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7th Jul 2021, 04:16
Replies: 31
Views: 5,635
Posted By XYGT

Why would I do it? I wanted to fly. What...

Why would I do it?

I wanted to fly. What else was I supposed to do?

I never lost sight of the fact that flying is hazardous. I made sure (or at least tried to ensure & that must have worked as...
7th Jul 2021, 03:10
Replies: 31
Views: 5,635
Posted By XYGT

“… and yes its the survival aspects of having an...

“… and yes its the survival aspects of having an engine failure at night or IMC that is the issue.”

I am not current with the Regs but, to bolster my briefings with Multi-engine students, I...
8th Jun 2021, 02:38
Replies: 113
Views: 21,766
Posted By XYGT

I'm with Xeptu. I heard a Codd Air Queen Air...

I'm with Xeptu. I heard a Codd Air Queen Air starting its take off run at Archerfield from my home in St Johns Wood. That is about 7 miles (and with a temp inversion).
25th Apr 2021, 02:32
Replies: 1
Views: 801
Posted By XYGT

Ted Tovell & A.N.A.

In an online news item today (DM by Peter Vincent), I found a story of an orphan adopted by the AIF in France and brought back to Australia.

“During a rowdy Christmas dinner in 1918, a month into...
30th Mar 2021, 02:55
Replies: 85
Views: 12,500
Posted By XYGT

"What ****** in the RAAF, approved that piece of...

"What ****** in the RAAF, approved that piece of garbage to get aired on TV".

Yes, I agree totally; that was way below optimal. Didn't seem to have any coherent or logical plan to it; just jumped...
24th Mar 2021, 02:59
Replies: 85
Views: 12,500
Posted By XYGT

Probably should've put this in the post...

Probably should've put this in the post ...https://airforce2021.airforce.gov.au/event/spectacular-centenary-flypast
24th Mar 2021, 02:40
Replies: 85
Views: 12,500
Posted By XYGT

And don’t forget about the televised flypast via...

And don’t forget about the televised flypast via the ABC, 31 March at 9.30am Q time and that’d make it 10.30am Southern time. Goes for one and a half hours.
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Dec 2020, 09:24
Replies: 44
Views: 4,082
Posted By XYGT

WX hot and humid in Brisbane. Played golf at...

WX hot and humid in Brisbane. Played golf at Royal Nudgee (very close to the new 01L/19R); 26 points from the first 10 holes then lost my ball in a water hazard on my 11th hole. There went the fun. I...
12th Nov 2020, 03:56
Replies: 1,527
Views: 535,565
Posted By XYGT

"Damn, I was hoping for something like Braniff...

"Damn, I was hoping for something like Braniff the Calder colours ..."How about this (the attachment; pasteing photos is an art I do not possess)?

The photo is of a postcard given to me by my...
20th Aug 2020, 09:48
Replies: 37
Views: 7,966
Posted By XYGT

G'day Megan, "There was a time (1930's?)...

G'day Megan,

"There was a time (1930's?) when spot landings were a requirement for issue of a PPL"

It goes back earlier than that. I found this in a Digger's service records who was accepted...
16th Aug 2020, 04:51
Replies: 37
Views: 7,966
Posted By XYGT

Good Landings in a 727

Another good article from an old USA magazine about to be dispatched to the re-cycling bin. Greasers when landing a 727? Not likely by Len Morgan, Flying June 1993

Landing is the most interesting...
15th Aug 2020, 02:33
Replies: 46
Views: 5,973
Posted By XYGT

"The two officers who instigated the killing were...

"The two officers who instigated the killing were convicted of war crimes and hanged in Hong Kong in 1947."

GOOD

Another way of conducting a Jap Surrender ...
...
6th Aug 2020, 06:06
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By XYGT

"who cares about 115,000 pound/hr fuel flow when...

"who cares about 115,000 pound/hr fuel flow when you are not paying!"

One of those Aircrew Interview Youtube stories was about an RAF Nav who did an exchange with the RAAF on the F-111.
It was a...
5th Aug 2020, 07:37
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By XYGT

Flight International and the RAAF F-111 1989

This is from a magazine I have kept since 1989. The pilot was a mate of mine from GA days ...Flight International issue 14 Jan 1989

The F-111 from the cockpit – Mike Gaines

The RAAF aircrew...
4th Aug 2020, 06:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By XYGT

Vertical Eights anybody?

While rummaging through my old crash comics for the disposal thereof, I found a story on Aerobatics & structural limitations (issue 102/1978, pps 19-23).

It started “Several months ago the owner...
3rd May 2020, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 5,173
Posted By XYGT

First off – this aural null stuff was way before...

First off – this aural null stuff was way before my time, and my time was when fixed NDB cards were standard. Never trained on it nor used it; this is just what I recall reading.



An NDB...
3rd May 2020, 03:20
Replies: 24
Views: 5,173
Posted By XYGT

G’day Centaurus, Am only a humble non-flying...

G’day Centaurus,

Am only a humble non-flying GA pilot nowadays, but in a C402, single engine, limited panel, NDB circling and missed approach was mandatory if you wanted your instrument rating to...
28th Apr 2020, 02:15
Replies: 93
Views: 24,051
Posted By XYGT

I'm with the thread starter, colour blind so...

I'm with the thread starter, colour blind so never even had a chance to apply & get rejected ... but was inverted spinning on the menu for military basic training?
31st Mar 2020, 02:16
Replies: 127
Views: 52,738
Posted By XYGT

There are 1,570,505,939 shares in Qantas about....

There are 1,570,505,939 shares in Qantas about. If the shareholders kicked in $1 per share that they own, or $2 per share, then perhaps the Aust Govt would not have to.

If the shareholders aren't...
10th Mar 2020, 02:58
Replies: 31
Views: 16,563
Posted By XYGT

“Dont shareholders have an ethical responsibility...

“Dont shareholders have an ethical responsibility in all this”

No Glenb, they don’t. Shareholders, unless they hold an amount of shares that may have an impact on an AGM, are just along for the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2020, 08:59
Replies: 80
Views: 11,211
Posted By XYGT

G'day Lookleft "It was only when the USSR...

G'day Lookleft

"It was only when the USSR was invaded by the NAZIs that the wharfies started to calm down because now they were all on the same side. I wonder how the Commies of the 40's...
17th Feb 2020, 01:26
Replies: 15
Views: 3,741
Posted By XYGT

Richthofen

"Could somebody explain why they have the Richthofen emblem on the tail?"

Because we (the AIF) shot him down (May he rest in peace).
12th Dec 2019, 05:14
Replies: 756
Views: 543,629
Posted By XYGT

The PR battle

Afternoon those concerned with the dispute.
Today's Brisbane paper carried a story with mention of the pay dispute using the words "pilots walk off the job ... delays, disruptions" and its all the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 06:00
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By XYGT

I wrote my previous post before viewing the video...

I wrote my previous post before viewing the video on Yotty’s post.

I hope my post did not distract from the seriousness of the water problems in Oz.

That BBC story is alarming especially the...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 05:27
Replies: 24
Views: 3,055
Posted By XYGT

G'day Uncle Fred again, The above posts nail...

G'day Uncle Fred again,

The above posts nail it. Drought is a constant in Oz with its own variable cycle.
When it's not in drought, the country will be in flood and in between those two extremes,...
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