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"F-GOLD" at Annecy airport

Old 17th Feb 2019, 18:37
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"F-GOLD" at Annecy airport

Seen at Lugano airport this weekend is a strange "mock up?" marked as F-GOLD.
I assume this represents a Turbo Commander perhaps used 20+ years ago for the Astafan Turbojet program (F-BXAS).
Is this indeed parts from the scrapped F-BXAS, or merely a mock up, and does it have a purpose there?
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 07:55
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F-BXAS was reportedly broken up at Pau after the trials. Does the airframe at Lugano have turbofans ?
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 08:07
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I might be missing something but how does it relate to Annecy?
Any pics?
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:40
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
I might be missing something but how does it relate to Annecy?
Any pics?
I typed Annecy in error.
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 10:43
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I try now to attach a photo.

Is this real?
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Old 18th Feb 2019, 11:34
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Certainly a Commander airframe which has been "modified" (windows and gear), perhaps for filming? Certainly not F-BXAS I'd suggest (there was also F-BSTM).
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It would appear to be the latest alias for "9HB-CPA", Aero Commander 690B msn 11506, previously I-TELM/D-IKAH.

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/...urbo-commander

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Old 18th Feb 2019, 13:08
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Thank you, David Reid.
Mystery solved!
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