Seen at Rand Airport

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Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by yogibear » Tue Oct 27, 2020 5:38 pm

Hi there,

This heli was seen at Rand Airport recently.
Anyone know anything about it ?
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Re: Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by rb » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:11 pm

looks like Enstrom 480B - is interesting ...iirc is configurable 3 or 5 seat and isnt as fast as it looks ..
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Re: Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by matt8 » Wed Oct 28, 2020 12:28 pm

Airborne from Unmanned field
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Re: Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by Tim » Thu Oct 29, 2020 7:28 pm

Good choice, for their requirements.
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Re: Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by Bearcat » Fri Oct 30, 2020 11:00 pm

That was the first of three for delivery to the Bots Police.
There are a further two that are still to arrive
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Re: Seen at Rand Airport

Unread post by Airfire » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:34 pm

From Safomar

We are so excited to announce that the remaining two Enstrom 480B Helicopters for BPS have safely arrived and are ready to be fitted with customized mission equipment - BPS 12 and BPS 14.

Once again we would like to thank the teams from Century Avionics and Safomar Aviation Maintenance for their role in making this project a success.

Go look the article and pictures I did in the December edition of African Pilot pages 132-135. ... x.html?r=2#
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