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Nearest airport/tarred airstrip to Vrede...

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Post by avi-addict » Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:08 pm

Can anyone please help me with this? Someone needs to know where the nearest airport is to Vrede or even an asphalt landing strip ..it's for business reasons.

Enige iemand wat vir my kan sê waar die naaste lughawe of geteerde landing fasiliteite is aan die Vrystaatse dorp Vrede asb.Baie dankie by voorbaat.





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Post by Raffles » Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:19 pm

This story took place when Pontius was a student pilot.
I used to help at the local scout troop since I was a scout in my school days, and two of them were school mates of my younger brother.
When I was building hours for my comm license, I had to fly anyway so i took them to Vrede in a C172 to complete one of their qualifications.
We landed there, parked the plane, and then hiked off to the Tafelberg. We camped overnight and returned the next day.
I probably wouldn't try that now because of the security problem in the country.



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Post by happyskipper » Thu Jun 02, 2016 1:14 pm

Raffles wrote:This story took place when Pontius was a student pilot.
I used to help at the local scout troop since I was a scout in my school days, and two of them were school mates of my younger brother.
When I was building hours for my comm license, I had to fly anyway so i took them to Vrede in a C172 to complete one of their qualifications.
We landed there, parked the plane, and then hiked off to the Tafelberg. We camped overnight and returned the next day.
I probably wouldn't try that now because of the security problem in the country.


Speaking of Pontius..... My Dad always claimed that he was Pontius' instructor...... :gooneybird:



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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Jun 02, 2016 4:06 pm

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Post by Raffles » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:37 pm

The airfield has moved from where it was when I went there.

Also, note that it might be a privately owned airstrip in which case permission from the owners will be needed.



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Post by gear up » Thu Jun 02, 2016 6:57 pm

I think FANC is the nearest tarred strip :anyone:


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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:27 pm

gear up wrote:I think FANC is the nearest tarred strip :anyone:

That or Harrismith :anyone:



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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:46 pm

Harrismith is private now


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Post by happyskipper » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:01 pm

Hmmm - Looks like FAOR or FAGM is the closest "Airport"...... :yikes:



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Post by Raffles » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:09 pm

The only thing is that it is a 100km or more to drive to Vrede from those places.
Frankfort is not that far away but I am not sure whether the runway is any good.



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Post by Raffles » Thu Jun 02, 2016 11:28 pm

We still don't know what aircraft type. Standerton is only 50 odd km away but I don't see the airfield on GE



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Post by 87Juliet » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:06 am

Raffles wrote:The only thing is that it is a 100km or more to drive to Vrede from those places.
Frankfort is not that far away but I am not sure whether the runway is any good.


Frankfort is grass too.



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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Jun 03, 2016 8:06 am

I suggest taking a helichopter - problem solved :haha:



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Post by Propnut » Fri Jun 03, 2016 5:09 pm

Bell 407 wrote:I suggest taking a helichopter - problem solved :haha:


Wise words 407. :clap:



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Post by Moertoe Pilut » Sat Jun 04, 2016 2:11 am

Bell 407 wrote:I suggest taking a helichopter - problem solved :haha:
So what Sir 407 is saying Avi, is that he will take "Boetie" there in his helicopter. :utheman:



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