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Old 05-25-2017, 03:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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It made news when the owner of this house mounted an ex-RMAF Percival P.56 Provost T51 at the entrance of his house. That was 20 years ago and the airframe sure showed its age.
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Old 05-25-2017, 03:21 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Percival P.56 Provost T51 in its heydays.
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lol... did you also manage to track down the missing f5e engines and the "missing" skyhawks?
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The two F-5E jet engines, were reported stolen from two RMAF facilities on Dec 20, 2007 and Jan 1, 2008. The theft was traced to an air force sergeant and a businessman, who had shipped the engines to Argentina, and then to Uruguay. This, oddly enough, puts the engines in danger of getting smuggled to Iran. That's because Iran has had agents operating in this part of South America.

It was reported that the Attorney General travelled to Uruguay in February 2010 to arrange for the return of the engines. The engines were eventually returned to Kuala Lumpur in June 2010.
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As for the "missing Skyhawks". Here's the story.

The Malaysian government bought 80 A4 Skyhawks from the USAF in the 80’s. Thirty five aircrafts were brought back to Malaysia and were used in the service.

The balance 45 aircrafts were left in the Californian dessert for storage. They were placed under the management of a company in the US. This company ended paying the parking charges for years. Sometime between the years 2000 to 2003, the RMAF decided to take back the aircrafts and sell them off.

Shockingly, as it turns out, the paperwork involving the purchase went missing and the Air Force was not able to show proof of ownership. Therefore they could not take the Skyhawks from the open air parking area. The haggling and tussle over the ownership continued for several years until it became clear that the aircraft ownership cannot be ascertained. The Malaysian government paid for it but did not kept the receipt.

In actual fact it was not even recorded in the TUDM inventory. Since it did not go into our books despite paying for it and having no receipt to show proof of payment, then no aircraft actually went missing. The only thing went missing is the money for the 45 aircrafts!
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The two F-5E jet engines, were reported stolen from two RMAF facilities on Dec 20, 2007 and Jan 1, 2008. The theft was traced to an air force sergeant and a businessman, who had shipped the engines to Argentina, and then to Uruguay. This, oddly enough, puts the engines in danger of getting smuggled to Iran. That's because Iran has had agents operating in this part of South America.

It was reported that the Attorney General travelled to Uruguay in February 2010 to arrange for the return of the engines. The engines were eventually returned to Kuala Lumpur in June 2010.
nope. no idea where you got that piece of info from. in june 2010, the matter was still pending the uruguay court's decision with regard to ownership

as a side note, although there were charges, nobody was actually convicted of the theft, eh?

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As for the "missing Skyhawks". Here's the story.

The Malaysian government bought 80 A4 Skyhawks from the USAF in the 80’s. Thirty five aircrafts were brought back to Malaysia and were used in the service.

The balance 45 aircrafts were left in the Californian dessert for storage. They were placed under the management of a company in the US. This company ended paying the parking charges for years. Sometime between the years 2000 to 2003, the RMAF decided to take back the aircrafts and sell them off.

Shockingly, as it turns out, the paperwork involving the purchase went missing and the Air Force was not able to show proof of ownership. Therefore they could not take the Skyhawks from the open air parking area. The haggling and tussle over the ownership continued for several years until it became clear that the aircraft ownership cannot be ascertained. The Malaysian government paid for it but did not kept the receipt.

In actual fact it was not even recorded in the TUDM inventory. Since it did not go into our books despite paying for it and having no receipt to show proof of payment, then no aircraft actually went missing. The only thing went missing is the money for the 45 aircrafts!
oh wow... you paid for 45 skyhawks, you paid for "parking charges" and in the end, it was never ever recorded in the rmaf inventory? gosh... david blane couldn't have done it better
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Percival P.56 Provost T51 in its heydays.
I'd like to put this in my backyard with the plane heading over my house

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you jest. you'd probably have the whole team (including support) flying over your house!
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Old 05-26-2017, 01:25 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you do that, you would have passer-by stopping at your house in awe, like this guy for months.

However, I think this time around they would stop by to take selfies too.
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If you speak about collecting and displaying 1:1 scale models ... :

http://airpark.wz.cz

Czech Republic, near Pilsen....

The owner of this house collected more than fifty airplanes at the entrance of his house.

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That is awesome.
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Morning Folks
Would love to see and know more about this hidden beauty !!

Spitfire MKII
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Sorry had to upload as a separate !!

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Old 06-02-2017, 10:31 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Sure beat collecting 1/72 or 1/48 models. Just wondered how much those planes have cost him.
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Not much, I mean not spare change but you'd be surprised what you can get for under 100k. For example in Albania, you can pretty much buy their entire inventory for less then the cost of 1 original aircraft.

Take your pick

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Would love to see and know more about this hidden beauty !!

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Sharp eye, PNR!

I believe this is a static replica of Spitfire IX used for shooting of Czech WWII movie "Dark Blue World" about Czech pilots in RAF during the Battle of Britain - WIKI,

Here´s a better picture:
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Morning folks
Thanks Ladia, I just spotted it while doing my usual zoom thru of interesting pics - and could not believe
\my eyes when I spotted this remarkable beauty nestled beneath the others wing !!!.

Loved the movie it was very atmospheric and sad at the same time so very sorry for all the returned
folks after the war.
As you found this other image of the "Airfield" do you have anything a lot closer in to have a gander at ?

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I believe this is a static replica of Spitfire IX used for shooting of Czech WWII movie "Dark Blue World" about Czech pilots in RAF during the Battle of Britain - WIKI,

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Air Park Zru? u Plzn? | Sbírka letecké a vojenské techniky

Czech Republic, near Pilsen....

The owner of this house collected more than fifty airplanes at the entrance of his house.
Thank you Ladia for posting this! I'm headed to the Czech Republic tomorrow, will see if I can visit this place. If anybody has any other suggestions about aviation-related places to visit, feel free to share please!
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To PNR1:200:
I personally don´t have any photos from this private muzeum as it was long ago when I´ve been there, anyway you´ll surely find lot of images if you google images or click on following links: letadla zruč, Air Park Zruč u Plzně, etc. And of course you can check all photos on Airpark Zruč website, replicas are here.
Concerning Spitfire you´ll be maybe disapointed to see that it is just a woode/ textile dummy made to look good from long distance when shooting the movie. (Here´s the Air Park owner working on the replica)

Concerning the "Dark Blue World" movie I agree with you, its currently the newest aviation filmin which real aircrafts were used for shooting, and the director was Czech director Jan Svěrák, the Academy Award (Oscar) winning director (for Kolya movie).

To AeroNautique:

Concerning your visit in Czechia - I don´t know what are your interests, anyway apart of the Air Park Zruč near Pilsen you should visit Aviation Museum Kbely in Prague. If you stay in Prague, its pays off to visit also National Technical Museum. (Last remaining RAF Spitfire in CZ is there). Btw, on Saturday, June 10th there´s a free-admition entry to all museums from 19:00 - 01:00 within annual Museum Night Action.

Migs, Sukhois and other commie aircrafts and helis are on display here.

And if thats your cup of tea, Emirates fly every day to PRG airport with A388 - you can just watch or take a weekend trip to Dubai (here´s the flight schedule).
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Afternoon Folks
Thanks for all the info Ladia ! Great to get the story behind the film and the remarkable props that were used in the making of the film. The links look interesting I will be checking them out shortly !

Thanks for that
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According to Sputnik:
"In 2015, the US company Northern General Leasing LCC (NGL), owned by Ross Perot Jr., was allowed to buy two Norwegian F-5 fighters dirt cheap, for 116,000 NOK ($13,500) apiece, which is well below the market price."

Would be cool to hang one from the ceiling in his Texas mansion.

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A castle in france... east... with a collector of cars, moto and planes.
The weather did some damages but the collection is terrific ! Take a look with link where you will find some videos (in french) but images are enough :

https://www.chateau-savigny.com/

99 avions de chasse au musée de l'aéronautique du Château de Savigny-lès-Beaune - France 3 Bourgogne-Franche-Comté






I hope to visit this area.... I have to !
Darling, guess where we gonna spend our holidays ?
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Real Cool!

Just tell the Mrs you will pick her up from the shopping mall later.
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