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by great dane
Mon Oct 16, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

Thanks again Mr. Bell! After arrival at Riga I had some time to spend but not really enough to venture into town, so obviously I decided to have a look at the Aviation Museum at the airport. Sadly there was no one around to let me in so had to peek through the fence. Pretty messy place but with a fi...
by great dane
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

Thanks once again GD for taking us on an armchair ride with you, as you visit some places in far away countries that some of us have never heard of. The detail you capture in your photographs is matched in your description or comment. Many thanks for the flowers :thanx: While waiting for my flight ...
by great dane
Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:33 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Seven killed in Angola plane crash
Replies: 3
Views: 341
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Re: Seven killed in Angola plane crash

:rip2:
D2-FDO at Kruger September 2012 for maintenance
ImageD2-FDO_13Sep12-FAKN by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr
by great dane
Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Helicopter Pictures
Replies: 280
Views: 15917
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Re: Helicopter Pictures

Not the worlds best photo - shot during taxi in a Aegean A320 at Athens - but thought SX-HPB MBB Bo-105CBS-5 of the Hellenic Police was fairly interesting. At least first time I see a Bo-105 with such a pointy nose. Behind is MBB Bk-117C1 of the Hellenic Fire Sevices. Also quite surprised by the siz...
by great dane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 107
Views: 4118
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Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Highlight was the visit of this Cessna Demonstrator - N985BC Cessna 680A Citation Latitude https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4448/37626013072_0c22165775_b.jpg N985BC_12Oct17-FALA2 by Aviation Adventures South Africa , on Flickr https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4496/23805731178_cf046c89c9_b.jpg N985BC_12O...
by great dane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 107
Views: 4118
Denmark

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Quick Lanseria visit this afternoon - very nice light already around 16:00 :Like: Former Botswana Casa 235. Was sold to to Togo Air Force as 5V-MBM years ago but deal apparently failed as aircraft never left Lanseria. First it became ZS-SOO and as can be seen now ZU-SOO. Surely the largest aircraft ...
by great dane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flying for the "Fruity" airline
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Denmark

Re: Flying for the "Fruity" airline

gear up wrote:A cockpit pic of some of the snow as far down as Umtata yesterday

Yeah, that is more like it :dance:

ZS-SJP I see. Have you been through the whole fleet yet?
by great dane
Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

Thx guys :thumbsup1: What pizza did you have :thinking: Quattro Formagi. If I have to be honest the choice to go Italian was made mainly because it was the only place in the terminal I could find that had reasonable views of the ramps of FBOs Abelag and ExecuJet. Outside the restaurant was this love...
by great dane
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

After the much needed Pizza I had a look around and found PH-KZU Fokker 70 of KLM Cityhopper in the special Anthony Fokker colour scheme to mark the retirement of the type at the end of October this year. Would have been nice with a F70 goodbye flight but guess I shouldn't be greedy. The blue tailed...
by great dane
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:50 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Storm in Durban 10 Oct
Replies: 3
Views: 82
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Re: Storm in Durban 10 Oct

Good to hear you are safe and the house is relatively intact
by great dane
Tue Oct 10, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

Welcome back Michael. Can't believe its been a whole month. Lucky you. Looking forward to the rest of the trip as you slowly post your pics. Thanks Marc. And yes it will probably take some time to get through them all. Next flight up was on the Austrian Airlines Embraer 195 from Vienna to Brussels,...
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017
Replies: 11
Views: 204
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Re: Air France A388 fan and engine inlet separated over Greenland Sep 30th 2017

Bell 407 wrote:Debris found in Greenland.

Image

Not nice pieces to have fall out of the sky and hit your head :thinking:
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)
Replies: 107
Views: 4118
Denmark

Re: Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

Gooneybird wrote:Saw this "lad" this morning at FALA - (Wonder why not at FAWK)

Nice :good:

From what I have been told: "Better service and less bureaucracy at Lanseria".
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:33 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Container catches fire while being loaded into B777
Replies: 3
Views: 80
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Container catches fire while being loaded into B777

Cargo container catches fire while being loaded into American Airlines B777 http://newsinflight.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Screen-Shot-2017-10-09-at-7.49.12-pm-770x428.png http://newsinflight.com/2017/10/09/cargo-container-catches-fire-while-being-loaded-into-american-airlines-b777/ Cargo conta...
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

Finally back in South Africa after almost a full month in Europe, all the above mentioned flights went according to plan with the expected equipment, so managed to get 8 new types. Some more from the 1 hours Swiss CS100 flight from Zurich to Vienna First a pic of CS100 sistership HB-JBF departing wh...
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Flying for the "Fruity" airline
Replies: 9
Views: 242
Denmark

Re: Flying for the "Fruity" airline

Yeah !!

Congrats GU, happy and safe flying :dance:

Will surely check if you are flying on my next fruity flight :good:
by great dane
Mon Oct 09, 2017 1:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: B407gx ZS-ROB around Gauteng
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Denmark

Re: B407gx ZS-ROB around Gauteng

Very nice Mr Bell 407 :thumbsup1:
by great dane
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017
Replies: 20
Views: 484
Denmark

Re: GDs Fun Flights - Europe 2017

So first four sectors completed - all according to plan so flown in three new types :dance: First off was the longest and least interesting of the flight. HB-JMC a 2003 vintage Airbus A340-313 of Swiss. Left Jo'burg in darkness and it was still dark when we arrived Zurich so not much in terms of pic...
by great dane
Wed Sep 06, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Freight Dogs Anonymous (OOTSK)
Topic: GECAS Plans to Convert a Further 30 737-800s to Freighters
Replies: 11
Views: 229
Denmark

Re: GECAS Plans to Convert a Further 30 737-800s to Freighters

Well done Thabo and team :clap:

Now if we could just get some more combis :cool2:

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