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Some derelicts to start with :(
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Some more Zim planes at Charles Prince.
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What a sad sight!!! Is this where we are going? Are we going to allow it??
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Brilliant John - more please
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im afraid so,, :(
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The only real difference between "us" and "them" is that most of our derelicts are hidden away inside hangars!

Hmmmmmmmm! Maybe fuel for a new thread brewing here.

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There are a few derelicts yes, and many aircraft stored away because the owner hasn't the cash to do a C of A (no MPIs in Zim), prop overhaul, component replacement or engine overhaul. You cannot obtain finance of any sort in Zim so all maintenance work has to be carried out on a cash basis in US Dollars. There's also a 56-per cent duty on imported aircraft - only waived if it goes on an AOC. Whilst Zim is a mine of old Cessnas and Pipers, like the old 1960-model 210, these aircraft are also very expensive to maintain with very costly parts. Even if the old 210 were free, it would still cost around US$60,000 to get back into the air - possibly a lot more after an engine overhaul, paint job, interior refurbishment and component replacements (think undercarriage saddle brackets and rubber fuel bladders) and hydraulic power packs on top of the IO-430 engine.

I'd still like that old 210 though :wink:
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Derelict Twin Commander 680F :?
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The Aero Commander may be dirty but she doesn't look too derelict. The grass needs lawnmower though. :wink:

Lot of ripple on the leading edge of that Queeen Air's vertical stab though... :(
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Some more. The Cessna 182 is a past winner of the ZimNavex.
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Spent the weekend up in Zimbabwe this past weekend and took a few photos around Charles Prince Airport Harare - enjoy :)
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.....jeez can one not buy some of those a/c, I want ZOPS
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