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Cheetahs At Durban International?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:36 pm

About a week ago, i saw three Cheetahs from the SANDF flyover Durban international Airport (a commercial airport) do a go around and then come into land.
While i know many european airports operate both civil and military aircraft, this is not often the case in SA and certainly is the first time that i have seen it in Durban. Can anyone give anyinfo as to what they were doing there?

(Not holding my breath, i seem to be the only durban based A.net user, but anyone else with info is welcome to comment.)

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JakeOrion
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:26 pm

Yeah...I need to get a woman. First thing that came to mind was a strip club of the same name (Cheetahs.)

Beyond that note, any events in the area that required a flyover? Airshow?
 
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:07 pm



Quoting JakeOrion (Reply 1):
Yeah...I need to get a woman

You Sir, owe me a new laptop. I have beer all down the front of it.

Good hunting.  Wink
 
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:40 pm

HAHA,

Thanks for the replies, but no, no airshow or unrest or anything else. Mind you i did find myself wishing that they would be heading a little further north of our country...
 
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:09 pm



Quoting Highlander0 (Reply 2):
You Sir, owe me a new laptop. I have beer all down the front of it.

I'll be sure to put a disclaimer at the beginning of every post that I make a funny. Sorry about the laptop. Big grin

Quoting Stickers (Reply 3):
Thanks for the replies, but no, no airshow or unrest or anything else.

No idea then. Probably a standard training mission or they were low on fuel than they anticipated to reach the original destination.
 
highlander0
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Thu May 01, 2008 6:47 pm

Might just be a training flight.


We get Chinooks, Merlins, Pumas and occasionaly some fixed wing into the secret Somerset Naval Air Station.


They must be lost :S



It's okay about the laptop- usually said after reading something funny.
 
hunterson
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RE: Cheetahs At Durban International?

Tue May 06, 2008 2:00 am

It just reminds me of the good old days when I was a young spotter growing up in Beirut, Lebanon ,back in the 1970s.

I used to go to the airport there every weekend with my sandwiches, binoculars and note-pad, to watch the traffic in and out.

The Lebanese Air Force used to operate from a corner of Beirut International Airport, officially referred to as Beirut AFB,
and we used to get the most memorable sights of Hawker Hunters, Mirage-3s. Fouga Magisters, Chipmunks, Doves, as well as assorted helicopters such as Alouette-2s and -3s and Agusta Bell-212s, all going about their business taking-off and landing and doing practice runs, over-shoots, touch-and-goes etc...

Those were the days indeed, when there were no security measures and just free for all shows with no strings attached.

Anyone who can still enjoy such a free ride these days must call themselves lucky.

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