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10th Sep 2019, 05:08
Replies: 77
Views: 27,598
Posted By Cilba

It certainly could. It was a remarkable aircraft...

It certainly could. It was a remarkable aircraft when it came to its climb and descent capabilities, and its manoeuvrability when operated in the PNG highlands.
9th Sep 2019, 07:39
Replies: 77
Views: 27,598
Posted By Cilba

Sunfish- thank you for your prompt and...

Sunfish- thank you for your prompt and informative reply. It is a bit of interesting history. Certainly all the while I flew the F28 I had no issues with the APU.
6th Sep 2019, 09:00
Replies: 77
Views: 27,598
Posted By Cilba

Puff- quite right! At medium landing weights, and...

Puff- quite right! At medium landing weights, and a ten knot headwind, 320 knots to 8 DME on a straight in approach was easily achievable. VMO was 330.
6th Sep 2019, 08:55
Replies: 77
Views: 27,598
Posted By Cilba

Sunfish- I have no idea where that notion came...

Sunfish- I have no idea where that notion came from. I flew the F28 (with a couple of breaks) from 1986 until 2007. 17 different aircraft. During that time I never had the APU fail to start, and I...
2nd Sep 2019, 02:46
Replies: 77
Views: 27,598
Posted By Cilba

Great aircraft! 5,000 hours on type in eight...

Great aircraft! 5,000 hours on type in eight countries.
2nd Dec 2018, 23:58
Replies: 43
Views: 8,695
Posted By Cilba

Boeing 737 water bomber

I am actively involved in fire scanning the Queensland fires.
Last Wednesday I was standing on the tarmac at Rockhampton airport. While we watched a large and intense fire started to the west of...
3rd Jan 2018, 00:40
Replies: 306
Views: 214,074
Posted By Cilba

I rarely post. I believe it is absolutely...

I rarely post.
I believe it is absolutely scurrilous that anyone can “know” what caused this accident, and then post this “knowledge “as “fact” on a public forum!
Max
26th Dec 2017, 03:16
Replies: 80
Views: 43,605
Posted By Cilba

Truly sad news. I rarely post here. I flew...

Truly sad news.

I rarely post here. I flew that aircraft to the same ports in the early eighties.

I am so sorry....
21st Sep 2017, 12:57
Replies: 25
Views: 7,559
Posted By Cilba

Willie Dori- in the nineties

Willie Dori- in the nineties
6th Sep 2017, 10:54
Replies: 59
Views: 26,016
Posted By Cilba

Final cross check

For what it's worth, Air Niugini had the "500 feet" call. Even though a conventional checklist had been read and completed, the crew would cross check with each other that gear, flaps and props...
1st Mar 2016, 01:04
Replies: 10
Views: 2,519
Posted By Cilba

The Dornier has five crew members: captain, first...

The Dornier has five crew members: captain, first officer, mission coordinator, drop master, and air search observer.

During dropping operations the captain manoevres the aircraft and calls the...
19th Feb 2016, 03:56
Replies: 166
Views: 109,052
Posted By Cilba

Despatch height and speed from Dornier 328

The load as shown is despatched at 130 KIAS, generally into wind, 200 feet above the highest point of the vessel.
It did not take 10 years to get it right. There were successful drops from the...
22nd May 2009, 12:43
Replies: 81
Views: 18,579
Posted By Cilba

Take the initiative

Before flying with an FO I haven't flown with I ensure I have a few quiet words with him either in the crew room or on the flight deck well before departure time. I start by saying that one of the...
14th May 2009, 12:06
Replies: 25
Views: 4,366
Posted By Cilba

It happened to me a few times in a Citabria,...

It happened to me a few times in a Citabria, until an engineer advised me to get the tyre pressure spot on. This can be a fiddly job with such a small inner tube. There was no further shimmy with the...
3rd May 2009, 11:49
Replies: 29
Views: 5,366
Posted By Cilba

The spirit was created, and the sprit lives on.

A great uncle lost at Gallipoli, an uncle lost in WW2, my dad a digger in WW2 (now on his last legs), my mum a full time volunteer nursing aid in WW2 (now on her last legs), I'm a Viet Nam vet, my...
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