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The An-2 Colt Experience

Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:32 am

There are only two Antonov An-2 Colt aircraft flying in Australia, VH-CCE which spends most of its time in either Queensland or Victoria.

The second one VH-YNT is based in Darwin.

Getting back to VH-CCE, the yellow beast, was coming over to the Jamestown Air Spectacular to be held on October 18 2015.

Jamestown is a small town about a 2 1/2 hour drive north of Adelaide, South Australia.

While it was here there would be joy flights operated on the Saturday before the show on the Sunday.

Three flight times were available, 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM.

With a keen interest in Soviet and Russian aircraft, I had to go on this flight. A mate, Trevor was very keen to go as well.

Flights were A$90 each and lasted for 20 minutes.

So after booking our seats via the website, http://www.an2.com.au, we were all set.

After driving up to the airstrip at Jamestown and not seeing the An-2 there, I started to have a sinking feeling that it wasn't going to show up.

Few other aircraft seen while waiting.
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/698/22267351698_1521749a65_b.jpgCJ6-VH-NNJ by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/735/21832334364_07aa29045b_b.jpgCJ6-VH-NNJ-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/647/22429041546_335caeb543_b.jpgPittsS1-11X-VH-PVX by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/652/22441725952_6d6c0d701b_b.jpgPittsS1-11X-VH-PVX-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5759/22267321978_252a3a185b_b.jpgTBM3E-VH-MML by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/723/22268201589_76f0bba729_b.jpgTBM3E-VH-MML-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5783/22464892561_553e7cec37_b.jpgTBM3E-VH-MML-3 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

However it did arrive approx 1:00 PM, so we would be going but not at the scheduled time.

So after they got their stand etc set up, we paid our money and signed those waiver forms (some call them 'blood sheets') that basically say 'if it crashes don't blame us'.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5682/22455466195_d3ff30caa5_b.jpgAn2-Checkin by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Dad then thought bugger it, I've come all this way so I'll go too. Dad usually doesn't fly in the smaller aircraft as he usually feels a bit queasy.

It would be a little while before the flight, so we're allowed to go and have a closer look at the aircraft.

There were also two Nanchang CJ-6s being used for flights too.

It is a lot bigger than I thought. Although I did see an An-2 many years ago at Blackpool, U.K., I couldn't get that close to it, so didn't appreciate how big they are for a single engine aircraft.

The one I saw at Blackpool. Must admit this one looked better in a camo scheme than plain yellow.
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8647/16025889854_41a939d5b8_b.jpgAntonovAN2-LY-MHC by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8659/16460793530_2ee7b063ef_b.jpgAntonovAN2-LY-MHC-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Back to the yig yellow one.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/756/22268656769_532c406c2c_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5737/21834320643_30f523f246_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-2 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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Eventually boarded approx 2:40 PM. Brief explanation where the exits were etc.

There was no assigned seat, so first in gets the best seats. Nine seats in three rows with a single seat, aisle then two seats.

I was sat in the second row on the single seat side, Trevor was behind me and dad was in the window seat in the first row.

Was quite cramped, but for a flight of 20 minutes, wasn't a problem.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/700/21832673194_78d80ce4f3_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-34 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5678/21832671424_75eba10983_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-35 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/564/22466323551_4c749dd207_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-36 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5806/22429376766_94a86521fa_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-37 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Once started, the engine wasn't as noisy as expected, but had the characteristic radial engine sound but what was very noticeable was the pneumatic system which operated the flaps, brakes etc. when the flaps or brakes were operated, there were loud hissing and whooshing noises. Being a tail dragger, the brakes were used a lot while taxiing.

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/647/22268564349_d014eef4ac_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-38 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5771/22267680708_b18638afca_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-39 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/685/22466313781_539542b669_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-40 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/644/22455363885_0447a7d885_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-41 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/764/21834222123_3baa0e68ce_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-42 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5675/22455359535_8933bebbca_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-43 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/573/22442045732_61dc2cd3ef_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-47 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/638/21832639544_78f2c9f711_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-50 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

So after a long taxi to the other end of the runway, the engine was run up to take off power, and after a short roll we were in the air.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5765/22466290521_cb88ff1723_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-51 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/759/22429345486_a62a79a006_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-52 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/779/22267650188_9c25b387e8_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-53 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5721/22466284521_e97b7ddd95_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-54 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5749/21834195623_e6a09ce208_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-55 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5665/21832627494_6208ba3476_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-56 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5659/22268523239_4f34152e7c_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-58 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/661/22267637838_932c3cb576_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-59 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5681/22442019822_8e457c6746_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-60 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5744/22429328226_52f476e81f_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-61 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5808/22466266641_227a64ba3c_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-63 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/639/22429323406_0300d511c5_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-64 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

To be continued.
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:35 am

Part 2 in flight.

Was fairly smooth in the air with an occasional bump here and there.

Once we were in the cruise we were free to get up and visit the flight deck etc, some did, but I decided that once buckled in I would stay put until we had landed, as I thought it would be my luck to end up on the floor. Dad and Trevor were thinking the same.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5783/21832611574_ab9271bc21_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-65 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

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https://farm1.staticflickr.com/613/22429310266_d521261a10_b.jpgAn2-VH-CCE-71 by Ryan Hothersall, on Flickr

Our path took us around the surrounding area, over the town of Jamestown, and we landed about 20 20 minutes later.

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Legroom. Acceptable for this flight.

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To be continued.
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Sun Oct 25, 2015 10:38 am

Part 3 landing.

Wind was a bit gusty during the landing, so it was a bouncer, once on the ground, taxied back to our parking position.

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Once there, the engine wasn't shut down straight away, but left to idle for a couple of minutes to cool down. surprised passengers were allowed off with the engine still running.

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Most people got off, but myself and a couple if others stayed inboard for a little while and had a chat with the pilots.

The lady who was sat in front of me flies a Cirrus SR-22 light aircraft and she said the An-2 looked quite primitive and intimidating compared to the high tech SR-22.

So after that headed back to their bookings tent.

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various shots of me posing in front of the aircraft.

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Off on another flight.

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If there were t shirts etc for sales, would have bought one but there wasn't.

So overall was well worth the drive to get there and the A$90 each for the flight.
If you get the chance to do it, do it.

The An-2 was one of those aircraft I thought I would never be able to get a flight on, and to do it locally was even better.
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Sun Oct 25, 2015 11:08 am

Hi Ryan.

Great to see you got the opportunity to go up with the AN-2 and that your dad also gave it a go. Good that there are a few still flying.

A shame that you didn't venture into the cockpit during the flight. To me that'd be a highlight of the flight. I was able to do it on a Junkers Ju52 earlier this year. Also good of the pilots to allow you to remain on board and have a chat afterwards.

Interesting that the engines are still running during deplaning but at least the door is behind the wing, reducing the risk of injury.

Looks like you had a great day out. Thanks for sharing.
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Sat Oct 31, 2015 4:57 pm

Hi Ryan,

Congrats on logging the AN-2, what a beast! I didn't know they had two of them in Australia.

Thanks for sharing,

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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Tue Nov 03, 2015 1:01 am

Wow, that's something you don't read about every day in Australia. You wrote that the flight lasted 20 minutes. Was that the time up in the air (though I suppose the taxi time was less than at Sydney Airport   )?
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Wed Nov 04, 2015 8:16 am

Quoting allrite (Reply 5):
Wow, that's something you don't read about every day in Australia. You wrote that the flight lasted 20 minutes. Was that the time up in the air (though I suppose the taxi time was less than at Sydney Airport )?

flight time was about 20 mins.
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RE: The An-2 Colt Experience

Sat Nov 07, 2015 9:27 pm

Hey! gotta love the biggest single engine plane out there! I don't know if there's one near here... You made a lot of photos, if you scroll down fast, you almost make a film of it 

I'm booked in a 20' flight in a YAK-52 in february and can't wait!
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