Seen at the Waterfront Heliport (Cape Town)

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Re: Seen at the Waterfront Heliport (Cape Town)

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Postby great dane » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:30 pm

Spent a little time at the V&A Waterfront helipad yesterday, here 13 of the 14 helicopters I saw on the ground :cool1:
ImageVAHeliport_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Two more of FMs chopper have been painted in the red/white Sporthelicopter colours since my last visit, ZS-HGD Robinson R44 and ZS-RWF Bell 206L LongRanger :Like:
ImageZS-HGD_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

ImageZS-RWF_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Sportshelicopters also have had their logo redesigned as seen here on ZS-HKT Bell 206L LongRanger, still needs the colours though :fingerroll:
ImageZS-HKT_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Re: Seen at the Waterfront Heliport (Cape Town)

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue Mar 28, 2017 9:44 pm

Realy sharp picture GD. What camera you using again?

Like the pano shot as it gives a good idea of the size of the place. Really do like the Sportheli colour scheme. That dark maroon looks very smart :champion: :champion:

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Postby great dane » Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:56 am

Bell 407 wrote:Realy sharp picture GD. What camera you using again?

All these are with an 7D and the 100-400 Canon lens. I just need better editing skills/software/screen to get colours/contrast right :scratch:

ZT-RGG Bell 206B JetRanger III was imported from the UK half a year ago (and has full ADS-B, so tracking on FR24 :cool2: )
ImageZT-RGG_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

ZS-HHZ Bell 206L LongRanger II of Cape Town helicopters
ImageZS-HHZ_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

FMs Huey stayed on the ground while I was there
ImageZU-ELP_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby great dane » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:02 am

NAC Bell 407s ZS-RUE and ZS-ROL
ImageZS-RUE_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

ImageZS-ROL_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

ZS-HJI Bell 206B JetRanger III also of NAC
ImageZS-HJI_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby great dane » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:37 am

Not included in the 14 choppers seen at the Waterfront was 192 Lynx Mk64 of the SA Navy above Table Bay, too far for photo, but I will add anyway. Also one of the Turbo Daks of 35Sqr was seen flying, so don't believe everything you read in the news. #FakeNews :haha:
Image192_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

Catch of the day was three Bölkow 105s of ACEexpedition/South Georgia Heritage Trust packed up at Jetty 2. Unfortunately only a habour security guard around, and didn't bother asking him access. Here G-WAAS and most of G-TVAM. G-BATC was parked further behind. More pics can be found on the ACEexpedition FB site.
ImageG-WAAS_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

These two Marshall Islands registered expedition yachts, Enigma XK on the left and Danah Explorer on the right, were parked next to the Bo-105s. Both have helidecks, but with no hangars I was wondering where they were keeping three choppers :wacko: Mystery was solved when the ACEexpedition FB site showed they were all base on Russian reseach ship Akademik Tryoshnikov, but that had already left for Bremerhaven a couple days earlier.
ImageShips_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Postby great dane » Wed Mar 29, 2017 9:48 am

Last but not least the Eurocopter EC.120B Colibris of Cape Town helicopters :thumbsup1:

ImageEC120s_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

ZS-RTL Eurocopter 120B Colibri
ImageZS-RTL_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

And well known ZS-ROP Eurocopter 120B Colibri
ImageZS-ROP_27Mar17-VAWaterfront by Aviation Adventures South Africa, on Flickr

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Re: Seen at the Waterfront Heliport (Cape Town)

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:23 am

Nice to see the 105's around. Must be returning following their Antarctic expedition this summer. Winter returning so hard to fly in those conditions.


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