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Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Mar 2018, 03:31
Replies: 440
Views: 776,524
Posted By Falcon99

A DC-3 load of empty new coffins from Brisbane to...

A DC-3 load of empty new coffins from Brisbane to Sydney due to coffin makers strike in Sydney.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,694
Posted By Falcon99

My apologies to BillieBob.

My apologies to BillieBob.
Replies: 28
Views: 4,694
Posted By Falcon99

A simple way to determine QNH. If you are on the...

A simple way to determine QNH. If you are on the ground set the airfield elevation on the altimeter, the subscale now reads QNH. Obviously you cannot do this in flight. On the ground, set the...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2016, 11:31
Replies: 10,290
Views: 1,188,563
Posted By Falcon99

I passed a neighbour in the street recently and...

I passed a neighbour in the street recently and he said "flying Melbourne to Paris next week for a holiday".
As an ex long haul pilot I naturally replied "Who are you going with?"
Silence for a...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2016, 22:03
Replies: 10,290
Views: 1,188,563
Posted By Falcon99

Australia changed to decimal currency on 14th...

Australia changed to decimal currency on 14th February 1966. Prior to that date we had a slang term for most coins and some notes.
Now, after just over 50 years of decimal coins and notes I do not...
11th Apr 2014, 21:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By Falcon99

Oh and there can indeed be different regulations...

Oh and there can indeed be different regulations for what you refer to as tiddly aircraft, if by that you mean those of sub-airliner size.

No, I was referring to

Falcon I never flew anything as...
11th Apr 2014, 11:28
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By Falcon99

Why would you calculate the climb gradient for...

Why would you calculate the climb gradient for the second segment in the event an engine failure at V1 if there were no obstacles? The whole point of the exercise is to see if the aircraft can clear...
10th Apr 2014, 07:03
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By Falcon99

fokker100 take off flap affects on performance

With due respect, if I was the Original Poster and had recently done two flights on a Fokker 100 and had noticed that on one take-off the pilot used trailing edge flap and on the return (from...
10th Apr 2014, 03:34
Replies: 16
Views: 2,746
Posted By Falcon99

fokker100 take off flap affects on performance

I have not flown the Fokker 100 but did fly the Fokker F27 and a flapless take-off was permitted on this aircraft.

It was not unusual to find at some airports we operated from that an obstacle in...
25th Feb 2014, 00:34
Replies: 303
Views: 90,001
Posted By Falcon99

What a wonderful thread! I flew out of Stansted...

What a wonderful thread!
I flew out of Stansted 1978/79 on the F27.
Crew list at that time was:
Captains Dick Holt, Paul L-Beard, John Clarke, Ed Newman.

FO's Roger Wilkinson, Geoff...
15th Feb 2014, 05:45
Replies: 18
Views: 9,879
Posted By Falcon99

Things may have changed but in the mid 1990's...

Things may have changed but in the mid 1990's whilst the Sultan was in London at Christmas taking his children to the pantomimes the religious police were driving around in Brunei insisting people...
1st Nov 2012, 01:39
Replies: 25
Views: 12,903
Posted By Falcon99

The press report I read indicated the passengers...

The press report I read indicated the passengers involved were not Chinese but Australian, New Zealand, Singaporean etc
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