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14th Jul 2012, 10:21
Replies: 55
Views: 11,829
Posted By Flyingblind

If the annalists thinking is correct then good....

If the annalists thinking is correct then good. Get rid of the darn thing.
9th Jun 2012, 12:10
Replies: 676
Views: 144,766
Posted By Flyingblind

Well done TGG, nicely put.

Well done TGG, nicely put.
24th May 2012, 10:56
Replies: 17
Views: 4,124
Posted By Flyingblind

'Stupid is as Stupid does'. Definition; the...

'Stupid is as Stupid does'. Definition; the USAF's machination's to prevent the US Army's planned buy of the C27J.

Go figure.
23rd May 2012, 08:00
Replies: 0
Views: 1,520
Posted By Flyingblind

Upgrade to the 'G' model Sir - Certainly, $1.7bn..cash or credit Sir?

Seems the price for ALL the gear and support will come to circa $1.7bn if the Australian Government wish to accept the FMS offer for the upgrade of 12 RAAF Super Hornets.

Whilst the price is...
11th May 2012, 23:10
Replies: 197
Views: 53,509
Posted By Flyingblind

I remember the RAAF having a look at the CASA...

I remember the RAAF having a look at the CASA aircraft in the early 90's at RAAF Richmond.

It stood at in front of the 1 AMTDU (Air Movements Training and Development Unit: Royal Australian Air...
11th May 2012, 09:50
Replies: 21
Views: 4,664
Posted By Flyingblind

Sorry guys no links to any aviation EOM's (yet)...

Sorry guys no links to any aviation EOM's (yet) but I did read in a recent Business Magazine that several US based companies are moving back to the good ol' US of A.

Seems the growth in Chinese...
9th May 2012, 08:51
Replies: 51
Views: 6,196
Posted By Flyingblind

Buster wrote; 'I read somewhere, possibly a...

Buster wrote;
'I read somewhere, possibly a thread on here, that the F22 is designed for a generation of Soviet fighter that never eventuated. Along a similar vein, is the F35 a bit of "overkill"...
4th May 2012, 21:50
Replies: 70
Views: 18,726
Posted By Flyingblind

As to your dismissive, condescending, smug post...

As to your dismissive, condescending, smug post about my inability to find a comfortable spot on the ATR I say Virgin should be worried.

They are the people offering a commercial package against...
4th May 2012, 10:37
Replies: 9
Views: 2,691
Posted By Flyingblind

Have not ordered fuel for any airline, but have...

Have not ordered fuel for any airline, but have had to order all sorts of appropriate fuels for different ADF and allies aircraft types in very unique circumstances.

You may order F34 + FSII (JP...
4th May 2012, 10:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,037
Posted By Flyingblind

I think the writing has been on the wall for HB...

I think the writing has been on the wall for HB for a while, they have not introduced any new platforms to the market for some while. The recent additions to the B300/B350 fleet have not expanded...
4th May 2012, 10:05
Replies: 9
Views: 2,691
Posted By Flyingblind

As far as I am concerned Gasoline is but one of a...

As far as I am concerned Gasoline is but one of a variety of fossil fuels that power internal combustion engines or some form of turbine that power aircraft in general - call it what you will.
4th May 2012, 09:41
Replies: 70
Views: 18,726
Posted By Flyingblind

Recently had the chance to experience the Q400...

Recently had the chance to experience the Q400 from CBR to SYD and a ATR on the return leg later that day.

Wanted to love the ATR but found the seats too narrow and unsupportive, the windows ...
4th May 2012, 09:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,691
Posted By Flyingblind

With gasoline prices at an all time high and...

With gasoline prices at an all time high and predicted to increase, the thought of a high energy pax aircraft operating in increasingly congested airspace/airport beggars belief.

Then again, as...
4th May 2012, 08:54
Replies: 51
Views: 6,196
Posted By Flyingblind

Adopting a hold stance on the F35 program and...

Adopting a hold stance on the F35 program and await program maturity is a sound decision IMO.

The polies should convert the wired-for-but-not-with to G's and buy another batch of Super Hornets to...
3rd May 2012, 08:03
Replies: 129
Views: 34,072
Posted By Flyingblind

During Obama's recent visit (under 23hrs in OZ I...

During Obama's recent visit (under 23hrs in OZ I think) to Canberra the RAAF provided a CAP above Canberra from RAAF Williamtown during his entire stay.

The RAAF provided the same service when...
28th Apr 2012, 12:45
Replies: 36
Views: 4,928
Posted By Flyingblind

If I may quote: "we do understand their...

If I may quote:
"we do understand their culture. And it is almost completely at odds with ours. Hence we should be out of there. The Taliban were doing a pretty good job of suppressing the drug...
28th Apr 2012, 12:13
Replies: 22
Views: 5,793
Posted By Flyingblind

Many thanks Willard, and nice images too!

Many thanks Willard, and nice images too!
28th Apr 2012, 10:31
Replies: 22
Views: 5,793
Posted By Flyingblind

Ah! The USN is in luck, I am in the position...

Ah!

The USN is in luck, I am in the position to offer the Navy a modernised, network focused, force multiplying, negative war-fighter deficit, pro US job creating, fixed price do-able system of...
28th Apr 2012, 10:10
Replies: 36
Views: 4,928
Posted By Flyingblind

I might be way off cue here but the rumours I...

I might be way off cue here but the rumours I hear it that the West is in Afghanistan, not to fight the Taliban as they have been essentially worn down to a manageable level.

The troops are still...
29th Mar 2012, 09:46
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By Flyingblind

GreenKnight121. Thanks for that, very...

GreenKnight121.

Thanks for that, very interesting. I wonder what the Chinese counter will be given both parties posturing over their shared borders?

I do of course make reference to China's...
29th Mar 2012, 07:48
Replies: 11
Views: 2,793
Posted By Flyingblind

RAF orders 8th and RAAF orders 6th C17

Interesting how the UK and Australia initially procured a modest number of C-17's only to see both countries incrementally increase their fleet size.

UK buys eighth Boeing C-17...
29th Mar 2012, 07:08
Replies: 1,462
Views: 358,043
Posted By Flyingblind

To my mind the 'transformation" of the Qantas...

To my mind the 'transformation" of the Qantas brand is at the behest of the Board. It is the board that appoints the CEO and it is the board that ensures the CEO is taking the product where the board...
29th Mar 2012, 05:43
Replies: 14
Views: 1,801
Posted By Flyingblind

GA medical requirements (for some) catching up with RA

A step in the right direction for GA pilots?

"While CASA is yet to make a final decision on adopting a medical for some private pilots based on the drivers licence standard, a lot of work has...
21st Mar 2012, 09:16
Replies: 71
Views: 8,577
Posted By Flyingblind

Gents, after warming up the crystal ball I...

Gents, after warming up the crystal ball I foresee the following:
Top up order of 24 Supers to replace timed out classics,
Dedicated Sqn of Growlers,
12 -14 F35's as per original order to keep...
21st Mar 2012, 09:06
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By Flyingblind

Pharcanell, Yes I think you can count on see a...

Pharcanell, Yes I think you can count on see a bit more RAAF heavy metal around. Now that the acquisition of a sixth C17 has been made official and the unsolicited offer from Airbus for a sixth...
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