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They also served

Postby Splitpin » Sat Sep 02, 2023 11:51 am

Stange what you wake up with on your mind....for me today, it was the RNZAF F-27s. They seem to live in the shadow of the C-130, P-3, etc.
The RNZAF operated 3, from 1980 until 1992. Based at Wigram as a Navigator trainer, but also doing fisheries patrols to assist #5 squadron, I am lucky enough to have flown on a couple of those (Marop) a wonderful way to spend a day.
The aircraft were all ex-Air NZ, ZK-BXB, BXC and BXD.
Records show that the 3 aircraft combined, had 149,342 total airframe hours and 185,183 cycles. Dont fully understand the airframe vs cycles math thing, but its a lot.

Refer you to this ..."Flight hours (FH) refer to the actual number of hours flown by the aircraft over a specific period from the time it lifts the wheels from the ground during take-off to the time the wheels touch the ground during landing. While Flight Cycles (FC) includes take-off and landing runs (Guzhva et al., 2018).

Anyway, thanks to the Air Force Museum photo archive.....sorry the pics are large.
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Re: They also served

Postby simonh » Sat Sep 02, 2023 12:28 pm

Very nice photos of an unsung type. Wasn't one of those three an ex Aer Lingus aircraft ?
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Re: They also served

Postby Splitpin » Sat Sep 02, 2023 12:48 pm

Pretty sure they were all Dutch, PH-FCF, G and H (EX-FACTORY) But may have been elsewhere.
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Re: They also served

Postby Aharon » Sun Sep 03, 2023 5:50 am

Cool poster and cool facts!!!

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Re: They also served

Postby Lindstrim » Tue Sep 05, 2023 7:38 pm

Nope Straight from the factory to NAC/Airnz then to RNZAF.

http://www.adf-serials.com.au/nz-serial ... ndship.htm
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