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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Sun Aug 20, 2017 6:34 pm

We are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the NSRI and we want you to be part of this celebration!

The NSRI Airborne Sea Rescue base - Station 29, is opening its doors to you, please come & visit, meet the team & see how we do what we do.

When : Saturday 26th August 2017 from 10H00 to 14H30
Where : ASR base at AFB Ysterplaat, Piet Grobler road, Ysterplaat.
S33° 54.622' E018° 29.419'

Enjoy freedom of our rescue base, our hospitality and see the aircraft we use as platforms from which to deploy advanced life support aviation medics and rescue swimmers during maritime rescue operations out at sea.

Static displays, helicopters coming in and departing during the morning.

09H00 Gates open – please register at the gate as you arrive.
Parking in main parking area on the base – NSRI banners.
10H00 Shackleton ground run, come & watch the four Rolls Royce Griffon engines run up
10H00 ASR base 29 is open to the public
13H00 words from the Station Commander
14H30 base closing

Highlights
Meet the NSRI crew
Watch the SAAF museum Shackleton ground run at 10H00
Static display of rescue equipment at our base including:
- The SAAF museum Westland WASP, the first rescue platform
- The SAAF museum Aerospatiale Alouette III – the platform we cut our teeth on
- The SAAF Denel Oryx – mainstay of terrestrial and maritime rescue platforms in SA
- The SAAF AW Super Lynx MK 64 – night capable rescue platform

Drinks and snacks will be provided
RSVP - station29@searescue.org.za

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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:23 pm

.....Dean my lasitie was looking for you but apparently you have gone walkabout? Need to fix a rendezvous, want that book of yours?
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:24 pm

....oh he send me a nice w/app clip if someone can load it, sound marvellous.
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Unread post by Deanw » Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:44 am

Sorry I couldn't make it. Had some really exciting things planned for the morning, but had to pull out as I still felt unwell.

V5 - LEO, please have your son SMS or email me (dean at SAairforce.co.za) and I'll make a plan to met.
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Unread post by V5 - LEO » Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:38 pm

.....txs Dean, will do, hope you are getting well?
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:55 pm

Join us for the monthly Shackleton Ground Run on Saturday 28 October 2017. Visitors to sign in at the museum before moving to the flight line at 10am. Donations are encouraged.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:57 pm

The last Shackleton Ground Run for 2017 will take place on 25 November at AFB Ysterplaat. Bring a crowd!
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Unread post by Deanw » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:49 am

Please note that due to some logistical challenges there will be no Shackleton Ground Run (AFB Ysterplaat) in January.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:36 pm

There is a Shackleton Ground Run planned for this Saturday 24 February at 10am. Visitors report to the SAAF Museum AFB Ysterplaat from 9am.
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Unread post by Deanw » Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:06 pm

Please note there will NOT be a Shackleton Ground Run in March due to it being Easter Weekend. Thank you.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Fri May 25, 2018 7:25 am

The May Shackleton Ground Run will take place at Ysterplaat on 26 May 2018. Sign in from 9am at the Museum.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:00 am

The next Shackleton Ground Run is scheduled for 30 June 2018 at AFB Ysterplaat. Sign in at the Museum from 9am.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:48 am

Shackleton Ground Run on the 25th of August 2018 at AFB Ysterplaat. Sign in at the Museum. Snacks, drinks and an assortment of memorabilia and books will be on sale.
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am

Will the Shack ever fly again ?
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Re: Next Shackleton ground run..When?

Unread post by Deanw » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:55 am

Bearcat wrote:
Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:50 am
Will the Shack ever fly again ?
After a comprehensive risk analysis, the unfortunate answer is no for a multiplicity of reasons. :(

Deteriorating spares availability, age and maintainability of systems, low available airframe/spar hours, age of existing qualified air/ground crew, too few hours and funding available to train new air/ground crew, low interest in volunteering (over)time from service members, etc, etc.
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