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    Avro Shackleton - Pelican 16

    I ran across this video on U-Tube today. I'd never heard of this story before. You will need about an hour to watch both parts of this remarkable story, of an amazing airplane and a great crew. It's worth it.

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    Sad but interesting story for sure. Too bad she never made it back to the UK.

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    We, at Ysterplaat Air Force Base in Cape Town, have the last remaining Shackleton MR3, known as Pelican 1722.
    There are, it is said, a few hours left in her, but, not enough man hours to train new crew, additionally, as she is a heritage aircraft, she stays grounded.
    However, on the last Saturday of each month, she gets taken out of her hanger & gets her engines started up.
    We aslo have built a Shack simulator on a trailor as well.

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