Archive for October, 2011

From the Ramp

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

While preparing for a sortie on Friday last week, we heard what sounded like a very large Harley-Davidson motorcycle approaching from behind the hangars. What emerged was this stunning example of the North American T-28 Trojan, a trainer used in the past by amongst others the US Navy.

This particular example was owned until recently by Stu Davidson of Port Elizabeth, but was recently deliverd to its new owner here in Cape Town. It will be living in Worcester, but is likely to be a frequent vistor to Cape Town International, as according to the new owner, fuel here is cheaper. And at a fuel burn of 45 US gallons (around 170 litres) per hour in the cruise, that’s definitely a consideration!

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