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Flew to work today!

Postby FO Gyro » Mon Jan 02, 2017 9:03 pm

Flew my copilot who I was rostered to fly with today into Cape Town International in the gyro. Parked the gyro in the SAA hangar, and then strolled across to sign on for duty for our flight to Joburg and back in our Airbus 320. Then flew back to Stellenbosch afterwards. Fun day.
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby greg vos » Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:10 pm

Now this is something not many gyro pilots will ever have done!
If I may ask on your return flight did they make you taxi all the way to the holding point or could you do a direct take of from Hotel routing FASH? Assuming the crosswind was not beyond the limits.

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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby FO Gyro » Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:51 pm

Greg, I've chatted to Rob Russel in the Tower before about it. He says that ACSA, and not ATNS don't like it if the ATC's use the taxiways for take-off/landing. Having said that, he says ACSA have no jurisdiction over the General Aviation section. The previous time I landed there, he cleared me to approach and land on Hotel taxiway, but inside the G/A Section (flying over the red and white sliding gate that was closed! On departure, I took off inside the G/A Section, flying into a nice 18 kt SE, so got airborne in a ticky.

Inbound, they were very busy and we got cleared to land on Rwy 16, but touching down East of Rwy 19 due to landing jet traffic.
For our departure, we were given Rwy 19, intersection Echo.
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby gyropilot » Tue Jan 03, 2017 9:45 am

nice Glen (^^)
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby okflyer » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:25 am

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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby Induna » Tue Jan 03, 2017 2:37 pm

Wow that's EPIC!!

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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby greg vos » Tue Jan 03, 2017 8:53 pm

Glen this has to be the coolest thing, would it be possible for a few of us to hook up with you at FASH and do a gaggle fly in?
I have student who is really wanting to fly the M24 and would be most greatfull if you would let him ride in the M24.

It would be super cool to arrive and park at the GA hangers and have a breakfast at FACT, even better if we can combine it with a few moments up in the tower. ( I find many of the Npl guys are very intimidated by the tower) so it would be a great exp, if you could considering investing a morning.
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby gyropilot » Wed Jan 04, 2017 9:40 am

count me in!!! (^^) vhpy
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby Induna » Wed Jan 04, 2017 5:06 pm

Will 2-strokes also be allowed to join...? :lol:
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby FO Gyro » Sat Jan 07, 2017 11:09 am

Hi Greg and others,

I need to give this a think, as ACSA airports generally are user unfriendly in terms of general aviation just in terms of getting around. Ideally it would be great to land, park, go have some brekkie, and then visit the tower. ATC love visitors, is just the getting around is a problem.

If we park in the general aviation section, a huge fence separates this section and ATNS, so one has to walk a good 15 minutes, unless we can hitch a ride. The airport building for breakfast is on the other side, so that would need another long walk to get there. If we could get a Uber taxi or something just to cart us around, then it could work. FACT ATC are generally quite busy, but possibly a Sat morning might work. How many gyronauts would be keen on this?
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby jtresfon » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:33 pm

Pick me, pick me, pick me!!!!

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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby greg vos » Tue Jan 17, 2017 10:44 pm

Can I get a show of hands who would like to do this?
I have approached Glen and have have now bounced it off certain authorities , it may be possible so we need to do some planning?
The idea would be we all meet at FASH and go as a gaggle from there.

I have had some pm and a few SMS messages from interested parties, I would like to make sure if we get this off the ground ( scuse the pun) we don't forget anyone.

Two strokes no problem you will still be going faster than a xenon :oops:
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby stevenoc » Wed Jan 18, 2017 9:26 pm

Me. Me. Me (**)
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Re: Flew to work today!

Postby FO Gyro » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:07 pm

Guys, I'm still giving this some thought, I need to make a few phone calls, and maybe we can do this. In the meantime if you can let me know via sms (082 456 1921) or whatsapp preferably, then we could make a group and chat on there.
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Gyro Fly-in to Cape Town International

Postby FO Gyro » Fri Jan 20, 2017 5:12 pm

I've created a new thread with my proposed plans to fly to CPT International for a visit to the tower, and a breakfast: viewtopic.php?f=20&t=26085
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