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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 21:07 
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C'mon guys. Need some info please. Shack ground run ???? Want to visit the Shack hangar if possible as well. My brother (ex SAAF Imp / Bosbok jockey) is here from Dubai. Would be nice to show him the collection.


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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 21:25 
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From Facebook by the OIC SAAF Museum Ysterplaat, Jayden King. :D

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Join us for the monthly Shackleton Ground Run on Saturday 28 October 2017. Visitors to sign in at the museum before moving to the flight line at 10am. Donations are encouraged.

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2017, 16:42 
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PostPosted: 27 Oct 2017, 07:13 
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Cool !!! :D :D Thanks guys :smt023


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PostPosted: 28 Oct 2017, 16:09 
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What can I say :?: That was just great seeing a Shack do a ground run. The feeling of 8,000 hp beating on one's chest is an amazing sensation. Thanks to the SAAF Museum, the Friends and Major Jayden King (of Swing) for being so welcoming. We arrived at the Museum and were met with friendly greetings, morning coffee, muffins and boerie rolls. And then of course the veterans of the Shackleton who keep the old girl running. She is simply too magnificent for words and is a real time capsule. The green leather seats reminds me of those old SAR coaches. And all those old valve technology avionics. I reckon if they made her today with modern materials, one could save a whole couple of kilograms :smt023 .

And a word on the new display hall in the Museum : World class wall displays showing the history of the SAAF and all the aircraft which it operated. Thanks to all involved in maintaining the proud heritage of the SAAF. :smt023 :D


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PostPosted: 29 Oct 2017, 09:43 
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Thanks for joining us Mistral, it is always good to see someone from the forum. A small crowd this month compared to the 600+ we had in September but it was a really great bunch that came through. Spot yourself if you can.
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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2017, 20:35 
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Late post of piccies :

Oom Pottie, a Shackleton legend, with King of Swing in the background telling the crowd what not to de 8) :

ImageIMG_0631 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Towing the old lady out :

ImageIMG_0617 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Preparations :

ImageIMG_0636 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2017, 20:37 
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Starting sequence - inboard starboard, outboard starboard, inboard port, outboard port :

ImageIMG_0643 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0647 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0654 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0661 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

All turning and burning !!

ImageIMG_0687 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2017, 20:39 
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Shutting down :

ImageIMG_0727 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0731 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0843 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Nice detail for the modeller - where's that Shack Airfix ????

ImageIMG_0844 - 800(1) by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Nov 2017, 20:42 
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Inside the time capsule :

Search radar operator station - note the IR lamps :

ImageIMG_0852 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Radio operators station ?

ImageIMG_0853 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0854 - 800(1) by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Navigator's station ?

ImageIMG_0856 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

4 repeat dials must mean flight engineer's station :

ImageIMG_0858 - 800(1) by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

The office :

ImageIMG_0860 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Gunners station (top) and bomb aimer (bottom) :

ImageIMG_0861 - 800(1) by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Forgive me if I got the crew stations wrong - any corrections welcome :smt023


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PostPosted: 07 Nov 2017, 21:35 
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Hey Mistral,

Fantastic photographs 8)

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Forgive me if I got the crew stations wrong - any corrections welcome :smt023


I think the Radio Operators station is located behind the bulkhead aft of the cockpit (Port side).

Did you take any photographs from the galley going towards the rear of the aircraft as well?

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PostPosted: 16 Nov 2017, 17:56 
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Its the last one for the year, so lets try make it a BIG one!

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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2017, 16:56 
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I had the privilege to be in the nose when all the noise happened with the ground run, beyond awesome
Thanks a million to King of Swing, was indeed a great day, my best so far :D

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PostPosted: 25 Nov 2017, 18:45 
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PostPosted: 26 Nov 2017, 07:20 
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