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by Propnut
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:36 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries
Replies: 6
Views: 94
South Africa

Re: Grounded SA Express scrambling to pay June salaries

Am I wrong in thinking that some of the SA Express aircraft are still flying?
by Propnut
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)
Replies: 5
Views: 121
South Africa

Re: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)

Thanks Howie. The B747 may have been the Queen of the Sky, but the A380 will surely qualify as the Lady of the Sky.
by Propnut
Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)
Replies: 5
Views: 121
South Africa

Re: Emirates: first A380 full landing gear change (video)

My question would be, why change all five sets of legs? Do they have a sell-by-date in terms of landing cycles?
by Propnut
Mon Jun 11, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen in The Cockpit
Replies: 60
Views: 2275
South Africa

Re: Seen in The Cockpit

I was down at the beachfront around mid-day and the helicopter traffic was intense.
by Propnut
Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Massive search for missing aircraft, KZN pilot
Replies: 1
Views: 90
South Africa

Massive search for missing aircraft, KZN pilot

Just read that a massive search and rescue was launched and is now in it's 5th day. A 61-year-old pilot who has 38 years of experience, took off from Newcastle last week and was heading towards the coast - possibly to land at St Lucia. So far the searchers have turned up empty handed.
by Propnut
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen in The Cockpit
Replies: 60
Views: 2275
South Africa

Re: Seen in The Cockpit

The magic of high altitude aviation - jet exhaust gasses go from blistering hot to ice cold in 40 metres. Very cool.
by Propnut
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Spurned by airlines, first A380 jets to be stripped for parts
Replies: 3
Views: 70
South Africa

Re: Spurned by airlines, first A380 jets to be stripped for parts

Watching them from the plot in Pretoria I an always astounded by the way they just slowly "float" by.
by Propnut
Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:19 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: SAA CEO takes R100 000 bet on national carrier's future
Replies: 3
Views: 62
South Africa

Re: SAA CEO takes R100 000 bet on national carrier's future

I am going to take a lotto, as I think I have a better chance of winning before 31 March 2021.
by Propnut
Mon Jun 04, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: B733 ZS-TGB on contract for Royal Jordanian
Replies: 195
Views: 6837
South Africa

Re: B733 ZS-TGB on contract for Royal Jordanian

After all those flying hours TGB still has a "new" shiny look about her. Boepie do you still use a camel to reach the front windows to clean them?
by Propnut
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: B407gx ZS-ROB around Gauteng
Replies: 10
Views: 406
South Africa

Re: B407gx ZS-ROB around Gauteng

Pilots growing up with ROB will never know the feel of fresh wind in your face, the smell of Castrol oil, and the throb and vibration of the power plant. Navigation was much easier, just a map over your knee and reference points on the ground. A GPS?? Never heard of that.
by Propnut
Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Jayawijaya B732 dropped thrust reverser and veered off runway on landing
Replies: 5
Views: 110
South Africa

Re: Jayawijaya B732 dropped thrust reverser and veered off runway on landing

Pulling a loaded aircraft out of a soft off-runway area will be a challenge. The stress on all three landing gear must be enormous to cope with the friction of the soft earth quick stop.
by Propnut
Mon May 28, 2018 8:12 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: What an Abortion
Replies: 5
Views: 99
South Africa

Re: What an Abortion

Well the Abortion won by 64%, so only a third were finally left on the No side of the fence.
by Propnut
Sat May 26, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH370 B777-200 Missing (239 onboard) Update: debris found off Mozambique and on South African beaches
Replies: 244
Views: 12292
South Africa

Re: Malaysia Airlines MH370 B777-200 Missing (239 onboard) Update: debris found off Mozambique and on South African beac

It is not for a lack of searching for some wreckage, just such a huge expanse of ocean to look through for such a small target. In years to come, the evidence of wreckage may be found, but by more than luck than anything else. I read in this last week of the recent discovery after 70 years, of a mis...
by Propnut
Sat May 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: What an Abortion
Replies: 5
Views: 99
South Africa

Re: What an Abortion

407 according to yesterdays SKY News, the poll has tipped to the side of those in favour for the first time. Whichever way the poll indicates, it will be a close race to the last counted vote.
by Propnut
Sat May 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: SAA confirms loss of R5.7bn over past financial year
Replies: 1
Views: 44
South Africa

Re: SAA confirms loss of R5.7bn over past financial year

You don't have to be a rocket scientist to realise that something is amiss at SAA when the losses are in BILLIONS. I am not sure of how many airlines are operating in South Africa, but all seem to be surviving financially in their own airspace. If SAA had to be rescued it should start with one aircr...
by Propnut
Fri May 25, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 982
South Africa

Re: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018

Raffles wrote:
Wed May 23, 2018 10:03 am
Good morning Propnut, I sent you a picture on Skype a while back.
Got the horse picture, thanks. The family grows up so fast, you will soon be walking down the isle. :outtahere:
by Propnut
Wed May 09, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 982
South Africa

Re: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018

The family is our on a plot in Mnandi, west Magalies side of Pretoria,near the Copperleaf Golf Estate. With Eagle Creek close by there is a lit of light and micro aircraft activity, especially over the weekends. Helicopters track across the plot towards Hartebeestport Dam on a daily basis.
by Propnut
Tue May 08, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018
Replies: 25
Views: 982
South Africa

Re: Moré / Hoezit / Morning / Hosh Pagamies ... 2018

Well I am still keeping Durban busy, although my monthly trips to Pretoria/Magalies do take me out of the loop for a while. Between the grandchildren and the animals on the plot the laptop takes a huge nosedive.
by Propnut
Mon May 07, 2018 7:34 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: RIP iFlyAfrica.info
Replies: 36
Views: 1232
South Africa

Re: RIP iFlyAfrica.info

Well I am sure that the earlier comments made on this thread covering ex iFlyAfrica members, still stand.