Air Pictorial 1977-12
A.Heape - Aviation Africa '77
An interesting visitor to Lanseria was this Douglas DC-3 of No. 3 Squadron, Rhodesian A.F. It was formerly VP-YKP of Air Rhodesia
C-47 Dakota 6877 of No. 25 Squadron. Ysterplaat, near Cape Town, with yellow and black stripes denoting its target-tug role
Flown each day of the display by Alan Lurie, Spitfire LF.IXE PT672 was rebuilt from scrap by a team headed by Larry Barnett and is painted to represent the aircraft flown by the present Chief of the S.A.A.F., Lieut.-General R. H. Rogers, when he served with No. 40 Squadron, S.A.A.F., in Italy in W.W.II
Transall C-160Z 335 of No. 28 Squadron in the dark green/dark earth camouflage scheme which is spreading through the S.A.A.F.
France's response was Falcon 10 3D-ACB of the Rembrandt Tobacco Co., which Dassault used for demonstrations at the show
Aeritalia/Macchi AM.3C Bosbok 930. Forty of these Italian-built AOP aircraft were delivered to the S.A.A.F.
British participants included the second fan-engined Hawker Siddeley HS 125 Series 700, G-BEFZ, which impressed spectators with its quietness
Another business jet at Lanseria was Rockwell International Sabre 75 N75NR, which was at Paris earlier in the year
Atlas C.4M Kudu light transport 978 belonging to No. 41 Squadron, Lanseria, which moved there from Swartkop in September 1977
Britten-Norman Trislander ZS-JYF, owned by Southern Aviation, B-N distributors in South Africa, seen before its mishap on 8th October 1977
Also Italian-built, this Piaggio P-166S Albatross coastal recce, type, serial 888, belongs to No. 27 Squadron, Ysterplaat