I asked a fairly senior member of staff, he just vaguely gestured and said "I think its over there"....I'm not kidding! I'll ask around at The Top Hangar and our Chief Pilot today LMAO, thanks for that Al!
Thanks PG, much appreciated! I'm in awe of your Fletcher knowledge.
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Post by Peter Lewis on Mar 17, 2009 17:21:51 GMT 12
Add ZK-EGM, from mid-1994 until it's crash 29Feb96.
ZK-EHX was ZK-BIT with a new fuselage and a new wing, not a lot of the original BIT left apparently.
ZK-DZI was registered as such to NZAI, then went to Iraq, came back in 1994 as ZK-SKF with Skyfarmers, R J Harding bought it in 1998 and changed the rego to ZK-CMK/2 before transferring it to WAW in 2004. So ZK-DZI is not really a WAW registration.
ZK-DZN was stored at Taihape from Apr87 until reactivated for the Turkey adventure late 1992. Maybe it's back in storage at Taihape?
As a point of interest, WAW were originally scheduled to get the first 'production' Fu-24 ZK-BHA c/n 2 in 1954. However, they gave this up in favour of Aerial Agriculture Ltd. of Hastings and got ZK-BHE instead.
Retirement is something for the young. Once you are old you never seem to have the time.
There's a totally new fin mod which includes the fillet. Our Crescos are all progressively having this mod fitted as well, as well as another Fletcher in the company. Don't know how much I can say here
EGK is the sole flying 400 we have at the mo. CMK is dismantled and in storage, and EUH is in mostly one piece but hasn't flown for some time. DZN, as we all know, is AWOL , and EML of course has a Walter.
Post by fletcherfu24 on Mar 22, 2009 14:26:25 GMT 12
BHT crashed in 1957,if you watch the DVD SuperPilots it shows the remains of an crashed FU 24 in WAW scheme being recovered,which is possibly BHT,it had a very bright red scheme. Some of the other old footage shows later FU24s in a green scheme.