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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Koos Strauss » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:28 pm

ACE MAN wrote:An abstract wazzit for interest sake!
by ACE MAN » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:40 am

An abstract wazzit for interest sake!
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Richard Smit » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:41 pm

Hi Derek,

Being a bit of an aircraft recon nut, I recognized it from cockpit pis I'd seen in the past.. The yoke was the big giveaway.

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:10 am

ID the Airfield, Aircraft type and Registration :twisted:

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by noelotten » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:30 am

FATBOY wrote:
Spool-Up wrote:Extra 500?
Quite correct!!! How did you get it? I test flew it in Hunx some years ago, and found it to be a delightful aircraft, although perhaps a little pricey. We were looking at opening an SA agency at the time. http://www.extraaircraft.com/business/index.php
An EXTRA 500???

Is that a fully aerobatic 5 seater? :lol:

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Kwicky » Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:53 am

Aircraft : Rockwell commander.
Airfield and reg no. no idea
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:07 pm

Kwicky wrote:Aircraft : Rockwell commander.
Airfield and reg no. no idea
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Wed Nov 07, 2012 12:33 pm

Ray W wrote:
Kwicky wrote:Aircraft : Rockwell commander (1 Point).
Airfield and reg no. no idea
Rockwell Commander 1000 series (Nope)
Type? Reg and Airfield.
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by blue hawk » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:33 pm

1 out of 3 not good enough for you i see. Good enough for our matrics to pass i think.
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by GL » Wed Nov 07, 2012 1:52 pm

While you're sweating the commander - here's one of mine.

Should be easy :twisted:
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Richard Smit » Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:06 pm

The Aero-Commander looks like either a 680T, or a 690. An early model of the Turbo-Comander series, without winglets. The airfield looks a bit like old Heidelburg to me... No idea of the registration. Could it have belonged to Wings Airways (FALA), or Brian Stocks?

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm

Spool-Up wrote:The Aero-Commander looks like either a 680T, or a 690. An early model of the Turbo-Comander series, without winglets. The airfield looks a bit like old Heidelburg to me... No idea of the registration. Could it have belonged to Wings Airways (FALA), or Brian Stocks?

The Impala look-alike is an Embraer AT-26 Xavante.
I concur with the Embraer AT-26 Xavante.

Richard, The Commander i s a later version of the 680T but earlier than the 690 and it was the only one of its type in SA. The Airfield is not Heidelberg (FAHG) it is however South of Rand (FAGM) and it did not belong to wing tours. :twisted: Wing Tours had 3 690's ZS-JRA, ZS-JRB and ZS-JRL along with the C441 Conquest II and a few other aircraft.

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Richard Smit » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:14 pm

A 681B maybe??? Tough quizz today!
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Wed Nov 07, 2012 4:36 pm

Spool-Up wrote:A 681B maybe??? Tough quizz today!
1/3 of the way there!

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by floats » Wed Nov 07, 2012 7:59 pm

Looks like the first Turbo Commanders, AC685 ZS-MFS belonged to Massy Ferguson operating from FAVV. The strip with the loop de loop tuning circles looks like Hope Town, just south of the Orange river.
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Christopher » Wed Nov 07, 2012 8:34 pm

I also thought the Commander might have been the old Massey Ferguson machine, wearing a paint scheme from before my time (I seem to think it lived in the hanger next-door and to the east of Comair at Rand: the hanger on the diagonal?)...I concur that it is an early turbo version (681 or 685, although I hardly know the difference). Nor is it one of the Winson/Wings aircraft -- quite definitely. Sorry: nothing constructive to say about location, AC6T! (How are you, mate?)
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