December 2018 | News
Skyhorse Aviation has been operating four helicopters in Madagascar during the Election season. Two rounds of campaigning and ballot collections kept us very busy during October, November and December. Andry Rajoelina was announced the winner and new President of Madagascar.
ZS-RZW will be flying a flying a ultra low level magnetic and radiometric survey in Eastern Kenya. The XPlorer™ gradiometer system is the industry benchmark in high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric mapping.
ZS-XTR is enroute from South Africa to West Africa for a series of Xact™ surveys across Burkino Faso and Mali. At the heart of New Resolution Geophysics’ Xact™ fixed-wing magnetic and radiometric system is the Pilatus PC-6 Turbo Porter aircraft. Renowned for its safety and ability to fly slowly, this aircraft is the ideal platform for high resolution airborne surveys.
The ferry will take approximately 6 days and will take the crew through Botswana, Namibia, Angola, Gabon, Republic of Congo, Equitorial Guinea, Cameroon, Nigeria and Benin before entering Burkino Faso.
ZS-XTR will be carrying out a regional low level magnetic and radiometric survey in the Postmasburg and Kuruman region. The survey will take approximately 2 months to complete and cover a distance in excess of 50 000 line kilometers. NRG Exploration cc specialises in the collection of high resolution geophysical data, for more information please visit:
ZS-PWS has mobilised to Ukunda, Kenya where our crew will be flying an offshore magnetic and gravity survey. The Pilatus PC-6 is renowned for its Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) capabilities, the airframe is of a rugged and low-maintenance construction, featuring high levels of accessibility and interchangeability allowing for easy installation of a wide variety of survey equipment.
Our PC-6’s are configured with a trap-door at the centre of the cabin floor allowing for the installation of various surveillance payloads.
Skyhorse Aviation has mobilised a AS350B3+ to the Gibe 3 Hydro-electrical dam project on the Omo river in Southern Ethiopia, the helicopter will be supporting the geotechnical investigation of the proposed dam wall construction site. Our crew will be managing the relocation and construction of drill rigs and associated equipment and personal by helicopter. The environmental effects of drilling programs are significantly minimised by a helicopter-supported project. The underslung capabilities of the AS350B3 allow drill rigs to be broken down in to fewer pieces, saving time and money.
Skyhorse Aviation is currently operating four AS350 helicopters in support of the 2013 Madagascar election campaign. All our helicopters are fitted with barrier filters allowing our pilots to land in harsh dusty environments without causing undue damage to the turbine engine. The AS350 is known for its exceptional hot and high performance capabilities and resilience against the harsh African environment.
NRG Exploration cc has contracted Skyhorse Aviation to fly a low level magnetic and radiometric survey in the Otjozondjupa province, Namibia. The XPlorer™ gradiometer system is the industry benchmark in high resolution airborne magnetic and radiometric mapping.
The system utilises dedicated low-noise AS350 helicopters, non-magnetic composite horizontal-boom mountings, high speed synchronous data sampling and gradient sensor configurations.
With built-in maneuverability, super visibility and low vibration levels in the cabin, the AS350 (H125) helicopter has proven itself as the ideal platform for ultra low level survey applications.
JANUARY 2013 | Skyhorse helicopter ZS-RSB returns from the Middle East.
On Jan 18th, Skyhorse helicopter ZS-RSB returned to South Africa after 12 months in the Middle East. The arduous 11-day, 10,000 kilometer journey required 23 fuel stops in 13 different countries! But thorough preparation and detailed logistical planning ensured that our pilots had a smooth and problem-free trip. ZS-RSB is now in for some scheduled maintenance and will be ready for the next task in February.
DECEMBER 2012 | ZS-RSS, ZS-RUG and ZS-RZW celebrate Christmas in the bush.
Due to a busy schedule and approaching deadlines we kept three aircraft operational over the festive season. Flying continued during Christmas and New Year ensuring all production remained on course. We would like to thank the crew for maintaining a high level of professionalism and safety throughout the merry season. Well done to all involved!