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13th Jun 2019, 23:09
Replies: 160
Views: 39,190
Posted By lamax

Can't see how any 4 seat aeroplane of any design...

Can't see how any 4 seat aeroplane of any design charging $80 a head regardless of distance travelled can possibly make money. When last I looked there were not many Bentley Continentals in the...
26th Mar 2019, 02:27
Replies: 107
Views: 100,209
Posted By lamax

In the 70s two Herons departed Melbourne, one for...

In the 70s two Herons departed Melbourne, one for Wagga Wagga and one for Merimbula. Somehow pax were mixed up on the tarmac prior to boarding, some alert pax noticed the wrong scenery and alerted...
1st Jan 2018, 20:28
Replies: 306
Views: 214,689
Posted By lamax

From a retired highly experienced Beaver pilot...

From a retired highly experienced Beaver pilot who flew the accident aircraft in a different guise (no floats). "Put on flap and the Beaver will out turn any aircraft I have flown, try a steep turn...
16th Aug 2017, 07:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,856
Posted By lamax

Centaurus' leaky Lincoln must be an English...

Centaurus' leaky Lincoln must be an English thing, DH114 Herons tended to leak when filled to capacity, so did my Morris Marina!
21st Mar 2017, 06:00
Replies: 271
Views: 153,336
Posted By lamax

Sandiland's comments highlights the paucity of...

Sandiland's comments highlights the paucity of professional aviation journalists in Australia. The rush to make headlines indicates a lack of expertise and skill in independently researching and...
17th Mar 2017, 08:37
Replies: 271
Views: 153,336
Posted By lamax

Freed of the burden of dragging the aircraft...

Freed of the burden of dragging the aircraft through the air the propellor probably accelerated ahead of the a/c in a graceful descending arc. Not unknown with previous propellor separations.
28th Feb 2017, 03:32
Replies: 1,223
Views: 481,381
Posted By lamax

I met up with a guy today who recalled an IR...

I met up with a guy today who recalled an IR renewal I did with him at Mangalore in a Metro 11. This a/c would have similar OEI performance characteristics to the B200. After a simulated EF seconds...
17th Feb 2014, 06:51
Replies: 50
Views: 21,449
Posted By lamax

Kendell operated Navajo, Aero Commander, Heron...

Kendell operated Navajo, Aero Commander, Heron and Metro for around 7 years on Melbourne - Griffith route. Always a marginal proposition, but especially after the drug trade was cleaned up in...
19th Jun 2013, 08:28
Replies: 834
Views: 617,325
Posted By lamax

Generations of regional airline pilots have never...

Generations of regional airline pilots have never trusted inland city/town morning CAVOK forecasts in winter when anti-cyclonic conditions exist with dry bulb, wet bulb temperatures within one degree...
8th Mar 2013, 07:28
Replies: 73
Views: 6,650
Posted By lamax

"Flying the Oceans" by Horace Brock is about Pan...

"Flying the Oceans" by Horace Brock is about Pan Am's early flying boat operations across the Pacific and other areas in the Americas.
14th Nov 2012, 08:24
Replies: 45
Views: 15,028
Posted By lamax

Stationair 8, Kendell operated PA31 VH-DAP from...

Stationair 8, Kendell operated PA31 VH-DAP from 1971, that A/C was imported into Australia in the 1960s and operated by Delhi Allied Petroleum. Stand to be corrected on prior KD history.
5th Aug 2012, 12:03
Replies: 63
Views: 32,950
Posted By lamax

A take it or leave it attitude may well work with...

A take it or leave it attitude may well work with employee industrial relations but the same attitude with customers can only spell terminal decline.
28th Feb 2012, 00:01
Replies: 62
Views: 15,700
Posted By lamax

And remember the files RACNSW instructors keep...

And remember the files RACNSW instructors keep on DCA examiners which indicated their favourite subjects for instructor rating renewals. Surprised nobody has mentioned Spike Jennings, plenty of...
10th Jan 2012, 03:11
Replies: 71
Views: 11,211
Posted By lamax

Thanks Dog for the correction about early...

Thanks Dog for the correction about early Melbourne Airport movements, there seemed to be an inordinate amount of time between accepting itinerante traffic and the first RPT operations.
9th Jan 2012, 06:07
Replies: 71
Views: 11,211
Posted By lamax

Considering Tullamarine did not exist as an...

Considering Tullamarine did not exist as an airport in 1967 it would have been an interesting arrival for Airforce One although I'm sure the old Bulla Servo would have been happy with the fuelling...
7th Nov 2011, 03:00
Replies: 26
Views: 3,487
Posted By lamax

For a relatively short period around the late 60s...

For a relatively short period around the late 60s traffic lights were installed on General Homes Drive aligned with Sydney's RWY 25 threshold, presumably to protect vehicular traffic from jet blast.
2nd Feb 2011, 04:30
Replies: 287
Views: 85,806
Posted By lamax

Unless an aircraft is lowered vertically under...

Unless an aircraft is lowered vertically under power into water the propellors will always curve rearwards when entering water due to the resultant force of forward airspeed.
11th Jan 2011, 06:48
Replies: 256
Views: 97,864
Posted By lamax

Manderson, I stand to be corrected, I did my...

Manderson, I stand to be corrected, I did my commercial navs with Arthur Kell, I remember him being photographed with the Lancaster but I'm pretty sure he wasn't part of the ferry crew.
9th Jan 2011, 04:44
Replies: 20
Views: 3,692
Posted By lamax

Keg, I can understand your frustration on this...

Keg, I can understand your frustration on this story, I commented to the Hun ( Herald Sun) that windshear and missed approaches are common occurences. To date these comments have not been published...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2010, 00:19
Replies: 2,056
Views: 1,251,622
Posted By lamax

Can't remember a lot of my 20,000 hrs. as pilot...

Can't remember a lot of my 20,000 hrs. as pilot but will never forget paxing on Concorde 20 years ago between Washington and Heathrow. Spent the last 2 hours of the flight standing in the flight deck...
3rd Sep 2010, 09:01
Replies: 309
Views: 106,440
Posted By lamax

Major airline managements have never understood...

Major airline managements have never understood the regional airline environment. Fourty years ago ANSW tried to replace F27 with F28 on high yield, regulated and sole operator routes in NSW. The...
13th Jun 2010, 09:50
Replies: 16
Views: 5,944
Posted By lamax

I was a school boy in the mid 40s to the mid 50s...

I was a school boy in the mid 40s to the mid 50s and have many happy memories of Mascot as it was known.I spent every available minute after school and on week ends exploring its aircraft and hangars...
4th Sep 2009, 03:02
Replies: 51
Views: 7,327
Posted By lamax

If you are short there is no way you can stow...

If you are short there is no way you can stow overhead baggage , Teresa said he boarded later and couldn't assist , what is wrong with working outside your job description occasionally and remember...
30th Jan 2009, 00:07
Replies: 61
Views: 17,536
Posted By lamax

Rex pilots may not be perturbed by so called...

Rex pilots may not be perturbed by so called management threats to EBA negotiations but they should be concerned with the two edged sword hovering over them - drought and recession which are the...
23rd Sep 2008, 06:08
Replies: 81
Views: 9,718
Posted By lamax

Agony , CLW almost always leaked fuel when...

Agony ,

CLW almost always leaked fuel when filled to capacity - the outboard tanks were selected for take off and landing.

J McK. who is presently in the USA , is an authority on that last KD...
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