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Old 13th Apr 2015, 12:50
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That Aero 145 has supercharged engines and the service ceiling is more about 19,000 ft. It is also aerobatic and there are stories of it being demonstrated in the UK in the 1950s' by a Czech demo pilot doing climbing rolls with one engine feathered. An interesting feature is that the props are variable rather than constant speed and are controlled electrically.
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Old 14th Apr 2015, 14:32
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That will be Janusz Zurakowski then (although Polish) his famous "rotating leaf" in the Gloster Meteor was the highlight of the Farnborough airshows back late 50's early 60's, am fortunate to have seen him perform, does come up on Ytube with aerobatic performances, PH.
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Old 15th Apr 2015, 06:15
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An Aero 145 is demonstrated nicely here - with a few minutes of single engine operation as well. Nice - I'd like one ....


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLLgc-lLN7U
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 00:23
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Didn't Douglas Bader fly one for Shell after the war?
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Old 16th Apr 2015, 00:43
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I think Bader flew a Miles Gemini which was a competitor to the Aero. He eventually wound up flying a Beech Travel Air.
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 07:14
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As nice as the demo in the Aero 145 was....



....I've always enjoyed the above clip above of Jimmy Franklin (sadly no longer with us) working hard, ramping up the Aerostar. Anyone who has flown an Aerostar would understand just how physically hard he'd be working during that short routine.
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Old 17th Apr 2015, 13:11
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Another seaplane moment..

Here is an old snap for Pianoman, hope your still enjoying your floats mate and thanks for all the wonderful shots in the Whitsundays. I've got great memories of that region too!

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Old 23rd Apr 2015, 10:46
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Walu! Stunning stunning photo.
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Trying black and white! The U.S are in town.
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A very elegant flypast (well several actually) for the Anzac Day Parade in Sydney on Saturday. Nice job guys, the sound of the radials was echoing through the city and nodoubt a familiar sound for those that served.

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Departing YPAD into an Autumn sky ....


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Just a few randoms from heading to Echuca for the AAAA gathering.

How many of you have had the privelage of landing on the strip in the 3rd last pic???





















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The Reliant is ..words fail me.
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How many of you have had the privelage of landing on the strip in the 3rd last pic???
....bout 25 years ago S7700. The uncle was demo'ing a Subaru to one of the senior officers/base commander, I can't remember. He sold the car and I got permission to land at Pucka and pick him up.
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Jaba- The Reliant is ..words fail me.
Agreed, I fell in lust with one out at Watts a few years ago, interior reminded me of a luxury car of the same era ('30s)
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Speaking of interiors, I get a chuckle out of S7700's dash and his lateral thinking whenever I see a photo, take your G1000 and ....
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Speaking of interiors, I get a chuckle out of S7700's dash and his lateral thinking whenever I see a photo, take your G1000 and ....
But it can't be safe if it's not TSO'ed surely !!



I chuckle when other people talk about how they accidentally infringed Puckapunyal airspace. Man I've been there on the ground during life fire exercises and I know just how much finds it's way into the skies! At night where 1/5 or 1/10 are tracers and to see how many of those going up is scary to say the least! I steer well clear of the place!
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End of an era after 6.5 years. No more seaplanes for Piano Man.

This isn't the 'new' bird (I had to share this photo), however it is a little taste for the future.
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Stepping up to a Bombardier GE, Piano? Nice bus...but i would be happy with the floaters.


Good luck with the upgrade!
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jas24zzk Stepping up to a Bombardier GE, Piano? Nice bus...but i would be happy with the floaters.


Good luck with the upgrade!
Thanks jas24zzk. An upgrade is on the cards but it is not the Global. Just lucky to have a very good friend who is the skipper of one here. All will be revealed in the next month or so via photos, however a move into a 'nice' jet is guaranteed.

Keep posted...
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