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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2020, 19:39 
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Some aeries buzzing around Blouberg recently :

PZL-104 Wilga ZS-NPU - odd little bird :

ImageIMG_5067 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_5074 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Qatar B787 A7-BCS :

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Lufthansa A340-300 :

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PostPosted: 08 Mar 2020, 19:41 
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SAAF Oryx :

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AMS A119 Koala - something happening at Blouberg on 7 March - most probably practice. Fire engines, rubber duck, jetski etc. - A119 returning at sunset :

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Great spotting. =D>

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I find Sunday mornings are the best for light aircraft spotting in Blouberg...weather permitting.

There is a Huey that takes people for flips that's often seen flying over the beach so keep your eyes pealed.


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Is the Hueys still flying? Saw them once while I lived there from the harbor. Big dream to fly in one!


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Ferdie wrote:
Is the Hueys still flying? Saw them once while I lived there from the harbor. Big dream to fly in one!


Yip, I hear it quite often.


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Huey Flies regularly. Only problem is it passes by too far and too high. Ex Vietnam vet as far as I can recall.


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PostPosted: 27 Mar 2020, 19:51 
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And day 1 of COVID-19 lock-down - really excited to have seen this little beauty = nice and low too - caught me by surprise as those turboprops are quiet :

ImageIMG_4767 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Followed by an Oryx going the other way :

ImageIMG_4785 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Cops on the lookout for beach invaders.... :roll: Looks like they plakked a cop star sticker on a civilian Bell 206 :

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And then coming back from a trip to Saldanha :

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I wish they'd pass by a bit lower ....


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PostPosted: 28 Mar 2020, 08:17 
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Thanks Mistral, we'll just have to enjoy our aircraft fix vicariously through you. :smt023

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