T-33A N132 back in the air again

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T-33A N132 back in the air again

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Hi,

just wanted to let all of you know that we finally finished Stage I of restoring 'famous' T-33A N132GB at Frankfurt-Hahn (EDFH/HHN). Remember about one year ago in Twenthe? :D
We removed all of the old paint and started polishing the aircraft which is not finished yet.
The cockpit has been overhauled as well as some wiring and other stuff.
We made 2 sucessfull testflights at Hahn yesterday.
We are going to be at some shows or displays in and around Germany this year such as Spangdahlem Open House 2011, Bitburg, a.s.o.
I'll keep you updated. Thanks again for all support in Twenthe last year!
Michael
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Very nice to see this one flying, which colours will i receive?
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She looks good in bare metal!!
Hope it get's an original color scheme, not a fantasy one.
Good job, really want to see it flying again (like om Twenthe.....)

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Good to see another oldie going up into the skies again. Very nice work. Keep it up! :respect:
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Looking good :)

Looking forward to see this beauty again...



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boy oh boy, post processing this picture in silver efex pro2 will give such a fantatstic result..... :mrgreen:
Shoot first, edit later! :-)
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How about attending at Leeuwarden in september. For jets it's near Germany. Plane looks very good, even not painted...
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Many thanks for keeping us up to date Michael! :thumb:
:roll: :loud: :|
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Hi Michael...

The T-Bird is one of my all-time favorites, my avitaion hobby started with the Harvards, T-Birds and Thubderstreaks from our old KLu, here in the Netherlands.
The Harvard is nr. 1 and the T-33A is defenitely nr. 2 on my favorite list.
So, this beauty makes my heart jump up!!!!

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Hi all,

Bad news ! Seems the T-33 made a belly landing in a field this afternoon....

http://www.volksfreund.de/nachrichten/r ... 52,2799742

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Hi...

That's really BAD news.
I am glad that both pilots could get out unharmed and I hope that this jet can be restored to a flying condition very soon!

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Hi,
I have to apologise for my post one day ago.
Jet was in flying conditions one day ago but not anymore at the moment.
It's back on it's wheels at Bitburg, still in one piece but needs a deep inspection.
Pilots got out by themselves, not even having a scratch.
I guess there will be some TV-footage around soon...
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Post by zapata742 »

Here we go... unfortunately only in German, but with some images and a video too! Luckily no one was hurt!

http://www.volksfreund.de/nachrichten/r ... 52,2799742

Here is another one after the salvage of the T-Bird....

http://www.swr.de/nachrichten/rp/-/id=1 ... 92/886eua/
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Damage does not look too unrepairable but I guess it is going to take another couple of hundreds of thousands of euro's to fix everything. :(

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That's indeed what they said on the German news: it will probably go into the ten-thousands of euros.

Question, how do plane insurances deal with that? In the same way as car insurances?
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