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  • RA-1324G Delisted

    The latest Russian aircraft register (dated 23-Nov-2018) no longer lists Gazelle RA-1324G.

    Her fate is currently unknown to me.

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    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Grazie Jos, will make some enquiries.



  • Left-handing a Serbian Gazelle (Photo by Paolo Squintone, taken in November 2018)


    Close-up of G-CDNO's rotorhead


    SA341G G-WDEV (WA1098) as seen at Knocksedan Heliport in Dublin on 25th April 2007 (Photo by Ken Meegan)


    SA341B VH-OIZ (WA1682) as seen at Jamestown, Australia on 21st October 2018 (Photo by Andrew Lesty)




    Check out the latest Gazelle for sale at the GazMart.

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    • Helipixman
      Helipixman commented
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      G-CDNO great way to smuggle moonshine !

    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Ha ha, indeed! That would be moonshine which is shaken and seriously stirred!



  • Avia member Anja flying the Gaz, plus her latest TV interview:


    Anja in a Gaz (Photo by Salinger Igor)


    Anja flying a Gaz (Photo by ​Salinger Igor)

    Anja's latest interview:

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    • Cypriot Air Force SA342L1 '353' as seen in November 2018 (Photo by Hilco Schight)




      SA341G N9000E (cn.1471) NFI

      N9000E seen here with cargo hook, but sadly, little further information.

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    • SA342J 2-WILD (cn.1695) (Photo by Renaud Canivet)

      We need XB's help with the date and location of this shot!


      XX444 as seen at RAF Wattisham in November 2018

      I 'think' this craft (possibly not operational) was involved in an arranged photoshoot at Wattisham.


      Egyptian Gazelle on blocks in November 2018 (Photo by Philip Faik)


      Quilted top now available with embroidered Gaz

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      • xbdt
        xbdt commented
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        2-WILD at Cannes-Mandelieu Airport, October 2018.

      • Zishelix
        Zishelix commented
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        Some interesting pics here, thanks Sav!

      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Grazie XB!

    • First appearance of Gazelle 'Sharks' over Cornwall in August 1975

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      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Very nice!



    • Serbian Air Force SA342L1 12890 (cn.134) as seen in Serbia in 2018 (Photo by Milos Zivadinovic)




      A fleet of digital Polish Gazelles

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      • It's time for Snow Gazelle pics

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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Still a wee bit early, but most enjoyable nonetheless!








      • SA342 Gazelle Viviane's from 3rd Régiment d’Hélicoptères de Combat on exercise in the UK (North England and southern Scotland) with No. 18 Squadron RAF during exercise 'Iron Python' in November 2018 (Photos by Corporal Rob Travis)

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        • SA341B ZB678 (WA1979) as seen over Thirlmere reservoir (and quite close to the road) in Cumbria on 3rd December 2018
          (Photo by Neil Kerr)


          It is possible that this Gaz spent some time in Cyprus with 16 Flight in the 1990's.



          SA341G(S) YU-HWF (cn.1407) as seen at Newcastle Airport on 1st November 2015 (Photo by Peter)

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          • G-CBJZ


            SA341D G-CBJZ (WA1734) as seen at Hamburg Airport on 25th June 2016 (Photo by Dustin Hackert)

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            • G-BZYD Impending Change of Ownership

              One to look out for .... SA341B G-BZYD (cn.1648 ex-UK Army XZ329) is undergoing an ownership change. Has been registered to Aerocars of Wantage in Oxfordshire since 2001.

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              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                Grazie Elipix!



            • Royal Navy Sea Kings, with a Wessex and a Gazelle from RNAS Culdrose, over St Michaels Mount in March 1986.

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              • Originally posted by Helipixman View Post
                One to look out for .... SA341B G-BZYD (cn.1648 ex-UK Army XZ329) is undergoing an ownership change. Has been registered to Aerocars of Wantage in Oxfordshire since 2001.
                Is perhaps the new owner named Carl?


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                • Helipixman
                  Helipixman commented
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                  That would make the new owner Carl Meek.

                  Also currently registered to him is G-BSDZ Enstrom 280FX

                  Helipixman
                  Last edited by Helipixman; 10th December 2018, 18:06.

                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Bravo Elipix!

                  Ah ha .. so more than one Enstrom driver has moved onto the Gaz!



              • SA341B XW846 (WA1009) flying as 'Army Air 76' as seen at SPTA on 22nd November 2018 (Photo by Philip Stevens)

                Seen here visiting from 667 Squadron AAC Middle Wallop.

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                • ALAT Gaz Ops in Mali

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                  • Baggage Area Ex-Military Gazelles

                    Would someone care to explain what happens to the area rear of the cabin (allocated for baggage on civilian Gazelles) on ex-military craft?

                    Is there a mod to install a baggage door? How is this space generally used/accessed once the craft is privately owned?

                    Grazie

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                    • md600driver
                      md600driver commented
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                      Civil Gazelles come with an external baggage door and entry to the baggage area from behind the rear seat. Military ones do not have a baggage door, just access from behind the rear seat.

                      Also, in South Africa they do a modification to install an external door for luggage.

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Grazie mille Stefano, much appreciated.



                  • A newly in uncovered shot of SA342L 241 (cn.1854) while she was with the Irish Air Corps NFI


                    The same cab (cn.1854) an ex-Crabtree bird, now flying as ZU-RZR in South Africa and on duty with the 'Air Angels' c.2017


                    ZU-RNO 'and friends' as seen in South Africa in November 2018


                    SA341B XW842 (WA1002) as seen during overhaul at Middle Wallop in 2010 (Photo by Martin)

                    My records show 1002 as being written-off in 1979, presumably she was rebuilt thereafter?


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                    • Rotorspot
                      Rotorspot commented
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                      Indeed, 1002 was written off on 07-Aug-1979. The helicopter suffered a wire strike at Soltau (West Germany) and crashed. Are you sure this picture does show XW842?

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Not I am not sure Jos, because sometimes the photographers do not get their records straight, like failing to write down the registration when they take the photo and then deciphering the ID from their photo - which often works, but sometimes doesn't. I did try magnifying the photo (which as you can see is poor quality) and its definitely XW84 .. something!

                    • Zishelix
                      Zishelix commented
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                      It's XW847, photo taken in August 18th, 2010.


                  • More Gazelle shots...



                    IAC 241 SA342L c/n 1854 seen at Casement Airfield June 1981 (Helipixman collection)



                    G-WELA c/n 1145 at Redhill, registration was for Graham Weller (Helipixman collection)

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                    • Zishelix
                      Zishelix commented
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                      Interesting photo of the Irish 241. I was almost sure both IAC Gazelles were delivered with red painted belly. Thanks!

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Well spotted Zis! She doesn't have any red on her, neither her nose nor upper tail section. Perhaps this was shortly after her delivery and the red was added later? Avia member Joe is bound to know however.



                  • London Helicopter lanes as seen from G-BZYD

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                    • A brief overview of some of the classic Aussie Gazelles which have featured on the thread.

                      Click on the image to go to the original post and to see a larger copy of the photo.


                      SA341 Gazelle F-ZWRK (cn.04) as seen at Sydney's Kingsford Smith Airport in 1969


                      National Parks and Wildlife Service SA341G VH-WLS (cn.1361) as seen at Griffith Airport in New South Wales in 1977


                      VH-GKK (cn.1527) at an unknown location. This Gaz ended-up being bought by the late Mark Weir

                      And .. I am pleased to offer this latest addition to 'Aussie Gazelles':


                      SA341G VH-PWS (cn.1293) as seen at Sydney's Bankstown Airport in April 1982 (Photo by David Carter)

                      VH-PWS was clearly a stablemate of VH-WLS, both craft serving with the National Parks and Wildlife Service.


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                      • Zishelix
                        Zishelix commented
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                        Not many pics of VH-PWS can be seen around. Thanks Sav!

                    • Any idea about ID of this AeroTec demo machine?



                      https://www.valenceaeroport.fr/en/aerotec-groupen/

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                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        This shot obviously doesn't reveal any numerals, so we shall have to keep a look out for the craft in the times ahead.



                    • First Armenian Gazelle

                      Armenian Helicopters currently operates R66 EK-H001 and EC130T2 EK-H002, but their website is now showing a Gazelle at
                      https://armheli.com/aerospatiale-sa342-gazelle/



                      Of course we recognize this one as SOKO Gazelle YR-BOS, c/n 008.

                      HeliHub reports that Armenian Helicopters is to bring in another passenger helicopter:https://helihub.com/2018/12/11/armen...er-helicopter/ which is quite likely to be this Gazelle.

                      Another one to look out for.

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                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        Some nice reporting there Jos, bravo!

                        Not sure why they are advertising this as a 342, but there we are.

                        We wish Armenian Helicopters all the best with their new acquisition, and hope that their Gaz proves to be a big success!

                    • Gazelle in the snow, landing on Ship in Bergen ready for trip home (Circa 1992)

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                      • Zishelix
                        Zishelix commented
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                        Interesting one, thanks Fene Strong! Looks like high skids on AH.1 (quite unusual)

                        What are those 'hooks' on the skid legs?

                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        Brackets to hold the squaddies skiis in place to facilitate their 'off piste' R&R — think of the British equivalent of surf boards attached to the skids of 'Big Duke 6's' Huey!

                      • Fene Strong
                        Fene Strong commented
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                        Don't think i could ever say Arctic Training was R&R, but still enjoyable.

                    • An anti-aircraft warfare device for rookies... Cheap and effective

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                      • Savoia
                        Savoia commented
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                        Possibly something created by someone who's neighbour runs a Gaz!

                    • Originally posted by Zishelix View Post
                      Interesting one, thanks Fene Strong! Looks like high skids on AH.1 (quite unusual)

                      What are those 'hooks' on the skid legs?
                      I think you may find they are not high skids as they are fitted in the normal skid position. On high gear the front skids mount onto the jacking points which are a little lower than the mountings for the regular skids. Also, the front end of the skids (the part which curves upwards) is longer on the high gear.

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                      • IAC 241

                        Originally posted by Helipixman View Post



                        IAC 241 SA342L c/n 1854 seen at Casement Airfield June 1981 (Helipixman collection)
                        To address some comments from Helipixman's photo of Irish Air Corps Gazelle 241.

                        This pic was taken shortly after she arrived. She was painted the same as 237, but in a lighter red (orange) colour as they didn't have the correct match. The Irish flag was put on her tail a year later.

                        There are several pics of 237/ 241 flying as a pair and you'll notice 241 without the flag as well as having a slightly different colour red as mentioned.

                        I shall post some more pics of both aircraft up ahead.

                        Hope this answers the questions.

                        Brgds

                        Joe

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                        • Zishelix
                          Zishelix commented
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                          Thanks for your kind explanation, Joe. So if I understand well, orange belly should be seen on the photo?

                        • Savoia
                          Savoia commented
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                          Grazie Joe, much appreciated.

                        • Helipixman
                          Helipixman commented
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                          Hi Joe Gazelle

                          I would love to see the photos with the slightly different colour on 241.

                          Helipixman



                      • SA342L L808 (cn.1655) from 8 Squadron based at Rayak Air Base in Béqaa, Lebanon 2018

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                        • HA-LFH (aka Tweety Bird) NFI



                          Hopefully Steve would know missing details

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                          • G-BZYD has now been officially registered to Carl David Meek on 13.12.18

                            G-CBZL is noted on g-info as an open case pending for de-registration having suffered an accident way back on 22.11.03

                            Helipixman

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