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  • SA342M F-MGAB (3476) as seen on 16th May 2019 NFI (Photo by Martin Wraight)




    SA341B XZ327 (WA1645) and co. as seen at Middle Wallop on 15th May 1994 (Photos by Neil Brant)

    This photo is labelled as being taken at Wallop, but I have to confess that I don't recognise this perspective, then again its been a while since I was at Wallop.

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    • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
      Grazie Jos! 👍

      This is a Paramount bird previously deployed at their training academy in Polokwane South Africa. My guess is that this craft is headed for the Mozambique Air Force.

      Are you sure this is an ex-Paramount machine?

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      • Originally posted by md600driver View Post
        Are you sure this is an ex-Paramount machine?

        No, I am not 100% sure, but here she is at Paramount's training academy in Polokwane in October last year engaged in pilot training for a foreign defence force:


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        • Rotorspot
          Rotorspot commented
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          ZU-RMT was registered 28-Aug-2017 to Paramount Aerospace Systems P/L.



      • HAFTAR Affiliated Forces, Benghazi, Libya

        A recent UN Security Council report shows that Gazelle and Super Puma helicopters are being used and operated illegally against the Libyan Government of National Accord.

        Three Gazelles were acquired in South Africa in mid 2019 and shipped directly to Libya... they were:-

        ZU-HFV WS341B AH.1 (WA1797) ex ZA728 (this is one of the Gazelles that was stored at Stapleford Tawney)
        ZU-RNO WS341B AH.1 (WA1999) ex G-CHMF
        ZU-ROF SA341F2 (1210) ex N210GZ

        These three Gazelles were cancelled from the South African register as sold in Jordan !

        At the same time three Super Pumas (all ex North Sea helicopters) were purchased. These were trucked to Gaborone, Botswana 6.19 before being airfreighted to Benghazi. They are:-

        ZT-RYH AS332L (2032) ex N203VA, G-TIGG
        ZT-RYK AS332L (2161) ex N216VA, G-BMCW
        ZT- AS332L (2154) ex N215VA, G-BLXR

        These were all registered to a Wells Fargo Trust company before being cancelled to South Africa.

        Thoughts anyone ?

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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          We discussed this a little last year on the thread. There was also a Russian Gazelle which participated in this campaign for a short time, in fact I shared a photo of it inside an IL-76 being transported to Libya.





      • SA341B G-UNNS (WA1284) as seen at Redhill on 31st July 2021

        G-UNNS after having received a full detail over the weekend together with some corrective work to her paint and protective coating in the area surrounding her new reg.




        SA341B G-ZZEL (WA1152) as seen at Goodwood on 1st August 2021




        SA342M F-MCXP (cn.3904) as seen in 1986 NFI




        G-RBIL: Leeds > Oxford 29 Jul 21 https://www.radarbox.com/data/registration/G-RBIL

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        • md600driver
          md600driver commented
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          Looks like the 'Gerbil' is off for a maintenance visit.

        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Do you know if there are many privately owned Gazelles which have their maintenance performed with Airbus at Oxford?

      • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
        Do you know if there are many privately owned Gazelles which have their maintenance performed with Airbus at Oxford?

        I don’t think anyone in the UK has Gazelles serviced by Airbus. If you were thinking G-RBIL was off to Oxford for maintenance with Airbus I wouldn’t think so, but Falcon are at Landmead which is just a few miles from Oxford.



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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Grazie Stefano! 👍



      • SA341C G-ZZLE (WA1402) ex-XX436 as seen at Compton Abbas on 31st July 2021 (Photo by Howard Curtis)


        SA341D G-CBSK (WA1914) ex-ZB627 with SA341D G-CBSI (WA1736) ex-XZ934 as seen at Yeovilton on 7th July 2018 (Photo by Simon Brooke)




        SA341B XW865 (WA1119) as seen at North Weald on 14th May 1988 (Photo by John Read)


        Articles

        An interesting (if somewhat provocative) article on the UK's battlefield helicopters:

        https://wavellroom.com/2021/08/03/br...ingle-service/

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        • G-ZZEL Change of Ownership

          G-ZZEL SA341B Gazelle AH1, c/n WA1152, changed ownership to Hill House Helicopters Ltd., Halfpenny Green, Staffs., on 30-Jul-2021

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          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            Grazie mille Jos! 👍



        • Rawandese Air Force SA342L as seen in Rwanda in the early 1990's NFI





          Above and below: The 342 Phantom Gaz as seen in Russia in August 2021 NFI

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          • SA341B ZA774 (WA1816) as seen at Blackpool on 24th July 1985

            SA341B XZ330 (WA1651) as seen at RAF Mildenhall on 29th May 1982 (Photo by Robert Nichols)


            Republic of Guinea


            SA342L as seen in the Republic of Guinea NFI




            Moroccan Air Force to Replace Gazelles

            Morocco is negotiating a deal with Turkey to buy 22 T129 ATAK helicopters worth 1.3 billion dollars. This deal would add to an order of 36 AH-64E Apache attack helicopters and related equipment at an estimated cost of $4.25 billion.

            The acquisition will bolster the attack capabilities of Morocco’s Royal Air Force which currently operates 24 Aerospatiale SA342L Gazelle helicopters procured from 1978 which are in need of replacement.
            https://northafricapost.com/51503-mo...licopters.html

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            • SA341G(S) G-OGAZ (cn.1274) as seen at Inverlochy Castle in Scotland in June 2013 (Photo by Graham Bell)



              SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Chard Equestrian Centre in Somerset on 5th August 2021

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              • SA341B G-BZYD (WA1648) XZ329 at Chard in Somerset on 5th August 2021 (Photos by Daren Eaton and Richard Kirk)

                Avia member Carlo with the Meek-Machine at Chard on Thursday.




                RN Sharks at Yeovilton NFI (Photo by Stuart Mitchell)

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                • N624EL


                  SA342J N624EL (cn.1094) as seen at Aéroport de Sion in Switzerland on 8th August 2021



                  SA341C HT2 ZU-HBH (WA1418) as seen at Swartkop Air Base on 10th May 2014 (Photo by Gary Shephard)




                  SA342M N342GZ (cn.4055) as seen at Lake Tahoe, Nevada on 6th August 2021

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                  • SA341G G-WMAN (cn.1277) as seen at Newtownards in Northern Ireland in June 2003 (Photo by Paul McAllister)

                    Owned by James Wightman.




                    SA341B as seen at Binevenagh Mountain in Northern Ireland in August 2021


                    SA341B XX419 (WA1381) as seen in Aalborg, Denmark on 25th March 2006 (Photo by Erik Frikke)




                    SA342M F-MGAC during a display in France

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                    • SA341G N341DT (cn.1110) as seen at Zoersel Airport in Antwerp on 18th August 2018 (Photo by Gerard van der Schaaf)




                      SA341B ZB693 (WA2009) as seen at Manchester Barton on 3rd August 2021 (Photo by Joseph Collinson)








                      SA341C G-ZZLE (WA1402) ex-XX436 as seen on 10th August 2021 (Photos by Rachel Green)

                      Rachel Green flying one of the Gaz Squad Gazelles.




                      Turbomeca Astazou For Sale

                      Civilian Astazou IIIA with 200 hours remaining. Out of calendar life.



                      For further details contact Mark Rowlands:

                      Email: tow2000@gmail.com
                      Tel: +1 818 919 5493

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                      • Gazelle destined for the Rwandese Air Force as seen in the early 1990's




                        SA341B XX403 (WA1333) as seen at Middle Wallop in 1998

                        Celebrating the silver jubilee of the Blue Eagles.


                        SA341B XZ303 (WA1539) as seen at RAF Shawbury on 25th September 2008 (Photo by Mick Bajcar)




                        Digital Gazelle concept

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                        • SA342J(S) F-HGUN (cn.1058) as seen departing Grenoble le Versoud Aerodrome on 28th September 2012 (Photo by Romain Baheu)




                          SA341G JA9153 (cn.1260) as seen at Iruma Air Base in Japan in October 1976

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                          • ALAT SA342's with Puma at Middle Wallop on 16th April 2013 (Photo by Steve Matterface)




                            SA341D XX382 (WA1272) as seen at RAF Cosford in June 1984 (Photo by Andy Bird)




                            Concept digital Gazelle

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                            • SA341B G-HSDL (WA1227) as seen at Manchester Barton on 15th August 2021

                              Howard Stott with 'Helga' attending yesterday's fly-in at ManBart.


                              Film Gazelles

                              Zis seems to be quite keen on 'Film Gazelles', this one from the film 'Max Headroom', perhaps this has appeared before.






                              2-WILD


                              SA342J 2-WILD (cn.1695) in Austria on 14th August 2021

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                            • N401S at San Carlos Airport in June 2000 (Photo: Alex Calder)

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                              • Savoia
                                Savoia commented
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                                Nice one Zis! 👍

                                cn.1509 now flying in the UK as N340SM.



                            • SA342L1 Partizan 12870 (cn.101) as seen in Novi sad Čenej, Serbia on 28th May 2008 (Photo by Pedja Stamenkovic)




                              SA341F2 ZU-RNV (cn.1608) as seen at Wonderboom Airport on 16th August 2021




                              SA341B ZA771 (WA1813) as seen at RAF Valley in Anglesey on 25th January 2007 (Photo by Shaun Connor)




                              SA341B G-HSDL (WA1227) departing ManBart on 15th August 2021

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                              • SA342J D-HOPP (cn.1695) as seen at Hannover Airport in the 1990's (Photo by Theo Diekmann)




                                Iraqi Air Force Gazelle NFI

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                                • Hi All,

                                  I'm in the market to purchase a 'G-' reg permit to fly MOD gazelle with decent hours remaining...

                                  If anyone knows of any available or potentially willing to sell theirs, please feel free to contact me on 07568 165 519
                                  or via email at: liambarnes2005@gmail.com

                                  Kindly,

                                  Liam Barnes

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                                  • Buongiorno Liamo!

                                    A warm welcome to Avia.
                                    I believe you have already had contact with one of our members (Elipix) but its nice to see you on the forum.

                                    As you may have noticed, we've featured your craft a couple of times on the thread already.

                                    One of our members has an ex-Army cab ready to go, and there are several other ex-MOD examples immediately available and I'm sure people will start contacting you shortly about this. If for whatever reason you can't find exactly what you're looking for, then get back to us and we will do what we can to track down the right aircraft at 'hopefully' the right price.

                                    Best wishes and once again, welcome aboard.

                                    Sav

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                                    • gazelleflyer1705
                                      gazelleflyer1705 commented
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                                      Hi Sav,

                                      Thank you very much for your help.

                                      I have been in brief contact with Stefano (Steve?) regarding G-CDNO and it definitely seems to be a contender!
                                      As I get my one maintained at MW helicopters I have been told that the remaining engines they have to put in the new MOD rebuild project don't have the best hours remaining....although I could be mistaken.

                                      With regards to Falcon I was aware that they were selling G-CBKA however I believe it could have just sold.
                                      If you hear of any in flying condition with good hours or anyone else hears of any please feel free to drop me a message.
                                      In the meantime, G-CDNO is on my radar!

                                      Apologies for cluttering up the forum with my chatter

                                      All the best,
                                      Liam

                                    • Helipixman
                                      Helipixman commented
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                                      Great to see you on here Liam, hope we can help you to find another Gazelle.

                                    • gazelleflyer1705
                                      gazelleflyer1705 commented
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                                      Hi Elipix,
                                      Thank you for the welcome & good to hear from you again!
                                      I appreciate your help,
                                      Kindly
                                      Liam



                                  • SA342M F-MGOB (cn.2183) as seen at Le Luc Le Cannet on 21st July 2013 (Photo by Marc Duthet)




                                    SA341B ZB683 (WA1990) NFI




                                    Lebanese SA342L NFI

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                                    • SA341G G-BRNH (cn.1413) as seen at Denham Airfield in 1989 (Photo by Elipix)




                                      SA341B ZB693 (WA2009) as seen at Manchester Barton on 3th August 2021 (Photo by Charles Cunliffe)




                                      SA342M landing aboard La Fayette class frigate F711 'Surcouf' NFI

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                                      • SA341G(S) YU-HWF (cn.1407) as seen at Bournemouth Hurn on 20th August 2021 (Photo by Lee Weston)




                                        SA341B XW846 (WA1009) as seen at Deelen Air Base in the Netherlands NFI (Photo by Alex Waning)

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                                        • Originally posted by Savoia View Post

                                          SA341G(S) YU-HWF (cn.1407) as seen at Bournemouth Hurn on 20th August 2021 (Photo by Lee Weston)


                                          Wasn’t that G-EHUP 1407, belonging to Liam’s Dad?


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                                          • Savoia
                                            Savoia commented
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                                            Aye Stefano, according to Elipix.

                                            Liamo, do you have a photo of G-EHUP you could share with us from the time when Papà Liamo owned her?

                                          • gazelleflyer1705
                                            gazelleflyer1705 commented
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                                            Buon Giorno Sav!

                                            I believe I have a few I'd be more than happy to share with you.

                                            Bear with me for a day or two whilst I dig through the old photo albums...

                                          • Savoia
                                            Savoia commented
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                                            Grazie mille Liamo! 👍 Whenever you have the time.

                                            Avia is overdue an overhaul (now slated for 2022) and so our photo-posting protocol remains a bit clunky, but you can read about the posting procedure here: http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...es-on-aviafora

                                            If you have difficulty in posting the photos (and many do, and for which I apologise) then just write the post without the photos and I will add the them to your post afterwards. You can mail them to: aviafora1@gmail.com







                                        • SA341C VH-OIW (WA1007) as seen at the Marble Hill Estate in South Australia on 21st August 2021




                                          SA341F2 N9334W (cn.1575) as seen Stateside on 22nd August 2021



                                          SA341B G-BZYD (WA1648) ex-XZ329 as seen at Sandown, Isle of Wight on 22nd August 2021 (Photo by Geoff Allan)




                                          SA341G(S) YU-HWF (cn.1407) in Cornwall

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                                          • SA341B XX412 (WA1362) as seen at Middle Wallop on 24th July 1982 (Photo by John Yates)




                                            SA341D XZ935 (WA1742) as seen at RAF Cosford on 1st June 2008 (Photo by Richard Flagg)




                                            Gaz Brochure

                                            Zis, another Gaz brochure up for sale at the moment: https://www.ebay.it/itm/265277335596

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                                            • Zishelix
                                              Zishelix commented
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                                              Noticed but waiting for affordable one Thanks anyway!
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