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PostPosted: 10 Oct 2017, 12:30 
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Black Hawk arrived in South Africa

https://www.facebook.com/notes/aviation-central/black-hawk-arrived-in-south-africa/1909063859109021/

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PostPosted: 10 Oct 2017, 13:25 
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Think it will be coming to Cape Town for the fire season.

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PostPosted: 10 Oct 2017, 16:36 
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Correct Dean..for working on fire.was bought for a cool 2mil dollars.By Leading Edge Mark Jackson.

A 1980 model still with the old instrumentation. Construction number 70-204 US ARMY serial 80-23446

I been waiting eagerly for this to finally happen..there is talk of a second one being imported,I hope so.

For a helicopter nut this is amazing,I just hope we get to see it flying soon..well up north as well..But I guess you Cape Town guys will see it first,its fire time.

Some more pictures from Mark.
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WOW, I have kit of this beast.


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Wonder if they'll find any patched up bullet holes?

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Dean wrote:
Wonder if they'll find any patched up bullet holes?


Quite possible..its got a few hours on already!!!served all over,over the years.

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Black hawk soon to be painted yellow :lol:

but I must admit, I'm really excited to see this bird fly.


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Painting is now completed,The Black Hawk is now on the SA register ZT-RGA,all in white with yellow tail stripe.Will be based at Nelspruit working on fire used for fire fighting.Pictures copyright Hylton Spencer.

Interesting note: the engine HIRSS exhaust shields where left on for heat seeking missiles #-o ..and most likely done so to protect the body and paint from prolonged hovering with fire fighting operations.

All the other Military operations Chaff and flares and IRCM Sanders AN/ALQ-144 where removed before delivery to SA.

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Looking good! Pity we won't see it fly down here.

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Painting is now completed,The Black Hawk is now on the SA register ZT-RGA,all in white with yellow tail stripe.Will be based at Nelspruit working on fire used for fire fighting.Pictures copyright Hylton Spencer.

Interesting note: the engine HIRSS exhaust shields where left on for heat seeking missiles #-o ..and most likely done so to protect the body and paint from prolonged hovering with fire fighting operations.

All the other Military operations Chaff and flares and IRCM Sanders AN/ALQ-144 where removed before delivery to SA.

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Have we run out of ZS-xxx?

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No. ZT is now reserved for whirlybirds.

Adrian, can't see pics. Wonder if problem is my side ?


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Mistral wrote:
No. ZT is now reserved for whirlybirds.

Adrian, can't see pics. Wonder if problem is my side ?


Can see pic's this side no prob..

Yes ZT strange but yes all new helicopter registrations are ZT,The original starting with R..eg.ZS-RPL have all been used..and eg..ZT-THS starting with T has been reserved for drones registrations.

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Cheers for infos.

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Some more pictures copyright Hylton Spencer

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Some more pictures from Saturday.Copyright Hylton Spencer.
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