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4th Nov 2018, 02:12
Replies: 99
Views: 12,105
Posted By Spotl

The Department of Veterans' Affairs official...

The Department of Veterans' Affairs official definition of a veteran is a member of the defence forces who has seen 'operational service'
4th Nov 2018, 01:18
Replies: 99
Views: 12,105
Posted By Spotl

Virgin Australia Priority For Boarding

As a Physically Disabled (Totally and Permanently Incapacitated – TPI) ex-Vietnam Veteran in my 70’s, I find Virgin’s offer to veterans to have priority boarding and an announcement onboard as an...
12th Sep 2016, 15:47
Replies: 25
Views: 9,364
Posted By Spotl

Very sad to see a life lost. If hand starting was...

Very sad to see a life lost. If hand starting was the problem, it recalls where hand starting an Auster at BK in 1955 resulted in the aircraft getting airborne without the pilot and overflying Sydney...
10th Apr 2014, 15:43
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,333,521
Posted By Spotl

An interesting online part of an Australian media...

An interesting online part of an Australian media web site is providing up-to-date stories on the search. It can be found here: Plane Talking (http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/)

Ben...
4th Apr 2014, 01:08
Replies: 7
Views: 2,107
Posted By Spotl

Former Navy Skyhawk Pilot new CDF

Interesting to see the Chief of Defence designate acknowledge during his press conference that he was an ex 'birdie' (common name used in the Navy for a member of the Fleet Air Arm) and also...
20th Mar 2014, 14:24
Replies: 25
Views: 8,314
Posted By Spotl

Volume - ExBirdy is correct. A full list of all...

Volume - ExBirdy is correct. A full list of all RAN aircraft purchased during the aircraft carrier period (approx. 394) is contained within the book 'Wings Across the Sea' by Ross Gillett published...
17th Mar 2014, 02:55
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,515,795
Posted By Spotl

ALAEA Sec at Qantas Senate Inquiry

I have copied the ALAEA Sec and Joyce at the Senate Inquiry into Qantas but didn't display it until now as I thought it may have been copied from the APAC Channel (Foxtel) by some one else. I missed...
21st Dec 2013, 19:39
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,515,795
Posted By Spotl

An interesting article can be found here: Alan...

An interesting article can be found here: Alan fiddles while QANTAS "burns" - Airline Hub Buzz | Airline news and Information (http://www.airlinehubbuzz.com/alan-fiddles-qantas-burns/)
6th Jan 2013, 08:45
Replies: 10
Views: 3,111
Posted By Spotl

Once again, this young girl has outshone the...

Once again, this young girl has outshone the professional aviation journalists. Ben Sandilands explains: Australia's unsung hero David Warren and the saving of QF32 | Plane Talking...
18th Dec 2012, 23:40
Replies: 10
Views: 3,111
Posted By Spotl

Maybe, this 10 year could take over from some of...

Maybe, this 10 year could take over from some of these 'Aviation Experts' and so called aviation journalists?
1st Dec 2012, 05:51
Replies: 238
Views: 61,764
Posted By Spotl

Qantas and Tourist Australia

Interesting read:



Read more in today's Sydney Morning Herald:

Inside the rebels' lair: how a Qantas coup was hatched...
22nd Jul 2012, 14:47
Replies: 16
Views: 4,252
Posted By Spotl

CEO Virgin Australia on Inside Business 22 July

John Borghetti interview this morning with Alan Kolha on Inside Business and reported by Ben Sandilands Plane Talking (http://blogs.crikey.com.au/planetalking/)
It can also be seen on ABC iview...
10th Feb 2012, 23:44
Replies: 32
Views: 6,340
Posted By Spotl

How did this security breach occur?

Taser gun on board Virgin flight | Adelaide Now (http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/taser-gun-on-board-virgin-flight/story-e6frea6u-1226268213886)

Well handled by all concerned!
4th Feb 2012, 06:58
Replies: 2,315
Views: 666,734
Posted By Spotl

It is also being televised 'live' on the APAC...

It is also being televised 'live' on the APAC Channel on FOXTEL
21st Dec 2011, 06:11
Replies: 72
Views: 24,752
Posted By Spotl

Running the sums on the Qantas fleet

I received this via email, so I can't validate the figures, but whether true or rumour it does open the door for further discussion.

Our aviation guru Ben Sandilands has often commented on the...
24th Sep 2011, 04:23
Replies: 30
Views: 7,806
Posted By Spotl

Virgin - New Advert. Secret Weapon Staff

Borghetti is promoting Virgin Staff as his secret weapon in newspaper advertisements, no doubt drawing customers attention to the morale problems experienced by staff at Qantas.

Notwithstanding,...
4th Sep 2011, 00:22
Replies: 172
Views: 47,852
Posted By Spotl

Jaffa Nz The videos you posted have already...

Jaffa Nz

The videos you posted have already been posted on Pprune on 13 August 2011 on the 'Mustangs at Maralinga' thread which started in 2007. You're a little late!
18th Aug 2011, 10:19
Replies: 172
Views: 47,852
Posted By Spotl

I can only recall the two airfields at Woomera....

I can only recall the two airfields at Woomera. The main airfield near the town and Evetts Field both of which had bituminised runways. Evetts was adjacent to Range 'E'. Operated two-seater Meteors...
18th Aug 2011, 05:00
Replies: 172
Views: 47,852
Posted By Spotl

aseanaero - interesting you mention Mustangs...

aseanaero - interesting you mention Mustangs buried somewhere in Woomera range area in your post #88. I was associated with 'Kuringai'(?) bombing trials by RAAF ARDU in Woomera in the early 1980's...
13th Aug 2011, 10:46
Replies: 172
Views: 47,852
Posted By Spotl

Mustangs at Emu. South Australia Video Part 1 to 3

The previous pages tell the story, but to save many going back over it all. Six Mustang aircraft were subjected to atomic tests at ‘Emu Field’ in outback South Australia on morning of 15 October...
12th Aug 2011, 00:36
Replies: 3
Views: 5,865
Posted By Spotl

I was a young boy at the time and this story is...

I was a young boy at the time and this story is one of many of the incident. In the 'Australian Story' you quote an accurate appraisal of the incident is given with some licence in the use of names...
11th Aug 2011, 15:02
Replies: 3
Views: 5,865
Posted By Spotl

Pilotless Auster over Sydney in 1955

In 1955 a pilot was handstarting an Auster at Bankstown and it got airborne without him, heading over Sydney. The RAAF attempted on two occasions to shoot the Auster down, first with a Wirraway and...
5th Jun 2011, 15:25
Replies: 114
Views: 21,156
Posted By Spotl

jieunni, possibly in your case it may have been...

jieunni, possibly in your case it may have been better for you to take the ADFA offer, as you are obviously looking for security if all fails. Look at what you've missed out on with ADFA - free...
5th Jun 2011, 09:20
Replies: 114
Views: 21,156
Posted By Spotl

Mr Hat is spot on!!

Mr Hat is spot on with all his posts. My son is one of the Airline Captains Mr Hat refers to without a Degree, more than likely the same age or younger than the FO's he fly's with in the B737NG he...
26th May 2011, 09:11
Replies: 2,631
Views: 886,280
Posted By Spotl

Unfortunately, I don't think it will be shown on...

Unfortunately, I don't think it will be shown on FOXTEL (Apac Channel) as the Christmas Island Tragedy seems to have preference. It maybe shown later.
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