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Author:  Mistral [ 31 Jan 2018, 19:40 ]
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Just had a nice Gripen afterburner display over Centurion. Heading north for Louis Trichardt on FlightRadar now. SAAF parade ? Alouettes buzzing around earlier.

Author:  mamba [ 31 Jan 2018, 20:07 ]
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Mistral wrote:
Just had a nice Gripen afterburner display over Centurion. Heading north for Louis Trichardt on FlightRadar now. SAAF parade ? Alouettes buzzing around earlier.


You know the rules... Pics or it didn't happen.

Author:  Dean [ 01 Feb 2018, 07:11 ]
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Per the SAAF

Quote:
The South African Air Force will host a Prestige Parade to celebrate its 97th birthday at Air Force Base Swartkop in Pretoria, on Friday 02 February 2018 at 09H45.

The purpose of this event is to celebrate and acknowledge exceptional performance by Directorates, Bases, Squadrons and Units. The event is also meant to thank all members of the Air Force for their dedication, loyal support as well as work performed during the previous year.

The Minister of Defence and Military Veterans (MOD & MV) will officiate as the main functionary, while the Chief of the Air force (CAF) will be the Review Officer. Bases, Units and Squadrons will be nominated in various categories such as Royal Air Force Training Award, Aviation Safety Award, Fire and Rescue Services and System Group Directorate of the Year to mention but few.


Should be 98th birthday?

Author:  Mistral [ 01 Feb 2018, 12:32 ]
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Mamba, I know what I saw and it was lovely !! 8) :wink:

Dean, was it the SAAF parade last night ?

Cheers

Author:  AT6C [ 01 Feb 2018, 13:13 ]
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Mistral, the SAAF Gala evening is tonight.

SAAF Museum helicopter participation and the Gripen.

The SAAF parade is tomorrow at 10:00.

Operational aircraft will take part in the flypast.

Geoff

Author:  AT6C [ 01 Feb 2018, 14:12 ]
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Aircraft taking part in the parade tomorrow?

Oryx / A109 / Rooivalk formation (Oryx x3, A109 x 3, Rooivalk x1)

CASA 212-200

PC12

Silver Falcons

C130BZ

Gripen formation (4 aircraft)

Author:  Dean [ 01 Feb 2018, 14:13 ]
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Pics, I want pics. :smt023

Author:  rynopot [ 01 Feb 2018, 14:21 ]
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AT6C wrote:
Aircraft taking part in the parade tomorrow?
Oryx / A109 / Rooivalk formation (Oryx x3, A109 x 3, Rooivalk x1)
CASA 212-200
PC12
Silver Falcons
C130BZ
Gripen formation (4 aircraft)


A whole FREAKEN airshow on its own, and what do we get in the Western Cape this year? Nannas. Why? Guptas at waterkloof 2013 - no! That's the reason the SAAF probably gets in the W-Cape - the real reason must surely be because the people of the W-Cape doesn't vote for the governing party, and therefor "Thou shalt not get".

I'm so sick and tired of this poly-ticking (spelled on purpose :wink: ) - same story with the water crisis in the Cape. I'm pretty sure we would've had better measures in place if this was a governing party controlled district.

Author:  Jean Racine [ 01 Feb 2018, 15:31 ]
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Meanwhile, a Gripen demonstrated its short field capability by landing at Grand Central.

http://www.aviationcentral.co.za/2018/01/27/1392/

Image

Author:  H1017412 [ 01 Feb 2018, 19:33 ]
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Good catch Jean - that's my old stomping ground!

Author:  Jean Racine [ 01 Feb 2018, 20:31 ]
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H1017412 wrote:
Good catch Jean - that's my old stomping ground!

Whilst we in the Cape get nothing at all, the SAAF sends a Grip and Agusta to your old stomping ground "for a private evening event". :shock: :? :mrgreen:
I echo rynopot: no justice in the world! :(

Author:  Mistral [ 01 Feb 2018, 23:19 ]
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Private event ? Someone must be loaded or politically connected to pull that off :shock: :? Must have woken a few folks up around there :roll:

Author:  Dean [ 02 Feb 2018, 07:12 ]
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I've already received a complaint from a resident of Valhalla on Thursday, complaining about the noise.

Author:  Mistral [ 02 Feb 2018, 11:09 ]
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Dean wrote:
I've already received a complaint from a resident of Valhalla on Thursday, complaining about the noise.


Ah, they clearly don't know the sound of freedom. People like that should be given cameras and told to take pics for the rest of us !! :roll:

Author:  Dean [ 02 Feb 2018, 12:09 ]
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Mistral wrote:
Ah, they clearly don't know the sound of freedom. People like that should be given cameras and told to take pics for the rest of us !! :roll:


:lol: :smt023

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