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    S5-HCR Transportation from Italy to Ukraine 2017


    S5-HCR Aboard the transporter 2017


    S5-HCR Ukraine to St. Petersburg 2017


    RA-05706 Airport near St. Petersburg October 2017


    RA-05706 on the beach near St. Petersburg October 2017

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    • Zishelix
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      Nice ones, thanks Sav!

      The above Low-Level Gaz could be an ALAT bird (partially visible HOT missiles guidance system)

    • Savoia
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      Yes, it could be. I thought the ALAT birds had black instrument panels though?



  • An interesting diorama of International Test Pilots School's G-HTPS (Airfix 1/72 scale model kit).





    For the actual bird click here.

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    • XZ320 at Carrickfergus Armed Forces Day in June 22nd, 2013



      For more from Carrickfergus click here.

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      • RA-1558G Still for Sale



        For more details see Gazelles for Sale.

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        • Zishelix
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          Do we know s/n of this machine? Some sources says it's demobbed A.L.A.T. SA341F. Anyone able to confirm this info?

        • Savoia
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          Still not sure of her serial number. She was first featured on 'Gazelles for Sale' in January last year. She now seems to be on offer through a different company.

          I'm assuming she is a Soko bird (based on her panel) but I am not sure. Hopefully we will find out.

        • xbdt
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          Probably SOKO one. Not 341F as it has no cable cutters and not 341F panel or instruments, also not a Westland.
          Could also be a civil 341G airframe as there is no hole or patch for the weapons boom. A picture from the right side could exclude this.



      • More Gazelles for South Africa

        Two more Gazelles registered in South Africa, both to Paramount Aerospace Systems P/l on 28.8.17

        ZU-RMT SA341B Gazelle AH.1 (1510) ex XZ296
        ZU-RMU SA341B Gazelle AH.1 (1273) ex XX383

        Helipixman

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        • Zishelix
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          Thanks for info, Helipix!

          Looks like Gazelles flocking to South Africa

        • Rotorspot
          Rotorspot commented
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          Thanks.

          And something to look out for. Five more (ex Ecuador ones) have been registered in South Africa recently. Will post it here as soon as all details become available.



      • SA342L 12806 (033) as seen at Batajnica Airport, Serbia on 20th October 2017 (Photo: Andras Kisgergely)


        SA342L 12918 (131) as seen at Batajnica Airport, Serbia on 20th October 2017 (Photo: Dejan Milinkovic)

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        • SA341B ZB673 (WA1966) as seen at Middle Wallop in July 2007 (Photo: Philip Stevens)

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          • Go Oxford!



            Photo by David Fleming taken during Military Day at the Kassam Stadium in October 21st, 2017.

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            • Savoia
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              Oxford have a football team?

            • Zishelix
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              You can bet on that... literally.
              https://www.oufc.co.uk/

            • Fene Strong
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              Oy, of course they have a football team, come on you yellows......



          • Change of Owner c/n 1540 (USA)

            N888GZ, SA341F2, c/n 1540, changed ownership to JAYROCK INC, WILMINGTON on 20-Oct-2017

            Don't forget to check out my website for the latest worldwide rotorcraft registrations as well as access to my current and historical helicopter database!

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            • Savoia
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              Grazie Jos!

          • Haelo Gaz











            SA342J HA-LFH (cn 1775) as seen at Church Fenton Aerodrome and the Devonshire Arms in the Yorkshire Dales in October 2017

            We are very pleased to present the following award to Avia member Adriano in respect of the Haelo Gaz:



            RA-05706


            RA-05706 on a beach near St. Petersburg, October 2017


            RA-05706 in a hangar near St. Petersburg, October 2017

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            • BATUS Gaz Canada October 2017


              SA341G C-GSHL (1200) in the Yukon 1970's

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              • Haelo


                The Haelo Jet being towed into her hangar at Church Fenton Aerodrome which she shares with the Haelo Gaz.
                Adrian advises that the Haelo Jet is soon to be painted in a camo scheme matching the Haelo Gaz!

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                • SA341D G-ONNE (WA1089) as seen at Thruxton Aerodrome on 9th October 2017 (Photo by Michael Rice)

                  This ex-RAF bird (XW858) is seen here after her recent overhaul at Bourne Park.

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                  • Zishelix
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                    Thanks for posting this photo, Sav! I haven't seen G-ONNE in this livery yet.

                  • Helipixman
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                    Really like this scheme, not many white Gazelles around.

                    Makes me wonder have we ever had a colour scheme design competition ?

                    What ever happened to the T-Shirt designs ?

                    Helipixman



                • New in South Africa (the flock keeps growing)

                  ZU-RMV SA342L (1434), ex Ecuador E-352; A. von Willich; 07-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMW SA342L (1427), ex Ecuador E-347; A. von Willich; 07-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMX SA342L (1887), ex Ecuador E-...; J.C.Burger; 20-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMY SA342L (5011), ex Ecuador E-371; Invicta Konstruksie CC; 20-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMZ SA342L (1423), ex Ecuador E-344; Invicta Konstruksie CC; 20-Sep-2017

                  (interesting to show such wonderful news as my 100th post on this forum)

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                  • Savoia
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                    Ha ha, well done Jos and congrats on your 100th post!

                    Were all the Ecuadorian Gazelles 342's?

                    I have to say, given what South Africa is going through at present, I am 'amazed' that the Gaz has 'taken off' in the way it has. Great stuff though!

                  • Zishelix
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                    Hey Jos, these are just first 100 of your many informative posts We're lucky to have you here!

                • Originally posted by Rotorspot View Post

                  New in South Africa (the flock keeps growing)

                  ZU-RMV SA342L (1434), ex Ecuador E-352; A. von Willich; 07-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMW SA342L (1427), ex Ecuador E-347; A. von Willich; 07-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMX SA342L (1887), ex Ecuador E-...; J.C.Burger; 20-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMY SA342L (5011), ex Ecuador E-371; Invicta Konstruksie CC; 20-Sep-2017
                  ZU-RMZ SA342L (1423), ex Ecuador E-344; Invicta Konstruksie CC; 20-Sep-2017
                  There’s one missing Jos!

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                  • Helipixman
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                    I'm guessing that the owner of two of the Gazelles is Anton Von Willich who already has an Alouette II and J.C. Burger has previously owned a Gazelle.

                  • Savoia
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                    The missing bird must be ZU-RMU given that all the other letters in this sequence are taken!

                  • Helipixman
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                    ZU-RMU was an ex BAG c/n 1273 along with ZU-RMT c/n 1510 already mentioned owned by Paramount - registered on 28.8.17.

                    I found an interesting Bill of Lading for 6 x 40ft containers with helicopters inside for Mamelodi Quarries.
                    Dated 21.10.14 shipment from Guayaquil to Pretoria on a vessel called Hammonia Venetia

                    Helipixman

                • Mr. Anton von Willich piloting his ZU-HBH during the anti-rhino poaching demonstration at Middelburg Airshow 2017.

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                  • More Russ Gaz ..

                    Avia reader Mikhail has sent us this photo of his flight in one of Russia's 'Green' Gazelles!

                    I am awaiting the registration details.



                    Grazie Mikhail!

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                  • Helipix wrote:

                    Really like this scheme, not many white Gazelles around.

                    Makes me wonder have we ever had a colour scheme design competition?

                    What ever happened to the T-Shirt designs?
                    White is indeed rare, and makes we wonder whether the craft may be up for sale?

                    We haven't had a colour scheme design competition so far, although Zis and I have toyed with various themes for specific aircraft. At one time we were looking at some possibilities for one of XB's birds based on the Begian colours.

                    Regarding the outcome of the T-shirt designs, we are awaiting Stefano's feedback!

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                    • Touraine Helicoptere SA341G F-GEHA (cn 1064) flying as 'SAMU 37' as seen at St. Symphorien Airport in France on 6th October 1989

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                      • Cover of the brochure from 1988



                        http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=4779#post4779

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                        • And another one in South Africa (the missing one)

                          ZU-RNB SA342L (1881), ex Ecuador E-356; Anton J. Venter CC; 09-Oct-2017

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                          • Savoia
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                            Great stuff Jos!



                        • SA342 Trim and Autopilot Tutorial





                          Another shot of ZU-HBH to match the photo posted above by Zis!


                          SA341C ZU-HBH (cn WA1418) as seen at Kitty Hawk Airfield in South Africa in 2017 (Photo: Anton Nel)

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                          • SA.342 test flight right after C inspection, reaching maximum speed.


                            With thanks to to Aviaforan Miki!

                            Gaz Nostalgia

                            Gazelle world speed records.

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                            • SA341D G-VOIP (WA1792) as seen at her home base near Brentwood in Essex on 1st November 2017 (Photo: Mason Law)



                              SA342 RA-0682G being rolled-out prior to flight near St. Petersburg in November 2017



                              SA342 RA-0682G being refuelled near St. Petersburg in November 2017



                              Lebanese Air Force SA342L

                              My info on the Lebanese Gazelles is that eight craft were purchased in 1980 and a further nine were donated by the United Arab Emirates in 2007. Seven apparently remain in service.

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                              • SA341H 12721 (cn 100) as seen at Aerodrom Konstantin Veliki Niš in Serbia on 16th September 2017 (Photo: Marko Stojković)

                                This photo was only available on the web with a huge watermark plastered all over it, but .. the photographer Marko has kindly given us this copy to post on Shrieking Gazelles .. and so we say .. Grazie Mille Marko !!!

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                                • Cleaning up the 'Night watch' paintwork from 4146/GBY. Next livery prepared for the 2018 NATO Tiger Meet in Poland. Looking forward to see it!



                                  http://www.aviafora.com/forums/forum...=7727#post7727

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                                  • SA341G 2-WMAN (1277) as seen at Breighton Airfield on 5th November 2017 (Photo: David Marshall)

                                    A Crabtree associated Gaz.

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                                    • Savoia
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                                      It's not a bad shot for sure.

                                      I'm not sure, but the registration may be a temporary arrangement until he can get it painted properly.

                                    • md600driver
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                                      2-WMAN on an Aviafora members weekend forging international relations with UK and Belgium. LOL!

                                    • Zishelix
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                                      Have a nice time you lucky ones

                                  • Originally posted by Zishelix View Post
                                    Very nice photo! Pity the registration isn't applied in some better way but the owner probably insist on white lettering reg
                                    White on a green background for Ireland.

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                                    • Savoia
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                                      In the photo the background looks gold!

                                      Speaking of Ireland, was this the craft which once had a shamrock on her tail?

                                  • HMS Sultan Installs Gazelle Gate Guard

                                    A new gate guard has been installed at HMS Sultan in order to mark the centenary of the formation of the School of Special Flying.



                                    Air Engineering Officers and Technicians from the Defence College of Technical Training’s Royal Naval Air Engineering and Survival Equipment School (RNAESS) invited the Commanding Officer of HMS Sultan, Captain Peter Towell, to cut the ribbon on the Royal Navy Gazelle which had been especially installed to commemorate the formation of the School of Special Flying.

                                    In August 1917, No. 1 (Reserve) Squadron became the School of Special Flying - a unit to teach instructors. Lt Col Robert Smith-Barry taught his students to explore the aircraft’s capabilities and to learn the cause and effect of any movement in the air instead of avoiding dangerous manoeuvres, such as spins, they were taught how to get out of them safely and, by so doing, developed the skill and confidence to fly their aircraft to the limits.

                                    The pilots produced during the experiment were trained so quickly and to such a high standard that Smith-Barry’s methods were immediately adopted by the Royal Flying Corps. In time, Smith-Barry’s training revolution was embraced by most other air forces and his ideas have relevance today.



                                    Diaries from the time record just some of the impact of the events from the time. On 10th September 1917, Wing Commander G.H. Lewis DFC wrote: “What really happens here is super instruction. Some clever people here have devised a very sound system of instruction and to standardise this in the Flying Corps they train other instructors. It is mostly for dual control. They have got at the theory of the whole thing and instead of flying in a slip-shed fashion that most of us taught ourselves to do, you learn exactly what you are doing, and why you do it, so that we can teach others the same sort of thing.”



                                    RNAESS Chief Petty Officer Andrew ‘ Larry’ Lambert who together with Lt Michael Doyle oversaw the project said: “We chose a Gazelle Aircraft as it was a Fleet Air Arm aircraft which was used for training aircrew, and what was taught here 100 years ago now forms the basis of all flight training across the world. What was taught then mimics what we deliver here now, except that we do it from an engineering position; we teach the theory of how aircraft work and how to maintain them. It was important for us to try and commemorate the history of the site, which was Grange Airfield and is now HMS Sultan. We’re really grateful to the Aircraft Maintenance Section within the RNAESS who managed to restore it and having it on a raised platform is also really nice as it means that it’s visible to not only those working within the Establishment but also the general public too.”
                                    https://www.themilitarytimes.co.uk/s...special-flying

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                                    • Savoia
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                                      How long do you think the blades will stay like that?

                                    • Zishelix
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                                      XZ930 by a chance?


                                      Photo: Tony Jarvis 2015


                                  • Stefano wrote: 2-WMAN on an Aviafora members weekend forging international relations with UK and Belgium. LOL!
                                    Are you saying that you had a shindig at Breighton and that some members of Benegaz came over?

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