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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:04 pm

floats wrote: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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MFS is actually a piston engined AC500B

On second thoughts could this one be ZS-JMF, a 681 ?
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by floats » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:13 am

Ray,
Yes MFS is now a 500, as in the early 70s. But in the late 70s, early 80s, Massey Ferguson had one of the first turbo commanders. If memory serves, I think it was even called or refered to as a Turbo Commander and the later ones were refered to as 690 etc.
Take a look at the livery of the two, there is a resembelance.

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:29 am

floats wrote:Ray,
Yes MFS is now a 500, as in the early 70s. But in the late 70s, early 80s, Massey Ferguson had one of the first turbo commanders. If memory serves, I think it was even called or refered to as a Turbo Commander and the later ones were refered to as 690 etc.
Take a look at the livery of the two, there is a resembelance.

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Haaai floats!!! I'm not so old!! I know MFS (the 500b), I first came into contact with it when it was based in Welkom owned by a really nice guy (name alludes me) who ran a flight school there. I was flying the bank runs for Ken Roach then (early '80's). I believe it may be based in FAMM now. (didn't it win the PTAR a year or 2 ago?)
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:32 am

Floats, Chirstopher and Ray,

The aircraft is indeed a Commander 681ZS-JMF belonged to Massy Ferguson operating from FAVV (Where the picture was also taken) and FAGM flown by Graham Woodhouse.

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:34 am

FATBOY wrote:
floats wrote:Ray,
Yes MFS is now a 500, as in the early 70s. But in the late 70s, early 80s, Massey Ferguson had one of the first turbo commanders. If memory serves, I think it was even called or refered to as a Turbo Commander and the later ones were refered to as 690 etc.
Take a look at the livery of the two, there is a resembelance.

Kom Fatboy, what is the answer
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Haaai floats!!! I'm not so old!! I know MFS (the 500b), I first came into contact with it when it was based in Welkom owned by a really nice guy (name alludes me) who ran a flight school there. I was flying the bank runs for Ken Roach then (early '80's). I believe it may be based in FAMM now. (didn't it win the PTAR a year or 2 ago?)
ZS-MFS was based in Welkom, She however is now based at Rand. The AC50 you are thinking of is ZS- KPU.

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by floats » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:39 am

Tks AC6T,
So I was close, but what about the airfield?
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:59 am

AC6T wrote:Floats, Chirstopher and Ray,

The aircraft is indeed a Commander 681ZS-JMF belonged to Massy Ferguson operating from FAVV (Where the picture was also taken) and FAGM flown by Graham Woodhouse.

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floats wrote:Tks AC6T,
So I was close, but what about the airfield?
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:21 am

Ok, Here's todays new one!!!
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by GL » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:31 am

That's a goodie - my first guess would be an early attempt at the Learfan
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 9:36 am

GL wrote:That's a goodie - my first guess would be an early attempt at the Learfan
Nope, but the Learfan lead the way!
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by John Miller » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:06 am

Aerofan :wink:
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:17 am

John Miller wrote:Aerofan :wink:
Yep!!! how the hell did you find it
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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by AC6T » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:51 am

FATBOY wrote:
John Miller wrote:Aerofan :wink:
Yep!!! how the hell did you find it
Eish Mrs Miller.

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contribut ... d/6586.htm

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:52 am

AC6T wrote:
FATBOY wrote:
John Miller wrote:Aerofan :wink:
Yep!!! how the hell did you find it
Eish Mrs Miller.

http://1000aircraftphotos.com/Contribut ... d/6586.htm

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Re: Today's Wazzit!

Unread post by John Miller » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:45 am

Surely everyone knows what an Aerofan is? I can't believe you've never seen one before! :roll: :roll: :lol:
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