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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by AC6T » Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:03 am

Does anyone have pictures of ZS-AFE, It was/is a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 TurboPorter.


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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Feb 07, 2012 10:46 am

AC6T wrote:Does anyone have pictures of ZS-AFE, It was/is a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 TurboPorter.


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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by AC6T » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:37 pm

Ray W wrote:
AC6T wrote:Does anyone have pictures of ZS-AFE, It was/is a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 TurboPorter.


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I think I have one taken in Afghanistan - will look when I get home
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:39 pm

Can anyone please advise whether ZS-FJB, a Cessna 206, is still up and running ?? First registered in about 1968. Thanks
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:41 pm

AC6T wrote:Does anyone have pictures of ZS-AFE, It was/is a Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 TurboPorter.


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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:45 pm

ERNIE wrote:Can anyone please advise whether ZS-FJB, a Cessna 206, is still up and running ?? First registered in about 1968. Thanks
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She's still registered to "PENINSULA AIR SERVICES CC" with an address in Plumbstead, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of her :oops:
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:26 pm

Ray W wrote:
ERNIE wrote:Can anyone please advise whether ZS-FJB, a Cessna 206, is still up and running ?? First registered in about 1968. Thanks
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She's still registered to "PENINSULA AIR SERVICES CC" with an address in Plumbstead, but unfortunately I don't have a photo of her :oops:
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I used her for about 4 years from 1968 to 1972, when I converted to an AC680F ZS-CTC. Never had a problem and she handled beautifully. Thanks again.
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:45 pm

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Do you have any info on Aero Commander 680FP ZS-SSN please. Thanks in anticipation.
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by Ray W » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:10 am

No Ernie, I know I don't have that one - which I did.
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:54 pm

Ray W wrote:No Ernie, I know I don't have that one - which I did.
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By that, do you mean that you do not have the info now, but you did have it in the past ? I was just interested to know, as it was in the "Company Air Force" Yonks ago and I did a number of hours on it, whilst ZS-CTC was being serviced. Not in the same league though, as far as I am concerned. Thanks .
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by Ray W » Thu Feb 09, 2012 10:38 pm

Bad spelling Ernie. What I meant was I wish I did have a photo of SSN.
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by AC6T » Fri Feb 10, 2012 12:09 pm

ERNIE wrote:Ray
Do you have any info on Aero Commander 680FP ZS-SSN please. Thanks in anticipation.
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SSN had a wheels up at Lanseria many years ago, She was stripped of all useful parts an the destroyed by management.


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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:10 pm

AC6T wrote:
ERNIE wrote:Ray
Do you have any info on Aero Commander 680FP ZS-SSN please. Thanks in anticipation.
ERNIE

SSN had a wheels up at Lanseria many years ago, She was stripped of all useful parts an the destroyed by management.


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Thanks AC6T, another ignominious ending to an Aircraft that I once flew. ZS-CTC was the other. You actually wonder how the hell one can forget to lower the wheels in an Aero Commander. Besides the three lights, there are these two great big things haning down on either side of you. Of course, I don't know the reason and am assuming finger trouble. Maybe mechanical. Thanks again
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by ERNIE » Fri Feb 10, 2012 3:17 pm

Ray W wrote:Bad spelling Ernie. What I meant was I wish I did have a photo of SSN.
Thanks Ray for your trouble. AC6T has come up with the answer, above.
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Re: Registrations from the 70's

Unread post by AC6T » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:32 am

ERNIE wrote:
Ray W wrote:Bad spelling Ernie. What I meant was I wish I did have a photo of SSN.
Thanks Ray for your trouble. AC6T has come up with the answer, above.
ERNIE
IIRC the retract ram failed and the right main gear did not lock.

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