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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2010, 15:17 
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Joining on a right-downwind, "German Air Force 187" just came almost directly overhead. :D

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German Air Force Transall C-160 - 25th April 2010 @ 14:50

I would have preferred the usual ILS approach to get the "tail number" off the side of the fuselage. :(

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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2010, 17:46 
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Great shots there Kremlin, your on the ball! =D>


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PostPosted: 25 Apr 2010, 23:05 
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Thanks, It's not everyday we get to see a C-160 ... let alone with gear still up :D

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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2010, 08:05 
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hope you didnt get whiplash from that angle :wink:

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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2010, 09:46 
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Brings back fond memories at 28 Squadron.


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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2010, 09:53 
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Rosh wrote:
hope you didnt get whiplash from that angle :wink:

I see you understand the arched back & falling over backwards photography tango :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 26 Apr 2010, 09:56 
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Strikenav wrote:
Brings back fond memories at 28 Squadron.
Hey hey hey .. Welcome Strikenav :smt023 It must have been an awesome experience being at 28 sqdrn when the C-160's were there :D

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Nice catch, Kremlin =D> Lovely light. Whiplash is not out of the question in situations such as these :lol: Just as long as you shift your centre of gravity and stick out your leg toward the back, you should not fall over. :lol: :lol:

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2010, 09:51 
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Oooh the NOISE this morning ... :smt023

"Lima Mike Yankee 9118" got to about 6 miles on the ILS, then applied full power & banked left, leaving four black smoke streaks behind him. He re-established on the ILS a couple of minutes later .. still as NOISY as hell ..

Another unusually configured aircraft though, as everybody normally has gear down, by the time they pass my house at 4.5 miles on the ILS.

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Ilyushin Il-76 UP-17633 - 28th April 2010 @ 09:15

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Excellent spotting and this exclusive photo puts paid to some really weird comments on that other GA forum. :smt023 :lol:


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Dean wrote:
Excellent spotting and this exclusive photo puts paid to some really weird comments on that other GA forum. :smt023 :lol:
Holy cow .... :lol: :lol:

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"large four-engine airliner" on approach to FACT from north with only three engines and a smoking hole where number 4 is meant to be.
No wonder the media gets whipped up into a frenzy ....

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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2010, 14:39 
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I would have expected nothing better from that forum.

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I have a question I have been meaning to ask but never found the right venue or topic:

Will Russian an Ukrainian large aircraft makers (Illyushin and Antonov) ever get rid of the "WW2 Bomber" style "glass noses" and change over to "normal" airliner style noses?
The original purpose was a navigator's cockpit - downward facing windows so that they can read roadsigns! :lol: but surely that has been redundant for decades.
When last did western airliners routinely have a full-time navigator on board?


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Ok, what is this GA forum?
Where can I find it?


You want to desert? :lol: It's www.avcom.co.za


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PostPosted: 28 Apr 2010, 19:02 
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ssshhhh, that's like the illegitimate child, born out of wedlock, that nobody talks about .. :lol: :lol:

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