Remarks: This 1983 Chieftain was registered in the UK in 1989 having previously been registered in the USA as N41108. It is now owned by quarrying and logistics company Foster Yeoman Ltd of Frome, Somerset. The passenger in the second row behind the co-pilot emphasizes the small size of the fuselage on the Navajo, a very business-like looking aeroplane with its stubby wings and big nacelles.(400D, Sigma 80-400 & fluid-head tripod)
Remarks: Owned by Pfb Self Drive Inc of Wilmington, Delaware, this Chieftain is seen departing the Kemble Air Day before the flying display. Note the tinted windows and the wingtip finlets, which reduce tip vortex drag and increase range. The Chieftain has the 350hp turbocharged variant of the 8,849cc O-540 flat six, and can be identified from the extended engine nacelles with trailing-edge luggage compartments. (400D, Sigma 80-400@250mm & fluid-head tripod, 80th, stabilization switched off)
Remarks: Another abandoned plane at Olaya Herrera. This one was registered in 1981 and was recorded confiscated in 1985 by the DNE, the organism dedicated to manage drug-related seized vehicles and real state, but I have no idea how long it has been where it stands now.
Remarks: Aus-Air used to be an RPT mob operating Chieftains and a couple of Bandits out of Moorabbin. The name seems to have been taken over by a charter crowd operating out of Echuca, to whom this Chieftain, 'Spirit of Echuca', belongs. A 1978 model, it was originally registered N27399 in the USA until exported to Australia in 1988 and registered VH-LIL on 15 November that year.