Aviation Photo #2228402 Cessna 337G Super Skymaster - Untitled

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35mm Slide scanned with a Epson Perfection V700 Flatbed scanner.
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    Daniel Tanner
    Cessna 337G Super Skymaster
    Cessna 337 Super Skymaster/Pressurized Skymaster (O-2)
    Cessna 337 Super Skymaster/Pressurized Skymaster (O-2)
    Adelaide - Parafield
    South Australia
    December 13, 1986
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3 years ago
I owned VH-SOO after this photo was taken. It is a very good photograph which shows the plane fully-equipped with cargo pod and bomb tanks and the Tuna logo on the tail. It had been used for Tuna spotting out in the Gulf, operating out of Port Lincoln in SA.

I flew it to WA where it fulfilled a useful role for a number of years in a geological consultancy. Most of the time the pod and external tanks were left off it for about 15 knots extra speed. It was a wonderful aircraft.

Initially I had some little niggles with gear door micro-switches, which I replaced and some minor issues with corrosion, understandable seeing it had been operating in a saline environment in SA.

After the rear engine developed a hairline crack in one cylinder, which I attributed to chilling by sudden throttle closure in a prior ownership, and as other cylinders showed similar incipient problems developing, I fully rebuilt both engines with new barrels.

Around the same time, the fuselage was stripped, all minor corrosion removed or treated, and she was repainted in white background, gunmetal cowl and stripes, with Benson and Hedges gold pinstripes through the gunmetal and gunmetal and gold laser flashes up the tails, giving it a spectacular but tasteful colour scheme.

Not long after this VH-SOO was sold and she went back to Port Lincoln. I still miss her!

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