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27th Jan 2023, 23:10
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Well it is a big window. Is it possible to...

Well it is a big window. Is it possible to photograph the wingtip of a Viscount without having engines/props in the frame?
26th Jan 2023, 21:23
Replies: 32
Views: 5,006
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

It has to be said that Australian Aviation ain't...

It has to be said that Australian Aviation ain't what it used to be.

The aircraft in the Qantas MAYDAY incident was described by one TV reporter as having made "an incredibly safe landing."
24th Jan 2023, 21:09
Replies: 105
Views: 21,268
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

What is the "paperwork" that could so affect a...

What is the "paperwork" that could so affect a domestic flight?
20th Nov 2022, 22:31
Replies: 4
Views: 1,372
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

What's it like to eject from an F-111?

Forty-four years, almost to the day, after AVM Dave Rogers and AIRCDRE Peter Growder ejected from an RAAF F-111 in New Zealand, they have been reunited in the cockpit of F-111C A8-129 at the...
19th Sep 2022, 23:37
Replies: 119
Views: 25,531
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

So why all the earth works in front of the...

So why all the earth works in front of the aeroplane?
19th Jul 2022, 00:09
Replies: 94
Views: 26,776
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Ah, looxury! We used to have to ...

Ah, looxury! We used to have to ...
19th Jun 2022, 22:02
Replies: 70
Views: 40,588
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Well I'd like to see them.

Well I'd like to see them.
1st Jun 2022, 23:54
Replies: 66
Views: 24,796
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Bizjets aren't always as easy as they seem....

Bizjets aren't always as easy as they seem. During a porters strike I was amongst the salaried staff brought in to load baggage - and freight. I foolishly volunteered to load a Westwind which was...
31st May 2022, 23:05
Replies: 66
Views: 24,796
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

It used to be called a "demarcation...

It used to be called a "demarcation dispute".
18th May 2022, 21:12
Replies: 14
Views: 8,904
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

You can't scrap Nancy!

You can't scrap Nancy!
17th May 2022, 23:54
Replies: 14
Views: 8,904
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

So Lawrence Hargrave and Smithy draw the short...

So Lawrence Hargrave and Smithy draw the short straw.
27th Apr 2022, 05:33
Replies: 11
Views: 3,097
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Fog is controlled by the airlines. It is used to...

Fog is controlled by the airlines. It is used to delay flights.
23rd Apr 2022, 23:01
Replies: 17
Views: 5,878
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Claytons Towing are good operators. They moved...

Claytons Towing are good operators. They moved the Qld Air Museum's Orion from Maroochy to Caloundra without a scratch.
17th Apr 2022, 23:08
Replies: 132
Views: 32,475
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

I'm surprised he had to explain that.

I'm surprised he had to explain that.
17th Apr 2022, 22:07
Replies: 132
Views: 32,475
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Sorry for contributing to the thread drift but...

Sorry for contributing to the thread drift but this piece throws further light on the performance of federal politicians after Cyclone Tracy:
Cyclone Tracy Relief...
25th Mar 2022, 08:13
Replies: 20
Views: 2,620
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Does not the X signify Experimental? The X is...

Does not the X signify Experimental? The X is probably tape which would be removed when the aircraft was no longer experimental revealing the C underneath.
I note that the photograph in question is...
14th Mar 2022, 00:38
Replies: 14
Views: 3,170
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Baylover My question was serious. The Southern...

Baylover
My question was serious. The Southern Cross had a three-bladed prop on the centre engine when it was retired. It now has two-bladed wooden props on all three engines and I have often...
13th Mar 2022, 22:01
Replies: 14
Views: 3,170
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Did it have two blades or three?

Did it have two blades or three?
24th Jan 2022, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,412
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Plane Drama

Cub reporter submits plane drama story to editor.

Editor comments: "A Hevilift plane must itself be heavy. Emphasise weight of plane."
...
6th Jan 2022, 22:36
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

I shall now remember it as Two's on Top.

I shall now remember it as Two's on Top.
5th Jan 2022, 21:37
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Thanks everyone for your responses.

Thanks everyone for your responses.
5th Jan 2022, 07:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,286
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

EE Lightning Engine Designations

Curious to know how EE Lightning pilots referred to the engines. 1 and 2 or top and bottom or something else?
28th Dec 2021, 03:22
Replies: 21
Views: 4,941
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

I was my understanding that engines were sealed...

I was my understanding that engines were sealed before the start of the race and starting the engine would break the seal and disqualify the yacht. So you couldn't withdraw from the race because of...
27th Dec 2021, 22:03
Replies: 21
Views: 4,941
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

One news outlet reported that some retirements...

One news outlet reported that some retirements were due to engine trouble.
7th Dec 2021, 21:22
Replies: 23
Views: 6,673
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

SLB Thanks for that photo. I'd never seen this...

SLB
Thanks for that photo. I'd never seen this on a Lodestar before.
Rgds
6th Dec 2021, 21:41
Replies: 23
Views: 6,673
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

The middle photo is indeed a Lodestar but what's...

The middle photo is indeed a Lodestar but what's going on with the carb air intake on top of the stbd engine? It looks much too big.
Rgds
26th Nov 2021, 22:21
Replies: 12
Views: 4,595
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

How appropriate. The aeroplane was destroyed on...

How appropriate. The aeroplane was destroyed on Qantas' birthday.
10th Sep 2021, 22:03
Replies: 20
Views: 4,319
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

aroa Sunstate was just about the only airline...

aroa
Sunstate was just about the only airline that didn't operate the Nord Mohawk. Lloyd, Queensland Pacific, Southern Pacific and Majestic are a few of them. All with similar outcomes.
Rgds
31st Aug 2021, 08:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Thanks Progressive CASA have come good with the...

Thanks Progressive
CASA have come good with the drawings so all we need now are a wind-driven pump and some spray bars that can be adapted.
Rgds
29th Aug 2021, 08:58
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

I was hoping to find something on this side of...

I was hoping to find something on this side of the ditch but I'll give them a go. They had Tiger Moth dusters and sprayers in NZ but they didn't require the overturn truss which was a uniquely...
28th Aug 2021, 23:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,887
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Agricultural Tiger Moth

I am doing a static restoration of a Tiger Moth sprayer and I'm looking for a wind-driven pump and spray bars that might be compatible with DH.82. They don't have to be serviceable. I'm also looking...
22nd Aug 2021, 03:51
Replies: 10
Views: 3,579
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

megan Bookfinder are showing a copy in...

megan
Bookfinder are showing a copy in Fremantle but $90.91 is a lot for a paperback:
Bookfinder...
1st Aug 2021, 22:34
Replies: 21
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Other Australian HS.125s of this period were: ...

Other Australian HS.125s of this period were:
VH-BBJ
HS.125-3B/RA (msn 25169) delivered to Bell Brothers Air Charter Pty. Ltd., Guildford, WA in January 1970 and sold overseas in June 1972.
VH-TOM...
31st Jul 2021, 04:59
Replies: 21
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

The photo in post #12 was taken at Sydney on 16...

The photo in post #12 was taken at Sydney on 16 August 1971 after the two HS-125s escorted the first Qantas 747 to the terminal. The aeroplane in the background is indeed a DC-4. In 1971 Qantas still...
15th Jul 2021, 00:23
Replies: 4
Views: 2,075
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Flight doesn't show on their website so I suspect...

Flight doesn't show on their website so I suspect it's a freighter. I'm advised that they are not carrying pax at the moment. I'm guessing that it was scheduled Nadi-Port Vila-Honiara and couldn't...
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