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27th Jul 2015, 00:37
Replies: 14
Views: 6,785
Posted By karrank

"Are you suggesting that there is truth in the...

"Are you suggesting that there is truth in the Airservices claim that the system was only ever purchased to provide coverage above 6000' ?"

The situation as I remember was a bit more confused. The...
7th Jun 2006, 03:26
Replies: 102
Views: 7,368
Posted By karrank

This is the only time we (you) NEED notice. A lot...

This is the only time we (you) NEED notice. A lot of these rules were written for Flight Service, in the days when a significant proportion of comms were on HF, even in the cruise, and nobody wanted...
7th Jun 2006, 02:55
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By karrank

Best angle of climb will give you the best chance...

Best angle of climb will give you the best chance of avoiding obstacles, but there weren't any.

Best rate of climb will minimise your height loss in your situation & minimise any intereference...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2006, 22:45
Replies: 82
Views: 4,843
Posted By karrank

I had tried a number of times to "cut down a bit"...

I had tried a number of times to "cut down a bit" but was never very successful at it. The West Australian Quit-line suggested it was a bad idea, coz that process of saying, "no... no... no... ah...
6th Jun 2006, 12:12
Replies: 102
Views: 7,368
Posted By karrank

Erm, like just telling me that you will be on...

Erm, like just telling me that you will be on descent in 2 minutes. Dumb rule though.
Oops! Guilty. It won't seem natural but I'll try it without and see what happens.

Back to my whinge, I don't...
6th Jun 2006, 05:31
Replies: 102
Views: 7,368
Posted By karrank

"...taxying Blonkity for Wonkity, request traffic and transponder code"

To which I would answer, "ABC, no reported IFR traffic (assuming there isn't any), squawk 1234."

On the other hand if the report was recieved as, "ABC, taxying Blonkity for Wonkity."

I would...
6th Jun 2006, 05:10
Replies: 21
Views: 2,021
Posted By karrank

This makes as much sense to me as experimenting...

This makes as much sense to me as experimenting with different airspeeds in an engine failure coz you'd have to be completely anal to do what you have been taught and practiced in a REAL failure!
...
6th Jun 2006, 03:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By karrank

An eminently reasonable and commonsense proposal,...

An eminently reasonable and commonsense proposal, that (sadly) might cost you some penalty units one day:ugh: :ugh: :ugh:

Interesting aside, I'm reading some old newsletters and came across an...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2006, 00:43
Replies: 32
Views: 2,487
Posted By karrank

Had a friend win a little under a million. Mr....

Had a friend win a little under a million. Mr. Winner goes ballistic with how many sheep he can buy and fences he can fix and build a new shearing shed. The Winner says '**** that', slips him a share...
6th Jun 2006, 00:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By karrank

Because, thanks to a bungled information pack...

Because, thanks to a bungled information pack from DOTARS, bungled rulemaking by CASA & various Smiths not understanding the US procedure, most people are completely ignorant of the intent! It...
3rd Jun 2006, 11:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,488
Posted By karrank

What boundaries??:confused:

What boundaries??:confused:
2nd Jun 2006, 02:44
Replies: 62
Views: 6,472
Posted By karrank

First was a small scale C-130, moulded in black...

First was a small scale C-130, moulded in black plastic, brand unknown. It came with a tiny tube of cement that I managed to budget over the whole project, so avoiding the enthusiastic Humbrol...
1st Jun 2006, 22:10
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By karrank

For full dramatic effect I hope you pump a couple...

For full dramatic effect I hope you pump a couple of beers into him before starting him off. He can spin a yarn (as well as an Airvan....):8
28th May 2006, 23:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,734
Posted By karrank

AIP ENR 1.1 - 88 says it is all about the...

AIP ENR 1.1 - 88 says it is all about the visibility. If unforecast MIFG appears on a SPECI I treat it as a hazard alert coz it will probably develop into something else they didn't forecast either!...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2006, 04:25
Replies: 27
Views: 1,915
Posted By karrank

A workmate (now deceased) was working himself...

A workmate (now deceased) was working himself into a lather on the phone many moons ago, trying to get a vendor of sheep skins to commit on how many square feet he would yield out of one of his sheep...
18th May 2006, 00:16
Replies: 52
Views: 4,539
Posted By karrank

Entirely correct. Once these ships were cancelled...

Entirely correct. Once these ships were cancelled the Seasprite was not required.

Those 'senior military' somebody was mouthing about wanted Seahawks, they got (well they haven't) Seasprites. The...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2006, 01:09
Replies: 29
Views: 2,541
Posted By karrank

Was first struck by the stars in Meekatharra,...

Was first struck by the stars in Meekatharra, West Australia. No pollution, no light pollution and more stars than anywhere (I know they are the same stars as anywhere else in the southern...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th May 2006, 00:55
Replies: 20
Views: 2,273
Posted By karrank

To a new parent, and those in your position, the...

To a new parent, and those in your position, the quantities & disagreeable nature of crap produced by babies seems appalling. I won't even mention projectile poo's. Well I did, but I won't elaborate....
11th May 2006, 02:55
Replies: 30
Views: 3,702
Posted By karrank

0.6 seconds googling found this: ...

0.6 seconds googling found this:
http://www.walangeri.nt.gov.au/
...and found this in the minutes: ...an entirely rational process, see one on the telly and somebody says "Ah want THAT one!"
8th May 2006, 23:05
Replies: 21
Views: 2,710
Posted By karrank

Have read on the ATC forum the Brits have ground...

Have read on the ATC forum the Brits have ground based monitors of 121.5 (can accept they have 243 also but hadn't heard that previously). Don't know if it is actually monitored or how (if it is) but...
5th May 2006, 10:19
Replies: 19
Views: 2,191
Posted By karrank

For ATC it is an ICAO knee jerk. Can only be...

For ATC it is an ICAO knee jerk.

Can only be a good thing I reckon. A year ago Airservices handed out freebie drug test kits. I got one pack of each and gave it a go, tried again after a party...
5th May 2006, 06:19
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By karrank

Ostrich alert! Pure bunkum. How can it be...

Ostrich alert! Pure bunkum. How can it be neccessary to have exactly the same licence & medical standard to fly a Bonanza across the Tasman as a Volksplane to the next town for a cheeseburger? Flying...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2006, 12:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,336
Posted By karrank

Well it is bulky, but I manage.

Well it is bulky, but I manage.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2006, 04:14
Replies: 47
Views: 2,719
Posted By karrank

I put my flying-type headset on, with it's gel...

I put my flying-type headset on, with it's gel ear seals and good PNR, and I can hear myself scream. It is sounds different to normal, (not that I normally scream a lot) but I can hear it. And it is...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2006, 03:23
Replies: 47
Views: 3,313
Posted By karrank

Ah! but this is an opportunity! PERINEAL MASSAGE....

Ah! but this is an opportunity! PERINEAL MASSAGE. Bit of almond oil on the thumbs & stretch the perinium every night. Usually led to something. Worked too, no tearing and no beaver cleaver.
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