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21st Sep 2022, 00:29
Replies: 156
Views: 56,472
Posted By pithblot

Stationair8 Yes/no/maybe. The NT Government...

Stationair8
Yes/no/maybe.
The NT Government are in negotiations with CASA and Cessna to approve the C209NG for IFR day and night aeromedical for NTG contractors only. This apparently will be a...
16th May 2022, 17:06
Replies: 29
Views: 6,162
Posted By pithblot

Agreed I spent my 21st birthday out of the...

Agreed
I spent my 21st birthday out of the winter chill, with the boys in the King Island FSU.
20th Mar 2022, 04:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,149
Posted By pithblot

. Thats interesting - 1932 - the same year the...

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Thats interesting - 1932 - the same year the Sydney Harbour Bridge opened.

Noel was a bit of a fixture, part of the furniture so to speak. Is he still with us?

Anyone here with first hand...
26th Jan 2022, 06:40
Replies: 346
Views: 144,933
Posted By pithblot

Happy Australia Day

I recall one young hopeful front up to the old Air North office next to the Aero Club on the airport Southern Side. Like the rest of us when looking for a job, he came with resume in-hand and was...
2nd Oct 2021, 13:16
Replies: 232
Views: 52,875
Posted By pithblot

SSnR I agree, the Chippie is a lovely aeroplane...

SSnR
I agree, the Chippie is a lovely aeroplane - IMHO much nicer to fly with the Gypsy Major than modified with a Lycoming flat six (can’t remember the model number and can’t be bothered to look it...
31st Aug 2021, 03:06
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,597,800
Posted By pithblot

Donít shoot the messenger.

“Frustrated and at a loss to understand why a considerable and growing body of evidence in favour of the cheap, off-patent medication is being not merely ignored but actively rejected, Dr Phillip M....
29th Aug 2021, 03:41
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,597,800
Posted By pithblot

Veteran of the drug-testing industry speaks out.

Dr Altmanís letter deals with Ivermectin in the management of covid. It has info worth considering.

Veteran of the drug-testing industry speaks out, ĎA Total Lack of Therapeutic Perspectiveí...
28th Aug 2021, 18:10
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,597,800
Posted By pithblot

ICU nurse speaks out

This video deals with covid. It has info worth considering.

ICU nurse speaks out (https://www.bitchute.com/video/3gjQE9cFSc1p/)
7th Aug 2021, 03:03
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,597,800
Posted By pithblot

Old Rope, Fresh Perspective

Politicians have abdicated responsibility for this Covid crisis
If a foreign power were causing damage on this scale we would regard it as an act of war, and deaths in defence of the country would...
5th Aug 2021, 08:39
Replies: 91
Views: 32,668
Posted By pithblot

I think Centaurus coined the term ďAssault...

I think Centaurus coined the term ďAssault LandingĒ.
9th Jun 2021, 11:35
Replies: 113
Views: 25,099
Posted By pithblot

Thumbs up Thunder City

Great description aroa....God pulling a string of beads to heaven.

And Lightnings were kinda GA for a while but not anymore. Thunder City (https://www.incredible-adventures.com/capetown2.html)
8th Jun 2021, 23:21
Replies: 113
Views: 25,099
Posted By pithblot

A 185 with a two bladed prop certainly gets your...

A 185 with a two bladed prop certainly gets your attention.

tdracer, yes, the P&W music emanating from a DC3 is surely not noise!
10th May 2021, 11:14
Replies: 21
Views: 5,544
Posted By pithblot

Wow. Great story. Well written. Thank...

Wow.

Great story. Well written.

Thank you Centaurus.
8th May 2021, 19:42
Replies: 0
Views: 1,037
Posted By pithblot

Interesting Book Review, Invited to a War

Quadrant, and Tony Thomas in particular, once again rising to the top with this review;

Invited to a War, Air Vice-Marshall Alan Reed....
27th Mar 2021, 09:12
Replies: 21
Views: 4,111
Posted By pithblot

As a kid about 1970 - 75, I remember seeing two...

As a kid about 1970 - 75, I remember seeing two B18 and two Beavers on wheels parked together at an airstrip in the Moss Vale/ Bowral/ Mittagong area. I never met Alan Savage, but Iím told they were...
9th Mar 2021, 12:22
Replies: 20
Views: 9,394
Posted By pithblot

Antipodean Spitfire

Let’s not forget the antipodean Spitfire, the mighty Victa Airtourer 100!

Located aft of the lawnmower-pull-to-start-handle and between the P1 and P2 seats, the Victa square-shaped spade grip...
30th Jan 2021, 05:22
Replies: 81
Views: 17,722
Posted By pithblot

VH-IWJ, in 1985 ...

VH-IWJ, in 1985

https://www.pprune.org/pacific-general-aviation-questions/632010-canadian-accident-king-air-200-loses-both-ah-s-imc-crashes.html#post10767811
26th Jan 2021, 23:52
Replies: 283
Views: 107,920
Posted By pithblot

Arrow Well BAz, that’s a pretty good thread drift if...

Well BAz,
that’s a pretty good thread drift if it’s “slightly off topic”.
Thank you :ok:
5th Jan 2021, 23:46
Replies: 1,345
Views: 557,554
Posted By pithblot

Mach Perhaps the gear failed to...

Mach



Perhaps the gear failed to retract?

If the pilot was fumbling, trying to manually move the J-Hook out of the way, and had a power lever migration he would have been in a world of hurt.
25th Nov 2020, 12:15
Replies: 37
Views: 8,122
Posted By pithblot

In Smithton, 1981, there was talk on the airport...

In Smithton, 1981, there was talk on the airport (Bill Vincent, Frank Jaeger, Jack Harrex & others) about an incident involving an Argosy some years previously.

I donít remember the company...
15th Sep 2020, 04:53
Replies: 63
Views: 11,806
Posted By pithblot

My first flight/solo 13/28 Aug, 1977 in a C150. ...

My first flight/solo 13/28 Aug, 1977 in a C150.
43 years
Happy Days!

My last commercial flight as PIC was last March.

Itís often said flying is the best job in the world and the worst...
11th Sep 2020, 01:52
Replies: 105
Views: 31,438
Posted By pithblot

Agreed. I wouldnít want to sound selfish :)

Agreed.
I wouldnít want to sound selfish :)
11th Sep 2020, 01:34
Replies: 105
Views: 31,438
Posted By pithblot

Itís not true that you have no prospects.

Gíday Chris,

Itís ok to be ďat a lossĒ in these crazy times. I can understand the feeling, but donít go talking yourself down or buy into the gloom, doom and hysteria that is everywhere today. If...
30th Aug 2020, 05:12
Replies: 63
Views: 23,032
Posted By pithblot

Thanks Megan. Good story, true or not, itís six...

Thanks Megan.
Good story, true or not, itís six minutes worth listening to.
29th Aug 2020, 08:30
Replies: 63
Views: 23,032
Posted By pithblot

Wrong Question Rex

Rex


Ask Bloggs for the numbers in the Miracle.

pithblot
15th Aug 2020, 10:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,036
Posted By pithblot

Ng5 I think that is correct, and he used to fly...

Ng5
I think that is correct, and he used to fly a Cessna 310 (stubby exhaust, short nose model) VH- REK.
5th Jun 2020, 05:25
Replies: 19
Views: 6,437
Posted By pithblot

Global Aviator Airline Pilot Currency...

Global Aviator
Airline Pilot Currency (https://www.pprune.org/australia-new-zealand-pacific/632972-airline-pilot-currency.html#post10801435)


On a serious note, HUGE issue. If only those guys...
2nd Jun 2020, 13:55
Replies: 3,273
Views: 418,810
Posted By pithblot

Not many around these days. DC6 or jobs flying them.

N151. YZF - SVG 15:44
What an interesting flight.

Everts are advertising for a DC6 FO.

https://www.latestpilotjobs.com/jobs/companyJobs/recruiter/2388...
30th Apr 2020, 04:25
Replies: 18
Views: 5,006
Posted By pithblot

Its not a good plan in my opinion. Mac sums up...

Its not a good plan in my opinion. Mac sums up the chances here pretty accurately.

Whatever you do, donít go Ag Flying.
Well, not until you are thoroughly grounded in life Ďon the landí and...
30th Apr 2020, 00:57
Replies: 24
Views: 5,796
Posted By pithblot

This reminds me of the Westwind 1124 that crashed...

This reminds me of the Westwind 1124 that crashed into Botany Bay In 1985 - an accident that would never have happened if even an ounce of honesty, integrity or airmanship was applied on any of a...
30th Apr 2020, 00:33
Replies: 26
Views: 5,724
Posted By pithblot

Not so long ago, as well as the logical reasons...

Not so long ago, as well as the logical reasons for spin training, we used to just do it for fun. And if the aeroplane/ instructor wasnít able then weíd find one who was.

If you arenít getting...
25th Apr 2020, 07:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,752
Posted By pithblot

Thanks werbil. Itís good to Ďhearí that MMA...

Thanks werbil.

Itís good to Ďhearí that MMA is flying once again, especially on this restricted ANZAC Day.

The Hardy family have done a great job over many years now with Ashburton, not only as...
24th Apr 2020, 13:43
Replies: 25
Views: 7,001
Posted By pithblot

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Fluro Vests are...

Trigger Warnings, Safe Spaces and Fluro Vests are no match for Fred Dibner.

Fred Dibnah How to erect a chimney scaffold.
22nd Apr 2020, 11:40
Replies: 34
Views: 21,517
Posted By pithblot

My thought too - impressive thread resurrection...

My thought too - impressive thread resurrection TB.

FWIW, I had the same question when I was flying B200s - never got a convincing answer.

Some familiar names here, Iíve not heard for quite a...
10th Mar 2020, 02:38
Replies: 14
Views: 6,646
Posted By pithblot

What is a commercail pilot..? WTW, ...

What is a commercail pilot..?

WTW,

Thatís the $64,000 question for every ATPL holder who doesnít work for Quantas, sorry Qantas.
ĒDidja eva wanna be a commercial pilot?Ē


BTW
Good on ya...
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