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Old 29th Nov 2012, 21:00
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gerry111 – thanks for agreeing with my comment about the origin of Forrest’s hangar. I really can’t imagine the US having any “strategic interest” in Australia back in 1929…

Dale Hardale – In the period 1965-1970 (when I was there anyway), Civils had four Bonanzas; these were V35’s CFC, CFH & CFK plus S35 CFB. CFC was Perth-based, the rest were at Moorabbin.

Now I thought I might be able to regale you all with a tale combining CFK and the Forrest hangar, but my logbook reveals it wasn’t that particular aircraft! In March 1968 I ferried a gorgeous brand-new E33A, DDE (were they still called Debonairs then?) from Bankstown to Jandakot. This involved overnighting at Forrest; I was kindly offered space in the hangar and told that I was in luck because “tonight was movie night”. All the locals gathered from far and wide; the venue a theatrette built into the side of the hangar. Vast quantities of amber liquid were being consumed at a prodigious rate; the night got ever louder and more raucous. The film was “The Ipcress File” – I was looking forward to seeing this. However the projectionist was already absolutely legless and having successfully, despite much fumbling and swearing, shown the first reel first, he then jumbled up the remaining three reels out of sequence. Of course, the film now made no sense at all; oddly it seemed I was the only one who even noticed. The gathering got louder and louder. The next morning brought a pounding headache plus a strong desire to see the film again to make some sense of the story. Oh, and my once immaculate Beechcraft was now covered in bird-poop too….

Lastly, a photo of CFK at Ararat in 1967, from the extensive collection of Geoff Goodall.


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Old 29th Nov 2012, 22:12
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I suspect DDE was headed for the Darling Downs Aeroclub in Toowoomba. They had a Deb, way back when - and most of their aircraft were Delta Delta Somethingorother. Never flew it so I can't look up the logbook.

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Old 29th Nov 2012, 22:45
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I didn't appreciate the significance of the "DD" rego then, but it went (new) to a customer in WA.
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Old 30th Nov 2012, 10:08
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Clinton - It's captioned "11/67", no day I'm afraid.
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Gee whiz - the mo's. Seeing as it's Movember -

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Gee whiz - the mo's. Seeing as it's Movember
Umm - not any more. Thirty days hath September, April June & November!

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Poetic license M'lud, still a great clip.

Couldn't resist Bo's and Mo's. Yeah I know. back to my knitting.

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I flew VH DDB a Deb in mid 70's at AF
Nothing to do with DDAC as far as I know as it came from down south
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Best Yet

That Heli shot is the best yet mate. POTW. Picture of the week. Congratulations.

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Taken out at Borroloola of a ChartAir 310.
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I flew VH DDB a Deb in mid 70's at AF
Nothing to do with DDAC as far as I know as it came from down south
Bugger! There goes another good theory - down the drain!

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How long has Air Whitsunday had that logo on their tail? The reason I ask is it looks almost exactly like a certain Hong Kong airline except it has been rotated 90 deg and a different colour.
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Titan, to be honest I have no idea and not being an Air Whit pilot couldn't give you the answer. Will try and find out though!
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Ex A380 driver - Looks like moths have got to the rear of the cowls of that 787!
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One from the archives.

Ouch. Probably would have spoilt your day.

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Old 2nd Dec 2012, 22:50
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Bit low on finals there, Hoskins!
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Only ONE 'Final' Capn.....

And this one could have been..??



I remember a 'similar' occcurrence with a 'Navajo' out of a roadhouse on the Nullabor, and the pilot elected to take off on the road, there being no traffic and it being a 'heck' of a lot smoother than the adjacent strip....

BUT, some silly 'B' had erected a new sign post since the guy was there last....DAMN!!
The sign said 'Highway 1'.....

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Talking about hitting things at low level...



Oh, and spot the airport!
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Murrin Murrin.
Looks to be about January 2004, by that cloud formation.
Perfect flying weather for pelicans.

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