Post by planewriting on Dec 30, 2016 16:10:22 GMT 12
No hughw, I didn't take my camera as I wasn't expecting any aircraft activity at the party however, Kiwi285 has today loaded on the main Classic Flyers thread some nice still shots of the occasion. I would like to think there will be some footage of it taxiing at the air show on 21 January.
Yesterday at the Classics of the Sky Tauranga airshow the Classic Flyers Macchi taxied past the crowd and down the runway for a faster than jogging taxi. The aircraft had nets over its intakes to prevent FOD ingestion. Hopefully it will fly later this year. The Classic Flyers people are awesome for achieving this feat.
Post by planewriting on Apr 20, 2017 13:54:06 GMT 12
Some news in from Classic Flyers regarding ANZAC Day 2017:
To mark ANZAC Day this year we are performing several Classic aircraft engine runs on our apron area. We hope to run up the Grumman Avenger, P40 Kittyhawk and for those who like the whine of a jet engine the ex-RNZAF Macchi MB339 jet trainer all around the middle of the day.
Classic Flyers will perform the Harvard Fly-over of the Tauranga Cenotaph at the Dawn Parade and then again at the 10.00am Civic Parade - weather permitting. So there will be plenty of aircraft activity at the museum on Tuesday... It's a Gold Coin Entry to museum on Anzac Day for all visitors.
Has Classic Flyers reached the realization that in order to fly the Macchi they will have to invest in FOD control or buy a lower model Viper turbojet? I did see something which looked like a FOD scoop on the back of a ute last time I was there, so maybe they already have something. www.aerosweep.com/