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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2021, 03:53
Replies: 145
Views: 11,232
Posted By Flyer517

I was interested to hear from the president of...

I was interested to hear from the president of the Australian Duke Of Edinburgh awards that in most countries it is actually called "The President's Award" or something similar, given anyone outside...
2nd Apr 2021, 07:32
Replies: 85
Views: 10,658
Posted By Flyer517

Awesome in my opinion. Nice to see most of the...

Awesome in my opinion. Nice to see most of the fleet types in the air at once.
1st Apr 2021, 22:34
Replies: 85
Views: 10,658
Posted By Flyer517

Thanks Mick. Exactly what I wanted to know.

Thanks Mick. Exactly what I wanted to know.
1st Apr 2021, 03:21
Replies: 85
Views: 10,658
Posted By Flyer517

So a question to those who have served... ...

So a question to those who have served...

From his video on the RAAF's Youtube channel below, it would seem that Peter Overton joined in the not too distant past. He also seems to be doing...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2021, 10:54
Replies: 176
Views: 9,462
Posted By Flyer517

That's the one Hokulea. And it had Michael...

That's the one Hokulea. And it had Michael Lonsdale too, who I've just discovered has passed away which is incredibly sad.

The original is one of my favourites also. Such a well crafted film.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Mar 2021, 03:07
Replies: 176
Views: 9,462
Posted By Flyer517

The remake of The Day Of The Jackal was simply...

The remake of The Day Of The Jackal was simply appalling. The original on the other hand was wonderful.
26th Mar 2021, 02:54
Replies: 55
Views: 12,381
Posted By Flyer517

And having travelled many years for business for...

And having travelled many years for business for quite a few different companies, they rarely if ever spring for business class seats. It is always economy and the cheapest, most inflexible fare.
...
26th Mar 2021, 02:37
Replies: 85
Views: 10,658
Posted By Flyer517

Nice Flyby In Sydney Today..

4 x PC-21s, a Dakota, 2 x Caribou, a Neptune, an Orion and a Catalina.

Thanks RAAF and HARS!
17th Mar 2021, 02:31
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flyer517

I think I heard the same stories MCoates. ...

I think I heard the same stories MCoates.

Always looked well maintained though. The gee gees must generate a lot of dollars!
16th Mar 2021, 23:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flyer517

As soon as I saw the Arrowfield name I recognised...

As soon as I saw the Arrowfield name I recognised it. Thanks folks. That's the one.

Most appreciated.
16th Mar 2021, 02:25
Replies: 9
Views: 1,497
Posted By Flyer517

Airfield In NSW

A question to the PPRuNe brains trust.

I seem to recall from my flight training years ago overflying an airfield in the eastern part of NSW, around where the horse studs near places like...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2020, 04:00
Replies: 9,533
Views: 4,121,754
Posted By Flyer517

I am a dyed in the wool Ferrari fan and have...

I am a dyed in the wool Ferrari fan and have always been so. The current mess makes me want to cry. But it strikes me that they were at their most successful when a good portion of the team's senior...
21st Mar 2020, 00:23
Replies: 52
Views: 23,286
Posted By Flyer517

At the risk of being ridiculed but in the spirit...

At the risk of being ridiculed but in the spirit of the original poster, Telstra is hiring 1,000 new call centre staff to cover for their Phillipines and Indian based centres that have been forced to...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2020, 00:54
Replies: 67
Views: 5,456
Posted By Flyer517

If it is anything like the adaptive cruise...

If it is anything like the adaptive cruise control in my Audi, I seem to recall reading that it bounces radar, ultrasonic or lasers (can't recall which) under the car immediately in front and knows...
25th Oct 2019, 07:55
Replies: 17
Views: 5,957
Posted By Flyer517

liveatc.net perhaps? i know it may not work...

liveatc.net perhaps?

i know it may not work for UK airfields but an ATIS is an ATIS so any country should do fine.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Oct 2019, 02:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,300
Posted By Flyer517

Just flew Korean twice a few days ago between...

Just flew Korean twice a few days ago between Incheon and Europe on a 747-8. Wonderful experience. Lots of room, still in good condition, and the cabin service was spot on.

Don't know if it is...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2019, 01:59
Replies: 44
Views: 4,320
Posted By Flyer517

“What I am focussed on is.......” anything but...

“What I am focussed on is.......” anything but answering the question you just asked me to which I have absolutely no answer that won’t get me in deep poo or make me look like the fool I am.
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jul 2019, 00:48
Replies: 182
Views: 32,851
Posted By Flyer517

I highly recommend downloading a documentary...

I highly recommend downloading a documentary called “Moonscape” which covers the landing and moonwalk from restored and original video footage, audio and photographs in HD. It has been put together...
15th Nov 2018, 01:38
Replies: 28
Views: 4,553
Posted By Flyer517

I like the idea of a National Aviation Museum,...

I like the idea of a National Aviation Museum, but would it be simpler to take an existing institution like HARS (as an example only), beef up its funding, and transfer these aviation icons there as...
23rd Oct 2018, 02:56
Replies: 28
Views: 3,087
Posted By Flyer517

A large part of the issue lies with the retailers...

A large part of the issue lies with the retailers who make no attempt to educate would-be drone pilots.

I suspect the problem would go away if retailers were required to pull out CASA's "Can I Fly...
20th Mar 2018, 21:26
Replies: 19
Views: 5,732
Posted By Flyer517

Thanks for updating us Centaurus. Ken signed off...

Thanks for updating us Centaurus. Ken signed off a few endorsements for me years ago, and I'll always remember him as a true gentleman with a wealth of knowledge and experience he was happy to share.
23rd Feb 2017, 22:22
Replies: 23
Views: 4,529
Posted By Flyer517

The Chippie is the sweetest flying airplane I've...

The Chippie is the sweetest flying airplane I've ever been in. Didn't seem particularly difficult on the ground but once in the air it is pure joy. You'll know immediately why they call it the poor...
5th Mar 2016, 09:49
Replies: 28
Views: 4,518
Posted By Flyer517

Temora Aviation Museum Celebrates 80th Birthday

It was great to see Australia's only 2 flying Spits in the air today at Temora Aviation Museum. They flew them both to celebrate the 80th anniversary.

I have to admit to a lump in the throat when...
11th Aug 2015, 08:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,401
Posted By Flyer517

Congrats

I can't add anything to the advice already given other than to echo that flying as often as possible makes it happen quicker in my experience.

But congratulations on soloing. What a wonderful...
16th Jun 2015, 03:57
Replies: 43
Views: 10,451
Posted By Flyer517

Training

To Centaurus' point:



During my PPL training in the early 90s I studied the theory at TAFE. It was repeatedly drummed in to us (by a number of ex-airline and military pilots) to pick up a wing...
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