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30th Sep 2021, 11:52
Replies: 700
Views: 291,731
Posted By Centaurus

Sky Stories by Dave Unwin is another more recent...

Sky Stories by Dave Unwin is another more recent good read. The variety of warbird ex-military aircraft he has flown in his job as an aviation journalist is astonishing as are his astute observations...
24th Sep 2021, 11:31
Replies: 700
Views: 291,731
Posted By Centaurus

Biography of David Beaty MBE DFC* Winged Life

I have just read "Winged Life" the biography of David Beaty by his wife Betty Campbell Beaty and published in 2001. I discovered this marvellous book only a few weeks ago in a little old second hand...
29th Jun 2021, 10:42
Replies: 4
Views: 705
Posted By Centaurus

Deleting 3000 Sent emails on Telstra webmail at one selection instead of 50 at a time

Using Telstra.com webmail, I notice there are over 3000 SENT emails building up. The system only allows you to delete 50 emails at a time which will take ages. Request advice on how to delete all...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jun 2021, 12:25
Replies: 38
Views: 6,465
Posted By Centaurus

Never a truer word. In Australia there are...

Never a truer word. In Australia there are airline pilots who are have difficulty conducting a normal circuit in perfect conditions. Judging the base and turn on to final when hand flying is...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2021, 11:58
Replies: 38
Views: 6,465
Posted By Centaurus

Agree whole-heartedly. [/color] Another...

Agree whole-heartedly. [/color]
Another thing. In marginal visibility such as heavy rain that obscures forward vision or at night, it is good airmanship to stay at or above the circling MDA and...
21st May 2021, 15:11
Replies: 13
Views: 6,051
Posted By Centaurus

While that is true, the often sad part is the...

While that is true, the often sad part is the numerous instances of trainee pilots being scrubbed when with a little more patience on the part of the flying instructor the student would have...
20th May 2021, 14:39
Replies: 1,345
Views: 540,775
Posted By Centaurus

Another good report just out. Kathryn's...

Another good report just out.

Kathryn's Report: Loss of Control in Flight: Beechcraft B300 King Air 350i, N534FF; fatal accident occurred June 30, 2019 at Addison Airport (KADS), Dallas County,...
20th May 2021, 14:03
Replies: 0
Views: 240
Posted By Centaurus

Who reads digital Aviation Safety Digest on the CASA website ?

With regard to the former flight safety magazine Aviation Safety Digest currently available in digital form on the CASA website. While Pprune contributors and readers can readily see how many people...
20th May 2021, 00:53
Replies: 13
Views: 6,051
Posted By Centaurus

Sorry about the misleading wording of that...

Sorry about the misleading wording of that opening paragraph. The story was written a few years back. I have amended it to now read "Many years ago."
19th May 2021, 14:41
Replies: 13
Views: 6,051
Posted By Centaurus

You'll never make a pilot

YOU"LL NEVER MAKE A PILOT

Many years ago I logged twenty minutes in a scruffy little Cessna. With me was a quiet little boy about seven years old and his bubbly blonde mother. She had seen a card...
15th May 2021, 14:04
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
Posted By Centaurus

That is understandable by todays standards which...

That is understandable by todays standards which are all about regulatory compliance. It was different then. Spinning was normal procedure and nothing to be scared of. Even at civilian flying schools...
14th May 2021, 13:24
Replies: 4
Views: 2,334
Posted By Centaurus

Apologies. Just been advised same story was in...

Apologies. Just been advised same story was in Pprune nine years ago. Memory lapse with age?
14th May 2021, 12:08
Replies: 4
Views: 2,334
Posted By Centaurus

A Date with Juliet

6th September, 1982.

Flight 420, A Boeing 737 to Hong Kong departed from a small island on the Equator at about the same time as an unnamed typhoon was born 2,000 miles further west. The...
13th May 2021, 15:20
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Centaurus

Martin Clements. I visited him at his house in...

Martin Clements. I visited him at his house in Clendon Rd, Toorak, many years ago. His stories of the Guadalcanal campaign enthralled me. On his mantelpiece was a figure made of ebony of Joseph...
12th May 2021, 14:13
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Centaurus

I was mystified by your reference to a coast...

I was mystified by your reference to a coast watcher or his marine insignia as there was nothing in the article about coast watchers.
I hadn't heard of Captain Ray Wensor probably because I never...
11th May 2021, 13:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,954
Posted By Centaurus

Return to Yesterday

RETURN TO YESTERDAY

The best job that I ever had was flying the Boeing 737 around the Central and South Pacific. The airline was called Air Nauru. Many of our destinations were Second World War...
10th May 2021, 10:56
Replies: 21
Views: 5,318
Posted By Centaurus

A Mustang Memory

A MUSTANG MEMORY

Mention Australia and it is odds on that kangaroos and Sydney’s Bondi Beach will spring to mind. With its rolling surf and bikini clad babes, Bondi was my favourite hang-out as a...
7th May 2021, 00:44
Replies: 91
Views: 42,792
Posted By Centaurus

Thanks David. That certainly clears things up...

Thanks David. That certainly clears things up for me.
6th May 2021, 07:46
Replies: 91
Views: 42,792
Posted By Centaurus

Seems a perculiarly written go-around procedure....

Seems a perculiarly written go-around procedure. Is that a manufacturer's POH or a flying school document? Extending flap in a go-around is most odd. Similarly all this advice about trimming doesn't...
5th May 2021, 14:50
Replies: 91
Views: 42,792
Posted By Centaurus

I felt the ATSB report lacked investigative...

I felt the ATSB report lacked investigative depth. It was also damned annoying trying to read the politically correct "they or their" instead of "he". "He" being the student of course. Nothing worse...
26th Apr 2021, 08:10
Replies: 42
Views: 6,703
Posted By Centaurus

Judging by the comments so far, it seems the...

Judging by the comments so far, it seems the consensus is that early nose wheel lifting is a good thing regardless of the pros and cons. Maybe the majority of readers who elect not to post feel the...
26th Apr 2021, 01:49
Replies: 42
Views: 6,703
Posted By Centaurus

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts...

In Internet slang, a troll is a person who starts flame wars or intentionally upsets people on the Internet. ... Even so, Internet trolling can also be defined as purposefully causing confusion or...
25th Apr 2021, 05:56
Replies: 42
Views: 6,703
Posted By Centaurus

Good guess..

Good guess..
24th Apr 2021, 15:11
Replies: 42
Views: 6,703
Posted By Centaurus

Flying the Tecnam P92 Echo and Old Wives Tales

Australian Flying magazine May-June 2021, published an article by the editor Steve Hitchen called Echoes of the Future. He described having a dual flight on a Tecnam P92 Echo Mk 2. After Tecnam...
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