Not one, but two neat surprises

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  1. GrauGeist

    GrauGeist Well-Known Member

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    My friend and I went flying last Saturday and as we were taxiing out to the ramp, I discovered a new addition to Redding Airport's population...a RAAF Canberra!

    If that wasn't enough, when we rolled in to Red Bluff, I found an Albatros (L-39) tied down in front of one of the hangars there.

    I haven't seen either aircraft around here before, but it's pretty cool to see them in this neck of the woods.

    By the way, while we were eating breakfast at the airport's cafe, a YaK-11 landed, fueled up and took off again...and wouldn't you know it, my camera was out in our plane...
     

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    Redding? I used to live in Anderson in the late 50's. Have a couple of sign painter friends living in that part of the country. Used to go up and romp in the snow on the mountain. Beautiful part of CA up there. Makin me homesick. Good stuff with the new found aircraft.....
     
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    Awesome Dave!
     
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    #5 Aaron Brooks Wolters, Aug 2, 2011
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    2 for 3 is good average Dave!:) And the planes are :cool: :cool: :cool:!!!!!!
     
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    great stuff David, especially nice to see a Cranberry flying around.
     
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    Cool stuff!
     
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    That canberra looks like one of the ones I saw in Iraq. thanks for sharing.
     
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    Great stuff David!

    Wonder if the Aussies sold or donated their Canberras - '207 is at Wanaka (New Zealand), and another ('220 or '284?) at the RNZAF museum in Christchurch (latter donated by the RAAF)
     
  10. GrauGeist

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    Thanks guys...we have a decent warbird community up here though it's rare to see them out all at the same time.

    In case anyone's wondering, the Canberra is a B. Mk.20 manufactured in 1955 by English Electric. The C/N is 29 and the N registration is N229CA and is privately owned.

    The Albatros is a Aero Vodochody L-39 manufactured in 1976, it's C/N is 630640 and the N registration is N9050H. It's owned by Red Star Warbirds out of Las Vegas.
     
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    so what other hidden treats do you have below me in Redding Dave ? it might just get me on a wunderlust down your way this fall
     
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    It's always a treat to just happen upon a warbird or two!
     
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    Sorry I missed your post, Erich!

    This area has all sorts of jewels hidden here and there, it never ceases to amaze me.

    For example: recently, at the Redding Airshow, I noticed a "new" L-29 hidden back in the hanger area (not far from where the Canberra was tied down a while back):
     

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