Who flies what from where ?

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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby FO Gyro » Thu Apr 02, 2009 2:05 pm

I have split this thread that had wandered off talking about low flying under it's new topic called "Low Flying". Please continue to use this thread for its original topic title of "Who flies what from where"
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby flying-i » Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:47 pm

Gyro: RAF 2000, 2 place side by side
Engine: EJ25 Subaru - liquid cooled and fuel injected - 165 HP vhpy
Prop: 4 blade warp drive
Payload: 600 lbs
MAUW: 1410 lbs
Rotor: 30ft composites aluminum spar
Airfield: Delta 200 and Morningstar - Cape
Licence: PPL, GPL, MPL (weightshift)

Looking forward to flying with other cape Gyro's...
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby franss » Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:45 am

Name:Francois Strydom 58
Location:Rhino Park
Aircraft:gyro ZU-CCN (ex Sean Kloppers)
I bought this aircraft from Crystelle Kloppers about one and a halve years ago.Since the aircraft wasnt used since Sean's tragic accident it needed a lot of attention.My thanks and appreciation to the people that made the phoenix rise from the ashes.I specificcally want to thank Andre Martins at Rhino for the work on the engine,Gideon in Vereeniging,Johan von Ludwig on the lovely farm Klipdrift in the Freestate for supplying the hydraulic pre rotator and rotor system.The brakes were also modified and now fearures disc brakes.An enormous amount of time and energy went into this project and at times i felt like giving up.If it wasnt for people like Len Klopper at Fisantekraal,Jarque Odendaal of Aeroden,Leon Sycamore(excuse the addige),couldnt resist,that gave me moral support throughout this project i would not have been able to do it.I now have several great friends which i regret i have not even met.Thank you all for the support during very difficult times.
I Started my training with Rainier van Rensburg from Springs and did some 17 hours on the Magni.Truli magnificent person and for practical reasons had to continue my training at Wagtail.It was really difficult to train on the Sycamore.Totally different aircraft to the Magni.First solo one afternoon late,never thought i'd see the day.Went to live on the farm for a week to complete my solo and cross counties.Awesome.Many thanks to my instructor Johan van Gardering (115Kg's solid muscle)and CTI Johan von Ludwig. The aircraft performed well with myself (80Kg) and Groot Johan.Now the real training starts and cant wait to get in the air.No passengers yet.I NOW HAVE THE BEST SYCAMORE EVER.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Gyronaut » Mon Jul 20, 2009 12:50 pm

WOW! Congratulations Francois!

You need a medal for perseverance!
Considering what you paid for it, the fantastic improvements made, perhaps it is the best Sycamore in the country (after mine vhpy ) She does look stunning!

This is a picture of Sean presenting me with my Gyro wings after qualifying on ZU-CCN (behind us) in April 2006!
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I am sure that Sean's memory will be served well with you flying this beautiful machine.

I wish you many many happy hours of safe flying! Enjoy every minute and I can't wait to come and fly with you in a few weeks!

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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby weedy » Mon Jul 20, 2009 1:00 pm

Well done Francois, may you have many hours of joy with your sycamore, you and Low Level must come and visit at Krugersdorp.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby FO Gyro » Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:19 pm

Well done Francois. Welcome to aviation's best kept secret! We will have fly together sometime.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Low Level » Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:34 am

Hi Francois

Knop in my keel gehad toe ek die sms gekry het met die nuus oor jou liksens. Nou sien jy dat al die sweet met CCN die moeite werd was.

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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Maybe » Sun May 30, 2010 8:41 pm

Sjoe,

Maar die Gyro vliegery lyk darm maar vreeslik lekker!!!
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby jj le roux » Mon Feb 28, 2011 10:57 pm

It all happened very quickly and as a result of the program on Pasella I am now a trainee gyro pilot. I work in the film industry as a sound recordist and am currently in Stellenbosch on a project. Taking in consideration I am based in Paarl for the time I hooked up with the guys at Aerosport. Can't believe I haven't done this sooner...wow is all the words I have for now. I've met some great people along the way and look forward to building longstanding relationships in the aviation industry.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby nicow » Tue Mar 01, 2011 7:33 am

jj le roux wrote:It all happened very quickly and as a result of the program on Pasella I am now a trainee gyro pilot. I work in the film industry as a sound recordist and am currently in Stellenbosch on a project. Taking in consideration I am based in Paarl for the time I hooked up with the guys at Aerosport. Can't believe I haven't done this sooner...wow is all the words I have for now. I've met some great people along the way and look forward to building longstanding relationships in the aviation industry.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Gyronaut » Tue Mar 01, 2011 8:34 am

Welcome to the forum JJ

I had the privilege of flying the first few hours with you and know that you will be an asset to our sport.
Keep it safe but most importantly, remember that this is recreational aviation so HAVE FUN!
I will follow your progress with keen interest.
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby MPL Pilot » Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:54 pm

Welcome JJ

Try to make a plan to join us to the Gariep fly in.

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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Jabbanaught » Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:22 pm

MPL Pilot wrote:Welcome JJ

Try to make a plan to join us to the Gariep fly in.

Regards

Pierre
I have to agree , try to make it to gariep you will meet lots of gyro fanatics , and will make friends for the years ahead !
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Snoopy7 » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:02 am

Two local Magni's from FASH. :wink:
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Re: Who flies what from where ?

Postby Struis » Tue May 22, 2012 9:22 am

Good day.
Riaan flying a Magni M16 ZU-CED
Vanderbijlpark Sasolburg Parys area.
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