musings while allatsea

Musings of a curious individual

Joburg from the Air

I was very fortunate to get a trip on a Robinson R44 with my one ex-boss,  from Grand Central Airport, to Panorama Airfield near Alberton and then onwards to Rand Central and back. I took a lot of video and quite a few stills that really came out much better than I expected, given the reflections off the canopy. My one regret is that I never took more. These images are really amongst my favourite, and they are mostly 1500×1000 and open in a new window. Unfortunately some of my identification of a areas is sometimes vague because frankly I have never seen any of these places from the air before. Enjoy the pics, they open in a new window.

My ride for the morning (registration removed)

My ride for the morning (registration removed)

Heading South and approaching  the Buchleuch Intersection

Heading South and approaching the Buchleuch Intersection

Still heading South and approaching Sandton City

Still heading South and approaching Sandton City

Auckland Park, SABC and Sentech Tower coming up.

Auckland Park, SABC and Sentech Tower coming up.

Hillbrow Tower and Ponte coming up on the left

Hillbrow Tower and Ponte coming up on the left

Braamfontein Cemetery

Braamfontein Cemetery

Braamfontein Yard with Newtown on the right and Park Station in the distance

Braamfontein Yard with Newtown on the right and Park Station in the distance

Makro, Crown Mines, Edgardale area

Makro, Crown Mines, Edgardale area

The much dreaded Crown Interchange

The much dreaded Crown Interchange

Columbine Avenue area, still heading South towards Panorama Airfield

Columbine Avenue area, still heading South towards Panorama Airfield

At Panorama Airfield we landed and stretched our legs and checked that all the nuts and bolts were still there and then took off once again heading North and then East to Rand Airport. 

"The Glenn" shopping centre in Gleneagles/Oakdene

“The Glenn” shopping centre in Gleneagles/Oakdene

Rand Stadium, Hector Norris Park,  James Hall Transport Museum and Wemmer Pan

Rand Stadium, James Hall Transport Museum and Wemmer Pan

Turffontein Race Course

Turffontein Race Course

Johannesburg in the distance. approaching from the South

Johannesburg in the distance. approaching from the South

Johannesburg. with the Carlton centre the highest point

We were not allowed to overfly the city, so turned East, heading towards Rand Airport. I have to admit I do not know this area we were approaching too well.

Rand Airport. Spot the classics.

Rand Airport. Spot the classics.

After leaving Rand Airport we headed West before turning North once again.

City Deep Container Depot

Approaching Benrose and George Goch

Approaching Benrose and George Goch

Aproaching South East Johannesburg. Ellis Park in the distance

Approaching South East Johannesburg. Ellis Park in the distance

Ellis Park Rugby Stadium on the left,

Ellis Park Rugby Stadium on the left,

Ponte and Hillbrow Tower

Ponte and Hillbrow Tower

Joburg General Hospital behind the canopy reflection

Joburg General Hospital behind the canopy reflection

Midrand Gautrain works

Midrand Gautrain works

Grand Central Aiport, and we are back safely.

Grand Central Airport, and we are back safely.

It was a unique morning, and I am very grateful to one of the nicest bosses I have ever worked for. 

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