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  • Mozambique Air Force


    Mozambique Air Force SA341B as seen in Mozambique on 25th September 2021




    Qatari Air Force SA342L QA-05 (Photo by P. Steinemann)


    Qatari Police


    Qatari Police SA341 QP1 (Photo by P. Steinemann)

    QP1 has featured before on the thread, but I believe this is the first time in colour.

    Qatari photos courtesy of Avia member Jakub.


    Qatari Air Force live fire demonstration

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    • SA341B G-UNNS (WA1284) overhead Chapeltown in South Yorkshire on 2nd October 2021 (Photo by Alan Meloy)

      A wee tribute to Elipix's PapΓ  in the Avia logo for G-UNNS.




      SA341B XX383 (WA1273) as seen at Blackpool on 22nd October 1984 (Photo by Philip Pain)




      SA341G N37UP (cn.1224) over Lago di Bolsena,
      Provincia di Viterbo in October 2021

      With thanks to Avia member Liberio for this video.





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      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        '.. 𝒂 π‘·π’Šπ’‘π’†π’“ 𝑡𝒂𝒗𝒂𝒋𝒐 𝑬𝒍𝒔𝒕𝒓𝒆𝒆 𝒕𝒐 𝑳𝒖𝒕𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒏 𝒂 π’‹π’π’π’π’š!' β€” As opposed to the Piper Navajo G-OLLY! πŸ˜† Sorry, couldn't resist that.
        Given that the flight was from Elstree, I'm supposing that you arranged this for him, and I'm sure he must have enjoyed it.
        As it happens, today's 'BAG' shot incorporates a Navajo!

        It's just a hunch, but I'm guessing that PapΓ  Elipix would have loved the Gaz!

      • Helipixman
        Helipixman commented
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        Yes it would have been good being G-OLLY which I saw many times at Biggin Hill mainly. The jolly was with myself, brother and father and was done by a German ferry pilot Hans Niby. The day before I met him at Elstree where he was taking a Cessna 310 to Ireland and bringing back a Piper Seneca. I went to Luton with him in G-BAKE to clear customs, none at Elstree in those days. He said the following day he would be doing the same trip in D-IHFD so he said come along, so Dad also went. Happy days! My father was sadly not really into helicopters, liked to look at them but never a fan ! He actually knew the directors of Medminster and Air Gregory which he did not tell me until I started fixed wing training, maybe if he had I would have gone into helicopter training instead. Oh how things could have been so different !

      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Very interesting Elipix, grazie.

        You mention G-BAKE and it is making me think of a story I shared with Stefano about my father's secretary in Yorkshire who used to make the most delicious Parkin cake and which was traditionally eaten around this time of year. She was very strict however about baking this outside of Hallowtide (ie. during the church feasts occurring within the first half of November, notably All Saint’s Day, All Souls Day and the Feast of St. Martin). One year though she very graciously prepared it for my birthday, even though it fell outside of this time. I showed my appreciation by demolishing (as in ravenously eating) as much of the cake as I could in record time! πŸ˜†

        Medminster .. its been a while since I heard that name! They took over Alouette II G-AVEE from Gregory's, but I don't know whether they operated under their own name as a charter company?

    • Egyptian Police


      Egypt Police SA342L (cn.1603) as seen in Giza, Egypt NFI (Photo courtesy of Aiva member Jakub)




      SA341F2 F-MCWO as seen at Phalsbourg in May 1996 (Photo by Olivier Bonnet)




      The '342 Phantom' manoeuvring in St. Petersburg in October 2021





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      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        The photo is courtesy of Jakub.

        Thank you for F-MCWO's cn. I don't suppose you know the markings or registration of 1603?

      • Zishelix
        Zishelix commented
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        I'd say it's 3203 visible under the Gazelle logo.

        Btw, #1603 is a Navy machine.

      • Savoia
        Savoia commented
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        Grazie mille Zis! πŸ‘



    • Admiral Brian Brown with SA341C ZB649 (WA2012) at Stoner Hill in Hampshire on 16th March 1990




      ALAT 342 NFI (Photo by Karl-Eric Lenne)





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    • Seeing as Zis mentioned F-MGET yesterday ..


      SA342M F-MGET (cn.4225) NFI




      BAG, NFI




      SA341C G-IBNH (WA1033) NFI




      YU-HWF at Stapleford in September

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      • Ghanaian Police to Receive Two Gazelles

        Ghanaian president Nana Akufo-Addo has announced that three helicopters, two Gazelles and one AS350 Ecureuil, will be delivered to the Ghanaian national police in November.

        Six pilots have recently completed their training in South Africa [at the Paramount Training Acedemy in Polokwane]. President Akufo made the announcement at the graduation ceremony for the 50th Class of Cadet Officers at the Police Training Academy in Tesano, Accra.
        www.koaci.com/article/2021/10/03/ghana/societe/ghana-trois-helicopteres-et-des-cameras-de-surveillance-pour-renforcer-la-police_154364.html


        Let's hope some pictures will surface.

        Fabrice

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        • Savoia
          Savoia commented
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          Grazie mille Fabrizio! πŸ‘



      • SA341B XX380 (WA1268) as seen at RNAS Yeovilton on 12th March 2016 (Photo by Stuart Mitchell)




        SA341G G-WDEV (WA1098) as seen at Stapleford in March 2000 (Photo by Bill Teasdale)




        LH-94306 as seen in China NFI



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        • SA341G(S) G-MANN (cn.1295) as seen at Stapleford on 1st November 2012 (Photo by David Reeves)




          QA-07 + 2 NFI (Photo by P. Steinemann)

          Qatari photo courtesy of Avia member Jakub!



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          • After a looong search I came across this image of C-GEJE (SA342J; c/n 1057)!



            It is not often that I find a new Gaz scheme!

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            • Zishelix
              Zishelix commented
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              Dominion Pegasus Helicopter Ltd. situated in King City, Ontario CA

            • Savoia
              Savoia commented
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              Grazie Zis! πŸ‘ It would be a fine thing if we could one day track down some photos of CF-GCE during her time with Pegasus.

            • Helipixman
              Helipixman commented
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              Also a new one for me - not seen that scheme before -great addition.



          • SA341B XZ290 (WA1489) as seen at Belfast Airport in October 2021 (Photo by Dimitri Kuznecovas)




            SA342's in Egypt NFI




            SA342J D-HOPO (1708) +1 as seen at Aeromecanic in Marignane NFI




            Accident Report Now Published

            The Belgian Air Accident Investigation Unit (AAIU) final report on the crash of Belgaz N505HA on 5th September 2018 has now been published: https://mobilit.belgium.be/sites/def...nal_report.pdf

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          • SA341F2 F-MGQZ (cn.1718) NFI




            SA342L QA-08 NFI (Photo by P. Steinemann)

            With thanks to Avia member Jakub for the above photo.




            SA341B G-BZYD (WA1648) as seen
            near Beachy Head in East Sussex
            on 12th October 2021


            It's been a while since we heard from Carlo, but I hope he is keeping well.





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            • SA341G(S) G-UTZY (cn.1307) as seen at Battersea in 1987 (Photo by Ibrahim Ahmet)



              Iraqi Gazelles NFI




              HA-LFX landing at Hungaroring
              on 31st July 2011

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              • Helipixman
                Helipixman commented
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                First time I have seen G-UTZY with the logo on the tail, difficult to see what it says - possibly peter Walker but cannot read the part at the bottom ?

              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                To me it appears to read Brent Walker (as per Michael's comment of Avia's FB page) and the name at the bottom seems to begin with Fali .. or Fari .. or something similar. However, the image breaks up when magnified so it could be something entirely different!



            • G-CBKA New Owner Registered

              G-CBKA was officially registered to it's new owner, Graham Paul Hinkley, on 12.10.21.

              Graham is starting to put together a collection of ex-military helicopters. He already has a Lynx and a Scout.

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              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                Grazie Elipix! πŸ‘

                Great stuff, would be lovely to see one of the earlier Lynx flying again. Do you happen to know if his Lynx is the AH7 recently delivered to North Weald, ie. XZ678?

              • Rotorspot
                Rotorspot commented
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                The Lynx is an AH7, registration G-NCKS, c/n 047, ex XZ179.

            • Zishelix wrote:

              "Sure, this is briefly what I have about #1057: Produced as SA341G; 1973 CF-GCE ; 1979 N9042U; 1987 C-GEJE; upgraded to SA342J; 1989 EC-EQU; 2003 F-GOSO & 2004 YU-HES."

              A couple of additions to this history:

              Firstly, while being N9042U, there was a reservation for N341NA, but this was not taken up, exact date unknown.

              Secondly, before becoming EC-EQU, she was temporarily registered as EC-309, exact date unknown. This probably has to do with the conversion.

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              • Savoia
                Savoia commented
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                Grazie Jos! πŸ‘

                EC-309, is that a civilian designation?

              • Rotorspot
                Rotorspot commented
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                EC-309 is a Spanish temporary registration, mainly used for testing purposes.



            • SA341D G-RBIL (WA1199) as seen at Duxford on 14th October 2021 (Photo by David Whitworth)




              SA341B ZB671 (WA1958) as seen at Middle Wallop on 14th October 2021





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              • Can anyone assist me please?

                I have seen a Gazelle for sale in South Africa, but I am unable to identify the aircraft's registration.

                Any clues?

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                • Savoia
                  Savoia commented
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                  Greetings to you Ian.

                  The aircraft in the photo is ZU-RNB which is a former Ecuadorian Army SA342L.

                • Jensen Jordan Lubowa
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                  By the way. I have 2 Gazelle's in south Africa for sale, SA341F2 and D



              • SA341D G-CBKA (WA1746) as seen at Duxford on 16th October 2021 (Photo by David Whitworth)




                Gulf War Gazelle NFI (Photo by D. Lauvergeon)

                Above photo courtesy of Jakub.








                Gazelle brochures currently up for grabs:

                https://www.ebay.it/itm/203651054602...8AAOSwHaBWkvpq

                https://www.ebay.it/itm/362238034705...YAAOSwpw1afy-U

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                • SA341G ZU-ROO (cn.1301) as seen at Mossel Bay Airfield in October 2021 (Photo by Rudie Barnard)


                  SA342L ZU-RMW (cn.1427) as seen at Warmbaths Airfield in Bela-Bela, Limpopo in October 2021
                  With thanks to Avia reader 'DG' for the above photo of RMW. Grazie amico!




                  French Forces Complete Exercise Cormoran 21

                  The two-week military exercise involving cooperation between the French armed forces has been completed.

                  The exercise involved 1,500 personnel and employed six Tiger attack helicopters, six NH90 and two Puma transport helicopters as well as ten Gazelle reconnaissance helicopters.

                  https://news.usni.org/2021/10/18/fre...s-from-the-sea




                  The '342 Phantom' performing a fly-by
                  near St. Petersburg in October 2021


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                • ALAT Gazelle on board a carrier NFI

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                  • Savoia
                    Savoia commented
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                    Very nice Zis! πŸ‘



                • SA342M F-MGEK (cn.4216) as seen at AΓ©rodrome de Millau-Larzac on 17th October 2021 (Photo by Pierre)




                  SA342L ZU-RMW (cn.1427) as seen at Warmbaths Airfield in Bela-Bela, Limpopo on 9th October 2021 (Photo by Gary Shephard)


                  SA341C ZU-HBH (WA1418) as seen in South Africa in 2016 NFI (Photo by Simon McDonnell)




                  Mini-gun Gaz fly-by





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                  • Classic 1970's Civivy Gazelle Interiors








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                    • xbdt
                      xbdt commented
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                      I have somewhere the exact seat configuration like the one displayed in the second picture. I think these came from Canada. The rear seat is very comfy and there is a built in slot below (like a storage compartment for documents).

                    • Zishelix
                      Zishelix commented
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                      You're right, I think all these were interiors for North American market.

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Very interesting Zis to see these classic interiors! πŸ‘



                  • SA341D G-CBKA (WA1746) as seen at Duxford on 16th October 2021 (Photo by Ben)




                    For Jakub ..


                    SA342M's as seen during Operation Daguet in 1991




                    SA341F2 N918GZ (cn.1672) as seen Stateside in January 2016 (Photo by Barry Ambrose)


                    N918GZ as seen in California
                    in October 2021

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                    • Jakub Cikhart
                      Jakub Cikhart commented
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                      WOW, great pic of Gulf Gazelles. This should be in hi-res I can see BPG leading the pack. Any chance for other identifiers ? Cheers !!

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Unfortunately I don't have any other info on this shot Jakub.



                  • Change of Ownership G-CTFS

                    G-CTFS is now showing as a potential change of registered owner as of 12.10.21 with a review date of 20.10.21

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                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Grazie Elipix very interesting! πŸ‘

                      We haven't seen or heard anything about this craft for some time now.

                      Do you think this may be headed for the 'Gunner' stable?



                  • SA342L 241 (cn.1854) as seen in Bray Co. Wicklow on 21st August 2005 (Photo by Frank Grealish)




                    SA341B ZA728 (WA1797) NFI




                    N341ZL Sold to Australia

                    SA341G N341ZL cn.1262 which has featured on the GazMart and was sold earlier this year, has been shipped to Australia, presumably to her new owner.

                    ZL was one of the lowest time Gazelles available with just over 3,000 hours on her frame and is fitted with a custom panel to accommodate an array of additional instrumentation.





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                    • SA341C HA-HCD (WA1102) as seen at HajmΓ‘sjkΓ©r Airport in Hungary on 4th September 2021 (Photo by Attila Groszvald-Groszi)
                      With our thanks to Zishelix for the above photo!




                      SA341B XZ314 (WA1595) as seen at Middle Wallop on 26th July 1979 (Photo by Lewis Grant)

                      Buon weekend to our members and visitors!

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                      • Cypriot Air Force SA342's NFI




                        SA342M HA-HSG (cn.3615) as seen at Dalton Barracks near Abingdon on 11th September 2021 (Photo by Chris Murkin)




                        Gazelle Canopies and Windscreens Available



                        For further info visit our Gazelle spares page




                        Gaz sim flight (en français) in French





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                        • Thank you so much.

                          In December I am going to buy ZU-RTB and need a new plexiglass for it, it's a 341F2.

                          I'll contact you soon.

                          Thanks 😊

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                          • Savoia
                            Savoia commented
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                            You are welcome, although orders should be made directly with the supplier.

                            FYI, some of our members also have used windshields available.

                        • Hi Jensen,

                          My inbox is full of aircraft for sale in South Africa!

                          On another forum there has being a thread on how to fly a helicopter from SA to the UK.

                          The advice given was not very encouraging.

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                          • Savoia
                            Savoia commented
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                            It may be less costly (although not as adventurous) to put the craft in a container and ship it to Europe.

                          • Zishelix
                            Zishelix commented
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                            Ian, please if you can explain remark about 'encouraging SA-UK helicopter flying'. Thanks in advance!



                        • SA342M F-MGET (cn.4225) as seen in Satory, France in October 2021 (Photo by TimothΓ©e SavourΓ©)




                          SA341B XW850 (WA1019) as seen at Biggin Hill on 20th May 1973 (Photo by John Law)

                          Zis, I remembering you saying that the UK navy Gazelles had a double antenna arrangement fitted behind the landing light. Do you know why this 'BAG' also has such an arrangement? Also, would you happen to know what the double stripes at the bottom of the windshield are for?




                          SA341C G-BZDV (WA1150) as seen at Newtownards Airfield on 12th June 2008 (Photo by Gavin)

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                          • Originally posted by Savoia View Post
                            Zis, I remembering you saying that the UK navy Gazelles had a double antenna arrangement fitted behind the landing light. Do you know why this 'BAG' also has such an arrangement? Also, would you happen to know what the double stripes at the bottom of the windshield are for?
                            Sadly, I'm not able to answer your questions, just to remind we already discussed XW850 (btw, her c/n was 1018!)
                            http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=7054#post7054

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