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12th Feb 2017, 18:52
Replies: 161
Views: 32,228
Posted By Galdom

Flying Programme

In past years the displays are similar but not identical. There are some displays that are for the night show only.
On one particular memorable year we lucked in with a clear starry sky and a glider...
9th Feb 2017, 03:02
Replies: 161
Views: 32,228
Posted By Galdom

"I wouldn't pass a commercial medical due to...

"I wouldn't pass a commercial medical due to hearing"

My hearing has never been the same since I experienced the B1 taking off there a few times back. Sad that it's only on static display as for...
13th May 2016, 00:12
Replies: 17
Views: 9,444
Posted By Galdom

SLF Question

I read this thread with interest having done a few PPL single engine night hours and can recall parts of the Night Flying briefing so totally agree with the lack of visual cues comments, my question...
14th Mar 2016, 23:58
Replies: 21
Views: 8,818
Posted By Galdom

They were ex Eagle Air Beech 1900D's ex Hamilton...

They were ex Eagle Air Beech 1900D's ex Hamilton off to South Africa via various refueling stops or so I'm told. They showed up on my FR24 ok
2nd Oct 2015, 01:32
Replies: 1
Views: 2,097
Posted By Galdom

NZ 136 Departing Brisbane 30 September 2015 11.30am

Was aboard the above flight which lined up on the runway behind a Jet Star A320 landing and we stopped.

While holding I noticed a large shadow of another plane run past us on runway heading...
31st Aug 2015, 00:45
Replies: 13
Views: 12,425
Posted By Galdom

According to the NZ Herald J* are going to start...

According to the NZ Herald J* are going to start regional services Auckland to Palmerston North and Auckland to Napier along with Nelson and New Plymouth.

Air NZ used to run 737's to both Napier...
19th Jun 2015, 01:05
Replies: 3
Views: 3,039
Posted By Galdom

Interesting, AA maybe one day and EK probably...

Interesting, AA maybe one day and EK probably never...
Fondly recall the days that PA then UA and CO were plying the route (via HNL) and if memory serves AA were here previously in a DC 10 but I...
19th Jun 2015, 00:27
Replies: 3
Views: 3,039
Posted By Galdom

A380 AKL-LAX or SFO?

Just wondering how long before we see either a QF or EK A380 on the AKL-LAX route? One imagines that it would work given the SYD-LAX route.
Any thoughts?
19th Feb 2015, 22:59
Replies: 146
Views: 24,752
Posted By Galdom

I for one would be entertained just watching an...

I for one would be entertained just watching an F22 do a couple of touch and go's, tragic?

Fondly recalling the Triad exercises in 1984 (I think) watching F 15's returning from sorties doing buzz...
17th Feb 2015, 21:15
Replies: 56
Views: 12,619
Posted By Galdom

Used to do it back in the NAC days in NZ when I...

Used to do it back in the NAC days in NZ when I was a kid though only for deplaning, definitely nothing new.
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Feb 2015, 02:34
Replies: 1,614
Views: 2,205,166
Posted By Galdom

Devil Someone in a hurry

Many years back I used to monitor area and terminal radar at Auckland when a domestic 767 checked in with the area controller at Ohura (several hundred miles from touchdown)

ABC767: "ABC767 with...
22nd Sep 2014, 01:23
Replies: 174
Views: 59,400
Posted By Galdom

QF 767's to Auckland

I have many fond memories of QF 76's (and 74's for that matter) crossing the Tasman to Auckland on a regular basis.

I recall that at least one would overnight in Auckland and occasionally could be...
2nd Mar 2014, 22:05
Replies: 0
Views: 1,285
Posted By Galdom

Air New Zealand 744's

I note, with some sadness that Air NZ are gradually retiring the Queen of the Skies from their fleet, with only 2 examples remaining.

The noise that they often make on long haul departures from...
28th Feb 2014, 22:13
Replies: 48
Views: 7,261
Posted By Galdom

Air NZ shares have been on the NZX for a very...

Air NZ shares have been on the NZX for a very long time
22nd Jan 2014, 03:01
Replies: 453
Views: 443,585
Posted By Galdom

Lovely old pics and a fascinating thread, I am...

Lovely old pics and a fascinating thread, I am loving it so thank you to all who have contributed to date :D

I especially appreciated the description of the island arrival in the 727, the 610 feet...
20th Jan 2014, 23:26
Replies: 70
Views: 18,928
Posted By Galdom

Clark, A quick look at Google Earth shows...

Clark,

A quick look at Google Earth shows extending 35 to to the north would put the 17 threshold almost at the western ring route.

Shame about that little neighborhood not to mention the 3...
20th Jan 2014, 08:35
Replies: 70
Views: 18,928
Posted By Galdom

Need for additional Runway at MEL?

Did this almost incident just point out that MEL actually already has a parallel north south runway? :E Extend both of them and hey presto, two parallel runways.

Just sayin...
10th Jan 2014, 23:50
Replies: 453
Views: 443,585
Posted By Galdom

Humorless QF crew

Thank you for starting this great thread, Paragraph,

The story of the young man meeting the unfriendly QF crew reminded me of an exchange overheard at AKL on the TWR freq some years back.

The...
7th Sep 2013, 00:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,759
Posted By Galdom

Conditional Clearances

Here is the setup at Auckland yesterday evening...

A330 Lands, A320 told to line up from inset taxiway, Dash 8 told to line up from end taxiway to depart after the A320, another Dash 8 at about 7...
18th Jul 2013, 22:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Galdom

Not at all concerned as to the Go Around itself,...

Not at all concerned as to the Go Around itself, just the right turn is unusual for three reasons namely;
1) The standard missed approach off 23L is straight ahead to hold at LENGU
2) The visual...
18th Jul 2013, 01:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,931
Posted By Galdom

JQ 248 Go Around at Auckland

Just noticed on Flightradar24 JQ 248 went around off 23L this afternoon at Auckland then performed an immediate 90 degree right turn. Looks like someone got in his way. Anyone know the background?...
18th Jul 2013, 00:43
Replies: 1
Views: 2,338
Posted By Galdom

JQ 248

Just noticed on Flightradar24 JQ 248 went around off 23L this afternoon at Auckland then performed an immediate 90 degree right turn. Looks like someone got in his way. Anyone know the background?...
9th Feb 2011, 08:06
Replies: 4
Views: 1,208
Posted By Galdom

The Boeing 777 family has that configuration of...

The Boeing 777 family has that configuration of white nav lights to the rear, one on each wingtip and the other on the tail.
Not many people mention such things but after a while spotting you will...
20th Jan 2011, 00:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Galdom

Ok, it looks like two votes to each possible...

Ok, it looks like two votes to each possible explanation.

My thinking is its the speed brakes retracting as the pitch of the noise increases which gives the impression of an air gap closing as...
19th Jan 2011, 17:08
Replies: 9
Views: 1,267
Posted By Galdom

Thanks for the replies, it is most certainly one...

Thanks for the replies, it is most certainly one or the other!
Certainly, at my location the loudest noise is a 747 with a lot of flap out, oh except for the occasional BN2 at 4am IFR heading to...
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