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4th Apr 2018, 06:57
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Posted By John Hill

Hmmm....blue roof in the background, might be...

Hmmm....blue roof in the background, might be Indonesia?
26th Dec 2016, 06:12
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By John Hill

AMY really does like her retirement in Ashburton.

AMY really does like her retirement in Ashburton.
25th Dec 2016, 18:02
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By John Hill

I am sorry but our museum just does not have the...

I am sorry but our museum just does not have the resources to fly our aircraft. We have an ideal location but we do not have the technical skills to restore to flying condition and neither do we...
19th Dec 2016, 04:30
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By John Hill

Progress..

Wings on ZK-AQK for what I think is the first time since the late 60's..
https://c4.staticflickr.com/1/380/31695781755_c70e88a4a1_z.jpg
23rd Sep 2016, 20:16
Replies: 4
Views: 2,800
Posted By John Hill

Unfortunately the museum has not been able to get...

Unfortunately the museum has not been able to get possession of this hangar and the owner is allowing the roofing to blow away in the wind.
16th Dec 2015, 18:16
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Views: 1,336
Posted By John Hill

Is ZKWS open for service?

Report on a pre-opening tour of new tourist airport passenger facilities at Wonsan, DPRK.
Aram Pan photographs North Korea's $200m Kalma Airport in Wonsan | Daily Mail Online...
13th Feb 2015, 04:53
Replies: 3
Views: 1,721
Posted By John Hill

Mig 17, sources of information?

Hi, there is a possibility that our museum will be getting a Mig 17, believed to be complete but in non flying condition after several years outdoors.

I would very much like to make contact with...
30th Dec 2014, 17:41
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,087,916
Posted By John Hill

With the exception of VDL Mode 4 (which I dont...

With the exception of VDL Mode 4 (which I dont think is in common use?) what systems are there that provide a means for the pilot of one aircraft to be aware of the position of others aircraft near...
22nd Nov 2014, 07:48
Replies: 63
Views: 38,027
Posted By John Hill

Worst, PIA (Prayers in the Air), waited all...

Worst, PIA (Prayers in the Air), waited all day in Karachi for the fog to clear at Pershawa. Passengers finally herded on board and off we went, to land at Islamabad!

Someone offered to...
23rd Oct 2014, 20:33
Replies: 23
Views: 11,069
Posted By John Hill

Vincent Aviation in receivership from today.

The headline says it all.:(
16th Sep 2014, 05:26
Replies: 21
Views: 18,097
Posted By John Hill

JammedStab wrote Those may be canned...

JammedStab wrote

Those may be canned responses made up from pre-recorded words and phrases. It is the same technology as used in several ATIS and VOLMET systems. The North Koreans do have the...
18th Jul 2014, 01:39
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,140,553
Posted By John Hill

Try this one.. 7fjpB5gw3iM BTW, belay...

Try this one..

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BTW, belay my post #233!
7th Jul 2014, 10:10
Replies: 23
Views: 8,897
Posted By John Hill

Hmmm, the 'flight ID' of HBALnnn may look like...

Hmmm, the 'flight ID' of HBALnnn may look like Operation Hibal but why launch 9 or 10 in such close succession?
7th Jul 2014, 07:53
Replies: 23
Views: 8,897
Posted By John Hill

Yes, they sure do look like Google balloons.

Yes, they sure do look like Google balloons.
7th Jul 2014, 07:35
Replies: 23
Views: 8,897
Posted By John Hill

Maybe they are balloons, the first is labelled...

Maybe they are balloons, the first is labelled HBAL285 and the last HBAL256 in numerical sequence.

Looking at earth :: an animated map of global wind and weather...
7th Jul 2014, 07:29
Replies: 23
Views: 8,897
Posted By John Hill

Now there is nine of them and most have turned...

Now there is nine of them and most have turned left to fly parallel northwards!

I thought of the internet balloons and we did see one over Ashburton (50 miles north of these) a few days ago.
7th Jul 2014, 07:19
Replies: 23
Views: 8,897
Posted By John Hill

Who are these flights leaving NZ?

Flight Radar24 at 070710z (today)..

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2907/14593446392_456a416f14_c.jpg

Eight "aircraft" with identity HBAL (and numerals) heading East.

What are these...
11th Jun 2014, 08:13
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

Another significant difference would be that...

Another significant difference would be that Pearse was able to incorporate features now accepted as 'normal' and not seen of the Wright aircraft and not only build the aircraft but the engine too....
11th Jun 2014, 05:21
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

simplex1, are you sure he was nuts for trying to...

simplex1, are you sure he was nuts for trying to build an aircraft with a tilted up propeller?...
11th Jun 2014, 05:04
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

simplex1 I am afraid that such comments do...

simplex1

I am afraid that such comments do nothing to prove/disprove his flying efforts.
10th Jun 2014, 06:26
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

Let me sort this out then.... Pearse did not...

Let me sort this out then.... Pearse did not claim to fly in 1903 therefore did not and the Wrights did not claim to be to the first to fly which really proves they were?
10th Jun 2014, 04:49
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

Was there any feature of the 1903 Wright flyer...

Was there any feature of the 1903 Wright flyer that was not being tried elsewhere?
9th Jun 2014, 00:22
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/24/Richard-William-Pearse-Monument.jpg/640px-Richard-William-Pearse-Monument.jpg

Just look at that plane! Elevator, rudder, ailerons. But...
7th Jun 2014, 19:40
Replies: 44
Views: 11,024
Posted By John Hill

More dangerous roads of the time had no...

More dangerous roads of the time had no restrictions, example the Milford Sound road but at least caravans were prohibited on there.
6th Jun 2014, 20:35
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

Why are the main parts of an aeroplane given...

Why are the main parts of an aeroplane given French names?
4th Jun 2014, 23:40
Replies: 20
Views: 3,745
Posted By John Hill

We were in a car crossing from Czech Republic...

We were in a car crossing from Czech Republic into what used to be East Germany. It was very much a back road crossing and the Czechs in the car got the nod immediately but they took our NZ...
4th Jun 2014, 20:25
Replies: 20
Views: 3,745
Posted By John Hill

I was back at home and found one of the cards...

I was back at home and found one of the cards stuck in my passport so I did the responsible thing and threw it in the fire.

On my next trip to the US the immigration guy tapped his keyboard and...
31st May 2014, 03:50
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By John Hill

I wonder why the freight costs would be too high...

I wonder why the freight costs would be too high when there was a railway to Darwin at that time.
28th May 2014, 20:59
Replies: 64
Views: 33,786
Posted By John Hill

"Our DC3"

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/11395955466_6938d1d00c.jpg

ZK-AMY, flying earlier this year but now in the hangar and may be forever.:(
27th May 2014, 08:29
Replies: 680
Views: 107,895
Posted By John Hill

Click here for a big picture.....

Click here for a big picture.....
9th May 2014, 01:33
Replies: 15
Views: 19,556
Posted By John Hill

No one hurt so never mind, just put it with the...

No one hurt so never mind, just put it with the others..
https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7451/14141484325_503996bb2b.jpg
3rd May 2014, 10:10
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,902,103
Posted By John Hill

Open House I am afraid!

Open House I am afraid!
3rd May 2014, 05:18
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,902,103
Posted By John Hill

El Arish, Gaza.

El Arish, Gaza.
29th Apr 2014, 08:33
Replies: 13
Views: 4,073
Posted By John Hill

Hi Leslie As far as I know Proctor ZK-AQK ...

Hi Leslie
As far as I know Proctor ZK-AQK (c/n Ae79) was imported into NZ along with another (ZK AQJ) in 1947. I dont know if the aircraft were new at the time.

If I remember I will post...
25th Apr 2014, 02:27
Replies: 36
Views: 7,564
Posted By John Hill

Do you still have to get a radio operators...

Do you still have to get a radio operators certificate from HM's Post Office?
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