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Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:37 pm
by Stealer
Here are some photos showing the passenger areas of the Solent IV ZK-AMO in MOTAT. This makes an interesting direct comparison with the Solent III below, which also was owned and operated by TEAL as ZK-AMQ:

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Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:32 pm
by toptiger
Thanks for posting, Very Interesting.

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:14 am
by sunderlandmr5
Hi Stealer

Thanks for posting interior pictures of MOTATs Solent.

Quick question to clarify your your TEAL MK III comments

A) Are are you referring to the Solent III pictures in California,
as one being an ex TEAL aircraft (ZK-AMQ 'Aparima (c/n S-1296))?

B) That TEAL owned and flew a MK III Solent being ZK-AMQ 'Aparima (c/n S-1296)
similar to the California Mk III's?

If (A) then it can't be an ex TEAL Mk III as ZK-AMQ 'Aparima was scrapped at
Auckland, New Zealand 1957, it's last flight was in October 1956.

Thanks

Alan

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:42 pm
by Stealer
Hi Alan,

I read somewhere that the TEAL Solent III was sold to BOAC, then to Argentina, then South Pacific Airlines, where it ended up where it is today. I can't remember the exact order. Did TEAL have another Solent III? I'll see if I can find out where that claim was made and post a link to it, or edit and correct the original post accordingly. What about ZK-AML?

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:26 pm
by sunderlandmr5
HI Stealer

TEAL only operated one Mk III Solent which was previously
G-AKNR 'City of Belfast' with BOAC.

AML and AMN were sold to Aquila Airways. The company failed in 1958, and both Solents
ended their days languishing on a beach near Lisborn, Portugal. they were scrapped in
1971.
AMM was broken up for spares. It was damaged in a fire during maintainance in May 1954

ZK-AMO 'Aranui' flew the last flight in 1960 and is now at MOTAT

Regards

Alan

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:58 pm
by Stealer
Hi Alan, thanks for clearing that all up. Here's where you'll find a PDF file that has the story of what became of ZK-AML and ZK-AMN after being sold to Aquila Airways. There are some good photos too, and I didn't know that Aquila offerred 1 million pounds each for the three Saro Princess 'boats. Here's where you'll find the details:

http://www.pooleflyingboats.com/archive ... 20TEAL.pdf

In the meantime, check out this cutaway of ZK-AMO:

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Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:02 am
by seawings
Hi Stealer,

Can I 'pinch' your interior pics anbd add them to the growing walk-round/walk-through on SEAWINGS, please? With due credit, of course....... ;)

Cheers,

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 4:23 pm
by Stealer
Hi Bryan, of course you can. I can email them to you if you'd like. Don't forget to include the photos by Philip Treweek as well from his website here:

http://www.kiwiaircraftimages.com/solent.html

I tried to email him regarding permission to post them on the forum, but the email bounced as the address on the site is no longer valid. Philip's photos are dated back in 1998 along with the website. They are the best photos to date from inside the ZK-AMO.

Re: Inside The Solent IV

PostPosted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 10:16 am
by sunderlandmr5
Stealer wrote:Hi Alan, thanks for clearing that all up. Here's where you'll find a PDF file that has the story of what became of ZK-AML and ZK-AMN after being sold to Aquila Airways. There are some good photos too, and I didn't know that Aquila offerred 1 million pounds each for the three Saro Princess 'boats. Here's where you'll find the details:

http://www.pooleflyingboats.com/archive ... 20TEAL.pdf

In the meantime, check out this cutaway of ZK-AMO:

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Hi Stealer

Apologies for not replying sooner, have been away for a few
days (no Internet)

Thanks for posting the Solent cut away, really cool :D

Regards

Alan