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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:23 pm

I want, I want, I want one ... :bazinga: :clap: :dance: :yeeha: :fantastic: :thumbsup1:

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On March 4, 2013, Bell unveiled a new armed version of the Bell 407GX, named the 407GT. It incorporates the Garmin G1000HTM flight deck to easily provide flight information. It can include infrared cameras, various armaments, and equipment to perform different missions such as armed transport, search and rescue, reconnaissance, and medical evacuation.

The GT version uses the universal weapons pylon (UWP), derived from the Bell OH-58 Kiowa, to carry different weapons including machine guns, rockets, and anti-armor missiles.



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Post by C D Kruger » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:28 pm

Here is one of the 407 at AAD 2012. Luckily I saw the spelling before the spelling police broom brigade saw it
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Post by great dane » Mon Sep 12, 2016 3:55 pm

Nice ones :cool1:

Just have to be careful where you park, otherwise you wont find it back :yikes:



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:42 am

I know we often slag off the Lawndarts, but this one I took way back in 2007 came out really well. Nicely framed the horses between the blades and the trees. Champagne Castle Hotel, Drakensberg.

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Post by Bell 407 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:26 am

Bell 407 ZS-RTF seen at the Heli GF 19 Sep 2016.

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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:51 pm

Agusta 119ke ZS-HRV taken yesterday out near Westonaria on the west Rand. Was for a telecoms lift onto a 64m high mine head gear tower.

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Post by Bell 407 » Sun Oct 02, 2016 5:52 pm

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Post by great dane » Tue Oct 04, 2016 10:25 am

Very cool. Love the Koala :cool2:



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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:15 pm

Agusta 119ke ZS-HLB FAGM 10 Oct 2016.

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Some serious stuff inside the hangar at Henley Air.

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The cops whizzing off to the protests at Wits.

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:17 pm

The whirly end of stuff on a B407gx.

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Bell 407gx ZS-ROB at FAGM 10 Oct 2016.

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Post by Bell 407 » Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:20 pm

Robinson R44 Raven II ZS-PZC at FAGM 10 Oct 2016.

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Robinson R44 Raven II ZS-RML at FAGM 10 Oct 2016.

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Robinson R44 Raven II ZS-RRV at FAGM 10 Oct 2016.

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Post by Raffles » Mon Oct 10, 2016 10:44 pm

Too bad it would probably not be a good idea to switch over to choppers at my age as far as work is concerned.
I might still do it for pleasure if I get enough money saved up.
No lawndart!

As a matter of interest I enquired at Ranger Helicopters for training directly onto the B206 in the early 1980s, unfortunately it was just out of my price range and they had a flipping good deal going.

My buddy Johann Heidt was a fireman at the time I was a traffic cop with the Joburg municipality. He persevered on choppers and now in a very stable job with Anglo Vaal if I am not mistaken.



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:41 am

Raffles, it may not be quite the best idea to switch to flingwings now, but I would say that if you could ever do it for personal reasons then do it. It simply is a very challenging aircraft to fly and so much fun :champion:

I flew with Johan Heidt in 1996 and know that he is one of the senior pilots at Rustenburg Platinum. He flies the A139 (ZS-RPM) :clap:



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Oct 25, 2016 1:09 pm

Seen at FAGM 25 Oct 2016

To start off with, this one is for 87J and his OOOO cars :champion:

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A B407 in any colour will do, she will still look super sexy :eyes:

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Bell 222ut ZS-HDK for Netcare getting airborne

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Bell 206B3 ZS-RHP

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Post by Bell 407 » Thu Oct 27, 2016 12:15 pm

From a colleague of mine taken today in Kruger National Park (not sure where edzachery)

SanParks Squirrel ZS-HYI

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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:10 pm

A few pictures from Rand this morning.

Bell 230 ZT-RPM

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A few R22's

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Lots of blades

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Post by great dane » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:21 pm

Nice :biggrin:

Too busy flying to take pics of the flight ?



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:31 pm

great dane wrote:Too busy flying to take pics of the flight ?

Yip, it was. Too busy doing all the flying stuff, radio work and looking our for pollution that the iPhone stayed in the pocket. Last flight for the year on Dec 12 and so will make an effort to capture more stuff from the flight :good:



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Post by great dane » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:49 pm

Bell 407 wrote: Last flight for the year on Dec 12 and so will make an effort to capture more stuff from the flight :good:

Not to worry, rather have you back than see a youtube video of the crash :whistlin:

Was it RTF as planned last week?



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Post by Bell 407 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 3:08 pm

great dane wrote:Not to worry, rather have you back than see a youtube video of the crash :whistlin:

Was it RTF as planned last week?

Thanks and Yes :good:



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