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23rd Apr 2016, 07:18
Replies: 8
Views: 2,091
Posted By mightyauster

It was a good day out at Caboolture today and...

It was a good day out at Caboolture today and appears to have been well attended.
To be fair Spinex, the Fokker D VIII is really not conducive to taxiing and it was launched straight ahead after a...
19th Apr 2016, 01:30
Replies: 1,679
Views: 3,991,596
Posted By mightyauster

Great photos! Thanks Dora-9!:ok:

Great photos! Thanks Dora-9!:ok:
22nd Mar 2016, 12:21
Replies: 88
Views: 62,859
Posted By mightyauster

I totally agree jiggi! My sympathies to the...

I totally agree jiggi!
My sympathies to the innocents affected by this heinous and unnecessary crime in Brussels today.
13th Jan 2016, 07:43
Replies: 15
Views: 6,604
Posted By mightyauster

The B777 Tyre Pressure Monitoring Unit is a...

The B777 Tyre Pressure Monitoring Unit is a pretty good piece of kit. It will generate a Status Message for the flight crew and also trigger a warning on Boeing's AHM (Airplane Health Monitoring) for...
26th Nov 2015, 03:48
Replies: 83
Views: 21,334
Posted By mightyauster

Yep, it all adds up Desert Duck!:(

Yep, it all adds up Desert Duck!:(
26th Nov 2015, 03:06
Replies: 83
Views: 21,334
Posted By mightyauster

Dick, I think you will find that the cost you...

Dick, I think you will find that the cost you have quoted - about USD24,500 - roughly double the American figure - is more a sad indictment of the cost of doing business in Australia, rather than...
2nd Nov 2015, 10:25
Replies: 2,083
Views: 2,273,942
Posted By mightyauster

The marks on the bottom of the rudder and fin are...

The marks on the bottom of the rudder and fin are made by Skydrol, a phosphate ester based hydraulic fluid, which is really good at stripping paint and softening some plastics. It will also corrode...
15th Oct 2015, 02:57
Replies: 6
Views: 4,116
Posted By mightyauster

LOL ^^^^:}:}

LOL ^^^^:}:}
12th Sep 2015, 08:25
Replies: 35
Views: 5,441
Posted By mightyauster

The Part 66 fiasco has cost me well in excess of...

The Part 66 fiasco has cost me well in excess of $30k and about three years worth of recreational leave. Not only did I have to remove the avionics restrictions from my basic B1 license, but I have...
24th Aug 2015, 03:02
Replies: 21
Views: 9,557
Posted By mightyauster

I smell BS and smoke and mirrors with this...

I smell BS and smoke and mirrors with this result. I seem to remember a massive turnaround and $300 million profit shortly before Ansett was sold to the Kiwis, only to go ***t up...
12th Feb 2015, 12:17
Replies: 50
Views: 4,608
Posted By mightyauster

The Lockheed Hudson has a 'Johnson Bar', similar...

The Lockheed Hudson has a 'Johnson Bar', similar in operation to the brake lever on the Chipmunk. The Hudson at Temora still has this system.
21st Oct 2014, 04:12
Replies: 2,631
Views: 874,573
Posted By mightyauster

The stench of corruption emanating from the...

The stench of corruption emanating from the answers to the Archerfield questions is overwhelming!!! I want to know who is getting paid off and how much. Disgraceful!!:*
14th Sep 2014, 04:01
Replies: 125
Views: 45,203
Posted By mightyauster

Dear 4 Holer, Why has your DC8 not flown for...

Dear 4 Holer,

Why has your DC8 not flown for the last few weeks? I hear the Feds are involved...
2nd Aug 2014, 11:15
Replies: 1,629
Views: 424,767
Posted By mightyauster

EDTO is Extended Diversion Time Operations, the...

EDTO is Extended Diversion Time Operations, the old ETOPS, except this is supposed to encompass all aircraft that fly further than 60 minutes from a suitable airport, regardless of the number of...
26th May 2014, 09:14
Replies: 45
Views: 23,359
Posted By mightyauster

I suppose SQ get the quality they pay for in...

I suppose SQ get the quality they pay for in SYD....:rolleyes:
21st Apr 2014, 05:40
Replies: 261
Views: 207,802
Posted By mightyauster

^^^One needs to be careful in this day and age....

^^^One needs to be careful in this day and age. Comments on public forums could get you the sack. I too, have seen photos and it is not pretty.
19th Mar 2014, 09:56
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,193,743
Posted By mightyauster

Yes. The fuel system is very simple. The engines...

Yes. The fuel system is very simple. The engines feed from the centre tank first and then from their respective wing tanks, in the normal configuration, with no action necessary from the crew.
24th Feb 2014, 07:44
Replies: 20
Views: 4,417
Posted By mightyauster

The de Havilland Vampire/Venom series of jet...

The de Havilland Vampire/Venom series of jet fighters and trainers had a wooden fuselage pod that was fabric covered. :)
3rd Feb 2014, 07:13
Replies: 89
Views: 31,563
Posted By mightyauster

Yes, the yokes are mechanically linked, but there...

Yes, the yokes are mechanically linked, but there is a "break out" mechanism on the torque tube between them, so it is possible to force the yokes in opposite directions. There are pitch transducers...
2nd Feb 2014, 04:27
Replies: 5,464
Views: 3,493,035
Posted By mightyauster

I wouldn't be reading too much into the...

I wouldn't be reading too much into the cancellations - VAI is doing it tough this time of year as well. From tomorrow, there will be two B777s out of service for a week and at least one out for the...
30th Jan 2014, 09:45
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By mightyauster

Part of the retraction test on the P-51 is to...

Part of the retraction test on the P-51 is to ensure there is a minimum clearance of 1/2" between the tyre and any components and/or structure in the wheel well to allow for tyre "growth" due to a...
28th Jan 2014, 12:36
Replies: 13
Views: 2,367
Posted By mightyauster

The purpose of the polished stainless steel...

The purpose of the polished stainless steel section on the inner surface of the wheel doors is for the tyres to slide on during emergency extension of the undercarriage. For an emergency extension, a...
12th Jan 2014, 11:43
Replies: 1,674
Views: 328,544
Posted By mightyauster

Creamie, I am presuming it is your GP who...

Creamie, I am presuming it is your GP who determines if "you have one of the disqualifying conditions". In practice (I haven't tried it yet), it would be interesting to see how many GPs would...
12th Jan 2014, 06:45
Replies: 1,674
Views: 328,544
Posted By mightyauster

Vag277, have you bothered reading any of the CASA...

Vag277, have you bothered reading any of the CASA rules or the proposed rule in the US? Or do you have difficulty with comprehension?
Here are the current CASA Driver's Medical Rules:


Compared...
11th Jan 2014, 15:09
Replies: 1,674
Views: 328,544
Posted By mightyauster

Well, compared with all the medical BS we are...

Well, compared with all the medical BS we are inflicted with in this country, this is where the US is headed...
Text - H.R.3708 - 113th Congress (2013-2014): General Aviation Pilot Protection Act...
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