Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

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Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:01 pm

Here's a couple of "NEW" Australian classics that've recently been worked up over at HJG .... and which will be available from there very soon.

Presented below .... and with a little of history about each too ....


QANTAS AIRWAYS B707-338C VH-EAG "Alice Springs" - LAST FLIGHT (1979)

Between 1959 and 1970 Australia's national airline .... QANTAS AIRWAYS (Queensland And Northern Territories Air Service) operated a total of 36X B707 aircraft.

13X of of these were examples of the rare/short fuselage B707-138 aircraft .... the first batch of these being 6X aircraft (VH-EBA - EBG) that were delivered to the airline between June and October of 1959, each which we built to the original B707-120 specification .... featuring the short tail-fin, original wing configuration, and powered by P&W JT3C-6 turbojet engines.


INITIAL QANTAS B707-136/B FLEET (delivered as -138 aircraft during 1959 .... converted to -138B specifications between 1960 and 1961

VH-EBA City of Melbourne
VH-EBB City of Sydney
VH-EBC City of Canberra
VH-EBD City of Brisbane
VH-EBE City of Perth
VH-EBF City of Adelaide
VH-EBG City of Hobart


Whilst both the airline and the Australian traveling public were "impressed" by the performance of these aircraft which shortened traveling times on QANTAS's international routes by 50% .... the public were less impressed by the noise and exhaust smoke exhibited by their early water/methanol injected P&W JT3C-6 turbojet engines, and which prompted a 1959 commentator to joke that these aircraft must be "steam powered" aerial locomotives :)

A further 6X examples of these aircraft were delivered to QANTAS AIRWAYS between 1961 and 1964 (VH-EBH - EBM), each of which were built to the later/modified B707-120B specification .... featuring the lengthened/standard tail-fin with powered rudder, elevator, and aileron controls, B720 type inboard LE wing gloves, and powered by cleaner, quieter, and more fuel efficient (for the time) and powerful P&W JT3D-1 fan-jet engines engines.


ADDITIONAL QANTAS B707-138B FLEET (delivered as -138B aircraft between 1961 and 1964

VH-EBH City of Darwin
VH-EBI Winton
VH-EBJ Longreach
VH-EBK City of Newcastle
VH-EBL City of Geelong
VH-EBM City of Launceston


QANTAS's original 7X B707-138's were each upgraded to -138B/-120B specification between 1960 and 1961 .... and which forced the airline to lease-in DH 106 COMET 4 aircraft from BOAC (G-APDC, -APDH, -APDL, -APDM, -APDP, -APDR, and G-APDT each being operated by QANTAS as individual leases during this period) in order to maintain uninterrupted schedules over its international routes whilst its B707's were being upgraded. Each of the leased COMET 4's supported a hybrid livery featuring "QANTAS" fuselage titles as well as the airlines "Winged Kangaroo" tail logo .... both being applied over the standard BOAC fuselage and tail livery of the period.

QANTAS AIRWAYS might never have become a B707 operator had history played out differently. As the worlds leading airlines began transitioning into jet equipment during the late 1950's .... QANTAS had already similarly realized it would need to follow suite in order to remain competitive and meet its future global expansion plans. It initially considered the DH 106 COMET 4 .... but which was later deemed too small and range impaired to suit the airlines requirements (particularly in regard to its services spanning both the Pacific and Indian Oceans). Therefore the airline initially favored the DC-8 (more-so given DOUGLAS's reputation as a civil aircraft producer .... since BOEING at this time was still attempting to build its reputation .... and since LOCKHEED didn't at this time offer an alternative civil jet aircraft although QANTAS had been well satisfied with it's CONSTELLATION's and was already an L-188 turboprop operator). However .... upon the airlines approach to it, DOUGLAS was reluctant to compromise its established early DC-8 specifications in order to meet QANTAS's requirements (the truth was that DOUGLAS simply couldn't afford to do so .... through not only having to build a completely new production facility at Long Beach, California, USA, for the DC-8, but also, having to additionally fund DC-8 development "itself" after having lost the USAF tanker competition/contract to BOEING. By comparison BOEING, seeking to secure a foothold within the global civil aviation market, and for its B707 also, was only too keen to reconfigure its basic B707-120 configuration to meet the airlines range requirements (BOEING, aided by US government subsidies through it having won the KC-135 tanker competition/contract could more easily afford to) .... and which resulted in the "B707-138" .... essentially a B707-120 shortened by 10FT and sacrificing payload for range (and which later provided the BOEINGS's foundation for the B720 too), but, also being certified for the same MGW as the B707-120. Upon acquiring the B707 .... QANTAS never looked back .... the type remaining the mainstay of the airlines fleet until the arrival of its first B747-200B's from 1971.

The B707-138B served QANTAS until 1969. At least 3 of these rare aircraft (only 13X such airframes were ever produced by BOEING .... each being delivered to QANTAS AIRWAYS) remain in existence today .... 1X aircraft having been resurrected from storage at Southend, in the UK (sponsored by QANTAS AIRWAYS .... given this aircraft was considered "historic" having been "the airlines very first" B707 as well as "the very first" B707 exported by BOEING) was overhauled by a team of volunteer and ex-QANTAS engineers between 2004 and 2006 and then flown back to Australia, where it remains on exhibition today at the QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM at Longreach, Queensland, Australia; 1X aircraft which remains under the ownership of celebrity John TRAVOLTA (N707JT "Jett Clipper Ella") as a private/VIP transport, and 1X aircraft that was owned and operated by the Democratic Government Of The Congo (9Q-CLK) until fairly recently and with whom it's served as a VIP transport.

Then from 1965 QANTAS took delivery the larger and longer ranging B707-320C .... and which replaced its B707-138B fleet before the end of 1969.


QANTAS B707-320C FLEET (delivered between 1965 and 1969

VH-EBN City of Parramatta
VH-EBO City of Townsville
VH-EBP Alice Springs
VH-EBQ City of Ballarat
VH-EBR City of Wollongong
VH-EBS Kalgoorlie
VH-EBT City of Bendigo
VH-EBU City of Broken Hill / City of Wollongong / City of Parramatta
VH-EBV City of Tamworth
VH-EBW City of Armidale
VH-EBX Port Moresby / City of Port Moresby / City of Parramatta
VH-EAA City of Toowoomba
VH-EAB City of Canberra / Winton
VH-EAC City of Sydney / Longreach
VH-EAD City of Melbourne / City of Newcastle / City of Ballarat
VH-EAE City of Brisbane / Swan Hill
VH-EAF City of Adelaide / City of Townsville / City of Armidale
VH-EAG City of Hobart / Alice Springs
VH-EAH City of Perth / City of Launceston
VH-EAI City of Darwin / Kalgoorlie
VH-EAJ City of Geelong / City of Broken Hill


QANTAS B707-320C FLEET (leased aircraft operated between 1970 and 1971

N7099
VH-EBZ City of Swan Hill


A total of 23X B707-320C aircraft were operated by QANTAS AIRWAYS though 2X of these aircraft were short term leases only .... VH-EBZ which was leased from AER LINGUS (EI-ASO "St.Canice") from 1970 until 1971 .... and N7099 which was leased from BRANIFF INTERNATIONAL AIRWAYS (where it supported this airlines "DK.Blue" Jelly Bean themed livery of the late 1960's) during 1971.

The last of the airlines B707-320C's remained in service until March 1979 .... when VH-EAG ("Alice Springs") operated "the last ever scheduled" QANTAS B707 service, as QF 50 from SYD to AKL and return, on March 25th 1979 (my civil aviation photography career which I still continue to undertake today .... some 41 years later .... commenced at AKL on this very same day and for the sole purpose of recording this final flight). For this last ever scheduled QANTAS B707 service VH-EAG supported a fuselage legend reading .... "LAST FLIGHT MARCH 1979 OVER 300 MILLION MILES BY QANTAS 707 FLEET". Upon its departure from AKL the aircraft performed a low-level high speed pass over the airport prior to proceeding on to SYD. VH-EAG was then sold to the RAAF (A20-627 "Windsor Town") and with whom it operated as both a tanker and VIP transport until its withdrawal from service on February 21st 2001

At the time of its withdrawal from QANTAS service B707-338C, VH-EAG, had accumulated 38,013 hours total flying time with 14,498 cycles. At this stage of it's operational history QANTAS AIRWAYS also then became "the only major airline in the world" operating a fleet composed of solely B747-200B aircraft.


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QANTAS B707-320C VH-EAG OPERATIONAL HISTORY

B707-338C, VH-EAG , C/N # 19627, L/N # 707 was rolled out at BOEING, Seattle, on April 2nd 1968. It first flew on April 30th 1968 and was handed over to QANTAS AIRWAYS .... named "City of Hobart" .... on May 11th 1968. It was entered onto the Australian civil air register .... as "VH-EAG" .... on May 16th 1968 .... and operated its delivery flight to Australia that same day as QF 051, operating from SEA to SYD (via HNL) under the command of captains C.FOX and L.CLARK (assisted by F/O M.BLACKLEY; Navigators R.CHILVERS and W.SHORT; F/E E.FARGAS; and C/A R.CURLEY), where it arrived on May 18th 1968. On June 11th 1968 this aircraft became the "very first" B707 to land at MEL's then new Tullamarine International Airport .... from where it also then operated publicity and courtesy flights under the command of captain D.HARDEN, and prior to operating its "first commercial service" for QANTAS AIRWAYS from SYD, to BNE, AKL, and SYD on June 23rd 1968. On May 30th 1973 this aircraft participated in a formation flight with a QANTAS B747-200B .... and on February 22nd 1974 it was renamed "Alice Springs". Between December 27th and 29th 1974 this aircraft operated 2 emergency airlift services in aid of the city of Darwin (the first flight accommodated some 271 evacuees plus crew .... whilst 226 evacuees and crew were accommodated aboard the second service) following the devastating impact of "Cyclone Tracy" on December 24th/25th 1979. VH-EAG then operated "the last" QANTAS B707 service through BNE on February 2nd 1979 .... as QF 95/96 operating from SYD to BNE, POM, BNE, and back to SYD. On February 13th 1979 it operated an ADL to ADL scenic tourist flight over the Antarctic continent .... and on March 24th 1979 it operated "the last" QANTAS B707 service to CHC from SYD and return. On March 25th 1979 VH-EAG operated "the last ever" scheduled QANTAS B707 service ..... operating from SYD, to AKL, and back to SYD, as QF 50 under the command of captains P.OAKLEY and G.MALLOY. Upon its return to SYD this aircraft then operated a 1 hour enthusiasts flight under the command of captain J.BLAIR .... as a parting tribute in honor of QANTAS's 20 years of association with the B707. Then on March 26th 1979 this aircraft was "unexpectedly pressed back into service" with QANTAS .... as QF 16 and QF 16P .... in order to airlift 104 PAX (stranded as the result of an ATC strike) from SYD to MEL, and then 4 PAX from MEL to SYD .... and which ultimately became "the very last ever" QANTAS B707 services both which were operated under the command of captain A.WIKESS. VH-EAG was then sold to the RAAF on April 7th 1979 .... initially entering RAAF service in basic QANTAS livery (orange-ocher fuselage stripe and red tail with fuselage/wing roundels, but, devoid of "ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE" titles) as A20-627 and named "Windsor Town".


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A20-627 was modified to tanker/transport configuration later during 1979. In service with 37 SQDN RAAF it was primarily used for military personnel and equipment deployments/redeployments within Australia and overseas plus VIP travel for Australian federal government Ministers and Ministerial Staff along with their supporting press contingents. Between October 6th and 9th 1982 it became the official transport for HRH Queen Elizabeth 2 .... operating from LON to BNE for the official closing of the 12th British Commonwealth Games .... and then operating an official service from BNE to CBR also carrying the queen .... both royal services being operated under the "REGAL ONE" call-sign. A20-627 was withdrawn from RAAF service on February 21st 2001 and used for spares recovery. The aircraft was dismantled at RAAF Richmond .... for a time its preserved forward fuselage section was exhibited at the RAAF Museum at at Point Cook, Victoria, Australia, whilst its tail and rudder section currently displayed at the QANTAS FOUNDERS MUSEUM at Longreach, Australia. The aircrafts remaining center section was retained by the AUSTRALIAN MINISTRY OF DEFENSE, at Holdsworthy Barracks, NSW, Australia, where it is used for military counter-terrorism training. On June 16th 2015 it was announced the aircrafts forward fuselage section would be transferred to the HISTORIC AIRCRAFT RESTORATION SOCIETY (HARS), at NSW, Australia, and where it will reportedly support dual QANTAS and RAAF period liveries on either side.



ANSETT AIRLINES B727-277 ADV LR VH-ANA - LAST FLIGHT (1997)

Most of the worlds major airlines began transitioning to US-built civil jet aircraft during the late 1950's .... particularly in regard to their long-range trans-oceanic and trans-continental operations (both the B707 and DC-8 being the most popular equipment choices for these types of services) .... but .... from the early 1960's the US-civil aircraft producers were also developing jet equipment for short/medium haul type domestic operations in the form of both the B727 and DC-9 .... developed by BOEING and McDONNELL-DOUGLAS respectively.

Australia's QANTAS AIRWAYS acquired long-range B707-138 jets during 1959 .... followed by the superior performance and even longer-ranging B707-320C from 1965.

Then From 1964 jet equipment also became the backbone of the fleets of Australia's 2 domestic airlines .... ANSETT ANA and TRANS AUSTRALIA AIRLINES .... both of which acquired B727-100's.

Along with DC-9-30's, F-27's, and F-28's, ANSETT AIRLINES operated a total of 22X B727's between 1964 and 1997 ....


INITIAL ANSETT B727-100 FLEET (delivered between 1964 and 1965

VH-RMD
VH-RME
VH-RMF


ANSETT B727-100C FLEET (delivered between 1969 and 1970

VH-RMS
VH-RMT


From 1972 ANSETT began to acquire B727-200 ADV's .... and which ultimately replaced its original B727-100 fleet members.


INITIAL ANSETT B727-200 ADV FLEET (delivered between 1972 and 1980

VH-RMK (occasionally operated by POLYNESIAN AIRLINES and COOK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL in ANSETT livery)
VH-RML
VH-RMM
VH-RMN (jointly operated by both POLYNESIAN AIRLINES as "Fuatino" and COOK ISLANDS INTERNATIONAL as "Tumutevarovaro" from 1987 until 1992)
VH-RMO "Spirit of North Queensland"
VH-RMP
VH-RMR
VH-RMU
VH-RMV
VH-RMW
VH-RMX (converted to pure freighter configuration during 1983)
VH-RMY
CH-RMZ


An additional 4 B727-200 ADV LR aircraft were also acquired by the airline during 1981 ....


ADDITIONAL ANSETT B727-200 ADV LR FLEET (delivered during 1981

VH-ANA
VH-ANB
VH-ANE
VH-ANF

The B727 remained ANSETT's work horse well into the 1990's .... and by which time the airline had also acquired A320-200, B737-200, B737-300, B767-200ER aircraft during the 1980's .... followed by B747-300, B747-400, and B767-300 aircraft during 1990's as the result of further redevelopment and its fatal expansion into international markets but which also ultimately contributed to its demise (almost at the cost of its by then parent company AIR NEW ZEALAND too) during 2002.

ANSETT AIRLINES operated its "last ever" B727 service on April 20th 1997. This final service was operated by VH-ANA .... between ADL and MEL and under the command of captain L.GRIFFITHS. For this last ever scheduled ANSETT B727 service VH-ANA supported a fuselage legend reading .... "ANSETT AUSTRALIA FAREWELL THE BOEING 727 SERIES OF JETS 33 YEARS OF SERVICE 1964-1997" and below which each of the airlines 5 logos used throughout its B727 era were also featured).


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VH-ANA was sold to FIRST SECURITY BANK June 3rd 1997 .... then leased CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA from December 19th 1997. After a period of overseas operation this aircraft then returned to the Australian civil air register .... as VH-VLI .... when it entered service with AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS on November 29th 2002, then NATIONAL JET EXPRESS from November 26th 2003. It was then sold to CSDS AIRCRAFT SALE & LEASING on March 28 2009 .... then onsold to AIRMARK ASIA on August 15th 2009 .... and then leased to NEPTUNE AIR as 9M-NEP from October 6th 2009.


ANSETT AUSTRALIA B727-277 ADV VH-ANA OPERATIONAL HISTORY

B727-277 ADV, VH-ANA , C/N # 22641, L/N # 1753 became the first of 4 B727-200 ADV LR aircraft operated by ANSETT AIRLINES. This aircraft first flew from BOEING, Seattle, USA, on May 29th 1981 .... supporting the BOEING test registration N827BV. It was entered onto the Australian civil air register as "VH-ANA" on June 2nd 1981 .... registered to ANSETT TRANSPORT INDUSTRIES/ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSTRALIA. VH-ANA operated its delivery flight from SEA to MEL (via SFO, ITO/Hawaii, PPG/American Samoa, NAN/Fiji) on June 11th 1981 under the command of captains W.HANRAHAN and J.WELSH (assisted by F/E J.GILLET) .... arriving at MEL on June 14th 1981. It operated its "first" revenue service with ANSETT on June 20th 1981 .... as AN 50 from MEL to BNE. On June 29th 1981 this aircraft operated ANSETT's first scheduled SYD/PER service. This aircraft then operated "the last commercial service" into Eagle Farm Airport at BNE on March 19th 1988 .... and then operated "the very first commercial service" from the then new Brisbane International Airport on March 20th 1988. It was leased to EAST WEST AIRLINES from January 1992 until May 27th 1993. On July 4th 1992 VH-ANA suffered rear fuselage damage when its #2 engine exploded upon departure from BNE ....

ATSB INCIDENT REPORT - B727-277 ADV VH-ANA - JULY 4TH 1992
https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/in ... 199202582/

The aircraft was out of service for some 58 days whilst repairs were effected prior to its return to service later during 1992.

It was sold to INTREPID AVIATION PARTNERS on December 13th 1996 .... then leased back to ANSETT. VH-ANA operated ANSETT's "final revenue B727 service" .... operating as AN 110 from ADL to MEL on April 20th 1997 under the command of captain L.GRIFFITHS. The aircraft then operated 4 special farewell flights .... as AN 4727 .... as the airlines tribute to the B727 and its staff whom had supported these aircraft for the airline over the years. It was was then formally retired from ANSETT service and returned to INTREPID AVIATION on April 26th 1997. On May 28th 1997 this aircraft was ferried to the USA .... operating from MEL to MIA (via PPG/American Samoa, ITO/Hawaii, and SAN) under the command of captains L.GRIFFITHS, P.TERRILL, and L.FORSTER .... and was cancelled from the Australiann civil air register and then entered onto the US civil air register as "N6393X" on June 3rd 1997 .... being registered to FIRST SECURITY BANK. This aircraft was then converted (reportedly incorrectly modified though) to a pure freighter configuration .... by PROFESSIONAL MODIFICATION SERVICES .... then leased to CONTINENTAL MICRONESIA from December 19th 1997 .... registered "N627DH". It was returned to DHL on November 10th 1999 then leased to SWIFTAIR from December 1st 1999 as "EC-HIG" .... and whom operated this aircraft on behalf of DHL. This aircraft was returned to DHL on November 2nd 2002 .... then sold to TRANSAUSTRALASIAN AIR EXPRESS PTY LTD and re-registered "VH-VLI" (named "Tania") on November 14th 2002 and was ferried from QLA/UK to MEL (via LCA, DXB, BLR, SIN, and DRW) operating as XME 7024. VH-VLI then entered service with AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS on November 29th 2002 .... operating its first revenue service from MEL to CNS (via BNE and TSV) as XM 7091.


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AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS was renamed "TRANS AUSTRALIAN AIR" on March 20th 2003. VH-VLI was then registered to NATIONAL JET EXPRESS (JETEX) on November 26th 2003. This aircraft then operated it last revenue service for JETEX .... operating from PER to MEL as JTE092 on December 31st 2008. It was then withdrawn from service and stored at MEL. Its intended sale to HEAVYLIFT AIR CARGO never eventuated and this aircraft remained in storage at MEL until mid 2009 .... supporting a plain white livery devoid of any titles. It was then registered to CSDS AIRCRAFT SALE & LEASING on March 28th 2009 .... then sold to AIRMARK ASIA and on August 15th 2009 for lease to NEPTUNE AIR. This aircraft was cancelled from the Australian civil air register and re-registered "9M-NEP" .... then ferried from MEL to KUL (PHE and SZB) on August 20th 2009. 9M-NEP (ex VH-ANA) entered service with NEPTUNE AIR on October 6th 2009 and with whom it (reportedly) remains in service today.

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby Adamski » Wed Feb 12, 2020 11:27 pm

I had to Google HJG to find out what it stood for LOL!

"Historic Jetliners Group" - http://simviation.com//hjg/main.htm

As far as I can make out, all these packs are for FS2004/FS9. Is that right? Not for FSX and most definitely not P3D <?>.

Still ... that's an impressive list!!

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Thu Feb 13, 2020 6:27 am

I had to Google HJG to find out what it stood for LOL!

"Historic Jetliners Group" - http://simviation.com//hjg/main.htm


OOH .... HJG's only been around since 2000 (20 years now .... and I've been associated with it almost since it's very beginnings) .... and given how well it's been promoted all this time I've surprised you've not heard of it before :)

However .... we can all miss things of course ;)

The B707's and B727's (and nearly all of HJG's flight simulation inventory) are FS2004 compatible and FSX "portable" .... but .... none of what it currently offers is P3D portabale.

Here's HJG's own list of what "is", and "isn't", FSX compatible ....


WHAT "IS" AND "IS NOT" FSX COMPATIBLE/PORTABLE
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... e-portable


Of the HJG files that are FSX "portable" .... the only known issue is that the air-assisted manual engine startup procedure (with cockpit to ground dialogue and which is a feature of its B707, CV-880, CV-990, and DC-8 simulations) can't function properly "in FSX" .... forcing one to then have to resort to the standard M$FS auto-engine startup procedure using keynoard commands.

Otherwise .... and as I've mentioned here a number of times previously .... everything else works as fine "in FSX" as it does in FS2004 .... "provided these simulations are installed and used correctly" of course.

Anyone requiring support for any HJG simulations should always seek this from the "HJG forum" (since we've seem a lot of incorrect and very poor advice support/advice posted on other forums .... and where the HJG team will be pleased to try'n oblige ;)

Short of what's recently been previewed on the HJG forum for future release .... here's a link to HJG's full aircraft type/texture inventory ....
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/board ... tures-list

And here's a link to HJG's forum based "PREVIEWS" .... where all of what's next to be released is presented and which is frequently updated ....
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/board/21/hjg-previews

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby Adamski » Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:24 am

Lovely - many thanks, Mark!!! Sadly, I'm all P3Dv4 and XP11 these days, so won't be able to"fly" all these wonderful aircraft :unsure:

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby Splitpin » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:55 pm

Mark ...what a post , nothing spared....great history.
As you know I've collected your stuff for years....you have certainly outlasted many, and I'm sure many more.

Keep it coming, thank you.
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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:28 am

Each of the above subjects were painted by our/HJG's Tony MADGE .... from the UK.

Might be able to add a few more Aussie classics here later on today (all going well) .... and will result in an extension to the ANSETT section on my subject post since we've/Tony's just produced a texture for AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS B727-277F ADV VH-VLI (ex ANSETT VH-ANA) .... among a few other lesser known Australian B727's too.

Glad you enjoyed the above 2 presentations "SPLITPIN" .... I like combining FS with R/W history in order to form these sorts of presentation/s.

If you enjoyed the above then here's a few more you might also like that I've compiled during recent times too ....

"SO LONG SUPER 80´s" - Retirement Tribute To AA´s MD-80´s
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... nt-tribute

"Psychedelic Revolutions 1: TRANSBRASIL AIRLINES"
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... l-airlines

FYI .... all textures (and models) featured within the 2 above presentations are each available "at HJG" (only).

"PICK OF THE PROPS"
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... pick-props

"HUGHES & The CONNIE - 74 Years Ago Today" (2018)
http://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/threa ... -ago-today

There's a bit there that should keep everyone out of trouble .... or which they can hopefully otherwise enjoy over a coffee or something stronger ;)

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:21 pm

Just added B727-277F ADV VH-VLI to the above presentation (also painted by Tony MADGE) .... as it appeared during 2006 whilst back on the Australian civil air register and in service with AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS.

It's the same aircraft .... ex ANSETT AUSTRALIA VH-ANA .... and which was the very last B727 to remain in service with ANSETT (the primary subject of the above ANSETT B727 feature) .... albeit in converted freighter configuration and Husk Kitted.

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Re: A Couple Of "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri Feb 14, 2020 7:07 pm

This's the last installment by me in regard this particular presentation :)

Painted by Tony MADGE .... the following is selection of 5 B727-100's that've supported Australian air logistics operations over a period of 22 years .... and some of which had AKL connections during the 80's and 90's ;)


BLOODSTOCK AIR SERVICES B727-25F VH-LAP "Phar Lap" (1984).
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BLOODSTOCK AIR SERVICES was formed during 1983 .... and based at MEL, Australia. It intended to specialize in the air transportation of bloodstock/horses .... within Australia and across the Tasman to New Zealand .... and which, at the time (to and from NZ at least) was a lucrative trade mostly handled by AIR PEGASUS in AKL. The company didn't last very long though and was gone before the end of 1984.

This particular aircraft (C/N # 18270, L/N # 79) first flew from BOEING/Seattle on September 25th 1964 .... registered N8119N. It was delivered to EASTERN AIR LINES on October 7th 1964 .... and with whom it served until September 1st 1982 when it was sold to MONARCH AVIATION and converted to a pure freighter during December 1982. It was leased to BLOODSTOCK AIR SERVICES from March 6th 1983 .... and entered the Australian civil air register as VH-LAP (named "Phar Lap" .... after an Australian thoroughbred race horse which achieved notable fame and success throughout the late 1920's/early 1930's) on April 15th 1983. This aircraft was also dry leased to TRANS AUSTRALIA AIRLINES from June 9th 1983 until March 30th 1984 .... and operated its first revenue service for the airline between MEL and PER (as TN 2340) on June 9th 1983. It was also utilised by ANSETT AIR FREIGHT too .... on the airlines MEL/PER/MEL services during 1983. On March 30th 1984 AH-LAP operated its last revenue for TAA .... between MEL and PER as TN 2340. Due to BLOODSTOK's financial insecurity the aircraft was grounded at PER on March 30th 1984. It was then sold to ANSETT AIR FREIGHT on August 12th 1984 .... and ferried between PER and MEL but never entered service with the airline and was stored at MEL until late 1984. VH-LAP was then ferried from MEL to SEA (via NAN/Fiji, PPG/American Samoa, ITO/Hawaii, and SFO) on November 25th 1984 .... under the command of captains J.DOWARD, B.LAKE, and assisted by F/E A.CLARKE and G/E A.VARRENSBURG. This aircraft was then cancelled from the Australian civil aircraft register on December 12th 1984 .... and entered the US civil air register as N8119N. It was leased to IASCO .... and sub-leased to FLYING TIGER LINE from December 20th 1984 .... and then returned to IASCO during December 1985. It was next leased to SPIRIT OF AMERICA AIRLINES from January 1986 .... and sub-leased to CF AIR FREIGHT from October 1986 until September 24th 1988 .... then returned to ANSETT INDUSTRIES AUSTRALIA and placed in storage at Goodyear, Arizona, USA, from March 1989. This aircraft was then leased to AEROLINEAS LATINAS from May 25th 1990 until July 1991 .... and entered the Venezuelan civil air as YV-728C. It was reportedly impounded for drug smuggling and placed in storage at Miami, Florida, USA, during July 1991. It was then leased to ILPO AIRLINES CARGO from July 20 1991 .... and re-registered YV-448 on September 23rd 1991 .... then cancelled from the Venezuelan civil air register and returned to ANSETT LEASING during December 1992. It entered the US civil air register again as N5111Y on December 17th 1992 .... and was leased to LINEAS AEREAS SURAMERICANAS COLOMBIA and re-registered HK-3814-X (named "Skipper") and with whom it served until 2003. It was then offered for sale by COMMERCIAL TURBINE SERVICES from August 6th 2003 .... marketed as being "Stage 3 noise compliant, but, remained unsold at BOG and was progressively canibalised for spares. This particular aircraft was eventually scrapped at BOG during September 2007 .... having accumulated some 70, 600 hours total flying time.


The following 5 images each represent the very same aircraft .... the many faces of VH-TBS between the late 1980's and mid 2000's.


AUSTRALIAN AIR CARGO B727-77C VH-TBS "Ernest Giles" 1987
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NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS B727-77C VH-TBS "Ernest Giles" 1990
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AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS B727-77C VH-TBS 2000
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AVIATION AUSTRALIA B727-77C VH-TBS 2005
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This particular aircraft (C/N # 20278, L/N # 768) first flew from BOEING/Seattle on October 20th 1969. It was delivered to ANSETT AIRLINES as VH-RMS on October 31st 1969 .... and as a B727-100C. It commenced its delivery flight from SEA to MEL on October 31st 1969 (operated via SFO, HNL/Hawaii, AWK/Wake Island/POM/New Guinea, and BNE) under the command of captains J.McROBBIE, R.SEALEY, and assisted by Navigator B.S.McEWEN .... arriving at MEL on November 2nd 1969. VH-RMS operated it first revenue service for ANSETT on November 8th 1969 .... featuring a 98X PAX configuration during the day and being operated as a pure freighter during the evening .... operating its first freighter service between MEL and PER on February 19th 1970. It remained in service with ANSETT until January 29th 1980 .... when it operated its last revenue service for the airline between ADL and MEL as AN 213 .... and which also became the airlines very last B727-100 service. Upon its withdrawal from service VH-RMS was stored at MEL. It was sold to AIR NAURU on May 15th 1980 .... and re-registered C2-RN7 (named "Chief Diamon"). C2-RN7 operated its first revenue service for AIR NAURU between INU, NOU, and MEL on May 16th 1980 .... as a freighter .... and was withdrawn from AIR NAURU service on September 23rd 1983. This aircraft was then leased to TRANS AUSTRALIA AIRLINES and with whom it served as a freighter from April 16th 1984 .... operating it s first TAA CARGO service between MEL and PER on April 17th 1984. It returned the Australian civil air register as VH-TBS (named "Ernest Giles") on May 28th 1987 .... and was transferred to AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES on July 11th 1988 .... and operated its last air freight service for the airline (between MEL and PER) on August 24th 1989. It was then grounded at PER throughout the Australian pilots dispute of 1989 .... and was eventually ferried to MEL (as TN 6147) on January 21st 1990 and where it remained in storage until February 15th 1990. This aircraft was then sold to SHERRARD AVIATION .... and leased to NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS from March 3rd 1990 .... and was also sub leased to AUSTRALIAN AIR CARGO from March 26th 1990 until March 20th 1991 and with whom it served on the MEL/SYD/MEL route. Between 1983 and 1991 this aircraft remained in basic AIR NAURU livery over which its various operator titles and logos were applied. On March 30th 1991 this aircraft was ferried to Arizona, USA, for a major overhaul .... returning to Australia again on June 2nd 1991. It was charted by QANTAS AIRWAYS for trans-Tasman air freight services from June 13th 1991 .... and was sold to ROTHSCHILD AIRCRAFT LEASES then leased to QANTAS from September 30th 1992. From September 1993 this aircraft was leased to DHL and with whom it served operating SYD/AKL/SYD overnight air freight services .... and supporting the full/definitive DHL period livery. It was leased to PREMIER AIRLINES from August 24th 1994 until March 30th 1995 when it was withdrawn from service and stored at MEL .... and was returned to ROTHSCHILD AIRCRAFT LEASES on November 19th 1995. VH-TBS was then leased to AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS .... and with whom it served operating MEL/PER/MEL air freight services from November 20th 1995. It was then re-registered to ROTHSCHILD AUSTRALIA AIRCRAFT LEASING on November 11th 2000 .... then registered to AIR CARGO AUSTRALIA on August 1st 2002 .... and then sold to TRANSAUSTRALASIAN AIR EXPRESS on November 19th 2002 and which was re-branded TRANSAUSTRALIAN AIR on March 20th 2003. VH-TBS was then transferred to NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS .... and with whom it briefly served under the AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS nanner from October 17th 2003 until October 31st 2003 when it was withdrawn from service and stored at BNE. It was next registered to NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS (operating as JETEX) on November 26th 2003 .... as was sold to AUSTRALIAN AVIATION during February 2004. This particular aircraft was then donated to the AUSTRALIAN AVIATION TRAINING COLLEGE at BNE where it's since been utilized as a ground handling trainer. VH-TBS was finally re-registered to AVIATION AUSTRALIA on May 15th 2006.


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Re: Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri Mar 20, 2020 1:29 pm

For anyone interested .... each of the above Australian classics (some of which were regular visitors to AKL during the 1970's and 80's) are now publicly available at HJG .... having been released "yesterday" (March 19th 2020) among the 103X new textures for its B707, B727, B737, DC-8, DC-9, L-1011 TRISTAR, and MD-80/90 virtual flight line for both FS2004 and FSX.

For further information concerning these latest HJG offerings refer to the following-linked forum announcement ....

https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thre ... llTo=67314

HJG is located at the following web site address:

http://www.simviation.com/hjg/

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Re: Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri Apr 17, 2020 2:35 pm

Each of the above classic Australian B707 and B727 textures subjects have been released by HJG since March .... and the introductory presentation that initiated this thread has since been "updated and further expanded" with other material as may be digested "HERE ....

https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thre ... au-revoirs


A texture for another great Australian classic is also about/soon to be be released by HJG in the form of the following ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSTRALIA DC-9-31 (VH-CZA). This particular aircraft was the first DC-9 delivered to ANSETT .... and also the last of the type to remain in service with the airline. It is represented by HJG as she appeared during 1982 .... at the time her last revenue flight .... and is supported (below) by her operational history ....


[font color="e65219"]ANSETT AIRLINES DC-9-31 VH-CZA - LAST FLIGHT (June 17th 1982)[/font]

ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSTRALIA took delivery of its first DC-9-31 (VH-CZA) on March 17th 1967 and ultimately acquired a fleet of 12 of the type .... a fleet strength equal to TRANS AUSTRLAIA AIRLINES' DC-9-31 flight line forced by the Australian federal governments 2 airline policy.

[font color="e65b19"]ANSETT DC-9 FLEET[/font] (delivered between 1967 and 1971

VH-CZA
VH-CZB
VH-CZC
VH-CZD (leased to AIR VANUATU from October 1981 until May 1982 .... operated in definitive ANSETT livery with "AIR VANUATU" titles and later full AIR VANUATU livery)
VH-CZE
VH-CZF
VH-CZG
VH-CZH
VH-CZI
VH-CZJ
VH-CZK
VH-CZL


Unlike the TAA tradition none of the ANSETT DC-8 fleet was ever named.

These aircraft operated alongside ANSETT's B727-100's, -200's, F-27's, and F-28's for some 15 years .... primarily servicing the airlines shorter routes to major cities/destinations along Australia's extensive eastern seaboard and to Tasmania.

The airline was awarded "official carrier" status for the XII British Commonwealth Games and in the 1981 and 1982 lead up to, and during, this event the its entire fleet supported the games logo with an "OFFICIAL CARRIER OF THE XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRISBANE 1982"" legend on both sides of the lower forward fuselage of each aircraft. ANSETT commenced the disposal of it's DC-9 fleet from 1981 .... with the last of the type (VH-CZA) remaining in service until June 1982.


[font color="e62119"]ANSETT AUSTRALIA DC-9-31 VH-CZA OPERATIONAL HISTORY[/font]

DC-9-31, VH-CZA, C/N # 47003, L/N # 86 became the first of 12 DC-9's delivered to ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSTRALIA between March 1967 and November 1971 .... it also became the first DC-9 to be delivered to Australia and the last of the type to remain in ANSETT service by June 1982. This aircraft first flew on March 2nd 1967 .... and was used to train Australian crews in the USA prior to being ferried to Australia. It was entered onto the Australian civil air register as VH-CZA on March 17th 1967. VH-CZA operated its delivery flight from LGB to MEL (via HNL, CIS/Canton Island, NAN/Fiji) on April 22nd 1967 .... under the command of captains M WHEATON and K.ASHMEAD, assisted by navigator W.C.KENNEDY and MDC pilot A.FREIBURG .... arriving at MEL on April 24th 1967. It operated its first revenue service for the airline on April 30th 1967 .... and remained in service with the until June 17th 1982 when it operated its last revenue service for ANSETT between LST and MEL, as AN 56, under the command of captain N.DAY. This aircraft was adorned with extensive farewell tributes for this last ANSETT service. On the aircraft's lower port side fuselage/nose section these tributes read as follows ....


"THIS DC-9 CARRIES THE BEST WISHES FROM CITIZENS OF SOME OF THE AUSTRALIAN CITIES SHE SERVED FOR A JOB WELL DONE

MELBOURNE
SYDNEY
BRISBANE
ROCKHAMPTON
MACKAY
TOWNSVILLE
CAIRNS
CANBERRA
LAUNCESTON
HOBART"



.... with additional farewell tributes on this aircraft's lower port side forward fuselage section reading as follows ....


"FAREWELL AUSTRALIA !

ANSETT's LAST DC-9 TO BE RETIRED

SINCE 1967 SHE HAS LOGGED

HOURS 39,140
LANDINGS 42,731
KMS 26,382,338
FUEL USED 134 MILLION LITRES
MAINTENANCE MAN HOURS 744,610
PASSENGERS 2,795,804
MEALS 384,579
TEA - COFFEE 3,247,556
REFRESHMENTS 2,862,877
DRINKS 598,284"



.... whilst also supporting the XII British Commonwealth Games logo with the "OFFICIAL CARRIER OF THE XII COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRISBANE 1982" legend on this aircraft's lower starboard side forward fuselage section.


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This aircraft was sold to CORSAIR INC for lease the US NAVY on September 17th 1982 .... then on-sold to MARFREELESS INC on September 18th 1982 (N3281G). It was ferried from MEL to PHX (via NAN/Fiji, PPG/American Samoa, and HNL on September 27th 1982 under the command of captains N.DAY G.SCHMIDT, assisted by F/E B.BERKINSHAW. It was overhauled by AIR INTERNATIONAL INC at PHX during September 1987 in order to meet USN requirements .... then ferried from PHX to NQA/Tennessee and then leased to the USN (162390 named "City Of Memphis" .... and operated as a C-9B) from September 27th 1982. It was sold to McDONNELL-DOUGLAS (N535MD) on July 20th 1990 .... then on-sold to AERONAUITCA LEASING on July 20th 1990 ...,. and leased to AIRBORNE EXPRESS (N946AX ... operated as a DC-9-30PF) from July 20th 1990 .... and then transferred to ABX AIR on August 15th 2003 and operated for DHL. It was stored at ROW/New Mexico from December 2009 .... then sold to STEWART INDUSTRIES on November 6th 2011 .... and later scrapped at ROW.


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Re: Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri May 08, 2020 2:34 pm

Another Australian "last flights" tribute .... using FS media :)


ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSRALIA B727-77 VH-RME - LAST FLIGHT (September 12th 1978)

B727-VH-RME was ANSETT ANA's the first B727. It was ordered by the airline during 1963, and first flew from BOEING/Seattle on September 21st 1964, and was delivered to the airline on September 29th 1964. It's delivery flight to Melbourne/Australia (operated via San Francisco, Honolulu, Canton Island, and Nadi/Fiji) became the first crossing of the Pacific Ocean by a 3-engined aircraft since Australian aviation pioneers Charles KINGSFORD-SMITH and Charles ULM epic flight aboard their FOKKER F-VIIB/3M TRIMOTOR VH-USU (named "Southern Cross") during 1928. VH-RME entered service with ANSETT on November 2nd 1964 .... and served the airline until September 12th 1978 when it was withdrawn from service having accumulated 43,110 hours total flying time. This particular was not only the first, but also, the very last standard B721 to remain in service with ANSETT (superseded by convertible B727-100C VH-RMS though and which wasn't retired until January 1980). VH-RME was ferried from MEL to MIA/USA (operating via NOU/Noumea, PPG/American Samoa, ITO/Hawaii, and LAX) where it arrived on January 20th 1979 .... under the command of captains M.WEATON and E.MacKAY (assisted by F/E J.CRAGO and navigator R.S.McEWEN) and supporting a legend on its port nose section reading "GOOD BYE VH-RME ! 1964 - 1979 AUSTRALIA's FIRST DOMESTIC JET" .... applied over the airlines definitive red/black/white delta livery of the period.


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This aircraft was then leased to MEXICANA DE AVIACION (XA-MEG named "Tajin") from June 18th 1979 until November 6th 1981. It was next leased to TRANSBRASIL AIRLINES (PT-TCE .... and with whom it supported the airlines Rainbow livery with green wings and fuselage titles) from December 20th 1981 .... and then sold to the airline on April 1st 1986. It was next sold to CORSAIR (N8140V) on May 16th 1989 .... then leased to TOROS AIRWAYS SYSTEM (TC-AJY named "Emre Hong") from May 30th 1989 .... and was transferred to AVENGAIR during June 1990. From July 1990 it was leased to ACES COLOMBIA (HK-3651X) .... and sub-lased to HELICOL COLOMBIA from August 1990. This aircraft was then sold to HANAIR (HH-JEC named "Toussaint Louverture") during April 1992 .... then leased to SERVICIOS AEREOS ROUTOS ORIENTE (XA-SDH) from July 17th 1992 .... and leased to QAUSAR DE MEXICO (XA-SIR) from August 1st 1993. It was withdrawn from service on October 22nd 1994 and stored at Opa Lock, Florida, USA .... then sold to FLORIDA NATIONAL AIR SALES & SERVICE on May 26th 1995 and later scrapped.

The latest full and updated/expanded feature is available "HERE"/per the following link ....

"Aussie Au Revoir's - B707-338C VH-EAG/A20-627, B727-77 VH-RME, B727-276 ADV VH-ANA/VH-VLI, B727-277 ADV VH-TBR, DC-9-31 VH-CZA, and DC-9-31 VH-TJU
https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thre ... au-revoirs


The above-linked feature may be "further revised and expanded", by me, in the near future .... subject to additional subject matter being completed and offered by HJG.


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Re: Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Sat May 09, 2020 10:13 am

Back to the mid/late 1970's :)

We couldn't resist doing just "ONE MORE" (the FS devil made us do it) .... as follows ....


B727-77C ANSETT AIRLINES OF AUSTRALIA - ABBA tor of Australia) VH-RMS (1977)

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Swedish pop group ABBA were top of the charts throughout most of the 1970's period and toured Australia during 1977 .... performing in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney, and Perth. ANSETT B721C VH-RMS became the official transport for the group, and it's entourage, as well as airlifting sound equipment from city to city in aid of the groups concerts. Throughout the duration of this tour VH-RMS supported titles bearing groups name .... "ABBA" (in their logo type) .... within the lower left section of its port side forward fuselage main deck cargo door. VH-RMS ultimately became "the very last" B727-100 to remain in service with ANSETT .... the airline retired it from service on January 29th 1980.

VH-RMS was sold to AIR NAURU (C2-RN7 named "Chief Diamon") and with whom it served until 1983. It returned to Australia and entered service with TAA (VH-TBS named Ernest Giles") during 1984 .... and was transferred to AUSTRALIAN AIRLINES during 1988. It was then sold to SHERATON AVIATION during 1990 .... and leased to NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS .... and also sub-leased to AUSTRALIAN AIR CARGO until 1991. It was chartered by QANTAS AIRWAYS between 1990 and 1991 .... then leased to QANTAS between 1992 and 1993. It was next leased to DHL from 1993 until 1994 .... then PREMIER AIRLINES from 1994 until 1995 .... then AIR CARGO AUSTRALIA during 2002 .... followed by AUSTRALIAN AIR EXPRESS/TRANSAUSTRALASIAN AIR EXPRESS/TRANS AUSTRALIAN AIR between 2002 and 2003 .... and also once again briefly served wthin NATIONAL JET SYSTEMS/JETEX during 2003. It was then sold to AUSTRALIAN AVIATION during 2004 and donated to the AUSTRALIAN AVIAVITION TRAINING COLLEGE at BNE .... and with whom it's since remained having been utilized as a ground handling trainer since 2006.

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Re: Some "NEW" Australian Classics - Very Soon

Postby aerofoto » Fri May 15, 2020 11:03 am

If anyone's interested .... :)


All of the above and most recently presented classic Aussie texture subjects (with the exception of ANSETT B721C VH-RMS with its "ABBA" branding .... and ANSETT B721 VH-RME bearing its "Farewell" tribute .... these couldn't be readied in time and we never want to hurry anything anyway) were released by HJG today among a total of 93 new texture subjects for the 3D models it offers.

Here's all of the information concerning today's HJG website update ....

HJG "20TH ANNIVERSARY" WEBSITE UPDATE
https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thre ... llTo=67686


This year marks HJG's 20th anniversary of service to the international FS community as recently reported with the following notice ....


HJG CELEBRATES 20 YEARS
https://tonymadgehjg.proboards.com/thre ... rthday-hjg


Today's release has been "delayed somewhat" due to the impact of the current international situation upon some of our professional lives.

It's all a month late in coming .... but .... better late than never I guess ;)

HJG's located at the following website address ....


http://www.simviation.com/hjg/


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