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PostPosted: 01 Nov 2017, 15:57 
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Will she be coming to Cape Town this summer for our "fire season"?


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2017, 11:24 
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Citroën wrote:
Will she be coming to Cape Town this summer for our "fire season"?


As far as I know its the owners Mark Jacksons big baby,I think so far what I have heard the helicopter is staying in Nelspruit for fire fighting..

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The Blackhawks Rotor blades have been put back on the helicopter,now Avionics refit is to be done and tons of paperwork to be done before she starts flying.But she has her wings

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Is there someone (or people) locally that are type certified to conduct work on this aircraft? It's looking good though!

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I am sure one of Mark Jackson's engineers has done the black hawk certification course,bringing the Black Hawk to South Africa was planned 5 years ago.

Also an interesting note is that they kept the original serial number on the nose of the aircraft being 80-23446 the number 446.

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So installing a glass cockpit? Wonder if it will be a variant of the Acehawk cockpit upgrade?

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What I heard it will be done here at Lanseria at a local avionics agent.Most likely two Garmin G500H flight displays and GTN 7XX NAV/COM/GPS.

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The Acehawk also includes the Garmin G5000H Flight Management System, but then the G5000H is a pretty popular helicopter installation. 8)

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The G5000H is very pricey and is in most cases factory fitted to most helicopters including the Acehawk.. so I doubt it...

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The Black Hawk doing its tail rotor blade balancing today.

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Just shows how big the heli is. :smt023

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The Black Hawk has successfully done its first test flight today.
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Airfire wrote:
The Black Hawk has successfully done its first test flight today.


Test flight or ground run?

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Dean wrote:
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The Black Hawk has successfully done its first test flight today.


Test flight or ground run?


Ground run and test flight was done yesterday by Mark Jackson

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Black Hawk with its first air to air shoot pictures.Copyright pictures Mike Pingo and Christian Kotze

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