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  • SA342K KAF-507 (cn. 1322) as seen in Kuwait City in May 1993

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    • N48284
      N48284 commented
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      Are those skids extended in height?

    • Savoia
      Savoia commented
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      Indeed, 507 is wearing (along with the other KAF Gaz) high skid gear.

      The Lebanese and Syrian Air Forces also tend to fly their Gazelles on high skids.

      One of our members has been looking for a set of (used) high skids, but, they are not always easy to come by.

      Clink on the link to see Steve's LFH fitted with both high and low skids > http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=2995#post2995



  • Change of Registered Owner

    N2MF SA341F2, c/n 1448

    N341MG SA341F2, c/n 1482

    Both registered to 57Charlie Leasing LLC on 02-Aug-2017.

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    • Another 3CBAS bird, but sadly with no details

      Question: Does anyone know whether the Gazelle was available with fixed floats much like the Alouette II, see here?

      And .. does anyone have a photo of a Gaz with the pop-out floats inflated?

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      • Avia Member Miki on Post-Maintenance Test Flight

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        • SA341G G-BAGK (WA1065) as seen at Carlisle Airport on 4th June 1974 (Photo: Peter Nicholson)

          Seen at Carlisle a little before Nosco's time!

          This was perhaps the only Westland-built Gazelle which underwent a 'stretching'!

          See original post.

          To discover what became of G-BAGK, see here.

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          • noscoavia
            noscoavia commented
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            Not sure of the berm/ grass embankment in the background, as no such feature bordered the Carlisle ramp.

          • Savoia
            Savoia commented
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            Grazie Nosco! I have sent a note to Peter, so we shall see what he says. In his photo notes he additionally mentions that the craft was operating from Carlisle during the summer of 1974.



        • HA-LFL Start and Depart


          Start and Depart from Miskolc Airport in Hungary earlier today.

          This is what is known as a 'standing' start!

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          • Memories from Turnhill


            SA341D ZA802 (WA1792) as seen at RAF Turnhill (Photo: RAF Archives) now flying as G-VOIP


            SA341D at RAF Turnhill NFI (Photo: RAF Archives)

            The above craft has an 'X' on the nose, but as I am not conversant with the UK's military letter markings I cannot say whether this designation would have been allocated to a single aircraft or to several. What I can say is that there was an SA341D (RAF) with an 'X' designation and which flew as ZA803 (WA1793) but I am not certain whether this is the craft shown above although I would say that it is quite likely given that this follows in sequence (in every respect) from ZA802 in the top photo).

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            • SA341B G-ZZEL (WA1152) as seen at Cotswold Kemble Aerodrome on 27th July 2017 (Photo: Brian Johnstone)

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              • ZB625


                SA341D HT2 ZB625 (cn WA1905) as seen at Liskeard Heliport on 13th February 2017 (Photo: Pete)

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                • SCOTTISH GAZELLES

                  With the recent sale of G-OGAZ to MW Helicopters it now seems that Scotland may soon have no airworthy Gazelles.... G-OGEO is now showing as a candidate for a change of owner.

                  The only other Gazelle that could be in Scotland is also in doubt. This one was G-CBZL until its accident near Dumfries. Anyone know where this Gazelle is currently stored ?

                  Helipixman

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                  • Savoia
                    Savoia commented
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                    That sounds encouraging, that she may remain in Scottie!

                    Perhaps one day when you have some time available you could drive over to Cauldhame Farm and ask whether it would be possible to take a shot of G-OGEO while at the same time inviting her owner to join Aviafora.

                  • Helipixman
                    Helipixman commented
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                    Will do. Have his number and have spoken to him before... I'm not sure if his Gazelle is still down at MW for maintenance though. I am also planning a trip to London in September and will try to visit Stapleford Tawney for some Gazelles.

                    Helipixman

                  • Savoia
                    Savoia commented
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                    That would be great Elipix!



                • First Haelo commissioned the Haelo Gaz ..



                  Now Haelo have added a fixed-wing:


                  The 'Haelo Jet' an Aero L-29 Delfín departs Leeds East Airport in August 2017

                  After a long wait and following a major service, Haelo have taken delivery of their L-29 Delfín.

                  The Haelo Jet will be based alongside the Haelo Gaz and will be painted in the same camo livery.

                  Watch out for more photos and videos of the Haelo Jet .. coming soon!



                  The new Haelo Jet, an Aero L-29 Delfín

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                  • Zishelix
                    Zishelix commented
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                    Congrats for the growing fleet!



                • SA341C G-ZZLE (cn WA1402) ex-XX436/CU-39 as seen at RAF Marham on 20th July 2017 (Photo: Chris Fitch)

                  The Gaz Squad has now built-up to an impressive ten aircraft!

                  G-CHBR


                  SA341B G-CHBR (WA1802) NFI



                  SA342M 'GAJ' 3856 as seen in Spain on 24th April 2012 (Photo: Francisco Torrontera)

                  GAL Night Start

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                  • XW849


                    SA341B XW849 (WA1016) with one other overflying HMS Bulwark, date unknown
                    (Photo: Courtesy of Flying Marines)


                    Not sure if this was a 'CBAS' craft, perhaps?

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                    • noscoavia
                      noscoavia commented
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                      Not my area of expertise, but when I saw Bulwark being scrapped at Cairnryan in 1984, she had no ski jump bow!
                      Might that be Hermes?

                    • Savoia
                      Savoia commented
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                      Grazie Nosco, will look into it.



                  • SA341G(S) G-TURP (1455)

                    Kevin Turp's G-TURP with 'another' Gaz behind G-TURP's tail.

                    Go to original post.

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                    • Unidentified Gazelle in the Falklands in 1982

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                      • SA341/2 Torquemeter


                        The torquemeter is an unique instrument but so common at the helicopters.As the word say it measures the torque.Torque between main rotor and engine.It is one of the most important instruments.So here it is at the test board attached .


                        Then checking the zero point with the test device, it seems ok so far.


                        There you see the fixed zero point ad device prior the testing.

                        From the both sides of torque indicator there are holes where you can adjust the tolerance at 0% and 100%.


                        In case of using older version of device there are some tolerances to be inputed so this is the nearly fair good readings of maximum torque at SA342.


                        This is the reading at 50%


                        How to connect the cables to Gazelle instalation.


                        This is the device itself fairly packed after testing.

                        Rgds

                        Miki

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                        • Zishelix
                          Zishelix commented
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                          Hopefully I'll manage to vist your workshop in near future... if guests allowed, of course

                        • Miki
                          Miki commented
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                          Sure thing.You are welcome!

                        • Zishelix
                          Zishelix commented
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                          Thanks! Very kind of you



                      • Gaz Near Inverness


                        Some recent footage of a Gaz flying near Inverness.

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                        • Serbian Air Force Gazelle, NFI (Photo: Salinger Igor)

                          XB, please could you explain the square hole on the underbelly of this Serbian Gaz? Grazie.

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                          • xbdt
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                            All Gazelles have this square hole, its the chute hole. At the rear pax seats, there is a latch that you can open at their feet and you can drop things through that hole.

                          • Savoia
                            Savoia commented
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                            Lol, grazie XB!

                            A hole in the floor for dropping things. The mind boggles!

                          • Zishelix
                            Zishelix commented
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                            How convenient


                        • Gaz Panels

                          Aérospatiale Panel



                          L'armée de Terre SA341F 'BDA' (1175)

                          Soko Panel


                          Srpska Air Force SA342L 12915 (cn 128) in flight over Bosnia and Herzegovina on 4th July 2003 (Photo: Bastasic Dusan)

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                          • Fene Strong
                            Fene Strong commented
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                            ALAT panel not as advanced as the UK MoD or Civvies then.

                          • Savoia
                            Savoia commented
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                            FS, do you have a photo of the latest UK Army Gaz panel which I think incorporates some EFIS components?


                        • Originally posted by Fene Strong View Post
                          ALAT panel not as advanced as the UK MoD or Civvies then.
                          That's an ALAT 341 which they stopped using several years ago. Their current 342's have an updated panel which exceeds even the UK ones.

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                          • Ecuadorian Gaz


                            Ecuadorian Army Gazelle, NFI

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                            • Change of Registered Owner

                              N1433W SA341F2, c/n 1433; to Ross Transportation Inc on 16-Aug-2017.

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                              • Savoia
                                Savoia commented
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                                Grazie Jos!



                            • SA341G G-BCHM as seen at Weston- super-Mare in the mid-1970's (Photo: Stuart Mitchell)

                              Go to original post.

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                              • Friday Funny

                                Borrowed from 'Military Humour'

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                                • Now I've got the hang of this photo thing.

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                                  • Savoia
                                    Savoia commented
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                                    I fear the 'fight' may not be over quite yet as Photobucket are notoriously unreliable (in my opinion). You might like to try https://postimages.org/

                                • G-MANN


                                  SA341G(S) G-MANN (cn. 1295) as seen at Shoreham Airport on 25th April 2008 (Photo: Martin Stephen)

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                                  • Saturday Flashback ..

                                    Low level Serbian 342 earlier this year:

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                                    • Hi everybody! Sorry for my long silence, I was offline for a while.

                                      Referring to the previous Sav's G-MANN image, I'm posting this interesting photo of s/n 1295 while it was operated by Wiltshire and West Midlands Police back in late 1980's. The machine was based at Sussex Police HQ Air Support Unit in Lewes.



                                      Note loudspeakers between the skids! Similar to this http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=3570#post3570
                                      Last edited by Zishelix; 3 weeks ago.

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                                      • Savoia
                                        Savoia commented
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                                        I thought perhaps you had embarked upon a round-the-world expedition or something!

                                      • Zishelix
                                        Zishelix commented
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                                        Nothing like that, just few weeks of holidays spent on a remote airfield

                                    • Refurbishing Gordon…



                                      WA.341C G-ZZLE painted in primer few years ago. Photo: Gazelle Squadron Display Team Collection.

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                                      • WA.341 G-IBNH at Bourne Park in May 2017. Photo: Chris Globe.



                                        Some more shots of WA.1033 here:

                                        http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=3960#post3960
                                        http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=3624#post3624
                                        http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=5353#post5353

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