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Old 8th Mar 2023, 09:40
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Anyone have an update on Hector?
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 20:45
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Just mildly curious.
Does the DC-3 fly?
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Old 8th Mar 2023, 22:41
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Dak @ IFL. In bits. Black with mold. Seriously doubt it will ever fly again.
Spotted the Belfast from the highway a week or so ago. Pleased to see still in one piece.
would be good to get it airworthy and get it out of there
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 21:06
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Get it out. Even in bales would work.
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Old 9th Mar 2023, 21:21
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That’s good news regarding the IFL. Dak. They have obviously been putting much time money and effort into it.
Looking fwd to seeing and hearing a flyover
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Old 21st May 2023, 01:17
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Danger Shorts Belfast in Cairns

I was in Cairns last week and saw that the Belfast had at least a couple of people working on it. They appeared to be working on No.3 engine or that part of the wing.
Anybody know more about this?

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Old 3rd Sep 2023, 12:13
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According to Skyliner Aviation News the Belfast has been registered to Bank of Utah as N1819S on 30 August
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Wonder what the scam is....?
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Old 3rd Sep 2023, 23:37
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I heard a whisper McDermott Aviation had bought it to transport their Helicopters around the world.
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 01:48
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That is good news on two fronts. Dak to be saved and used. Belfast to be put to good use.
Bravo to those with the vision and money to make it happen and save a couple of aeronautical icons.
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 01:57
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Originally Posted by aroa
That is good news on two fronts. Dak to be saved and used. Belfast to be put to good use.
Bravo to those with the vision and money to make it happen and save a couple of aeronautical icons.
Unless the Belfast goes on the Sierrra Leone registry, tell 'em they're dreaming. Then, where in the world will they be able to fly?
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 04:52
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Mach ..

The FAA civil register updated last night .

The Belfast has been registered to Bank of Utah as N1819S on 30 August..
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 06:19
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Certificate of Registration - largely a paperwork exercise, comparatively easy.
Certificate of Airworthiness - not so much. Lets wait and see.
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 11:10
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Before it can move it will require an Export C of A issued by the current country of registry, stating it’s airworthy. Then FAA may issue a ferry permit, pending their own C of A when (if?) it makes it to an approved maintenance facility and any outstanding issues are addressed.
But neither export certificates nor ferry permits are as easy to get as they once were. Then, insurance before it can move. Insurers are also a lot more aviation savvy than they once were.
While nothing is impossible given enough millions and time, I still think they are dreaming.
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 12:12
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The owner is FAA licenced.
He has every ticket, engine and airframe from Tiger Moth through to B747 inc. Belfast.
The guy knows his stuff; I've known him for 40 + years
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Old 4th Sep 2023, 12:14
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When did it last move?
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Old 5th Sep 2023, 05:36
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https://www.flightaware.com/resource...tration/N1819S
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Old 5th Sep 2023, 20:07
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Looks like a game of pass the parcel...
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its not inconceivable that the aircraft has some value. with the war in Ukraine and sanctions on Russia the continued operations of the Antonovs in the west for outsize cargo is probably over....if HARS got that Constellation going (im pretty sure it doesn't have a full C of A either ) i don't see why the Belfast couldn't be made flyable ....its not like it would be being used for flying pax. The RR tynes are probably simpler and more reliable than the turbo compound Wrights on the Connie too. good luck to them ! If the owner is who i think it is im sure he could do it
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