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    DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    This is the sequel thread to:

    http://www.purplepride.org/forums/index.php?topic=23472.msg422864#msg422864

    The adventures of SIA!

    Instead of NZ like the previous thread, this is going to be South Africa.

    At this point, I hope I make it back in one piece or atleast without getting mugged; I am serious about the mugged part.

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    This is the airline, that we were going to have take us to Kruger, which is the game park where we would be able to see the Big 5 (not the Vikings ovensive line).

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/22042335/for/cnbc

    South Africa grounds airliner after dropped engine

    JOHANNESBURG, South Africa - South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority has stopped the flights of a domestic airliner after one of its planes dropped an engine on takeoff, and the grounding affected 6,000 passengers at the start of the country's summer holidays on Friday.

    A Boeing 737-200 operated by the airline, Nationwide, lost an engine in mid-November as it took off from Cape Town's airport. The aviation authority indefinitely suspended its approval of the airline's maintenance operations from midnight on Thursday, the authority's chief executive officer Zakes Myeza said Friday. The authority also indefinitely suspended the certificates of airworthiness of Nationwide's fleet _ 11 737-200s; three 727-200s; one 767-300 and one 737-500.

    The authority said Nationwide failed to implement three airworthiness directives issued in response to the lost engine incident. These included requirements issued by the manufacturer after four similar incidents in the United States that called for, among other steps, the refitting of engine mounting bolts and the overhauling of certain other components.

    While the aviation authority did not say whether pirate parts were on Nationwide aircraft, it did say it found that the bolts fitted were "untraceable."

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    What are you after to take photos of this time SIA?

    What is your main reason for you going?

    "If at first you don't succeed, parachuting is not for you"

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    So far, haven't done too much.

    Went to the Cape of Good Hope which is the southern most tip of Africa (lie, read the wiki info).

    LOL, don't have my photos uploaded yet, so I went searching for info and a photo, found these from the 3doorsdown website.

    http://www.3doorsdown.com/galleries/southafrica/pages/Cape%20Of%20Good%20Hope.htm

    I will post my own picks when I can upload.

    Other info:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cape_of_Good_Hope

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    "singersp" wrote:
    What are you after to take photos of this time SIA?

    What is your main reason for you going?
    Business and pleasure.

    Wife had a conference here, so we are turning it into a mini vacation.

    Photos will be land animals!

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    Hope you have a good time, and bring us all back a wild animal.

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    "snowinapril" wrote:
    This is the airline, that we were going to have take us to Kruger, which is the game park where we would be able to see the Big 5 (not the Vikings ovensive line).
    That's going to be intense man, have you seen the "battle at kruger" video on youtube.... I hope you get to see something that spectacular (and take pictures for us)

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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    "jessejames09" wrote:
    "snowinapril" wrote:
    This is the airline, that we were going to have take us to Kruger, which is the game park where we would be able to see the Big 5 (not the Vikings ovensive line).
    That's going to be intense man, have you seen the "battle at kruger" video on youtube.... I hope you get to see something that spectacular (and take pictures for us)
    I haven't seen it.
    Should I before I go or can I wait
    until I get home.


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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    Here are some photos that I promised.....

    http://www.christophersphotography.net/sa1/HTML/

    Here is one from the link that I like...


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    Re: DownUnder & Over (Other Direction) II

    aussie girls are hot
    We're bringing purple back.

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