South Africa `11 - Johannesburg & Cape Town plus Athens & Frankfurt

3 Oct 2011 to 15 Oct 2011

Some of the South African airlines have fairly crazy colors. I was lucky enough to get the Kulula `Flying 101` 737-800 with its funny labels. 1Time has a a few interesting colors as well and some of them have smiley faces! To top off a great trip, I had the opportunity to fly on the A380 for the first time on the FRA-JNB leg of the trip.

The South African Air Force is one of the few that still flies the DC-3 on operational missions. Their DC-3TP Tubroprop conversions are used for maritime patrol. They are based at Ysterplaat AFB which is also the home to the only flyable Avro Shackleton.

This trip also included the usual stops in FRA plus a short hop to Athens.

Frankfurt - International (FRA) - 4 Oct 2011
Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (JNB) - 5 Oct 2011 to 6 Oct 2011
Pretoria - Swartkop Airport - SAAF Museum (FASK) - 7 Oct 2011
Cape Town - Cape Town International (CPT) - 8 Oct 2011
Stellenbosch Flying Club (FASH) - 8 Oct 2011
Cape Town - Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP) - 8 Oct 2011
Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (JNB) - 8 Oct 2011
Cape Town - Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP) - 11 Oct 2011
Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH) - 13 Oct 2011 to 14 Oct 2011


Frankfurt - International (FRA)

7O-AFA A320-200
9V-SPQ 747-400
A7-AFP A330-200
C-GLAT A310-300
Short lived new c/s
C-GLAT A310-300
Short lived new c/s
D-ABOC 757-300
Snoopy and Woodstock hiding in the titles
D-ABUB 767-300
Snoopy and Woodstock hiding in the titles
D-AIMG A380-800
my ride FRA-JNB
D-AIRX A321-100
LH Retro
D-APLC Falcon 7X
D-ATUC 737-800
`DB Air Two`
D-ATUC 737-800
`DB Air Two`
D-ATUC 737-800
`DB Air Two`
D-AXLG 737-800
`15 Years` sticker
D-CCAS 360
HB-IQI A330-200
HL7439 747-400F
HZ-ASD A320-200
N76021 777-200
PT-MVQ A330-200
S5-AAG CRJ-200
SU-GCG A330-200
TC-JRB A321-200
TC-JRB A321-200
VP-BIJ 747-200F

Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (JNB)

9XR-WE 737-500
A2-ABR ATR-72
C9-AUL DHC-8-400Q
ZS-ASZ BAe-146
ZS-KAL PC-12
Nice artwork on the fuselage
ZS-NLV CRJ-700
ZS-OAF 737-400
`camoplane`
ZS-OAO 737-400
Europecar logojet with `Kulula Luvs Soccer` title
ZS-SFK A319-100
ZS-SJH 737-800
ZS-SJL 737-800
ZS-SJV 737-800
ZS-SKB MD-83
zerbra c/s with a Smiley!
ZS-SKB MD-83
1Time Holidays
ZS-SPU 737-300
ZS-TRG MD-87
ZS-TRG MD-87
ZS-TRI MD-83
`more nice` faces
ZS-TRI MD-83
`more nice` faces
ZS-YBP DHC-8-400Q
ZS-ZWO 737-800
`This Way Up`
ZS-ZWO 737-800
`This Way Up`
ZS-ZWR 737-800
9J-ZJB 737-500
C9-AUY DHC-8-400Q
N701DN 777-200
`The Delta Spirit`
N701DN 777-200
`The Delta Spirit`
ZS-OAF 737-400
`camoplane`
ZS-OAF 737-400
`camoplane`
ZS-OAF 737-400
`camoplane`
ZS-OAM 737-400
Europecar logojet
ZS-OAM 737-400
Europecar logojet
ZS-OPX MD-83
`more nice. less price`
ZS-OPX MD-83
`more nice. less price`
ZS-SJM 737-800
w/ Nelson Mandela sticker
ZS-TRH MD-87
Avis logojet
ZS-TRH MD-87
Avis logojet
ZS-TRL MD-83
`Flying the Fans`
ZS-TRL MD-83
`Flying the Fans`
ZS-TRL MD-83
`Flying the Fans`
ZS-ZWP 737-800
`Flying 101`
ZS-ZWP 737-800
`Flying 101`
ZS-ZWP 737-800
`Flying 101`
ZS-ZWP 737-800
`Flying 101`
ZS-ZWP 737-800
`Flying 101`

Pretoria - Swartkop Airport - SAAF Museum (FASK)

127894 AD-4NA
acquired from France... why?
133 SA-330
1419 707-300
1419 707-300
203 Mirage F1
342 Cheetah
361 CL-13B
6534 PV-1
969 C4M
A rather rare airplane - only 20 built
ATTD1 PC-7
Mockup used for Training
C340 MiG-21

Cape Town - Cape Town International (CPT)

242 DH-100
Thunder City gate guard
V5-ANG ERJ-135
XA553 Javelin
Thunder City gate guard
XA553 Javelin
Thunder City gate guard
ZS-IAC 727-200
ZS-IAC 727-200
ZS-OZV DC-8-60
ZS-SID 737-200
ZS-SKL 580
ZS-ZWQ 737-800
Kulula.com

Stellenbosch Flying Club (FASH)

ZS-NJU P-166

Cape Town - Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP)

1717 Shackleton MR.3
20 JAS-39C
old and new
20 JAS-39C
How do you get a new fighter to the airfield - drive it there of course.
20 JAS-39C
How do you get a new fighter to the airfield - drive it there of course.
23 JAS-39C
531 MB-326
6814 DC-3
K-OD C-47A

Johannesburg - O.R. Tambo International (JNB)

D2-TEB 747-300
ZS-SKW 737-200

Cape Town - Ysterplaat AFB (FAYP)

1236 SA-330
6814 DC-3
6814 DC-3

Athens - Eleftherios Venizelos International Airport (ATH)

A7-AIB A321-200
LN-NOR 737-800
LN-NOR 737-800
OO-TNL 737-300
SX-DIA Jetstream 41
SX-DVI A320-200
SX-DVQ A320-200
SX-DVQ A320-200
SX-DVQ A320-200
SX-TIB 747-200
C-GHPH 767-300
OO-JAF 737-800
PH-HSB 737-800
SX-DGA A321-200
SX-DVT A320-200

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