Post by Dave Homewood on Oct 23, 2005 18:31:59 GMT 12
I was looking at the Civil Aviation ZK register and noticed that P-40E NZ3009 is still registered to the Old Flying Machine Company, and yet it was reportedly sold to the Old Stick and Rudder Company in Masterton and their website indicates this too. Does anyone know why this might be? Does Ray Hanna still have shares in the aircraft perhaps (not that it's any of my business, I was just wondering how the system of registration ownership works).
I note also the Corsair with the OS&RC (formerly OFMC) isn't even on the ZK register yet.
Thought I'd share these with you all. I took these when I visited the Old Stick and Rudder Co at Hood Aerodrome, Masterton in June. A BIG thankyou goes out to Paul who let me have free range to wander around taking photos of their wonderful collection.
Can't wait to see them in authentic RNZAF colours again!!!!!!!!!
Post by Dave Homewood on Nov 5, 2005 23:25:29 GMT 12
Lovely. Thanks for sharing them.
Did Paul say they are definitely going back into RNZAF colours? Or is this wishful thinking on your part? It's just the Corsair was put into RNZAF colours for last year's Wanaka show, wasn't it? And then reverted back I think. Or am I wrong? Was it temporary paint perhaps?
I really am not partial to those Chinese markings on a P40. Too John Wayne for my liking.
Dave, I said to Paul that it's a bit of a pity about the non-RNZAF markings, to which he replied that they may eventually go back to RNZAF markings at some stage. Ray Hanna had them repainted while he owned them, and as the paint is still in pretty good condition I can't imagine that they'll be repainted too soon.
I like the Flying Tiger markings too, and the shark's mouth is pretty cool.......
How much does the average aeroplane paint job cost, does anyone know?
For Warbirds over Wanaka 2004 the Corsair had vinyl transfers applied for the RNZAF roundels and rego.
I certainly recommend a visit to see this collection if you're ever in Masterton, but I'd advise you to phone ahead to check that someone is around to let you into the hangar as I walked out to the airfield and very nearly missed catching anyone.
For something like a P40 Id say a good quality paint job would be approx $15,000 - $20,000 depending on who does it and how its done. I just got a quote on the Polyfibre Fillers and paint for the fabric on my little machine and got quite a shock! I dont really like the Corsair or P40 in the colours they now wear, it seems a shame for the two RNZAF WWII airworthy survivors to wear someone elses uniform. That said however, I'd rather see them here in incorrect colours than not at all (same can be said for the Catalina) and of course theres always the reply Grant Biel said when someone made a comment about the colours of his DH venom - "You dont like it? well what colour did you paint yours?". Theyre privately owned, the owner can paint them any colour he likes.....
If it was supposed to be easy. everyone would be doing it...