RedFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 4494 posts, RR: 27
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 26983 times:
Keesje, great video! Thanks for posting!
On a side note, why is it people feel compelled to run trashy background music (especially by a trashy band like Queen) on some of these videos? I would much rather have listened undistracted to the howl of those engines on the go-around then to listen to blaring background music that is someone else's preference.
Hi Keesje. Thank you for an interesting post! Nice to see this graceful jumbo-ette in action again.
Quoting RedFlyer (Reply 3): On a side note, why is it people feel compelled to run trashy background music
Hi RedFlyer. From an aviation enthusiast's standpoint, I share your desire to have "pure" jet-inspired audio on a clip of this type. From a musical standpoint, I think it is safe to say that - as with a great many of the arts - taste is subjective.
N234NW From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 26673 times:
It must have been quite a sight.
It's 'sister' 'Lebombo' towers above the field behind the TAC at Rand. I got a few pics of it in when I was there in September. I went to propose to my fiance (who used to work at the TAC).
The picture doesn't do it justice. It's big, the tail looms above the other buildings there. I'm hoping to get a tour of it next time I'm back on that side of the world. It's a great airport, lots of big props that we would never see at SEA or BFI.
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8556 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 26502 times:
I was there the day both landed at Rand and it was something special, everyone watching burst into applause at touchdown, there was a real party atmosphere and a feeling of appreciation for real flying skill.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 23329 times:
Quoting Irobertson (Reply 15): Holy mother.... those SAA pilots have a lot of balls. I was impressed with their low level tight formation flypasts with 743s and A340s but this takes the cake!
A lot of SA's senior pilots are ex SAAF, and are very used to formation flying, as well as low-level operations. Most flights in the Namibian/Angolan conflict were operated at 50 ft (combat and transport ops) - I flew from Grootfontein to Ondangwa in a C160 at 100ft - woohoo !