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El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Mike » Mon Oct 19, 2020 3:24 pm

These are excellent photos Raphael, welcome to the forum and we would love to see some more please. :) :thumb:
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Post by andygolfer » Mon Oct 19, 2020 4:06 pm

excellent photos and rare indeed, welcome to the forum and as Mike said - more please!

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by acw367 » Mon Oct 19, 2020 5:45 pm

Nice pictures and lovely scenery in the background. Would like to fly around those hills and forests.
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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by PorkScratching » Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:11 pm

Love the Bonanzas and backdrops.

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by RaphaelB » Tue Oct 20, 2020 12:02 am

I always have admired the brit photos of Central America area; so I started doing it myself.


ImageYS-361PE 28 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

The aircraft inside this hangar have been stored for at least ten years (some of them) with no flying. This PA-28-140 was recently put into airworthy condition.

ImageYS-289P 28 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr


At the time of this photo, this PA-28-235 had 18 years of being inactive. This is one of that "hidden" subjects
ImageYS-22C 28 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

Before being re-regd as N3805W this PA-32-260 was registered as YS-28C. It's last flight was in 2002. All the airplanes inside this old hangar were owned by an air taxi company that was very popular on 1970/80s. At that time El Salvador was in the middle of a civil war, so land travel was dangerous, many people flew on air taxi to their jobs on the far cities / towns. I am pretty sure this Cherokee Six had more than 9 hours of daily flight these days.

ImageN3805W 28 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

This C-180J got a new life after being put into auction after serving to the police. It was regd as YS-150P in 1982 to the National Cartography Institute, then re-regd as YS-03N for the police, and in 2009 changed back to YS-150P.

ImageRaphael Belthrand - MSSS - 14 SEP 2019 - YS-150P 2 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

Another old derelict air taxi. Again, almost 20 years of no flying. This photo was before being scrapped.
ImageYS-38C 21 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

ImageMSSS - 18 AUG 2018 - YS-138P by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

Guatemalan registered but based at El Salvador. 260hp engines make a nice sound.
ImageTG-CAM MSSS 21 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

All corporate jets have N regs. A thing of taxes and easier american paperwork

ImageN72LA 21 JUL 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

This was an skydiving saturday; so, cars are in the grass with the crowd.

ImageN679LG 4 AUG 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

Need to learn to use ISO/Exposure properly

ImageYS-1100P - MSSS - 11 AUG 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

Another Guatemala reg based on neighbor country

ImageTG-EAM - MSSS - 11 AUG 2018 by Cloudrifter, en Flickr

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by tb2 » Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:12 am

Excellent photos.

More please!

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Twinpin » Tue Oct 20, 2020 9:14 am

Always good to see something from a more exotic location. There must be some goodies to be found in the wrecks and relics category.

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Mike » Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:57 pm

Many thanks for the additional photos, the old hangar looks in really bad condition - is it safe to go in there? :)
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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by RaphaelB » Tue Oct 20, 2020 2:57 pm

Mike wrote:
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:57 pm
Many thanks for the additional photos, the old hangar looks in really bad condition - is it safe to go in there? :)
You will not believe that hangar looked exactly how it looked like in 1969, I think the remaining blue paint on the walls is the original from 1960s. I took a pair of photos of the exterior. I will look into my disks to find more. Hangar was demolished on January this year and a new one took its place.

Inside the dust and scrap in this hangar I found some old aircraft pieces, some showing reg numbers. I did not have my 30D camera with me that time, so my potato phone images are the only reference. If anyone is interested I can find them and post.


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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Wallie » Thu Oct 22, 2020 4:05 pm

Never been in El Salvador, but they really have some nice aircrafts. :thumb:
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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Mike » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:03 pm

Thanks for the excellent additional photos, it looks like a nice part of the world to live in. Do you travel to any of the other countries in your area with your camera? :)
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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by mikee7 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:04 pm

Great to see some shots from somewhere different. As everyone else has said more photos if you have them.

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by RaphaelB » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:08 pm

Mike wrote:
Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:03 pm
Thanks for the excellent additional photos, it looks like a nice part of the world to live in. Do you travel to any of the other countries in your area with your camera? :)
Well; the country business world is slowly getting more confident with the government economy plan, so I think aviation is recovering from hard times (more new aircraft incoming/moving on). Aviation was a bit more sparse ten years ago.

I haven't got the time to go outside (and making airport visits), I just have finished the uni this month, so I hope upcoming months some more activity. Also waiting to COVID-19 times get better and make easier to hang out there!

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Re: El Salvador (YS) current aircraft

Post by Mike » Fri Oct 23, 2020 3:16 pm

Thanks for the reply, sounds like your economy is slowly getting better but Covid really isn't helping things anywhere in the world, sadly.

Good luck with it all, Raphael. :thumb:
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