CAA Navaid calibration

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CAA Navaid calibration

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The CAA said it would be doing navaid calibration for the DRC. The question immediately arose - what with? - after the crash of the Citation ZS-CAR in George.
I asked the CAA and they replied:
"We are leasing an aircraft with crew and system; however, the function to calibrate remains that of the SACAA and we are also using our own flight inspectors to do the actual flight calibration work.
The process to replace the aircraft is still underway and at an advanced stage."
Interesting that they say they are close to finalizing a ZS-CAR replacement? I wonder what with? - and what a lease and competent crew will cost? - compared to hiring in as needed.
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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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Only calibrator that has been used recently is T7-FIS a BE20.
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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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It looked like some calibration was happening at George Airport a week or so ago. I saw, what looked like a KA200, flying patterns and approaches. I was going to ask on here, but forgot. :oops:

Is that in fact what was happening or was it just someone doing training?

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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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That King Air was has been quite busy over ORTIA in the last week
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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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I hope it is a local KA with competant Crew and not fly by nights from next door.. :shock:
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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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It's T7-FIS which has been used for at least 2 years already...
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Re: CAA Navaid calibration

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T7-FIS is at Lanseria asof Wednesday (9th) after recently calibrating Polokwane, Makhado AFB and Upington
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