Graf Zeppelin Does - Flying Training in Florida, 1979-80

Graf Zeppelin Does - Flying Training in Florida, 1979-80

Postby Ruislip Rustler on Fri 11 Dec 2015, 10:36 pm

Well, after a rest from cloning out grot from 35mm slides, the quieter months mean it must be time to restart posting some of Phil's efforts from bygone times.

Firstly, we'll start with aircraft seen during his time in Florida in 1979/80 when he was learning to fly (not the going ballistic at 30,000ft kind of stuff, but proper puddle-jumping controlled flight). His time out there - in and around Opa Locka, Fort Lauderdale etc, provided some very rich pickings which, hopefully, these pictures will show.

5794 - Convair HC-131A - US Coast Guard / USCG Miami - Opa Locka - 16-Nov-79
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EBRE-1162 - Bell 206B Jet Ranger - Mexican Air Force - Opa Locka - 7-Jan-80
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FAE457 - de Havilland Canda DHC-6 Twin Otter - Ecuador Air Force - Opa Locka - 19-Nov-79
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GN-7839 - Beech E90 King Air - Venezuelan National Guard - Opa Locka - 15-Nov-79
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1251 - Beech Baron 58 - Haiti Air Arm - Opa Locka - 7-Jan-80
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N6578D - North American B-25J Mitchell - Caldwell-Wright Field, New Jersey (We think!!) - 1979. This was the cameraship for the "Battle of Britain" film...
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Some more stuff is available on Phil's Flickr account - https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/

There'll be some very interesting *cough* civvie stuff added in due course, when I've finished 'Taking Care of Business' (hint!)
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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does - Flying Training in Florida, 1979-80

Postby D90Man on Sat 12 Dec 2015, 8:03 am

Very nice collection of North / Central / South American exotica. Excellent images - put my meagre scanning efforts to shame :oops:

Well done Phil & Lee

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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does - Flying Training in Florida, 1979-80

Postby st24 on Sun 13 Dec 2015, 1:08 pm

Some rare treats there, great to see as usual.
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Re: Graf Zeppelin Does - Flying Training in Florida, 1979-80

Postby Ruislip Rustler on Sun 03 Jan 2016, 11:09 pm

Ok, here's a sample of some civvies Phil bagged whilst in the Panhandle...

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And finally, deciphering the "Taking Care of Business" reference - Elvis Presley's private jet parked at Fort Lauderdale
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AQ whole load more on Phil's Flickr, as ever -https://www.flickr.com/photos/130782777@N06/
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