Meejahor
Topic Author
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:45 am

Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:05 am

Hello. I am trying to identify an aircraft that is covered by a tarpaulin. I have included photos of the aircraft from several angles. In the bottom picture I believe there are two of the same aircraft, although there could be differences. Can anyone identify what the aircraft is? Thank you.

http://www.meejahor.com/identify.jpg
 
User avatar
cpd
Posts: 4596
Joined: Sat Jun 28, 2008 4:46 am

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:22 am

I was going to suggest Cessna Dragonfly, but I'm not sure so sure.
 
dendrobatid
Posts: 1645
Joined: Sat Nov 06, 2004 3:40 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Thu Jul 07, 2011 6:18 am

I think Jetstreams.......the shape looks right and I thought that before I saw the one with red which certainly looks like RAF training livery, the red and white. However the nose cone looks more like an Air Atlantique livery.

Where did you see them ?

Mick Bajcar
 
Meejahor
Topic Author
Posts: 3
Joined: Thu Jul 07, 2011 3:45 am

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:46 pm

Thank you cpd and dendrobatid. I believe the aircraft is an Embraer EMB 110 Bandeirante.

The pictures are from a location where a stunt sequence for the new Batman movie is being filmed.
 
User avatar
MarkyMc
Crew
Posts: 8
Joined: Sun Feb 20, 2005 8:41 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Fri Jul 08, 2011 1:44 pm

There was a "complete" airworthy Bandeirante, ZS-NVB, in a very similar colour scheme at Inverness Airport earlier this week. This would tie-in with these cockpit sections you've photographed.
 
User avatar
Scooter01
Posts: 1184
Joined: Tue Nov 28, 2006 11:06 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:02 pm

I don't think they are Bandeirantes. As you can see on the frontal shot, there are two lines straight back from the nosecone. The lines on the Bandeirante are not straight.
See
View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © José Vicente Borjas



-but the Jetstream has them:

View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Jim Groom



Then also, one can see traces of a wiperarm (as on the Jetstream) peeking out at the bottom of the tarp.
(The Bandeirante wipers are hinged at the top.)

Now comes the confusing thing: The windshield-frame does not fit any of the candidates.....

Scooter01  

(maybe they really are wellmade movieprops?)
There is always a good reason to watch airplanes
 
axelesgg
Posts: 193
Joined: Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:37 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Sun Jul 10, 2011 1:07 pm

Looks like a Bandeirante
Fly Draganair
 
McG1967
Posts: 482
Joined: Wed Apr 05, 2006 2:36 am

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Sun Jul 10, 2011 3:14 pm

The ex Highland Airways Jetstreams that had been stored at Inverness were recently sold & broken up.
Rumour was they were going to be used as movie props.
 
saintex
Posts: 173
Joined: Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:54 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:48 pm

Quoting McG1967 (Reply 7):
The ex Highland Airways Jetstreams that had been stored at Inverness were recently sold & broken up.
Rumour was they were going to be used as movie props.

"The Dark Knight Rises" is partially shot at Inverness. Those in the photo are clearly Jetstreams but the movie doesn't come out until next year to see if they are in it.
 
legoguy
Posts: 2971
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:59 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Sun Jul 10, 2011 11:06 pm

Quoting dendrobatid (Reply 2):
ZS-NVB

I agree, the one closest (with red) looks like a Scottish Aviation HP-137 Jetstream T1, as to which one, impossible to tell.


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Chris Lofting



Dave
Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?
 
User avatar
TupolevTu154
Posts: 1918
Joined: Fri Aug 27, 2004 6:00 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:42 am

The first thing that came to my mind when looking at the front view of the grey colour nose was a Cessna Citation (Either CJ? or encore etc).

I'm not so sure when looking at the side on though.
 
User avatar
airkas1
Crew
Posts: 5113
Joined: Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:01 am

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Mon Jul 11, 2011 10:51 am

Quoting TupolevTu154 (Reply 10):
The first thing that came to my mind when looking at the front view of the grey colour nose was a Cessna Citation (Either CJ? or encore etc).

Same here.
Airliners.net Crew - Head Photo Screener
 
legoguy
Posts: 2971
Joined: Tue Jun 13, 2006 8:59 pm

RE: Help Identify Covered Aircraft

Mon Jul 11, 2011 2:12 pm

Just found this link;

http://forum.keypublishing.co.uk/showthread.php?t=109077

It seems they were looking specifically for two Jetstreams 31's for filming, with the aim to provide 4 airframes all together. From reading the link, Pinewood already have xx500 so that would probably be the fuselage with the red. As for the grey mysterious fuselage, likely another Jetstream 31 fuselage repainted into colours for the Batman film. From what I gather Pinewood's 3 other Jetstream 31's fuselages are G-EEST, G-EADY or G-UIST... so one of these.  

Dave
Can you say 'Beer Can' without sounding like a Jamaican saying 'Bacon'?

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 10 guests