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29th Apr 2021, 20:13
Replies: 62
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But I love thread drifts! No idea where Jim...

But I love thread drifts!

No idea where Jim and Karen B ended up, I'd like to know. He was one of those wonderful slightly odd characters that seemed to abound back then (not me of course). I...
28th Apr 2021, 19:07
Replies: 62
Views: 18,883
Posted By Dora-9

I thought Bob Oliver was never pleased about...

I thought Bob Oliver was never pleased about anything (having watched him from afar - I flew at Civils at that time).

I recall Jim Borthwick flying TDB and telling us all in our Queen Airs to "get...
16th Apr 2021, 20:01
Replies: 36
Views: 8,694
Posted By Dora-9

Well said, roundsounds.

Well said, roundsounds.
14th Apr 2021, 19:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,210
Posted By Dora-9

I agree 100% with your entire posting, By George.

I agree 100% with your entire posting, By George.
11th Apr 2021, 06:43
Replies: 64
Views: 15,218
Posted By Dora-9

Ollie: Mishandled the fuel leak? Now...

Ollie:



Mishandled the fuel leak? Now there's an understatement! It wasn't the pilots plural, it was one clown who was infamous amongst the FO's (two of them ended up in EK and were very...
7th Apr 2021, 20:19
Replies: 8
Views: 4,568
Posted By Dora-9

Here's the late Geoff Ambroses's notes on WB556's...

Here's the late Geoff Ambroses's notes on WB556's history, if this helps:C1-0008 DHH f8 WB556 Chipmunk T.10; production date 6/10/1949; a/c 31/1/1950; d/d 03/02/1950, to Oxford UAS Kidlington coded...
16th Mar 2021, 18:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,209
Posted By Dora-9

Struggling to recall this, but I think that with...

Struggling to recall this, but I think that with Ansett there was some evil contraption (a drum incorporating a hand pump and a long "wand" thingie with two nozzles at the end). The theory was that...
16th Mar 2021, 07:14
Replies: 1
Views: 906
Posted By Dora-9

I didn't think he was still with us, so that's...

I didn't think he was still with us, so that's sad news.

On several occasions Syd went out of his way to help me when he certainly didn't have to.

RIP Syd.
12th Mar 2021, 18:48
Replies: 505
Views: 493,136
Posted By Dora-9

Thank you. I've been desperately trying to...

Thank you. I've been desperately trying to remember just where the antennae were located - you comment rang a bell.
11th Mar 2021, 09:29
Replies: 505
Views: 493,136
Posted By Dora-9

Of course, once within range the Omegas woke up...

Of course, once within range the Omegas woke up again.
10th Mar 2021, 21:28
Replies: 505
Views: 493,136
Posted By Dora-9

But how about that wonderful FD110 ADI that was...

But how about that wonderful FD110 ADI that was so big that you could sit inside it?

Not that I'd ever swear (ahem), but I also discovered that just plain shouting/begging/bursting into tears at...
10th Mar 2021, 05:44
Replies: 505
Views: 493,136
Posted By Dora-9

"E" field (named after Ed Field?) and "H" field...

"E" field (named after Ed Field?) and "H" field antennae. All the B737-200's were wired for dual Omegas but normally only carried one, unless you were doing Air Vauatu or Polynesian flights....
8th Mar 2021, 19:00
Replies: 505
Views: 493,136
Posted By Dora-9

Didn't we ever George? The whole airline (Ansett)...

Didn't we ever George? The whole airline (Ansett) was just a fun atmosphere, I thought looking forward to going to work every time was quite normal until I ended up with another airline much further...
17th Feb 2021, 00:31
Replies: 20,467
Views: 2,511,541
Posted By Dora-9

My old stomping ground in fact. Nothing to hand,...

My old stomping ground in fact. Nothing to hand, so OH.
16th Feb 2021, 18:32
Replies: 20,467
Views: 2,511,541
Posted By Dora-9

Crawley Bay, Western Australia? That looks...

Crawley Bay, Western Australia? That looks remarkably like the University of WA in the background.
8th Feb 2021, 09:44
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By Dora-9

Sorry McLimit, I should have seen the joke.

Sorry McLimit, I should have seen the joke.
7th Feb 2021, 18:57
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By Dora-9

That's rubbish. What's the point of talking so...

That's rubbish. What's the point of talking so fast that nobody understands you? Or does it make the speed-talker feel so good about himself, but meanwhile he's incomprehensible to all others?
...
6th Feb 2021, 18:23
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By Dora-9

Not just NZ - the guys operating at Caloundra...

Not just NZ - the guys operating at Caloundra have taken the speed-transmitting course too.
5th Feb 2021, 19:00
Replies: 80
Views: 9,377
Posted By Dora-9

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, for...

I'm probably going to get flamed for this, for those who insist on broadcasting their position on every leg of the circuit (even if there's no-one else there), is it necessary to prefix EVERY call...
22nd Jan 2021, 20:13
Replies: 23
Views: 7,205
Posted By Dora-9

Propjet and Duck Pilot: You're probably...

Propjet and Duck Pilot:

You're probably correct - my post withdrawn but a PM sent...
11th Jan 2021, 17:37
Replies: 42
Views: 12,112
Posted By Dora-9

Discorde, you're a star! That's the line-up...

Discorde, you're a star!

That's the line-up photo I was referring to - if the spinner colours aren't all white, then they're all seemingly very pale colours.

And thank you for that lovely...
10th Jan 2021, 18:27
Replies: 42
Views: 12,112
Posted By Dora-9

That's very interesting Discorde. It must have...

That's very interesting Discorde. It must have been for a short(ish) period though; I have a 1966 photo showing WG478 at Leeds UAS with a black spinner with another showing a 1968 line-up of Leeds...
28th Dec 2020, 18:05
Replies: 76
Views: 21,711
Posted By Dora-9

That was Arthur Kell, DFC and Bar, the aircraft...

That was Arthur Kell, DFC and Bar, the aircraft was VH-FTA (C1-0499) which crashed near Cobbity NSW 27.1.1968. I'm perhaps a fraction older than you, Roundy - I was charter flying in WA at the time...
26th Dec 2020, 18:26
Replies: 93
Views: 15,525
Posted By Dora-9

Been there too, Pinky?

Been there too, Pinky?
26th Dec 2020, 09:11
Replies: 93
Views: 15,525
Posted By Dora-9

As everyone who has operated British aeroplanes...

As everyone who has operated British aeroplanes will understand: the reason that the Brits are used to warm beer is that they're also used to Lucas refrigeration.
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