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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 20:56 
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I was digging through my old photos and found a bunch of interesting picks to share. All are film. Photography certainly has improved since the advent of digital - better colour saturation, less grainy images etc....anyway, hope y'all enjoy :

Remember when the Concord came to visit - we flocked to see it at SAFAIR's premises. But it was dwarfed by the An-124 !!

ImageIMG_0003 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

SAAF's Spittie Mk.IXe clipped wing, low back, pointy vertical stab in better days - seen at Swartkop - can;t remember the year but I guess around 2002 timeframe:

ImageIMG_0001 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

And another beautiful Mk.IX - tragically lost in fatal accident at Wonderboom :

ImageIMG_0008(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Yak-3 replica - beautiful - wonder what happened to this one ? :

ImageIMG_0006 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

And a Sea Fury in Swartkop hangar !!! Magnificent ... I think this one is now in Europe :

ImageIMG_0006(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0006(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 20:58 
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Some more :

May 2004 - inauguration ?

ImageIMG_0008(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 21:01 
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Then AAD September 2002 at Waterkloof - those were the days. Hope we get a similar foreign turnout in 2020 :

ImageIMG_0008(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

F-15E from Lakenheath, UK :

ImageIMG_0009(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0009(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

F-15E and B-1B "Hard Rain" :

ImageIMG_0009(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0010(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0011(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

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Some more from AAD 2002 :

Miss those lovely 707s :"

ImageIMG_0011(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Kulula 727 :

ImageIMG_0013(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0014(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Transall graveyard in the background :cry:

ImageIMG_0015 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

No idea where this went ?

ImageIMG_0017 - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0013(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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PostPosted: 05 Jun 2018, 21:08 
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More foreigners at AAD 2002 :

ImageIMG_0012(2) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

C9 Skytrain II in the background :

ImageIMG_0012(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

French Air Force Transall :

ImageIMG_0012(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Botswana Air Force CF-5B :

ImageIMG_0014(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0014(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

Cameron Air Force MB326 - not sure if this is an ex-SAAF Imp Mk.II ?

ImageIMG_0010(1) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr

SAAF Cessna 185 with two KC135 in th background :

ImageIMG_0013(3) - 800 by Malcolm Reid, on Flickr


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Ah, good memories! :smt023

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I recall that airshow vividly, due in large part unfortunately to the sunburn haha. I do miss the SAAF B707s and the SAA B747-400s.

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The Hawker Hunter in Swiss uniform was seen in the media in 2015 when it was used to test fly the "Inundu" flight test instrumentation pod made by the CSIR.
Its registration is ZU-HUN.

Article:
http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?o ... :Aerospace

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Some nice memories there Malcolm,we probably stood next to one another a few times and did not know.Mine where mostly shot on a Canon 500 and 50E,those days.Here are some of mine,yes those days your pictures quality was only as good as the lab you took them too,I eventually went over to slides as I found it cheaper to process and has better colour saturation and grain.Today its all about noise on digital,I have tons of negatives and slides at home from 1985 when I started taking images at airshows in SA.Always used Fuji film,slide and negatives.Herman Potgieter was my mentor in those days and wished I could take pictures like he did and got the opportunities for them

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And the first time we saw a A380 at FAOR..we where all there,had to use 400ISO film that day was cold and cloudy and dark.
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Roger the Dodger wrote:
The Hawker Hunter in Swiss uniform was seen in the media in 2015 when it was used to test fly the "Inundu" flight test instrumentation pod made by the CSIR.
Its registration is ZU-HUN.

Article:
http://www.defenceweb.co.za/index.php?o ... :Aerospace

Video:
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ZU-HUN is a T.68 (twin seat) Hunter. The Hunter in Malcom's photos is a F58 (i think). Might be ZU-AVC?
http://www.thunder-and-lightnings.co.uk/hunter/survivor.php?id=430

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Ja ZU-HUN is a two seater. This single seater may be one of those which ended up with Thunder City.

Nice pics Adrian. Nice pic of NASA ER-2. I met an American aviation enthusiast at RIAT who had never seen a U-2 notwithstanding all the airshows he had been to. I had to let him down gently by advising that he had missed a U-2 takeoff the previous day #-o


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The B-1 display flight was delayed by an hour due to the unfortunate mishap to one of the paras who's chute didn't open fully :(


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PostPosted: 07 Jun 2018, 07:16 
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The Yak 3 had a rudder pedal snap off on take-off at Rand,subsequently sold and went to Europe.

As far as I know,both the Hunters belonged to Ron Wheeldon.

Fury was flown by Glen Dell and owned by John Sawyers, very light and minor movement on the controls.

Yes the Cameroun Imp was an ex-SAAF Imp,

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