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  • Fenestron Maintenance



    Fenestron maintenance being performed at Défense Conseil International.

    Also, a video on DCI below:

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    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Grazie Jos, very nice!



  • Unidentified Gazelle in South Africa in 2019




    New colour schemes for X-Plane Gazelle:









    If you are considering a Gazelle simulator, then we recommend you check out MP Design Studio.

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    Grazie Elipix e Nosco for your info on G-BBHU, great stuff!


    Elsewhere on Avia

    Check out Alouettes and Lamas to see what happens when a Russian Lama meets with an Arabian camel amidst the winter's snow!


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    • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
      Unidentified Gazelle in South Africa in 2019
      No more unknown
      http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...1442#post11442

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    • Another rare Gazelle photo from the Helipixman Collection F-GFHD c/n 1271

      This started life with a test registration F-WMHC to HB-XGA but not taken up then to YV-242CP before becoming F-GFHD and is now in the UK as G-GAZZ.


      Helixpixman Collection

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    • SA341B ZA775 (WA1817) as seen at Manchester Barton on 7th February 2020 (Photo by Michael Powney)




      Fred Kastel with SA342MV F-MGBI in February 2020




      SA341F2 ZU-RNV (cn.1608) as seen in Witbank Emalahleni, South Africa on 7th February 2020 (Photo by Jean-Pierre Lombard)




      Night-time digital Gazelle

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      • Rumours of an Irish Gazelle

        I have heard a rumour that RA-1739G c/n 1299 which is ex ZK-HTB, XX391 might now be in Ireland ?

        Apparently a picture of it in a hangar was put on a site but sadly removed before I got a chance to have a look. The person who spotted it said it still had ZK-HTB in the cockpit ?

        Anyone any ideas or heard anything ?

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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          It would be nice if Ireland get a Gaz back in the land.

        • Rotorspot
          Rotorspot commented
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          All I know is that RA-1739G was cancelled from the Russian aircraft registry nearly two years ago.

        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Irish Gazelle rumour solved!

          The craft is not in Eire Elipix, location soon to be revealed on the GazMart. The craft has been bought by an Avia member and is currently 'unregistered'.



      • SA341G N341ZL (cn.1262) as seen at Fullerton Municipal Airport, Orange County on 30th January 2020 (Photo by David Crocker)




        SA342L ZU-RZR (cn.1854) as seen at Ultimate Heliport in Midrand South Africa on 4th February 2020 (Photo by Jono Druion)

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        • SA342MV F-MGBE (cn.2053) as seen at RAF Fairford on 22nd July 2019 (Photo by Steve Smith)


          SA342M F-MGND being refuelled in Djibouti on 9th April 2015




          XZ321 as seen at Bourne Park in February 2020

          The Gaz Squad reports that the above airframe may be airworthy later this year.

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          • Originally posted by Helipixman View Post

            Rumours of an Irish Gazelle

            I have heard a rumour that RA-1739G c/n 1299 which is ex ZK-HTB, XX391 might now be in Ireland ?

            Apparently a picture of it in a hangar was put on a site but sadly removed before I got a chance to have a look. The person who spotted it said it still had ZK-HTB in the cockpit ?

            Anyone any ideas or heard anything ?

            I thought it was in Germany, not Ireland.


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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Aye, she is indeed in Germany and will make an appearance on the GazMart tomorrow.

            • Helipixman
              Helipixman commented
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              Thanks Steve, That has cleared that up. I think what has happened, is when it was posted on helicopter images the poster realised he had made a mistake by saying it was in Ireland and then took the post down. Germany it is then.



          • SA341D G-CBSK (WA1914) ex-ZB627 as seen at Buckland Manor




            North American Gazelle owner Anthony Chan seen with SA341F2 N918GZ (cn.1672) at Chino Airport in California




            XZ323 as seen at Bourne Park on 18th January 2020 (Photo by Ben Sadler)




            SA341F2 F-MCWP attached to 1er RHC as seen in 1995





            Check out the latest Gazelle for sale on the GazMart

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            • Helipixman
              Helipixman commented
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              Some more lovely shots Sav, you also have the knack for finding great images.

            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Grazie Elipix! We also have a growing number of readers, some of whom send in photos and for which we are thankful.

              And this provides an opportunity to remind anyone reading 'Shrieking Gazelles' who has a Gaz photo you would like posted, to send it to: aviafora1@gmail.com Grazie!

          • Irish Air Corps SA342L '241' at Air Spectacular held on Fairyhouse Racecourse in August 1984 (Photo: Derek Gaynor)

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            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Nice one. I'm sure Avia member Joe will appreciate this.

              Joe, if you're reading this, then check out the IH 206 visible in the background.





          • SA341F2 N9334W (cn.1575) as seen at Page Field in Florida on 12th February 2020 (Photos by Robert Feliciano)




            SA342J YU-HES (cn.1057) as seen in Swavesey, Cambridge in January 2020


            Last month the owner of YU-HES visited MGOC Spares in Swavesey, Cambridge to collect a spare part for his MG. However, before leaving, he treated the staff to a brief spin in wee 'Hessie'.

            Bravo Riccardo!




            SA341B ZA775 (WA1817) as seen refuelling at Manchester Barton on 7th February 2020


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            • SA341G F-ZWRK making her filming debut NFI

              Not entirely sure of the construction number for this one, Jos' records have it as no. 4 but I am mindful that those 'Z' registrations are often passed around among new aircraft.

              I am also unsure of the name of this film, but can say that the craft was piloted during the movie by Dominique Gilles.

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              Because Aviafora is such a loving community, all of our Gaz owners are (obviously) taking their wives out to lunch today (via Gaz of course) as just one of the pre-Valentine's dinner treats they have prepared for their better halves. Because I am so proud of our members for doing this, I am sharing this song which can be played while flying your loved one to lunch!

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              • Rotorspot
                Rotorspot commented
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                The movie is 'The destructors', known in the UK as 'The Marseille Contract'. See
                http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Destructors,_The
                Scroll down the page to see a glimpse of the helicopter and of Dominique Gilles.
                Further down the page a top view of the helicopter is shown, with its c/n 04 visible.
                BTW, Dominique was the test pilot for the Citroen-Marchetti RE.2 helicopter.

              • Zishelix
                Zishelix commented
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                Well done, Jos!

              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                Nice one Jos!

            • A harsh environment for helicopter operations. It would be a short-life for the turbine if not for the particle separator!

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              • SA341F2 ZU-RNV (cn.1608) as seen at Sun City, SA on 16th February 2020 (Photo courtesy of Jean-Pierre Lombard)


                ZU-RLH with Jag at Nelspruit

                An old'un, but seems to have been re-posted.




                SA341D XW910 (WA1228) as seen at RAF Valley on 18th January 1984 (Photo by Taff Evans)

                Seen here wearing a temporary camo scheme. Assigned to 2 Flight, Central Flying School.




                Concept South African Air Force Gaz




                Simulated SA342 thermal imager





                This flying Vario SA341 is now for sale.




                Tiger 20 is scheduled to commence on 10th May.

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                • Zishelix
                  Zishelix commented
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                  Looking forward to see what kind of Gazelle surprise the artists from Les Félins Squadron prepared for this year Tiger Meet!


              • G-BBHU at Jersey in 1983 (Photo: Anton Heumann)



                Btw, we recently posted here another image of the same machine but in different livery:

                http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...1858#post11858

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                • SA342MV F-MGCP (cn.4195) as seen at Aéroport de Rennes–Saint-Jacques on 23rd September 2016 (Photo by Sylvain Gourheu)




                  SA341B XZ325 (WA1635) as seen at Middle Wallop in June 1996 (Photo by Colin Norwood)




                  SA341H HA-LFX (cn.090) as seen at Nove Zamky Airport on 27th September 2014 (Photo by Varga Gyorgy)

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                  • SA341G G-NONA (WA1108) as seen at Duxford on 27th September 2001 (Photo by Chris Young)

                    At least two more Gazelles in the background. These may have been MW birds.

                    Continuing the conversation on 1108 (as per Zis' shot further up of G-BBHU) here is another shot of the same girl, this time posing as 'grandma' at Duxford!

                    Grandma in Italian .. is 'nonna'!




                    Flying with ZU-RLU in South Africa

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                  • SA.342M1 3947/GAS during Exercise Semper Thunder on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in June 29th, 2019. The exercise was a bilateral training conducted between the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit and French Task Force Jeanne D' Arc. (Photo: Nathan Reyes)

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                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      We've got some video footage from this exercise 'somewhere' earlier in the thread. Will try and track it down.

                  • F-GETS s/n 1019 at Val de Loire in July 1988 (Photo: Alphajet.jpb)

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                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      IIRC this bird was written-off in a crash, although I don't remember the details.

                    • Helipixman
                      Helipixman commented
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                      The records I have on F-GETS are the TSO logo was for Thierry Sabine organisation. Was this the Gazelle burnt out at Issy Le Moulineaux December 1991, a target of a possible arson attack ?

                  • Nigerian Air Force Gazelle


                    SA342L F-MMHG at Marseille-Marignane in Jan-Feb 2020 (Photo: Hervé Dermoune)

                    The information accompanying this photo attributes this aircraft to the Nigerian Air Force, and which is a mystery to me! Does anyone have any further details?

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                    • Helipixman
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                      From a recently downloaded ALAT Gazelle list in French (unkown date) I managed to find the following:-

                      3477, 3531 & 3547 all went to Niger in approx 2012
                      4182 & 4185 according to the list due to go to Niger

                      3864, 4047,4067, 4102, 4103, 4123 all due to go to Nigeria (again no dates given)

                      Maybe they have all gone to Niger/Nigeria already ??

                    • xbdt
                      xbdt commented
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                      Not all correct; some 342M's are going to my place.

                    • Helipixman
                      Helipixman commented
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                      Thanks for the heads up Xbdt. Any further info appreciated

                      On the said list it mentions other Gazelles going to Tunisia, Egypt etc. Some of which I would also dispute. The list also mentioned that the majority of those going to either Niger/Nigeria were possibly still stored at Montauban. So it seems some of them have or are going elsewhere. Just shows you cannot trust what looked like a list from someone in the know ?

                      Hopefully you will let us know which 342Ms will be coming to you when the time is right

                  • Gazelles at Phalsbourg

                    Some pictures I took at Phalsbourg (LFQP) back in 2007 during celebration of 100y of helicopters.




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                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Nice shots XB, grazie!

                    • Zishelix
                      Zishelix commented
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                      SA.341F 1451/CWE & SA.342M1 4145/CWO. Nice finding, XB!
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