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BWSBoy6
3rd Mar 2015, 17:41
A Pilot?s View: Queenstown, New Zealand (http://www.chonday.com/Videos/pilotnewzdalnd1)

Fabulous clip from the cockpit. Thought it might look familiar to John Hill? :)

joy ride
3rd Mar 2015, 17:55
Beautiful.

hiflymk3
3rd Mar 2015, 18:07
Marvellous

Allan Lupton
3rd Mar 2015, 18:28
Pity about the noise, though.

BWSBoy6
3rd Mar 2015, 18:37
Not a Coldplay fan then Allan? I thought the music kind of suited it but maybe something choir like and classical might have added to the atmosphere too?:)

probes
3rd Mar 2015, 18:39
like a real endless river - bubbly and white :).

John Hill
3rd Mar 2015, 19:03
Thought it might look familiar to John Hill?

I am somewhat familiar with Queenstown but that was a long time ago, late 60's early '70's. The aircraft in those days were C185s, DHC6, DH89s, HS748, DC3, BN2s etc. If I recall correctly there was an NDB letdown somewhere in the area but they had to fly up a valley to find the airport. The field was mostly grass, the airline operated out of an office in the corner of a hangar and the flight service station was in a parked caravan. I am sure Queenstown has changed in many ways

I16
4th Mar 2015, 08:46
Little bit more about RNP.


No Room For Error: Pilot and Innovator Steve... - GE Reports (http://www.gereports.com/post/75375269775/no-room-for-error-pilot-and-innovator-steve)


Cheers

Tarq57
4th Mar 2015, 09:19
I am somewhat familiar with Queenstown but that was a long time ago, late 60's early '70's. The aircraft in those days were C185s, DHC6, DH89s, HS748, DC3, BN2s etc. If I recall correctly there was an NDB letdown somewhere in the area but they had to fly up a valley to find the airport. The field was mostly grass, the airline operated out of an office in the corner of a hangar and the flight service station was in a parked caravan. I am sure Queenstown has changed in many ways
IIRC, the NDB approach was to Alexandra and the flight continued visually to QN. Nice big fast river to follow between the hilly bits.