VH-CAT – Off the Ground Again!
Photo: Last minutes before being hoisted onto the 1.5M metal stands.
Those of you who frequent the South Australian Aviation Museum at Port Adelaide would be well aware of the F27 at the northern end of the hangar. To this day it was a ground level display. To make room and allow for more static displays and to the possibility of the museum receiving an F-111 from the RAAF, the F27 was raise about 1.5 metres off the floor.
Photo: The team hook up the cranes via slings and support the wing.
John Roberts from SAAM was in charge of the exercise, which took about four hours last Monday, 30th of July 2012.
Photo: The crew from Nick’s Cranes do a precision job.
For the next month or so, the Fokker will not be accessible. A staircase will be built to allow public access to the aircraft. Further down the track the Fokker will be accessible from the upper level via walkway.
Photo: The Fokker now in it’s final position. Nice view from the museum entrance with the doors open.
The team at the South Australian Aviation Museum did a great job. Considering the were only millimetres in tolerance. There is virtually no give in the aircraft to allow for errors.
Photo: The SAAM Team responsible for the big lift.
Keep watching 5DME.net for updates at the museum of visit their web site at www.saam.org.au