Seen at FALA (Lanseria)

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Post by Raffles » Fri Aug 03, 2018 11:00 pm

Some Aero Commander trivia from Wikipedia
In 1950, when the developers were working to satisfy Civil Aeronautics Authority (CAA) regulations for certification of the 500, they chose a novel method of demonstrating its single-engine safety and performance: they removed one of the two-bladed propellers, secured it in the aft cabin, and flew from Bethany to Washington, D.C. on one engine. There they met with CAA personnel, then replaced the propeller and returned to Oklahoma in the conventional manner. The flight received nationwide coverage in the press.[9][10]

However, the stunt had been performed with the propeller stowed inside the aircraft, rather than dragging in the open on the front of the engine (as would happen in an actual engine failure). Consequently, the famous demonstration did not demonstrate an actual failed-engine scenario (in which the propeller normally creates substantial drag, and adds to single-engine control and performance problems).[9][10][11]



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Post by Propnut » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:16 am

FSX and X-Plane very much on the back burner now. The pic was an 87J exclusive. My main time is split between The Hunter Classic and Silent Hunter 5. Learning to correctly navigate in flight sim was great, but in SH5 real navigation takes you into a whole new set of new brain teasers.

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Post by Photon » Sun Aug 05, 2018 12:41 pm

Today I have some take-off pics of an interesting turboprop that we don't see often at Lanseria.
Piper PA-46-500TP Meridian ZS-TAY (TAY is a 2007 model, after 2015 the Piper Meridians were referred to as Piper M500's)
1 Aug 2018

Image3L9A5993a-res by omer mees, on Flickr

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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Aug 05, 2018 5:28 pm

That is such a beast of an aircraft. Like the colour scheme too :good:



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Post by Propnut » Mon Aug 06, 2018 8:16 am

Very good picture, clarity is tops. The aircraft gives the impression of a fast single with the elongated front section.



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Post by 87Juliet » Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:23 pm

hot damn... i just drooled all over my keyboard... Those rank #2 on my personal list behind the Commanders (I have to put the G450/G550 in third place, purely from a funding perspective)



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Post by Photon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:42 pm

A heads-on shot of British Airways B737-400 ZS-OAR
7 Aug 2018

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Post by Photon » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:47 pm

Some colourful tails at Lanseria.
British Airways B737-400 ZS-OAR, Mango's B737-800 ZS-SJD and FlySafair's B737-400 ZS-WMP
7 Aug 2018

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Post by Propnut » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:25 am

Photon has produced evidence of our rainbow nation being infectious as it has now spread to aircraft. :gooneybird:



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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:57 am

Propnut wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 10:25 am
Photon has produced evidence of our rainbow nation being infectious as it has now spread to aircraft. :gooneybird:
Absolutely true. Lovely colours in that picture :Like: :Like: :Like:



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Post by Photon » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:31 pm

Have not seen this one at Lanseria for a long time .. Fokker F-28 ZS-SKA
14 Aug 2018

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Post by Photon » Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:40 pm

An interesting little visitor today :thumbsup1:
Piper PA-22-135 Tri Pacer converted to tail wheel model (PA-20 Pacer) ZS-WEZ

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Post by Bell 407 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:04 am

Love the Tri Pacer :good:

I think SKA is out and about in Africa doing contract work :thinking:



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Post by Photon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:00 pm

A few more pics for the Commander fans on the forum :yeeha: :yeeha:
Commander 690B ZS-JRH
14 Aug 2018

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Post by Photon » Wed Aug 15, 2018 8:02 pm

They even look "cool" in black and white :cool1:

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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:25 am

You know, the Commander is just toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo close to the ground :yikes:



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Post by 87Juliet » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:07 pm

Looks quite interesting with the external slipper tanks



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Post by Photon » Mon Aug 27, 2018 2:27 pm

Some pics of Cessna 402 Businessliner ZS-NMV and a derivative of the Cessna 402, the Falcon 402 ZU-FZK
24 Aug 2018

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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:15 am

Photon, ZY-FZK has a seriously long nose - must be hiding an impressive piece of woor-woor kit :thinking:



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Post by Photon » Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:30 pm

It is powered by a Walter M601D Turbine.



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