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Old 5th Oct 2010, 01:45
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Aaargh! I've seen it all now - "Slom" wearing a hat and tie????!!!!!
ONLY when necessary.

A couple of photos of the real slom from the same trip, on a river cruise in Bangkok, and riding a camel at the Pyramids.





Tail wheel, PLEASE excuse the lack of an F27 in these 2 photos, we had to have some time off..............
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Just to get back to aircraft, and in particular the topic, Ansett Fokker Friendships, these are a few more of VH-FNR in various parts of the World.

This was in transit Bali.



Overnight Singapore.



In transit Calcutta.

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Old 6th Oct 2010, 06:36
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Lovely!

14th September 1982. The aircraft was VH-FNQ (not FNO as Stewart Wilson would have you believe in his Ansett book), the photos were taken from a Beech 36 (with the rear doors removed) near Anglesea/Lorne.
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The man was wise to wear more than a singlet on arrival Norwich. He looked as though he was being blown around a bit and having had to slide on my hands and knees to get to an F27 one day in a December, as it was sheet ice on the apron , in uniform , with pax looking on from the terminal building...its a ferking cold place!
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I am sure the weather there can get very nasty, however it wasn't too bad that day, Saturday 13th August 1988.

You can see in this other photo of the guy that was accepting the aircraft from us, he was only wearing a short sleeved shirt, no jacket or even a jumper.



I think it was more just for the official end of the ferry flight, and also our other stop earlier that day was at the Fokker Factory where they made big fuss of VH-FNR, it was the oldest F27 (then anyway) to ever return to the Factory.
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Just found a few more of that ferry flight with VH-FNR, and seeing how tail wheel taught me how to resize and post them I thought I would.

This was our overnight stop in Delhi.



Okay, these next 2 probably could be anywhere, but they ARE doing a zigzag/stepped climb out of Milan in order to get over The Alps and finally crossing The Alps on the way to Amsterdam (Fokker).



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Is that Ken Broomhead walking towards FNR at Delhi ?

I wonder what Paul Lomas is doing these days ?
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Is that Ken Broomhead walking towards FNR at Delhi ?

I wonder what Paul Lomas is doing these days ?
How on Earth you can tell that from that photo, but yes you are correct.

I was trying not to use photos that identified anyone, except for Paul as people had already mentioned him.

Not sure what any of them are doing now, sure someone on PPRuNe will know.
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How on Earth you can tell that from that photo

date narrows the field - characteristic gait and bald patch - who else could it be ?
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Yes as I said it is him, he was the Captain in Command of the ferry flight.

Just looked up the details of the flight, I would think that he is retired by now, also Paul will be 70 next month, assuming he is still around, which I hope he is, he was a nice bloke.
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"They forgot the XXXX sammichs"...



One trusts Slom is well?
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The in flight catering was fairly basic, but we did okay on overnights.

As I also said before I too hope Paul (slom) is well, does anyone here know???
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Just a few more from that same trip with the Ansett F27, that may or may not be of interest.

This is the 3 Captains with VH-FNR at Broome, before we left Australia.



This is the same 3 enjoying a well earnt day off in Bahrain, shopping mainly for gold.



This one is the following day when we were transiting Jeddah on the way to overnight Cairo.

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All this nostalgia.. VH-FNK became P2-ANL

Just finished this one today..



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Gr8 photos!!
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It looks like something Henk Antonov would build.
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Lovely job! What scale is it?
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Can you read the registration on that Nile Safaris Aviation 707? Chances are it's the former Qantas VH-EAB which took up the rather unfortunate Sudanese registration of ST-ALL. The aircraft is still in service as an E-8C with the USAF.

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Can you read the registration on that Nile Safaris Aviation 707?
No sorry, even tried blowing up the photo etc, but the quality isn't there.

IF that aircraft was with them in August 1988 then it probably is it.
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