Aero Ae-45 - Prague, CZ
Posted by: ToRo61
N 50° 06.456 E 014° 16.077
33U E 447653 N 5550849
Quick Description: A plane in an airport arrival lounge
Location: Hlavni mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Date Posted: 4/17/2011 6:46:50 AM
Waymark Code: WMB7XK
The Aero 45 - a twin piston-engined civil utility aircraft produced in Czechoslovakia after World War II. It was the first product of the nation's post-war aviation industry and proved a great success, with many of the 590 produced exported.
Ae-45 prototypes were widely advertised abroad. In August 1949 Jan Anderle won Norton Griffiths Race in Great Britain. They also set several international records. As a result, apart from Eastern Bloc countries, the plane was also bought by Italy and Switzerland. On 10-11 August 1958 an Italian Ae-45 flew 3000 kilometers from South America to Dakar across southern Atlantic (as the first Czechoslovak-built aircraft), in 1981 Jon Svensen flew Ae-45S from Europe to the USA.
This type was used in Czechoslovakia and was exported to the People's Republic of China, East Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Romania, Soviet Union and Switzerland.
Type of Aircraft: (make/model): Aero Ae-45
Construction:: original aircraft
Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): an airport arrival lounge
inside / outside: inside
Tail Number: (S/N): Not listed
Other Information:: Not listed
Access restrictions: Not listed
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