GDs Fun Flights - Alouette III

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GDs Fun Flights - Alouette III

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Post by great dane » Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:27 pm

So finally a few pics from last weekends little outing to Krugersdorp.

Arrived early morning at the Helivate base at FAKR for a 15 minute flight on the absolutely mint 1970-vintage ZS-RNV Aérospatiale SA-316B Alouette III. Here the "Beast'' as they have named it after being towed out of the hanger.
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR3 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Posing with the wife before the flight
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR7 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

And off we went on our short but very enjoyable ride
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR1 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

We were mostly hanging around the airfield at low level, but we still managed to see giraffes and hippos in the nextdoor game reserve and also this little waterfall
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR6 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Our pilot was Helivate Boss Hayley Cumming-Stewardson
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR2 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

After our flight we were hanging around to enjoy the flying from the ground - here the "Beast" in its element (is ex. SAAF 617)
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR4 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

And we say goodbye with a wave :bye1:
ImageZS-RNV_09Dec17-FAKR5 by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

/Michael :cool2:



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Dec 15, 2017 2:42 pm

Michael, fantastic pictures. That is definitely a Bucket List item, and so close on our doorstep to do :thinking:



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Post by Raffles » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:53 am

Yeah and the Alo has panoramic windows! Thanks for sharing!



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