Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fokker F27 Friendship engine run

Following on from my previous post, it seems that Fokker F27 Friendship, ZK-PAX, had an engine problem a couple of nights ago, hence the maintenance.

After a day or so in the Vincent hanger, it was towed out this evening for an initial engine run. I had forgotten how noisy and smelly [in other words, awesome!] these old Rolls Royce engines are, but it didn't take long to remember :-)

Apologies for the image quality - it was starting to get dark when I took these. Note that it is only the left engine being tested. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Flyinkiwi said...

Ahh the RR Dart - I'll never forget that high pitched shriek.