Johannesburg Jan Smuts last Sunday

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A few pics snapped before I came home last Sunday evening... Nationwide is still flying these classics in passenger service! http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB01.jpg A British Airways 737-300 well away from home (franchise ops by Comair) http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB02.jpg Kulula.com (op by Comair) MD-80 in one of many livery variations http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB03.jpg Kulula.com 737-200 with special feature promoting the adoption of daylight saving time in South Africa http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB04.jpg One Time Aero's DC-9-30 ZS-NRC, logojet for Nando's http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB05.jpg Magnificent Interair 737-200 - must be an old one as it has the engine blow-in doors http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB06.jpg South African's 737-800s all have winglets http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB07.jpg Andy
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A few more... One of many South African Airlink Junglejets http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB08.jpg British Airways (Comair) 737-200 - why, it could almost be Myrtle Avenue! http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB09.jpg Nationwide 737-200 - very nice! http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB10.jpg Kulula.com - another MD80 and livery variation http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB11.jpg Airlink (now not part of SAA) Jetstream 41 - first in Airlink only colours http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB12.jpg South African Airline Bombardier Dash-8 http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB13.jpg South African Airways Airbus A.319 http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/JNB14.jpg Andy

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Lovely stuff there my friend, from someone who has flown to/from JNB it was a pleasure to see those photos. The diverse airlines, unique/rare aircraft and the superb spotting locations and weather make Jo'Burg in my opinion one of the best airports in the world from an enthusiasts point of view. May I ask you if this was a purely spotting trip or just business? Cheers Flex 35
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...and a couple from Johannesburg Rand on the Saturday... L.39 ZU-TEE with Pitts S-2B Special ZS-MZN the latter which I flew in later in the day http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/RAND01.jpg Ah! The entire trip WAS worthwhile - a piston powered Jumbo!!! :) http://www.andymartin.btinternet.co.uk/RAND02.jpg Andy
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May I ask you if this was a purely spotting trip or just business?
Flex, thanks... It was purely a BUSINESS trip! At least, that's what my employer thinks!!! :rolleyes: :D Andy
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Great pics Andy, love the SA 738 & 145
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Cracking pics Andy, the prehistoric InterAir 732 does it for me, engine blow-in doors and cable aerials no less! -Dazza :cool:
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Fantastic pictures, Andy! :D
must be an old one as it has the engine blow-in doors
It's c/n 20591 (line number 309) and was delivered to Cameroun Airlines in 1972 as TJ-CBB. :)
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Great pics. Nice to see some different airlines/aircraft for a change :D
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Fantastic set of shots there Andy!

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Fantastic pictures, Andy! :D It's c/n 20591 (line number 309) and was delivered to Cameroun Airlines in 1972 as TJ-CBB. :)
How do you work this out, i like tracing a/c but I can only do it on a.net by clicking the code no. That BA livery suits the B732 doesn't it
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Thanks for the comments all... Wozza, there are a number of airliner production lists on the web (just do a search), or alternatively I can recommend The Aviation Hobby Shop published book, which is updated every two years with the history of every Boeing jet airliner ever made - Jet Airliner Production List Volume 1 (Boeing). Andy

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Oh thanks for that Skymonster, i'll have a look for it next time i'm out
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This is where I sound incrediably thick, but can someone tell me the purpose of the engine blow-in doors and cable aerials? Thankyou
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How do you work this out...
I looked it up in my database - it started out as a simple Excel spreadsheet and I've been keeping it for years. Andy... some friends are going to Jo'burg as part of a spotting trip to South Africa early in the New Year. Would you mind describing the spot you took these pictures from?

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Andy Lovely photo's and some great memories, thanks :D Just to be picky, the Dash-8 is with South African Express Airways. Grey Area Johannesburg International Airport (JIA) www.airports.co.za Civil aircraft. Two inside viewing decks, one in the domestic terminal one in the international terminal. Both are sign posted inside the terminals and safe. Good for photographs, afternoon (13h00) onwards very good. JIA Spotters area (Soccer pitch) Directions from the terminal to the soccer pitch: Leave the terminal, left at Junction Petoria, immediate right for M32 Pomona, straight on for two kilometers, left R552 Benoni past the end of the runway, RIGHT (M43) Bonaero Park, duel carriageway, turn second right at the Safair sign (Bonaero Road) follow the Safair signs this takes you into a residential area alongside all the Hangars. Keep going along this road, the pitch is on your left (Bonaero 74 Football Club). Go through the gate (it is never closed) and park on the grass by the pitch, taxiway in front of you. Good for taking photographs of aircraft taxing past.
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Hey, that's great Mpacha. Many thanks. :D:D:D
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Stunning as ever Andy :), not many airports you would get that many 732s these days!
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Mpacha, Soccer pitch was busy with, strangely enough, soccer players. In fact, sun not really favourable from over there in the afternoon. Actually, the approach shots were from the other end... Just keep turning left and eventually you get to the end of the far runway (furthest from the terminals)... You will notice the end of the runway up a mound. On the other side of the road is a large grass field... With all the BA's it felt like Myrtle Avenue... Andy

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Mpacha, Soccer pitch was busy with, strangely enough, soccer players. In fact, sun not really favourable from over there in the afternoon. Actually, the approach shots were from the other end... Just keep turning left and eventually you get to the end of the far runway (furthest from the terminals)... You will notice the end of the runway up a mound. On the other side of the road is a large grass field... With all the BA's it felt like Myrtle Avenue... Andy
It wouldn't be favourable in the afternoon since it mentions that the "Terminal" is good in the afternoon and this is on the opposite side of the airport. :rolleyes: The soccor pitch has been the traditional spot for many years, so you can't knock it! You could even be lucky and catch the odd helicopter from Denel. Problem with your chosen spot is that the runway needs to be operational at the time and at times the police are pretty active in removing you from the area. (That is when they can be bothered..........) It is pot-luck and you got lucky! Cheers, M'Pacha
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Great Pics. I have some from the other end of the airport where most of the landings take place. Boksburg end. Also some from the aircraft viewing area. If someone can send me their email address I will zip them and get you to post them as I am restricted to 3gig a month on the broadband here and I have tried posting before but it keeps timing out on me. Also a bit of topic here, I was at Joburg today seeing my sister n law off and a SAA A346 must have declared an emergency as the fire tenders were lined up down the runway and chased this aircraft back to the stand once it landed. Couldnt see what the emergency was,