Nampo 2018

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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by Jacomin1 » Thu May 17, 2018 7:40 am

I am part of Nampo management, I am an avid aviator myself and regularly fly in Nampo.
We welcome discussions and recommendations around the airfield and do take note.

A few facts.
This is a grass airstrip, so it is not as smooth as a dirt or tar. Especially for the smaller wheeled aircraft.
As this is in the countryside, wildlife is part of the package. The runway gets inspected every day for holes and bad patches.
This area is sandy soil, which does not get well compacted. We have tried it in the past. So dirt airfield is simply not an affordable option. We did our homework on upgrading it to a propper spec, R5 to R8 milj. You can do the calcs on the ROI. Any sponsers?
We do not charge landing fees.
The field is not well maintained during the year, so please do not arrive unannounced. Please arrange with management before arrival during the year.

Since 2015, we received 1241 aircraft and 189 helicopters, and only 2 incidents. One propstrike, and 1 aircraft overturned in the ramp area due to wind. We receive King Airs, PC12’s and 208’s daily.

We are working with CAA and meet all regulatory requirements.

If you are unconfotable with the grass strip, Bothaville airfield is 6nm away, tarred. With a shuttle service to the show.

Please DM me for suggestions or if you need more info.
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by PJL » Thu May 17, 2018 8:05 am

Morning Jaco and welcome to Avcom. Nobody is asking for a tarred runway but we are suggesting that Nampo be serious about improving the existing runway, taxi way and parking area. If you read the complete thread you will see that there are people who are prepared to sponsor this but were turned down. There are obvious concerns by pilots and aircraft owners about this situation and the safety of their aircraft. Millions have been spent on the facilities at Nampo and it would be great if the management would re-visit the runway problem and resolve our concerns.

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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by ReonWiese » Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 am

Just landed without any issues.
Parking area also fine just taxi slowly.
At the moment probably 80 aicraft and some expensive machines...
They had 50 aircraft here on Tuesday and yesterday 120.
For a grass strip I cannot complain.
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by Fransw » Thu May 17, 2018 10:10 am

ReonWiese wrote:Just landed without any issues.
Parking area also fine just taxi slowly.
At the moment probably 80 aicraft and some expensive machines...
They had 50 aircraft here on Tuesday and yesterday 120.
For a grass strip I cannot complain.
Hi Reon, where are the pics man!? :)

..or anybody, please post some pics! Nampo must be the best 'fly in' on the calendar!.
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by ReonWiese » Thu May 17, 2018 11:02 am

Fransw wrote:
ReonWiese wrote:Just landed without any issues.
Parking area also fine just taxi slowly.
At the moment probably 80 aicraft and some expensive machines...
They had 50 aircraft here on Tuesday and yesterday 120.
For a grass strip I cannot complain.
Hi Reon, where are the pics man!? :)

..or anybody, please post some pics! Nampo must be the best 'fly in' on the calendar!.
Hi Frans

We will post some by tomorrow defnitely.
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by Broadbandboer » Thu May 17, 2018 12:20 pm

Lots of beautiful planes. Just walking to the gate takes a while...
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by Bianca Albesco » Thu May 17, 2018 1:19 pm

It was ok for us. It is after all a rural strip. The only annoying thing was unruly children and CAA inspectors using the aircraft as jungle jims. The searches and nitpicking by the aircops was not necessary. That is what an MPI is for.
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by HJK » Thu May 17, 2018 4:49 pm

We visited Nampo on Tuesday with a C210 and Wednesday with the PC12. Runway was fine for a grass strip and in same condition we experienced the last 5 years.....
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by Rotor kop » Fri May 18, 2018 6:32 pm

And does CAA seriously have to go and do ramp inspections???? I mean rather put the effort into fixing the broken system :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

Need to add though that the gentleman doing them was a gentleman and not arrogant. But still a waste of time in my opinion....
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Re: Nampo 2018

Unread post by cage » Fri May 18, 2018 7:14 pm

So many aircraft in one place that would usually be hard to inspect. Quite smart actually (and they are rarely anything other than polite)

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