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1st Dec 2016, 23:00
Replies: 85
Views: 33,041
Posted By frigatebird

You could say I have been a fan of all the...

You could say I have been a fan of all the products flown Stationair8. But it was more a case of the type operated by the company (companies) I worked for at the time.(s). Prior to the Bandeirante...
29th Nov 2016, 22:43
Replies: 85
Views: 33,041
Posted By frigatebird

Pinky Probably do know, or know of each other. ...

Pinky
Probably do know, or know of each other. Did 4,900 hours in Bandits in various locations in S.A., Qld, and the Pacific both Single Pilot and 2 crew, so thats what I mean by wanting another...
3rd Aug 2014, 03:04
Replies: 125
Views: 47,338
Posted By frigatebird

And those who haven't, never will..

And those who haven't, never will..
15th Nov 2013, 19:34
Replies: 236
Views: 181,884
Posted By frigatebird

Australian politicians and CEO's NEVER look after...

Australian politicians and CEO's NEVER look after local Aussies. They haven't been doing it since Federation, and are not about to start now! (With the possible exception of Billy Hughes on...
17th Oct 2013, 10:02
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

A C17 came over our NDB about 20 minutes ago,...

A C17 came over our NDB about 20 minutes ago, doing a practice, no doubt. Grabbed a small camera and took a shot as they passed the nearly-full moon on the return, climbing out on the miss....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Sep 2013, 07:07
Replies: 167
Views: 13,841
Posted By frigatebird

Spent many years flying piston and turboprop...

Spent many years flying piston and turboprop aircraft for the little national carriers of South Pacific states, and often shared the upcurrents on the edge of cumulus buildups with other wanderers. ...
16th Aug 2013, 11:30
Replies: 5
Views: 4,916
Posted By frigatebird

That it was reported at all, was only because...

That it was reported at all, was only because there was a Star reporter on the flight. The management would usually hush that sort of thing up from within the company, and sack an experienced...
16th Aug 2013, 05:28
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

That Sydney night shot..

I said to a mate once, when he was taking me from Sydney to Newcastle in his Eastern Bandit, that it 'looked like a fairyland'. His reply was 'It is full of Fairies too..'
6th Mar 2013, 07:34
Replies: 45
Views: 7,307
Posted By frigatebird

Was there when Max Conrad ferried the Robertson...

Was there when Max Conrad ferried the Robertson Stol Twin Commanche in for Graham McCamley of "Tartrus". Got to climb into it before he did on arrival to have a look, and to shake the hand of the...
27th Feb 2013, 21:35
Replies: 45
Views: 7,307
Posted By frigatebird

Hey Zlin, were you there when the floods were on...

Hey Zlin, were you there when the floods were on Christmas-New Year '73-74 ? I remember we flew the coal miners out from South Blackwater for the Christmas break, and a fortnight later we shuttled...
28th Jan 2013, 10:18
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

We've had our fun playing in the rising river,...

We've had our fun playing in the rising river, can we come out now?

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy129/bird__photo/Floods%202013/P1060625.jpg

Pleeze - Pretty PLEEEEZE ??

(These were...
28th Jan 2013, 07:42
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

There is a good reason why a lot of Queensland...

There is a good reason why a lot of Queensland homes are built on stilts..

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy129/bird__photo/Floods%202013/SandyCape050.jpg

Tho that doesn't help the big...
28th Jan 2013, 05:51
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

Twin Otter .... Have you had a good close...

Twin Otter ....

Have you had a good close look at the two crater lakes on that 5'000' plum pudding shaped island of Aoba (between Longana, Redcliffe and Walaha)? I remember the villagers were...
27th Jan 2013, 22:48
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

Ix This is the Lopevi that I remember.. -...

Ix

This is the Lopevi that I remember.. - probably because I was usually looking UP at it..

http://i784.photobucket.com/albums/yy129/bird__photo/volcanos/scan0003.jpg

We had a milk-run in...
26th Jan 2013, 22:52
Replies: 1,695
Views: 4,055,605
Posted By frigatebird

Ix That second one reminds me of Ambrym,...

Ix

That second one reminds me of Ambrym, but not so sure of the first one - thought it might have been Tinakula, but that might be over the border for you and doesn't reach 5,000'. Doesn't look...
16th Jan 2013, 21:47
Replies: 38
Views: 8,024
Posted By frigatebird

What Anthill said; Forget Aptitude, -...

What Anthill said;


Forget Aptitude, - what is needed is a 'Laziness and Arrogance Test' at interview stage..

When you have Co-pilots (and Captains who may have been in the small operation...
31st Dec 2012, 23:12
Replies: 5
Views: 2,598
Posted By frigatebird

Thanks guys, just looking to source a chart - its...

Thanks guys, just looking to source a chart - its not the full crossing, no further than Fiji.
29th Dec 2012, 21:37
Replies: 5
Views: 2,598
Posted By frigatebird

Ocean Crossing

Looking for a current chart to plan a ferry Bris-Lord Howe-Norfolk-and up. The only one I have is an AUS-RNC9,NZ-RNC2,NZ-RNC3 from 'Time Before' dated 17 Feb '83.... No doubt the waypoints have...
4th Dec 2012, 08:41
Replies: 10,254
Views: 2,974,155
Posted By frigatebird

Long way from Anchorage to the Whitsundays in a...

Long way from Anchorage to the Whitsundays in a seaplane.... You didn't splash down on any of the Pacific lagoons in between..? Can recommend some in the Solomons, Vanuatu and Fiji....
3rd Dec 2012, 20:22
Replies: 45
Views: 7,151
Posted By frigatebird

Don't know about the latest jet airline equipage,...

Don't know about the latest jet airline equipage, but it seems the Air Force still use them. A Hercules did a practise one followed by a go-round from 50 feet and a low level departure here...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2012, 21:15
Replies: 13,168
Views: 10,744,773
Posted By frigatebird

Re-discovered in family papers in my Fatherís...

Re-discovered in family papers in my Fatherís (1900-1986) handwriting..





Pest Control Greeting with a Difference
17th Nov 2012, 09:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By frigatebird

You'll be right Jaba.. You and your currently...

You'll be right Jaba.. You and your currently employed airline mates can afford it.. - But they will probably give you a course for free for pushing it on this free pilots information and rumour...
31st Oct 2012, 04:22
Replies: 10,254
Views: 2,974,155
Posted By frigatebird

Some of us are interested in the rare shots...

Some of us are interested in the rare shots too....
24th Oct 2012, 23:36
Replies: 5
Views: 1,881
Posted By frigatebird

If you are a Kiwi, you would probably log that...

If you are a Kiwi, you would probably log that alternate sector you were hand flying on a normal day as Command time - even though the Captain wasn't even aware you were calling it ICUS.... (and the...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Oct 2012, 21:41
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By frigatebird

Smoke alarms are not a problem if you worked with...

Smoke alarms are not a problem if you worked with early turbine engines at some time..
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