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10th Jun 2022, 05:42
Replies: 35
Views: 9,520
Posted By Wingnuts

We should get serious re new runway. It was not...

We should get serious re new runway. It was not needed 10 years ago, it is not needed now and it will not be needed in 10 years time.
Shut it down!
Curfews, adjusted flight paths etc is mere...
12th Nov 2021, 02:56
Replies: 12
Views: 4,241
Posted By Wingnuts

VH-TBS aka RMS B727-100 currently being chopped

The Queensland Government owned Aviation Australia College at Brisbane Airport has called time on a rare relic of aviation's golden age.

VH-RMS Boeing 727-77QC...
18th Feb 2021, 09:51
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

The ATSB has done ground smoke and digital...

The ATSB has done ground smoke and digital detector tests. The problem faced was there wasn’t a definitive path from exhaust crack into accessory compartment. This was solved by locating a relatively...
12th Feb 2021, 22:22
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

Engine exhaust is not odourless or necessarily...

Engine exhaust is not odourless or necessarily colourless. It contains numerous gasses including both odourless, the carbons, and pungent, the nitrides and sulphides. The latter are the tell-tale...
12th Feb 2021, 02:41
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

One of half a dozen or so contributing factors in...

One of half a dozen or so contributing factors in the report was:

• A 27 minute taxi before the passengers boarded, with the pilot’s door ajar likely exacerbated the pilot’s elevated...
4th Feb 2021, 23:07
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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28th Aug 2020, 00:13
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

Werbil, from your experience we can take it that...

Werbil, from your experience we can take it that high volume gas, such as from a separated cylinder at power, will enter cabin via closed windows. And low volume CO, such as from a leaking exhaust...
6th Aug 2020, 23:54
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

‘Insurer nervous?’ Not sure what you are assuming...

‘Insurer nervous?’ Not sure what you are assuming here. A more relevant question would be, ‘How do you account then for the CO in the blood samples?’ After all, that’s the report’s smoking gun and...
6th Aug 2020, 23:50
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

[QUOTE=FlexibleResponse;10851324]Investigation...

[QUOTE=FlexibleResponse;10851324]Investigation number:
AO-2017-118

1. "From this, the ATSB considers the levels of CO detected were likely to have adversely affected the pilot’s ability to...
30th Jul 2020, 23:23
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

Referring to the ATSB report, on the day: -...

Referring to the ATSB report, on the day:

- pilot exposure about 2hr 20min, resulted in CO ‘elevated level’

- pax x 2 exposure about 40min, resulted in same CO ‘elevated level’

- pax x 3...
24th Jul 2020, 00:31
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

No. Sorry I can't help you with that. My interest...

No. Sorry I can't help you with that. My interest is simply that of an armchair amateur. But enough about me and back on topic. One of several anomalies with the CO theory is that there is no...
17th Jul 2020, 05:31
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

Ok. If pax were experiencing CO symptoms on...

Ok.

If pax were experiencing CO symptoms on arrival at Cottage Point, it certainly would have dampened their appetite (Bank card statement might show this) and been a topic of conversation....
11th Jul 2020, 02:06
Replies: 421
Views: 264,548
Posted By Wingnuts

Hopefully, final report will detail a more...

Hopefully, final report will detail a more credible path of CO into cabin.

A few points apparent in Interim report:

- Coroner did not test for CO

- Post crash engine inspection did not flag...
3rd Aug 2018, 03:31
Replies: 117
Views: 44,662
Posted By Wingnuts

It appears that aircraft begins to fish tail with...

It appears that aircraft begins to fish tail with increasing amplitude as it accelerates. Perhaps this is what alarms video man.
The tail wheel is castoring type and the last item on Take Off...
11th Jan 2018, 07:26
Replies: 70
Views: 40,077
Posted By Wingnuts

SPY at Edmonton, Cairns. Not sure when. ...

SPY at Edmonton, Cairns. Not sure when.
December edition of Australian Aviation magazine reports, "It is understood there is a dispute over storage fees so the fate of the machine is in doubt."...
25th Nov 2016, 01:33
Replies: 23
Views: 11,224
Posted By Wingnuts

What took you so long?

Following R engine change at Kunming, XUX arrived at its final destination Guilin, a 3 hour leg. It will be disassembled and towed to the Flying Tiger Heritage Park about 10 kms away.


Last take...
19th Oct 2016, 23:45
Replies: 23
Views: 11,224
Posted By Wingnuts

Engine Failure

After flying over 'The Hump' (13,000 ft), the R engine blew a cylinder
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/600x414/b083fe955a74196e6b8905_0b21de0814ba9544ad90f2693daea561229e900d.jpg
...
12th Oct 2016, 14:02
Replies: 23
Views: 11,224
Posted By Wingnuts

Singapore Departure

LANDING at SELETAR, SINGAPORE
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x389/landing_at_singapore_8e22204e0f9953327655297690b3d33fc1737801.jpg


Tow into business jet maint...
7th Oct 2016, 11:30
Replies: 23
Views: 11,224
Posted By Wingnuts

Flight continues

It is believed XUX is scheduled to depart Surabaya for Singapore, 5 hrs, tomorrow at noon Syd time. Live tracking at web site.
10th Sep 2016, 09:10
Replies: 23
Views: 11,224
Posted By Wingnuts

ENGINE CHANGE

It's not looking good for XUX.
She's done an engine. Safely on ground at Surabaya, Indonesia.
Some details here:

FLYING THE HUMP -- Commemorative Flight across the Himalayas to China...
12th Feb 2016, 08:52
Replies: 70
Views: 40,077
Posted By Wingnuts

Pics, courtesy of fnqskies.********.com, of Geoff...

Pics, courtesy of fnqskies.********.com, of Geoff Leach's DC3 VH-SPY, moved off Cairns airport last week. The future of the adjacent Belfast, also owned be Geoff Leach, is not looking good. The...
5th Feb 2016, 23:30
Replies: 70
Views: 40,077
Posted By Wingnuts

CWS ON THE MOVE

Last month, after languishing at Bankstown for the best part of a decade, CWS was dismantled and shipped to Korea. It will be reassembled for static display at The Independence Hall of Korea,...
25th Jan 2014, 01:47
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

SHE'S TAKING THE SCENIC ROUTE

From Puerto Rico on barge to Jacksonville, Florida, about 2000kms to the north.

Then, road to Savannah, Georgia, a further 500kms north.

Expects to depart Savannah for Sydney on Feb 2.
...
12th Dec 2013, 23:46
Replies: 38
Views: 36,184
Posted By Wingnuts

Thanks LS. You raise some valid points. The...

Thanks LS. You raise some valid points.

The Presidential Task Force was pivotal because it formalised the 2 crew option. However, its findings were farcical it that they were dictated and...
6th Dec 2013, 06:16
Replies: 38
Views: 36,184
Posted By Wingnuts

A previous instance of the displacement of the FE...

A previous instance of the displacement of the FE from the cockpit occurred in the 1940’s, after World War 2, when the Lancaster bomber was converted to the civilian Lancastrian, of which Qantas...
4th Dec 2013, 23:14
Replies: 24
Views: 11,458
Posted By Wingnuts

The Caribou hangar construction has stalled...

The Caribou hangar construction has stalled pending progress payments. What you see in pic is as far as it is going. It is believer the government is taking steps to repossess the 6 aircraft at...
31st Oct 2013, 11:32
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

Tail assy and engines have arrived at Lake ...

Tail assy and engines have arrived at Lake Macquarie.

The 14 cylinder engs have front mounted magnetos, which suggests they are Pratt & Whitney 1830-74s, very rare, perhaps the fore runner to...
6th Sep 2013, 21:56
Replies: 6
Views: 3,769
Posted By Wingnuts

Mass Burial of 23 F111s

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80OadL7f8Lo&feature=player_detailpage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEBa5UtsYk4&feature=player_detailpage
23rd Aug 2013, 03:20
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

Shipping of Cat has stalled due to a shortfall in...

Shipping of Cat has stalled due to a shortfall in funds. Any donations to get her to Australia would be greatly appreciated.

Banking details are:
account # 282206073 BSB # 012842 A/C name: The...
16th Aug 2013, 03:37
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

ALL PACKED AND READY TO SHIP

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr223/Wingnutsbucket/715db1e9-f333-4d6b-8106-353c8500fe2c_zps03306466.jpg...
9th Aug 2013, 07:22
Replies: 112
Views: 35,672
Posted By Wingnuts

Another Catalina is on its way to Australia, but...

Another Catalina is on its way to Australia, but this time by boat for static display.
For more go here:
Another Catalina Coming

Update on VH-EAX. Both engines have been removed, the left,...
9th Aug 2013, 04:21
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

The glory days, possibly the late 1990s ...

The glory days, possibly the late 1990s

http://i486.photobucket.com/albums/rr223/Wingnutsbucket/YV-485Cinglorydays_zps5a8a4a39.jpg...
2nd Aug 2013, 00:01
Replies: 26
Views: 11,992
Posted By Wingnuts

Another Catalina Coming

Another Catalina is bound for Botany Bay, but by boat. Then barged? to WWII Catalina Base at Rathmines for reassembly and static display, hopefully in time for Rathmines Festival on 9th November.
...
28th Dec 2012, 03:43
Replies: 38
Views: 36,184
Posted By Wingnuts

LAST FLIGHT

Last flight of VH-RME in 3 crew configuration. Also, last flight of Ruff, trying hard not to smile.
Aren't they beautiful? I can see why the FEs were so reluctant to give up their panel!
Photo, The...
20th Dec 2012, 22:17
Replies: 38
Views: 36,184
Posted By Wingnuts

767 2 and 3 crew overhead panels

2 Crew:
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3 Crew, VH-RMD...
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