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12th Sep 2019, 12:30
Replies: 82
Views: 85,440
Posted By reefrat

Sorry about that,,flew domestic BNESYD OLD AGE...

Sorry about that,,flew domestic BNESYD
OLD AGE IS A CURSE
7th Sep 2019, 10:40
Replies: 82
Views: 85,440
Posted By reefrat

Usually fly emirates, family used their BA...

Usually fly emirates, family used their BA airmiles to shout me biz class ticket BNELHR return. First leg tto London wwas ok,however return was scabby. The biz lounge food ar LHR was gruesome and the...
13th Aug 2019, 09:25
Replies: 31
Views: 5,255
Posted By reefrat

Was supporting a helicopter supplied drill rig...

Was supporting a helicopter supplied drill rig out of Tari a while back and I heard rather than . watched a MAF Cessna takeoff in fog with viz 10 feet.I asked the chief Okanagan pilot how the they...
11th Mar 2019, 03:25
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,252,049
Posted By reefrat

A Super Mystere flew in to the ground 75 metres...

A Super Mystere flew in to the ground 75 metres from me in Normandy in 1960. I thought it was a gas bottle explosion and walked over to check .The crater looked exactly like this; no visible debris...
8th Mar 2019, 05:58
Replies: 12,697
Views: 3,541,868
Posted By reefrat

I miss our Dinny

I miss our Dinny
28th Jan 2019, 03:13
Replies: 50
Views: 17,379
Posted By reefrat

Cheap and cheerful,, Shuffle board up the aisle,,...

Cheap and cheerful,, Shuffle board up the aisle,, worked on the liners, should work on retro quaintase
13th Dec 2018, 06:02
Replies: 161
Views: 31,953
Posted By reefrat

And deepest condolences to the family and huge...

And deepest condolences to the family and huge thank you Geriaviator

A very sad Reefrat
13th Dec 2018, 05:51
Replies: 12,697
Views: 3,541,868
Posted By reefrat

I have been bracing my self for years and pages...

I have been bracing my self for years and pages and pages for the sad news of Danny's departure, and suddenly without even a by your leave he has pissed off. All I can say is Devastated
17th Aug 2018, 05:13
Replies: 12,697
Views: 3,541,868
Posted By reefrat

Cool I have at last reached the end of this great...

I have at last reached the end of this great thread. It has taken over a year and I love it. One little problem today when I logged on I found that I have advanced 2000 posts,, last night I was...
13th May 2018, 04:00
Replies: 17
Views: 5,302
Posted By reefrat

Can anybody point me to reliable source for the...

Can anybody point me to reliable source for the maximum range of a Dak. A friend reported flying as a child from Melbourne to Auckland in 1945,, but that seems to be outside max range, I have seen...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Apr 2018, 02:06
Replies: 104
Views: 8,099
Posted By reefrat

Fear and hatred of the japs permeated my childhood

Fear and hatred of the japs permeated my childhood
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jan 2018, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,695
Posted By reefrat

:cool:Tide tables and atlas old mate, they list...

:cool:Tide tables and atlas old mate, they list primary ports as well as a list of secondary ports with the time differences tabulated. Look up "The Rule of Twelths" , that will ease the paddle. If...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2018, 01:56
Replies: 235
Views: 37,030
Posted By reefrat

Mariners have it easy, Airman have I think 4...

Mariners have it easy, Airman have I think 4 options up, down, right or left., when it starts to look ugly; at sea there is only one rule, right hand down. As far as being the "stand on vessel", you...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Jan 2018, 02:25
Replies: 118
Views: 13,677
Posted By reefrat

Well said and all true. Lived and worked on the...

Well said and all true. Lived and worked on the Persian/Arabian gulf for 40 years, Bis Millah and Allah Akbar are used in every day conversation, it's like God bless , God help me, Good God and so...
Forum: Questions
7th Jan 2018, 00:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,373
Posted By reefrat

Course is what you steered, track is where you...

Course is what you steered, track is where you went.
13th Nov 2017, 05:29
Replies: 61
Views: 5,913
Posted By reefrat

2 commercial flights. In a Rapide as a very small...

2 commercial flights. In a Rapide as a very small child during the war, 1944?? Hamilton / Melbourne,, early Ansett; was travel sick for the first and only time Last time was a CAC AN2. In the...
11th Apr 2017, 06:29
Replies: 1,174
Views: 357,700
Posted By reefrat

:DThe Pax owned a contract for a service,...

:DThe Pax owned a contract for a service, (travel), which he bought from the contractor,, the contractor wished to void the contract,, the pax declined,, the contractor offered to buy out the...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2017, 04:17
Replies: 57
Views: 5,192
Posted By reefrat

Things you need to know in Dallas as told to me...

Things you need to know in Dallas as told to me by a fellow Ozzie when I first went to work there.


1. If a Dallas cop asks you to do something, do it straight away,, no room for civil liberty...
19th Mar 2017, 02:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,065
Posted By reefrat

Baggage to the rescue

Reports of floating wreckage, eskies, fishng rods and baggage washed ashore at dusk near Gladstone (Australia). Authorities suspected a capsised fishing boat.

A bag label gave details which, when...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2017, 00:21
Replies: 1,788
Views: 1,024,785
Posted By reefrat

Celtic Explorer was tasked to the site,, may have...

Celtic Explorer was tasked to the site,, may have been redirected
9th Mar 2017, 05:59
Replies: 31
Views: 10,384
Posted By reefrat

Two items come to my attention in this thread ...

Two items come to my attention in this thread
Many years ago I flew into Beijing from the Tibetan Plateau after a 9 week working hitch. First leg was in an AN2 Antonov ??? Bi plane rotary russian...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Nov 2016, 01:06
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By reefrat

Once worked as an offsider/delivery skipper for a...

Once worked as an offsider/delivery skipper for a yacht broker. Given the very portable nature of the goods and the very large sums involved, he refused to release the vessel until the funds, be...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2016, 05:14
Replies: 54
Views: 7,914
Posted By reefrat

Used Enterprise last month,, very good service,...

Used Enterprise last month,, very good service, and a drop off at home after returning the car, 20+ miles. During the return inspection I remarked that the clutch pedal had an ususually long throw...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2016, 05:47
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By reefrat

:eek:He is a dog decoy being tested by CASA to...

:eek:He is a dog decoy being tested by CASA to keep the dingos of the runway.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Oct 2016, 01:44
Replies: 25
Views: 2,575
Posted By reefrat

As I understand it the argument is about...

As I understand it the argument is about capacity,, 5 shot version is available, 7 shot is prohibited,, difference is a screw on extension to the magazine. Its all about political manoeuvring, and...
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