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19th Aug 2019, 09:19
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Posted By By George

Ansett 727-200LR Maximum TOW was 89,358kg...

Ansett 727-200LR Maximum TOW was 89,358kg compared to the straight 200 being 86,409kg. Both versions had the same landing weight of 72,575kg (flap30) and the same ZFW of 63,503kg. The extra fuel on...
16th Aug 2019, 22:28
Replies: 17
Views: 4,627
Posted By By George

I recently spent two weeks in the Hyatt at...

I recently spent two weeks in the Hyatt at Essendon Fields and walked around the airport on a memory-lane mission. So many changes, the place is hardly recognisable, just a giant shopping-centre and...
7th Mar 2019, 21:01
Replies: 20
Views: 2,377
Posted By By George

My old SCPL has 'Permanently Valid' stamped on...

My old SCPL has 'Permanently Valid' stamped on the validity page. My old Second Class ATPL has a giant 'OBSOLETE' stamped right across the front page. There is a message there somewhere.

In regard...
22nd Feb 2019, 19:06
Replies: 18
Views: 2,162
Posted By By George

Hamilton Island in Queensland is another....

Hamilton Island in Queensland is another. Circling off the RW32 VOR for RW14 you fly around the back of Dent Island. You lose sight of the runway but Dent island is considered ' a feature...
10th Feb 2019, 04:17
Replies: 78
Views: 33,718
Posted By By George

Could not agree more. Beautiful aeroplane and...

Could not agree more. Beautiful aeroplane and very easy to fly being docile close to the ground. Had to watch out for a pod strike in a strong crosswind although easily avoided if you crabbed. Boeing...
5th Feb 2019, 09:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,569
Posted By By George

I think they call that 'A backyard Operator'....

I think they call that 'A backyard Operator'. Very lucky escape.
19th Jan 2019, 19:57
Replies: 24
Views: 4,554
Posted By By George

Tony Blackman 'Vulcan Test Pilot' page 162;...

Tony Blackman 'Vulcan Test Pilot' page 162; 'Author piloting Vulcan XH535 as it formates with B52 Stratofortress 20008 over Edwards Air force Base, 7th July 1961'.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2019, 07:02
Replies: 47
Views: 8,891
Posted By By George

Another 737 was Garuda Flight 421 (January 2002)...

Another 737 was Garuda Flight 421 (January 2002) which lost both engines due to hail ingestion and ditched successfully into the Bengawan Solo River in Java. One Flight Attendant died but the...
2nd Dec 2018, 03:29
Replies: 1
Views: 1,073
Posted By By George

Ah, Yes, the good old CASA Log-Book. I couldn't...

Ah, Yes, the good old CASA Log-Book. I couldn't agree more. When I was flying in Asia my partners in crime fitted nicely in the name column. Such names as 'Ng' and 'Lee', 'Ong' and 'Woo' were made...
24th Nov 2018, 21:45
Replies: 74
Views: 17,199
Posted By By George

My 'nearest and dearest' gets back this afternoon...

My 'nearest and dearest' gets back this afternoon having been cancelled four times over four days, all on a full-fare ticket. (I am currently tidying up the house). No fault of the Airline but proof...
12th Nov 2018, 05:24
Replies: 48
Views: 28,518
Posted By By George

Ex-Singapore Cargo (9V-SFF). Had many happy hours...

Ex-Singapore Cargo (9V-SFF). Had many happy hours in that when it was fairly new. I know it is only a machine, supposedly with no sole, but what a way to treat a Lady. Always sad to see them sticking...
21st Oct 2018, 07:45
Replies: 34
Views: 3,705
Posted By By George

I was part of the search, my log-book shows 3.20...

I was part of the search, my log-book shows 3.20 in VH-MBT (a Chieftain from AAC). Covered a lot of sea without a trace on the 24th. Very strange that one. VH-DSJ, a C182 if my memory is correct?
20th Jul 2018, 04:28
Replies: 108
Views: 49,437
Posted By By George

Blocked the Runway for over an hour. Interesting...

Blocked the Runway for over an hour. Interesting to see the main gear doors dangling down. ( manual extension?). Also both main gear doors appeared damaged. Couple of Pilots standing to attention in...
1st Jul 2018, 22:15
Replies: 31
Views: 8,254
Posted By By George

The other thing is, people don't understand the...

The other thing is, people don't understand the difference between trimming a moving stab and an elevator. If you are pushing full forward to save the day, you don't trim a flying stab to stick...
5th May 2018, 21:24
Replies: 104
Views: 18,364
Posted By By George

I think people use EGLL as a yardstick because in...

I think people use EGLL as a yardstick because in the opinion of many, it is the best ATC out there. I know little from the ATC point of view but London does stand out. I flew with a previous company...
4th Feb 2018, 20:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By By George

With the Omega, due to the 'H-Field' antenna...

With the Omega, due to the 'H-Field' antenna (whatever that was) it often dropped out in heavy rain. The Department of Changing Names insisted on dual Omega for the Pacific flying as a result of this...
4th Feb 2018, 08:07
Replies: 18
Views: 4,351
Posted By By George

The Ansett 727-200LR had the same engines as the...

The Ansett 727-200LR had the same engines as the standard 727-200, JT8-15's. They had the same centre tanks too but an extra forward fuselage tank, by memory 6,800lbs, a beefed up centre section and...
27th Dec 2017, 08:26
Replies: 16,958
Views: 1,782,237
Posted By By George

Jacksons Field Port Moresby PNG?

Jacksons Field Port Moresby PNG?
29th Oct 2017, 08:14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,461
Posted By By George

The early C310 models had twin over-wing...

The early C310 models had twin over-wing Augmentor tube exhausts. I remember them on C310B models VH-REL and VH-DBA that I flew in the very early seventies. Wouldn't be many of those old tarts left...
15th Oct 2017, 20:47
Replies: 24
Views: 8,882
Posted By By George

Ah yes, the 'Queen' a lovely aeroplane but I also...

Ah yes, the 'Queen' a lovely aeroplane but I also found the cockpit very cramped with a relatively poor view, although you could see your wing-tip which helped on the ground. A very easy aeroplane to...
24th Aug 2017, 08:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By By George

That was nothing to some of the frights in SE...

That was nothing to some of the frights in SE Asia Dora and we are still here!

On the subject of hand flying, I remember being shouted down about the value of light twin time. "What has a 40 year...
22nd Aug 2017, 20:14
Replies: 4
Views: 1,949
Posted By By George

Both pilots in VOR mode and nobody with MAP....

Both pilots in VOR mode and nobody with MAP. Inexperienced F/O, steep cockpit gradient, dark night, early turn. Lots of little flags popping up. Another one is the fact the Captain had flown Russian...
19th Aug 2017, 20:57
Replies: 10
Views: 3,995
Posted By By George

An Ansett Crewing Officer who witnessed the...

An Ansett Crewing Officer who witnessed the accident made everyone laugh by saying, "The World's most experienced Airline has just had another experience".
27th Jul 2017, 21:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,496
Posted By By George

There is a very good example demonstrated by a SQ...

There is a very good example demonstrated by a SQ B777 in Munich November 2011. 'Google' it and see what happens.
If the aircraft needed an auto land for CAT3 validity (every 28 days with my...
7th Jul 2017, 20:57
Replies: 48
Views: 11,123
Posted By By George

Well, we might have 3rd World CAT 1 ILS but I...

Well, we might have 3rd World CAT 1 ILS but I noticed we now have 'Transgender' toilets in the Qantas Terminal. Dying to have a peek inside but not sure of the qualifications for entry.
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