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6th Jan 2021, 12:50
Replies: 67
Views: 16,197
Posted By Flingwing47

Sounds like you and I read the same book Arm out...

Sounds like you and I read the same book Arm out the window - it scares me seeing some of the utubes where the driver flies straight and level at threshold height !
and yes on steep strips normally...
3rd Jan 2021, 03:10
Replies: 67
Views: 16,197
Posted By Flingwing47

thanks Willy, yep that's much better now -...

thanks Willy,
yep that's much better now - sadly it was before video cameras :/
we were hired by MAF and went to about a dozen strips stretching east and south of Nalca.
They were still building...
2nd Jan 2021, 23:05
Replies: 67
Views: 16,197
Posted By Flingwing47

Nalca, approx 150nm SSW of Sentani Earthquake...

Nalca, approx 150nm SSW of Sentani
Earthquake relief flights 1976 - all the gardens slid away from the mountain spine and twice a day for 6 months we were bringing in 1300kg of cans of fish, rice...
21st Nov 2020, 11:06
Replies: 4
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flingwing47

:ok: thank you

:ok: thank you
21st Nov 2020, 03:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flingwing47

thanks very much - that sounds like the one

thanks very much - that sounds like the one
20th Nov 2020, 05:02
Replies: 4
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flingwing47

Qantas PLAP

Hey folks,
Just had a query about a test that Qantas apparently run when hiring - something called PLAP ?
Any info appreciated
thanks
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2020, 08:02
Replies: 2
Views: 1,647
Posted By Flingwing47

MD90 climb power

Hi Haseen,
I just spotted this message.
I flew that machine for SV for quite a while. It has the same displays as the MD11
Arm climb power by pulling the altitude select knob
Climb power
cheers...
17th Jul 2020, 20:09
Replies: 383
Views: 240,409
Posted By Flingwing47

More interesting facts: ...

More interesting facts:

https://blog.aopa.org/aopa/2014/10/20/carbon-monoxide-silent-killer/
12th Jul 2020, 12:55
Replies: 383
Views: 240,409
Posted By Flingwing47

This video is a little long winded - guy in a...

This video is a little long winded - guy in a Mooney who went to sleep and woke up in a field 2 hours later - info re his CO levels is around 32 min mark.
Interesting fact - CO has a half life of 5...
12th Jul 2020, 07:28
Replies: 383
Views: 240,409
Posted By Flingwing47

" Were the passengers inhaling exhaust fumes from...

" Were the passengers inhaling exhaust fumes from passing boats whilst having lunch? Or from the pizza oven?
Just as plausible as the other theories going around! "

In my new career teaching RPL,...
Forum: Rotorheads
28th May 2020, 14:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,551
Posted By Flingwing47

Hmm missed that bit of info re crew when I used...

Hmm missed that bit of info re crew
when I used to fly the S61 our mechanics were cleared to do engine runs so maybe the 3 were technicals ?
Forum: Rotorheads
27th May 2020, 20:53
Replies: 11
Views: 2,551
Posted By Flingwing47

Sounds like an engineer doing a ground run...

Sounds like an engineer doing a ground run without due caution.
It happened at Oakey circa 1973 - 4 brave souls using body weight to hold down a Bell 47 for a power check.
as it started to lift...
14th Jan 2020, 18:18
Replies: 50
Views: 13,583
Posted By Flingwing47

But Iím sure they would do the landing briefing

But Iím sure they would do the landing briefing
14th Dec 2019, 23:12
Replies: 50
Views: 35,934
Posted By Flingwing47

RIP Scotty the first day that my family moved...

RIP Scotty
the first day that my family moved into SC 18 in Saudia City Scotty walked across the road wearing a lava lava bearing a tray with a pitcher of ice cold beer and several glasses.
a real...
8th Oct 2019, 12:53
Replies: 22
Views: 5,181
Posted By Flingwing47

Ah Efogi with the dog leg did many a trip there...

Ah Efogi with the dog leg
did many a trip there on the Jungle Run
6th Oct 2019, 18:51
Replies: 0
Views: 3,228
Posted By Flingwing47

Cx315 7 Oct

Long shot - but here goes....
family sitting waiting in HKG for update on flight delay to today’s flight CX315 - next advice time 0215 LT
Anybody aware of the problem?
thanks in advance

ps it...
7th Sep 2019, 09:07
Replies: 77
Views: 29,850
Posted By Flingwing47

Red face Engine Fire Handle F28

As I recall the story told me when I started on the F28 in 1982, on the very first scheduled MMA flight from Perth on a cold winters morning there was a "moment" in the cockpit.
Two captains were...
18th Aug 2019, 21:29
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Flingwing47

Great video thanks , wish we had had cameras like...

Great video thanks , wish we had had cameras like that in those days.
my personal favourite was Fane just next door. Flew Bn2A Partenavia and Nomad into all those places.
I had the great fortune...
17th Aug 2019, 13:43
Replies: 15
Views: 2,126
Posted By Flingwing47

Tapini maybe ? Caribou crash as a result of...

Tapini maybe ? Caribou crash as a result of hypoxia and misjudged approach I believe, circa early 1970’s.
Coming from Lae via Woitape/Fane would need an S turn to follow the goat track ILS before...
10th Aug 2019, 12:47
Replies: 30
Views: 6,560
Posted By Flingwing47

I took our engineer in there once - a lovely...

I took our engineer in there once - a lovely bloke called Mike Egan.
Mike was as wide as he was tall. When he got out all the kids went crazy and started yelling and laughing - they had neve seen a...
9th Aug 2019, 14:42
Replies: 30
Views: 6,560
Posted By Flingwing47

Yep in 1976 I flew the then Indonesian Minister...

Yep in 1976 I flew the then Indonesian Minister for Aviation and his group of 10 into Nalca - my favourite strip:
7500 amsl, 1200 ft long
1st 300 10%, 2nd 300 15% 3rd 300 10% and last 300 24% - 30...
8th Aug 2019, 22:32
Replies: 30
Views: 6,560
Posted By Flingwing47

When I worked along side MAF in Wewak and West...

When I worked along side MAF in Wewak and West Papua ( that’s how along ago it was ) all their aircraft were donated by supporters from the USA.
In Sentani they used Grand Commanders with RPM V8...
9th Oct 2018, 00:37
Replies: 289
Views: 149,538
Posted By Flingwing47

" Yeah, there is probably a cultural aspect to...

" Yeah, there is probably a cultural aspect to that, and fishing for a reward. "

well, he is a fisherman !!
24th Sep 2018, 02:41
Replies: 1,330
Views: 514,898
Posted By Flingwing47

I didn't see all the ATSB presentation....thanks...

I didn't see all the ATSB presentation....thanks ABC for switching away.
Was the question asked as to why the rudder trim was in the full left position?
Had the aircraft had any recent maintenance...
27th Aug 2018, 04:32
Replies: 33
Views: 23,450
Posted By Flingwing47

oops, dropped my phone

oops, dropped my phone
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