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NZ Aviation Podcast

Postby NZ255 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:36 am

Not sure if people know, the NZ Aviation Podcast is back... they've been away for a while.

They talk about NZ and world wide aviation stories. Always an interesting listen.

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Re: NZ Aviation Podcast

Postby Aharon » Mon Dec 03, 2018 4:31 am

What is TCB DC-8 plane?
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Re: NZ Aviation Podcast

Postby Radar88 » Mon Dec 03, 2018 1:53 pm

Aharon wrote:What is TCB DC-8 plane?

Hi Aharon

Airside TV appear to have used for their YouTube Podcast a screenshot of a DC-8 Cargo Plane in the livery for Brazilian Airline

Transportes Chartres Do Brasil TCB, In the real world it was flown out from Sao Paulo Brazil many years ago on the Brazilian Cargo domestic routes. It has the Brazilian registration PP-TPC

This real world DC-8 Plane is of national significance to New Zealander's as it's ex Air New Zealand original Teal DC-8 ZK-NZC that was delivered to New Zealand in 1965 and entered service on the Trans-Tasman routes. It's the same DC-8 Plane that Her Majesty The Queen used to travel between Australia, New Zealand and the Cook Island's on during HM Queens visits to NZ, hence it's of national significance to New Zealander's.

It was eventually withdrawn from Brazilian flying service during 2004. Today this particular aircraft remains in disrepair storage at Manaus, Brazil .... and is the "only remaining survivor" of the 7 strong fleet of DC-8-52 aircraft once operated by Air New Zealand.

It's relevance to the Airside TV Podcast is that a campaign has been launched by Paul Brennan .... under the "BRING OUR BIRDS HOME" banner

If you want you can check out the current poor looking status condition of the real world TCB DC-8 plane PP-TPC sitting outside at Manaus, Brazil in the following 'Bring Our Birds Home' Promo video

Also check out the their Givealittle Bring Our Birds Home donation campaign

They are trying to generate interest/support in (hopefully) repatriating this real world aircraft back to New Zealand for permanent display along with 4 other historic and ex AIR NZ airframes with a proposed display location site at Wanaka Airport South Island New Zealand which is the home of the Biennial Easter Warbirds over Wanaka Airshow.

You can also find further interesting NZ DC-8 Plane details under NZFF topic Air New Zealand DC-8 Project
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