Omaka Open Day

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  1. gumbyk

    gumbyk Well-Known Member

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    We had a bit of a quieter open day last weekend, so this time I managed to get a few photos taken.
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    Thanks for the photos. I was (and still am) far too busy to get up there this year.
     
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    Nice shots, and they did a beaut job on the Anson.
     
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    Where in NZ are you?
     
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    That Anson is as immaculate inside as outside. Better finish than when it would have come out of the factory, and completely authentic inside and out.
     
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    Beauty! Agree about the Anson. Don't see a lot of those.
     
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    #7 GregP, Oct 15, 2014
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    Very nice, and from a grass strip to boot.

    Definitely easier on the old tires and brakes ...
     
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    It's an old WW2 training field, used to just be a square paddock, but some of it is leased as vineyards. An aerial view will show why this is the best place to base a tail-wheel aircraft:
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    Don't have to take a x-wind if you don't want to. Especially since a lot of the WW1 types have 3-5 knot x-wind limitations on them.

    Crimea, that one is (as far as I know) the only airworthy Mk1 in the world, so, no, you definitely don't see many of them.

    I got to sit in the cockpit of the Bristol Freighter when they did an engine run - mighty noisey, and the thing sure bounced around a lot.
     
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    How cool is that? You were a lucky guy!

    Love the Cessna 195, too.
     
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    That 195 was absolutely immaculate! I had a serious case of the "iwants" after seeing that. A mate who had a fly of it said it flew as good as it looked.
     
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    #11 Aozora, Oct 17, 2014
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    I'm normally in Dunedin, but these days I'm also spending lots of time in Sydney, Oz.(Go the Rabbitohs yeeehaaa!)
    Youtube video of the Anson's first flight


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clYmbtVQdW0

    What a fantastic job - I really enjoy seeing the Anson; nothing spectacular, but it has so much character. Interesting how the camouflage blends in with the local scenery.
     
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    Excellent shots!
     
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    That Anson would have to be one of the nicest looking warbirds getting around. Would be awesome if it was in its original RAAF colours thought :) :)
     
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