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26th Nov 2021, 09:07
Replies: 17
Views: 2,945
Posted By emeritus

P.P. I converted on to the Viscount 700/800...

P.P.

I converted on to the Viscount 700/800 at Ansett ANA in oct of 1963 and flew them until march of 67. None of the a/c had the slipper tanks fitted however at some stage earlier they had been...
2nd Nov 2021, 04:32
Replies: 4
Views: 3,053
Posted By emeritus

Maybe they got the award for being more or less...

Maybe they got the award for being more or less grounded.

Emeritus
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 11:36
Replies: 29
Views: 3,996
Posted By emeritus

The downward spiral probably started when the...

The downward spiral probably started when the market for knurled flange brackets collapsed !

Emeritus
18th Jul 2020, 12:09
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,724,110
Posted By emeritus

A bit of useless info re the J52 and PNG...read...

A bit of useless info re the J52 and PNG...read somewhere a few years ago that one of the years in the early 30's PNG carried more tonnage of airfreight than the rest of the world combined.
...
15th Jul 2020, 13:30
Replies: 26
Views: 4,216
Posted By emeritus

I had 3 1/2 years flying Viscounts. All 3 types,...

I had 3 1/2 years flying Viscounts. All 3 types, V720c, V747 and V832. Joined Ansett in 63 and after 2 weeks flying the DC3 my intake course was back into ground school to convert to the Viscount. ...
2nd Jun 2020, 12:28
Replies: 11
Views: 4,740
Posted By emeritus

While doing the F27 engineering school some 10...

While doing the F27 engineering school some 10 years later I remember the instructor covering Flight Instruments saying that the Static system was modified to include some sort of water trap device...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th May 2020, 06:34
Replies: 18,281
Views: 1,244,328
Posted By emeritus

pumpkin scones garnished with...

pumpkin scones garnished with...
24th Mar 2020, 11:15
Replies: 28
Views: 6,900
Posted By emeritus

While we are on the subject of carrying a firearm...

While we are on the subject of carrying a firearm on the Electra, there was a case of having to shoot a horse on a charter NZ to MEL. Late seventies I think. Horse went berserk in flight after...
19th Feb 2020, 00:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2,768
Posted By emeritus

Always enjoyed Wally’s company. He was my f/o for...

Always enjoyed Wally’s company. He was my f/o for my command check. RIP.
13th Feb 2020, 23:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,706
Posted By emeritus

The 100 series 727’s that I flew , I think, had...

The 100 series 727’s that I flew , I think, had the DME calibrated in miles and tenths. The -51 designation was the Boeing customer number and should tell you who the a/c was originally built for and...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2019, 00:21
Replies: 331
Views: 25,831
Posted By emeritus

Interesting reading. As a matrimonially recycled...

Interesting reading. As a matrimonially recycled person it sprang to mind that when he divorced Hazel there must have been something like a 50 % settlement. It must have been a decent sized nest egg !
6th Dec 2019, 08:17
Replies: 215
Views: 264,542
Posted By emeritus

Having around 11 years sitting in the LHS of the...

Having around 11 years sitting in the LHS of the 72 I enjoyed watching a well executed manoeuvre in that clip. We all have basic flying skills but his are honed well above the average obviously.
1st Dec 2019, 09:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,288
Posted By emeritus

Did a lot of time with Rod Pyke in Viscounts and...

Did a lot of time with Rod Pyke in Viscounts and DC9's in the 60's. A pleasure to fly with and drink a few beers with. Rod was with MMA after the war before joining Ansett. He was Jimmy Woods f/0...
16th Nov 2019, 11:22
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Posted By emeritus

Gupta....Be interested to hear what you settle...

Gupta....Be interested to hear what you settle on.

Emeritus
16th Nov 2019, 11:19
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Posted By emeritus

Maybe the greenies can eat it. Cut out the...

Maybe the greenies can eat it. Cut out the middleman/livestock !!
15th Nov 2019, 02:46
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Posted By emeritus

Might I suggest you talk to your local councils...

Might I suggest you talk to your local councils parks n gardens wallahs. I would imagine that the local football ground would get a bigger flogging than your strip could ever.

( No charge for the...
10th Nov 2019, 12:12
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By emeritus

RIP Wally. Enjoyed working and socialising...

RIP Wally.

Enjoyed working and socialising with Wally in Brunei.
Condolences to Di and family.
22nd Aug 2019, 09:33
Replies: 8
Views: 3,074
Posted By emeritus

Centaurus...I was intrigued by your comment " all...

Centaurus...I was intrigued by your comment " all unable to descend until everybody knew exactly where we were." I assume the Lincoln was not fitted with the navaids that were standard on airline...
22nd Jul 2019, 09:35
Replies: 1,711
Views: 4,159,523
Posted By emeritus

I seem to remember that the " good engine " had...

I seem to remember that the " good engine " had been causing concern the previous evening into WBL and the trouble started when the crew somehow assumed it was the engine that failed. Adding to that...
5th Jul 2019, 08:42
Replies: 65
Views: 64,007
Posted By emeritus

Smile It is/was my view that you can have more fun in...

It is/was my view that you can have more fun in the room than in the corridor. " Nudge, nudge,wink, wink, say no more!"
2nd Jul 2019, 12:38
Replies: 17
Views: 12,345
Posted By emeritus

That's no way to treat an old lady. Good luck...

That's no way to treat an old lady. Good luck getting replacement props Sadly it will probably be written off.
A beautiful aircraft to fly.

Emeritus
22nd Jun 2019, 10:01
Replies: 1,711
Views: 4,159,523
Posted By emeritus

I remember that. Changes to engine shut down...

I remember that. Changes to engine shut down procedures followed.
18th Jun 2019, 13:55
Replies: 105
Views: 40,350
Posted By emeritus

I suspect the biggest hurdle will be getting a...

I suspect the biggest hurdle will be getting a salesperson who will be capable of selling tickets on one of these a/c. We have seen recently that technology has eliminated a lot of causes of...
19th Apr 2019, 09:32
Replies: 6
Views: 3,558
Posted By emeritus

Flew quite a bit with Alan on Viscounts during...

Flew quite a bit with Alan on Viscounts during the mid sixties. A very dedicated and professional operator. As F/O saw many Capts put through the wringer on "clearance to line " checks by Alan. Took...
19th Apr 2019, 09:05
Replies: 37
Views: 15,485
Posted By emeritus

Maybe the cause of the climate problem simply...

Maybe the cause of the climate problem simply comes down to the fact that there are far to many people on this planet. It's overstocked with humans.!
16th Apr 2019, 11:44
Replies: 15
Views: 4,324
Posted By emeritus

Perhaps one definition of a crash could be an...

Perhaps one definition of a crash could be an unsuccessful forced landing. We were all taught and practised forced landings whereas crashing was not on the syllabus .:=
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2018, 14:10
Replies: 15,076
Views: 2,439,932
Posted By emeritus

While we are on the subject of no longer needed...

While we are on the subject of no longer needed spare parts, I have often wondered what happens to the gold fillings in teeth ?

Emeritus.
23rd Mar 2018, 07:10
Replies: 48
Views: 18,135
Posted By emeritus

Yup. I recall getting a phone call from someone...

Yup. I recall getting a phone call from someone in Flt Dept. They were after someone who was not carrying too many excess lbs/kg.

Unfortunately Russ was lighter than me (or anyone else on the...
3rd Mar 2018, 02:27
Replies: 4
Views: 2,228
Posted By emeritus

Terry Barns or Terry Burns ? AN based Melbourne,...

Terry Barns or Terry Burns ? AN based Melbourne, commuted from Tas ?

RIP.
6th Dec 2017, 12:21
Replies: 43
Views: 13,742
Posted By emeritus

A magnificent machine- truly a thoroughbred. The...

A magnificent machine- truly a thoroughbred. The story of the structural problems tearing wings apart is an interesting story and well described in "The Electra Story". Well worth reading if you can...
15th Oct 2017, 10:01
Replies: 12
Views: 3,857
Posted By emeritus

aj33... Many years ago I took 2 logbooks to...

aj33...

Many years ago I took 2 logbooks to a bookbinder and had them bound into one.
Maybe worth a thought, although I suspect Bookbinders may be a bit thin on the ground in Abu Dhabi.:\
...
8th Aug 2017, 07:59
Replies: 8
Views: 5,224
Posted By emeritus

Ahh! But has the world produced a salesperson...

Ahh! But has the world produced a salesperson that can sell tickets for these flights.

The technology has been available for some time but no one seems to be interested in being the first to try.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th May 2017, 12:57
Replies: 527
Views: 44,005
Posted By emeritus

I happily accept that there is an afterlife that...

I happily accept that there is an afterlife that I term Heaven.

It has already happened before. Up until I was born I had no concept of the world and what it was.

Emeritus.
6th May 2017, 09:52
Replies: 12,790
Views: 4,200,362
Posted By emeritus

jolihokistix, You might find...

jolihokistix,

You might find spitfireassociation.com.au worth a look.

Emeritus
3rd May 2017, 14:01
Replies: 119
Views: 48,118
Posted By emeritus

Outnabout.... When they say.."If we see...

Outnabout....

When they say.."If we see something that breaches the regs, we will ping ya' , what they are really saying is ..."if we see something that breaches the regs..AND WE CAN BE CONFIDANT...
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