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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by kudu177 » Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:09 pm

So when is the Big Day?
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Fri Aug 06, 2010 6:34 pm

Gear retraction test was done this week - look ma no wheels!
Owners must still prepare landing strip & CAA inspection to issue ferry permit.
I would say early September, how does the 4th of Sept sound?! :^o
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Mon Sep 20, 2010 8:52 pm

kudu177 wrote:So when is the Big Day?
Saturday 16 October 2010
weather permitting, CAA permitting, 4 P&W's permitting
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Goose1 » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:50 pm

They started marking the mod's to my runway on saterdag(2010-9-18)

16 Oct 2010 sound a bit optimistic but lets see maybe they will spark with the mods to the runway

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Goose1 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Things are happening =D>
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:00 pm

Goose, did you know that this particular DC-6 that will land on your strip, was delivered to Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1957. CP Air had a very well known insignia on the tail of their aircraft from about 1961 onwards - a Canadian Goose. The Goose comes home.
According to the restoration team the flight has been moved to the next Saturday 23 October 2010.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:44 pm

For all those that love the sound of big P&W's the DC-6 crew will be doing final checks this Saturday 16th at Swartkop during the morning.
The "final" flight is scheduled for either the 23rd or the 30th depending on the pilot's Johann vdB and Flippie V's busy flying programme.
You can also go to http://www.dc-6.co.zafor some historic info on the old bird.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Spice » Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:55 pm

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Oct 14, 2010 10:53 pm

Nice pic =D>
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by ZSAHT » Fri Oct 15, 2010 8:33 am

Exited!, and also very sad!
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by richard C » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:18 am

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by africatravelchannel » Fri Oct 15, 2010 4:34 pm

Got these shots today, she is looking good...
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:13 pm

I'm going to make a plan to be there - its only a pity that she'll only be making one more flight
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by ZuluBen » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:41 pm

Goose, just out of pure curiousity, where is that nice strip of yours?

Looking at the dates, I might just be able to fly out of Bots to come and see this, I have a serious soft spot for those old planes.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by africatravelchannel » Fri Oct 15, 2010 6:44 pm

I would love to make a video of the event if anyone has more details please message me.

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