ZA150 Update

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ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:29 pm

As things have been a bit quiet on the 150 recently here is an update.

There was an engine run carried out a couple of weeks ago with no problems encountered, with the engines or the APU, and the plan is to do a high speed taxi in both directions captained by Flt Lt Shane Stieger, one of the pilots that brought 150 into Dunsfold, on both days of Wing & Wheels (23/24 August) thereafter she will be open to the public for the rest of the day.

Brooklands Museum have up to now this year been distracted by motoring events and a lottery funding bid so unfortunately 150 went on the back burner, but they are now looking at long term plans for her and making her accessible to the public.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by ACLVC10 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 1:55 pm

Many thanks for the update Paul, all the best to 150 and her maintenance crew ;)

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by Thumper » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:20 pm

Good to hear all is going well with 150 Paul, thanks for updating us. Plans for the open day sound really good :D

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by Gsxr600 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 2:46 pm

Thanks for the update, will definitely be there for the run in August.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by Jelle Hieminga » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:06 pm

Thanks for that update Paul!

The crew of ZA150's last flight is shown here:
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From left to right: Sqn ldr Tim Kemp (Captain), Flt lt Kev Booth (Flight Engineer), Flt Lt Shane Stiger (Copilot), Flt lt Bruce Thompson (Navigator).
Buttons . . . check. Dials . . . check. Switches . . . check. Little
colored lights . . . check.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:53 pm

ACLVC10 wrote:Many thanks for the update Paul, all the best to 150 and her maintenance crew ;)

Andy
Thanks for the kind comments Andy.

I hope I will be able to put faces to some names on here in August.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by ACLVC10 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 6:55 pm

Would love to come see the old girl but it's a bit of a journey for me down here in Devon :(

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 7:44 pm

The Maintenance Team
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L to R: Myself (BCAL/Air Malawi VC10's), Bob Cooper (was with EAA when she was 5H-MOG, BUA/BCAL & Air Malawi VC10's), John Brininger (BOAC/BA VC10's), Paul Sternberger, Barry Audsley (BOAC/BA VC10's)


Below is Bob & Barry with our newest member of the team - Martin Giles. He has us joined to learn what its is like working on a REAL aeroplane rather than a plastic A320.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by ACLVC10 » Sun Jul 13, 2014 8:34 pm

It's always good to put faces to names ;)

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:37 am

Did a bit of trouble shooting on the inoperative 'B' system flaps this week. Traced the trouble to the Isolation Valve being open circuit. Just got to find a replacement now.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Tue Aug 19, 2014 11:31 pm

This evening ZA150 moved under own power for three passes down Dunsfold's runway. She was then parked in her display postion for Wings & Wheels.

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:19 am

About 3 weeks ago '150 was used for filming part of a Natwest Bank TV advert. Tonight I saw the finished ad. All in all about 8Hrs work for the film crew at Dunsfold for about 10 secs - if that - on screen. You will note 150 has had a few mods done to her, but she still has the Mk32 pod fitted!

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by Bill1980 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:43 am

The wonders of CGI... It would've been nice if they hadn't redesigned the aircraft and they should have resurrected East African Airways instead of having a generic livery :D

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by vololiberista » Mon Oct 06, 2014 9:27 am

They could have gone to Duxford and filmed the real thing!

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Re: ZA150 Update

Post by 1103 » Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:38 am

vololiberista wrote:They could have gone to Duxford and filmed the real thing!
Why? They would have still butchered the image and removed the BOAC scheme -or they could have CGI'd the whole thing

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