Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby PeterR on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:23 pm

A pair of extremely rare visitors arrived at Birmingham Airport today. These two Texans are the 8th & 9th examples destined for the Royal New Zealand Air Force. Shame about the weather, and where they've been parked but great to catch never the less. Also gives an idea how the RAF Texans will look when we get them soon..!

ImageZiwi Transit. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr

ImageTexan 08. by Peter Reoch Photography, on Flickr
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby Wes_Howes on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:39 pm

Good catch Peter, but I really hope ours look better than those :sleepy:
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby Comet102 on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 6:50 pm

Very nice, I see it now says "Experimental" under the canopy on the both sides, I'm sure the previous one's didn't have that on them.
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby CASAMAC on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 7:50 pm

Glad you got them on arrival.
The "experimental" label was on all 5 that have come through' Glasgow.
Hope the weather is better for dep.
Cheers
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby boff180 on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 8:26 pm

Cracking catch mate!
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby leegh123 on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 9:43 pm

excellent pics mate
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby ErrolC on Mon 02 Feb 2015, 10:00 pm

Great to see the next pair on the way here.
The type had their first public 'display'at Wings Over Wairarapa a couple of weeks ago. A very limited showing, just take-off, straight and level pass, missed approach, and landing. Hopefully we will get a bit more at Classic Fighters Omaka at Easter!

A few shots scattered around this Wings Over NZ forum thread
http://rnzaf.proboards.com/post/221868/thread
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby Stagger2 on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 2:07 am

CASAMAC wrote:Glad you got them on arrival.
The "experimental" label was on all 5 that have come through' Glasgow.
Hope the weather is better for dep.
Cheers

Somebody will confirm, but the "Experimental" is the non-specific classification for the a/c linked to the transit registration issued by the FAA for the ferry-flight. When they arrive in NZ, I would expect them to become plain 'NZ1408' & '09' respectively?
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Re: Kiwi's in Birmingham!

Postby ErrolC on Tue 03 Feb 2015, 9:21 am

Here's 06 in somewhat more sunshine at Masterton.

ImageTexan hello by errolgc, on Flickr
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