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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by photon » Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 pm

Boeing 727-100 ZS-DYM (later ZS-SBA)

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Boeing 727-100 ZS-SBE (Previously ZS-DYR)

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Lockheed L18-08 Lodestar ZS-ASJ

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During 1963 a number of SAA staff formed the "Flying Springbok Aero Club".
The club was based at Rand Airport and its first aircraft was Tiger Moth ZS-BYM.
Here's a pic of one of its later aircraft , Cessna 172 ZS-CFE (a 1957 model with orange Tail) an the club's flying instructor Kurt Bonow.

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Unread post by photon » Thu May 09, 2019 9:04 pm

Nice pic of SAA's Boeing 737-200 ZS-SBL.
This aircraft, together with its sister ship ZS-SBM were the first two 737's delivered to SAA.
They arrived in South Africa on 8 November 1968.
Flown by Captains Pi Pienaar and A.de Wet, the aircraft flew together all the way from Seattle to Johannesburg via Montreal, Las Palmas, Ilha do Sal, Sao Tome and Windhoek. The landing at Jan Smuts was preceeded by a low level fly-past in formation.

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Boeing 737-200 ZS-SIF "Komati" in a later color scheme.

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photon wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:06 pm
During 1963 a number of SAA staff formed the "Flying Springbok Aero Club".
The club was based at Rand Airport and its first aircraft was Tiger Moth ZS-BYM.
Here's a pic of one of its later aircraft , Cessna 172 ZS-CFE (a 1957 model with orange Tail) an the club's flying instructor Kurt Bonow.

ImageSAAMS_C172_20190506_0001a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
Wow ! I got some time on this aerie, it was based in Brakpan in 96, I wonder if it’s still around today.
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Unread post by Bearcat » Thu May 09, 2019 9:19 pm

ace505 wrote:
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photon wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:06 pm
During 1963 a number of SAA staff formed the "Flying Springbok Aero Club".
The club was based at Rand Airport and its first aircraft was Tiger Moth ZS-BYM.
Here's a pic of one of its later aircraft , Cessna 172 ZS-CFE (a 1957 model with orange Tail) an the club's flying instructor Kurt Bonow.

ImageSAAMS_C172_20190506_0001a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
Wow ! I got some time on this aerie, it was based in Brakpan in 96, I wonder if it’s still around today.
This pic taken at Rand in 2007
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Unread post by ace505 » Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 pm

Bearcat wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:19 pm
ace505 wrote:
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photon wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:06 pm
During 1963 a number of SAA staff formed the "Flying Springbok Aero Club".
The club was based at Rand Airport and its first aircraft was Tiger Moth ZS-BYM.
Here's a pic of one of its later aircraft , Cessna 172 ZS-CFE (a 1957 model with orange Tail) an the club's flying instructor Kurt Bonow.

ImageSAAMS_C172_20190506_0001a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
Wow ! I got some time on this aerie, it was based in Brakpan in 96, I wonder if it’s still around today.
This pic taken at Rand in 2007
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Thank you, that’s just the way I remember her, I almost feel nostalgic.
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 pm

ace505 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:46 pm
Bearcat wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 9:19 pm
ace505 wrote:
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Wow ! I got some time on this aerie, it was based in Brakpan in 96, I wonder if it’s still around today.
This pic taken at Rand in 2007
Thank you, that’s just the way I remember her, I almost feel nostalgic.
Great :) .. glad I could bring back memories .. now save the pic for your collection :)
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

Unread post by gregdeklerk » Fri May 10, 2019 3:40 pm

photon wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:06 pm
Boeing 727-100 ZS-DYM (later ZS-SBA)

ImageSAAMS_B727_20190506_0002a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
Why did SAA change the registrations on the 727s?
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Unread post by photon » Fri May 10, 2019 4:33 pm

gregdeklerk wrote:
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Boeing 727-100 ZS-DYM (later ZS-SBA)

ImageSAAMS_B727_20190506_0002a-res by omer mees, on Flickr
Why did SAA change the registrations on the 727s?
It was not only the 727's that changed registrations.
During 1968 SAA decided to have all its aircraft re-registered in two special series exclusively allocated to SAA by the department of civil aviation.This was done for publicity reasons and to group types of aircraft together.
Initially, the blocks ZS-SAA to SAZ (long range aircraft) and ZS-SBA to SBZ (short range aircraft) were set aside.
The re-registering of the aircraft started around december 1968.
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Re: SAA Museum Society pix

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Bearcat wrote:
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This pic taken at Rand in 2007
Thank you, that’s just the way I remember her, I almost feel nostalgic.
Great :) .. glad I could bring back memories .. now save the pic for your collection :)
Taken at Grand Central on 2009
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Unread post by photon » Sun May 12, 2019 5:49 pm

pic of the DH-82A Tiger Moth biplane ZS-BYM of the Flying Springbok Aero club.
The plane was in a dilapidated condition when it was purchased by the club in 1963.
18 moths later it was fully restored to flying condition.
It was painted in a color scheme similar to the SAA aircraft of the period, so I guess it had a dark blue cheatline and orange tail.
Unfortunately I have not yet seen a color pic of it.

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Unread post by photon » Wed May 15, 2019 7:14 pm

Sometimes we come across some interesting pics of military aircraft in the museum's archive
Catalina Mk1B serial FP129 of RAF 262 Sqn at the maintenance base of Kisumu on Lake Victoria in 1944

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