G.A.S.E. VIDEOS 

Welcome to the G.A.S.E. video page. Here we have videos taken during G.A.S.E. events; including arrivals and departures of clients, time spent in Cairo with clients who have taken advantage of our hosting packages and other G.A.S.E. related videos. We have included all these types of videos and not just the aviation related ones to show that even when not flying we are able to make our clients visit with us memorable.   

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The 6th of November 2011 and time for Peter and Essam to continue their flight to South Africa in Vans RV6, G-RVIB. This is the video of their preparations to depart and the actual departure from October Airport, Egypt. Peter would be back in December on the return flight and stop off at October for fuel. Also in the video is CarolAnn Garratt who was staying with us for the whole of that week and came along to see Peter and Essam off as well as refuelling her aircraft, N220FC, at the same time.

 

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The long awaited arrival of Peter and Essam in Vans RV6 G-RVIB from Ireland on the 4th November 2011. This flight was in preparation for nearly a year and we thought we may never get to meet them but on the day we gave them a great welcome and looked after them during their 3 day stay in Cairo. They would continue their flight south, reaching South Africa at the end of the month before G-RVIB returned to us in December for a tech stop before continuing back to Europe.
The video shows their arrival, our meet and greet, their repositioning to General Badran's hangar and a quick engine check after parking up, with panels off.

 

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 Jane Giffoud, whilst visiting Cairo on business, got in touch with G.A.S.E. and asked if we could find a way for her to do some flying in Egypt; she is a PPL back in the UK. We arranged for her to have a glider flight via the club at October Airport and Ahmed also managed to get into the air as well, along with G.A.S.E. volunteer for the day, Mohamed Abd El Wahed. This video covers the whole of Ahmed's flight over the airport and desert as well as scenes on the ground.

 

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Following their return to October Airport (HEOC), Ross Edmondson had to say farewell to his passengers for a few hours as he flew the short leg to Cairo International (HECA) in Maule 7, G-BUXD. Because of the extortionate charges for passengers landing at HECA, it was decided to take the passengers (Annie Edmondson & Juan Zhao) to Cairo in our crew bus whilst Ahmed joined Ross as Crew for the flight. Some great views of October Airport, the pyramids at Giza and those at Dashur and a great view of Cairo and its airport too.

 

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Ross Edmondson and his crew returned to HEOC 3 days later on the 12th June 2011. After refueling he departed with G.A.S.E.'s own Ahmed to fly to HECA (Cairo) whilst the rest of us went on our shuttle bus. The final clip shows our drive through the Khan El Khalili at the end of a great day. 

 

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The 9th of June, 2011, saw G.A.S.E. handling the arrival and departure of G-BUXD at October Airport.  The aircraft is a Maule MXT-7-160 piloted by Ross Edmondson with a crew of 2, Annie Edmondson and Juan Zhao. This video, taken on a very windy apron at October, shows the arrival from Alexandria and departure to Luxor of G-BUXD. We were able to refuel the aircraft and supply hospitality and refreshments to the crew as well as the usual documentation to be filed. They would return in 3 days and we would be there to give them a proper welcome.

 

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Here is a video of record breaking paraplegic microlight pilot, Dave Sykes, as he prepares to leave October Airport (HEOC) near Cairo, Egypt to continue his solo flight to Sydney, Australia. Sorry about the lack of flying action but the tower kept him so long on the apron after start-up that the battery in the videocam ran out of charge! But G.A.S.E. did give Dave a good day off from flying the day before, including a trip to the Pyramids. 

 

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Following a 2 day stint as the King of the static display at the AVEX Trade Show 2010, attended by G.A.S.E. members, F-WWDD, the Airbus A380 test aircraft departs Sharm El Sheik for a proving flight to Cairo, but not before throwing in some unexpected spectacular fly-pasts for the crowd.   

 

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With our special passes around our necks, the guys from G.A.S.E. and Egyptian Aviation Enthusiasts are over the moon with the opportunity to get a guided tour of the Airbus A380 test aircraft, F-WWDD, when we visited the trade days at AVEX 2010 at Sharm El Sheik. Some views of apron action too! 

 

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On the 3rd day with us it was time to say goodbye to Norman Surplus and G-YROX. Norman's next stop would be Luxor and he had to depart October (HEOC) by 12 noon so as not to pay extra fees at October. So after taxying to the terminal to top up the fuel tanks and following preflight checks and getting into his flight suit, Norman said his good byes and taxied out to the taxiway for departure. You can hear our concern as he is held on the ground and the time neared midday. But with 3 minutes left he finally departed and with a wave to us flew south on the rest of his amazing journey. 

 

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A short video of some of the things we were able to show circumnavigator, Norman Surplus, during his day off from flying whilst being hosted by G.A.S.E. These included the Pyramids, the Solar Boat Museum and the Khan El Khalili (Africa's biggest Souq) where we experienced the chaotic atmosphere of the historic cafe, El Fishawy, and Norman had the weirdest and best shoe shine ever!

 

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Fuel tank filled, it was time to get back to October Airport so that Norman Surplus could fly to Luxor. Along the way Ahmed interviewed Norman about his flight and why he is doing it. Little did we know that by the time we had passed through the security gate and had all documents stamped and flight plans refused/altered/delayed it was obvious that Norman wouldn't make Luxor before nightime. This is where we stepped in and G.A.S.E. hosting was born. Norman stayed with us for 3 days all in all and we were able to show him the sights as well as accomodating him and renewing flight plans etc. 

 

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Because the autogyro engine can run on 95 octane petrol (Mogas), we were able to take Norman Surplus to a petrol station so he could fill up his portable fuel tank which takes up the back seat of G-YROX. This is a flexible 'bladder' style fuel tank supplied by Turtlepac and holds 80 litres! I think the petrol station attendants were quite bemused by the activities of our small party. 

 

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On arrival, circumnavigator Norman Surplus was taken to the local McDonalds in October City by the guys from G.A.S.E. where we had arranged a press conference to promote his flight. This video shows the journey from the airport to McDonald's in which Norman relates his thoughts about the flight and the red tape encountered at Alexandria. The clip at the end shows Norman enjoying his lunch whilst being interviewed by local reporters.

 

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G.A.S.E.'s very first customer and inspiration was Norman Surplus. He was in the process of attempting a circumnavigation of the globe by autogyro, the first ever, and he chose to take advantage of our services whilst in Egypt. This video was taken while we were waiting in the control tower of the desert airfield of October (HEOC), 30km west of Cairo, Egypt. If you listen carefully you can hear the ATC conversation and check out that landing! 

 

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