Smithy's Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Smithy's Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby FlyingAnts on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 7:51 pm

Hi,

This very smart Fokker 100 was rolled out of the Air Livery hangar at Norwich yesterday sporting 90th Anniversary titles . its commemorating the first ever Trans Pacific flight that took place in 1928. It departed from Oakland, USA and arrived at Brisbane’s Eagle Farm Aerodrome 10 days later including refuelling stops in Hawaii and Fiji. Hero Australian pilots, Brisbane born Charles Kingsford Smith “Smithy” and Melbourne born Charles Ulm, together with Americans, radio operator James Warner and American navigator and engineer Harry Lyon were thirsty after the flight and celebrated with a few beers , It’s not recorded what beer they celebrated their world record breaking flight with, but “Smithy that’s Fokkin’ Good Beer” was heard well in to the night(Hence the registration on the F100). :lmao:
A beer to commemorate this record flight has been released and features Smithys face and Alliance Airlines logo's on the Cans...

Anyway if you've made it this far , here's a pic of it sat outside the KLM Engineering hangars :lmao:

ImageAlliance Air | Fokker 100 | VH-FGB by FlyingAnts, on Flickr

Thanks For looking

Matt :cool:
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Re: Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby 58Hustler on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 11:08 pm

Nice to see a well edited sharp photo from Norwich. :wink:
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Re: Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby unanmatt on Thu 21 Dec 2017, 11:28 pm

Great shot and story. Thanks.
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Re: Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby jonny7 on Fri 22 Dec 2017, 2:56 pm

Nicely seen and lovely catch to match. :smile: I hope I manage to catch it before it goes away..JB(Merry Christmas lads :clap: )
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Re: Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby FlyingAnts on Sat 23 Dec 2017, 10:28 pm

58Hustler wrote:Nice to see a well edited sharp photo from Norwich. :wink:

Thanks for that Jay , sorry i haven't got one from a few seconds later or with its door open :wink: :lmao:

unanmatt wrote:Great shot and story. Thanks.

Thanks mate

jonny7 wrote:Nicely seen and lovely catch to match. :smile: I hope I manage to catch it before it goes away..JB(Merry Christmas lads :clap: )

Thanks JB , sure you'll catch it before it departs :up:

Merry Christmas

Cheers

Matt
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Re: Smithy's Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby Bradley@Norwich on Sun 24 Dec 2017, 8:49 pm

Nice photo Matt! Nice to see you got it in sun today.
I like my photos, but its not worth sitting in the rain all day!
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Re: Smithy's Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby redbearing on Tue 02 Jan 2018, 2:43 pm

Great photo, and a very interest article also, top job! :clap: :clap:
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Re: Smithy's Fokkin Good Beer....VH-FGB F100

Postby FlyingAnts on Thu 04 Jan 2018, 6:54 pm

Bradley@Norwich wrote:Nice photo Matt! Nice to see you got it in sun today.
Thanks Bradley , managed to get a shot of her yesterday with the additional titles now added :up:
redbearing wrote:Great photo, and a very interest article also, top job! :clap: :clap:
Thanks Redbearing :up:

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