regardless that it may be a stripped airframe there is no need for that. Considering i have spent the best part of a year trying to get a airworthy macchi project going only to be met with brick walls and no replys seeing something like that is a big kick in the balls.
As far as I'm concerned ALL those aircraft in that museum should be somewhere else. If they have been gifted that Macchi then it should have been put under cover immediately what a disgrace.... I agree with nzjet that is a huge kick in the clangers!!!
Post by Dave Homewood on Sept 19, 2014 15:09:36 GMT 12
As far as I understand it the Macchis were sold to the various museums, not placed on loan. Is that correct nzjet?
I don't believe the RNZAF has any "involvement" with either the Wanaka Toy Museum (which is renowned for leaving airframes in the weather to die) nor the Warbirds And Wheels Museum at Wanaka. The latter has a Skyhawk, Vampire and Strikemaster on loan from the Air Force Museum but that is as far as it goes I believe.
Indeed it is, it sat outside for a while filling up with birds nests. Out of all of them that would be the pick of the airworthy examples. 10 emails and 3 phone calls to SVAS have gone completely unanswered as to what there plans are for the machine. I give up!
Thanks for the added info guys. Re the Twin Com, without the wings couldn't tell if it was a twin so went by the fuselage shape and memory. As for the GAF Nomad I saw a fully airworthy one down at Lake Tekapo being used for sight seeing registered as ZK-NMD. I have a photo of it in company with a Cessna 208 and GA8 Airvan. Owned / operated by Air Safaris
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