Setjet
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South African: Text Under Belly?

Wed Nov 12, 2003 7:20 pm

What does NDIZANI mean? Is that the name of the plane ? Why is it written on the belly???

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Also, what does this mean written under the wing?

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Moolies
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Wed Nov 12, 2003 8:06 pm

Ndizani is the name of a 743 that SAA used to carry its 1996 olympic team to Atlanta.

I think it means we are going, or we are coming.

There is a specail 743 painted on many different colours called Ndizani
 
Setjet
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Wed Nov 12, 2003 10:08 pm

What about the "..GOOD" (?) under the wing of the other A346?
 
ZSSNC
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Thu Nov 13, 2003 3:51 am

Setjet,

ZS-SNB was used for a flypast during the ICC Cricket World Cup in South Africa this year. The stickers under the wing read "Good Luck Teams".

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Setjet
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:19 am

Thanks, ZSSNC. Do you happen to have any pictures of the event or of any of the former SAA flypasts?
 
SA006
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:34 am

Well as Moolies said Ndizani is the name of the colourful livery on one of SAA's 747-300

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The A340-600 that did the flyby over the Cricket World Cup final came over my house as i live close to the stadium. It was accompanied by two 747-400's
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ZSSNC
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RE: South African: Text Under Belly?

Thu Nov 13, 2003 4:41 am

Setjet,

while I do not have any pictures of that particular flypast I've got a short (3'25) movie with several of SAA's past flypasts (among them the famous Flight for A Nation). If you are interested I'll provide you with a link to it (the file is pretty big, though: 34.1 mb .mpg).

Just drop me a line at deniedboarding"ns"highveldmail.co.za (just replace the "ns" with @) and I'll provide you with a download link or contact me via AIM (YelloMumba).

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