Bosbok Survivors

Manufactured by Aermacchi in Italy, and named in South Africa.

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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by paulw » Fri Nov 13, 2015 8:18 pm

What are the G-loading on the Bosbok's? Are they Aero capable?

I know it has a G-Meter, so I suppose it is aero capable?
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Swampdonkey » Fri Nov 13, 2015 9:09 pm

Bosbok can do aerobatics. The limits, speeds and techniques are in the manual.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by paulw » Sat Nov 14, 2015 8:38 am

FATBOY wrote:Bosbok can do aerobatics. The limits, speeds and techniques are in the manual.
Thanks Fatboy
I saw the checklist posted earlier thats why I know about the G-Meter. How can I lay my grubby paws on a manual you described? Can it be downloaded somewhere?
I did a Google, but did not find anything except one or two old Junkmail ads, etc.

Else I will pop in there by Johan Lok....

BTW, I am not an owner, just interested in planes which are aero capable. Talking of which, is a Kudu aero capable? Probably not?
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by John Tomlinson » Fri Jan 22, 2016 1:40 pm

Hello, I visited Denel's and in particular the training centre back in 2008 and noted the following Bosbok ZS-FRA.

I see from this thread that a previous post asked about a missing Bosbok at Denel's, I wonder if this is the one he meant?

My photographs are at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc7 ... 5rV-da75wj and https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc7 ... rV-da75wj/

If you want the original photographs posting, just let me know.

As you can see I have not been able to confirm it's history and wonder if any of the Bosbok experts on this forum can help? Maybe someone works at Denels?

I hope this contribution can help
and maybe we can resolve it's history

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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Ray W » Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:25 pm

I have the following details in my notes

ZS-FRA(2) Aeritalia-Macchi AM-3CM Bosbok ex Ruanda AF 40V03
Marks unofficially applied by staff at the Atlas
Aircraft Apprentice School, Kempton Park.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by John Tomlinson » Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:21 pm

Ray,
Excellent, that is very much appreciated.
If you don't mind, just one final question about your reply? Was this information from the Atlas Aircraft Apprentice School or another source.
Again, thank you, you cannot believe how happy you have made me today!!! As you can see, it has been unresolved since 2008.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Dusterpilot » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:52 pm

Brand new to this forum. Just acquired an AM3C ZU-ADL here in the U.S. Looking for knowledgeable folks to chat with and learn as I get her flying again. My email is bruce.korn@yahoo.com. or I will check on here periodically. I believe there are some Bosboks in Australia and I know of one other here in the States. Looking forward to learning all I can. Thank you and God Bless.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Can1 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 6:26 pm

Dusterpilot you have email.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Warren Haskins » Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:21 am

Anybody know who own Ex SAAF Bosbok 932 ?. I have a framed photograph of it, which the owner can have.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by Bearcat » Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:44 am

Warren Haskins wrote:
Thu Feb 14, 2019 10:21 am
Anybody know who own Ex SAAF Bosbok 932 ?. I have a framed photograph of it, which the owner can have.
932 became ZU-ADM and until fairly recently it was based at Rand in Hangar 50. Not 100% sure if its still there.
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Re: Bosbok Survivors

Unread post by MCK » Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:08 pm

I was prompted to think about the Bosbok today after reading the news that the Irish Air Corps process of retiring their Cessna 172 interceptors, used in patrolling the border during "The Troubles", was almost complete, rocket pods and all!

The Irish retirement process was announced in 2016.

https://flyinginireland.com/2016/04/rep ... this-year/

I was wondering how many of the venerable Bosbok aircraft were still flying in private hands in South Africa?

Good to see recent YouTube videos of the Bosbok being flown in South Africa, like this one, doing the rounds...



Many thanks for an excellent and really interesting thread.

MCK

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