrips for the US CIA.     
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

PAL operated a large fleet of DC-3s. PI-C16 joined the fleet in 1946 and seen still in service at Manila in November 1964.
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

PAL DC-3 PI-C488 at Manila in October 1965.                                                                Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

PI-C488 seven years later at Singapore-Paya Lebar in 1972 with Norcamco.                                Photo by Ron F. Killick

FAST was Fleming Airways System Transport, a low-fare rival to PAL which operated for ten years from 1956.
 Barney Deatrick photographed PI-C569 in November 1964

Another FAST DC-3 PI-C570 in November 1964. All were fitted with built-in airstair doors.   Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

FAST had a DC-7 and two DC-4s. Here's DC-4 PI-C572 at Manila in November 1964 with engines and parts removed.
Formerly QANTAS VH-EBO, sold as N68579, it was delivered to FAST but did not enter service and was resold.
  Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Another short-lived local operator was Southern Air Lines. Their DC-3 PI-C718 seen at the Manila terminal in August 1965.
  Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Filipinas Orient Airways operated scheduled passenger services from January 1965 until 1973. PI-C943 seen in August 1965
Photo by Barney Deatrick

Filipinas Orient introduced three YS-11s in 1965. Here's PI-C962 in November 1965, weeks after delivery from Japan.
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

This view taken by Barney Deatrick on the same day shows the neat lines of the YS-11

Filipinas Orient Airways also flew three Nord 262As. Here's PI-C967 in March 1971. Photo by Barney Deatrick

Former PAL DC-3 PI-C140 was acquired by Certeza Aerial Survey.                          Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Air Manila commenced in 1964 with DC-3s.  Here PI-C861 comes over the fence at Manila in October 1966
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

DC-3 PI-C854 in January 1966 with the original titles "Air Manila - The People's Airline".
The company later became Air Manila International with Fairchild F.27s, Heralds and Electras.  Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Far East Aviation Service DC-3 PI-C643 had nose art Marla Jean in August 1971.                Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

FEAS DC-3 PI-C2 also in August 1971, with nose art Ana Maria. This had been one of PAL's very first DC-3s in 1946.
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Philippine Air Force Fokker F.27 59-0259 in December 1971 in this special scheme as a Presidential aircraft.
Photo by Barney B. Deatrick

Douglas A-26 Invader N4000K of Aero Service Corp (Philippines), Manila, an associate the of the large US aerial survey
company. Note the magnetometer boom extending from the tail for mineral survey work. It was based at Darwin, Australia
during 1969 while mapping Dutch New Guinea.                       Photo: Ron Killick at Singapore-Seletar in September 1971

Lockheed L18 Lodestar N666P of Aero Service Corp (Philippines) had some Lear Inc mods, including lengthened nose and
raised tailplane saddle, but it did not qualify as a Learstar. It crashed on takeoff at Cebu City, Philippines on 8 August 1972,
the 2 crew and 10 passengers receiving only minor injuries.               Photo: Ron Killick at Singapore-Seletar in August 1971

Lockheed L18 Lodestar N100DK had the full conversion to Learstar 1 in 1958. After many American corporate owners, it was
purchased by International Fruit and Produce Co, Manila in early 1973. IFPCo also had Lockheed Ventura Howard 350 N10TP.
N100DK is seen at Singapore-Seletar on 9 February 1973 on its delivery flight from USA to Manila.      Photo by Ron F. Killick

N100DK at Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea in June 1975 while on a Phillips Petroleum contract. It carried work crews
between Davao in the southern Philippines to the ocean oil rig Australian Challenge drilling off the New Guinea coast.
Only weeks later N100DK was wrecked landing at Puerto Princesa, Palawan Island on 4 July 1975, the 10 on board unhurt.
Photo by Roy Materne via David Thollar

International Fruit and Produce Co's based this immaculate Lockheed 18 Lodestar Learstar as N577X at Manila.
It adopted registration RP-C577 in September 1975 before reverting to N577X and returning to USA in 1978.
Photo at Manila in August 1976 by Barney B. Deatrick

International Fruit and Produce Co's third Lockheed, PV-1 Ventura Howard 350 N10TP had only 3 months in the Philippines.
Purchased in USA early 1973 in an lease arrangement with Tassero Petroleum, it was registered N10TP in IFPC's name.
This photo by John P. Stewart shows N10TP at Oakland, California in March 1973 on its delivery flight to Manila.
Unfortunately it was soon written-off in a forced landing in a rice paddy near Ilkoilo, Philippines on 22 June 1973.

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