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Old 30th Jul 2012, 09:58
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Old 31st Jul 2012, 00:36
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Piano Man, let me know when you get bored of your job or need a co-pilot!

Amphip + Whitsundays is a hard combination to beat..
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Aerodynamic curves...

Amphip + Whitsundays is a hard combination to beat..
...and some of the pax them lucky drivers get to meet..








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Ain't she a beauty!





Somebody thought they could do a fishy?
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Under new victorian laws, that would be considered reckless driving, and the vehicle impounded. Following that event, you could not transfer registration rights, as the flatfoots also hold the right to apply to the courts to crush said 'instrument of a crime', even on a first impoundment.

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Amphip + Whitsundays is a hard combination to beat..
Awww, the only thing better than one PT6 on floats....... is two..(not my pictures unfortunately)





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Awesome Kris, my dream job!
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TOUCH-AND-GOAin't she a beauty!
It's hard to tell, with that piece of 777 trash blocking the view of the QF 738, behind!
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Just as well the racial discrimination laws do not apply to aircraft!!

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Beauty and the beast?




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Luke, Piano Man; I am jealous!
Kris, are those shots from BJ by any chance?
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It's hard to tell, with that piece of 777 trash blocking the view of the QF 738, behind!
Sorry Trent!

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Touch, you just keep those photo's of the EK 777's coming.....much better than the Dugong.
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WW II Beer Flights

There are some great pictures to go with the good yarn below. But, to my shame getting them downloaded and posted has got me beat (sounds of head scratching). Can anyone help, they are worth the effort.



Getting the important things done properly was very important in times of war. The Brits knew how to do it! Great ingenuity! Wonder why the aeronautical engineers never thought of this? When men were men and "drag-coefficient" was overcome by libation desire.

In the lighter moments of World War II, the Spitfire was used in an unorthodox role: bringing beer kegs to the men in Normandy . During the war, the Heneger and Constable brewery donated free beer to the troops. After D-Day, supplying the invasion troops in Normandy with vital supplies was already a challenge. Obviously, there was no room in the logistics chain for such luxuries as beer or other types of refreshments. Some men, often called "sourcers", were able to get wine or other niceties "from the land" or rather from the locals. RAF Spitfire pilots came up with an even better idea.

The Spitfire Mk IX was an evolved version of the Spitfire, with pylons under the wings for bombs or tanks. It was discovered that the bomb pylons could also be modified to carry beer kegs. According to pictures that can be found, various sizes of kegs were used. Whether the kegs could be jettisoned in case of emergency is unknown. If the Spitfire flew high enough, the cold air at altitude would even refresh the beer, making it ready for consumption upon arrival.

A variation of this was a long range fuel tank modified to carry beer instead of fuel. The modification even received the official designation Mod. XXX. Propaganda services were quick to pick up on this, which probably explains the "official" designation.



\As a result, Spitfires equipped with Mod XXX or keg-carrying pylons were often sent back to Great-Britain for "maintenance" or "liaison" duties. They would then return to Normandy with full beer kegs fitted under the wings.




Typically, the British Revenue of Ministry and Excise stepped in, notifying the brewery that they were in violation of the law by exporting beer without paying the relevant taxes. It seems that Mod. XXX was terminated then, but various squadrons found different ways to refurbish their stocks. Most often, this was done with the unofficial approval of higher echelons.

In his book " Dancing in the Skies", Tony Jonsson, the only Icelander pilot in the RAF, recalled beer runs while he was flying with 65 Squadron. Every week a pilot was sent back to the UK to fill some cleaned-up drop tanks with beer and return to the squadron. Jonsson hated the beer runs as every man on the squadron would be watching you upon arrival. Anyone who made a rough landing and dropped the tanks would be the most hated man on the squadron for an entire week.




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Been a while since we have had a "Where is this?" photo so where is this one?

And Warbo..... ssshhhh just coz you have knowledge of where I was!

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An Airport?
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Very good

Surprised the regulars have not been on this already.
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 10:55
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OK.OK....let's see...a windsock. Cone markers. Apron area.....yep,I've seen this before. I'd say there is a runway nearby.....if only Jaba would move that bit of plastic so we could get some more info.
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Old 10th Aug 2012, 11:39
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A clue, somewhere between Brisbane and Broken Hill.
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