Words of Advice:

"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Flying the Airplane is More Important than Radioing Your Plight to a Person on the Ground
Who is Incapable of Understanding or Doing Anything About It." -- Unknown

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level
and then beat you with experience.” -- Mark Twain

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Your Sunday Morning Jet Noise

The video is starting where it is because this is the only video I have found, so far, of a Hansa Jet taking off:

That appears to be a Luftwaffe ECM bird. Not very many Hansa Jets were built. I doubt if any of them are still flying, just from the lack of any video uploaded by planespotters.


CenterPuke88 said...

Total of 47 produced, and the last flying example (TC-LEY) seems to have landed in 2011 at the Rahmi M. Koc Museum (Istanbul, Turkey) that year. There is one other whose location/status is unclear (N320AF), but the FAA practically grounded them (15,000 hour limit) in the U.S. in 2006.

N620AF shows as sold within two months of the grounding. It then shows as N103F, stored and owned by "Beverly Bank"...this would have been the 2006 sale, but then we have a picture. Supposedly from 6/9/2012, N320AF is photographed on the ground at KFXE in an ex-ECM configuration (extended nose), but a search of Google Maps data doesn't show the aircraft visible on the field. Also, that hull number was never used by the Luftwaffe.

If the video date is correct, it is certainly an ECM training bird, as the executive models were withdrawn from Luftwaffe service in 1987. The ECM trainers seem to have flown through 1994.

Old NFO said...

Odd little birds, and those look and sound like the same engines used on the Lears... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/General_Electric_CJ610