Aero Ae-45 - Raná, Czech Republic
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member ToRo61
N 50° 24.679 E 013° 46.861
33U E 413388 N 5585074
Quick Description: Aero Ae-45 - Raná
Location: Ústecký kraj, Czechia
Date Posted: 7/16/2017 12:26:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMW6FP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
Views: 21

Long Description:
The Aero 45 (visit link) - 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

Tail Number: (S/N): 49018 - OK-DHG

Construction:: original aircraft

Location (park, airport, museum, etc.): in centre of Raná village

inside / outside: outside

Other Information::
beside Raná village is located one of the most popular airport for a gliders and motorized gliders: http://www.waymarking.com/waymarks/WMW6FM_Ran_Airport_Ran_Czech_Republic


Access restrictions: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Photo of aircraft (required - will be interesting to see if the aircraft is ever repainted or progress if being restored)
Photo of serial number (required unless there is not one or it is a replica)
Photo(s) of any artwork on the aircraft (optional but interesting)

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