Montag, 14. April 2008

AeroRegional Antonov AN-24RV OB-1650

Cuzco, July 2001 (Propfreak Collection)

OB-1650 was built in 1973 for Tarom (Romania) and delivered as YR-AMH in August of the same year. In August 1993 she was sold to Russia for service with Cheremshanka Airlines. Her Peruvian adventure took off in May 1994, when she was leased to Expresso Aereo. The lease lasted a bit more than a year before she was parked at Lima. Finally in 1999 she had air under her wings again, this time operating for T doble A and named "Santander". In February 2000 she started service with TAR / Transporte Aéreo Regional. Flights from Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco were offered. OB-1650 is still active in Peru with Aero Condor.

Government of Oman VC-10 A4O-AB

Zurich, February 1981 (Propfreak)

This beauty used to be quite a frequent guest at Zurich. - Originally delivered to British United in October 1964 as G-ASIX. In 1970 BUA merged with Caledonian Airways and became British Caledonian whose colors she then received. In 1974 she was sold to the Omani Government and she was converted to a VIP jet at Hurn. A lounge, two bedrooms and a staff section for 32 passengers was installed and finally being adorned with a pretty paintcoat she left for her new life as a flying palace at the Arabian Gulf. She flew 13 years with the Sultan of Oman. She is now on display at the Brooklands Museum where she landed on the 6th of August 1987.