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7th Apr 2019, 00:40
Replies: 28
Views: 9,360
Posted By greybeard

Cool Hi ball or similar were in Australia in the 80s,...

Hi ball or similar were in Australia in the 80s, I actually saw one between Mt Isa and Alice Springs from our aircraft.
16th Mar 2019, 02:37
Replies: 29
Views: 4,276
Posted By greybeard

Cool At best the forecast is a guess by a scientist...

At best the forecast is a guess by a scientist based on statistical data and old observations.

The Broome based met Observer was there for years and could predict with uncanny accuracy fog,...
11th Mar 2019, 01:07
Replies: 41
Views: 6,495
Posted By greybeard

Perth, Morawa, Yalgoo, Mt. Magnet, Cue,...

Perth, Morawa, Yalgoo, Mt. Magnet, Cue, Meekatharra, Wiluna, Sandstone, Mt. Magnet, Yalgoo, Morawa, Perth.

Very junior F/O, usually considered a passenger???, 3 crew, often left one engine...
10th Mar 2019, 07:40
Replies: 37
Views: 12,701
Posted By greybeard

Cool One large European operator I had the privilege...

One large European operator I had the privilege of contract work, min fuel was.

Burn A to B, + burn to Alt, + burn for a second approach at Alt and statuary reserves

Command allowed to reduce...
1st Mar 2019, 07:18
Replies: 291
Views: 75,294
Posted By greybeard

I was vectored to RW 23 after a missed approach...

I was vectored to RW 23 after a missed approach 27L and lightning strike in 1991, seemed it was available but not in normal use.
12th Feb 2019, 05:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,151
Posted By greybeard

Give the guy a call or email to say well done

Give the guy a call or email to say well done
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jan 2019, 12:39
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By greybeard

Rainbow Bridge Poem ...

Rainbow Bridge Poem There is a bridge connecting heaven and earth. It is called Rainbow Bridge because of its...
18th Dec 2018, 01:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,487
Posted By greybeard

The Ansett course was taken to the Perth and...

The Ansett course was taken to the Perth and Sydney Bases in 1986 with a course in Melbourne for the Facilitators with Keith Wallace
28th Oct 2018, 07:34
Replies: 66
Views: 10,164
Posted By greybeard

750 hours, DC-3, first twin and Tailwheel, lots...

750 hours, DC-3, first twin and Tailwheel, lots of wriggle down the runways, would do it again tomorrow, bugger being this old.
30th Sep 2018, 12:00
Replies: 27
Views: 3,554
Posted By greybeard

My reference was 2002/2003 I sincerely hope it...

My reference was 2002/2003 I sincerely hope it has been sorted, been around too long sometimes.
30th Sep 2018, 06:49
Replies: 27
Views: 3,554
Posted By greybeard

There was a classic at the Maldives, listed as a...

There was a classic at the Maldives, listed as a PAPI but was a T-VASI in fact.
One operator (ME) got REALLY low until a go-around was done.

Took a year or so to get changed as runway was little...
24th Sep 2018, 05:53
Replies: 81
Views: 59,478
Posted By greybeard

I was there in the early 1990s when there were a...

I was there in the early 1990s when there were a large number of Expat F/Os on expat contracts. Not on the seniority list so no command AT ALL. given very early the word that "NOT NEEDED, NOT...
23rd Jan 2018, 12:12
Replies: 33
Views: 5,167
Posted By greybeard

Cool VAR at Kalgoorlie Visual tracks from Perth...

VAR at Kalgoorlie

Visual tracks from Perth and Forest, Aural from Norseman and Leonora or Laverton, it was 50 years ago.

Route Check stuff for DC-3 F/Os, I did 2 in the same year, not much...
23rd Jan 2018, 00:42
Replies: 33
Views: 5,167
Posted By greybeard

Cool A DME homing in an F-28 on my final "local" (as...

A DME homing in an F-28 on my final "local" (as we did not use simulators) on my Command check out, 1980.

Also on IFR renewals in a B-58/Seneca II later when needed to keep Australian ratings when...
7th Jan 2018, 06:27
Replies: 67
Views: 6,731
Posted By greybeard

Thumbs down You don't need an APP or I-phone just a sense of...

You don't need an APP or I-phone just a sense of responsibility for the privilege of being looked after if it all goes pear shaped.

Cancel the b&^%dy thing

:\:\
13th Dec 2017, 20:43
Replies: 43
Views: 10,973
Posted By greybeard

No air too ruff old mate, we had the best of it...

No air too ruff old mate, we had the best of it in those days. How goes the iron compass these days?
3rd Nov 2017, 14:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,729
Posted By greybeard

ref 6, the flag may appear to be back to front,...

ref 6, the flag may appear to be back to front, it is actually "the other side" of the flag on the other side of the aircraft.

SIA does the same on their Aircraft, or at least they did

:ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Apr 2017, 00:07
Replies: 125
Views: 10,459
Posted By greybeard

Been around since PPRuNe was a broadsheet type...

Been around since PPRuNe was a broadsheet type bulletin, Late 90s got re-enlisted for some reason in 2003.

Too many Posers these days which spoils informed debate, Mods do the best they can.
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21st Mar 2017, 23:03
Replies: 45
Views: 18,533
Posted By greybeard

What, no more speed boat rides in the dark to and...

What, no more speed boat rides in the dark to and from Bandos.

Crap duty hours, not good at all.

;)
17th Mar 2017, 07:22
Replies: 45
Views: 18,533
Posted By greybeard

Got someone going. Different era, lots more...

Got someone going.

Different era, lots more fun, knew most of the Pax we carried by first names and they us.

A 5 channel VHF, tuneable HF receiver, no FSU except MKR, engine starts were an...
16th Mar 2017, 07:41
Replies: 45
Views: 18,533
Posted By greybeard

Wimps all of you. PER, Morawa, Yalgoo,...

Wimps all of you.

PER, Morawa, Yalgoo, Magnet, Cue, MKR, Wiluna, Sandstone, Magnet, Yalgoo, Morawa, Perth.

had to be done in Summer for first and last light at Morawa.

3 Crew, DC-3, F/O did...
15th Mar 2017, 13:15
Replies: 872
Views: 432,139
Posted By greybeard

Possible ETOPS fleet change if it was shut down,...

Possible ETOPS fleet change if it was shut down, statistics rule?

:confused:
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2017, 21:04
Replies: 12,942
Views: 9,567,031
Posted By greybeard

To use a chipper it is best to deep freeze them...

To use a chipper it is best to deep freeze them first, makes the chipper smell better afterwards?????

from my tree surgeon

:ok:
8th Jan 2017, 08:06
Replies: 19
Views: 4,611
Posted By greybeard

Cynic I may be, BUT why are the "pushers" of all...

Cynic I may be, BUT why are the "pushers" of all this hanging on to someone else's past "ticket" of fame.

Leave the very accomplished old fellow alone fer christ's sake!!!

He did a great...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2016, 21:06
Replies: 3,039
Views: 422,988
Posted By greybeard

A great Xmas and a good next year to all who are...

A great Xmas and a good next year to all who are doing "the journey"

Six years post prostate removal, PSA 0.00, feet on the floor each morning, heartbeat with a stent, continence better with a...
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