Beechcraft Model 18 Rescued by Arnhem War Museum

Forlorn Beech 18, on her former deployment as an advert for a car dealer/junkyard.


Forlorn Beech 18, on her former deployment as an advert for a car dealer/junkyard.
Forlorn Beech 18, during her former deployment as an advert for a car dealer/junkyard.

Beech D18S PH-UBX has been rescued from a car dealer/junk yard where it had been serving as eye-catching signage for the enterprise for at least 40 years.

Originally serving the Dutch military after World War II, the plane last flew in 1965 when it was assigned the the Dutch flight training program’s Rijksluchtvaartschool, later being unceremoniously hoisted as an advert in the early seventies.

The Arnhem War Museum in the Netherlands plans to restore the plane, an unexpected happy turn of events for this deteriorated and neglected piece of aviation history.

Moreno-Aguiari

Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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About Moreno Aguiari 3336 Articles
Born in Milan, Italy, Moreno moved to the U.S. in 1999 to pursue a career as a commercial pilot. His aviation passion began early, inspired by his uncle, an F-104 Starfighter Crew Chief, and his father, a military traffic controller. Childhood adventures included camping outside military bases and watching planes at Aeroporto Linate. In 1999, he relocated to Atlanta, Georgia, to obtain his commercial pilot license, a move that became permanent. With 24 years in the U.S., he now flies full-time for a Part 91 business aviation company in Atlanta. He is actively involved with the Commemorative Air Force, the D-Day Squadron, and other aviation organizations. He enjoys life with his supportive wife and three wonderful children.

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