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Old 1st Jan 2008, 11:26
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Tilpa. Louth

...bugger

Only ever been to Tilpa and only in the middle of the night... now THERE is an "aircraft carrier" approach....
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Old 1st Jan 2008, 20:37
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Tinpis,
First job in the ag flying industry was driving a loader for Gerry Kluck, he was driving an FU24 in those days.
 
Old 3rd Jan 2008, 05:32
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re post 2161

This mountain is in SA.
What is it called?
No-one got this photo. Must be because no-one gets out there very much, or reads any Len Beadell books.
It is Mt Kintore.
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 05:48
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185, if it makes you feel any better - I read Len Beadell's "Too long in the Bush" in 1966 - but I can't say I remember the pic !!!

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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 07:44
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185, they all look the bleedin same after a while.
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 12:15
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Someone in here will recognise this strip!

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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 18:40
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Reckon I'd be needing my arse booted if I didn't recognise it!

That's an old shot FTDK, any idea when it was shot? I'm thinking probably somewhere around the late 70's to mid 80's? Unusual angle of photography too Climbing out for the Adelaide/Eastern Passes?
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Old 3rd Jan 2008, 23:54
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What angle of bank was that Forkie?

59.9 degrees no doubt!

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Old 4th Jan 2008, 00:09
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KB, the pic was taken in November 1985 from a Queenstown Aeroclub PA28 on arrival from Queenstown over the top at about 7000' while contemplating a descent plan. Probably THE most spectacular bit of flying I have done - scenery wise!

Mrs FTDK is spring cleaning and pulled out an old photo album. I thought it was an interesting pic.

Was back there in 2006 - seems to have changed a bit in 20 yrs.

J, angle of bank? You think I was looking at the AH? Can't have been too steep - had an 7 mth preg Mrs FTDK in the right-hand seat and a sprog in the back.

Dr

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Old 4th Jan 2008, 05:00
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Dr K that will be Milford sound
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Old 4th Jan 2008, 08:37
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Butterfly shaped UFO at Moorabbin.


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Old 4th Jan 2008, 09:20
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Mate forget the flying saucer, Jabawocky just had a major hard with the plane in the pic.

Looks like an RV-10

I want, noooo NEED one of them!

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 00:02
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I want, noooo NEED one of them!
Here's an RV7 you might be able to get cheap




http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1225773/M/
http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1242940/M/
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 01:20
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Ouch! that's gotta hurt! (mainly the wallet) Makes you realise that if it was on fire there's no hope in hell of getting out alive.
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 01:46
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A "go round" in an RV7 ?




One of your better landings Jaba?


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Old 5th Jan 2008, 02:38
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I sit here looking at that photo and find myself pondering their only means of escape...when the crowd lifts the aircraft up enough to open that silly forward hinged canopy...imagine it happening at some of the remoter places in Oz...they'd find two skeletons a year or 6 later.

I also find myself pondering the thoughts of those proponents of putting the gear down when, in a retract aircraft, you're faced with the prospect of a forced landing on an unknown surface, especially when pondering the first link above showing them on their way over

I also find myself experiencing a warm fuzzy glow thinking about the two escape hatches built into my 38 year old Bo...the exact design of which has been on every Bo since the first in 1947.

Wouldn't have happened on a taildragger either...tricycle undercarriage being the ONLY design fault my Bo posseses

I just LOVE 'old' technology.

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 03:28
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What is it with aircraft transparencies that people can't help but touch and leave fingerprints

Dual GPS too...must be a Dr
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Old 5th Jan 2008, 04:15
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RV-10 and Jabawocky have doors that open out! problem solved.

Not a fan of bubble canopy designs myself either.

J

Edit: One of my better landings........cheeky bugger!!! 3 out of 3 brilliant ones today. Even had the check Captain along for the check ride......yes chuck...one of those french light twin drivers!

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Old 5th Jan 2008, 04:35
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If you want to get around Beaudesert today......try a boat!



My brother has water frontage ............


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Old 5th Jan 2008, 04:37
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Here is a short strip I bet none of you have landed on........I wont be either!

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