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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Ray W » Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:20 pm

Found this one at Petit the other day - I haven't see it before
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Airfire » Tue Jul 12, 2016 1:24 pm

Took these pictures in 5 March 2011 at Swartkops flying day.

ZU-HBH was one of the first ones brought into country

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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Wed Jul 20, 2016 8:57 pm

Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle ZU-RLE at Wonderboom Airport FAWB
10 June 2016
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:14 pm

Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle ZU-ROC at Rand Airport FAGM
16 Dec 2016
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Rotorhead » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:43 pm

Bearcat wrote:Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle ZU-ROC at Rand Airport FAGM
16 Dec 2016
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One of the best colour schemes that I have ever seen on a Gaz.

I had the privilege to fetch her at Warbirds the first week in December.

What a machine!
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Thu Dec 22, 2016 3:46 pm

Hopefully not a former Hungarian reg..
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:10 pm

cage wrote:Hopefully not a former Hungarian reg..
What is the problem with the Hungarian ones ?
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:13 pm

Bearcat wrote:
cage wrote:Hopefully not a former Hungarian reg..
What is the problem with the Hungarian ones ?
Apart from questionable maintenance?
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:26 pm

cage wrote:
Bearcat wrote:
cage wrote:Hopefully not a former Hungarian reg..
What is the problem with the Hungarian ones ?
Apart from questionable maintenance?
Doesn't Johan Lok pretty much totally rebuild them
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by cage » Thu Dec 22, 2016 9:35 pm

That would be quite expensive.
UK warbirds are much more cost effective to maintain on a Hungarian reg and flown on a Hungarian license.
Unfortunately the standards are below that of the UK regulator. A couple of recent accidents have shown issues and a creative use of spares, on some occasions u/s spares.
Personally would rather fly in a Jabi than an eastern block maintained military helo.
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Dec 22, 2016 10:23 pm

cage wrote:That would be quite expensive.
UK warbirds are much more cost effective to maintain on a Hungarian reg and flown on a Hungarian license.
Unfortunately the standards are below that of the UK regulator. A couple of recent accidents have shown issues and a creative use of spares, on some occasions u/s spares.
Personally would rather fly in a Jabi than an eastern block maintained military helo.
ZU-ROC is ex French Air Force so not connected to Hungary
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Sun May 21, 2017 10:57 am

Aerospatiale /Westland SA-341 Gazelle ZU-RLH Wonderboom Airport FAWB
17 April 2017
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Roo1valk » Sun May 21, 2017 12:14 pm

Here's a recent one of ZU-RZR
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri May 26, 2017 9:03 pm

Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle ZU-RTB at Wonderboom Airport FAWB
18 May 2017
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Re: Gazelle Helicopters

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri May 26, 2017 9:04 pm

Aerospatiale SA-341 Gazelle ZU-ROF at Wonderboom Airport FAWB
18 May 2017
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