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Old 8th May 2013, 11:12
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Great shots! You managed to get a shot of the Trojan taxying in on the Friday evening at Avalon.

Dora-9, have you got any more from Toowoomba?
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Old 8th May 2013, 23:54
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Hey Jabba....

I thought someone as pure as you would've been a Pegasus White man

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Old 9th May 2013, 02:10
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Sorry Trojan, this was the only other aircraft that really took my fancy:



But if it's OK for Jaba to post photos of cars, there was this gem too:



There was a superb and not often seen aspect of the Temora Spitfire VIII looking down from the "Crew Lounge" mezzanine floor (above and behind - an Axis fighter pilot's dream view) but it was always obstructed by hordes of punters so I didn't bother....

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Old 11th May 2013, 10:50
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Tales from Nepal

From the back seat of a Medicac helicopter at 4500m (14,700ft).




Approaching Lukla for a refuel, before proceeding to Kathmandu



A better shot of Lukla...

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Old 11th May 2013, 10:54
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Were you being taken out injured?
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Old 11th May 2013, 11:00
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I like to say ...ill.
A bit of an issue with breathing...at 5000m

But thanks to an excellent Travel Insurance Policy and surprisingly good medical attention in Kathmandu, a full recovery.

Funny thing about the flight. You probably can't see it, but the pilot is sucking on an oxygen bottle and I'm sucking on nothing. I was, to a degree, acclimatised to 60% oxygen levels. Whereas he had flown straight up from sea level. I believe that if he had stepped out of the helicopter without his bottle, he could have lost consciousness very quickly. Goes to show how the body can adapt fairly quickly (albeit, over a 5 day period) to these things.

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Old 11th May 2013, 11:23
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Whereas he had flown straight up from sea level
From Sea Level ??

It's a long way from Sea Level to Lukla and Kathmandu ... to make do a medevac!
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Old 11th May 2013, 11:40
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Sorry ...just a throw away phrase.
Actually flew up from Kathmandu ...which is about 1300m
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Old 11th May 2013, 11:59
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Come on Man!

Accuracy, Accuracy, Accuracy!

Altitude sickness is no excuse!



PS, you need to see some of Vertical Freedom's photos in the Rotorhead Forum .... if you haven't already!
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Old 11th May 2013, 12:07
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Last one of these....



VH-RME noses in at the front of the original ADL terminal. Once again it's in the mid 1960's from a slide scan. The absolute awe and wonderment which these beautiful aircraft invoked at that time still lingers fifty years on . ....
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Old 11th May 2013, 12:19
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Looks as tho the Marshaller may have been in a hurry to head off to the toilet.

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Old 11th May 2013, 12:37
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Looks as tho the Marshaller
Must be an FO from Skywest...one ring!
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How could the flight crew possibly see him in that black uniform....
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Thanks Capt Fathom. I just had a look at his photos....Spectacular !
I don't think he was my pilot ...too skinny!

Brought back many good and bad memories.
Nepal's a crazy pace and it certainly gets under your skin. In fact, I'm going back there trekking again this year!

Hope I don't need Vertical Freedom's services this time

And just to keep it aviation.... one from the trip into Lukla. Might have been a Dornier?

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Old 12th May 2013, 12:50
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In my day at AN, a junior FO started out with a half bar.
Certainly stopped any delusions of grandeur !

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Old 13th May 2013, 06:06
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Scoop

Credit

Credit - FLIGHT INTERNATIONAL.

Hadn't seen this, thought it worth sharing.

Scoop! Stealth fighter consigned to the bone yard

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Old 13th May 2013, 11:49
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Was this it in operation:

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Old 14th May 2013, 03:18
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No, that one's a Stealth plane.
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Images altered to protect the innocent







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Bit of a prop overspeed happening there?!
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