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12th Jul 2021, 08:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,281
Posted By By George

I was issued a Restricted PPL in February 1967...

I was issued a Restricted PPL in February 1967 with the list of restrictions on page 7. (subsequently followed some months later with a large stamp across the entire page, 'RESTRICTION LIFTED').
8th Jul 2021, 22:15
Replies: 18
Views: 4,034
Posted By By George

It's all very well in little old Europe to bang...

It's all very well in little old Europe to bang on about being carbon free. South Foreland in the UK to Cap Gris Nez near Calais in France is 21 miles. We have cattle stations down here with...
16th Jun 2021, 07:42
Replies: 3
Views: 1,431
Posted By By George

Another is Gary Cooper's Sock it to 'em Baby. I...

Another is Gary Cooper's Sock it to 'em Baby. I worked with Gary in Ansett and his book is a good description of the risks these FAC's took. Others include Call Sign Rustic by Richard Wood and Naked...
12th Jun 2021, 22:13
Replies: 1,448
Views: 480,043
Posted By By George

Qantas charging $800 an hour for 737 Sim in MEL....

Qantas charging $800 an hour for 737 Sim in MEL. (contracts no doubt negotiable).
28th Apr 2021, 22:16
Replies: 48
Views: 10,258
Posted By By George

My last VAR approach, according to my logbook was...

My last VAR approach, according to my logbook was in May 1974 at Mangalore in Victoria. I think Hobart was the last one to be withdrawn in the mid-seventies .Even though it sounds primitive it was...
13th Apr 2021, 23:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By By George

The Viscount captain was Jack Gillies a true...

The Viscount captain was Jack Gillies a true product of the old school. A great bloke who retired on the 727. Back when you could fly a roster with the same co-pilot Jack was often paired up with...
2nd Apr 2021, 21:46
Replies: 33
Views: 10,889
Posted By By George

With the new weird trend to call aeroplanes...

With the new weird trend to call aeroplanes 'frames' is that where they get the idea from?

In relation to the photograph of the damage it seems to be stretching into the no skin patches allowed...
28th Mar 2021, 20:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By By George

I had no idea the photographer survived that...

I had no idea the photographer survived that accident. To be struck by an undercarriage at flying speed and survive is nothing short of a miracle. The prop arc couldn't have been very far from the...
28th Mar 2021, 07:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,900
Posted By By George

That was John Love (not being fresh Captain,...

That was John Love (not being fresh Captain, 'Love' was his surname). Sadly, a photographer managed an even closer picture of his aeroplane. Killed when hit by the undercarriage. Nice bloke John and...
10th Mar 2021, 06:57
Replies: 505
Views: 495,686
Posted By By George

You could be right Dora-9, but for some reason I...

You could be right Dora-9, but for some reason I thought it was heavy rain. I remember being with PK on the way to VLI and we lost the Omega. I was swearing like a trooper trying to get the bloody...
9th Mar 2021, 20:08
Replies: 505
Views: 495,686
Posted By By George

The VLF Omega would drop out in heavy rain. The...

The VLF Omega would drop out in heavy rain. The Department of Changing Names were most concerned and insisted on dual Omega for any Pacific flights. A couple of the aeroplanes were subsequently...
8th Mar 2021, 07:36
Replies: 505
Views: 495,686
Posted By By George

While I agree with the above sentiments you...

While I agree with the above sentiments you cannot pushback against change. My dear old dad (long gone) was a wartime pilot and tells me how the older pilots laughed at them flying aeroplanes with...
14th Feb 2021, 08:11
Replies: 36
Views: 6,284
Posted By By George

My earliest memory of travelling with my parents...

My earliest memory of travelling with my parents is flying BEA London to Germany facing two of my brothers in a club seating arrangement with a table in the middle. I remember it well because I...
5th Feb 2021, 00:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By By George

Sorry, I am wrong, Glen was only in Singapore for...

Sorry, I am wrong, Glen was only in Singapore for six months. By memory the London based crews stayed at the Wentworth in Singapore and we would meet for drinks and dinner. Dave completed his six...
4th Feb 2021, 19:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,864
Posted By By George

I knew Dave well and lived in the same Hotel in...

I knew Dave well and lived in the same Hotel in Singapore on Sentosa Island for a few months. Terrific bloke and his Thai wife was a beautiful girl in every way. So sad to hear this news. Two ex BA...
7th Jan 2021, 08:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,501
Posted By By George

Looks like an Arado 96 used as a trainer by our...

Looks like an Arado 96 used as a trainer by our German cousins in WW2.
29th Dec 2020, 21:47
Replies: 29
Views: 6,125
Posted By By George

Flew Herons with Connair in 1979 based in Darwin....

Flew Herons with Connair in 1979 based in Darwin. Very Pommy aeroplane, beautiful handling with well balanced flight controls but the usual British cockpit design. "Now where could we hide the...
16th Dec 2020, 19:53
Replies: 29
Views: 10,113
Posted By By George

Retiring from an Asian airline, on returning home...

Retiring from an Asian airline, on returning home I gained a job flying a 737. Having not flown one within five years I had to do the complete type rating again. I still remember 'FFS1' with the...
26th Nov 2020, 03:17
Replies: 37
Views: 6,839
Posted By By George

27th of October 1973 F27 VH-TFM Flight 1497. Capt...

27th of October 1973 F27 VH-TFM Flight 1497. Capt M Denheld lost his command by going down to 100 feet trying to get into WY. F/O BJ Widmer, understandably, not happy and filed a report. I believe...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Nov 2020, 23:26
Replies: 70
Views: 14,390
Posted By By George

I am currently working as a 737 Sim Instructor....

I am currently working as a 737 Sim Instructor. We teach no rotation equals severe damage. On the instructors panel, selecting this function simulates no N1 and no N2 with no vibration. The only...
19th Oct 2020, 22:26
Replies: 47
Views: 13,404
Posted By By George

To a point there is a tendency to romanticise the...

To a point there is a tendency to romanticise the past, but in my opinion for very good reasons. Domestic flying today is just a series of nightmares and it is a horrible experience;

1. The curb...
9th Oct 2020, 21:59
Replies: 39
Views: 7,633
Posted By By George

That taxiway was an accident waiting to happen...

That taxiway was an accident waiting to happen due to bad design. Many contributing factors including the close proximity of the terminal creating the mental feeling there is not a runway between you...
17th Sep 2020, 22:33
Replies: 9
Views: 3,319
Posted By By George

When the Eyjarfjallajokull volcano let go in...

When the Eyjarfjallajokull volcano let go in April 2010 I was the last flight out of Frankfurt before they closed the airspace due to the threat of volcanic ash. On April the 16th in SQ 747-4 (9V-SPE...
11th Sep 2020, 04:16
Replies: 16
Views: 4,030
Posted By By George

On November the 3rd 1976 I had to make a gear up...

On November the 3rd 1976 I had to make a gear up landing on RW27 in a Navajo (VH-MBY). One of the undercarriage door hinges failed, the broken end jamming the belly door from opening. Tried the...
30th Aug 2020, 22:29
Replies: 37
Views: 10,700
Posted By By George

Checkboard, that Cirrus VK30 in your picture...

Checkboard, that Cirrus VK30 in your picture crashed on the 11th of february 2018. (NTSB ref WPR18FA088). A prop drive failure led, amongst other things, the prop to overspeed and contact the...
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