Post by Peter Lewis on Mar 8, 2010 21:01:03 GMT 12
Clarifying the above:
ZK-WAS/1 = Ted Smith Aerostar 600A, valid 21Jun78 thru 5Dec85, S.Abd USA
ZK-WAS/2 = Cessna T188C AgHusky 400 c/n T188-03628T, valid from, 24Aug1988 with Wareham Air Spray Ltd., Ashhurst. Arr with 400hp Lyc.IO-720. Assem Feilding, f/f 24Sep88. It may have crashed and been rebuilt as discussed above, but was sold abroad (to where?) and canceled 26Nov2009. Just the one.
Retirement is something for the young. Once you are old you never seem to have the time.
I am not sure if there is a thread already on this, but thought that since we have hijacked the 180 thread a bit with agwagons , they will probably warrant a thread of their own.
I have some pics from the past I hope to get scanned into the forum soon enough.
In the meantime, congratulations to those at the Classic Flyers museum, some real progress has been made on their agwagon. This is how it looked yesterday (although the wheels look a bit SE5a-ish, thought someone who has some old 180/185 tyres and hubs might want to pass them on).
Further progress on Classic Flyers Agwagon Photos taken this morning 22/3/10
Great photos of EJL there Gavin. It is good to see it still looking good after all these years. Is that Ray flying it? Sorry Zac no pics of CBG, the pic of FYJ is from about 1991/92. That was the only dealings we had with Langslow Aviation apart from they flew for Air Services in the mid nineties. The demise of the Agwagon was probably due to the rising costs of operation, Ce$$na Parts, small payload especially compared to the Fletcher and even more so turbine aircraft. Remember production stopped in 1984. I think for NZ operations the Fletcher or its turbine derivatives seems to rule. The GA200 Fatman is a good follow on from the Agwagon, Although not many have been built, they are a good performer, Cheap to fly and maintain, decent payload.
I would love to kick start this thread again but need help. Was hoping to appeal to one of the more computer savvy people on this site that is an agwagon fan. i have had all my dads topdressing videos transferred onto dvd bit i dont have the necessary know how to edit these into a format that i can post them here, or on you tube. if you have the time and can help please contact me via the message service. Videos are of CQO and EJK, and Rurals dothistroma contract 1981
I was trolling through some photos the other day while my brother was down and came across one of the agwagon air-to-airs that I mentioned earlier. This was from the December 1982 over Kereru in Central Hawkes Bay. DPA was the old man's favourite Cookson machine. I believe the other pilot taking the photos was most likely Ian McCarthy.
I am not usually a photo Nazi , but please do not publically repost this photo, it will be appearing in print in the future.