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22nd Nov 2020, 20:51
Replies: 40
Views: 3,014
Posted By flyinkiwi

As a righty who does a few things with his left...

As a righty who does a few things with his left (knife and fork use, holding my drink, flying), I try to avoid writing in general because it doesn't matter what hand I use, I can barely read it. :}
16th Nov 2020, 03:41
Replies: 50
Views: 7,094
Posted By flyinkiwi

I have precisely 1 hour in a 170 so here's the...

I have precisely 1 hour in a 170 so here's the sum total of my taildragger experience.

After about 2 takeoffs I was able to perform the takeoff totally unassisted, yes it feels odd to push the...
29th Sep 2020, 22:19
Replies: 81
Views: 21,284
Posted By flyinkiwi

One of the lessons I took onboard during my...

One of the lessons I took onboard during my training is that calm is just as infectious as panic. I flew with both nervous and bomb proof instructors, and I figured out later on who I'd much rather...
10th Sep 2020, 05:17
Replies: 23
Views: 4,251
Posted By flyinkiwi

A case of life imitating art imitating life. ...

A case of life imitating art imitating life.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1024x576/td2_bt_sniper_warhound_assault_heavy_tank_ff16067b54112d5ed8697653b1283ebcbca220e3.jpg...
14th Aug 2020, 02:40
Replies: 79
Views: 9,310
Posted By flyinkiwi

Only two carriers were constructed with the...

Only two carriers were constructed with the island on the left. Both were Japanese of WW2 vintage, the Hiryu and the Akagi. Every one before and since has been on the right.
22nd Jul 2020, 04:50
Replies: 57
Views: 14,229
Posted By flyinkiwi

The outfit I work for had a Cisco video...

The outfit I work for had a Cisco video conferencing suite set up in a board room back in the early naughties. It had it's own dedicated high bandwidth internet link and worked pretty sweetly, the...
21st Jul 2020, 21:50
Replies: 57
Views: 14,229
Posted By flyinkiwi

I can state as an IT Professional that video...

I can state as an IT Professional that video conferencing in various flavours has existed for more than 15 years, Zoom itself is a reasonably mature product (current version is 5.x). It's...
21st Jul 2020, 04:32
Replies: 52
Views: 4,867
Posted By flyinkiwi

A well researched opinion of adoption of drop...

A well researched opinion of adoption of drop tanks by the USAAF here:

https://youtu.be/aCLa078v69k
19th Jul 2020, 22:59
Replies: 18
Views: 1,779
Posted By flyinkiwi

You need to pay extra attention to fuel...

You need to pay extra attention to fuel management in the Saratoga. The fuel system is a little different to the Archer and there has been a number of fuel starvation incidents over the years.
13th May 2020, 23:03
Replies: 8
Views: 761
Posted By flyinkiwi

As there are already Pa38's on the NZ register,...

As there are already Pa38's on the NZ register, the paperwork while weighty should be straight forward as you won't be blazing a trail. And Pilot DARs note about parts sourcing is important, Piper...
12th Mar 2020, 22:28
Replies: 181
Views: 101,746
Posted By flyinkiwi

The more appropriate question is, how much can NZ...

The more appropriate question is, how much can NZ screw out of the UK now that they don't have the EU to hide behind and NZ's solid trade connections in other markets they aren't utterly reliant on...
11th Mar 2020, 04:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,820
Posted By flyinkiwi

Or he'll come back and call you a "bourgeois...

Or he'll come back and call you a "bourgeois moron." :}
5th Mar 2020, 02:48
Replies: 30
Views: 8,934
Posted By flyinkiwi

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/601x245/360ak7_ed07b764a18017e940fa6824edb7c7ead4b3bdce.jpg
I think Maverick has the best response to Mr Musk.
8th Jan 2020, 20:45
Replies: 24
Views: 4,563
Posted By flyinkiwi

It also was a more stable gun platform and it's...

It also was a more stable gun platform and it's closely grouped guns (when compared with the Spitfire's) made the most of the rather small 0.303 rounds hitting power.
1st Dec 2019, 23:55
Replies: 61
Views: 9,414
Posted By flyinkiwi

In NZ we have specified locations called Low...

In NZ we have specified locations called Low Flying Zones where you are allowed to legally fly below 500' AGL but only as part of dual instruction training flight and with a qualified instructor who...
18th Nov 2019, 01:42
Replies: 35
Views: 8,030
Posted By flyinkiwi

Just another day at the office for a Test Pilot. ...

Just another day at the office for a Test Pilot. They find and define the parameters under which us mere mortals fly, (and conduct Forced Landings). :}
17th Nov 2019, 21:17
Replies: 35
Views: 8,030
Posted By flyinkiwi

Just to repeat what I said in the obit thread...

Just to repeat what I said in the obit thread after John passed, there is a section in the Harrier pilot notes that says something along the lines of, "Do not try this <maneuver> unless you are John...
14th Nov 2019, 02:35
Replies: 12,075
Views: 2,989,095
Posted By flyinkiwi

After all these years of waiting, you finally...

After all these years of waiting, you finally came!
25th Sep 2019, 21:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By flyinkiwi

This is why my aero club has dry leased two for...

This is why my aero club has dry leased two for it's flying school.

As for me, I don't think I will fly it, the rate they charged me is the same as an avgas plane so there's no point, but that...
25th Sep 2019, 03:54
Replies: 106
Views: 26,076
Posted By flyinkiwi

I for one have found the puns generated here to...

I for one have found the puns generated here to be most illuminating.
25th Sep 2019, 01:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,936
Posted By flyinkiwi

Diesel 172 - review from a PPL

Mods: I thought about necroing a 2 year old thread for relevancy but ultimately I chose not to for courtesy's sake. Feel free to merge if you wish.

I had the opportunity to be checked out in a...
2nd Sep 2019, 02:03
Replies: 77
Views: 29,294
Posted By flyinkiwi

Apparently the US Navy want to offer him a job as...

Apparently the US Navy want to offer him a job as a LSO ;)
16th Jul 2019, 05:58
Replies: 70
Views: 14,216
Posted By flyinkiwi

https://youtu.be/ZYGa9KZOy7c

https://youtu.be/ZYGa9KZOy7c
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jun 2019, 01:36
Replies: 20
Views: 4,918
Posted By flyinkiwi

It's that equally old fashioned yet still 100%...

It's that equally old fashioned yet still 100% relevant notion called Airmanship.
27th May 2019, 05:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,646
Posted By flyinkiwi

I couldn't find anything specific in the CARs...

I couldn't find anything specific in the CARs that defines what a trial flight is and any restrictions that may apply, or even training flights in general. The reality at the organization I fly with...
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