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donv

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1000 in South Africa
« on: September 03, 2023, 10:31:44 am »

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2023, 11:44:00 am »
Don you need to get this one as it looks like the cup holders you were looking for sometime back are there.

It is a nice looking one for sure

If the $1.8 million US is correct that would make the cup holders just shy of a million each.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2023, 12:13:39 pm by SKYFLYER »

donv

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2023, 10:30:23 pm »
It sure looks like a nice one! I think I own my first and last Commander, though. And of course this one is in South Africa.

If I'm reading the databases correctly, this was one of three (or more?) 1000s purchased new by Eskom, the South African electricity company. This one is 96052, and it looks like 96050 and 96051 were also purchased by Eskom.
« Last Edit: September 03, 2023, 10:37:36 pm by donv »

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2023, 10:50:51 pm »
I worked to buy that plane back in the day as it sat dormant for many years. Iím glad itís flying again but the logistics of bringing it home with a real inspection are daunting these days.

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2023, 07:14:18 am »
They have this 695A for sale and also a 695B they are keeping for now.


Seems they did a multi-year refit and put it back into service late last year (2022).

The trip back to the States would be heaps of fun I think if you made it a sightseeing adventure.
« Last Edit: September 04, 2023, 07:16:12 am by SKYFLYER »

donv

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2023, 07:37:13 am »
Is it still Eskom, or someone else?

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2023, 10:30:48 am »
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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2023, 10:51:01 am »
If bought new thats low TT, must have sat for a real long time.

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2023, 12:04:46 pm »
I don't know about that. I'm would guess they do a lot of short legs, so 150 hours / year doesn't seem unreasonable for an operation like that.

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Re: 1000 in South Africa
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2023, 08:06:13 pm »
What a peach. Looks great.
Slumming it in the turboprop world - so you don't have to.