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Darwin in the 80's

Old 24th Feb 2014, 01:38
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"HowAbout"., pls check PM with regards JH

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Old 1st Apr 2014, 11:01
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Was really bored and had a look at my old video's I uploaded on Youtube, Ended up here! That was a bumpy wet flight!
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Old 1st Apr 2014, 13:02
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I think Jim Hilder flew Lincolns for a while in the RAAF and vaguely recall he was at East Sale either with School of Air Navigation or Air Armament School circa 1953-5. Long time ago of course, and I could be wrong.
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Old 1st Sep 2014, 00:35
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Before OzRunways there was DR.
Before GPS: compass, clock & airspeed.
'Computers' didn't need power and couldn't do addition or subtraction

Remember how good it felt to find Lake Evella in the dry season smoke, Tanami Mine with no Nav Aids?

I thought about putting this article in another forum for the Newbies to enjoy, but I don't think they would understand, since DR today is more removed in getting from A to B than Celestial Nav or Pressure Pattern Flying was for me in the 80s. And that's a good thing; I use my iPad almost every day when I fly and wouldn't change it for the world.

So, for sentimental reasons, an article about Visual Navigation by the late Neil Williams.

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Old 6th Sep 2015, 06:21
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Christ the 80's?
I is still here if you havent been back stand on Daley bridge and have a look at the skyline ...see if you can figure where you are...
They had a recession last month for 30 days now they is back on a boom roll
You heard it here

Hows it goin cooda?
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Old 6th Sep 2015, 09:49
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Where you been hiding Tinpis?

If only we knew then what we know now Tinpis, we would all be laughing!
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Old 8th Sep 2015, 03:12
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Yeah, Tinpis; Where's ya been hiding?
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Old 16th Sep 2015, 07:26
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G'day Tinpis
I wrote you a post on Ples Belong Tok Tok didn't see a reply.

Yes I had a Falcon GT Shaker in Mendi (not a HO) I only took it there because I had been transferred the with Public Works Dept to work with the Aus Army Engineering unit which had just come from Vietnam. Nowhere to drive it as you say.
They were the days eh mate!!
Good to see you in action again.

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Old 11th Dec 2015, 02:09
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handrail and Rob Grant

Handrail and Rob Grant work(ed) together in ATC - Rob is also a great pilot and in the 70's he flew me to inspect every govt. structure everywhere in the topend, every 3mths, in John Gabriel's cessna210, and he always got us to borroloola from groote on a wednesday night in time for a meal at the pub so we could watch the weekly pictures outside the school with all and sundry.

I'd love to catchup with Rob, if any of you know his email, mine is [email protected] thanks, David
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 03:57
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Originally Posted by tinpis View Post
Gundy is alive and well and is probably plotting another closing down sale as we speak
Hi Gundy here !!
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Old 11th Mar 2016, 10:40
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Darwin at that time would be Brenda at CASA, think she has left now but what a nice person she always was.
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 13:00
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Originally Posted by hurlingham View Post

Mr Spellman - I seem to recall he had a mate 'The Queen Mother of Darwin'
Peter Morgan?
OMG I remember Peter Morgan...yes Queen mother!! Last I saw him was 4am in the morning passed out on Mindel beach 🤣
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Old 25th Jun 2020, 13:17
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You mean Brenda Thompson?

Originally Posted by Band a Lot View Post
Darwin at that time would be Brenda at CASA, think she has left now but what a nice person she always was.
You mean Brenda Thompson??
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