First Blackhawk in South Africa!

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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Fransw » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:28 pm

With those powerful engines I bet it can take of without main rotorblades! :shock:
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Fransw » Thu Nov 23, 2017 9:40 pm

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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by flypiper » Fri Nov 24, 2017 7:14 am

Hi Guys,

What is the lifting capasity of the Black hawk and the Heue ?
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by rotorbug » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:20 am

flypiper wrote:Hi Guys,

What is the lifting capasity of the Black hawk and the Heue ?
Been told 1 ton on the bucket in the Huey and 3 tons with the Blackhawk.
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by cage » Sat Nov 25, 2017 11:35 am

rotorbug wrote:
flypiper wrote:Hi Guys,

What is the lifting capasity of the Black hawk and the Heue ?
Been told 1 ton on the bucket in the Huey and 3 tons with the Blackhawk.
W&B chart I have says:
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Walter105 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:17 pm

So with this being the only Blackhawk in SA I take it crews will have to go to the US for conversion to type?
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by paulw » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:25 pm

New TV series on DSTV called "Valor" with woman pilot etc. Currently tonight on 101 S1E1. Repeats still coming.
They fly the Valor similar to the Blackhawks.

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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:54 am

Has ZT-RGA flown yet ?
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by flypiper » Thu Dec 28, 2017 2:56 pm

Hi Guys.

Thanks for the feedback it makes sense 1 to 3 a massive diff.

Regards. :)
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by BlackWidow » Tue Jan 30, 2018 6:26 am

Any updates on the project? Flown yet?
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Deanw » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:04 pm

Given that a cockpit upgrade is being done, I suppose it will take a while yet before first flight?
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by 340 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:31 pm

I heard this beauty was flying this morning, hope she will be operating soon.
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Induna » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:20 pm

interesting registration... ZT-xxx
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by Deanw » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:35 pm

ZT has been used for new helicopter registrations for a while now, the ZS-Rxx and ZS-Hxx are full.

South Africa has always been allocated the ZS/ZT/ZU prefixes.
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Re: First Blackhawk in South Africa!

Unread post by nrm » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:49 pm

ZT will soon be full. Being used for drones.
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