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1st Dec 2022, 07:20
Replies: 17
Views: 1,729
Posted By Dora-9

Checkboard: Check out the video - wtf...

Checkboard:



Check out the video - wtf are the throttles (sorry, thrust levers) doing?
10th Nov 2022, 02:31
Replies: 113
Views: 12,244
Posted By Dora-9

Indeed. However, this was at Gympie which...

Indeed.

However, this was at Gympie which does have a reputation for people just not using their radios.
10th Oct 2022, 21:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,390
Posted By Dora-9

Any idea please as to the registration?

Any idea please as to the registration?
31st Aug 2022, 20:31
Replies: 1,768
Views: 110,755
Posted By Dora-9

Is the island you're talking about Coode Island...

Is the island you're talking about Coode Island or Australia? I recognize this one, it's Fisherman's Bend.

OH if correct.
18th Aug 2022, 03:23
Replies: 69
Views: 13,028
Posted By Dora-9

djpil There were several factors with...

djpil



There were several factors with this one, e.g. a spin entry experienced with full power while inverted is VERY different from the usual "wings level. throttle closed, stick hard back at...
1st Jul 2022, 21:37
Replies: 29
Views: 9,036
Posted By Dora-9

Maybe I should have worded this better? The B777...

Maybe I should have worded this better? The B777 would outclimb and cruise higher. It used to be huge fun "burning off" all the Airbi heading eastbound across China in the B747 - but we were below...
30th Jun 2022, 21:00
Replies: 29
Views: 9,036
Posted By Dora-9

BuzzBox and 404: Thanks very much for the...

BuzzBox and 404: Thanks very much for the clarification. I retired just as the B777-300ER entered service while the A350 was then just a distant dream - certainly the "straight" -300 could easily...
28th Jun 2022, 21:27
Replies: 29
Views: 9,036
Posted By Dora-9

404 - what about the B777?

404 - what about the B777?
25th Apr 2022, 21:20
Replies: 7
Views: 2,292
Posted By Dora-9

How I wish I'd actually got to meet Stan! Our...

How I wish I'd actually got to meet Stan! Our interests were similar; we'd beaten the same paths too. I only knew of him through my contacts with Geoff Goodall; the latter's article on Kimberley...
21st Apr 2022, 03:15
Replies: 24
Views: 10,949
Posted By Dora-9

A rumour going around (and I stress that it was...

A rumour going around (and I stress that it was told to me second-hand) that the sequence started with a cabin fire caused by a lithium battery in a laptop.
16th Mar 2022, 08:31
Replies: 72
Views: 23,379
Posted By Dora-9

aroa: Really straining the grey matter here - I...

aroa:
Really straining the grey matter here - I THINK it was in the Lofty Range/Bulloo Downs area (north of Meekatharra).

FP:
I've been searching for any deference to this episode, and have...
13th Mar 2022, 20:48
Replies: 72
Views: 23,379
Posted By Dora-9

That was BBV, a highly utilized (and generally...

That was BBV, a highly utilized (and generally thrashed) aircraft. Regarding the prop separation episode and my memories of this, the propeller struck the aircraft with the disc horizontal, so it...
24th Dec 2021, 20:47
Replies: 5
Views: 3,306
Posted By Dora-9

Good one, Rod. What's missing though is a...

Good one, Rod.

What's missing though is a satchel to carry all the paperwork in case he's subject to a CASA Ramp (Chimney?) Check.
22nd Dec 2021, 20:16
Replies: 29
Views: 3,602
Posted By Dora-9

Gosh, there are a few of "the usual suspects"...

Gosh, there are a few of "the usual suspects" named there.

Barry Tate "went to DCA"? I choked on my coffee when I read this (a bit like putting a cat in charge of a mouse ranch). Barry went to CFS...
9th Oct 2021, 03:41
Replies: 44
Views: 16,336
Posted By Dora-9

Based on photos, at least three 8 AEF Chipmunks...

Based on photos, at least three 8 AEF Chipmunks carried this scheme; WG417/X, WD365/Y and WP949/Z. Maybe the unit only had three aircraft?
2nd Oct 2021, 12:09
Replies: 232
Views: 53,317
Posted By Dora-9

But the FBW system in an Airbus won't even let...

But the FBW system in an Airbus won't even let you do aeros! When I was doing my B777 course, part of the first simulator session involved doing aerobatics (to highlight the difference in FBW...
1st Oct 2021, 20:57
Replies: 232
Views: 53,317
Posted By Dora-9

That's easy - Chipmunk above all. I...

That's easy - Chipmunk above all.

I appreciate that these are subjective, but I'm unsure how anyone can describe the B747 as "sublime" - having been made to convert back to the B744 from the...
27th Sep 2021, 01:30
Replies: 22
Views: 6,507
Posted By Dora-9

When Ansett started receiving their B737-277A's...

When Ansett started receiving their B737-277A's in 1981 we were told that they were identical to BA's "737X's". All the Ansett aircraft were fitted as described above, except that they were wired for...
21st Aug 2021, 20:36
Replies: 21
Views: 7,879
Posted By Dora-9

Capt - I was trying to say that neither comment...

Capt - I was trying to say that neither comment (break-up in S&L and the cloud base) were based on first hand observation, just what the first-handers had told me subsequently. And my "friend" is/was...
20th Aug 2021, 20:37
Replies: 21
Views: 7,879
Posted By Dora-9

The helicopter pilot witness is being quoted...

The helicopter pilot witness is being quoted around Caboolture as seeing the aircraft in straight and level flight shedding pieces. The cloud base in the area (and here I'm quoting a friend who was...
23rd May 2021, 00:33
Replies: 34
Views: 5,479
Posted By Dora-9

I couldn't have said it better!

I couldn't have said it better!
29th Apr 2021, 21:13
Replies: 72
Views: 23,379
Posted By Dora-9

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, 20:07
Replies: 72
Views: 23,379
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, 21:01
Replies: 36
Views: 11,210
Posted By Dora-9

Well said, roundsounds.

Well said, roundsounds.
14th Apr 2021, 20:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,483
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, 07:43
Replies: 64
Views: 17,451
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, 21:19
Replies: 8
Views: 4,692
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, 19:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,321
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, 08:14
Replies: 1
Views: 1,094
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, 19:48
Replies: 505
Views: 509,323
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, 10:29
Replies: 505
Views: 509,323
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, 22:28
Replies: 505
Views: 509,323
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, 06:44
Replies: 505
Views: 509,323
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, 20:00
Replies: 505
Views: 509,323
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, 01:31
Replies: 20,482
Views: 2,912,949
Posted By Dora-9

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

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