PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

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PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by lampiesJR » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:36 pm

A friend of mine sent me this picture he took with his phone. Happened just south of Hermon towards Wellington. It looks like a PC12. Maybe a forced landing exercise? You don’t see aircraft like this flying low in the area
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Christo » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:41 pm

Farmer looking at things maybe

That's not that low anyway, most likely someone surveying something.
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by lampiesJR » Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:50 pm

Christo wrote:
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:41 pm
Farmer looking at things maybe

That's not that low anyway, most likely someone surveying something.
I know the farmers in the area. None of them own aircraft, especially not a PC12.
And why surveying with a PC12? Aren’t there better aircraft for the job?
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:06 pm

Any private strips in the area? Maybe a charter? Sales demo? Maybe a test flight and they taking the scenic route back?

I have been asked by charter clients to follow trains from Sishen. We were in a Lear 45... :shock:
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:09 pm

Well the area is FAD69 so highly likely that it was the climb phase of a forced landing exercise.

I have actually found the AMS machine conducting PPC and slow flight training in the D200 in recent months or could be late last year ( suffering from CRAFT sickness to much lately ). Anyhow its not uncommon to find a PC12 around any sector there are many in ops all over.

But here is a tip to really being successful at spotting a PC12. Watch the runway exits, one is bound to get stuck there with a blown out tire again soon. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by MGR » Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:54 am

Take off out of Diemerskraal maybe...? Don't they have an L39 stationed there as well? I've done some precautionary landing exercises there myself. This is in the Stellenbosch general flying area, so lots of training happening there.
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by 20048 » Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:48 pm

Low flying?
And your Avatar is a crop sprayer :lol:
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Ugly Duckling » Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:13 pm

:?: SAAF PC12 from Langebaan/Ysterplaat/TFDC or return
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Multirotordronepilot » Wed May 01, 2019 6:34 am

20048 wrote:
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Low flying?
And your Avatar is a crop sprayer :lol:
I'm pretty sure his intention was not of a complaint but rather a question why a PC12 would be operating in that area at low at.
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by lampiesJR » Wed May 01, 2019 7:45 pm

20048 wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 8:48 pm
Low flying?
And your Avatar is a crop sprayer :lol:
Exactly. Horses for courses :D I bet you haven’t seen a crop sprayer playing around at 30 000ft
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Goffel » Thu May 02, 2019 4:24 pm

I have seen a crop sprayer at 18000 feet.....does that count. (in fact, three Thrushes were in formation).

and i have seen a PC12 at 50foot.

The PC12 was taking off out of a strip not far from where the photo was taken and was on its way back to Cape Town International...(and was a classified flight before anyone else asks questions as to why).

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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by Rab » Thu May 02, 2019 9:34 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: PC-12 flying low between Hermon and Wellington

Unread post by snoopy » Tue May 14, 2019 2:34 pm

why a PC12 would be operating in that area at low at.
Probably because it can. :lol:
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