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31st Aug 2019, 15:03
Replies: 503
Views: 278,755
Posted By Down and Welded

Convair 340 (C-131D) ZS-BRV crash Pretoria, South Africa

The investigation report makes no mention of interview evidence. Were the investigators unable to speak to them at any time while still in-country - even as they were eventually preparing to travel...
18th Jul 2019, 05:37
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Down and Welded

Thanks jimjim1. You're right, the Great Circle...

Thanks jimjim1. You're right, the Great Circle Mapper shows a direct route that crosses Russia and passes abeam the Noth Pole (by about 340 m). FR tracks are indeed quite different. Thanks for the...
18th Jul 2019, 01:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,777
Posted By Down and Welded

The Great Circle

Will be CX from HKG to EWR and YVR to HKG. Can anyone describe the routes flown?
20th Aug 2018, 05:10
Replies: 503
Views: 278,755
Posted By Down and Welded

voyageur9 (#246) highlights a critical factor and...

voyageur9 (#246) highlights a critical factor and asks a reasonable question. My thoughts on these historic aircraft operations are that, inevitably, a small clique of pilots become type-rated (not a...
17th Dec 2017, 23:10
Replies: 1,301
Views: 541,645
Posted By Down and Welded

Agree with PLovett re the thread having gone...

Agree with PLovett re the thread having gone about as far as it needs to. Disagree re 'speculation' (and the gentlemen thing.... sorry gals). ATBS reports state with certainty what they KNOW with...
5th Dec 2017, 10:31
Replies: 1,301
Views: 541,645
Posted By Down and Welded

I think the roles of the regulator (CASA) and the...

I think the roles of the regulator (CASA) and the investigator (ATSB) are sometimes misunderstood and conflated by some. It is not the ATSB's remit to 'point a finger' at a person and state the need...
3rd Dec 2017, 03:21
Replies: 1,301
Views: 541,645
Posted By Down and Welded

LB, the ‘we’ I refer to is all of us (those who...

LB, the ‘we’ I refer to is all of us (those who choose to ruminate on this event).

Yes, I have made a mistake. ‘Got away’ with it. Learnt from it. Didn’t think anyone else shared the...
3rd Dec 2017, 03:13
Replies: 1,301
Views: 541,645
Posted By Down and Welded

Thanks for your feedback Sunfish. If you view the...

Thanks for your feedback Sunfish. If you view the investigation report as a ‘shafting’ of the pilot, then you are missing the point of such investigations.
1st Dec 2017, 07:00
Replies: 1,301
Views: 541,645
Posted By Down and Welded

The inevitable movie depiction of the Pel-Air air...

The inevitable movie depiction of the Pel-Air air ambulance saga has been announced and one can foresee where the populist storyline might lie. As was attempted with the movie of the Cactus ditching...
16th Nov 2017, 22:16
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By Down and Welded

Dead right Megan. Now, I've no intention of...

Dead right Megan. Now, I've no intention of unnecessarily prolonging this discussion, but I emailed my old 84-yr old mate. He uses an iMac and 'Dragon Dictate' to write emails. He came back with the...
13th Nov 2017, 07:09
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By Down and Welded

Thanks all for these musings. We can be cautious...

Thanks all for these musings. We can be cautious with this old chap. He once swore blue (over Bundy & Cokes at his place in Florida... he was a Bundaberg fan and a rum drinker) that he and I had...
13th Nov 2017, 04:07
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By Down and Welded

Thanks Airbubba. I don't what the nature of such...

Thanks Airbubba. I don't what the nature of such a 'design fault' might have been... or if the aircraft had indeed run out of fuel (my old informant was speaking of the experience as being not too...
13th Nov 2017, 03:28
Replies: 12
Views: 3,550
Posted By Down and Welded

An olde Airbus rumour

Some time in 1986, an international flight outbound from Beijing and operated by 'an Airbus aircraft' suffered a double engine failure and was forced to dead-stick into a military base on Taiwan. The...
9th Mar 2017, 09:51
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

rjtjrt and bentleg--in their own ways--have...

rjtjrt and bentleg--in their own ways--have missed my point. rjtjrt, re-read my 4th paragraph (if you want to... really, it doesn't matter). I totally understand about population comparisons and the...
8th Mar 2017, 13:00
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

My 4th and last Avalon. Why? Because it's too...

My 4th and last Avalon. Why? Because it's too much of the same (display-wise) and because it seems unable to attract even near-foreign display interest. In 2015 I think I recall even the Singaporeans...
2nd Mar 2017, 10:55
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

Well... they heard me. They've changed their mind...

Well... they heard me. They've changed their mind and the F35 will fly. But would you believe it... on Sat and Sun only... and I'll be there on Friday!! Oh well, you can't win 'em all. At least...
1st Mar 2017, 09:20
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

Sunfish... "General perception from reading the...

Sunfish... "General perception from reading the program - same old, same old..."
My sentiments also. It'll be good, but as you say...

Had a buff from Guam do a flypast at a pageant at Port...
28th Feb 2017, 09:28
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

The JSF will only be on display. Look... it flew...

The JSF will only be on display. Look... it flew in here and it will fly out on Sunday. It beggars belief that it couldn't be displayed in the air during the show. What cock-eyed imperative was...
21st Feb 2017, 01:09
Replies: 161
Views: 32,983
Posted By Down and Welded

Have been to the last four Avalons. I'm a bit...

Have been to the last four Avalons. I'm a bit with Sunfish and gerry111. Have they made it clear the JSF will not be flying? They've certainly made the claim it'll be 'there'. I'll not be happy if...
20th Feb 2017, 22:39
Replies: 6
Views: 9,903
Posted By Down and Welded

Reported by witnesses as being a KingAir climbed...

Reported by witnesses as being a KingAir climbed to about 100ft, then turned left and descended into the DFO. Not clear if air ambulance or charter. Being told 5 pax on board. Also, seems the DFO was...
8th Apr 2015, 03:56
Replies: 35
Views: 20,683
Posted By Down and Welded

One of my favourite images is a photo Capt de...

One of my favourite images is a photo Capt de Crespigny snapped from his A380 overhead London at night. Somehow, looking at that, it didn't feel as if it might have been a foolhardy thing to have...
Forum: North America
8th Jul 2014, 06:36
Replies: 43
Views: 16,836
Posted By Down and Welded

The railroad will get a 'big hook' in there and...

The railroad will get a 'big hook' in there and drag those hulls and cars up the bank in no time. It'll be one of their easier "difficult" jobs.

Media comment suggesting it's no biggie (for...
19th Jan 2013, 14:50
Replies: 3
Views: 2,495
Posted By Down and Welded

The young chap should know which airline was...

The young chap should know which airline was offering the prize. Additionally, he has more sense than to expect to be sitting in any right-hand seat anytime real soon… and certainly not on such a...
19th Jan 2013, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 2,495
Posted By Down and Welded

Air NZ in competition scam

A young fellow (my nephew) went to a high school flying camp in New Zealand. Thereat he won a competition… the prize for which was a jump-seat flight with Air NZ from NZ to Oz (and presumably...
19th Sep 2010, 04:46
Replies: 0
Views: 610
Posted By Down and Welded

Airbus fuel emergency - around 1986 (I think…)

I am seeking detail on an inflight emergency that has been related to me by a passenger on the flight. The passenger has significant electronics expertise (railroad industry) but is not...
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