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22nd May 2022, 00:18
Replies: 32
Views: 7,752
Posted By greybeard

Cool Be careful of history, those who ignore it tend...

Be careful of history, those who ignore it tend to repeat it
8th Mar 2021, 04:47
Replies: 505
Views: 510,726
Posted By greybeard

Another Like Button. 55 years ago, you know,...

Another Like Button.
55 years ago, you know, yesterday it feels like, my Company's Managing Director and founder (retired) would meet most aircraft at the airport, call me by my Christian name and...
17th Aug 2020, 00:21
Replies: 26
Views: 5,035
Posted By greybeard

You might consider being on the upwind side of...

You might consider being on the upwind side of track as the wake will drift as it descends????
27th Jul 2020, 14:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,561
Posted By greybeard

My DC 3 manual states oil tank 24 gals(imp), min...

My DC 3 manual states oil tank 24 gals(imp), min for T/O 17 gal for wright cyclone engines
19th Apr 2020, 04:20
Replies: 3
Views: 3,735
Posted By greybeard

The use of "seat packs" to load freight in F-28's...

The use of "seat packs" to load freight in F-28's was extensively used in WA from the 1970's, sometimes in a mix of Pax/freight.

A canvas type bag, strapped to the seat belts, seat loadings...
6th Apr 2020, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 6,417
Posted By greybeard

Independence is next???

Independence is next???
2nd Apr 2020, 09:11
Replies: 141
Views: 52,158
Posted By greybeard

If there is an afterlife in Aviation when we so...

If there is an afterlife in Aviation when we so called eradicate this virus.
Whether we have a seniority list or rampant favoritism/brown nosing it will not really matter, the employers will shaft...
26th Mar 2020, 05:07
Replies: 35
Views: 7,399
Posted By greybeard

PH-MOL was also in Western Australia for a short...

PH-MOL was also in Western Australia for a short time, MMA (later to be Ansett)
25th Mar 2020, 00:58
Replies: 477
Views: 125,572
Posted By greybeard

From my log book MMA had the following F-27 ...

From my log book MMA had the following F-27

MMO, MMR, MMS, MMV, MMB( short time 100 series), MMU (also short time)

On loan FNA, FNG when F-28s were in major service.

Others may have been in...
14th Mar 2020, 01:04
Replies: 5
Views: 6,593
Posted By greybeard

The comments and behavior alluded to in #1 are...

The comments and behavior alluded to in #1 are what is dragging this ONCE valuable Board into oblivion.

Contrary to the stated start date i have been here since PPRUNE was a broadsheet in the "90s.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2020, 12:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,846
Posted By greybeard

Where do these so called Simulator Instructors...

Where do these so called Simulator Instructors come from??

They need to be taken behind the boy's toilets and given a reality check.

I have 5,000 hours of that kind of work, never needed to be...
2nd Feb 2020, 00:12
Replies: 24
Views: 7,410
Posted By greybeard

LKW in Singapore may have used SIA, BUT full use...

LKW in Singapore may have used SIA, BUT full use of crew rest on long trips, changed the crew if they objected until one compliant was found
9th Nov 2019, 09:12
Replies: 24
Views: 7,819
Posted By greybeard

Cool Apart from all the above, Fokker issued a...

Apart from all the above, Fokker issued a directive as far back as 2005 that the use of more than idle reverse could cause damage to the engines and an inspection was mandated.if used.

Idle...
7th Oct 2019, 06:08
Replies: 76
Views: 33,939
Posted By greybeard

Cool Not a low pass, taken just as the gear doors...

Not a low pass, taken just as the gear doors closed.
Tennant Creek 07 when we were doing the centre runs
5th Sep 2019, 05:34
Replies: 76
Views: 33,939
Posted By greybeard

The DC-3 in the background was either ANX or ANZ...

The DC-3 in the background was either ANX or ANZ on "loan" to MMA a a freight backup.

As for the F-28, 10,000 hours, Australia, France, Belgium, all 1000, 2000 3000 4000 types, great times.
24th Aug 2019, 02:08
Replies: 23
Views: 11,392
Posted By greybeard

We had quite a ride for the last 30 years, never...

We had quite a ride for the last 30 years, never regretted the move to quit and move on and on a few times
7th Apr 2019, 01:40
Replies: 30
Views: 15,684
Posted By greybeard

Cool Hi ball or similar were in Australia in the 80s,...

Hi ball or similar were in Australia in the 80s, I actually saw one between Mt Isa and Alice Springs from our aircraft.
16th Mar 2019, 03:37
Replies: 29
Views: 5,566
Posted By greybeard

Cool At best the forecast is a guess by a scientist...

At best the forecast is a guess by a scientist based on statistical data and old observations.

The Broome based met Observer was there for years and could predict with uncanny accuracy fog,...
11th Mar 2019, 02:07
Replies: 40
Views: 10,629
Posted By greybeard

Perth, Morawa, Yalgoo, Mt. Magnet, Cue,...

Perth, Morawa, Yalgoo, Mt. Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra, Wiluna, Sandstone, Mt. Magnet, Yalgoo, Morawa, Perth.

Very junior F/O, usually considered a passenger???, 3 crew, often left one engine...
10th Mar 2019, 08:40
Replies: 37
Views: 14,877
Posted By greybeard

Cool One large European operator I had the privilege...

One large European operator I had the privilege of contract work, min fuel was.

Burn A to B, + burn to Alt, + burn for a second approach at Alt and statuary reserves

Command allowed to reduce...
1st Mar 2019, 08:18
Replies: 298
Views: 101,272
Posted By greybeard

I was vectored to RW 23 after a missed approach...

I was vectored to RW 23 after a missed approach 27L and lightning strike in 1991, seemed it was available but not in normal use.
12th Feb 2019, 06:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,370
Posted By greybeard

Give the guy a call or email to say well done

Give the guy a call or email to say well done
18th Dec 2018, 02:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,741
Posted By greybeard

The Ansett course was taken to the Perth and...

The Ansett course was taken to the Perth and Sydney Bases in 1986 with a course in Melbourne for the Facilitators with Keith Wallace
28th Oct 2018, 08:34
Replies: 66
Views: 12,858
Posted By greybeard

750 hours, DC-3, first twin and Tailwheel, lots...

750 hours, DC-3, first twin and Tailwheel, lots of wriggle down the runways, would do it again tomorrow, bugger being this old.
30th Sep 2018, 13:00
Replies: 27
Views: 7,032
Posted By greybeard

My reference was 2002/2003 I sincerely hope it...

My reference was 2002/2003 I sincerely hope it has been sorted, been around too long sometimes.
30th Sep 2018, 07:49
Replies: 27
Views: 7,032
Posted By greybeard

There was a classic at the Maldives, listed as a...

There was a classic at the Maldives, listed as a PAPI but was a T-VASI in fact.
One operator (ME) got REALLY low until a go-around was done.

Took a year or so to get changed as runway was little...
24th Sep 2018, 06:53
Replies: 173
Views: 154,020
Posted By greybeard

I was there in the early 1990s when there were a...

I was there in the early 1990s when there were a large number of Expat F/Os on expat contracts. Not on the seniority list so no command AT ALL. given very early the word that "NOT NEEDED, NOT...
23rd Jan 2018, 13:12
Replies: 33
Views: 7,016
Posted By greybeard

Cool VAR at Kalgoorlie Visual tracks from Perth...

VAR at Kalgoorlie

Visual tracks from Perth and Forest, Aural from Norseman and Leonora or Laverton, it was 50 years ago.

Route Check stuff for DC-3 F/Os, I did 2 in the same year, not much...
23rd Jan 2018, 01:42
Replies: 33
Views: 7,016
Posted By greybeard

Cool A DME homing in an F-28 on my final "local" (as...

A DME homing in an F-28 on my final "local" (as we did not use simulators) on my Command check out, 1980.

Also on IFR renewals in a B-58/Seneca II later when needed to keep Australian ratings when...
7th Jan 2018, 07:27
Replies: 67
Views: 10,428
Posted By greybeard

Thumbs down You don't need an APP or I-phone just a sense of...

You don't need an APP or I-phone just a sense of responsibility for the privilege of being looked after if it all goes pear shaped.

Cancel the b&^%dy thing

:\:\
13th Dec 2017, 21:43
Replies: 43
Views: 14,453
Posted By greybeard

No air too ruff old mate, we had the best of it...

No air too ruff old mate, we had the best of it in those days. How goes the iron compass these days?
3rd Nov 2017, 15:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,377
Posted By greybeard

ref 6, the flag may appear to be back to front,...

ref 6, the flag may appear to be back to front, it is actually "the other side" of the flag on the other side of the aircraft.

SIA does the same on their Aircraft, or at least they did

:ok:
22nd Mar 2017, 00:03
Replies: 45
Views: 19,633
Posted By greybeard

What, no more speed boat rides in the dark to and...

What, no more speed boat rides in the dark to and from Bandos.

Crap duty hours, not good at all.

;)
17th Mar 2017, 08:22
Replies: 45
Views: 19,633
Posted By greybeard

Got someone going. Different era, lots more...

Got someone going.

Different era, lots more fun, knew most of the Pax we carried by first names and they us.

A 5 channel VHF, tuneable HF receiver, no FSU except MKR, engine starts were an...
16th Mar 2017, 08:41
Replies: 45
Views: 19,633
Posted By greybeard

Wimps all of you. PER, Morawa, Yalgoo,...

Wimps all of you.

PER, Morawa, Yalgoo, Magnet, Cue, MKR, Wiluna, Sandstone, Magnet, Yalgoo, Morawa, Perth.

had to be done in Summer for first and last light at Morawa.

3 Crew, DC-3, F/O did...
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