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Old 29th Dec 2013, 16:02
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Dave Ed
 
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Rhodesia

Rhodesia


Even I had forgotten how Rhodesia came to be on the Bristow website!
But it all came from the complicated early days of Airwork, Fison, Bristows, British United etc etc


Here is a link to the British Caledonian website which clears things up a bit and has some great vintage pics............not just the helicopters.


BUA Bristows Helicopters Pt 3


So Rhodesia pictures, all from John Odlin I think.







The photos were taken in 1963 and show Hiller 12s being used on a contract for Rhodesian Federal Surveys working with Rhodesian United Air Carriers ( RUAC) who were based at Salisbury Airport.


The Granite outcrops were typical of the Rhodesian countryside.




The twig construction in this picture and the small lighthouse in the following one are survey markers.











Rhodesia-Namwala, July 1963, VP-YVP.













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