Author Topic: c/n 1705, ZS-JIU  (Read 2101 times)

Doug Johnson

c/n 1705, ZS-JIU
« on: June 04, 2015, 12:55:38 PM »
1 picture check your albums. Please do an internet search maybe you'll come up with one I couldn't find, I need all the help I can get.

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c/n 1705, built 04/74 as model HT-295, original registry N68869 John Roberts (dealer) SC  07/74, dereg export Portugal (CS-reg ntu) ALAR, Empresa Iberica de Material Aeronautica Lisbon Portugal sold 03/75, export reg ZS-JIU United Air Services pty ltd, Pretoria-Wonderboom Airport, Gauteng Province South Africa sold '?, Speedline Aircraft Sales (pty) ltd sold '?, J.Verwoerdt accident crash no details @ unknown place South Africa 05/87 w/o as dbr sold Republic Air Parts Wonderboom SA, parts used to rebuild c/n 1459 ZS-JAR

As always any further information or pictures would be greatly appreciated.

« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 07:51:40 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1705, ZS-JIU
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2016, 08:16:22 AM »
crashed used as parts to repair c/n 1459

original color light green dark green

may eventually get a color picture of c/n 1705 as ZS-JAR
« Last Edit: September 24, 2021, 07:55:15 PM by Doug Johnson »

Doug Johnson

Re: c/n 1705, as N68869
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2021, 09:33:40 AM »
Added the first photo above and will open it in a what I hope will become a photo queue.

We still need a photo of c/n 1705 as ZS-JIU

This is another picture taken at Luqa, Malta 06/'75. I did a search on N68869 and came up with 10 Helios and 5 were the of the Twin Helios that had passed through Malta unfortunately only the 2 pictures.

N68869 arrived from Zurich in Luqa, Malta International 06/'75 en-route, to Libya, then on to South Africa.

851 miles from Zurich to Malta then 678 miles  from Malta to Libya

The Island of Malta, the 4th smallest Nation is 60 miles south/west of Sicily and some times called the belly button of the Mediterranean.

The route kind of makes sense for an English speaking ferry pilot, if you are going to cross the mediterranean in the middle since they mostly speak English in Malta and looking at a map the route appears to parallel the western coast of italy and is the midpoint between europe and africa.

link to ferry info and photo
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