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Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:20 pm

hi guys

just started my trike training @ rhino park but i'm also an avid scuba diver

so was wondering if it's possible (and relatively safe) to fly to soddies with a trike from GP?

have any of you guys actually done it?

& if so how long did it take and which route did you take?

if you perhaps have links to trip reports & photos that would be amazing

thanks & cheers
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Bundy » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:29 pm

Hi Anthony,

We are trike pilots.... anything is possible mate! 8) Just ask Mike Blythe and others.... (^^)

I will PM you Asterix's tel no....he has done that trip a few times as have many here on the forum. He will be happy to advise you Im sure.
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:32 pm

awesome!!! i guarantee you as soon as i qualify i will do that trip plenty times! :)

would be great if someone can document their next trip to soddies so i can drool over it :lol:

ps. sorry mods perhaps this should be under general chat forum :oops:
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Tribal Croc » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:43 am

Jip the Vulture Squadron have been there before ##

Check out there YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/user/VultureSquadronZA/videos

There is a video or 2 of there trip
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby bobthebuilder » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:37 pm

How many hours must you wait from the time you get out of the water until it is safe to fly?
Was it 24?
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Wed Jan 11, 2012 2:44 pm

bobthebuilder wrote:How many hours must you wait from the time you get out of the water until it is safe to fly?
Was it 24?
yeah i was taught 24 hours, apparently you can get bent just from driving back to GP after diving

i would imagine even going for a flip at the coast after a dive could be dangerous hey!?

so to go "trike diving" i would need at least 1 day to get there, 1 day to deco and another day to fly back!? still sounds like awesome fun (^^)
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Bundy » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:02 pm

It has something to do with the depth you are diving if I'm not mistaken.....sorry, I dont dive so I didnt pay attention to that part :lol:
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:28 pm

Tribal Croc wrote:Jip the Vulture Squadron have been there before ##

Check out there YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/user/VultureSquadronZA/videos

There is a video or 2 of there trip
WOW!!! thanks so much for the link some amazing footage :)
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Rudix » Wed Jan 11, 2012 7:56 pm

Hi Anthony!

A flight from Rhino to Soddies is do-able and will be great fun! I have been thinking about it for a while....

If you are at Rhino on a Saturday you must come and say hi, if I am not in the air I can normally be found around the large hangar (Behind the workshop) or later in the day having some "tea" at the restaurant!

Enjoy your training and fly safe,
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anthonyhugo wrote:hi guys

just started my trike training @ rhino park but i'm also an avid scuba diver

so was wondering if it's possible (and relatively safe) to fly to soddies with a trike from GP?

have any of you guys actually done it?

& if so how long did it take and which route did you take?

if you perhaps have links to trip reports & photos that would be amazing

thanks & cheers
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:00 pm

cool thanks Rudix! will be there Sat and Sun - just hope the weather plays ball :)
Rudix wrote:Hi Anthony!

A flight from Rhino to Soddies is do-able and will be great fun! I have been thinking about it for a while....

If you are at Rhino on a Saturday you must come and say hi, if I am not in the air I can normally be found around the large hangar (Behind the workshop) or later in the day having some "tea" at the restaurant!

Enjoy your training and fly safe,
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anthonyhugo wrote:hi guys

just started my trike training @ rhino park but i'm also an avid scuba diver

so was wondering if it's possible (and relatively safe) to fly to soddies with a trike from GP?

have any of you guys actually done it?

& if so how long did it take and which route did you take?

if you perhaps have links to trip reports & photos that would be amazing

thanks & cheers
ant
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Rudix » Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:06 pm

Great! Yes, we never know with the weather, if it is bad I still go, there is always work to do on the planes and someone to chat to.

Hope to see you on the weekend.....
anthonyhugo wrote:cool thanks Rudix! will be there Sat and Sun - just hope the weather plays ball :)
Rudix wrote:Hi Anthony!

A flight from Rhino to Soddies is do-able and will be great fun! I have been thinking about it for a while....

If you are at Rhino on a Saturday you must come and say hi, if I am not in the air I can normally be found around the large hangar (Behind the workshop) or later in the day having some "tea" at the restaurant!

Enjoy your training and fly safe,
Rudi
anthonyhugo wrote:hi guys

just started my trike training @ rhino park but i'm also an avid scuba diver

so was wondering if it's possible (and relatively safe) to fly to soddies with a trike from GP?

have any of you guys actually done it?

& if so how long did it take and which route did you take?

if you perhaps have links to trip reports & photos that would be amazing

thanks & cheers
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Beefmaster » Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:03 pm

Hey Ant!

My trike has been to sodwana a few times before I bought it! I'll tell you what I'll do for you: I'll ask my trike in the morning which way it went and if it flew decently, then i'll let you know! (**) ## ## ##

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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Beech55 » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:17 pm

Hi Anthony, I see this is an old post, have you flown to Sodwana with your trike yet? If you want some company, I'll join you anytime. If we do a shallow dive in the afternoon, and check our dive computers, we should be fine to fly back first thing in the morning!

I can arrange hangarage down there. I have a four cylinder Bantam that cruses at 55 knots.
Let me know
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Duck Rogers » Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:00 am

Beech55 wrote:Hi Anthony, I see this is an old post, have you flown to Sodwana with your trike yet? If you want some company, I'll join you anytime. If we do a shallow dive in the afternoon, and check our dive computers, we should be fine to fly back first thing in the morning!

I can arrange hangarage down there. I have a four cylinder Bantam that cruses at 55 knots.
Let me know
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Re: Trike to Sodwana possible?

Postby Loco » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:33 pm

Beech55 wrote:Hi Anthony, I see this is an old post, have you flown to Sodwana with your trike yet? If you want some company, I'll join you anytime. If we do a shallow dive in the afternoon, and check our dive computers, we should be fine to fly back first thing in the morning!

I can arrange hangarage down there. I have a four cylinder Bantam that cruses at 55 knots.
Let me know
Hi there nope not yet but still on my bucket list we must do it, i guess if i pull my Aquilla's bar in full taps i might be able to keep up with you :)
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