Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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Hello everybody,

I remember seeing a CASA/IPTN CN-235 painted in Air Namibia colours once in Johannesburg.

I tried doing a bit of research and I didn't find much information.

Does anyone know on which routes AIr Namibia used them and for how long?
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Re: Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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Circa 1998/ 1999 & they were used on Windhoek - Kasane - Windhoek with an additional shuttle from Kasane to Lusaka about twice a week.
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Re: Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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....I dugged deep in memory and seem to recall such an aircraft but for the life of me, I cannot position it in time, duty and purpose. But I suspect you are spot-on with the Kasane / Bots connection.

Maybe cut back on the bean sauce, makes you forget a lot of things - note to self.
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Re: Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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Hi. If i remember correctly those Casa’s operated out of Eros around 2002/3 for Comav. It was operating on behalf of Air Namibia. Routes we did on those aeries were Walvis, Luderitz, Oranjemund and Cape Town as well as Ondangwa. Also did the freight run for Comav in the evenings. Was a struggle cos of how maintenance intensive the 235 was being a military machine as well as being 2nd segment limited out of Eros. Had one or two interesting moments flying them back in the day 😮‍💨
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Re: Air Namibia and the CASA/IPTN CN-235

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Dougie wrote: Mon Aug 14, 2023 9:11 am Image
Yep. Those are the two that we flew back in the day. Brought back some good memories now looking at the pic of ‘CAN’ again. Remember oom Dougie Castleman did my training on her. Also remember doing some contract work in Angola for a short while on it too..
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