PPRuNe Forums - Search Results

Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

 
Search: Posts Made By: Dora-9
Showing results 1 to 35 of 1000
Search took 0.26 seconds.
9th Oct 2021, 03:41
Replies: 44
Views: 14,196
Posted By Dora-9

Based on photos, at least three 8 AEF Chipmunks...

Based on photos, at least three 8 AEF Chipmunks carried this scheme; WG417/X, WD365/Y and WP949/Z. Maybe the unit only had three aircraft?
2nd Oct 2021, 12:09
Replies: 232
Views: 46,550
Posted By Dora-9

But the FBW system in an Airbus won't even let...

But the FBW system in an Airbus won't even let you do aeros! When I was doing my B777 course, part of the first simulator session involved doing aerobatics (to highlight the difference in FBW...
1st Oct 2021, 20:57
Replies: 232
Views: 46,550
Posted By Dora-9

That's easy - Chipmunk above all. I...

That's easy - Chipmunk above all.

I appreciate that these are subjective, but I'm unsure how anyone can describe the B747 as "sublime" - having been made to convert back to the B744 from the...
27th Sep 2021, 01:30
Replies: 22
Views: 6,219
Posted By Dora-9

When Ansett started receiving their B737-277A's...

When Ansett started receiving their B737-277A's in 1981 we were told that they were identical to BA's "737X's". All the Ansett aircraft were fitted as described above, except that they were wired for...
21st Aug 2021, 20:36
Replies: 21
Views: 7,055
Posted By Dora-9

Capt - I was trying to say that neither comment...

Capt - I was trying to say that neither comment (break-up in S&L and the cloud base) were based on first hand observation, just what the first-handers had told me subsequently. And my "friend" is/was...
20th Aug 2021, 20:37
Replies: 21
Views: 7,055
Posted By Dora-9

The helicopter pilot witness is being quoted...

The helicopter pilot witness is being quoted around Caboolture as seeing the aircraft in straight and level flight shedding pieces. The cloud base in the area (and here I'm quoting a friend who was...
23rd May 2021, 00:33
Replies: 34
Views: 4,961
Posted By Dora-9

I couldn't have said it better!

I couldn't have said it better!
29th Apr 2021, 21:13
Replies: 62
Views: 19,888
Posted By Dora-9

But I love thread drifts! No idea where Jim...

But I love thread drifts!

No idea where Jim and Karen B ended up, I'd like to know. He was one of those wonderful slightly odd characters that seemed to abound back then (not me of course). I...
28th Apr 2021, 20:07
Replies: 62
Views: 19,888
Posted By Dora-9

I thought Bob Oliver was never pleased about...

I thought Bob Oliver was never pleased about anything (having watched him from afar - I flew at Civils at that time).

I recall Jim Borthwick flying TDB and telling us all in our Queen Airs to "get...
16th Apr 2021, 21:01
Replies: 36
Views: 10,327
Posted By Dora-9

Well said, roundsounds.

Well said, roundsounds.
14th Apr 2021, 20:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By Dora-9

I agree 100% with your entire posting, By George.

I agree 100% with your entire posting, By George.
11th Apr 2021, 07:43
Replies: 64
Views: 16,735
Posted By Dora-9

Ollie: Mishandled the fuel leak? Now...

Ollie:



Mishandled the fuel leak? Now there's an understatement! It wasn't the pilots plural, it was one clown who was infamous amongst the FO's (two of them ended up in EK and were very...
7th Apr 2021, 21:19
Replies: 8
Views: 4,615
Posted By Dora-9

Here's the late Geoff Ambroses's notes on WB556's...

Here's the late Geoff Ambroses's notes on WB556's history, if this helps:C1-0008 DHH f8 WB556 Chipmunk T.10; production date 6/10/1949; a/c 31/1/1950; d/d 03/02/1950, to Oxford UAS Kidlington coded...
16th Mar 2021, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,270
Posted By Dora-9

Struggling to recall this, but I think that with...

Struggling to recall this, but I think that with Ansett there was some evil contraption (a drum incorporating a hand pump and a long "wand" thingie with two nozzles at the end). The theory was that...
16th Mar 2021, 08:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By Dora-9

I didn't think he was still with us, so that's...

I didn't think he was still with us, so that's sad news.

On several occasions Syd went out of his way to help me when he certainly didn't have to.

RIP Syd.
12th Mar 2021, 19:48
Replies: 505
Views: 499,610
Posted By Dora-9

Thank you. I've been desperately trying to...

Thank you. I've been desperately trying to remember just where the antennae were located - you comment rang a bell.
11th Mar 2021, 10:29
Replies: 505
Views: 499,610
Posted By Dora-9

Of course, once within range the Omegas woke up...

Of course, once within range the Omegas woke up again.
10th Mar 2021, 22:28
Replies: 505
Views: 499,610
Posted By Dora-9

But how about that wonderful FD110 ADI that was...

But how about that wonderful FD110 ADI that was so big that you could sit inside it?

Not that I'd ever swear (ahem), but I also discovered that just plain shouting/begging/bursting into tears at...
10th Mar 2021, 06:44
Replies: 505
Views: 499,610
Posted By Dora-9

"E" field (named after Ed Field?) and "H" field...

"E" field (named after Ed Field?) and "H" field antennae. All the B737-200's were wired for dual Omegas but normally only carried one, unless you were doing Air Vauatu or Polynesian flights....
8th Mar 2021, 20:00
Replies: 505
Views: 499,610
Posted By Dora-9

Didn't we ever George? The whole airline (Ansett)...

Didn't we ever George? The whole airline (Ansett) was just a fun atmosphere, I thought looking forward to going to work every time was quite normal until I ended up with another airline much further...
17th Feb 2021, 01:31
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,681,296
Posted By Dora-9

My old stomping ground in fact. Nothing to hand,...

My old stomping ground in fact. Nothing to hand, so OH.
16th Feb 2021, 19:32
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,681,296
Posted By Dora-9

Crawley Bay, Western Australia? That looks...

Crawley Bay, Western Australia? That looks remarkably like the University of WA in the background.
8th Feb 2021, 10:44
Replies: 80
Views: 10,331
Posted By Dora-9

Sorry McLimit, I should have seen the joke.

Sorry McLimit, I should have seen the joke.
7th Feb 2021, 19:57
Replies: 80
Views: 10,331
Posted By Dora-9

That's rubbish. What's the point of talking so...

That's rubbish. What's the point of talking so fast that nobody understands you? Or does it make the speed-talker feel so good about himself, but meanwhile he's incomprehensible to all others?
...
6th Feb 2021, 19:23
Replies: 80
Views: 10,331
Posted By Dora-9

Not just NZ - the guys operating at Caloundra...

Not just NZ - the guys operating at Caloundra have taken the speed-transmitting course too.
5th Feb 2021, 20:00
Replies: 80
Views: 10,331
Posted By Dora-9

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, for...

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, for those who insist on broadcasting their position on every leg of the circuit (even if there's no-one else there), is it necessary to prefix EVERY call...
22nd Jan 2021, 21:13
Replies: 23
Views: 8,237
Posted By Dora-9

Propjet and Duck Pilot: You're probably...

Propjet and Duck Pilot:

You're probably correct - my post withdrawn but a PM sent...
11th Jan 2021, 18:37
Replies: 44
Views: 14,196
Posted By Dora-9

Discorde, you're a star! That's the line-up...

Discorde, you're a star!

That's the line-up photo I was referring to - if the spinner colours aren't all white, then they're all seemingly very pale colours.

And thank you for that lovely...
10th Jan 2021, 19:27
Replies: 44
Views: 14,196
Posted By Dora-9

That's very interesting Discorde. It must have...

That's very interesting Discorde. It must have been for a short(ish) period though; I have a 1966 photo showing WG478 at Leeds UAS with a black spinner with another showing a 1968 line-up of Leeds...
28th Dec 2020, 19:05
Replies: 76
Views: 23,124
Posted By Dora-9

That was Arthur Kell, DFC and Bar, the aircraft...

That was Arthur Kell, DFC and Bar, the aircraft was VH-FTA (C1-0499) which crashed near Cobbity NSW 27.1.1968. I'm perhaps a fraction older than you, Roundy - I was charter flying in WA at the time...
26th Dec 2020, 19:26
Replies: 93
Views: 17,382
Posted By Dora-9

Been there too, Pinky?

Been there too, Pinky?
26th Dec 2020, 10:11
Replies: 93
Views: 17,382
Posted By Dora-9

As everyone who has operated British aeroplanes...

As everyone who has operated British aeroplanes will understand: the reason that the Brits are used to warm beer is that they're also used to Lucas refrigeration.
8th Dec 2020, 18:43
Replies: 103
Views: 19,687
Posted By Dora-9

No. Where have I ever indicated that I'd have a...

No. Where have I ever indicated that I'd have a problem with that?



But I didn't resort to puerile name-calling.



We know that - it's like an endless recording... Please desist.
8th Dec 2020, 10:43
Replies: 103
Views: 19,687
Posted By Dora-9

Cattletruck - well said!

Cattletruck - well said!
8th Dec 2020, 06:44
Replies: 103
Views: 19,687
Posted By Dora-9

Bodie - maybe, just maybe, you should show some...

Bodie - maybe, just maybe, you should show some respect for other PPruners and cease your endlessly repetitive "I'm so clever because I don't care" brainless brayings? You've posted frequently, we...
Showing results 1 to 35 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.