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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 04:14
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AAAH, Bob you make an old fella cry in his cups for what once was.


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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 06:52
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Brian either you were/are a yank or were on exchange? One way or another there has to be a story to tell...so stop teasing a cough up.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 10:01
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Yeah Brian...... tell the story.

Until then one to keep FTDK and others happy!

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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 10:12
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Ahhhhh! Bonza porn. I thought that was moir - for a mo!

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PS: Taxying out with half flap down?
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 11:18
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From late 66 to early 68 some 40 or so RAN aircrew had the good fortune to be sent to Pensacola to do their training and gain their "wings". Training started out with about 20 hours on the T-34, where upon you moved on to the T-28 to do your instrument, aerobatics (barrels rolls were on instruments basically - start off on altitude/heading, pull up into roll and at wings vertical had to be 45 off heading, inverted 90 off heading, again 45 off heading when wings vertical on the pull out, and back on altitude/heading on completion, and don't touch the power), formation and carrier qualification on the "Lexington". Some were streamed from there to Corpus Christi to do the multi engine course on the S-2 and the rest of us stayed in Pensacola to convert onto helos. About 20 hours in Bell 47 followed by about 70 hours in the H-34. Both the T-28 and H-34 were powered by the glorious Wright Cyclone, what real aeroplanes are supposed to be powered by (the fragrance and sound of pistons), not your whining turbines. The "Lexington" was home ported in Pensacola for the sole purpose of carrier qualifying students (T-28, S-2, T-2 Buckeye and F-9 Cougar). Happy days.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 11:29
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In 1970 an ex Yank Vietnam helo pilot would keep us entertained in the Goroka hotel with his guitar and many ballads
One I recall was of carrier landing training in the T-28 with a hook
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 12:31
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My money would say probably one Jed Hart tinnie. Not Yank, but one of our group. We did fly with a Yank Army outfit in Vietnam.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 14:01
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"Yes it was a HRD. Bloke who owned this one also had another, Black Widow or something. I owned an AJS 500 single in them days."

You,re not thinking of one of these?


A Vincent Black Knight.
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Old 23rd Aug 2008, 22:33
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My gawd...through the mists of time...these were the days....
I do believe it was Jed Hart Brian!
Proper folk singer was he
Begs the question dunnit..where is he?
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 01:47
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You'll find Jed right here tins.
HART Aviation - Minimise and manage aviation risk
I'm sure you remember the "Vatican Rag" as well. Well, perhaps not, usually accompanied by lots of lubrication.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 01:51
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Brian,

I can attest to the sounds and smell. It's a wonder the new owner hasn't posted unless he is flying it all the time and the novelty hasn't worn off.

ekoja,

It looks too polished to resemble anything we rode in those days. I can't recall. Was there a Vincent called a Black Widow?
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 01:59
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Thanks Brian,he done well int he?


It would have been Bell 47s G3 in GKA?
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 02:12
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No Vincent Black Widow, there was a Black Lightning




Guess what this guy used as a brake?

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Old 24th Aug 2008, 02:17
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tinpis,

That looks something like what I recall, the other Mk1 streamlining no doubt.

Brian Abraham,

Do you recall a bloke called Dick Snell, ex RAN helicopters? Another mate keeps in touch with him still and tells me he is flying rescue in Qld somewhere. I met him years ago.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 02:22
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I last saw Dick at Oakey with Helitech (now Sikorsky) instructing Army pilots. I haven't heard of his whereabouts since.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 04:23
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Your video store should have a copy of "The World's Fastest Indian" It's an interesting story about Burt Munro. The 'black lightning was imported to break Burt's long held record, and did.
I remember drooling over a black lightning at a moor cycle dealership in Auckland. Maybe the same one, as I think it was (is?) the only one in NZ. They broke the world speed record.
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Old 24th Aug 2008, 04:44
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I can remember drooling over brand new war surplus Army Indians in Valentines bushy

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Pictures of Hairyplanes, not Motorbikes..

What, should be quite easy, and if you've ever been there, Where will be quite easy as well.



And this should be an easy one to answer, but I still like the photo.
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And rows of tiger moths tied down at Mangere. 25 pounds each.
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Lasio, I reckon the top one is a C182 meatbomber at Tully. Slippery when wet....
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