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    Photos of a very pleasant flight in VH-AIS of Twin Pion-Air from Muwillumbah to Coolangatta in April 2000
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    Another photo of FM1064 before it moved to Malacca from Sungei Besi .Taken November 1992
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    Two more TwinPin photos
    1 XT610 when still in use with ETPS taken at Greenham Common 1973
    2 XM961/7978M ex Halton,taken before coming G-BBVF with Flight One at Staverton

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    Sorry,I forgot the pics
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    Here is yet another survivor
    Ex Royal Malaysian Airforce FM1061 / 9M-ARU is at the Australian Aviation Museum Bankstown.
    http://www.aamb.com.au/images/pioneer.jpg

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    There used to be a nose section of a Twin Pioneer at the Solway Aviation Museum, but has since moved.

    James B

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    I've visited the airfield of Sion in Switzerland many times the last years and always noticed the Twin Pioneer in a derelict state on the civil side of the airfield. This year however (2 weeks ago) I noticed it at the military side where it is in use as a object for the firebrigade. I have a picture of it, but still working out how to post it.

    Greetings, Erik

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    Hello Erik!
    When you post simply go to 'Additional Options' below the text box you are typing into, click on 'manage attachments'.

    You will then see six boxes into which you can browse for an image from your computer, and upload them to the forum. The pictures will appear as a small 'thumbnail' whch visitors to the ite can open and expand.

    What state is the Twin Pioneer in, does its use for fire training mean that it has been burnt?
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    Twin Pioneer in Sharjah

    Can I reopen this old thread to try to find out more about a Twin Pin fin and rudder in the Al Mahatta Museum in what is left of the former RAF Sharjah?
    It is marked G-APLW, but that one (cn 532) became VR-AOG and later 9M-ANO and crashed in Borneo in 1967.
    I have been trying to find out its real identity. It bears various plates (eg SAL TP Serial no. 02692). Martin Slater informed me that it actually came from the Baginton Twin Pin G-AZHJ. Can anyone confirm that and imagine why it is marked 'PLW?

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    Twin Pin nose at Solway

    The TP nose seen at Solway was from G-AYFA.
    I rescued that nose section from a scrapyard in Sandbach, Cheshire some 15 years ago after they had cut it up and removed it from Flight 1's place at Staverton.
    It went first to Warmingham, Cheshire then to Hooton Park and then, when we moved out of there it went on loan to Solway. From there it was sold to Derek Griffiths of the Int'l Cockpit Club. It's whereabouts just now is uncertain (at least to me anyway).

    Anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anon View Post
    The TP nose seen at Solway was from G-AYFA.
    I rescued that nose section from a scrapyard in Sandbach, Cheshire some 15 years ago after they had cut it up and removed it from Flight 1's place at Staverton.
    It went first to Warmingham, Cheshire then to Hooton Park and then, when we moved out of there it went on loan to Solway. From there it was sold to Derek Griffiths of the Int'l Cockpit Club. It's whereabouts just now is uncertain (at least to me anyway).

    Anon.

    Latest W&R has it at Mold, last noted 03-06

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    Exclamation G-AYFA No longer Missing !

    Quote Originally Posted by F4MPHIXER View Post
    Latest W&R has it at Mold, last noted 03-06
    Just a quick heads up regarding Twin Pioneer G-AYFA.I have obtained this cockpit section (01/07/09) and she will be under restoration for the next couple of years.She is now in Lancashire.

    Best Wishes Paul

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    Excellent news from a first post! Welcome to the Forum and keep us informed of progress.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TwinPioneer View Post
    Just a quick heads up regarding Twin Pioneer G-AYFA.I have obtained this cockpit section (01/07/09) and she will be under restoration for the next couple of years.She is now in Lancashire.

    Best Wishes Paul
    Best of luck with it. I was VERY tempted myself as it's an interesting little project!

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    Yes welcome TwinPioneer... and good luck with the resto.!

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    Smile

    Thanks for all the support,and i think you will all agree this is a very worthy project !. I will keep everyone informed of the progress on G-AYFA,and hopefully will bring her to cockpit fest in Newark next year !. (Wife and new baby permitting ).

    Paul

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    Whatever happened to the incomplete fuselage that lay outside the back of the Scottish Aviation hangars for many a long year back in the 1970s?

    I think it was c/n 585 from memory.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zoot horn rollo View Post
    Whatever happened to the incomplete fuselage that lay outside the back of the Scottish Aviation hangars for many a long year back in the 1970s?

    I think it was c/n 585 from memory.
    My memory is that it was a test item and scrapped along with all the uncompleted Beagle Pups. I last saw it about 1973.
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    Just in case !!!!!! Upper nose cowl

    I know this is a long shot but before i commit to trying to have one manufactured does anyone have, or know the wherabouts of a upper nose cowl for a twinpin,that is up for grabs.Its the cover for the rear of the instrument panel/battery compartment,the very "nose" of the Pin.This is for G-AYFA.I know its a long shot but any pointers would be much appreciated..

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    Twin Pioneer fuselage

    noted at Wedderburn, NSW in 2005, was a 3/4 white Twin Pin front fuselage in a hanger being used for storage

    dh83

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    Re Twin Pioneer FM1001 of the RMAF. Some years ago I was working in Malaysia and had a visit to the RMAF museum where I had a conducted tour provided by no less than the curator, a serving officer in the RMAF.

    I was advised that FM1001 was a very important aircraft to them as it was the first aircraft to be received onto the strength of the RMAF, having been transfered from the RAF. Hence the serial number allocated.
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    Hi,

    Heres two I have of Twin Pioneers preserved in Malaysia,
    both taken in 2003.
    The first is FM1001 (msn: 529) at RMAF Museum in KL.
    The second is FM1064 (msn: 583) in Malacca.

    As was stated earlier in this thread, FM1001 was the
    first aircraft taken on strength for the newly formed
    RMAF in 1958.

    I remember an Australian Just Juice TV advert some
    years ago used a blue/yellow Twin Pioneer flying
    erractically across the sky to Jamacian music, very
    funny.
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    Talking Twin Pin G-AYFA Cockpit Project

    Finally today after two weeks waiting for good weather G-AYFA has been lifted onto hardstanding for the restoration project to begin .Still lots of info sought regarding bits and bobs and the guys at classic flight are bieng great knowledge wise,especially as they are dealing with a newbie cockpiteer .Great project,really looking forward to getting to grips with this.Will keep everyone informed of progress.
    (Forgot to add the main instrument panel is in storage !)

    Paul
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    I believe that three RMAF Twin Pioneers (FM1063, 1065 and 1068) went to the Indonesian Air Force in 1970.

    An eagle-eyed colleague has identified that one (or perhaps two) of these is at the disused airfield at Rumpin, southwest of Jakarta. (located at 6°22'35.67"S 106°37'29.76"E)

    Can anyone confirm the serials of these two aircraft at Rumpin?

    Thanks,

    David Eyre

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    The Jakata example is looking a little tired.

    There was also an Twin Pin found in Iraq, being used for ground handling training.
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    Twin Pin G-AYFA

    Does anyone on this Forum know what has become of 'FA now that Forumite, Twin Pioneer has sold it on recently?

    Anon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anon View Post
    Does anyone on this Forum know what has become of 'FA now that Forumite, Twin Pioneer has sold it on recently?

    Anon.
    it didn't sell Mike, keeps getting pulled from auction by the seller and it's back on this very day

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Aircraft-Cockpit-Section-Scottish-Aviation-Twin-Pioneer_W0QQitemZ170443251618
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    G-APHY JF Airlines Portsmouth 1971

    Taking off for Jersey. The Yak-40 had been demo'd to JF Airlines a few days before on Portsmouth's grass field....never seen any pics, though !
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    Alaskan Twin Pins!

    Been looking at the Alaskan Dept. of Transport site just lately and it has three pictures of Twin Pins, one with a new engine modification.Click image for larger version. 

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    N9965 (The engine change photo) died on 31/8/1979. Here is the NTSB report care of the Aviation Safety Network. RIPFile XP5690003.pdf
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    'FA etc.

    Thanks TT, seen it now. I'm surprised no one's going for it at that price, even missing the instrumentation.

    What was the engine mod. super sioux? The cowls look a bit different with blisters covering what look to be individual exhaust stacks.

    It could well have been re-engined with P&W Wasp Juniors, judging by the diameter and length. Slightly larger diameter than the Leonides but spares still plentiful, especially Stateside.

    Anon.

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