New Runway at Kokoriba

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New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby John.com » Wed Jan 25, 2017 8:28 am

This looks really cool! A new runway (07/25 and 1,500m - estimated) under construction at Kokoriba, at almost right angles to the existing runway (14/32).

It looks as if you could do a few touch-and-goes along the length of it.
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New Kokoriba runway under construction
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If you are unsure where Kokoriba is, it is NE of Roodekoppies Dam, and NNW of Brits, in the North West Province.

I have included the Google Earth .kmz file for your convenience.

Kokoriba
Runways: 14/32 1,400m
Surface: Gravel (in quite a good condition, but can get washed away and rut after heavy rains)
GPS: 25°21'50.61"S 27°37'2.17"E
Elevation = 3500ft (1060m)
BEWARE OF GAME ON RUNWAY (inspection run advised)
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Call 012 277 1204 to open gate into the lodge area
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby kloot piloot » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:50 am

Morning John,
Also saw the new runway the other day, but I've been told it is not a Kokoriba runway, it is on an adjacent property and a different owner.

Not sure how safe this is going to be! :shock: Imagine taking of Kokoriba 14, and this farmer comes trundling down 07. With the contour of the land, neither aircraft will be able to communicate with the other whilst still on the ground.
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby Suesing » Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:41 am

Dont worry Kloot , we are in Africa all will be fine. Hows your aerie going - when you coming to keier
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby kloot piloot » Thu Feb 02, 2017 10:13 am

Morning Sue,
Will make a plan to pop in for a coffee again. The BMW trike has been going very well so far. Very happy !
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby Tribal Croc » Wed Aug 02, 2017 11:45 am

Jip also saw it yesterday....

the new runway belongs to Nyumbu....
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby John.com » Wed Aug 02, 2017 12:43 pm

Yes, I flew over it again last week and you certainly have to be very alert for the two opposing circuits, both of which could potentially be active. Depending on the wind direction, any combination of the two runways could be in use.

Personally, I feel that to have two runways for different lodges intersecting like this is nothing short of madness.
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby pietmeyer » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:33 am

The area to the east of Kokoriba if I am not mistaken is where the farmer is that does not like planes flying over his buffalo? This new runway will take the planes straight over his place either on take-off or loe on finals. I see some more problems for this farmer
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Re: New Runway at Kokoriba

Postby Bundy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:11 am

Well I know bugger all about grumpy buffalo boere or any existing complaints....but having landed there this weekend I can tell you its an awesome strip, well maintained (as gravel strips go) and moer long for a triker! (^^)

Even the Jabbanaught will handle this strip with ease Piet! (!!)

The two are not "inter accessible" however and there is a 6ft high Timber fence that seperates them which runs accros the runway near the 34 Threshold. So don't land too short northwards or your aerie may become a permanent feature... :lol:
Not too many "dubbeltjies" around to puncture your flying plans so all in all a bush strip from heaven for us. (!!)

Due diligence and a watchful lookout on joining or takeoff will avoid any accidents as there is not much traffic at either strip... :wink:

My only wish (and this is not unique to Kokoriba) is that there would be more shade on the aprons to save our Dacron from Global warming.
Our poor samoosas really start melting in the bushveld heat... ^
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