Remarks: After Aloha Airlines ceased operations this beauty luckily found a new home on the other side of the world in SA. Seen waiting for its night flight back to Cape Town (CPT) where it is based. Unknown operator.
Remarks: This 32 year old beauty is the first DC-9 for the latest South African LCC Velvet Sky. She is seen performing the second ever Durban (DUR) to Cape Town (CPT) via PLZ flight (the first was operated by a B733 two days earlier).
Remarks: Captain Willem taxies past in this Durban King Shaka (DUR/FALE) bound Regional Jet. We see up to 16 of these -200ER's at the airport everyday, 8 from Cape Town, 6 from Durban and 2 from Johannesburg.
Remarks: First pic in the database of 1Time's latest Mad Dog which is seen just after departing runway 08 'Flying the Fans' to Cape Town (CPT/FACT) as flight T6 701. In September 2009 this aircraft was to be scrapped in Orlando when fortunately 1Time bought it from owners Aero Republica Colombia !
Remarks: Unusual 10mm wide-angle view made possible due the lack of a door (which was removed before the flight) so I could do some aerial Photography. Sir John Travola has landed his Qantas Boeing 707 on this short 6,500 feet (2,000 metre) runway 08/26 twice :D !