When we got close to Rio, the pilot announced that we were in a queue to land.  We circled for 10 mins, landed, and then spent 10 mins taxiing to find a place to park.

When we got close to Rio, the pilot announced that we were in a queue to land. We circled for 10 mins, landed, and then spent 10 mins taxiing to find a place to park.

South African Airways taking off from Heathrow, a journey I took many times during the 1980s and my early teens.

South African Airways taking off from Heathrow, a journey I took many times during the 1980s and my early teens.

SAA  over Granger Bay   1985  The Boeing 737, Olifants, of the South African Airways makes a low pass over Granger Bay.  No sign of the Waterfront yet!

SAA over Granger Bay 1985 The Boeing 737, Olifants, of the South African Airways makes a low pass over Granger Bay. No sign of the Waterfront yet!

7 June 1980 Operation Sceptic: Capt IC Du Plessis landed his badly damaged Mirage F1AZ at Ruacana. The aircraft was damaged by scrapnel from an SAM Missile fired at the aircraft during the bombing of a target. He barely made it to Ruacana with the assistance of Budgie Burgers who was flying a telstar Imp and guided him in to Ruacana. For saving the irreplaceable aircraft Capt Du Plessis was awarded an HC medal

7 June 1980 Operation Sceptic: Capt IC Du Plessis landed his badly damaged Mirage F1AZ at Ruacana. The aircraft was damaged by scrapnel from an SAM Missile fired at the aircraft during the bombing of a target. He barely made it to Ruacana with the assistance of Budgie Burgers who was flying a telstar Imp and guided him in to Ruacana. For saving the irreplaceable aircraft Capt Du Plessis was awarded an HC medal

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