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Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jan 2012, 08:36
Replies: 42
Views: 2,707
Posted By Runaround Valve

Maybe you could adopt 'Screaming Lord Sutch`s'...

Maybe you could adopt 'Screaming Lord Sutch`s' idea and put it on wheels. Then tow it around the country for all to see. !!!
17th Oct 2011, 22:20
Replies: 23
Views: 4,535
Posted By Runaround Valve

One toilet, and if that becomes unusable for some...

One toilet, and if that becomes unusable for some reason, then as per the Minimum Equiptment/ Deferred Items list the aircraft then cannot be despatched. This would be the case.
Did any one in...
30th Aug 2011, 05:31
Replies: 198
Views: 43,534
Posted By Runaround Valve

Noumea Diversion.

In the B747-238B era, Qantas operated a Sydney-Noumea-Sydney service, the landing/take off at Noumea was made in daylight hours only, it was something to do about the airport facilities I think.
If...
29th Jul 2011, 07:48
Replies: 3
Views: 1,060
Posted By Runaround Valve

The aileron control wheels are 'bussed' together...

The aileron control wheels are 'bussed' together by a cable and pulley system between them, underneath the floor. Obviously the cable has been removed or severed.
21st Jul 2011, 05:53
Replies: 2,838
Views: 660,408
Posted By Runaround Valve

As a long retired Qantas engineer I remember a...

As a long retired Qantas engineer I remember a story from when Qantas got their first Boeing 707-138. May be true, may be not. The then Chief Executive, Cedric ObanTurner [ accountant by profession]...
18th Jul 2011, 05:33
Replies: 120
Views: 23,075
Posted By Runaround Valve

B747 and B767 P&W Engine Swap

The P&W engines on the B747 and B767 were not interchangeable. They were like chalk and cheese. 747 has cable driven air operated fan reversers, 767 was hydraulic with screwjacks. Cowlings different...
16th Jul 2011, 10:12
Replies: 120
Views: 23,075
Posted By Runaround Valve

Re 600 Foot Pound last Message.

The original JT9D on the B747 had a bar installed aft of the thrust levers. Never used by ground engineers but was for flight crew only. It was known as the 'Bodie Bar' after a pilot in the USAF who...
16th Jul 2011, 07:42
Replies: 54
Views: 6,408
Posted By Runaround Valve

B747 Problem

When I did my B747 course way back in 1971 we were told about a defect with an american airline. The B747 could have a cargo deck galley, accessed by a personnel and a cart lift. Defect the pilots...
1st Jun 2011, 22:59
Replies: 18
Views: 4,157
Posted By Runaround Valve

In the survey 45% did not bother to participate...

In the survey 45% did not bother to participate in it. So I must assume that these were too disengaged to join in. Of the 55% that replied, then 20% said that they were completely disengaged. Add 45%...
18th May 2011, 11:16
Replies: 249
Views: 50,866
Posted By Runaround Valve

Steve, I have been out of the industry for a...

Steve,
I have been out of the industry for a number of years, in my time you sat the basic examinations for free. These days the CASA charge a certain fee to sit each examination, in the case of...
28th Apr 2011, 05:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,049
Posted By Runaround Valve

E-Mail Problem.

I have two computers, a desktop and a laptop, both running Outlook Express, same email address and server; and connected to the web via a router. Otherwise there is no connection between them.
I...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2011, 04:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,323
Posted By Runaround Valve

They look like a group of SMURF`S.

They look like a group of SMURF`S.
15th Mar 2011, 05:52
Replies: 42
Views: 11,772
Posted By Runaround Valve

Qantas B747SP and the Pope.

Qantas used VH-EAB as QF161 on a Papal Charter to fly Pope John the Second. The flight was Perth - Seychelles - Rome on December 1st, 1986.
14th Mar 2011, 04:20
Replies: 42
Views: 11,772
Posted By Runaround Valve

Qantas B747SP into Wellington

I seem to remember a thing about the SP operations into Wellington. The airstrip is short, so a line was painted across the runway some distance past the threshold. The main gears had to be on the...
8th Mar 2011, 21:38
Replies: 22
Views: 7,280
Posted By Runaround Valve

The reason for the odd departure times from...

The reason for the odd departure times from Sydney to Lord Howe was that the aircraft had to land at Lord Howe at high tide. Can anyone expand on this, ???
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Feb 2011, 05:00
Replies: 126
Views: 11,524
Posted By Runaround Valve

A History Lesson.

There was a brewery in Queensland 'Brisbane ?' [Bulimba Breweries ?? ]called Gold Top in the 1960`s. It brewed Gold Top beer and they were the ones that had the jingle. They were taken over by the...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jan 2011, 04:49
Replies: 170
Views: 17,468
Posted By Runaround Valve

RJM and Post 15

RJM, you state that your location is Australia. However you have got the fourth line of Dorothea Mackellars poem wrong
The correct line reads, "Of RAGGED mountain ranges"
14th Jan 2011, 03:51
Replies: 2,838
Views: 660,408
Posted By Runaround Valve

Unionist 1974

You sound like on of the two A M E`s at the section that I worked in many years ago.
18th Dec 2010, 03:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,990
Posted By Runaround Valve

From the book Aircraft Propulsion Powerplants,...

From the book Aircraft Propulsion Powerplants, third edition of 1962 by Cargino and Karvinen.
'The Civil Aviation Regulations require that all engines be provided with dual...
7th Dec 2010, 08:33
Replies: 61
Views: 37,683
Posted By Runaround Valve

I hope that the Mods take no offence to this....

I hope that the Mods take no offence to this. Google 'Aircraft Engine Historical Society' to find out more re engines.
Thread drift, the company that I worked for in the 1950`s had Super Connies....
5th Dec 2010, 09:35
Replies: 422
Views: 199,373
Posted By Runaround Valve

Re Plane Makers Reply. There were two aircraft...

Re Plane Makers Reply.
There were two aircraft registered as VH-EBB, the first one he describes was a B707-138, later confugured to a B707-138B, ended it`s days burnt out in Nigeria. The other...
5th Dec 2010, 09:14
Replies: 422
Views: 199,373
Posted By Runaround Valve

VH-EAB

This was the aircaft that did the 'barrel roll' near India. It was a B707-338C, later went to Young Air Cargo in Belgium, then was P2-ANA with Air New Guinea. I think after the incident near India it...
22nd Nov 2010, 02:02
Replies: 2
Views: 2,104
Posted By Runaround Valve

I do not have the ICAO Report but the following...

I do not have the ICAO Report but the following might give you some leads.
The BAC 1-11 accident was published in the Department of Civil Aviation Aviation Safety Digest # 55 November 1968. It...
16th Nov 2010, 04:28
Replies: 135
Views: 24,541
Posted By Runaround Valve

Reply To Post 124

I was in Sydney Line Maintenance some 20 years ago. The Civil Aviation Authourity had a decree that an aircraft could not leave Main Base with any open items [ Hold Items. ADD, MEL, call it what you...
2nd Nov 2010, 06:30
Replies: 37
Views: 3,434
Posted By Runaround Valve

I visited an Australian General Aviation airport...

I visited an Australian General Aviation airport in a major city some 15 months ago. On the inside of the gate was taped the four numbers needed to get access. Only needed a mirror to read them....
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