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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2018, 08:23 
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I noticed from the Draken International Facebook page that they are busy readying and fright testing the 12 Cheetah's they purchased. What I did notice was the Vlaggie Cheetah that they just flight tested before shipment. It is now painted the standard grey but what I noticed is it is devoid of the old 2 Squadron marking on the tail yet it still sports the SAAF cookie cutter roundal on the front. Is there some sort of legal requirement that it must display the SAAF roundal when in SA airspace?

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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2018, 14:52 
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I noticed from the Draken International Facebook page that they are busy readying and fright testing the 12 Cheetah's they purchased. What I did notice was the Vlaggie Cheetah that they just flight tested before shipment. It is now painted the standard grey but what I noticed is it is devoid of the old 2 Squadron marking on the tail yet it still sports the SAAF cookie cutter roundal on the front. Is there some sort of legal requirement that it must display the SAAF roundal when in SA airspace?

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Vlaggie was repainted quite a while ago back into SAAF colours. Used by Denel for various tests. Don't know why they kept Bandit but not Vlaggie in special colours.

As to the SAAF roundels, I have no idea why they are still present. They will most likely be removed in due time.

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PostPosted: 10 Nov 2018, 22:47 
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It's a good question, but I don't think there is a legal requirement as such. Considering that the Bandit flies with no national markings, only mil reg.

Mirage 233 also flew with no national markings. 800 & 817 flew without national markings and were registered on the civil register. 800 eventually had castles applied, but curiously not cookie cutters.


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