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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Whirly » Tue Aug 04, 2020 2:27 pm

How is it possible to do this under the current regulations..........................asking for a friend! :^o :twisted:

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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

Unread post by Mrb13676 » Wed Aug 05, 2020 9:59 am

Whirly wrote:
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How is it possible to do this under the current regulations..........................asking for a friend! :^o :twisted:

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Re: Drakensburg Strips with accommodation?

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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Dirty Harry » Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:41 pm

My airfield at Dragon Peaks is 700m at 4000ft. Land towards the mountain and takeoff away. We have mogas, AVGAS (please order in advance) and jet a1.
If you are not trained or don’t have an appropriate aircraft for a short airfield we can pick you up at ElMirador if arraigned in advance.

There is a restaurant and shop on site, so you don’t have to bring the kitchen sink.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:08 pm

Dirty Harry wrote:
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My airfield at Dragon Peaks is 700m at 4000ft. Land towards the mountain and takeoff away. We have mogas, AVGAS (please order in advance) and jet a1.
If you are not trained or don’t have an appropriate aircraft for a short airfield we can pick you up at ElMirador if arraigned in advance.

There is a restaurant and shop on site, so you don’t have to bring the kitchen sink.
Is this THE Dragon Peaks airstrip or a different strip? Would like to fly in with my Maule.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Fri Aug 07, 2020 1:12 pm

Jayson v Schalkwyk wrote:
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My airfield at Dragon Peaks is 700m at 4000ft. Land towards the mountain and takeoff away. We have mogas, AVGAS (please order in advance) and jet a1.
If you are not trained or don’t have an appropriate aircraft for a short airfield we can pick you up at ElMirador if arraigned in advance.

There is a restaurant and shop on site, so you don’t have to bring the kitchen sink.
Is this THE Dragon Peaks airstrip or a different strip? Would like to fly in with my Maule.
Dragon peaks and you Maule would be perfect
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Cornell Blok » Fri Aug 07, 2020 6:13 pm

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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Jayson v Schalkwyk » Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:20 pm

Neville, if you anywhere near Himeville again, please let me know. Would love to trade a flip in my Maule for a flip in your T-craft.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by Dusty Eagle » Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:59 am

Neville, thank you for the videos.

They brought back so many good memories from the 80's on our trike trips, Dragons Peak, the Wildcoast and more.
All I have are still photos so its really great to see live footage.

Time to do something similar with the Safari :D
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:18 pm

ZS-BLX flying at Kubu Island, Botswana, many years ago.
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:21 pm

Another view of BLX
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Re: Drakensburg - Wild Coast - Hluhluwe flying

Unread post by 2000andmore » Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:26 pm

I flew her for 15 years and had loads of fun. A very good and reliable little aircraft.
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