Avro Shackleton MR.3 engine run at AFB Ysterplaat
Last Saturday I joined Hilton Mundy of ShortFinal.TV at the SAAF Museum Ysterplaat in Cape Town to film the engine start of the only remaining airworthy Shackleton MR.3 aircraft in the world. I was also lucky enough to be inside during the event filming the action from inside the cockpit. Here are a few of my photos from the day as well as the videos edited by Hilton Mundy.
With the aircraft out of the hangar, and as an added bonus for all the aviation enthusiasts who had gathered for this rare event, they had one of the fire engines give her a wash down which was great to watch. I was still inside and one of the flight crew suddenly asked if all the hatches were closed which sparked a flurry of activity as all the hatches were checked just before the jet of water landed on the side of the fuselage.
It was a fun afternoon and an experience I will remember for many years to come.