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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 05:13
Replies: 195
Views: 11,668
Posted By John Eacott

Not quite: the bidding system has changed and...

Not quite: the bidding system has changed and there were bids from Germany, Qatar and Hungary amongst others, as well as Australia. Brisbane was nominated as the 'preferred partner' in February.
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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 04:06
Replies: 195
Views: 11,668
Posted By John Eacott

https://youtu.be/TRi0qPeXsEI

https://youtu.be/TRi0qPeXsEI
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jul 2021, 04:00
Replies: 195
Views: 11,668
Posted By John Eacott

Even more so in the Antipodes: football is AFL...

Even more so in the Antipodes: football is AFL down south, NRL or Union on the eastern seaboard and Union in the Shaky Isles.

Soccer is not THE football DownUnder :p :ok:
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2021, 06:25
Replies: 13
Views: 3,066
Posted By John Eacott

Anyone for Ground Resonance?

Shame about the shakycam video, but talk about resonating to destruction :eek: :hmm:

https://youtu.be/BwYcAwv-m3w
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jul 2021, 03:10
Replies: 40
Views: 20,869
Posted By John Eacott

Facebook link:...

Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/jobs/job-opening/2653577624934832?source=post_timeline
29th Jun 2021, 00:46
Replies: 6,772
Views: 917,876
Posted By John Eacott

Princess Anna has delayed her daily address a few...

Princess Anna has delayed her daily address a few hours: expect her to announce at 11am (15 minutes away) a 3 day lockdown and hard border closure.

Off to the shops for bread and milk before the...
28th Jun 2021, 22:11
Replies: 6,772
Views: 917,876
Posted By John Eacott

There's a significant difference in vaccinations...

There's a significant difference in vaccinations given and being fully vaccinated: being at the end of the supply chain and initially limited to mainly AZ jabs with a 12 week gap between the two, we...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2021, 18:35
Replies: 46
Views: 2,142
Posted By John Eacott

Average monthly regular maintenance on our...

Average monthly regular maintenance on our 35,000lt pool is about $A100, then there are odd extras eg replacement kreepykrawly pipes at $A25 per section, filter sand currently due after five years,...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Jun 2021, 09:48
Replies: 96
Views: 10,975
Posted By John Eacott

This power demand curve (from Eurocopter) may...

This power demand curve (from Eurocopter) may help some here understand the effect of translational lift, as shown by the increase and then reduction in power required from an IGE departure when...
23rd Jun 2021, 02:42
Replies: 623
Views: 117,153
Posted By John Eacott

All Bennett surnames are known as Wiggy, but...

All Bennett surnames are known as Wiggy, but Wiggy Bennett of 899 and 892 was the owner of two wigs, not having a hair on his body (reputedly) following the shock of finding himself upside down in a...
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2021, 00:57
Replies: 96
Views: 10,975
Posted By John Eacott

And there lies a particularly brave photographer!...

And there lies a particularly brave photographer! :cool:
Forum: Rotorheads
23rd Jun 2021, 00:56
Replies: 96
Views: 10,975
Posted By John Eacott

Not at all: you're lifting to a hover over a...

Not at all: you're lifting to a hover over a particular spot, sometimes in a strong wind. From the hover you move sideways off the ship and then transition into forward flight, climbing to a...
14th Jun 2021, 05:12
Replies: 254
Views: 37,013
Posted By John Eacott

I guess we won't have nicknames/callsigns any...

I guess we won't have nicknames/callsigns any longer?

Frosty: an RAN helicopter driver who was of Japanese ancestry, hence a 'Nip in the air'

Thrush: a general term for an irritating twit
...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Jun 2021, 05:08
Replies: 33
Views: 6,919
Posted By John Eacott

Sad state of affairs that I spot a cartoon and...

Sad state of affairs that I spot a cartoon and associate with a Rotorheads thread :p

...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th May 2021, 09:11
Replies: 53
Views: 3,748
Posted By John Eacott

BiL lost the lottery and did his time there:...

BiL lost the lottery and did his time there: doesn't talk about it and doesn't go to ANZAC Day march. His first son was born with a physical deformity, very likely associated with the handling of...
Forum: Rotorheads
17th May 2021, 04:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,721
Posted By John Eacott

https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/546742-parachute...

https://www.pprune.org/rotorheads/546742-parachute-jump-hell.html
13th May 2021, 06:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,727
Posted By John Eacott

From the exhaust ducting that looks more like the...

From the exhaust ducting that looks more like the NA-66, or T6 Texan back in its native habitat?
Forum: Rotorheads
11th May 2021, 01:09
Replies: 17
Views: 3,164
Posted By John Eacott

1978 :p In the middle of the airport was a...

1978 :p

In the middle of the airport was a mountain of baggage, left in the open on an area between taxiways. About 12-18 months earlier the Egyptian Consulate was dis-invited to remain in...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th May 2021, 23:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,164
Posted By John Eacott

The morning after a night SE training session in...

The morning after a night SE training session in a B212 at Triploi Airport I was embarrassed to see the damage done to the surface by our running landings. All very encouraging to see the sparks...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2021, 03:24
Replies: 6
Views: 2,970
Posted By John Eacott

Nigel Osborn this photo (not the best) from the...

Nigel Osborn this photo (not the best) from the RCN shows the exhaust trail back across the cargo door, exacerbated when in the hover to put the fumes neatly into the doorway and the crew.

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Forum: Jet Blast
30th Apr 2021, 04:13
Replies: 431
Views: 157,899
Posted By John Eacott

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/613x407/868a0ac6_c9f5_46f3_b3af_5654f9edffbc_658126d6edb0f5ea9cf55b358b778ad3e6e42bd7.jpeg
29th Apr 2021, 02:38
Replies: 16
Views: 4,371
Posted By John Eacott

I was fortunate to have Eric's guidance very...

I was fortunate to have Eric's guidance very early in my career: first flight with him was 14th September 1965 (Ercoupe ARHB) and he signed off my PPL course on 30th September.

Lovely bloke, a...
22nd Apr 2021, 07:25
Replies: 48
Views: 10,237
Posted By John Eacott

Air India used to let us (Okanagan Helicopters)...

Air India used to let us (Okanagan Helicopters) maintain IF currency using their B747 sim in Bombay: as a helicopter driver it was remarkably easy to fly the 747 IF and carry out a variety of...
15th Apr 2021, 08:17
Replies: 18
Views: 5,571
Posted By John Eacott

The 6pm News is making much of the fabrications...

The 6pm News is making much of the fabrications created by the ABC News editing of the events, much as reported in SnowFella s post



I suspect that the ABC's grovelling corrections and claims...
14th Apr 2021, 06:36
Replies: 32
Views: 4,824
Posted By John Eacott

The change was much earlier than that: my...

The change was much earlier than that: my original issue in 1968 was the stabbing knife and ISTR the curved blade arrived very early 1970, although supply could have begun late 1960s with the lazy...
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