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ZSFWA V35A

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Good day Everyone,

I recently acquired this aircraft a 1969 V35A Bonanza, she has been sleeping in a hangar at Springs for 23 years. a Real gem.
Full history from day one. And everything is original.

Would like any pictures and info on her.

Thanks in advance.
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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Beechcraft V35A Bonanza ZS-FWA at Rand Airport FAGM
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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Bearcat wrote: Tue Nov 02, 2021 10:13 am Current status
23 Oct 2021
Beechcraft V35A Bonanza ZS-FWA at Rand Airport FAGM
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Thanks for the picture bearcat.
Getting updates on a regular basis and looking forward to turning the key in the near future...

Hopefully someone can post some older pictures and history on her.

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I grew up at springs Airfield she and FWA was based next door to us, I remember regularly going to check if the hangar caretaker was there to go look at FWA and the classic cars that had been left in the hangar by the owner who emigrated, one of the cars was a 1973 Chevrolet fleetline which my father has since purchased and is restoring. I would always go sit in the Bonanza and just dream that someone would come get her and fix her instead of just rotting away, it seems that dream has finally materialised I can’t wait to see her fly.
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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duncanritchie12 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:49 am I grew up at springs Airfield she and FWA was based next door to us, I remember regularly going to check if the hangar caretaker was there to go look at FWA and the classic cars that had been left in the hangar by the owner who emigrated, one of the cars was a 1973 Chevrolet fleetline which my father has since purchased and is restoring. I would always go sit in the Bonanza and just dream that someone would come get her and fix her instead of just rotting away, it seems that dream has finally materialised I can’t wait to see her fly.
Original owner passed away as far as I know, it is is family that emigrated that handled the estate.
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As far as im aware Clive the son stays in springs and the daughter in the cape
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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JvTonder wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 1:55 pm
duncanritchie12 wrote: Fri Nov 12, 2021 7:49 am I grew up at springs Airfield she and FWA was based next door to us, I remember regularly going to check if the hangar caretaker was there to go look at FWA and the classic cars that had been left in the hangar by the owner who emigrated, one of the cars was a 1973 Chevrolet fleetline which my father has since purchased and is restoring. I would always go sit in the Bonanza and just dream that someone would come get her and fix her instead of just rotting away, it seems that dream has finally materialised I can’t wait to see her fly.
Thanks for sharing!

Original owner passed away as far as I know, it is is family that emigrated that handled the estate.
That is corrects sir.
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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The aircraft belonged to my grandfather flying out hartswater for some time until he sold it after having lost his medical due to hart problems.
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Probably needs more restoration than the aircraft.
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Is she flying yet?
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AP85 wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:51 pm Probably needs more restoration than the aircraft.20220730_174416.jpg
Awesome. Sure brydom would like to restore that one too…

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FWA has done over 30 hours since getting her running again. Will try get some decent pics on here soon.
Note “still air conditions”…..
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AP85 wrote: Sat Jul 30, 2022 5:51 pm Probably needs more restoration than the aircraft.20220730_174416.jpg
AP we need to re unite the two!
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Re: ZSFWA V35A

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Brydon wrote: Sun Aug 21, 2022 2:19 pm FWA has done over 30 hours since getting her running again. Will try get some decent pics on here soon.
Note “still air conditions”…..
I think I can still read the basic instruments shown here correctly. I am seeing 210 mph in straight and level flight in a V35!!!??? And that is well into the yellow arc!!

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