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by happyskipper
Thu Aug 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds
Replies: 9
Views: 143
Mozambique

Re: Crashed Wonderboom plane crew ‘weren’t qualified’, report finds

My post [below] was intended for Avcom - but I refuse to entertain some of the "experts" there any longer. The following can be verified as being fact - if one is interested in the truth, and not out to bolster one's ego. And there we have it folks - a post by one of the top pilots in SAA, Captain K...
by happyskipper
Mon Jul 30, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: Happy Skipper in the news again
Replies: 5
Views: 140
Mozambique

Re: Happy Skipper in the news again

Thanks guys - I am a very HAPPY Skipper
by happyskipper
Sun Jul 29, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead
Replies: 6
Views: 105
Mozambique

Re: "Duck Boat" capsizes during storm at lake in Missouri - 17 dead

A few observations - if I may: 1. The photo in the video, taken "just before the boat capsized and sank" show the vessel/vehicle exactly 90 degrees to the wind and waves. Not a good idea, in heavy weather - perhaps the engine had already died by then, due to water in the bilges, thus causing lack of...
by happyskipper
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk / I Want To Know ...
Topic: Fastjet/Solenta partnership in Mozambique
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Mozambique

Re: Fastjet/Solenta partnership in Mozambique

HS, there is/was a Fastjet pilot on Instagram who actively posts his flying experiences. He has been going nuts with posts from their forays into Mozambique over the past month or so. Try contacting him and seeing what he has to say? Search for his handle at "swpurvis" Edit: Just found ou...
by happyskipper
Wed Jan 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen from my "Stoep"
Replies: 83
Views: 3670
Mozambique

Re: Seen from my "Stoep"

Bell 407 wrote:HS, that looked ugly :stupid2:


Yup, not something I would want to see from a cockpit..... :yikes:
by happyskipper
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen from my "Stoep"
Replies: 83
Views: 3670
Mozambique

Re: Seen from my "Stoep"

After the storm...... :thumbsup1:

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by happyskipper
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen from my "Stoep"
Replies: 83
Views: 3670
Mozambique

Re: Seen from my "Stoep"

Seen from my stoep today - a really violent storm - that lasted 30 - 45 minutes and was gone..... https://scontent.fmpm2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/26239263_10209149087559154_7952947660538237738_n.jpg?oh=5ea7827cd9a1e214c89cd36f775c50cc&oe=5AEAF9F0 https://scontent.fmpm2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/2...
by happyskipper
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Hangar Talk / I Want To Know ...
Topic: Fastjet/Solenta partnership in Mozambique
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Mozambique

Fastjet/Solenta partnership in Mozambique

Does anyone have any idea what Fastjet/Solenta have planned in Mozambique?

I am trying to make sense of the current route structures of the various airlines operating to/from and within Mozambique - and can't get any info on Fastjet's plans.... :anyone:
by happyskipper
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:51 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: Missing Argentine Submarine
Replies: 6
Views: 648
Mozambique

Re: Missing Argentine Submarine

Dunno - subs aren't my forte', Raffles - I like to keep my boats above the water.....
by happyskipper
Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 487
Mozambique

Re: Malawian Lakestar Express to start 2018

Club Mak se gat: check out Danforth Yachting:Here
by happyskipper
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:47 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Mozambique

Re: Airbus H125 Helicopter down at Lake Nakuru, Kenya - 5 fatalities

Apparently a bunch of party animals decided to go for an early morning flip around the lake after a long night of heavy drinking - including the pilut.


https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001258021/mystery-as-5-people-die-in-lake-nakuru-chopper-crash
by happyskipper
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: OR Tambo Airport Security Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Mozambique

Re: OR Tambo Airport Security Warning

I know of no case where a person was arrested after a legal shooting. Don't believe the press..... They are in the business of selling news, and headlines that say "Home owner shot criminal dead, SAPS took his statement and released him until the Inquest" don't sell newspapers.... Often th...
by happyskipper
Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:13 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Swazi Airways shuts down after failing to launch
Replies: 10
Views: 467
Mozambique

Re: Swazi Airways shuts down after failing to launch

Livery a bit better than the old Royal Swazi livery... picture of two worms fornicating on the tail You mean this one, Raffles? https://fb-s-a-a.akamaihd.net/h-ak-fbx/v/t1.0-9/20729670_10208263079129497_7719715718624302330_n.jpg?oh=ca066e721a373ce096d271fa6cbb0150&oe=5A2E8C9F&__gda__=151341...
by happyskipper
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: OR Tambo Airport Security Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Mozambique

Re: OR Tambo Airport Security Warning

Not really correct, Raffles old chap. Having been in that uncomfortable situation, I do know what I am talking about. The wording is that you must "... believe that your life was in immediate danger". Now, the law is unable to know definitively what you believed, or thought at the time... ...
by happyskipper
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Inverted SA Flag Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Mozambique

Re: Inverted SA Flag Campaign

Well, we tried - the outcome was pretty much predetermined, but we had to give it a go....
I made a lot of friends, and contacts from every race group in the process - in fact I found more Black people were prepared to get off their asses to march, protest and collaborate than whites.....
by happyskipper
Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: OR Tambo Airport Security Warning
Replies: 7
Views: 389
Mozambique

OR Tambo Airport Security Warning

I don't know if this has been shared before, but I booked my annual holiday flight home to SA from Mozambique, and received the following warning: The U.S. Embassy advises U.S. citizens to exercise caution when arranging ground transportation from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg to ho...
by happyskipper
Mon Aug 07, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Inverted SA Flag Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Mozambique

Re: Inverted SA Flag Campaign

The secret vote will go ahead tomorrow - now we just need him out....
by happyskipper
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Inverted SA Flag Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Mozambique

Re: Inverted SA Flag Campaign

Well, the change may not be immediate, but that does not mean that we stop trying....
by happyskipper
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Inverted SA Flag Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Mozambique

Re: Inverted SA Flag Campaign

Why would anyone want to leave SA - if we can just get a government that works, a president that's honest, and do away with BBEEE life would be great...
by happyskipper
Wed Jul 26, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Inverted SA Flag Campaign
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Mozambique

Inverted SA Flag Campaign

Hi all - I don't know if this is acceptable here, if not - please delete the thread, mods. Jacob Zuma is facing his Vote of No Confidence in Parliament on Tuesday 8th August 2017. There are various protests, candle light vigils etc being planned. Not all of us can attend, or live in areas where it i...