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Online Colin Crow

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Ferrie Flight Plan
« on: June 28, 2018, 03:24:29 PM »
Anyone know of the authenticity of this?


Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2018, 10:12:52 AM »
Anyone have samples of Ferrie's handwriting? More info on that Cessna? Did he have access to one in ?63?

Online Mitch Todd

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #2 on: June 30, 2018, 12:11:08 AM »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_T-37_Tweet
First fligh '54...it was likely this one imo.
The "A" was first flown in '64....
Both were 2 seaters.

A Cessna model 37, not a T-37. The C37 appeared in the 30's, and was derived from the C34. It evolved into the C165 Airmaster. The T-37 was a Cessna model 318.

http://www.aviastar.org/air/usa/cessna_34.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cessna_165
http://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Cessna-C-37-Airmaster/1002260



Offline Joffrey van de Wiel

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2018, 02:40:55 AM »
Anyone know of the authenticity of this?



We all know who Hidell (supposedly) was, but any clue who "Lambert' and 'Diaz' are?

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2018, 04:57:26 AM »
We all know who Hidell (supposedly) was, but any clue who "Lambert' and 'Diaz' are?

Does anyone know how and where it appeared.

BTW, most sources I see say the c37/c38/165 max endurance is 4-4.5 hours. The "Ferrie" FP is showing 5.5. Wonder why?
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Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 05:07:52 AM »
Mitch thanks for your input. From my limited understanding it was a Garrison document that was collected by the HSCA.

Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2018, 02:18:29 PM »
Does anyone know how and where it appeared.

BTW, most sources I see say the c37/c38/165 max endurance is 4-4.5 hours. The "Ferrie" FP is showing 5.5. Wonder why?

I saw a quote of C37 range of 550 miles. Hammond to Garland is about 470 miles. However I have seen nothing to suggest the C37 could carry more than pilot and co-pilot.

Offline Ray Mitcham

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2018, 02:25:21 PM »
I saw a quote of C37 range of 550 miles. Hammond to Garland is about 470 miles. However I have seen nothing to suggest the C37 could carry more than pilot and co-pilot.

Colin, according to Wiki. the C37 could carry four people.

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 10 in (10.31 m)
Height: 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Wing area: 180 sq ft (17 m2)
Empty weight: 1,300 lb (590 kg)
Gross weight: 2,220 lb (1,007 kg)
Fuel capacity: 35 US gal (29 imp gal; 130 L)
Powerplant: 1 ? Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

Online Colin Crow

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2018, 02:30:57 PM »
Colin, according to Wiki. the C37 could carry four people.

General characteristics
Crew: 1
Capacity: 3 passengers
Length: 24 ft 10 in (7.57 m)
Wingspan: 33 ft 10 in (10.31 m)
Height: 7 ft 3 in (2.21 m)
Wing area: 180 sq ft (17 m2)
Empty weight: 1,300 lb (590 kg)
Gross weight: 2,220 lb (1,007 kg)
Fuel capacity: 35 US gal (29 imp gal; 130 L)
Powerplant: 1 ? Warner Super Scarab 7-cylinder radial engine, 145 hp (108 kW)

Ah thanks Ray.....I also saw a page that said the fuel capacity could be 45 gallons. Two wing tanks of 17.5 gall and a centre tank of 10 gall. There was also mention of a reserve tank.

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Re: Ferrie Flight Plan
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2018, 02:35:36 PM »
Ah thanks Ray.....I also saw a page that said the fuel capacity could be 45 gallons. Two wing tanks of 17.5 gall and a centre tank of 10 gall. There was also mention of a reserve tank.

What would be the weight of that fuel and four average size passengers, compared to it's 920lbs nett carrying weight?

 

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