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Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:05 pm

Apparently over Ellis Park, SA.

Never seen one this low over a building before.

Spectacular!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=894_1382335156

Yes, I know it was dangerous, reckless, etc. But as nothing bad happened, lets just enjoy it and not spoil the mood with armchair CAA/FAA condemnations.
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:18 pm

This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those - the first time was during the 1995 Rugby World Cup also at Ellis Park against New Zealand.   This flyby was during the 2013 Rugby Championship Decider also at Ellis Park.

Rugby Worldcup Flyover

Another time they flew an SA Airbus 332 over Soccer City in Soweto.

Regards and take care,

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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:54 pm

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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:34 pm

Are there passengers on board when they do this?
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:45 pm

Quoting SJCMSP (Reply 3):
Are there passengers on board when they do this?

Not to the best of my knowledge. I know that when they used the Boeing 747 to fly over Ellis Park in 1995, there were no pax onboard. Only the flight crew.

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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:05 pm

Never has gravity been so uplifting.
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 2:07 pm

There is also a DVD about the Ellis Park fly over available from the South African Guide Dogs Association:

https://shop.guidedog.org.za/shop/shop/fight-for-a-nation-dvdf10/


"The 1995 Rugby World Cup Final was the start of what has become a tradition of South African Airway's involvement in major international events.

The flypast of a Boeing 747 over Ellis Park Stadium was seen as a meaningful display of patriotism. So popular was this flypast that it was repeated when Bafana Bafana, South Africa's national soccer team, played in the Africa Cup of Nations several months later. As official carrier of the South African Olympic team, SAA decided to paint one of its jumbos in brilliant colours and this aircraft visited several cities performing graceful flypasts in formation with four F1 Mirage fighter aircraft of the South African Air Force, leaving many South Africans in awe.


The goal was now set for three Boeing 747 aircraft to fly in formation over the Union Buildings just after the new President of South Africa took the oath.

This is the story of that unique Boeing 747, Three Ship, formation."
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:50 pm

Quoting garpd (Thread starter):
Apparently over Ellis Park, SA.

Never seen one this low over a building before.

Spectacular!

Love it!
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:12 pm

You've got to love the Saffers!

I was stood on the Newlands pitch during lunch at the SA v England test match in 2005 when a gaggle of Mike "Beachy" Heads bright yellow Hunters screamed over, so low and so unexpectedly, I nearly spilt my cold pint of Castle...now that would have been a disaster

Long live South Africas love of aviation and her aviators spectacular display routines
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:28 am

Quoting garpd (Thread starter):

Yes, I know it was dangerous, reckless, etc. But as nothing bad happened, lets just enjoy it and not spoil the mood with armchair CAA/FAA condemnations.

That's horrible.... That's reckless...That airline should be shut down. In fact, that stadium should be shut down for promoting such danger. I say shut the city down too for promoting such dangerous activity and fine the country too! I say sue Boeing for buying MDD and allowing an MD-80 to do such a criminal act. Now, can I see some more videos of this please?  
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:23 am

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 1):
This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those - the first time was during the 1995 Rugby World Cup also at Ellis Park against New Zealand.

I saw that in the movie and thought the producers had taken some artistic license. I did not know it actually happened.
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:12 am

It looks like what you experience when planes are landing at LGA over the US Open or Citifield.  
 
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 5:17 am

Quoting SA7700 (Reply 1):
This is not the first time that airlines do fly-by's in South Africa. We are notorious for those

And that Ladies and Gentlemen, is why I love South African pilots!   

Thanks for posting guys!

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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 9:28 am

I think he could have got closer  

Man that was awesome!!
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:34 pm

I couldn't find a video of this, 2003 cricket world cup final in Johannesburg.

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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 7:39 pm

This formation flying is also pretty cool....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZS_3_uKGms
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:41 pm

While we're talking about SAA displays... 744 at Duxford...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnx91OvATjg
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RE: Very Low MD80 Flyby In South Africa

Tue Oct 22, 2013 8:55 pm

I wonder if those applauding would take a different view if something HAD gone wrong.

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