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8th Oct 2019, 12:53
Replies: 8
Views: 2,559
Posted By Flingwing47

Ah Efogi with the dog leg did many a trip there...

Ah Efogi with the dog leg
did many a trip there on the Jungle Run
6th Oct 2019, 18:51
Replies: 0
Views: 3,167
Posted By Flingwing47

Cx315 7 Oct

Long shot - but here goes....
family sitting waiting in HKG for update on flight delay to today’s flight CX315 - next advice time 0215 LT
Anybody aware of the problem?
thanks in advance

ps it...
7th Sep 2019, 09:07
Replies: 77
Views: 27,048
Posted By Flingwing47

Red face Engine Fire Handle F28

As I recall the story told me when I started on the F28 in 1982, on the very first scheduled MMA flight from Perth on a cold winters morning there was a "moment" in the cockpit.
Two captains were...
18th Aug 2019, 21:29
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Flingwing47

Great video thanks , wish we had had cameras like...

Great video thanks , wish we had had cameras like that in those days.
my personal favourite was Fane just next door. Flew Bn2A Partenavia and Nomad into all those places.
I had the great fortune...
17th Aug 2019, 13:43
Replies: 15
Views: 1,943
Posted By Flingwing47

Tapini maybe ? Caribou crash as a result of...

Tapini maybe ? Caribou crash as a result of hypoxia and misjudged approach I believe, circa early 1970’s.
Coming from Lae via Woitape/Fane would need an S turn to follow the goat track ILS before...
10th Aug 2019, 12:47
Replies: 31
Views: 5,599
Posted By Flingwing47

I took our engineer in there once - a lovely...

I took our engineer in there once - a lovely bloke called Mike Egan.
Mike was as wide as he was tall. When he got out all the kids went crazy and started yelling and laughing - they had neve seen a...
9th Aug 2019, 14:42
Replies: 31
Views: 5,599
Posted By Flingwing47

Yep in 1976 I flew the then Indonesian Minister...

Yep in 1976 I flew the then Indonesian Minister for Aviation and his group of 10 into Nalca - my favourite strip:
7500 amsl, 1200 ft long
1st 300 10%, 2nd 300 15% 3rd 300 10% and last 300 24% - 30...
8th Aug 2019, 22:32
Replies: 31
Views: 5,599
Posted By Flingwing47

When I worked along side MAF in Wewak and West...

When I worked along side MAF in Wewak and West Papua ( that’s how along ago it was ) all their aircraft were donated by supporters from the USA.
In Sentani they used Grand Commanders with RPM V8...
9th Oct 2018, 00:37
Replies: 289
Views: 141,109
Posted By Flingwing47

" Yeah, there is probably a cultural aspect to...

" Yeah, there is probably a cultural aspect to that, and fishing for a reward. "

well, he is a fisherman !!
24th Sep 2018, 02:41
Replies: 1,223
Views: 474,145
Posted By Flingwing47

I didn't see all the ATSB presentation....thanks...

I didn't see all the ATSB presentation....thanks ABC for switching away.
Was the question asked as to why the rudder trim was in the full left position?
Had the aircraft had any recent maintenance...
27th Aug 2018, 04:32
Replies: 33
Views: 22,150
Posted By Flingwing47

oops, dropped my phone

oops, dropped my phone
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Aug 2018, 03:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,509
Posted By Flingwing47

OK time to fess up On excerciise at Port...

OK time to fess up
On excerciise at Port Stephens NSW circa 1971
i x Bell 47GB2 (doors off), one mechanic, one driver airframe, troops for the use of.
2 small wooden plank strapped to port front...
22nd Aug 2018, 19:11
Replies: 24
Views: 4,670
Posted By Flingwing47

In PNG an American Priest sending a strip report...

In PNG an American Priest sending a strip report on HF early one morning
- with a broad southern accent
" Maprik is wet and slippery"
Forum: Rotorheads
6th May 2018, 07:26
Replies: 24
Views: 3,577
Posted By Flingwing47

AUM versus rate of weight Newbies to big jet...

AUM versus rate of weight

Newbies to big jet flying also find it interesting/confusing that a jet aircraft close to max landing weight must start its descent earlier (by up to 30nm) than one close...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Apr 2018, 04:49
Replies: 10
Views: 3,002
Posted By Flingwing47

Lucky

Very lucky lad to get out of that alive
:ouch:
19th Mar 2018, 13:15
Replies: 20
Views: 6,130
Posted By Flingwing47

If anybody would like more information about the...

If anybody would like more information about the Nomad crash at Menari please message me.
8th Jan 2018, 06:31
Replies: 80
Views: 42,864
Posted By Flingwing47

Cancelling SAR from 20000

Spent a lovely 6 months based at Pelikowa (Sth Manus) in 1974.
The HF was soooo bad that every afternoon I needed to climb to 20k in the B206 to cancel SAR with Mandang on VHF.
I never ever noticed...
Forum: Freight Dogs
13th Nov 2017, 18:05
Replies: 66
Views: 48,803
Posted By Flingwing47

That Saudia 743 with its nose in the drain was...

That Saudia 743 with its nose in the drain was not during take-off or landing. It was being taxied out of a engine run pen and IIRC they did not have hydraulics fully on line, hence no steering or...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2017, 13:28
Replies: 27
Views: 12,365
Posted By Flingwing47

Perhaps the tail rotor snagged the power lines?

Perhaps the tail rotor snagged the power lines?
2nd Mar 2017, 20:47
Replies: 31
Views: 10,437
Posted By Flingwing47

SV 163

As I recall,
The fire burnt through the wiring to the air con pack controls and/or engine controls.
The cockpit crew could not shut down the engines or packs so the aircraft remainder pressurised....
6th Jan 2017, 20:25
Replies: 50
Views: 25,027
Posted By Flingwing47

losing two engines

1991
Jeddah

Enroute between JED and RUH early evening with lots of turbulence around we heard a USAF aircraft, I think it was a KC135, declare an emergency.
When ATC asked the reason a very calm...
24th Oct 2016, 19:36
Replies: 34
Views: 16,353
Posted By Flingwing47

Actually as I recall they bent it trying to...

Actually as I recall they bent it trying to takeoff for Telefomin - no charts etc.
Not quite long enough :/
Big operation to get it out.
24th Oct 2016, 19:32
Replies: 34
Views: 16,353
Posted By Flingwing47

Um not cargo - pax 747 SVA. Early morning...

Um not cargo - pax 747 SVA.
Early morning missed approach on 07 due not aligned off vectors.
Problem repeated on 2nd attempt. Tower advised crew " clear to land runway to your right"
Tired crew...
Forum: Cabin Crew
14th Oct 2016, 20:47
Replies: 89
Views: 31,215
Posted By Flingwing47

Medical credentials

While flying in the ME for a large national carrier, if a doctor was needed, crew had to sight an ID showing that he/she was a medical doctor.
Not a physicist or the like.
Also if they needed to...
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