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19th Nov 2015, 07:59
Replies: 64
Views: 13,285
Posted By kimwestt

One hand man

Yeah - the bloke from Koolan Island - what a dead beat. I timed him one morning, from arriving at the a/c, to take off run, less than a minute, 47 seconds from memory.
That d be a bloody good temp...
26th Sep 2015, 01:56
Replies: 9
Views: 3,552
Posted By kimwestt

Smile The Chief Pilot

Copied from a US pilot mag but extraordinaringly well written, should be made mandatory for FOI's etc..
Leadership. They write books about it. There are seminars, webinars, pamphlets and...
29th Jun 2015, 02:02
Replies: 30
Views: 7,131
Posted By kimwestt

Smile Yep ThornB

But, what an opportunity, for the Govt to resume ownership of the aforesaid airport, for the cost of BAL's debts, and return it to its rightful place, that of being AN AIRPORT, for an airport, by an...
28th Jun 2015, 07:45
Replies: 30
Views: 7,131
Posted By kimwestt

YSBK costs.

And just how many times is the tax payer expected to "repay" the cost of the Bankstown Airport to the bureaucrats?
In the early 80's, you were struggling to find a parking spot for anything, and...
23rd Apr 2015, 03:30
Replies: 25
Views: 9,269
Posted By kimwestt


Would that be the Balloon Meister Gree:Dn?
26th Oct 2014, 03:43
Replies: 201
Views: 20,044
Posted By kimwestt

Ex Griffo

Nope - yer rong ;
22nd Oct 2014, 08:30
Replies: 61
Views: 14,515
Posted By kimwestt


Tricky Dicky at it again!
22nd Oct 2014, 06:19
Replies: 149
Views: 59,196
Posted By kimwestt

The more things change . . . . .

From the time that the industry knows the retirement date of the incumbent, and the commencement date of the replacement, the industry collectively holds its breath and waits for the much longed for...
6th Oct 2014, 01:38
Replies: 23
Views: 6,653
Posted By kimwestt


Does the HARS Connie :ok:come into that equation?
2nd Oct 2014, 02:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By kimwestt


OK I'll check YWOL termorra.:ok:
1st Oct 2014, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,882
Posted By kimwestt

How many sealed a/d's with no terminal?

Not very many, I would guess. Having flown over most of Oz, into mostly minor airports, pretty well a terminal (of some description) at all of them Well at least a loo!
How come the Illawarra...
11th Jul 2014, 00:28
Replies: 83
Views: 27,244
Posted By kimwestt

Hey Kharon

Was that -3's or -10's looks like -3's to me with 3 bladers.
25th Jun 2014, 10:11
Replies: 124
Views: 32,304
Posted By kimwestt

Is it CASA and GA or vice versa?

A quick question - is GA CASA's "sine qua non" or vice versa?
25th Jun 2014, 10:00
Replies: 24
Views: 5,865
Posted By kimwestt

Smile ferris or non-ferris!!

With a recent total hip replacement, and doing SY - Dubai-Istanbul-Bodrum, and return, there were no problems. Sure, the scanner went off, but as soon as I indicated my hip, a quick pass over with...
2nd Apr 2014, 10:42
Replies: 59
Views: 15,295
Posted By kimwestt

Aha - Karma is still alive and well !!!

Aha - Karma is still alive and well !!!
14th Mar 2014, 08:28
Replies: 50
Views: 6,745
Posted By kimwestt

At YWLM some time ago, had a Metro parked out...

At YWLM some time ago, had a Metro parked out front of the terminal, and loading pax and bags.
I still had my leatherman on me, and the security bloke had a dummy spit. Fair enuf, I'd forgotten to...
14th Mar 2014, 08:14
Replies: 28
Views: 4,538
Posted By kimwestt

Always points to the station ?

If you're doing an NDB in anger, it'll probably point to the nearest TS. . . . :ugh:
15th Feb 2014, 00:27
Replies: 52
Views: 8,542
Posted By kimwestt

He'd be game

If McComic does that tour, he'd need very, very good bodyguards, and exceptional body amour.....:mad:
30th Dec 2013, 03:44
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By kimwestt

Hope the green tree huggers don't get to :=see...

Hope the green tree huggers don't get to :=see that!!
17th Dec 2013, 22:53
Replies: 63
Views: 16,964
Posted By kimwestt

Try this

If there is no TAF, then the area QNH prevails.
Given that the area QNH is guaranteed to be within +/- 5 Mb, and at 30' per Mb, you then add 150' to the minima, unless your chart has a correction...
2nd Oct 2013, 07:58
Replies: 40
Views: 6,471
Posted By kimwestt

Thumbs down Downwind indeed

Na - I reckon it's everybody's busines that has the safety and reputation of fellow aviators at heart.
Like others on this site, I witnessed a downwind and intersection departure (20 kts+), short...
1st Sep 2013, 08:29
Replies: 51
Views: 7,503
Posted By kimwestt


To quote one A.B.Patterson:
"Their eyes were dull, their heads were flat, they had no brains at all."
Apologies to the man from Ironbark.
31st Aug 2013, 02:32
Replies: 51
Views: 7,503
Posted By kimwestt


If you want to remember back a bit further, RM started his bus service out of Hamilton (Vic). He would get all the pax seated, then collect the fares in order to buy the fuel for the trip to...
27th Aug 2013, 09:59
Replies: 51
Views: 7,503
Posted By kimwestt


Some time ago, we were involved in running a "Closed Charter" through a third party on our AOC out of a Northern port (very northern).
Despite having had our local (BK) office run their ruler over...
14th Aug 2013, 14:21
Replies: 29
Views: 4,666
Posted By kimwestt


You'll find that if you can leave it on the ground for an extra 10 to 15 kts on the takeoff run, the climb performance improves exponentially!!
Refer to the mutually exclusive statement....
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