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10th Sep 2019, 08:17
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Posted By siftydog

I'll have a go at Hobby, or Hobsonville as it was...

I'll have a go at Hobby, or Hobsonville as it was known to visiting pilots.

OH also, if correct
17th Dec 2016, 21:53
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Have to make it OH, though I've got a couple of...

Have to make it OH, though I've got a couple of tinkers from some old slides I'll copy for another challenge. SD
17th Dec 2016, 20:19
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Posted By siftydog

Hmmm, looks like the Te Marua? gliding site just...

Hmmm, looks like the Te Marua? gliding site just north of Upper Hutt. I last flew from there 25 years ago - is it still open?
19th Oct 2015, 20:54
Replies: 3
Views: 2,821
Posted By siftydog

I'll Private Message you Peter - I'm one of the...

I'll Private Message you Peter - I'm one of the family and Frank Dell lives in Sydney now so I'll call him once he's up and about to ask his permission to forward his contact details. He is on email,...
6th May 2015, 20:47
Replies: 74
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Posted By siftydog

Andy was top dollar. Lost a few top dollar...

Andy was top dollar.
Lost a few top dollar mates over the years: structural failure, CFIT, the drive home....doesn't make it any easier.

We hang on by a thread. Don't bother looking for reason,...
1st Apr 2015, 08:32
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Posted By siftydog

A few miles north of Franz? Mrs Sifty and I...

A few miles north of Franz? Mrs Sifty and I holidayed a couple of years ago in unzud and I'm sure there was a dead end strip advertising glacier flights that looked the same.
14th Nov 2014, 20:53
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Posted By siftydog

TJ is right.

TJ is right.
8th Mar 2014, 19:16
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Posted By siftydog

I'll have another sift around, but OH meantime.

I'll have another sift around, but OH meantime.
8th Mar 2014, 09:14
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Posted By siftydog

Taieri, NZ South Island?

Taieri, NZ South Island?
22nd Sep 2013, 05:27
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Posted By siftydog

UK to NZ / OZ is just a dire experience, and for...

UK to NZ / OZ is just a dire experience, and for someone (like me) who doesn't sleep on an aeroplane any small improvement in the journey can make a big difference. EK would win hands down: good IFE,...
22nd Sep 2013, 05:11
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Posted By siftydog

Looks like Rongotai, Wellington. Oldie days - new...

Looks like Rongotai, Wellington. Oldie days - new airfield not built, or my friend's house on the hill behind.

OH if so.
16th Aug 2013, 07:49
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Posted By siftydog

Sorry for the delay - we're just groaning of bed...

Sorry for the delay - we're just groaning of bed here in Western Europe. I'll have a scratch around for some old slides, meantime it's OH.

I'm guessing that was an Air Raro bandit in the cockpit...
15th Aug 2013, 23:23
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Posted By siftydog

Hmmm, think I'll take a poke a bit further north...

Hmmm, think I'll take a poke a bit further north - Aitutaki?
30th Jun 2013, 22:05
Replies: 27
Views: 3,824
Posted By siftydog

Back on topic; I think if you looked at like for...

Back on topic; I think if you looked at like for like, in terms of kg/ seat mile terms the turboprop will generally beat the jet hands down. That would be the case for say, Vickers Vanguard vs...
Forum: Questions
11th Apr 2013, 21:46
Replies: 3
Views: 2,225
Posted By siftydog

Broadly speaking, for an A320 every increase in...

Broadly speaking, for an A320 every increase in 1000kg weight at optimum cruise altitude will result in 3-4% increased fuel consumption. It's similar for climb to the same altitude (obviously - the...
17th Mar 2013, 19:10
Replies: 17
Views: 2,841
Posted By siftydog

HS Andover. 40 something pax, a couple still...

HS Andover. 40 something pax, a couple still operating in Africa I think.
22nd Jan 2013, 20:24
Replies: 47
Views: 8,173
Posted By siftydog

The max ZFW problem isn't new with the GVA...

The max ZFW problem isn't new with the GVA flights; run into it a few times myself. It's not uncommon to have overloads show up at the flight planning stage, sorting them can be a headache that might...
8th Dec 2012, 16:14
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Posted By siftydog

Portugal, more precisely, near Lisbon?

Portugal, more precisely, near Lisbon?
9th Jul 2012, 10:10
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Posted By siftydog

better OH it....sorry for the delay btw, was...

better OH it....sorry for the delay btw, was called on a trip straight after posting.

Sifty
8th Jul 2012, 09:20
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Posted By siftydog

Mt Cook, NZ? I think there's a lily on the...

Mt Cook, NZ?

I think there's a lily on the tail of the Daks.......
21st May 2012, 02:59
Replies: 30
Views: 6,391
Posted By siftydog

I think the VC10 had a zero hull loss record save...

I think the VC10 had a zero hull loss record save Dawsons Field? Or was 1 written off after a heavy landing?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2012, 21:40
Replies: 37
Views: 2,567
Posted By siftydog

Even if England had been allowed it, they'd never...

Even if England had been allowed it, they'd never in a million years converted it from that angle.

The game was decided in the 75th minute. England are coming on as a squad, but the taffs are top...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jan 2012, 14:13
Replies: 18
Views: 13,090
Posted By siftydog

Boeing 737 MAX

Reading the litereature on the 737 MAX so far, we're not going to see one fly for another 5 years, and Boeing have stated there will be no flight deck upgrade to maintain current type rating...
10th Dec 2011, 20:52
Replies: 65
Views: 12,962
Posted By siftydog

Cattle class is definitely worse. The tech...

Cattle class is definitely worse. The tech stuff's better, but the human side not. Sure it's cheaper than ever - but remember when if you wanted to change your return date by a week or two you just...
9th Dec 2011, 08:20
Replies: 9
Views: 2,940
Posted By siftydog

Good luck with the campaign. Without wishing to...

Good luck with the campaign. Without wishing to poop on the party, Filton's death sentence was passed decades ago when the council choked the area with close in development. Just as short sighted...
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