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Postby 87Juliet » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:48 am

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87Juliet wrote:New girl in SA. She's an early 90's MD500, and going to be based in the Western Cape!

I'm drooling!

87J that is a beautious looking machine. the MD500 is like a bumble bee when it fly's - so busy and nimble. Where abouts will she be based in the WC? At a charter company for private or charter use?


I believe strictly private use!
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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 8:49 am

87Juliet wrote:I believe strictly private use!

Luck sod that owner :green:

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Postby great dane » Wed Apr 13, 2016 1:28 pm

Bell 407GXP at ORT today as seen by Michael Combrink (via Facebook)
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Postby Moertoe Pilut » Wed Apr 13, 2016 2:42 pm

87Juliet wrote:New girl in SA. She's an early 90's MD500, and going to be based in the Western Cape!

I'm drooling!
Looks like that fling wing from Magnum PI, TC's chopper.

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun Apr 17, 2016 4:34 pm

Seen at FAGM 17 Apr 2016.

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Postby Bell 407 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 2:27 pm

Seen at Cathedral Peak Hotel 25 Apr 2016 LongRanger just passing in front of The Bell. Will confirm registration later.

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Postby 87Juliet » Mon Apr 25, 2016 6:27 pm

You sure it's a JetRanger? Looks like a LongRanger to me... #justsaying.


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Postby Bell 407 » Mon Apr 25, 2016 8:50 pm

87Juliet wrote:You sure it's a JetRanger? Looks like a LongRanger to me... #justsaying

Ooops, quite right. Post corrected.

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Postby Bell 407 » Tue Apr 26, 2016 11:44 am

Don't you just hate it when your colleague sends you a picture saying "My helicopter in the mountain picture is better than yours. Plus I was flying the aerie". It just leaves a sour taste in your mouth. This whole One-Upmanship is just trivial :haha:

So I post here said picture from colleague for you to decide. I do add here the context of the picture: Early morning work in the mountains around Worcester at 5 deg C. Beautiful views from the mountains. We are using B407 "Sweetie" ZS-PYE so today we have "Pye in the Sky".

Now that I think of it it does kind of trump my post from yesterday :thinking:

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Postby great dane » Tue Apr 26, 2016 1:14 pm

Still think the scenery on yours is more spectacular, but the whole feel of the one of PYE is indeed pretty fantastic :good:

Found out which LongRanger it was you saw, looks like it could be HXZ. I haven't seen that one yet, wonder if it lives down there somewhere?

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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 12:10 pm

GD, the LongRanger is ZS-RIM with Capital Air stickers on it so probably from Rand.

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Postby great dane » Wed Apr 27, 2016 1:15 pm

Bell 407 wrote:GD, the LongRanger is ZS-RIM with Capital Air stickers on it so probably from Rand.

Well seen/and flown in that one, so should have known :faceplant:
Here on the Capital ramp at Rand after we returned from a JHB scenic during the 2015 Aviation Adventure.
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Postby Bell 407 » Wed Apr 27, 2016 3:34 pm

Jeepers GD, nothing you haven't flown in ???

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Postby great dane » Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:43 pm

Bell 407 wrote:Jeepers GD, nothing you haven't flown in ???

Plenty! Enough on that bucket list to keep me busy for a couple lifetimes :yikes:

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Postby Bell 407 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 1:47 pm

Beautiful scenery, gorgeous mountains ............ and JetA1. What more could you want :haha: :haha:

Bell LongRanger ZS-RIM at Cathedral Peak Hotel 28 Apr 2016

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Postby 87Juliet » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:17 pm

Very Very Nice!! #envyisaterribleemotion

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Postby great dane » Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:49 pm

Awesome pics there :thumbsup1:

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Postby Bell 407 » Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:02 pm

Why thanks chaps. Taken just after 10am before the light really got too harsh.

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Postby Bell 407 » Sun May 01, 2016 2:24 pm

Was digging around some old pictures and found this rather nice one of HBY at Cathedral Peak from May 2009.

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Re: Helicopter Pictures

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Postby great dane » Wed May 04, 2016 10:20 am

Bell 407 wrote:Was digging around some old pictures and found this rather nice one of HBY at Cathedral Peak from May 2009.

That backdrop is just too good to be true. Awesome :fantastic:


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