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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:12   #1 (permalink)


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XS452 Airborne again in South Africa (EE Lightning)

Way to go.

View topic - Oh YES! Lightning XS452 flies again
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:18   #2 (permalink)


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https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:20   #3 (permalink)
 
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But not his safety equipment….

I am astonished that this has been permitted given the previous accident report.
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:23   #4 (permalink)
 
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Perhaps a pair of gloves would be more appropriate than the badges ...
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:49   #5 (permalink)
 
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Nah.....not required. The seat won't work anyway
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 18:50   #6 (permalink)


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Well I'm assuming it's been seriously looked at by the relevant authorities.
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 19:43   #7 (permalink)

 
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Having read the full accident report, they assumed that last time.....
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 20:12   #8 (permalink)
 
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Astonished they've been allowed to fly them again...... and I'll be even more astonished if they are going to be allowed to fly PAX flights in them again
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Having read the full accident report,
For those who haven't read it, here it is....

http://www.caa.co.za/resource%20cent.../2009/8706.pdf
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Oh, for God's sake, give it a rest. Don't you think it's great news that this Lady has been put back where she belongs; in the air? Frankly, scr$w you and your safety, holier than thou, "It shouldn't be allowed" hoop. If someone wants to fly it, who the hell are we to criticise? I would (fly it). And why shouldn't I? Oh, except for the fact that I can't fly a Lightning. But he can.

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When will they ever learn? Anywhere in the civilized world, those responsible for the last smoking hole would be in jail by now.
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EDIT: Oops. Got carried away. Sorry, GR4T, we co-posted. It wasn't directed at you.
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 20:27   #11 (permalink)
 
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I agree Courtney! I would give my right arm for another go in the worlds finest! Good luck to them and more pictures please!

Now what's the number for staff travel so I can get to watch the action!
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 21:15   #12 (permalink)
 
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Does anyone know the background/lead up to this flight and who the pilot is?


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Old 14th Jan 2014, 21:26   #13 (permalink)
 
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Great news. You can't live surrounded by cotton wool all your life - you've got to take the odd risk, and this is one I'd definitely take if offered!!
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 21:43   #14 (permalink)


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BSweeper, Facebook pic link says

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Mike Beachy Head at the controls of his Lightning. — at Cape Town International Airport, Cape Town, South Africa.
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Newt, without your right arm you couldn't fly the world's finest!
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Old 14th Jan 2014, 22:56   #17 (permalink)
 
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Of course I could!
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But would you stop being a wa****r though
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Old 15th Jan 2014, 10:04   #19 (permalink)


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The CAA gave permission for ‘maintenance/test’ flights last year. MBH took the aircraft for a test flight yesterday. They are not allowed to fly commercially, this may come later, would be fantastic.

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At least I still can Cuefaye! For someone of your years, I expect you gave up ages ago!
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