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Old 10th Aug 2015, 16:59
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Nice to see you back Piano man, love your work.


777 Rw24 RPLL (Manila) ?
Thanks George. Not Manila though. Dubai!
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 19:50
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By George (mate):

It can't possibly be Manila - where's the "expect the unexpected" banner?

Cheers!
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Old 10th Aug 2015, 21:38
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Couldn't be more wrong if I tried. The background looked like slum roofs.


' Expect the unexpected' is so correct Dora, 24 in Manila was very slippery for some reason, had a few 'moments' there, especially in heavy rain. Loved the bullet holes on the wall of the Tower. The most beautiful woman I've ever seen in my life was our Load Controller there. Totally mesmerised was our George. Lovely people.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 11:12
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Wally,
Thanks for sharing that fascinating collection.
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 14:32
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On 8th August 2015, there was an attempt to break the Guinness Book Of Records 'Most aircraft take offs in 1 hour'. It was held at Dunkeswell Airfield in Devon, U.K.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yaFD2_38D4


The video runs for nearly 29 mins.


(I note that fellow Australian, Andy Hardy is there with his 1967 Cherokee 'C' G-ATYS. The same aircraft that he and Sam Kidd flew to Australia from England, nearly two years ago.)
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Old 11th Aug 2015, 23:45
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By George:

B****y Manila!

Next some I see you let me tell you the tale of taking President Ramos and his party of hangers-on (sawn-off shotguns and all) into Manila - as a fellow connoisseur of the absurd you'll love it.

Our load controller was ugly! But you could achieve incredible amounts of kudos by buying the cabin crew one of those ice cream buckets they sold in the terminal!
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Old 14th Aug 2015, 12:12
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Over the moon

Taken at Watts Bridge back in May
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 22:22
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Avenger AUSFLY 2015



Inclement weather passing through late Thursday afternoon.
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Old 10th Sep 2015, 22:39
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That's a stunning photo Paul!
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 00:32
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The camera never lies iPahlot I even surprised myself. Crap weather up in that area on that day.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 00:56
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It's aircraft related...

It was quite a fun ride really, you use the ailerons / wings to pivot your "aircraft" on it's axis. It doesn't go fast enough to spin you around by simply sliptting the ailerons, so you rock them back and forth and after a few tries you can spin it around. Aircraft at the front of the pack get better airflow so they spin around much faster. If you are old, choose one at the rear

PS: This is at Dreamworld.



This concept of you controlling it yourself made me realise that you could set up a similar scenario, eg a Starwars type fighter on a rollercoaster and using the wind generated by the speed, you could have it control your "ship" with ailerons and go all the way around plus tilt back and forth. A far more interactive rollercoaster than would be the norm.
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Old 11th Sep 2015, 04:12
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Ouch.

https://www.facebook.com/33016220375...7165486054795/
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Old 19th Sep 2015, 02:43
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Watts - Gathering of Eagles

I see none of the usual suspects have posted anything from the recent 2 day fly-in, so here are a few of mine. Sat was apparently the busier day, however I was otherwise engaged and Sunday had by far the better flying wx.



The "Big Foot" conversion obviously

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Old 19th Sep 2015, 02:50
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Few more;







Not a great shot, but this has to be one of the most impressive old birds still in private hands. Still need to see her get wet though, that would be spectatcular!
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 11:03
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Seems that the US Air Force is in town

Can anyone guess where this was taken?



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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 12:43
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Crappy, useless land so maybe Tindal.
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Old 22nd Sep 2015, 13:50
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Yeah, I'd go Tindal too.
But... what's an L-39 doing in USAF livery?
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Old 23rd Sep 2015, 03:45
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It was in Georgetown. A local farmer took delivery of it from Echuca and was doing some familiarisation circuits. Hell of a way to round up your cattle!
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 02:33
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Spinex

Excuse my ignorance, what is the usaf one with tip tanks?
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Old 25th Sep 2015, 04:20
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T-34 Mentor, apparently a reworked Beechcraft 35 with a tail as god intended (insert stirring smiley). I don't think the tip tanks are usual equipment, but don't know first hand.
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