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    For more info see here.

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    • Savoia
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      Nice one Zis!

      This Gaz (which I think was bought by Mark RIP) has the nicest rear pax window I've ever seen. Now combine this with Stefano's one-piece lower main door perspex and you've really got a 'Bella Gazzella!'

      Note the HF antenna just below the door. Also the oil cooler pipe picked-out in a different colour. I've seen this before but didn't think much of it, but in this blue/grey tone it actually works well.



  • GAZ DOWN: IVORY COAST

    An ALAT Gazelle from the 43rd Marine Infantry Battalion (BIMA) crashed yesterday, 9th January, in the Comoé River (some 30 kilometers north-east of Abidjan) while on operations in the Ivory Coast.

    The Gazelle is reported to have had three persons on board, all of whom survived with minor injuries.

    Unconfirmed reports suggest that the aircraft may have hit a power line.
    http://apanews.net/index.php/en/news...e-river-alepe/

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    • Zishelix
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      Thank God no one got hurt badly.

    • Savoia
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      Yes indeed.

  • Historical Gazelle Accident

    Soko's HO-42 (12665) crashed in Kragujevac, Serbia on December 30th, 2003 while delivering a Santa Claus.


    Luckily all five on board, including a child, escaped with minor injures only.

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    • Savoia
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      A Christmas miracle I'd say!

      Seem to remember watching this some years back.

      Do you happen to know the cause of the crash?

    • Zishelix
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      I wouldn't know, haven't seen official accident report yet.



  • SA341H E7-AAB (cn 037) as seen at Banja Luka, Belgrade on 18th December 2017


    A Les Félins SA342 tailboom in frost, January 2018


    SA342L ZU-RZR (1854) at Heidelberg Airport in South Africa in January 2018

    Taken en route from Durban to Johannesburg.


    SA342 Étain-Rouvres Air Base 2018

    Q: How many Frenchmen does it take to remove a Gazelle from a hangar?


    SA341G N341GG (cn. 1181) unknown date and location

    Ride along with a Digital Combat Simulator SA342 on a nap-of-the-earth flight over Normandie

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    • Ginger has got a pin badge!

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      • Hey Sav, one more for your Snow Gazelles photo album

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        • Savoia
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          Ha ha, grazie Zis! Lovely to see. She's even wearing 'snow shoes'.



      • SA341C XW845 (WA1007) as seen at RNAS Yeovilton on 8th July 1972 (Photo: Chris England)



        SA341G N101CL (1061) as seen in Perris, California on 15th July 2006 (Photo: Nathan Havercroft)



        SA341B ZB689 (cn WA2002) as seen at RAF Shawbury (date unknown)

        The comments accompanying this photo were such that I just had to share them:

        "Not certain where these images were taken, but appears to be some kind of 'Kwik-Fit' for military helicopters, where flagging machines were revamped to pass thier MoT."



        Based on the hangar interior I have tagged the photo as being at Shawbury.

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        • Originally posted by Savoia View Post

          SA341G N101CL (1061) as seen in Perris, California on 15th July 2006
          'CL' was owned by Bob Bondurant, a famous American racing driver. It was based at his driving school at his Phoenix raceway.

          We went flying in CL with him around the year 2000 and showed him some things in the Gazelle that he didn’t know he could do! Then he took us out on the race track, and that drive was awesome!

          He also trained police drivers for speed-driving in police Ford cruisers that were souped-up, his driver training including TPAC and other police stopping practices.

          Here's Bob with 'CL' at Sears Point Raceway:

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          • Savoia
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            Great post Stefano!

            Sounds like you had a 'souper' time.


        • - SPECIAL OFFER TO AVIAFORA READERS -

          As with last year, Rotorspot is pleased to make available our 2018 Gazelle production list. This list is an aggregated production list for Aérospatiale, Westland and Soko built Gazelles and details the registration and serial number of each Gazelle together with the aircraft's historical registration records, as well as the status of the aircraft (whether it is operational, withdrawn from use, written-off, etc.). Distinctions are made between the various models, both civilian and military, as well as stretched variants.

          This list is being offered exclusively to readers of 'Shrieking Gazelles' as part of the ongoing cooperation between Rotorspot and Aviafora and is available in various formats. The 2018 Gazelle production list contains numerous updates and revisions from last year's list, also including new historical data that has come to light. An example of this is the recently revealed identity of the Niger Gazelle 5U-MHE.

          For your free copy send an email to rotorspot@yahoo.com and please remember to state your preference of format (XLS, CSV or plain text).

          Rotorspot currently provides more than 158,300 civil helicopter registration entries, for both current and historical helicopters.

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          • Rotorspot
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            I will, when you tell me the preferred format.

          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            Ha ha, as every year, plain text, grazie!

          • Zishelix
            Zishelix commented
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            Thanks Jos!

        • SA341G N1831A (cn 1200)

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          • Some recent shots of the Haelo Gaz (SA342J HA-LFH cn. 1775) courtesy of 'Team Haelo.'







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            • Zishelix
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              Artistic shots, very nice.

          • Adjusting Fen Blades



            Just a nice photo

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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Nice shots Zis!

          • Gaz and ..

            Gaz n' Puma


            L'Armée de Terre SA342L1 4219 'GEN' (2219) with 'GCG' as seen at Corneilla-la-Riviere on 11th April 2015 (Photo: Berthon Guillaume)

            Gaz n' Lynx


            British Army Gazelles with Lynx (location unknown) on 17th May 2005 (Photo: Keith Draycott)

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            • French ALAT Gazelle Viviane boarding for Afghanistan in 2012.



              RAF Gazelle dramatic take off during display at Shawbury in 1982 (Photo: Ian Forshaw)

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              • SA.342J F-GCCZ c/n 1393 (Photo: Lionel Laporte)



                Another nice photo of the same machine here

                Now flying as YU-HEV

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                • Rotorspot
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                  I have contacted the photographer. He has no more information.

                • Zishelix
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                  I wouldn't know, sorry.

                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Grazie grazie Jos e Zis!

              • Montenegrin Gazelles flying in formation with Super Galeb G-4 jet trainer



                All these birds produced by Soko Mostar

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                • Savoia
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                  You're coming out with some great shots Zis, bravo!

                  Are these all 342's?

                • Zishelix
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                  Nope, all 341's (HO-42)

                • Savoia
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                  Okay, grazie.

              • XX436


                SA341C XX436 (WA1402) aka G-ZZLE as seen at Bourne Park on 24th October 2015 (Photo: Gary Beale)

                And there I was thinking that all the RM Gazelles were 341B's!

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                • Savoia
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                  Happy New Year Andy!

                  Any news on your 'special event' for this year?

                • N48284
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                  Yes Happy New Year to you all!!

                  The event is at Middle Wallop again, at the same time of the year, and is the 80th Anniversary of both the Auster and the airfield.

                  All Aviaforans are welcome to join us at Middle Wallop on 7-8 April 2018.

                  More details can be found at: www.auster80.co.uk

                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Great stuff Andy!

                  My late godfather joined the Air OP in 1945 where he flew the Auster, later becoming chief flying instructor and manager of the Royal Artillery Aero Club.

              • Ah, some people and their sense for fashion



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                • Savoia
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                  Zis's T-shirt!

              • Originally posted by N48284 View Post
                Ha yeah. Sacrilege really, how someone can think it’s acceptable to paint an HT.2 in RM markings. At least it’s back to its original scheme now. Let’s hope no others get painted to represent a different mark.
                Oh dear Andy you won’t like mine then as it’s changing from Sharks to Batus!

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                • Savoia
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                  So looking forward to seeing this BATUS bird Stefano. What a lovely tribute it will be to the AAC's international Gaz ops.



              • SA341G EC-EQU (Photo: Zishelix)

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                • A key holder with 'Gazelle' on cyrillic... made in Serbia.

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                  • Mini SA342 'GAL' 3862



                    ~ ~ ~

                    In other news .. to find out why Sav is smiling at the moment, click here.

                    All I can say is .. 'Please God let it happen!'

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                    • 706 Being Prepared for New Paint


                      SA341G RA-05706 (WA1802) in her hangar near St. Petersburg in January 2018

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                      • D-HAAF


                        SA341G D-HAAF (cn. 1111) as seen at Stuttgart Airport on 10th September 1993 (Photo: Ray Barber)

                        Hopefully this craft will re-emerge in the times ahead.

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                        • ZU-RZR


                          SA342L ZU-RZR (1854) in flight in South Africa

                          705 Squadron


                          Royal Navy Sharks at RAF Chivenor in July 1984

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                          • Marines & ALAT


                            SA341B XX412 (WA1362) as seen at RAF Chivenor in August 1984


                            SA341F BDK (1388) as seen at Liège-Bierset on 12th May 2007 (Photo: Alex van Noye)

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                            • SA341G(S) F-GEQA (1274) NFI now flying as N71FR (Photo: Zishelix)

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                              • SA341G(S) N901B (cn.1410) as seen at Breighton Airfield on 7th January 2018 (Photo by Jez)



                                SA341G 2-WMAN (cn.1277) as seen at Breighton Airfield on 5th November 2017 (Photo by Jez)

                                With our great thanks to 'Jez' for these supa shots from Breighton! Grazie mille Jez !!!

                                Some will notice that I have assigned the Avia-name 'Jenni' to 2-WMAN. Given her registration (which could be read as an abbreviation for 'two women') I wanted to find something that might represent this. Other factors were that this 'girl' (1277) has French connections and that her owner is domiciled in the UK. The obvious choice therefore seemed to be the British comedy duo French and Saunders. Jenni being taken from Saunders' first name!

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                                • Savoia
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                                  Ha ha, grazie Stefano, I'm sure it is!

                                • Rotorspot
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                                  According to the publicly available Guernsey aircraft register the owner's name is James Wightman.

                                • Savoia
                                  Savoia commented
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                                  Grazie Jos! 'Jonathan Ross accent on': I'd say that is pwobably Wight!


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                                • SA341B over San Carlos in the Falkland Islands NFI

                                  Possibly a 3CBAS Marines bird?

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