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by avi-addict
Mon May 15, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Brother Propnut!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Happy Birthday Brother Propnut!

Speaking of books, Proppies you might try John J Nance's latest "LOCKOUT"...quite a scary read and by all means possible .
by avi-addict
Mon May 15, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Brother Propnut!
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Happy Birthday Brother Propnut!

ASKIES PROPS. Late as always. May you have nice hot sunshine this winter or in absence of it, a nice crackling fire to warm your body, an interesting book on yr lap and a nice cuppa or glass of wine to face yet another year in yr life to 'tackle'. A belated b'day wish from me to you. ♡
by avi-addict
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: Cape Town to Brisbane
Replies: 7
Views: 390

Re: Cape Town to Brisbane

Many moons ago spotted a few 'Dragonairs' on the tarmac of the then Kai Tak airport.
by avi-addict
Sun Apr 23, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Tannie Avi's Library
Topic: "LOCKOUT" - John J. Nance's new aviation thriller is out
Replies: 4
Views: 616

Re: "LOCKOUT" - John J. Nance's new aviation thriller is out

My nerves are ripped in strips. 'Lockout' is nerve wrecking. Son Hendrè got me a kindle copy from Amazon ... so far so, ah, mmm, spooky, breath takingly thrilling.
by avi-addict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo

ouch....pleks they pulled their guns!!!!!
by avi-addict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 10:35 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo
Replies: 4
Views: 315

Re: R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo

Johannesburg – A total of R24 million was stolen from a plane at OR Tambo International Airport on Tuesday evening, sources told News24. After SAA flight 294 landed, people in a marked police vehicle intercepted the money. A white Mercedes-Benz is believed to have been used in the operation. Hawks s...
by avi-addict
Wed Mar 08, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo
Replies: 4
Views: 315

R24m 'police car' heist at OR Tambo

No injuries, flights unaffected after 'R24m' robbery at OR Tambo Selene Brophy | Traveller24 23:42 07/03/2017Cape Town - SAA spokesperson Tlali Tlali confirmed no injuries nor delays have been caused by an alleged cargo robbery of one of its inter-continental flights on Tuesday evening. Airports Com...
by avi-addict
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cool airplane pics from wherever (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 7782

Re: Cool aerie pics from wherever (2017)

Yup...my ride to Hong Kong March/April 1987 (The year of the Helderberg disaster) was the "MATROOSBERG' B747-SP
After 3 weeks spending with Far Eastern cultures, customs and food, that ORANGE TAIL was the most wonderful sight on the day of our departure back to SA.
by avi-addict
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Four Engine Jock
Replies: 5
Views: 646

Re: Happy Birthday Four Engine Jock

:bday3:Hope you had just a good and happy day.
by avi-addict
Sat Mar 04, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: Why so many small airplane accidents lately? - John J Nance.
Replies: 2
Views: 400

Why so many small airplane accidents lately? - John J Nance.

Why So Many Small Airplane Accidents Lately? It does seem like a legitimate question. For the past few months it seems there is seldom a day that goes by without a report of a small plane being involved in either a close call or an accident, many of them fatal. I’ve been running as many numbers as I...
by avi-addict
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Dusk Flight with Boepie and Gear Up, FAOR - FBSK
Replies: 7
Views: 462

Re: Dusk Flight with Boepie and Gear Up, FAOR - FBSK

:avelina: I was just behind you but you didn't see me.......
by avi-addict
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:20 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Preliminary report: Comair B734 drops wheel while landing
Replies: 4
Views: 364

Preliminary report: Comair B734 drops wheel while landing

Comair B734 dropped wheel on landing at Johannesburg on Dec 6th 2016 A Comair Boeing 737-400, registration ZS-OAP performing flight MN-6282/BA-6282 from Victoria Falls (Zimbabwe) to Johannesburg (South Africa), landed on Johannesburg's runway 03R but dropped the #3 (inboard right hand) main wheel o...
by avi-addict
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m

Mods, tnx for editing the original post.....this was so 'fresh' on the news, that there wasn't an official news clip on internet yet.
by avi-addict
Sun Feb 19, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m

I won't be surprised if some of our 'law enforcement' officials have a finger in the pie.....bribe money often comes in handy......
by avi-addict
Sat Feb 18, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m

Sars bags largest cocaine bust worth R78m Pretoria - Cocaine worth an estimated street value of R78m was confiscated at the Oliver Tambo International Airport by SARS Customs officials on Saturday. Sars group executive Babs Naidoo said this marks the biggest ever cocaine bust by customs officials i...
by avi-addict
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:23 pm
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Happy Birthday Great Dane
Replies: 7
Views: 592

Re: Happy Birthday Great Dane

And Liewe Heksie will be the last as always....trust you had an eventful day filled with lots of surprises....Belated Happy B'day.
by avi-addict
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: All In A Days Work
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: All In A Days Work

"We're landing in the floods.....just landing in the floods....what a glorious feeling to be on ground again....tra...la..la...la..."
by avi-addict
Fri Feb 17, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Bloem Airport Arrest
Replies: 4
Views: 268

Re: Bloem Airport Arrest

Drug money?
by avi-addict
Wed Feb 15, 2017 6:27 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Comair to bid for Air Botswana - CEO
Replies: 0
Views: 148

Comair to bid for Air Botswana - CEO

Comair to bid for Air Botswana – CEO Court awards airline more than R1 billion in an antitrust dispute with South African Airways.TJ Strydom, Reuters  /  15 February 2017 14:05JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s Comair will submit a proposal to Botswana take over the nation’s carrier, Comair’s chief execu...