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The Keywords field is ideal for searching for such specifics as aircraft registrations, photographers' names, specific airport/city names, specific paintschemes (i.e. 'Wunala Dreaming'), etc. To use the Keywords field, begin by selecting a Keyworld search field. You may select either a specific database field (airline, aircraft, etc.), or choose to match your keyword to all database fields.
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Note: Scanned from a negative / this was our flight arriving which flew us then to Harare. We initially arrived from Victoria Falls, but as this very same aircraft broke down, we had to disembark and travel to Hwange National Park by bus...
Note: Delivered in 1961 to Eastern Airlines as N8713E. WFU HRE as Z-YNM in 1984. Other Reg's: D-ACIS. Seen here in old Air Rhodesia colours.
Original Kodak mounted K25
Fernando Mesquita Slide Collection
Note: Delivered in 1966 to Flying Tigers as N803SW after NTU by Seabord World. WFU as 3D-CDG. Other Reg's: A40-PA / VP-WMJ / Z-WMJ / 3D-KRU / 9Q-CDG / 9G-CDG. Named "Situtunga"
Original Kodak mounted K25
Fernando Mesquita Slide Collection
Note: First flight July 11 1972, delivered Cameroon Airlines July 14 as TJ-CBA. Seen here as arriving from Douala. December 20 1999 to Mr. David Paul Tokoph then Executive Chairman of Interair South African as N11AZ. Four days later, December 24...
Note: First flight March 18 1976, delivered EgyptAir March 30 as SU-AYJ. On lease Transavia March 22 1977 and Saudia October 18 as PH-TVN. Back to EgyptAir April 1 1980 as SU-BBX. To Kenya Airways between February 7 1991 and February 1 1997 as...
Note: First flight September 21 1972, delivered Cameroon Airlines September 28 as TJ-CBB. Seen here on departure to Douala. December 20 1999 to David Paul Tokoph, then Executive Chairman of Board Interair, South Africa, as N24AZ. June 21 2000...
Note: ‘Bravo-Charlie’ unfortunately has parked nearly under the roof of the observation terrace, this is why this up-close, however this is a valuable memory of her. This particular plane was one of the three losses of Air Botswana, the...
Note: First flight June 30 1989 with Boeing N6038E test registration. Delivered KLM – Royal Dutch Airlines September 1 as PH-BFC. Seen here arriving from Amsterdam, with Hami on board. Scanned from an old slide.
Note: First flight November 7 1991 delivered Ethiopian Airlines November 18 as ET-AKC. Seen here departing for Addis Ababa. After 12 years of service, wfu and stored March 2012. Scanned from an old slide.
Note: First flight May 8 1991 with Fokker PH-EZR test registration. Originally for Wardair Canada, but ntu. To Air Europe, ntu. Stored in Woensdrecht, The Netherlands May 1991. Finally to Royal Swazi (National Airways) December 12 1993. Seen...
Note: Here comes Swaziland’s sole F-28. First flight June 26 1978 with Fokker PH-EXN test registration. Re-registered PH-ZBR July 1978. Delivered Royal Swazi (National Airways) July 21 as 3D-ALN. Seen here arriving from the capitol city of...
Note: Rolled out February 16 1966, registered for Seaboard World Airlines as N803SW, but not taken up (ntu). Delivered Flying Tiger Line March 17, where March 18 Seaboard World leased back from. International Aerodyne Inc. bought November 3...
Note: First flight March 4 1991, delivered Linhas Aereas de Mocambique – LAM March 15 as EI-CBQ through Guiness Peat Aviation (GPA). On lease Air Ukraine from April 27 1995 as UR-GAE, November 9 1996 Malaysia AirAsia as 9M-AAA, and January 19...
Note: First flight February 27 1991 with F-WWES (Alenia Aeronautica) test registration, delivered to Air Malawi December 13 as 7Q-YKQ. Seen here arriving from Blantyre. First in database, scanned from an old slide. This one is dedicated to Tibor...
Note: A nice overview of Harare International Airport! We had come down for finals through some thick cloud and the pilot was too high, and had to do a go around. If you look at the reflection in the cowling you can see the nose wheel is down.
Note: Mfd. 1988 wearing Boeing test registration N6046P. Del. to Air Mauritius April 1988 as 3B-NAK. May 2007 to MaxJet as N252MY until company ceased operations on December 24 2007. June 2008 to Air Italy as I-AIGH. Still in service. Seen here...
Note: Manufactured in 1956 on order of Central African Airways. First flight on May 5, “Matapos” was delivered on May 17 as VP-YNB. Kuwait Airways leased between June and August 1958. Central African Airways was renamed as Air Rhodesia in...
Note: Manufactured 1986 on order of the government of Zimbabwe. First flight on December 18 1986, delivered on October 13 1987 as Z-WPD. To Air Zimbabwe on January 1 1989, where Zimbabwe Express Airlines leased from, between August 1995 and...