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2nd Oct 2019, 11:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,121
Posted By criticalmass

I knew him just as "George", and he was always...

I knew him just as "George", and he was always courteous and helpful, always had a smile and a friendly greeting whenever I would wander over to the hangar and ask for something really odd (a few...
30th Aug 2019, 23:54
Replies: 30
Views: 7,951
Posted By criticalmass

Given that pilots can be subtle creatures at...

Given that pilots can be subtle creatures at times, I'm sure at least some of them will find intriguing ways of making known their derision and dis-satisfaction with what some feel is an un-necessary...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2019, 23:41
Replies: 40
Views: 3,767
Posted By criticalmass

I once had the opportunity of working with a...

I once had the opportunity of working with a young female journalist who went on to much greater things.She was putting on her makeup in the truck I was operating and turned around to ask me how I...
30th Aug 2019, 23:18
Replies: 42
Views: 21,041
Posted By criticalmass

A true American hero, Capt Haynes, Capt Dennis...

A true American hero, Capt Haynes, Capt Dennis Fitch (RIP), First Officer Bill Records and Flight Engineer (Dudley Dvorak, I believe) all worked as a team to do the best they could and made a truly...
24th Jun 2019, 02:08
Replies: 30
Views: 7,951
Posted By criticalmass

Leadsled, Albion Park Greyhounds is actually in...

Leadsled,
Albion Park Greyhounds is actually in Brisbane; I think you are referring to the Dapto greyhounds, universally know as the "Dapto Dogs". The airport isn't in Dapto, either. The nearest...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2019, 12:17
Replies: 20,218
Views: 2,634,053
Posted By criticalmass

So, where to now for Bill Shorten and Malcolm...

So, where to now for Bill Shorten and Malcolm Turnbull?
Scott Morrison has a majority now. Surely, to stamp his leadership firmly on the Liberal party, the rapid expulsion of Turnbull must be one of...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd May 2019, 12:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,086
Posted By criticalmass

One of the greatest in Formula 1, when it was...

One of the greatest in Formula 1, when it was interesting. RIP Niki Lauda. You did well.
31st Oct 2018, 18:20
Replies: 3
Views: 1,676
Posted By criticalmass

One of those killed was a personal friend and...

One of those killed was a personal friend and aviation colleague from Illawarra Regional Airport. RIP my friend, you will be missed.
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2018, 10:46
Replies: 68
Views: 3,731
Posted By criticalmass

18 years so far for me, joined on 27th April...

18 years so far for me, joined on 27th April 2000. We have lost so many great Ppruners since then.
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2017, 06:20
Replies: 33
Views: 3,624
Posted By criticalmass

The way to increase productivity is to start...

The way to increase productivity is to start making things again. It basically means "de-globalising" the world, but that's the only way you'll ever resuscitate dying industries. Don't import it just...
26th Nov 2017, 06:12
Replies: 39
Views: 21,536
Posted By criticalmass

I've had it sitting on the hard-drive of my video...

I've had it sitting on the hard-drive of my video recorder for a while now and finally got around to watching it a few days ago.

The editor did a good job of keeping the aircraft out of most of...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Nov 2017, 04:50
Replies: 43
Views: 5,609
Posted By criticalmass

Definitions:- Journalist - a failed author ...

Definitions:-
Journalist - a failed author
Editor - a failed journalist
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2017, 21:00
Replies: 214
Views: 15,034
Posted By criticalmass

Why do the mental health authorities always...

Why do the mental health authorities always emerge from these events smelling like roses? By definition, anyone who calmly amd methodically opens fire on a group of defenceless persons at any kind of...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Nov 2017, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 2,101
Posted By criticalmass

Matt's heavy jet videos are some of the best I've...

Matt's heavy jet videos are some of the best I've ever seen on YT. Very sad to think there will be no more of them. Condolences to all his friends and family. RIP Matt Wright and thanks for taking...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Sep 2017, 22:53
Replies: 36
Views: 3,752
Posted By criticalmass

May as well leave it there, we can't bring it...

May as well leave it there, we can't bring it back and we seem to be happy to pollute other planets just as we are with our own. Just hope we get some more useful data from it before it melts on the...
14th Sep 2017, 22:49
Replies: 63
Views: 7,192
Posted By criticalmass

I have well over a thousand hours behind...

I have well over a thousand hours behind two-stroke Rotax aircraft engines, and although they are reliable and cheap, they are simply no longer acceptable as an aeroplane powerplant when compared to...
14th Sep 2017, 22:45
Replies: 42
Views: 4,153
Posted By criticalmass

The Skunk Works investigated a Hydrogen-fuelled...

The Skunk Works investigated a Hydrogen-fuelled aircraft decades ago and came to the conclusion the thing would be mostly a vast flying fuel-tank if it were to have any decent range or capability....
28th Jul 2017, 09:15
Replies: 2
Views: 2,176
Posted By criticalmass

Recorded it, watched it. Just about all passenger...

Recorded it, watched it. Just about all passenger cabin, flight attendants etc. Big P/R job for Qantas. Flight deck stuff was almost "blink and you missed it", but since the crew are subordinate to...
19th Jul 2017, 21:11
Replies: 70
Views: 35,334
Posted By criticalmass

Jetgo are flying an Embraer jet down to land at...

Jetgo are flying an Embraer jet down to land at YWOL today for a media event. Winds are forecast westerly 15 to 25 kts. Not sure what the maximum crosswind for their jets is, but they will only be...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2017, 03:18
Replies: 28
Views: 3,018
Posted By criticalmass

On a Brazilian airline I tried to carry a kit of...

On a Brazilian airline I tried to carry a kit of small spanners and Allen-keys for buttoning up Ku-band waveguide onto the plane. But it was detected and removed. The terminal security staff said...
15th Jul 2017, 03:09
Replies: 70
Views: 35,334
Posted By criticalmass

As one who watched Impulse come - and vanish -...

As one who watched Impulse come - and vanish - from Wollongong, then watched Qantas come - and vanish - from Wollongong, I can't help this feeling of deja vu with the proposed services.

The fares...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2017, 05:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,805
Posted By criticalmass

In the case of the Sydney guy, Police were quoted...

In the case of the Sydney guy, Police were quoted as saying "it was a pretty close shave!"
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2017, 07:56
Replies: 2,520
Views: 322,763
Posted By criticalmass

Lion surrounded by hyenas? Pull the other one!...

Lion surrounded by hyenas? Pull the other one! Try hyena surrounded by lions.
The Kim dynasty may only be a three-generation wonder.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Apr 2017, 07:49
Replies: 125
Views: 10,824
Posted By criticalmass

Started with this name, will finish with it.

Started with this name, will finish with it.
23rd Apr 2017, 07:46
Replies: 60
Views: 17,964
Posted By criticalmass

If any more money is to be spent on a search, it...

If any more money is to be spent on a search, it ought to be Malayasian or Chinese money. There is a limit to what Australia needs to spend, and we've pretty much reached it already. At least we...
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