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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:37
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Hi Guys and Gals, I have just finished writing a book about my 40 odd years, on and off in the airline industry both in NZ and also AUS. One of the airlines that I worked for was Mount Cook Airlines. I remember travelling to Mount Cook on a leased Air Pacific HS-748 DQ-FBH which stayed in Air Pacific colours but operated in NZ as ZK-MCJ. I took a photo of the aircraft sitting on the ramp at Mt Cook against a background of snow and I wanted to include the photo in my book but I can't find it. I know it's a long shot but perhaps someone may have taken a similar photo at some other stage or may know of somebody who has one. I am still trawling through Google but no success as yet. Any help would be gratefully accepted. Many thanks


Happy Flying and stay safe always !!
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:42
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Old 24th Sep 2016, 20:44
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Thanks tail wheel but the one I am looking for is this aircraft on the ramp at MT cook airport in the snow if anyone has one or knows where I can see it. thank you anyway for your effort
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Old 25th Sep 2016, 00:43
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Hello decoder, thanks so much for the reply. I will be very happy to post it here when it's available. I hope it won't be too long before it is. I have completed 185 pages A5 size and I am taking the manuscript to my sister in Mermaid Beach next week for her to proof read it. She has already written 2 books so she knows what she is looking for. After that I will convert it to PDF file and get it printed. I can't believe that I can still remember so much, going back to my school days and then when I first started in the airline industry in 1973. It's got some wonderful bits in it, a few laughs, a 'discussion' with a senior DC10 Captain as to who was right, a few serious things, one near tragedy and a very sad event as well, so lots in there for everyone. I will be selling it in shops in NZ and Brisbane, on Trade Me and possibly E-Bay as well.


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Old 29th Dec 2016, 01:50
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Just a quick update on the book which I spoke about some time earlier in the year.


It will be going to the printers on the 16th January and should be available by the end of January. It contains 206 pages including 36 photographs.


The book is called ''MY LIFE IN THE AVIATION INDUSTRY''


It will be available in due course through E-Bay and also Trade Me, or by PM to me on here.


I was just reading a thread on another website regarding FA's flirting with passengers and it brought to mind a segment in the book that happened some years ago when I was working at Auckland International Terminal. I was meeting a flight from BNE. A turnaround crew operated this flight which arrived around lunch time and departed back to BNE at about 1930 the same day. The crew headed off to a local hotel to rest in their day rooms. The story revolves around a flight attendant who operated this return service but I won't say anymore about it on here.


I can't believe that I can still remember so much, going back to my school days in the 1950's and then when I first started in the airline industry in 1973. It's got some wonderful bits in it, a few laughs, a 'discussion' with a senior DC10 Captain as to who was right, a few serious things, one near tragedy and a very sad event as well, there's lots in there for everyone.


So it won't be long and in the meantime happy flying and stay safe.

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Do make it available on Amazon kindle mate ! Would like to read it. Cheers
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