ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby henk-indabush » Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:40 pm

Based at Parys presently, since FAVP closed down. Only ever seen her flown by Gert van Rooyen (owner). PM me and I will provide tel no
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby goldeneagle » Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:05 pm

Flew with Tolstoi Schoeman when FZW was still new.
He was my next door neighbour on the Komati river and knew him well.
He was also the importer and SA agent for the Marchetti.
Still living on the farm at Vygeboom but have not seen him for the last 10 years.

I sold Fzw on behalf of Kaspaas Pohl of Tzaneen around 1995.
Remember the aircraft well. Was very noisy but had lots of power.
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby Skybound » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:00 am

Armand - you still in the Vygeboom area?

Making my list of people to call for a frosty or five when I get to go on holiday to our spot on the dam.
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That will give you at least 8 hours to think about it some more.
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby goldeneagle » Wed Sep 09, 2009 9:51 am

No longer at Vygeboom dam.
Now at Eagles Creek airfield next to N14 in Centurion
Please visit .
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby Saracen » Mon Aug 05, 2013 10:54 am

I owned the aircraft for a year in 1993...Was a pleasure to fly! A little slow for a retrac 250hp cruiser (130/140 kts if I remember correctly.) LOTS of room inside and great bonded wings...not a rivit in sight...

Flew it from George to Kenya and back....

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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby Arrow4 » Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:42 pm

Saw ZS FZW at FAPY last Saturday , 03/08/2013.
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby plasmasa » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:01 pm

Hi all
Hi Peter
I am Tony Gibson and my father is Roger gibson your partner in FZW. So good to hear the plane is still around. I would love to have gotten my hands on her. This was the plane that sealed my fate in aviation. i have been flying now from the age of 15 but my first flight in the plane was when i was 3 in 1974. I recall stories my dad tells of how scared i was of the plane. i would lie flat on the back seat of our car while my dad would go fly. Who would have guessed i would already have nearly 6000 logged hours on all the types of aircraft i have logged. Many i have not logged hours on because i lost my medical and my license at one stage and could only fly with a buddy in the left seat.

Awesome to see the pictures
Tony Gibson

Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby Ray W » Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:18 pm

This is the only pic of her that I've got.
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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby PJL » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:07 am

Skybound wrote:We were on a neighboring farm to Tolstoi. Never knew he flew. Must have been yonks ago.

I can confirm that he did fly!!

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Re: ZS-FZW Siai Marchetti info?

Postby Madeira » Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:22 pm

I did my comm flight test in FZW, my wife as well. Her father use to own FZW back in about 2000/2001. It was a nice aircraft to fly, not a lot of people actually know what they look like. This was also when vdbijl airport was still active.
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