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Fire & Ice

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:05 am
by gear up
Cape Town flooded yesterday and Knysna, Plett and areas around PE burned and whole towns were avacuated. Some strange weather going on in SA.

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:05 am
by gear up

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:07 am
by gear up
The wind earlier this morning on the way to PLZ at around 250km/h

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:09 am
by gear up
We are in a freezing cold wet Cape Town now after some challenging flying weather earlier on. Looking forward to a good sleep now in the cold :sleeping:

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 5:11 am
by gear up

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 11:28 am
by Downwind
Thanks for interesting fmc pic.

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:55 pm
by great dane
Downwind wrote:Thanks for interesting fmc pic.

+1

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Posted: Thu Jun 08, 2017 4:13 pm
by Bell 407
Thaks Dylan :good:

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 4:18 am
by gear up
The fires over the Eastern parts had definitely eased up, well at least from our view this evening. There was still one big fire burning Humansdorp area near PE though. JNB was bitterly cold, O'c when we departed, I think there will be some good frost when you all wake up. With full moon being tonight, we managed to get a good view of the snow on our descent into Cape Town now. Really stunning views but f f ffrrr ffffeeeezzzing getting out of the aircraft :lol: :yikes:

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 2:10 pm
by Bell 407
Phark, yes, Joburg wasn't warm yesterday. My frikken fingers nearly fell off trying to do the pre-flight inspection on the 407 and trying to close the covers etc. Those damn clips are not ment to be used in winter without gloves :haha: :haha:

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Fri Jun 09, 2017 11:12 pm
by gear up
QNH last night in Cape Town 1026 and tonight 1009 so I think we're in for a wet windy weekend

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:28 pm
by happyskipper
Video of Cemair B1900 taking off with flames approaching Plett airport.

https://www.facebook.com/liane.warren1/posts/10209268127254761

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 9:46 pm
by Bell 407
happyskipper wrote:Video of Cemair B1900 taking off with flames approaching Plett airport.

That's the kind of stuff you expect to see in movies - not here in SA :yikes: :yikes:

Re: Fire & Ice

Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2017 5:13 pm
by gear up
:yikes: that is scary to watch even after they were airborne :wacko: