Aircraft Photo of ZK-SAE | Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 222 | SAFE Air Cargo - Straits Air Freight Express | #2014
Registration / Serial:ZK-SAE
Aircraft Original Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy
Aircraft Generic Type:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650/660 Argosy
Aircraft Version:Armstrong Whitworth AW-650 Argosy 222
C/n (msn):6802
Operator Titles:SAFE Air Cargo - Straits Air Freight Express
Aircraft Name:Merchant Enterprise
City / Area:Woodbourne / The Argosy [ Off-Airport ]Map
Country:New Zealand
Photo Date:2 February 2007
Photo by:Richard Vandervord
Photo ID: 2014
Photo Comment

Just over the road from the RNZAF base at Woodbourne, this immaculately displayed machine is preserved by The Argosy Trust outside a cafe, recalling the period when it often operated from the airfield. Originally G-ASXN with BEA, it later went to Transair in Canada and then to NZ in 1974. A careful study of Google Earth back home had established that I'd get the best sun angle in the morning, but it was cloudy then. Note plastic owl bird scarer on the wing!

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