Puppy (Black-Hawk) update 2018

The Puppy (Black-Hawk) update March 2018

From the owners mouth of this beautiful bird, Mark Jackson
“We have flown the Hawk and she’s sweet. I have sent you some pics and a video from my mobile phone. Let me know if you get them, Regards, Mark.”

Flight Video

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The Puppy (Black-Hawk) update Feb 2018

*No new photo’s as the only progress change was paperwork. 

They had the SACAA audit Monday to be approved for the maintaining of the Hawk at my AMO, Leading Edge Aviation. The inspection went well and it will take two weeks for them to process the approval.
Then They have to apply for the C of A inspection and have the Hawk inspected. This will again take a couple of weeks.
Once that is done they apply for the Hawk to be put on an operating certificate, another two weeks, then we can start flying for reward.

We did ask the question: “Rumors are doing the rounds of a second Blackhawk, is this true?” 
Mark Answer: “At this stage I have no immediate plans to buy another Hawk.

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The Puppy (Black-Hawk) update Jan 2018

At this stage, visual progress is very slow and the only delay now is Paperwork the she can go flying!

The Rotor Blades has been fitted and The Puppy’s ground runs has been performed and is ongoing. 1st Flight delayed due to paperwork.  Below is some photos and a before and after pic!
The Puppy’s ZA reg is RT-RGA

Info on UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter’s

The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine, medium-lift utility helicopter manufactured by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky submitted the S-70 design for the United States Army’s Utility Tactical Transport Aircraft System (UTTAS) competition in 1972. The Army designated the prototype as the YUH-60A and selected the Black Hawk as the winner of the program in 1976, after a fly-off competition with the Boeing Vertol YUH-61.

Named after the Native American war leader Black Hawk, the UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army’s tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.  read more…

Also see Black Hawk arrived in South Africa and Black Hawk “The Puppy” update Dec 2017

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The Puppy

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The Puppy Before

The Puppy After

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