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Old 5th Oct 2007, 00:17
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Nice pic!!

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Old 5th Oct 2007, 00:24
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Doesn't look like the NT country side, more like inland NSW or possibly some where sth QLD.

probably not a council strp.
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 00:34
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Ok, I was waiting to post this one until a similar photo of a 'low flypast' er hem, was also posted!

Just for the record this photo was as it came off the camera and has not been touched in photoshop at all.

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Old 5th Oct 2007, 01:43
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Nice

Some may have seen this before, 1900 in africa, even lower, and a barrel roll above cloud for good measure
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir34GODVv90
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 03:35
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Some early Kiwi blacksmithing

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Old 5th Oct 2007, 05:38
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Great stuff

Great stuff Tin.
I have got a photo somewhere of one of those first airtrucks.
Around that time NZ was searching for a good ag plane, and the world was laughing saying "no you need a tractor, not an aeroplane." But eventually the airtruck was built and went to Australia, and the Fletcher was built and still flies today.
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 08:05
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What is that, some kind of fancy looking Debonair?
Geeez Peter you know NOTHING...its a Victor Airtourer
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Old 5th Oct 2007, 10:58
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Geeez Peter you know NOTHING...its a Victor Airtourer
I'm sure you mean "VICTA" don't you

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Old 7th Oct 2007, 01:11
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Bushy

I was working off another strip at Te Kuiti close by to where Don (Goose) Ercerg was flying CKE around about the time those photos were taken
Goose always maintained it was only his superior piloting skills and good looks that kept the bloody thing airborne
Climbed over those Avengers and Harvards as well,everyone thought they was scrap in those days
Off topic the Victa in my opinion could be re manufactured to provide a good simple trainer,surely for under $200k ?
brrrm brrrm

I watched a program on telly recently about the progress of the Whitney Boomerang
Those poor guys were bleeding at the eyes trying to come up with a trainer from scratch retailing at $200k

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Old 7th Oct 2007, 05:46
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Very recently, indeed, tinpis - I saw it on ABC2 last night!

But yes- a brand new design from scratch; I felt they were setting themselves a difficult hurdle. Does anyone else think the Boomerang looks just like an Airtourer, from the outside?
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Old 7th Oct 2007, 09:37
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tinpis muses
could be re manufactured
Well, that was recently tried costing numerous Aussie Taxpayers dollars. There have also been a number of other 'talkers' since 1979 that I know of, they have all come to nothing.

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the Boomerang looks just like an Airtourer, from the outside
One wonders who taught the Boomerang designer aeronautical engineering.

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Old 7th Oct 2007, 10:40
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A straight-tail Traumahawk for mine.
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I agree with wanderin Dave, good luck to those guys just the same

An IO-360 powered Victa would be the ducksgutz of trainers. One only cries at what could have been if there just a smidge of "protection" for the lawnmower company against the might of the US product.
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 08:27
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I am loath to go further "off thread" with this and this will be the last for me unless I can find a decent piccy to add to this thread.

However, "OZBUSDRIVER" appears to salivate at the thought of an IO-360 on a 500kg (BEW) Airtourer airframe. Certainly sounds good although there is one small problem, 130 litres wont take you far. And there is also a BIG problem, the Airtourer was originally certified to a unique Australian design standard (ANO 101-1). The Airtourer was designed, built and flown a few years before FAR23 was dreamed up and over time has become the accepted (GA) design standard around the world. Unfortunately the Airtourer does not fly like or comply with FAR 23, to re-design and re-certify the Aircraft would be very expensive, very time consuming but worst of all just dealing with a certifying regulatory authority would have to be the most unrewarding activity anybody could undertake.

Now I'll go looking for a piccy or two to add

tipsy................................................
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Old 8th Oct 2007, 12:44
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Agree Tipsy. A 100hp tourer with double the power would be a tad too much. Was thinking more along the lines of an AirCruiser/CT4. Back to the piccies.
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Departure queue

Here's one for FTDK (sorry it's got the "incorrect" tail configuration)...

Where and when should be pretty easy...
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 20:50
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Didnt Buddy Holly perish in a Bunanza?
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 21:00
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Tin,

I think it was a stupid set of circumstances he perrished in.......the aircraft used was a Bunaanza!

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Old 9th Oct 2007, 21:02
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WBOW slackie I see the mighty van taxying out as well
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Old 9th Oct 2007, 21:16
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Low, fast, and loud!

Haught...Yip...the Van was in the queue...nice example that one...had a look inside...

Not actually my photo, but as I'm standing on the mbl tower taking my own photo (that was little more than a blurr) I think this one is much better.
Thanks Dave...great display!!
Actually...if memory serves, I was taking a video...that was still little more than a blurr!! Might try and find it, post it on youtube and supply a link here....brb
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L_TOFh3oGNM

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