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20th May 2016, 14:00
Replies: 57
Views: 12,162
Posted By Flopt

Optical lens materials

Mmm ...not quite correct Soupy......

Virtually no optical outlet wants to make glass lenses these days as they are too dangerous and heavy . We used to either chemically toughen them or heat...
17th May 2016, 13:13
Replies: 57
Views: 12,162
Posted By Flopt

Photochromic lenses

20 years ago 95% of photochromic /photochromatic lenses were "Photogrey" brand and were glass made by Corning Glass Co.


They were indeed slow to change back to clear especially as they got...
17th May 2016, 06:52
Replies: 57
Views: 12,162
Posted By Flopt

Ready made glasses

The only danger is that you might get a bit of a headache if the optical centres are not in the correct position...or you may go slowly blind from glaucoma without being aware of it [like my local...
17th May 2016, 03:28
Replies: 57
Views: 12,162
Posted By Flopt

Wearing glasses....the Kiss principal works.

Declaration of vested interest....I am an optometrist a CPL and have been accredited by CASA to do "aviation eye medicals " for about 10 years.


Firstly as a heads up to anyone seeing his DAME ...
27th May 2015, 14:57
Replies: 21
Views: 4,772
Posted By Flopt

Birri Beach, Mornington Island

Five optometrists fishing there next week.....down from the same week last year when we had six optometrists a dentist an ophthalmologist and an air traffic controller.....caught lots of fish...
13th May 2015, 14:46
Replies: 30
Views: 5,743
Posted By Flopt

IFR renewal ILS at Cairns

Loaned the M20j to FTDK for a couple of weeks to do his IFR renewal and a few other things ...Just got a bill from Cairns Airport for $385.00 !!!!!!....did his renewal with Bob from Innisfail...would...
24th Jul 2014, 14:56
Replies: 14
Views: 5,691
Posted By Flopt

CASA take on LASIK eye surgery...

The Designated Aviation Medical Examiner's Handbook , [approved Dec,2003].....is exactly that...11years out of date...is easily found on the web , and describes PRK as ' new' and LASIK does not get a...
9th Oct 2013, 13:43
Replies: 17
Views: 2,494
Posted By Flopt

Nice new Mooney interiors...

That would be a bonus...my 25 yr old Royalite has had the 'richard'...

Still hard to beat for personal transport...163kts TAS [ with new engine Jaba...] @38lts/hr.

..good load capacity with...
23rd Apr 2013, 14:54
Replies: 5
Views: 4,500
Posted By Flopt

Talking Wish I did have some photos...

Took my brand new bride for a joy-flight from Happy Bay resort around about 27/11/73 in a Lake Buccaneer with Kevin at the controls......but the most spectacular memory of that day was his attractive...
3rd Jan 2013, 11:24
Replies: 12
Views: 3,581
Posted By Flopt

Merv & Bub...

First time I met Merv (1990...first trip to Windorah in my new M20j VH-JDU.....the Thompson River was about 30 miles wide in places) I conducted an eye clinic on the back verandah of the Western Star...
18th Oct 2011, 09:37
Replies: 16
Views: 2,311
Posted By Flopt

Changed procedures...

What Forkie said...

Flopt
27th Jun 2011, 14:25
Replies: 25
Views: 9,141
Posted By Flopt

Cir ,mecir ,pifr...

Did my initial CIR in a C210 [some of the training in PA28s]...thought it was quite economical...
[just looked up old logbooks: 14.2 in AST300 'sim' and 11.6 in aircraft inc. test spread over 7...
15th Jun 2011, 15:01
Replies: 15
Views: 4,624
Posted By Flopt

Would you go around after this?

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/th_3.jpg?t=1308144801http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/th_5.jpg?t=1308145103http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/th...
16th May 2011, 14:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,742
Posted By Flopt

G'Day SS, As a general rule most...

G'Day SS,

As a general rule most ophthalmologists will only operate on one eye at a time , so usually a minimum of a week apart if both eyes need to be done.

Quite often the 'engineering ' of...
7th Apr 2011, 12:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,278
Posted By Flopt

Can't I start my own rumour?

Does it have to be someone else's?

It was mostly true too.....I've got witnesses ......[maybe the grey nomad bit was going too far]...

'Snot often someone puts his hand up for making a minor...
7th Apr 2011, 10:52
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

WACs & 2D pencil

Bushy,

I'm sure you are just s***stirring ,but the Doc can push a 2d 'round a WAC with the best of them.....he's just got lazy in his twighlight years....he used to be a magician with a...
7th Apr 2011, 05:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Flopt

Suspicious article

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/th_photo1.jpg?t=1302150695

The case.... not the receptionist.....

Geez.....turn the PAL on at 10nm ,taxi in , tie down M20j , load contents...
7th Apr 2011, 04:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Flopt

Airport safety officer saves the day....

The safety officer known locally as "Shorty" was just finishing his rounds when he noticed the concerned group...they had been observing the suspicious article from a distance for about 45 minutes.
...
7th Apr 2011, 02:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By Flopt

Bomb alert at Longreach Airport Wed. 6/4/11.

Early yesterday morning a local pilot found a suspicious unattended parcel on a luggage hand-trolley just inside the GA gate at Longreach airport .

Although it did not get reported in the press ,...
16th Mar 2011, 14:28
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

Did you see the hares with your night vision goggles?

Jaba,

Definitely no more clues for you ever!

Obviously a sterner test is required.........

Flopt
15th Mar 2011, 13:54
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

You musta been there Jaba..'nuther clue...

I'm sure you would have been here....often see a FTDK parked there,belongs to Malcolm Fraser....[the good bloke, not the daft ex PM].

It would be a 1hr flight SW from Agnes Water in the RV.
...
15th Mar 2011, 12:02
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

Dulacca?...no , but...

In about 1971 the FTDK and I visited that strip as passengers...we had not yet commenced aviating [prob. in DDN]...

The owner of Dulacca West put on a 10 gal keg for Betty Windsor's birthday...
15th Mar 2011, 11:34
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

Mystery strip..

Right vicinity AWT...[Qld, anyway]...but no more clues 'till Jaba has a go...
14th Mar 2011, 15:03
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

You mean this one Doc?...nah

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/DSC_0100.jpg?t=1300111296
14th Mar 2011, 13:59
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

I'm loath to give clues,but the strip looks like...

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/DSC_0007.jpg?t=1300107459
14th Mar 2011, 13:56
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

OK Jaba..you've been everywhere man..where's this ...

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/DSC_0003.jpg?t=1300107262
9th Feb 2011, 12:46
Replies: 24
Views: 11,761
Posted By Flopt

Section 2.1.13 is worth a read...[tinted lenses etc.]

As a practicing optometrist , a CASA appointed DAEE and a CPL [admittedly non-practicing but 3700tt], I guess I should add my 2 cents worth.
Although 2.1.13 says V.3 approved in 2003, I think much...
13th Jan 2011, 13:36
Replies: 248
Views: 25,762
Posted By Flopt

Re: RAAF ATC Townsville

Wot the Dr. said...ditto....haven't been through Willy for 20 yrs , though.

Flopt
2nd Jan 2011, 07:34
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

Windsock looks like it may be Winton ,Qld......

:ok:...but you gotta get a life Jaba...!


Do you go around hugging them?

Think I'll start a new thread : "Windsocks Jaba can't pick"....I know a couple of 'classics'..........

I dumbed...
30th Dec 2010, 13:22
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

....or this?

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/DSC_0018-1.jpg

....flying the monsoonal trough 4 weeks ago...bit off track due CBs...clue in the cockpit photo... ...
30th Dec 2010, 13:07
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

I'm impressed....

http://i323.photobucket.com/albums/nn465/floptagain/DSC_0024.jpg

.....by the way some of you blokes can pick an airport by the size of the dung-beetle poo next to a standby-light pot....so where...
3rd Sep 2010, 14:46
Replies: 4
Views: 2,204
Posted By Flopt

Vet Fee Help

If you have a crook cow ask Forkie for advice .....He's your man....:ok:

Flopt

PS I didn't realise there were twin engined bovines...
9th Jul 2010, 11:36
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

What were the words, message, at the end from ?

That was Mrs Forkie speaking Chinese in her Scottish/Aussie accent!!!!!!!!

She musta been scared ****less or waking from a deep sleep [more likely]...she finds the FTDK a bore , no matter how...
14th Apr 2010, 09:30
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

Birri Fishing Lodge....

On the 'nail' 404.....we may have met mate.....and had a beer .

Went there every year for 6 or 7 years...good fishing and very relaxing.

I keep thinking I should make the effort and head back...
13th Apr 2010, 14:46
Replies: 10,249
Views: 3,195,100
Posted By Flopt

"you're not talking about Graham "

Spot on FB.

Geez you're a clever fella!

Flopt:D
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