GDs Fun Flights - Heli flips at Rand airshow

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GDs Fun Flights - Heli flips at Rand airshow

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Postby great dane » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:56 am

Just a few pics from a couple flips I made at the Rand airshow, where Henley, NAC and Capital were selling short flips at R220. 5-6 choppers flying throughout the day.

I opted for two flights with B407s friends at Henley Air as they were operating the two for me most interesting choppers of the day, both being new sub-sub-types for me.

First up was ZS-HDX Bell 206L-1 LongRanger II which apparently has a slightly less powerful engine than the LongRanger IIIs I have been on before (If it hasn't been updated to L-3 standards)
ImageZS-HDX1_20Aug17-FAGM by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Managed to get a seat up front :Like:
ImageZS-HDX2_20Aug17-FAGM by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Next was ZS-HVY Bell 206B-2 JetRanger II - a 1974 vintage (incidentally same vintage as me) and the oldest chopper I have been on.
(the technical stuff - a B-2 is apparently an original 206B upgraded to B-3 standards - upgraded engine and tail rotor)
ImageZS-HVY2_20Aug17-FAGM by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

View in the back not quite as good as up front
ImageZS-HVY1_20Aug17-FAGM by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

In exactly one week it is time for a month of Europe for me - so more flying to be done. 14 sectors booked but I suspect I will find another couple :cool2:

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Heli flips at Rand airshow

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 9:08 am

great dane wrote:Managed to get a seat up front :Like:

Fantastic picture Michael. Love the bank angle over the lake. Nice to get some new sub-sub types on your logbook :thumbsup1:

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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Heli flips at Rand airshow

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Postby gear up » Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:25 pm

Awesome report GD :thanx:
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Re: GDs Fun Flights - Heli flips at Rand airshow

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Postby Raffles » Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:29 pm

Thanks for sharing! :champion:


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