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15th Sep 2022, 23:02
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,560
Posted By layman

Historical interest - French submarine cancellation

​​​​​​https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-16/leaked-document-officials-kept-in-dark-over-french-submarines/101445670

Reporting on a ‘leaked’ 10 page paper prepared by Kim Gillis, a member of the ...
20th Aug 2022, 14:01
Replies: 22
Views: 5,171
Posted By layman

Southern handler thanks - was only looking...

Southern handler

thanks - was only looking at images and trying (incorrectly) to place the event

To add to the rumours ...

No knowledge myself but talking to people who know local AFP...
15th Aug 2022, 12:46
Replies: 22
Views: 5,171
Posted By layman

Landside - near Virgin check-in

Landside - near Virgin check-in
4th Jul 2022, 00:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,914
Posted By layman

And to continue to derail the thread Fitting...

And to continue to derail the thread

Fitting a RR-Merlin to the North American P-51 made a good aircraft into one of the best (for that time at least)
7th Jun 2022, 23:07
Replies: 56
Views: 37,856
Posted By layman

Redacted report from Defence

Obtained by Senator Rex Patrick; reported on ABC web site

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-06-08/pilot-error-caused-raaf-super-hornet-eject/101131502

Primary cause was ”substandard adherence to...
27th May 2022, 13:23
Replies: 85
Views: 18,940
Posted By layman

A P-47 Thunderbolt is pushed into position for...

A P-47 Thunderbolt is pushed into position for take-off from the USS Manila Bay, Saipan, Marianas Islands, June 23, 1944 : WWIIplanes (reddit.com)...
25th Apr 2022, 07:06
Replies: 10
Views: 1,775
Posted By layman

Squawk7700 Impressive (to me at least) -...

Squawk7700

Impressive (to me at least) - both the display and the camera work.

Some months back I was fortunate to see a solo PC-21 practice display at West Sale (audience of two - myself and a...
13th Apr 2022, 07:34
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,560
Posted By layman

Gnadenburg agree with your comments on...

Gnadenburg

agree with your comments on Singapore (a Claytons democracy?)

But ... they are "very" independent and, from admittedly old inside information (I knew someone who knew someone who...
13th Apr 2022, 03:46
Replies: 1,503
Views: 449,584
Posted By layman

Sorry, ORAC, didn't see your heading ... but now...

Sorry, ORAC, didn't see your heading ... but now I can't change mine
13th Apr 2022, 03:45
Replies: 1,503
Views: 449,584
Posted By layman

Beware Greeks (Chinese) bearing gifts ...

Probably old news to most on here. Brief look but couldn't find the 2018 article (my poor search skills?)

In 2018 it was alleged the servers at the African Union were downloading to Shanghai each...
19th Mar 2022, 03:22
Replies: 148
Views: 34,919
Posted By layman

Even the videos of missile hits / near misses are...

Even the videos of missile hits / near misses are potentially very useful in thinking about tactics.

(Very) amateur military historian that I am, I have recently been reading of WWII aircraft not...
16th Mar 2022, 07:15
Replies: 12,356
Views: 11,389,897
Posted By layman

RatherBeFlying I think this has been...

RatherBeFlying



I think this has been raised on here previously. Not so much the casualties (apart from PoWs), but today I was listening to a talk by a former senior Australian Defence public...
4th Mar 2022, 04:54
Replies: 150
Views: 47,058
Posted By layman

It might be just me, but I think that: 1)...

It might be just me, but I think that:
1) retrieving the ‘whole’ aircraft is impressive
2) doing it from 12,400 feet is impressive
3) completing the task so quickly is impressive

Then again,...
3rd Mar 2022, 05:13
Replies: 12,356
Views: 11,389,897
Posted By layman

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-03/inside-the-...

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-03-03/inside-the-separatist-republic-that-triggered-the-war-in-ukraine/100871262

A report from an Australian journalist in Donetsk: a different view of (pre &...
26th Feb 2022, 22:27
Replies: 41
Views: 7,564
Posted By layman

Had a chat with a tow truck driver about car...

Had a chat with a tow truck driver about car reliability.

He said he’d offered his friend ‘frequent tow miles’ for his Land Rover ...
25th Feb 2022, 21:49
Replies: 41
Views: 7,564
Posted By layman

Just an observation from the edges of the GAFA ...

Just an observation from the edges of the GAFA

Longreach: having my last flat white for 650km, (next one in Mt Isa) I counted cars 😬.

About 7 out 10 were Toyota 4WD of various types, mainly...
18th Feb 2022, 21:25
Replies: 264
Views: 27,512
Posted By layman

Jerry Seinfeld thought our flag was the Union...

Jerry Seinfeld thought our flag was the Union Jack at night!
9th Feb 2022, 03:25
Replies: 150
Views: 29,083
Posted By layman

Thrice jabbed and supporting of mandates and...

Thrice jabbed and supporting of mandates and ‘medical apartheid’

And I’ll continue to support mandates and medical apartheid until I am no longer hearing the seemingly never ending tales of the...
16th Dec 2021, 22:53
Replies: 100
Views: 26,584
Posted By layman

Next step along the way

Report from the ABC
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-17/national-capital-authority-seaplanes-lake-burley-griffin/100707800

NCA support the planned use. Possibly two
operators - Sydney...
19th Nov 2021, 05:45
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,560
Posted By layman

tartare Happened to at Jervis Bay today. The...

tartare

Happened to at Jervis Bay today. The plan was for nuclear reactor there to produce weapons grade uranium.

I think it was only in 1969 the government finally conceded it wasn’t going to...
30th Sep 2021, 23:15
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Victoria reported 1,438 cases yesterday. ...

Victoria reported 1,438 cases yesterday.

Also reported that 93% of these cases were unvaccinated.

In a couple of weeks about 7% of theses cases will end up in hospital (~100) with about 1%...
29th Sep 2021, 02:29
Replies: 873
Views: 180,731
Posted By layman

All 2nd-hand information, but hopefully of...

All 2nd-hand information, but hopefully of interest.

David Kilkullen's book, 'The Accidental Guerrilla', covers some of the reasons why people take up arms.

In line with what has been said...
26th Sep 2021, 14:51
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Heard today from a friend who's daughter works as...

Heard today from a friend who's daughter works as a doctor in a SE Qld hospital.

Little / no elective surgery as they are keeping beds 'free' for the expected post 70-80% Covid surge.

Adding...
26th Sep 2021, 11:43
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

A Federal ICAC with ‘teeth’ will require a change...

A Federal ICAC with ‘teeth’ will require a change of govt.

FOI was pushed through parliament in the 1st 6 months of the Hawke govt.

Gareth Evans said he only had 6 months before fellow...
18th Sep 2021, 09:30
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Probably very much an outlier, but a 69 year old...

Probably very much an outlier, but a 69 year old gentleman was released from Westmead hospital earlier this month, 399 days after being admitted with Covid

Are there still any doubters about being...
16th Sep 2021, 12:58
Replies: 1,137
Views: 222,560
Posted By layman

Some years ago I was at a seminar where Ziggy...

Some years ago I was at a seminar where Ziggy Switowski (then head of the ANSTO) was one of the speakers. From memory he thought that it would take Australia 20(?) years to develop self-sufficiency...
8th Sep 2021, 22:58
Replies: 89
Views: 27,449
Posted By layman

Small sample but, the pilots I know (or know of)...

Small sample but, the pilots I know (or know of) that have remained employed as ‘high’ income pilots have all had the similar paths.

One career - yes.
One employer - no.
One type of flying -...
31st Aug 2021, 02:37
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Supply it and they will come

ACT 70+ year olds now at 99.45% having had their first dose ... and still going higher each day.

Supply (of an ‘acceptable’ vaccine) & our ability to deliver, would seem to be the main...
25th Aug 2021, 06:07
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

SHVC "...80% then it’s go time no excuses." ...

SHVC

"...80% then it’s go time no excuses."

I might be misinterpreting the intent of your statement, but this does not appear to be what the Doherty Institute modelling is suggesting. My...
25th Aug 2021, 01:53
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Not just WA & Qld

WA, SA, Qld, & Tas all seem to have the same border restrictions.
24th Aug 2021, 11:36
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

97+% vaccination rates

Reported on the ABCs page "Tracking Australia's COVID vaccine rollout"

As of 24 August, 97.85% of ACT 70+ year olds have had their first vaccination.

If other Australians are as committed,...
22nd Aug 2021, 13:47
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Excess deaths during Covid

Not the first time this site has been cited. The "Our World in Data" web site has a variety of graphs showing death rates from 2015 to the present.

The "Excess Mortality" graph (default country is...
19th Aug 2021, 00:55
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

Vaccination rates to reach 95%???

Just looking at reported vaccination rates, more than 95% in the 70+ age group in the ACT have received at least one dose (83+% Australia wide).

95% of ACT 70+ year olds should be double-dosed by...
16th Aug 2021, 22:55
Replies: 11
Views: 4,728
Posted By layman

Jetstar low speed rejected takeoff - FOD

Searched but couldn’t find a thread on this.

Brisbane VH-VFF 23 October 2020

25 mm screwdriver bit damages engine after being there for around 100 flights

ATSB report...
16th Aug 2021, 05:27
Replies: 9,779
Views: 1,619,411
Posted By layman

The link is to a bill proposed by Craig Kelly....

The link is to a bill proposed by Craig Kelly. I'd be somewhat surprised if this was to become law.
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