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Old 14th Oct 2009, 10:14
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ksa5223 wrote:

thats a great shot Ovation. what sort of ship was it taken from?
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Old 14th Oct 2009, 12:20
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Re Post 5968

Why is there no one at the controls of that Metro?
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Old 14th Oct 2009, 12:36
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Awesome shots Ovation, was gonna say, didn't think a Mooney could go that high
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Old 14th Oct 2009, 21:55
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Fathom,
Have taken the Metro 2 shots off. Don't want you fellas to think the store wasn't being minded. Think it was a a 5 and a half hour ferry flight, or could have been a 3 hour charter positioning flight, and needed to use the bottle. George was flying the controls, and as you saw, I was watching George. (and it was nice and smooth, and George was pretty good). Used to be able to reach the coffee urn when strapped in. Some of my old photos keep better than others. Here are a few more oldies to compensate.






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Old 15th Oct 2009, 06:09
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OOOPS!!

Begs the obvious......Wot happened ??

Or, I see de light.......excuse me but your slip is showing......

Could be a GREAT 'Pick The Caption' Competition...
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 06:09
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Nice shots! Is that the one that went in at Richmond in about 1996?
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 11:20
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ohhhh dont let Capt Fathom spoil your pictures..........

Its a ferry flight........ so what............some folk need to lighten up a little. OK into the bunker with tin hat on!

On the way out..........nice shots Ovation!
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Old 15th Oct 2009, 12:35
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VH-SFF ("A59-67") "Wiff-Oh"
Type: L-237 Ventura PV-1
Msn: 5378

Owner: RAAF Museum.
Base: Point Cook, VIC.
History:
17JUL43Brought on charge by Royal Canadian Air Force as 2221. Served with No 115 (BR) Sqn until late 1944.
11AUG50Struck off charge by RCAF. 53Disposed ex RCAF Vulcan ALTA. 01DEC53To Universal Trading Corp, New York, NY as N1590V.
04DEC53To Spartan Aircraft Co, Tulsa, OK for conversion to executive configuration. 10AUG55First flight after executive conversion.
09MAR54To Trade-Ayer Inc, Linden, NJ.
01JUL58To Spartan Aircraft Co, Tulsa, OK. NOV61Re-registered N159V to Spartan Aircraft Co. 24AUG64Re-registered N159U to Spartan Aircraft Co.
25FEB69To Clark's Aerial Service, Brownfield, TX who modified the aircraft for aerial seeding.
07OCT77To Brownfield Aerial Inc, Brownfield, TX. 15DEC77To Aristera Co, Lubbock, TX.
02OCT78To Juan D. Perez, Tampa, FL.
26SEP83To Hill Air Co Inc, Fort Lauderdale, FL.
02JUL85To Jim Ricketts of Aero Nostalgia Inc, Stockton, CA. Aircraft had been stored in the open at Fort Lauderdale from 1980 to 1986.
26SEP86Ferried from Fort Lauderdale to Stockton by John Crocker and Bob Love for restoration to military configuration for RAAF Museum in exchange for Canberra A84-229. 11NOV87First post-restoration test flight crewed by Rob Poynton, Blaine Gardner and Peter Anderson.
11JUN88Departed Oakland CA for Hawaii on delivery to Australia. Crewed by Rob Poynton, Jim Czerwinski and Peter Anderson. Turned back with navaid and fuel transfer problems.
28JUN88Departed Oakland for Hawaii crewed by Rob Poynton, Dave Spinelli and Peter Anderson. Mid upper turret had been removed since first attempt. 02JUL88Departed Honolulu for Majuro crewed by Rob Poynton, Graham Syphers and Peter Anderson.
05JUL88Departed for Tarawa but returned to Majuro after cockpit escape hatch separated in flight.
10JUL88Departed Majuro for Tarawa. After refuelling, the aircraft departed for Honiara.
11JUL88Departed Honiara for Brisbane.
12JUL88Departed Brisbane for Point Cook.
13JUL88Registered VH-SFF to RAAF Museum, Point Cook, VIC. Operates in 13 Sqn markings with assumed serial A59-67, coded SF-F and named "Wiff-Oh". It is believed that the original "Wiff-Oh" was actually A59-81 SF-D.
19NOV96Belly landed in a field after double engine failure during an air show at RAAF Richmond, NSW. The aeroplane was subsequently trucked back to Point Cook for static restoration.
18JUN02Struck off register as withdrawn from use.
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Old 16th Oct 2009, 10:17
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Bloody shame to become a hangar queen
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 04:29
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 06:57
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Frigatebird,

Goes to show that aircraft CAN back into mountains !!
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 07:10
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?? and what's that s'posed to mean to me ??
The damage didn't happen in flight !!
Reminds me of a time that a Fire truck drove into the wing of a Metro, but it was only the outer section, so a new section was flown in, bolted on, and the aircraft left a few days late.

I loved the Everest shots too, don't know if I could handle the cold to work nearby tho'. !!

This was my mountain as a young fella..
(note ramshorn control column on Islander - just like a Concorde, half a world away..)


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Old 18th Oct 2009, 09:54
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Are they the same DC's that you were wearing last time we flew, frigatebird????

I've seen an Islander with controls like that, thought it must be pretty awkward.
But then again, it probably just adds that little bit extra to the already wonderfully ergonomic cockpit design
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 10:43
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Taken at Jamestown today in beautiful conditions.
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 10:44
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note ramshorn control column on Islander - just like a Concorde, half a world away
Only the Concorde was much quieter !
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Old 18th Oct 2009, 11:18
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Any more photos Kenneth? after all this is a photo thread
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Old 19th Oct 2009, 11:11
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A couple more from Jamestown.



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Old 19th Oct 2009, 13:05
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Frigate, I flew a bongo just like it, except I was pretending it was an e-jet...
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Old 20th Oct 2009, 22:01
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