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PostPosted: 29 Nov 2013, 18:43 
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iamsam wrote:
So that means I need to go fishing on Sunday? Or go to church. Or play golf?? (

Gaan eers kerk toe, dan gaan vis vang. Dit is a vamilly dag, golf pas nie in nie vir n vamilly dag! :smt023
Sorry, I'm chuckling. But what can one do in this mess.


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PostPosted: 01 Jan 2014, 09:01 
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Next Shackleton ground run at AFB Ysterplaat will be on Saturday 25 January at 11h00.


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PostPosted: 06 Jan 2014, 07:07 
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Thanks Dean, hope this one happens.


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PostPosted: 19 Jan 2014, 17:49 
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Shackleton ground run on 25 January:

Gate to public opens at 10AM. Thirsty guests can buy coldrinks at SAAF Museum prior to event. Gate closes at 10.50 am. Start up 11am.


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PostPosted: 20 Jan 2014, 06:45 
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Thanks for the update :) I'm definately there this time.


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Does anybody know if the Alouette III is in hangar 4 ??

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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2014, 18:26 
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The last time I saw her, the Alo III was in November when she was in the Restoration Centre. Will check tomorrow on her current location.


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PostPosted: 23 Jan 2014, 18:41 
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Thanks Dean ... I'm in need of profile type reference pics and was thinking I could catch the Shack ground run & snap some pics of the Alo III 8-[ :-"

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Some more info for Saturday:

The Museum will be open from 09:00, with the gate to the Shack opening at 10:00. The gates close at 10:50 with STARTUP at 11:00.

There will be cold drinks for sale at the gate. The Friends of the Museum will also have their kiosk set up for you to buy caps, key rings, and other lekker goodies.

After the ground run, there will be a book launch at the Museum. It will be 'Armourers Anonymous' / 'Bomrollers Anoniem', available in English and Afrikaans, by Willie Burger who will be there to sign copies. All proceeds go to the restoration of Museum aircraft. You can PM me if you can't be there but would like a copy.

A quote from Mr Burger on the book:
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In my 25 years as an armourer in the SA Air Force, I heard many fellow armourers say that they wanted to write a book about us. At Smokie Vermeulen's funeral one of the chaps said he was busy on a book - to be called "The Flying Screw". It never materialised. At Joe Bornman's funeral, John Joyce asked when one of us was going to write a book about this bunch of hooligans. Talk's cheap - but money buys the whiskey, and I think the time has come that do something about the situation.
For many of those who went before, it's too late for them to laugh at themselves, but I hope that I can give, to those who are still around, something to jog their memories and to cause a smile, a snigger or outright laughter. THIS IS DEDICATED TO ALL OF YOU.


There will also be a once off opportunity to go on board the aircraft during the ground run. There is place for SIX people on a first come first served basis on Saturday morning and at a cost of R500 each. This includes a VIP pass and a commemorative Shackleton bottle of wine and keyring. Again, all proceeds go to the upkeep and running costs of the aircraft. Aint nothing smells like the inside of a Shack ;) PM me for details of the contact person.

Then to end the day, there will be a bring and braai at the Museum.

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Pictures taken by NATHAN HOWSON has appeared on A-P.net showing 1722 and the 'engine run' in January this year.

Click for the LARGE view.

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All credits Nathan Howson.


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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2014, 09:03 
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Beautiful pics, Thanks for sharing Tally-ho and Nathan.


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Shouldn't they be avoiding contact with water as much as possible?
Al + H2O = Corrosion! [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X


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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2014, 14:04 
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Why, will the Shack shrink?

Spraying with water gets rid of the dust and salt deposits from the sea air.

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PostPosted: 13 Feb 2014, 14:58 
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Roger the Dodger wrote:
Shouldn't they be avoiding contact with water as much as possible?
Al + H2O = Corrosion! [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X

It is not pure water that causes corrosion.
You need a chemical to do that like salt, dust is an example, and humidity to allow a reaction to take place. So wash it off.
Now, what is dissolved in that water?

Vancouver rains all winter long, threads of nuts and bolts are still in good shape under cars after 15 years, they don't put down salt.
Montreal they put down tonnes of salt, your car turns white with it, and after 2 years, the threads that are exposed are in bad shape, been there, done that.


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Roger the Dodger wrote:
Shouldn't they be avoiding contact with water as much as possible?
Al + H2O = Corrosion! [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X [-X


Rather keep quiet about stuff you know f*kol about. Ja? Cool.

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