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Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2021, 02:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,300
Posted By Anilv

A bit of drift... the book Longitude by Dava...

A bit of drift... the book Longitude by Dava Sobel covers John Harrison's quest for perfect timekeeping. Amazing that his clocks only lost a few second on a voyage to the Caribbean in the 18th...
12th Nov 2021, 00:53
Replies: 30
Views: 4,486
Posted By Anilv

Sad to say most security personnel do not have...

Sad to say most security personnel do not have any 'discretion', their instructions are clear.. no sharp objects and this includes knitting needles. What I find ridiculous is not allowing kids to...
Replies: 24
Views: 7,058
Posted By Anilv

Well CRM training will be easier.

Well CRM training will be easier.
17th Sep 2021, 10:25
Replies: 32
Views: 7,641
Posted By Anilv

Might be just easier to buy the Sunderland off...

Might be just easier to buy the Sunderland off Kermit Weeks.

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2021, 09:29
Replies: 44
Views: 4,089
Posted By Anilv

A colleague of mine broke her hip when her car...

A colleague of mine broke her hip when her car started moving as she was getting out and got caught as the door was pushed back by the gatepost.

Always... always use the handbrake.!

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Sep 2021, 03:11
Replies: 37
Views: 2,778
Posted By Anilv

ahhhh... banks, where do I start.. My personal...

ahhhh... banks, where do I start..
My personal peeve is when I receive calls asking me for some personal details before they proceed.. After a while I started by saying 'why don't you give me your...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2021, 08:44
Replies: 63
Views: 5,064
Posted By Anilv

I use an aftermarket 4-armed one. Get the correct...

I use an aftermarket 4-armed one. Get the correct socket on and support the other end with the scissor jack... then stand on the higher arm (yes i'm a lazy sod).

Best locking nut tool I had was...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2021, 04:11
Replies: 68
Views: 4,786
Posted By Anilv

I'm a firm believer in the globe.. if not for the...

I'm a firm believer in the globe.. if not for the curvature of the earth a lot of airplanes wouldn't have got off the ground!

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Apr 2021, 03:13
Replies: 773
Views: 57,096
Posted By Anilv

we'll only know when the Vogons appear overhead.....

we'll only know when the Vogons appear overhead..

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Apr 2021, 04:51
Replies: 65
Views: 4,441
Posted By Anilv

You're all missing the main issue.. why invent an...

You're all missing the main issue.. why invent an alternative to the driver-vehicle interface when its pretty obvious the car will be able to drive itself better?

Anilv
14th Apr 2021, 04:45
Replies: 58
Views: 24,475
Posted By Anilv

Standard weights for pax are reviewed regularly...

Standard weights for pax are reviewed regularly and can be overridden by the loadsheet agent, a common example during training was if a group of Sumo wrestlers were travelling.. even here the...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Apr 2021, 09:05
Replies: 77
Views: 6,297
Posted By Anilv

I remember converting the undercarriage of a...

I remember converting the undercarriage of a beaufighter to retractable by leaving out the bracework and leaving it to pivot on its oleos. Worked well as it was a tail-dragger. In flight the gear was...
1st Apr 2021, 07:34
Replies: 30
Views: 4,878
Posted By Anilv

Another great resource for DC-8 stuff as well as...

Another great resource for DC-8 stuff as well as other old aircraft. ***edit the link doesnt want to work... copy and paste this is your browser. http://flight-engineers-air-nz.b l o g s p o...
16th Mar 2021, 01:27
Replies: 30
Views: 4,878
Posted By Anilv

A340600man.. the main page is deactivated but the...

A340600man.. the main page is deactivated but the other pages can be accessed from this address "http://www.dc8.org/library/index.php" Link below doesn't show the full link but it works.
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16th Mar 2021, 01:24
Replies: 30
Views: 4,878
Posted By Anilv

That's really sad. A lot of the information on...

That's really sad. A lot of the information on such model specific sites are mainly due to the effort of an individual with 1. The passion for the aircraft, 2. The ability to convey his passion thru...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2021, 06:46
Replies: 41
Views: 3,452
Posted By Anilv

My dad smoked cigarettes for most of his working...

My dad smoked cigarettes for most of his working life but later on switched to a pipe at home. Logic was you only needed a few puffs to kill the urge and then you could put it away and continue a...
3rd Nov 2020, 02:00
Replies: 100
Views: 20,018
Posted By Anilv

When aviation recovers there will be a lot of...

When aviation recovers there will be a lot of folks with new license in the queue.

How can you make yourself more attractive.

1. Build hours.. doesnt matter in what, 200hours in a light single...
30th Oct 2020, 10:17
Replies: 250
Views: 61,372
Posted By Anilv

F-14 Tomcat

F-14 Tomcat
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Oct 2020, 04:21
Replies: 84
Views: 9,215
Posted By Anilv

No. **filler**

No. **filler**
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Sep 2020, 04:49
Replies: 35
Views: 5,217
Posted By Anilv

Ah yes.. there were a few others,, Battle for...

Ah yes.. there were a few others,, Battle for one. Level of detail was amazing, especially the planes and tanks.

Hard to believe that when I read them in the early 70s WW2 was only 20-something...
Forum: Middle East
26th Aug 2020, 03:24
Replies: 16
Views: 6,083
Posted By Anilv

The supply of pilots will be outstripping demand...

The supply of pilots will be outstripping demand for the next few years. All things being equal why hire someone with scars? Not trying to be cruel but the interviewer does not have time to dig...
24th Aug 2020, 01:58
Replies: 43
Views: 24,468
Posted By Anilv

I was looking at the windshield wipers in the...

I was looking at the windshield wipers in the second video.. way too detailed for a computer graphic. Not saying it wasnt heavily edited or enhanced but the plane looks real enough.
As for the wings...
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2020, 04:16
Replies: 44
Views: 16,340
Posted By Anilv

If you still plan on flying commercial jets I...

If you still plan on flying commercial jets I would find a way to pay off the loans or negotiate something. Reason is that you cannot rule out passing thru the UAE in the future and the risk of...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2020, 03:14
Replies: 99
Views: 7,938
Posted By Anilv

I'm an amateur hobbyist and I could probably...

I'm an amateur hobbyist and I could probably service your Seiko in my sleep. Problem is I'm in Malaysia so postage may cost the same!

My guess is it has a 7S26 (or 7S36) movement, these watches...
4th Aug 2020, 04:25
Replies: 30
Views: 4,099
Posted By Anilv

They changed to NZ sometime in the early 90s I...

They changed to NZ sometime in the early 90s I believe.

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jul 2020, 02:59
Replies: 101
Views: 6,492
Posted By Anilv

A friend of mine had a bike which he kept under a...

A friend of mine had a bike which he kept under a cover. This cat would get under the cover and lay on the seat.. thats ok but he also used his claws on the seat resulting in a scruffy seat. This was...
9th Jul 2020, 04:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,397
Posted By Anilv

Malaysia didnt have Hunters, We had CL41s,...

Malaysia didnt have Hunters, We had CL41s, Sabres, Skyhawks and F5s.

Singapore did though...

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Apr 2020, 09:07
Replies: 22
Views: 3,868
Posted By Anilv

I also work on watches as a hobby (and sometimes...

I also work on watches as a hobby (and sometimes for money) but usually on mechanical stuff.

With the llockdown I've dug out some watches I've put away for a rainy day and am slowly making my way...
Forum: Middle East
20th Mar 2020, 02:53
Replies: 27
Views: 18,850
Posted By Anilv

Last I checked 'mulls' means 'thinking about it'....

Last I checked 'mulls' means 'thinking about it'.

Also quote 'Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is looking at grounding the bulk of its 115 Airbus SEsuperjumbos as the coronavirus...
20th Mar 2020, 02:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,574
Posted By Anilv

Read 'Destination Disaster' a book by Paul Eddy....

Read 'Destination Disaster' a book by Paul Eddy. Read it more than 30 years ago and have been re-reading it every 5 years or so .

Anilv
12th Mar 2020, 08:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,543
Posted By Anilv

An expat will always be the first to go when...

An expat will always be the first to go when times get bad,.... and at the moment things don't look too good.

Anilv
Forum: Middle East
12th Mar 2020, 02:57
Replies: 66
Views: 52,204
Posted By Anilv

My guess is a big $ payoff to the girl. Hopefully...

My guess is a big $ payoff to the girl. Hopefully the criminal case still proceeds but if the victim refuses to testify it will hamper things. Especially if she back home, any idea of the nationality...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2020, 02:43
Replies: 29
Views: 2,839
Posted By Anilv

First heard on Singapore radio and then picked...

First heard on Singapore radio and then picked the book up. The first four (of the trilogy) was good.. the rest not so. The Dirk Gently was ok but would always be in the shadow of the HH2G.

Anilv
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Mar 2020, 02:37
Replies: 43
Views: 3,912
Posted By Anilv

I had a set of Encyclopedia Brittanica... there...

I had a set of Encyclopedia Brittanica... there was a set for small children (thin books mostly pictures), a set of 196 for older children and a set of 20 for adults. Still have them in fact. As...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2020, 03:37
Replies: 58
Views: 4,774
Posted By Anilv

The Marcos had a chassis made from bits of...

The Marcos had a chassis made from bits of plywood stuck together, just like a Mosquito! But they later went with steel.. termites probably.

Anilv
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