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Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by steamtrainfan » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:36 pm

Good evening. I now have a computer that can take snapshots from a movie on DVD. In the 1980's SABC ran a series of African Mirror Newsreels. I captured this news item on my old, very old, video recorder. I then converted the video to a DVD from which I have now taken the snapshots below. The quality of the photos is not at all good but please remember that the snapshot facility freezes a moving picture so some distortion does take place. I sincerely hope that I am not breaking any copyright rules by doing this but I,in all honesty, think that these pics would be of interest to all.

A very low flypast by a Boeing 707. I think this is lower than the Air Zimbabwe 707. Any Comments please. Who was the pilot of this 707?
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 1 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 2 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

I have no idea what type of aircraft this is.
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Three Canberras.
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 9 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Four Mirage.
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 4 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Nick Turvey, aerobatic champion, in a ????????
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 6 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

Four Impala.
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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 3 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr

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Baragwanath Airshow 1967 8 by Richard Gillatt, on Flickr
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by Bearcat » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:46 pm

Interesting stuff Steamtrain
No doubt Noel will give us more details .. especially about tht 707 flypast
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by noelotten » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:03 pm

The B707 pilot was 'Bomber' Jackson! He was also a member of JLPC/WGT and a highly respected glider pilot.

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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by noelotten » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:37 pm

I have photos somewhere of all of those airshows .... 'The Golden Age of Air Shows' ...... 1963 to about 1975.

I must say I don't recall the Impalas doing the formation aerobatic bit. That was still very much the era of the Sabres. I'll search through my albums.

1967 Was still during the period when the SAAF were very actively recruiting at every air show around the country. And a very important tool was the 'show-of-force' philosophy ..... multiples of every type of aircraft ... 4 Mirages .... 4 Sabres .... 4 of everything!

I got the 4 mirages! :D

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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by Ray W » Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:37 pm

The aircraft that you're not sure of the type is a Pilatus Porter
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Unread post by KWHYSLOP » Tue Jan 31, 2012 3:32 pm

And Nick Turvey could have been in a ZLIN 326?
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Unread post by noelotten » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:22 pm

Nick Turvey in a Zlin 226
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by goga » Thu Feb 02, 2012 3:40 pm

Ray W wrote:The aircraft that you're not sure of the type is a Pilatus Porter
Ray that is the Porter that became ZS-IHB that flew for the parachute club at wonderboom from about 1970.She is now in Spain I believe
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by Ray W » Thu Feb 02, 2012 7:45 pm

goga wrote:
Ray W wrote:The aircraft that you're not sure of the type is a Pilatus Porter
Ray that is the Porter that became ZS-IHB that flew for the parachute club at Wonderboom from about 1970.She is now in Spain I believe
Yes she did become ZS-IHB and was eventually sold in Spain. Saw her at Rand and GC on the odd occasion.
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by steamtrainfan » Mon Feb 13, 2012 11:06 pm

I have uploaded the above African Mirror clip onto YouTube.


Here is the link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eh5QKTRZ ... AAAAAAAAAA

I hope the link works.

If not look up Baragwanath Air Display 1967.
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by longpete » Wed Feb 15, 2012 7:01 pm

goga wrote:

Ray W wrote:The aircraft that you're not sure of the type is a Pilatus Porter



Ray that is the Porter that became ZS-IHB that flew for the parachute club at Wonderboom from about 1970.She is now in Spain I believe



Yes she did become ZS-IHB and was eventually sold in Spain. Saw her at Rand and GC on the odd occasion.
Hi Derek/Ray:

That cannot be the future ZS-IHB.

ZS-IHB, SN 713, now EC-LAU, was originally HB-FFZ and is a 1969 model.
See:
http://pc-6.com/history/713.htm

The A/C now flies at Skydive Madrid, Ocana, Spain, along with the other ex Snoyman Porter, ZS-LJY, now EC-KGD.
ZS-LJY, SN 677, was originally HB-FEP.
See:
http://pc-6.com/history/677.htm

It's hard to tell, but the registration looks like HB-FCW, SN 638, a 1967 model which became ZS-FEM in 1967. So the time frame is right.
See:
http://pc-6.com/history/638.htm

The website http://www.pc-6.com/ by Markus Herzig, has all the information one might ever want about this most famous of STOL aircraft.

It's a d*@n shame that these two were lost to South African Skydiving.

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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by goga » Wed Feb 15, 2012 8:27 pm

Thanks Longpete then it must be the one that became a crop duster and crashed
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Unread post by Ray W » Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:15 pm

Thanks - will update my records
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Unread post by rodmur » Fri May 25, 2012 2:12 pm

The Porter was left here with Hansi Haaroff to demonstrate after a tour down thorigh Africa.
They did not want it back in Switzerland so offered it at a bargain price. Myself and snoyman both wanted it for skydiving. Snox raised the loot faster than we could and go it for
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Re: Baragwanath Airshow 1967

Unread post by noelotten » Fri May 25, 2012 2:57 pm

R 67 000,- back then was about US $ 85 to $ 90 000,-!!!! :roll:
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