Shackleton 1722..where?

Aviation chatter - For ALL Pilots and Aviation Enthusiasts

Moderator: Moderators

Tipper
Take off Clearance
Posts: 136
Joined: Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:41 am
Location: Cape
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Tipper » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm

EricG posted this wonderful picture of Shackleton 1722 on Airliners and indicates that it was taken in October 1993......but where??

The taxiway joins the runway somewhat further from the threshold than anything seen in South Africa at present. Any suggestions out
there??

Have a look here:


http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-Af ... R3/5390727
User avatar
Selcal
Pre-take off checks
Posts: 83
Joined: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:42 am
Closest Airfield: EGKK
Location: Mud Island
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Selcal » Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:28 pm

Tipper wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm
EricG posted this wonderful picture of Shackleton 1722 on Airliners and indicates that it was taken in October 1993......but where??

The taxiway joins the runway somewhat further from the threshold than anything seen in South Africa at present. Any suggestions out
there??

Have a look here:


http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-Af ... R3/5390727
Possibly SAAF Durban?

http://www.saairforce.co.za/seed/public ... _large.jpg
User avatar
Etiennedup
Radio Call
Posts: 288
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:05 pm
Closest Airfield: Cape Town
Location: Somerset West
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Etiennedup » Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:43 pm

Definitely not Durbs Selcal............
Have a look at both ends.
-----------------------
Anybody know what Pietersburg looked like?
Durban-001.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Etienne du Plessis
----------------------------------------------------
User avatar
ERNIE
Finals (unmanned) for a Full Stop
Posts: 422
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2011 9:22 pm
Closest Airfield: Virginia FAVG
Location: Durban North
Has liked: 17 times
Been liked: 0

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by ERNIE » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:11 pm

Etiennedup wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 8:43 pm
Definitely not Durbs Selcal............
Have a look at both ends.
-----------------------
Anybody know what Pietersburg looked like?

Durban-001.jpg
Etiennedup

To me everything in the aerial picture of the runway, points to it being that of the old Louis Botha Airport, Durban. The upper part of the picture is the threshold of Runway 23 and the Buildings to the left are the Hangars and Buildings of the old AFB Durban, including the vehicle parking area outside of the Entrance Gates to the Base.

At the other end of the runway are the Oil Storage Tanks which are located to the West of the Threshold of Runway 05. In the centre on the Western side of the Runway are the Terminal Buildings and hardstand.

ERNIE
If the wings are travelling faster than the fuselage, it has to be a Helicopter and therefor unsafe. ....Fixed wing Pilot.

It is generally inadvisable to eject directly over the area you have just bombed. ...USAF Manual
User avatar
Etiennedup
Radio Call
Posts: 288
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:05 pm
Closest Airfield: Cape Town
Location: Somerset West
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Etiennedup » Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:59 pm

Ernie, I cannot see how this adds up...........check the threshold.

.
Untitled-1 copy.jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Etienne du Plessis
----------------------------------------------------
User avatar
Romeo E.T.
8000 Tousand
8000 Tousand
Posts: 8597
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 pm
Closest Airfield: FAJS
Location: JHB INTL/Kpt Park/Rand Apt
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 60 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:18 pm

Tipper wrote:
Sat Feb 09, 2019 2:04 pm
EricG posted this wonderful picture of Shackleton 1722 on Airliners and indicates that it was taken in October 1993......but where??

The taxiway joins the runway somewhat further from the threshold than anything seen in South Africa at present. Any suggestions out
there??

Have a look here:


http://www.airliners.net/photo/South-Af ... R3/5390727
Port Elizabeth
RNY 08

before the current runway extension which is vizible on google earth
sometimes we suffer a bit from C.R.A.F.T. sickness..Can't Remember A F@#%ing Thing

https://www.facebook.com/ralf.t.schulz
mikeas
Priming
Posts: 35
Joined: Wed Jul 06, 2016 3:27 pm
Closest Airfield: FAPE
Location: Port Elizabeth
Has liked: 2 times
Been liked: 0

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by mikeas » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:40 pm

Port Elizabeth
RNY 08

before the current runway extension which is vizible on google earth
[/quote]

Hmmm not so sure ... the rwy sign just above the wing doesn't look like 08 - second digit looks more like a 9 to me.
Anyone have better tools to zoom in and sharpen that part of the mage?
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Romeo E.T.
8000 Tousand
8000 Tousand
Posts: 8597
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 pm
Closest Airfield: FAJS
Location: JHB INTL/Kpt Park/Rand Apt
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 60 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:57 pm

mikeas wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:40 pm
Port Elizabeth
RNY 08

before the current runway extension which is vizible on google earth
Hmmm not so sure ... the rwy sign just above the wing doesn't look like 08 - second digit looks more like a 9 to me.
Anyone have better tools to zoom in and sharpen that part of the mage?
[/quote]

how long ago did the magnetic variation in PLZ cause the the possible RNY 09 to change to the current RNY 08
just a thought ??
sometimes we suffer a bit from C.R.A.F.T. sickness..Can't Remember A F@#%ing Thing

https://www.facebook.com/ralf.t.schulz
User avatar
Glenn L
Incipient Spin
Posts: 351
Joined: Tue Jun 09, 2009 9:32 am
Closest Airfield: FAPE
Location: Port Elizabeth
Has liked: 5 times
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Glenn L » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm

I also thought it was old 08 in PE .... but not certain anymore.
the old runway is still on google maps and it looks different to the Shack pic

2019-02-10 (Small).jpg
5390727 (Small).jpg
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
Bearcat
20,000 Leagues Above
20,000 Leagues Above
Posts: 29970
Joined: Mon May 09, 2005 11:51 pm
Closest Airfield: Grand Central
Location: JHB
Has liked: 18 times
Been liked: 135 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:19 pm

For me the big clue is the mowed grass .... what airports in SA have/had such manicured grass .. old Durban ?
User avatar
Etiennedup
Radio Call
Posts: 288
Joined: Fri Jan 26, 2007 10:05 pm
Closest Airfield: Cape Town
Location: Somerset West
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 0

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Etiennedup » Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:30 pm

Agree, not Port Elizabeth......... anyway, lived in PE for thirty years and never saw grass as lush as that at the runway.
We're looking for a place with with Kikuyu that must be mowed at least once a week...........

Etienne............. BEARCAT, you beat me to it :)
Etienne du Plessis
----------------------------------------------------
User avatar
Romeo E.T.
8000 Tousand
8000 Tousand
Posts: 8597
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 pm
Closest Airfield: FAJS
Location: JHB INTL/Kpt Park/Rand Apt
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 60 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:44 pm

Glenn L wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 2:11 pm
I also thought it was old 08 in PE .... but not certain anymore.
the old runway is still on google maps and it looks different to the Shack pic


2019-02-10 (Small).jpg

5390727 (Small).jpg
I didn't have access to the historical images for PLZ, but now that I see yours, and my memory flashes back, yup, PLZ vegetation near 08 is a lot more "wild" than the well kept grass in the original image

So agree...PLZ 08 is "OFF THE TABLE"

Next !
sometimes we suffer a bit from C.R.A.F.T. sickness..Can't Remember A F@#%ing Thing

https://www.facebook.com/ralf.t.schulz
User avatar
Romeo E.T.
8000 Tousand
8000 Tousand
Posts: 8597
Joined: Wed Nov 16, 2005 10:49 pm
Closest Airfield: FAJS
Location: JHB INTL/Kpt Park/Rand Apt
Has liked: 7 times
Been liked: 60 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by Romeo E.T. » Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:53 pm

my next suggestion is CPT runway 16 ???

with the red sign board indicating that RNY 19 lies ahead (off the top of the pic)
sometimes we suffer a bit from C.R.A.F.T. sickness..Can't Remember A F@#%ing Thing

https://www.facebook.com/ralf.t.schulz
User avatar
allanroy
Frequent AvComer
Posts: 793
Joined: Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:56 pm
Closest Airfield: FACT
Has liked: 0
Been liked: 1 time

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by allanroy » Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:12 pm

FACT 2001 Image
User avatar
rare bird
Too Tousand
Too Tousand
Posts: 2107
Joined: Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:47 pm
Has liked: 27 times
Been liked: 12 times

Re: Shackleton 1722..where?

Unread post by rare bird » Sun Feb 10, 2019 6:33 pm

Ysterplaat
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.

Return to “General Aviation Chatter”