DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Goose1 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 7:22 pm

ZuluBen wrote: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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The runway in +/- 2nm South east of rooiwal powerstation, north of Pretoria ( S25 34 40 60 , E028 16 06 14)

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by thomas01 » Fri Oct 15, 2010 11:46 pm

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

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:09 pm

africatravelchannel wrote:I would love to make a video of the event if anyone has more details please message me.
The film company Aquavision has been aboard since the start of the restoration project almost two years ago. A high quality action packed feature will be produced by them for History Channel or Discovery. It will be proper to first approach the owners - :-# just out of courtesy .
Anyway ...
Final preparations for Saturday the 30th done today by the team. She looks ready.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by africatravelchannel » Sat Oct 16, 2010 6:29 pm

.....wow what a treat this was!
our technicians are currently working on a technical issue with this video...please stay tuned......we will be right back.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Viking » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:10 pm

Nice vid.

Can you post a version without the music, so that we can hear those lovely radials :mrgreen:
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by africatravelchannel » Sat Oct 16, 2010 8:42 pm

it's fixed...sorry about that...

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by dbeerp1 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 2:01 pm

Information for those who would like to attend the event
All enthusiasts and photographers are welcome, it promises to be a big and joyful event.
DATE: 30th October 2010 – (Weather permitting)
TIME: Will be early in the morning; make sure to get here in time.

We are looking at arranging a shuttle service from Wonderboom airport at around 07h30 and return around 13h00 for people that would like to fly-in to Wonderboom and attend this special event. For more information feel free to contact us at pieter@pbierbuses.co.za

For people that will be driving out, there will be parking available (follow signs), N1 Pietersburg highway north past Zambezi off ramp, past Petroport, take next turnoff Walmanstal/Pyramid. Turn left at turnoff and continue on road for 1km. Located on right-hand side of the road.

Refreshments and food will be available for purchase during the day. Remember to bring a camera, chair and sunscreen
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Jaws » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:25 pm

Hi all, a couple of updates have been made to the ZS-XXX c/n 45329 page on www.dc-3.co.za cheers, Jaws
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Jaws » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:26 pm

I mean www.dc-6.co.za sorry, jaws
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Thys Bas » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:39 pm

Are we allowed to fly to Goose's strip (early)? If so, is there enough parking for visiting aircraft? Is there a time limit for arriving aircraft?

Will there be ATC? :wink:
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Goose1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:02 pm

Thys Bas wrote:Are we allowed to fly to Goose's strip (early)? If so, is there enough parking for visiting aircraft? Is there a time limit for arriving aircraft?

Will there be ATC? :wink:
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I checked the runway this afternoon and would not even land there with Super cub with beloon tyres :( . Will keep every one up to date on the states of runway. This is a private airstrip it is used AT YOUR OWN DISCRECTION and AT YOUR OWN RISK :shock:

Sorry Thys no ATC, you will have to speak to your self :wink:

Maybe Le Chavalier du Ciel can give us a +/- ETA for the fligh :?:
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by ZuluBen » Wed Oct 20, 2010 7:59 pm

Thanks for the update Goose.

What is the problem with the strip, bumpy or just loose?

Maybe a bit of rain will settle it ?

Keep us posted, will use the Wonderboom route if needed, but would really like to fly in to the strip before the DC6 arrives.

Any news on the rumoured appearance of the Namibian DC6 for formation pics ?
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Le Chavalier du Ciel » Wed Oct 20, 2010 9:09 pm

Estimated time of departure at Swartkop 10:00am
Estimated time of arrival at goose's strip 10:20am
The strip is at S25 34 47 and E28 16 10 which puts it well within Wonderboom CTR, but close to the northern sector Waterkloof MTMA and southern sector of Pretoria General Flying Training Area 1. Saturday mornings usually pretty busy in that area.
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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Goose1 » Wed Oct 20, 2010 10:02 pm

ZuluBen wrote:Thanks for the update Goose.

What is the problem with the strip, bumpy or just loose?

Maybe a bit of rain will settle it ?

Keep us posted, will use the Wonderboom route if needed, but would really like to fly in to the strip before the DC6 arrives.

Any news on the rumoured appearance of the Namibian DC6 for formation pics ?
Hi Ben

Yes the strip is very bumpy and loose but rain will help to settle the loose sand.

Thay will have to work on the runway's bumps, in my opinion it is not usable for the DC6

If the runway is in order to be used by the small aircraft they ALL MUST be on the Ground at 09:00(one hour before the DC gets airborn).
There must be no aircraft that could influence the DC6's flight parth close by [-X Lets get this one home safe =D>

Contact pieter@pbierbuses.co.za for the shuttle service from Wonderboom Airport

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Re: DC-6 to fly out of Swartkop?

Unread post by Nico Willemse » Fri Oct 22, 2010 8:00 am

I would love to be there....
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