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23rd May 2019, 21:52
Replies: 39
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Posted By Fris B. Fairing

My photo of N110AA taking-off from O'Hare on 13...

My photo of N110AA taking-off from O'Hare on 13 August 1973.


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/800x489/n110aa_e222_4802733604ddeed32bfbbf92ac7c50e9a81924d9.jpg

In memory of...
15th May 2019, 05:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,708
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Any chance of changing the title of this thread?...

Any chance of changing the title of this thread? It gave me a fright as I thought he'd left us.

Done .. long time since I have seen Cay - one hopes that his retirement is productive and enjoyable....
1st Mar 2019, 20:22
Replies: 14
Views: 4,955
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Yes but it also says "50 Economy class...

Yes but it also says "50 Economy class seats".
28th Feb 2019, 21:42
Replies: 64
Views: 18,187
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

You were not disappointed that they were there?

You were not disappointed that they were there?
25th Feb 2019, 23:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,907
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

This is VH-AIS (C/N 540) at Bankstown, NSW on...

This is VH-AIS (C/N 540) at Bankstown, NSW on 17SEP72. At the time the aeroplane was configured for aeromagnetic survey.

...
20th Feb 2019, 08:15
Replies: 35
Views: 15,044
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

One of the early A380s has already been retired...

One of the early A380s has already been retired to the Musée de l'air in Paris.

...
12th Feb 2019, 20:02
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

We are reminded yet again that country people are...

We are reminded yet again that country people are special. The Go Fund Me page is a nice thought but someone better check with the operator concerned. The charity concept might offend.
1st Jan 2019, 05:44
Replies: 45
Views: 3,586
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Megan That's a nifty drawing. May I suggest one...

Megan
That's a nifty drawing. May I suggest one small improvement that will make it easier to follow?
Increase the width of the coloured bars and put the relevant text on the coloured background....
25th Dec 2018, 04:17
Replies: 4,443
Views: 1,441,921
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Here is the history of the Cargomasters'...

Here is the history of the Cargomasters' Hercules:

VH-CYO (http://www.adastron.com/lockheed/hercules/vh-cyo.htm)
12th Dec 2018, 20:17
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Hardly a day goes by that I don't use this...

Hardly a day goes by that I don't use this wonderful resource (thanks Tony!).
I think CaptainMidnight is on the money. I just tested it in IE and sure enough the search page loads but you can't...
11th Dec 2018, 06:42
Replies: 5
Views: 916
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

It's working fine for me.

It's working fine for me.
8th Dec 2018, 05:55
Replies: 10
Views: 4,272
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Here is a lovely photo of Bruce Andrews in the...

Here is a lovely photo of Bruce Andrews in the cockpit of his glorious Sea Fury VH-HFX at Canberra on 17th March 1986.
Posted with the permission of the photographer, Bob Livingstone.
...
7th Dec 2018, 22:20
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

machtuk For what it's worth as the OP, I can...

machtuk
For what it's worth as the OP, I can understand what Rodney is saying. Call me old fashioned if you like but I would have described these pilots as brave or courageous. There are some things...
7th Dec 2018, 06:27
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Smithy and P.G. Taylor did it very successfully...

Smithy and P.G. Taylor did it very successfully in 1934.
The RAAF also did it just this week.
6th Dec 2018, 23:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

There was some good coverage on NZ television: ...

There was some good coverage on NZ television:
http://tinyurl.com/y9pl9zbu
5th Dec 2018, 05:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,190
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

The Spirit of Adventure in Aviation Lives

Congratulations to WGCDR Chris Pote and Officer Cadet Abby McGill who have arrived in Auckland today after flying their Eurofox from GB to NZ as part of the RAF 100th anniversary celebrations. Their...
14th Nov 2018, 05:04
Replies: 28
Views: 3,619
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Probably the opportunity to create a National...

Probably the opportunity to create a National Aviation Museum has been lost. Any government money that might be available for such a project would be better spent on the existing aviation museums....
16th Oct 2018, 23:31
Replies: 16
Views: 4,317
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

which is why I grounded the entire fleet in 2011.

which is why I grounded the entire fleet in 2011.
16th Oct 2018, 03:12
Replies: 42
Views: 9,469
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

The funniest thing was the look of disbelief on...

The funniest thing was the look of disbelief on the face of co-driver Mark Skaife.

Maintaining the thread drift and getting back to the Besnard fire, did they ever establish the ignition source...
16th Oct 2018, 00:49
Replies: 18
Views: 8,911
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

machtuk what's your problem with the PC-21? Apart...

machtuk what's your problem with the PC-21? Apart from the fact that it has been attacked by random triangles.
12th Oct 2018, 21:58
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Slatch I just did a quick check on 310R1257...

Slatch

I just did a quick check on 310R1257 and it seems it was originally N6070X then went to the UK as G-BGXK. It was canx from the UK register on 17OCT01 and returned to the US register on...
12th Oct 2018, 21:30
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Thanks Slatch You did very well to find that...

Thanks Slatch
You did very well to find that image.
Cheers

UPDATE: The image above was actually taken at Parafield, South Australia on 5 September 1984, probably not long after the aircraft...
9th Oct 2018, 00:20
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Cessna 310R YV-1439P (MSN 310R1259)

I'm hoping that someone might be able to provide historical information on this aircraft which was registered in Venezuela in 1978 to one Armando Javier Mogollon.
The aircraft is now in Australia...
7th Oct 2018, 21:47
Replies: 42
Views: 9,469
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Well there you go. I must have been reminiscing...

Well there you go. I must have been reminiscing about the good old days when it was on Seven and we had rear windows being kicked out and boot lids being attacked with axes. Sigh!
7th Oct 2018, 07:13
Replies: 42
Views: 9,469
Posted By Fris B. Fairing

Did the RAAF do a flyover? I blinked. Saw...

Did the RAAF do a flyover? I blinked.
Saw plenty of ads for trashy Ch 7 programs though.
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