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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Rotor kop » Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:45 pm

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Roger » Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 pm

Their domain name has already been zapped up by a mining company. :o
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 am

Roger wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Their domain name has already been zapped up by a mining company. :o
Look here my china! :lol: www.placo.co.za
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am

Fransw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 am
Roger wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Their domain name has already been zapped up by a mining company. :o
Look here my china! :lol: www.placo.co.za
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:07 pm

Cornell Blok wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:10 am
Fransw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:28 am
Roger wrote:
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:29 pm
Their domain name has already been zapped up by a mining company. :o
Look here my china! :lol: www.placo.co.za
Sjoe that was fast :shock:
They are here for the oil! :wink:
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Johan Swakopmund » Fri Feb 08, 2019 2:14 pm

HI Frans

Hier in Namibia sien ons die sjinese slaap met hulle oe oop en mis niks.
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 3:03 pm

johnythelaw wrote:
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HI Frans

Hier in Namibia sien ons die sjinese slaap met hulle oe oop en mis niks.
Miskien n les om te leer vir ons boertjies

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:04 pm

I have heard that the Placo hangar at Rand has been sold and that the new owners are well known and respected in the industry.
I know who they are but dont feel its my place to announce it if they have not yet done so themselves
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by jimdavis » Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:01 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 6:04 pm
I have heard that the Placo hangar at Rand has been sold and that the new owners are well known and respected in the industry.
I know who they are but dont feel its my place to announce it if they have not yet done so themselves
That sounds like good news Bruce. I wish them all the best in their new home.

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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by southside » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:23 pm

I can confirm they are moving into Placo's old hanger
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:27 pm

southside wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:23 pm
I can confirm they are moving into Placo's old hanger
Who? Please tell us. Good advertisement for them anyway..
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by southside » Sat Feb 09, 2019 12:26 am

Fransw, for the same reason as stated above, I cannot say.
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Shaneuren » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:27 pm

Fransw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:27 pm
[quote=southside post_id=2015989 time=<a href="tel:1549650187">1549650187</a> user_id=51296]
I can confirm they are moving into Placo's old hanger
Who? Please tell us. Good advertisement for them anyway..
[/quote]

Hi Guys.

It was very sad to see Placo go. They have been a fundamental part in the General Aviation Sector for many years. A lot of Engineers at some stage of their career have been employed by Placo.

Alton Aero Engineering originally from Richards Bay have purchased Hangar 14 and have started with the clean up of the hangar.
We intend to move at the end of the month to be operational by the 1st Of March.

We have been At Rand for a year now, Clifton Avionics was very kind and allowed us to Rent their Hangar for the last year. To them we are forever greatful.

The official announcement will be in the next isssue of African Pilot.

Kind Regards

Eugene Voges.
Alan Burgess.
Shane Uren.
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Fransw » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:49 pm

Shaneuren wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:27 pm
Fransw wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:27 pm
[quote=southside post_id=2015989 time=<a href="tel:1549650187">1549650187</a> user_id=51296]
I can confirm they are moving into Placo's old hanger
Who? Please tell us. Good advertisement for them anyway..
Hi Guys.

It was very sad to see Placo go. They have been a fundamental part in the General Aviation Sector for many years. A lot of Engineers at some stage of their career have been employed by Placo.

Alton Aero Engineering originally from Richards Bay have purchased Hangar 14 and have started with the clean up of the hangar.
We intend to move at the end of the month to be operational by the 1st Of March.

We have been At Rand for a year now, Clifton Avionics was very kind and allowed us to Rent their Hangar for the last year. To them we are forever greatful.

The official announcement will be in the next isssue of African Pilot.

Kind Regards

Eugene Voges.
Alan Burgess.
Shane Uren.
[/quote]

Thank you!

Best of luck for you guys!! :smt023
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Re: Placo closes down

Unread post by Christopher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:10 am

<Alton Aero Engineering originally from Richards Bay>

Huh? No, surely not? Didn't Boet (Voges) originally set up shop on the field at Empangeni, before moving across to the bay?? (Do correct me if I am wrong)
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