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27th Jan 2023, 04:42
Replies: 30
Views: 6,372
Posted By Captain Dart

I still cannot envisage how a robot is going to...

I still cannot envisage how a robot is going to pick its way through the ITCZ. Or thunderstorms in a terminal area. Or avoid cloud layers for a smoother ride. The pax will just have to keep belted in...
26th Jan 2023, 04:53
Replies: 32
Views: 5,014
Posted By Captain Dart

’A little late on the round-out, Hoskins?’

’A little late on the round-out, Hoskins?’
20th Jan 2023, 22:57
Replies: 105
Views: 21,287
Posted By Captain Dart

Not-very-bright Australian journalism getting a...

Not-very-bright Australian journalism getting a global airing on the Jet Blast forum:

https://www.pprune.org/jet-blast/650937-meanwhile-land-oz.html
11th Jan 2023, 05:20
Replies: 29
Views: 5,942
Posted By Captain Dart

Macchi MB 326 RAAF/RAN: MB Mk 4 seat: Pilots...

Macchi MB 326 RAAF/RAN: MB Mk 4 seat: Pilots handled face blind, guillotine and seat pan handle pins just before takeoff and after landing. Groundies did the other four. The face blind one wasn’t...
29th Dec 2022, 19:48
Replies: 40
Views: 11,862
Posted By Captain Dart

FWIW a Chevy(?) V-8 powered glider tug lost power...

FWIW a Chevy(?) V-8 powered glider tug lost power recently in Victoria. It looks rather sad due to damage from the forced landing. Pilot did a fine job and is OK.
7th Dec 2022, 03:31
Replies: 46
Views: 5,293
Posted By Captain Dart

An older concept in animal-based navigation:...

An older concept in animal-based navigation: ‘Powder of Sympathy’

The powder was also applied to solve the longitude problem (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longitude_problem) in the suggestion of...
7th Nov 2022, 06:24
Replies: 92
Views: 9,622
Posted By Captain Dart

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/11/a-picture...

https://www.michaelsmithnews.com/2022/11/a-picture-speaks-a-thousand-words-do-as-i-say-not-as-i-do.html
2nd Nov 2022, 07:10
Replies: 15
Views: 3,061
Posted By Captain Dart

More here: ...

More here:

https://joannenova.com.au/2022/11/third-world-australian-met-bureau-cuts-back-on-weather-balloons-scientists-say-its-kind-of-horrific/
26th Oct 2022, 01:44
Replies: 323
Views: 64,207
Posted By Captain Dart

More info here from The Drive/The War Zone, a...

More info here from The Drive/The War Zone, a very informative and interesting site:

https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/ex-marine-corps-harrier-pilot-who-worked-in-china-has-been-arrested
26th Sep 2022, 21:44
Replies: 21
Views: 6,635
Posted By Captain Dart

Yes. I was MEL based F-27 then did F-50 line...

Yes. I was MEL based F-27 then did F-50 line training with ANSW due to training constraints. Then the 50 out of MEL before leaving during the Year that Dare Not Speak Its Name. The 'Fifty' was...
15th Sep 2022, 22:26
Replies: 176
Views: 48,514
Posted By Captain Dart

AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is not only a...

AGW (Anthropogenic Global Warming) is not only a scam, but a substitute for religion.

Greta, the child saint
Carbon Credits= tithing or 'indulgences'
Those who question the 'settled science'...
2nd Sep 2022, 01:08
Replies: 11
Views: 2,441
Posted By Captain Dart

When I was in the air force RAAF News was known...

When I was in the air force RAAF News was known as 'F-18s and Doggies Monthly'.
30th Aug 2022, 02:59
Replies: 204
Views: 36,867
Posted By Captain Dart

Yes, it's ironic. John Denver and Steve Fossett,...

Yes, it's ironic. John Denver and Steve Fossett, both rich and famous, died flying nondescript aircraft.
14th Aug 2022, 09:57
Replies: 149
Views: 29,128
Posted By Captain Dart

It will be interesting to see how a robot will...

It will be interesting to see how a robot will pick its way through the ITCZ.
28th Jul 2022, 23:41
Replies: 60
Views: 8,046
Posted By Captain Dart

So Aer Lingus are looking at spud power for...

So Aer Lingus are looking at spud power for airliners then?
16th Jul 2022, 08:01
Replies: 94
Views: 26,776
Posted By Captain Dart

P. G. Taylor.

P. G. Taylor.
16th Jun 2022, 02:58
Replies: 18
Views: 3,367
Posted By Captain Dart

Nothing wrong with wearing Nomex in any aircraft....

Nothing wrong with wearing Nomex in any aircraft.

As an aside, Nomex suits are worn not just by fighter pilots, but also by helo, transport and maritime crews. Also occasionally by ageing ex-mil...
3rd Jun 2022, 10:34
Replies: 24
Views: 11,117
Posted By Captain Dart

Most of us had more respect for Captain Warham...

Most of us had more respect for Captain Warham than for all of CX management put together. His book is prominent on my shelf as I type.
14th May 2022, 06:24
Replies: 35
Views: 8,357
Posted By Captain Dart

Would that be the one at Newhaven, Parramatta or...

Would that be the one at Newhaven, Parramatta or Whanganui?
13th Apr 2022, 06:29
Replies: 1,167
Views: 231,989
Posted By Captain Dart

I suppose that would make it JAUKUS.

I suppose that would make it JAUKUS.
Forum: North America
4th Apr 2022, 22:06
Replies: 91
Views: 50,384
Posted By Captain Dart

This may be of interest. Just in from AVweb: ...

This may be of interest. Just in from AVweb:

https://www.avweb.com/aviation-news/pilot-exodus-blamed-for-alaska-cancellations/
30th Mar 2022, 07:35
Replies: 81
Views: 11,566
Posted By Captain Dart

B.H. (Calcutta) Failed was a dog in the comic...

B.H. (Calcutta) Failed was a dog in the comic strip ‘The Perishers’.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Perishers
23rd Mar 2022, 06:40
Replies: 21
Views: 9,542
Posted By Captain Dart

One of these may be a contender: ...

One of these may be a contender:

https://www.gettyimages.com.au/photos/cage-homes-hong-kong
12th Mar 2022, 07:15
Replies: 14,216
Views: 14,090,972
Posted By Captain Dart

‘On the Beach’ freaked me out as a young teenager...

‘On the Beach’ freaked me out as a young teenager in the 70s. I was growing up in the area where the book was set. Now, Neville Shute’s scenario of a Northern Hemisphere nuclear war is becoming...
13th Feb 2022, 08:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,864
Posted By Captain Dart

The pilot flew there but failed to see the...

The pilot flew there but failed to see the attraction.
11th Feb 2022, 06:53
Replies: 264
Views: 27,927
Posted By Captain Dart

‘Cookie’, as Mr P refers to one of the world’s...

‘Cookie’, as Mr P refers to one of the world’s finest navigators and captains, did not ‘take up residency’ in Australia. Arthur Phillip and the First Fleet did. Their society was inventing the steam...
31st Jan 2022, 06:31
Replies: 44
Views: 7,822
Posted By Captain Dart

Inbound to Diego Garcia (not a popular posting...

Inbound to Diego Garcia (not a popular posting for U.S. military) were WATTR - BUMMR - MOMMA. MOMMA was the only one left the last time I was in the area some years ago.

ISTR several thousand US...
19th Jan 2022, 22:03
Replies: 7
Views: 4,067
Posted By Captain Dart

Fargo, thanks for the clip, beautiful aircraft...

Fargo, thanks for the clip, beautiful aircraft and shots of carrier ops. I found The Bridges at Toko-Ri was one of the better American war movies, the tragic ending a nice change from those of John...
17th Jan 2022, 01:18
Replies: 7
Views: 4,067
Posted By Captain Dart

Definitely not a grog-inspired line! The...

Definitely not a grog-inspired line! The manoeuvre is called the 'Pinwheel' or 'Windmill' and I have heard of it done by prop aircraft but not jets. In the early 1980s. the 20,000 tonne Australian...
3rd Dec 2021, 05:31
Replies: 21
Views: 5,362
Posted By Captain Dart

‘Ramen’ to that.

‘Ramen’ to that.
29th Sep 2021, 23:16
Replies: 30
Views: 10,612
Posted By Captain Dart

At the joint Australian/Malaysian base at...

At the joint Australian/Malaysian base at Butterworth Malaysia, Orion detachment aircrew in the dorms invariably woke to a tepid cup of tea placed beside each bed by 'CJ', 'Creeping Jesus'. You got...
9th Jun 2021, 02:10
Replies: 113
Views: 25,652
Posted By Captain Dart

The meat-bombing Airvan that claws for altitude...

The meat-bombing Airvan that claws for altitude all weekend over my area before it spews out its organic lawn darts.
29th May 2021, 10:57
Replies: 42
Views: 26,886
Posted By Captain Dart

Syd de Kantzow and Roy Farrell would be rolling...

Syd de Kantzow and Roy Farrell would be rolling in their graves.
16th May 2019, 12:22
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By Captain Dart

You clicked on the topic. No one forced you. You...

You clicked on the topic. No one forced you. You did not have to ‘listen’.
16th May 2019, 11:11
Replies: 47
Views: 20,257
Posted By Captain Dart

I’ve outlived the bastard!

I’ve outlived the bastard!
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