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Old 22nd Nov 2019, 01:26
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Ascend Charlie
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Great South East, tired and retired
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Pinky, the first time I got my backside off the ground was in a Kookaburra glider (balsa covered with fabric) flown by my father, I think I was 7. But I ended up as a helicopter pilot, providing my own lift even with zero airspeed.

Best weather report was in the 1950s by an announcer on 2NZ named 'Appy 'Arkins (Terry Harkins) known for a few spoonerisms - he was talking of a cool winter morning with a few "fosts and frogs". He would also read advertisements for the Hoover "scrubbisher - poller".
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