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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by spokes » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:32 pm

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Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:35 pm

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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:36 pm

Jayson v Schalkwyk wrote:
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by flypiper » Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:23 pm

Hi ,

I used to fly ,
Piper T Comanche ZS SWF .
Piper Seneca ZS ISL
Piper Seneca ZS MOH
Piper Colt ZS DUM
Ja spent 19.5 Years in the S Q lots of fun .
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Spice » Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:05 am

Thanks for the replies thus far
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Ray W » Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:31 am

spokes wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 1:32 pm
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That Baron was ZS-ABO
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Winchman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:06 am

Spice wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:18 pm
Winchman wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 11:43 am
I recall my Dad's mate Dave Ogilvy flying his Navion ZA FAE on commando. Had a flight back from Langebaanweg with him while I was doing basics in Saldanha bay in early 1986 after they had an exercise up there.
Dave was at 110Sqn
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Winchman » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:24 am

Spice wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 8:57 am
Good day from the Sandpit,
The SAAF has operated the Comdo/VAS Squadrons for a number of years.
This system provides supplementary support to the SAAF, ito conducting various mission, ranging from 'liaison flight to visrecce'. The squadrons operate/d various aircraft (Lear 35s to C-150s....) on the ZS-register.
If you recall any aircraft type operated in this manner, please dig deep in memories and provide a list of what types you recall.
Much appreciated. Associating it with an ZS will also assist.
Howzit Spice

Your reference to the Lear jogged another memory. In the late 80's I served on Strike Craft, P1568, Kobie Coetsee to be precise. One of our ALPHA gunnery exercises involved a Lear towing a target streamed about 4000m astern with a turbine driven landing light in the nose. The Lear had hard points under the wings and if I recall could carry 4 and deploy as they were shot down. Had a flight in the Lear off PE in 89 or 90 with five Strike Craft participating. Not a sight we are ever likely to see again. The aircraft was 3D ADC. Yours truly at the tip tank.
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Tony van Vliet » Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:45 am

I flew quite a few at 108 sqdn When Iget back homwe I will update
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Unread post by Spice » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:16 pm

3D ADC, She also brings back memories.
Two other Lears that flew for the SAAF: ZS-KJY (LR24) and ZS-MGK (LR35)
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Spice » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:17 pm

At 110 Sqn, a P-68B was flown too, the reg I cannot recall.
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Re: SAAF Commando / Voluantry Air Squadrons

Unread post by Spice » Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:19 pm

Tony van Vliet wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 9:45 am
I flew quite a few at 108 sqdn When Iget back homwe I will update
Thanks Tony
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