VH-WAM Post Painting - Many Years Ago!

by Brett Johnson December. 15, 2019 383 views

VH-WAM Post Paint - circa 2002

The Aero Commander 500 family is a series of light-twin piston-engined and turboprop aircraft originally built by the Aero Design and Engineering Company in the late 1940s, renamed the Aero Commander company in 1950, and a division of Rockwell International from 1965. The initial production version was the 200-mph, seven-seat Aero Commander 520. An improved version, the 500S, manufactured after 1967, is known as the Shrike Commander. Larger variants are known by numerous model names and designations, ranging up to the 330-mph, 11-seat Model 695B/Jetprop 1000B turboprop.

Aero Commander 500U/Shrike Commander

500B with pointed nose and squared off tail, two 290 hp Lycoming IO-540 engines, replaced 500A, 500B, 560F and 680F, 56 built.

Aero Commander 500S/Shrike Commander

500U with minor changes, 316 built.

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John Waco Jr 1 year, 7 months ago

I have not flown Shrike Commander but I have flown in one. I know the doors to the aircraft are both on the port side and can be opened either by clicking on the respective door handles or by using the options menu in the bottom left of the screen.

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Brett Johnson Replied to John Waco Jr 1 year, 7 months ago

No, I don't think that was how they worked, we operated 4 of them and they did not have FSX controls! :-)

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John Waco Jr Replied to Brett Johnson 1 year, 7 months ago

Sorry it was the Carenado 500s Shrike Aero Commander

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Brett Johnson Replied to John Waco Jr 1 year, 7 months ago

OK!

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Benny Law 1 year, 7 months ago

That's a beauty. Pointed nose and smooth curves.

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Brett Johnson Replied to Benny Law 1 year, 7 months ago

...she was a great aircraft to fly, often as low as 50m above the ground, maneuverable, stable, safe and reliable. The old addage, if it looks right it flys right!

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