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16th Aug 2017, 08:34
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Apologies for driftng off topic. When I was in...

Apologies for driftng off topic. When I was in Hong Kong tower we had at least 3 separate instances whereby aircraft that had been cleared for take-off on RWY 07L (it was early morning 1am to 3ish),...
13th Aug 2017, 00:53
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Posted By Bedder believeit

In Hong Kong where I last worked in the tower (2...

In Hong Kong where I last worked in the tower (2 years ago) the tower assistant prepared the basic ATIS info which is mainly electronically generated, but the tower controller had to authenticate the...
15th May 2017, 13:41
Replies: 51
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Bizjetaus are you confused?

Bizjetaus are you confused?
14th May 2017, 08:38
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Of the 250,000 odd registered "N" numbered...

Of the 250,000 odd registered "N" numbered aircraft in the States there are about 12,000 odd biz jets. Sounds about the same ratio to me. I would add that I'd be most surprised if the long ranging...
14th May 2017, 05:29
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Here's the top 25. Note that there are...

Here's the top 25. Note that there are approximately 35 more bizjets operating in Aus, but not on the VH register. Some countries (like ships) are using registries of convenience, like Austria is for...
13th May 2017, 21:17
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then...

Lies, damned lies, and statistics, and then there's people like Band a lot.
Australia has a Bizet fleet approaching 200 which puts it in the top 10 operators of corporate jet aircraft in the world,...
21st Mar 2017, 00:33
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Sypho and I shared digs in 4th street in Lae, and...

Sypho and I shared digs in 4th street in Lae, and Max Painter (Macair engineer) lived next door. We used to take it in turns to cook, and when it was Sypho's turn, I'd retire to the DCA mess a short...
18th Mar 2017, 01:56
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Views: 11,126
Posted By Bedder believeit

Australian ATC

I was a controller in Sydney from July 1969 to 1979 before moving to Canberra, Brisbane and then overseas to Dubai and Hong Kong. Mostly Approach and tower but I did my bit on sector control. Yes the...
11th Mar 2017, 16:32
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Yeah FL235, I can see the look on your face just...

Yeah FL235, I can see the look on your face just before you hit the ground/water after being turned on to your back due wake turbulence....Oh and by the way, first high speed off any runway in SY is...
28th Feb 2017, 06:08
Replies: 58
Views: 9,694
Posted By Bedder believeit

Interesting to GOOGLE "C-130 crashes in military...

Interesting to GOOGLE "C-130 crashes in military service". The RAF have had 90 C-130's and "lost, pranged, bent, crashed, F**ked" 9. Maybe it's because our country is so insignificant (having only...
27th Feb 2017, 06:31
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Views: 9,694
Posted By Bedder believeit

Creampuff if you're really in Salt Lake City...

Creampuff if you're really in Salt Lake City during this discourse, Then you should be in bed asleep. Goodnight and no "bent" dreams
27th Feb 2017, 06:17
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Posted By Bedder believeit

I wrote the word "bent" in post #14, and I would...

I wrote the word "bent" in post #14, and I would have thought that it would be construed as my gentle term to describe a crashed aircraft that's now written off and no longer a tangible asset. But I...
27th Feb 2017, 05:06
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Yes, I also knew Ken. He had tight curly red hair...

Yes, I also knew Ken. He had tight curly red hair and an always smiling face. And you're correct, he had an insurance business in Lae. There was a Chinese chap in Lae who had a C-206 which I used to...
27th Feb 2017, 04:08
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Hey, VH-KEN, long time since I flew that. In the...

Hey, VH-KEN, long time since I flew that. In the mid to late 60's it used to live at the Lutheran Mission aviation hangar at Lae airport (down town airstrip, not Nadzab) along with Macair charters...
26th Feb 2017, 13:46
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Views: 9,694
Posted By Bedder believeit

Is the confusion caused by : RSAF? Does BPA and...

Is the confusion caused by : RSAF? Does BPA and Gerry confuse RSAF to be "REPUBLIC OF SINGAPORE AIRFORCE" or "ROYAL SAUDI AIRFORCE". Both outfits operate the PC-21. Or should I just s t f u and go...
26th Feb 2017, 08:17
Replies: 58
Views: 9,694
Posted By Bedder believeit

I can hardly remember the last RAAF accident and...

I can hardly remember the last RAAF accident and they do a lot of comparatively risky flying compared to RPT. Training had a very high standard.

I agree extralite. Look at our C-130 operations,...
25th Feb 2017, 09:40
Replies: 58
Views: 9,694
Posted By Bedder believeit

PC-21's for RAAF

Just out of curiosity (and apologies if this topic has already been raised), with the recent arrival of the first Pilatus PC-21 all through trainer aircraft for the RAAF, and expected completion of...
13th Feb 2017, 06:18
Replies: 44
Views: 9,329
Posted By Bedder believeit

One reason I always remember Omkalai, Is that I...

One reason I always remember Omkalai, Is that I flew there with a mate from TAL (Leigh T.... then he became a 747 driver) and we were going to having a piss up with the local Kiap, and I had just...
9th Feb 2017, 21:57
Replies: 44
Views: 9,329
Posted By Bedder believeit

Yes Tailwheel, as soon as you touched down (at...

Yes Tailwheel, as soon as you touched down (at Omkalai) you needed full power to climb up the slope. If the engine had a hiccup - like dying at an inconvenient time, then they had to get the kiap's...
9th Feb 2017, 08:32
Replies: 44
Views: 9,329
Posted By Bedder believeit

Does OMKALI near KUNDIAWA still exist? I flew in...

Does OMKALI near KUNDIAWA still exist? I flew in there in a C206 in 1967? If so, a pic will set your pulse racing. Pindiu and Mindik in the Morobe district were fun too
28th Jan 2017, 08:26
Replies: 52
Views: 12,682
Posted By Bedder believeit

I might be a little bit off track here but I went...

I might be a little bit off track here but I went to PNG as a 4 year old in Madang. As a primary school kid I had many a bike ride out to Madang airport to see QANTAS DC3's and Gibbes Sepik Airways...
28th Jan 2017, 07:24
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Views: 2,433
Posted By Bedder believeit

Have you had a look in the book titled "Queen of...

Have you had a look in the book titled "Queen of the skies - The Lockheed Constellation". From what I can see, most of the pics are black, white and grey, but technology may be your saviour.
26th Dec 2016, 16:59
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Posted By Bedder believeit

Forty plus years ATC here, Sydney, Dubai, Kai...

Forty plus years ATC here, Sydney, Dubai, Kai Tak, Chek Lap Kok, and it never ceased to amaze me how many of my ATC colleagues from North America that I worked with, somehow managed to get things...
21st Oct 2016, 00:16
Replies: 101
Views: 75,134
Posted By Bedder believeit

Confusion "rains" sic (reigns) he said. I...

Confusion "rains" sic (reigns) he said.

I get the impression from some of the posts here, that having access to the original post #1 quoting the "Aviation Herald", and the subsequent CAAC report,...
17th Oct 2016, 16:14
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Views: 75,134
Posted By Bedder believeit

Many years ago - 1971 to be exact I was a student...

Many years ago - 1971 to be exact I was a student controller in Sydney tower when the following incident/accident took place: https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19710129-1. between a...
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