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 Post subject: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2012, 00:58 
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1970's anyone ... nostalgia isn't what it used to be :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2012, 09:44 
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Very cool Brent, I like SprinKboks :) I think that the old SAA livery was one of the better ones around.

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2012, 18:50 
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Indeed, it is probably more a case of "old school" pride, but for me, the old orange tailed SAA aircraft, spur images of a romantic era in aviation :smt051 :smt054

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 13 Aug 2012, 18:59 
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Yes that SprinKbok livery is nice. :smt023


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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I used to really enjoy receiving the little presents (usually Matchbox cars for boys) the flight crew would dish out to kids. That and probably the coolest part of all, being able to visit the flight deck!

Those days are gone now I imagine. :(

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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What are the chances of seeing a 747-400 please Brent (when you've the inclination, naturally). :)

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 09:31 
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H1017412 wrote:
What are the chances of seeing a 747-400 please Brent (when you've the inclination, naturally). :)


I've got a Flying Springbok DC-3 in the works now ... But yes a 747 must be done ...Did the 400's have orange tails ?


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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Kremlin wrote:
H1017412 wrote:
What are the chances of seeing a 747-400 please Brent (when you've the inclination, naturally). :)


I've got a Flying Springbok DC-3 in the works now ... But yes a 747 must be done ...Did the 400's have orange tails ?

Yes they did, with RB 211 engines. Not sure with GE CF6-80 at that time.
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-Af ... 2d720923b0


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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H1017412 wrote:
What are the chances of seeing a 747-400 please Brent (when you've the inclination, naturally). :)


And to really keep you productive and out of mischief until AAD 2012 :lol: - how's about a Boeing 747-244B - that had PW JT9D-7R4G2 - here is a link to ZS-SAN
http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-Af ... b591f8b1d2


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 18:44 
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MikeHotel wrote:
... And to really keep you productive and out of mischief until AAD 2012 ...
Thanks Mark ... I already have gazillions of unfinished profiles ..but yet I keep starting more ... :roll:

I can be thankful that I don't have storage problems with the unfinished work ... or having to worry about bits breaking off in the storage box ... or losing the instructions ... or the canopy getting scratched .. or having the fiddly gear strut eaten by the carpet monster .. :lol:

But jeez .. I've got more unfinished profiles, than finished ones :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 19:16 
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Did SAA operate DC-4s?


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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nathan.howson wrote:
Did SAA operate DC-4s?


Yes, SAA operated six DC-4-1009s and one C-54A from 1956 until 1967 when they were acquired by the SAAF, they were:

ZS-AUA "Tafelberg" - now with Skyclass
ZS-AUB "Outeniqua" - now with the SAA Museum / Skyclass
ZS-AUC "Drakensberg"
ZS-BMF "Amatola" - now with the SAAF Museum as 6902
ZS-BMG "Magaliesberg" - to SAAF, destroyed by fire
ZS-BMH" "Lembombo" - now with the SAA Museum / Skyclass
ZS-BWN "Swartberg" - the sole C-54A


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 15 Aug 2012, 23:20 
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They have a pair of DC-4's still flying, don't they?


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
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jeffreynic wrote:
They have a pair of DC-4's still flying, don't they?

Three - listed by Flyingspringbok as "SAA Museum/Skyclass" - ZS-AUA "Tafelberg", ZS-AUB "Outeniqua" and ZS-BMH "Lebombo".


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 Post subject: Re: Flying Sprinkbok
PostPosted: 19 Aug 2012, 21:35 
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Hi Kremlin,

Here are some pics of the deHavilland Comets as on lease to SAA. These aircraft carried both the SAA markings, Springbok and South African flag, as well as the BOAC markings, Speedbird and Union Jack flag.
Might be a new profile to be seen?

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Comet reg: G-ALYS

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Both above show Comet reg: G-ANAV

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