Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

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Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Rampant Rat » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:35 pm

Does anybody have contact info for the owners of the property/landing strip which is on the top of the hill just past the Rhenosterspruit filling station R512 on the left going from Lanseria to Broederstroom? I went past there on the weekend and see that there's a new windsock up and it must be getting used. Also a small strip just outside the NW boundary of the Cradle Game reserve about 3km south of the quarry. It looks very new but a bit short and probably inside the Lanseria CTR
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby John.com » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:22 pm

Yes, it is a beautiful airstrip right on the border of the FALA CTR.

Not a new airstrip, been there for years. Only recently I have noticed some activity there.

No houses or hangers at all!!! Just a long flat grass strip!

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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Loco » Mon Jan 07, 2013 1:24 pm

Hi guys can you please post the coords? Many thanks
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby John.com » Tue Jan 08, 2013 6:00 am

I am in smartphone only so let's try the "old way"!!

Here are the Navigation Tips:
1. 6km NNW from Lanseria
2. From Lanseria, follow R512 until in turns roughly west-east for about 500m.
3. The airstrip is just to the north of this stretch of road, roughly 09/27.
4. Grass surface
5. It is at the HIGHEST point of the R512 in that area, so if on Google Earth just track along the road until you 'peak', then look just north of the road!

With this info you should find it!

Good luck!!!

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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Loco » Tue Jan 08, 2013 9:14 am

Hi guys this one?

25°51'59.53"S 27°52'38.87"E

It's 07/25 about 900m grass
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Rampant Rat » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:41 pm

Hi Ant, Thanks for the helmet by the way!
That's the airfield, and it looks like it's in very good condition. Pity about the BIG sign at the gate warning of death or worse to any trespassers. I have a friendly in the area and I'm sure he'll be able to find out who's it is. The other strip is at 25 54 16S 27 51 54.96E. I looked on Google but it's not there, clearly a new construction. If the one in your Google pic is "just on the edge of FALS CTA" then surely this new one is well inside as it's at least 3 or 4km closer to FALS?
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby John.com » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:51 pm

anthonyhugo wrote:Hi guys this one?

25°51'59.53"S 27°52'38.87"E

It's 07/25 about 900m grass
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Yes, that's it! (^^)

I have done a few simulated emergency landings (not touching down) there and it is a LOVELY strip!
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Louis Cole » Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:46 pm

The strip belongs to Brendan Irwin (cell no. 0765786152) and is part of the Mountainview Estate just across the R512. His plans are to develop the property as a fly-in estate with about 85 houses but ran into some opposition by some of the adjacent neighbours in the Oori Private Game farm, the Cradle Authority and also Lanseria themselves. He is currently busy with his approval process.The strip falls just outside the Lanseria CTR. and is well maintained.
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Re: Private airstrip just off R512 Rhenosterspruit?

Postby Loco » Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:04 pm

This strip saved our @sses ---> viewtopic.php?f=1&t=20336&start=105#p201421 :lol:
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