Search found 129 matches

by grozzy
Thu May 09, 2019 5:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.
Replies: 127
Views: 9340

Re: A much needed debate on carry on luggage.

One thing that might help is banning bags with wheels in the cabin. If they have to carry their bag it would give passengers an incentive to keep size and weight down.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Frankfurt and the Olympics
Replies: 8
Views: 1207

Re: Frankfurt and the Olympics

One factor that helped make Sydney a success was that most of the venues were existing or going to be built anyway. 19 years later none of the facilities have been abandoned like Athens, Beijing or Rio.
Does Frankfurt have existing venues, or a need for such facilities after the games?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation
Replies: 39
Views: 5562

Re: Unusual incidents in commercial aviation

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18165029
In 1950 a plane crashed into a coal train at SYD airport
-->

https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/18165029
In 1950 a plane crashed into a coal train at SYD airport

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Jan 16, 2019 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)
Replies: 7
Views: 1114

Re: Australian International Airshow 2019 (Avalon Airshow)

I picked up a cheap fare on Jetstar and will make it a day trip from Sydney. The last time I went down was 8 or 6 years ago

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 off taxiway in CVG...heavy snow
Replies: 28
Views: 10474

Re: Delta 737 off taxiway in CVG...heavy snow

What was the problem? Skidding and unable to turn? or an inability to see the taxiway?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Jun 13, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service
Replies: 95
Views: 13002

Re: Fatal Incident Where Plane Returned to Service

I know nobody died on QF32, but if I ever find myself on "Nancy Bird" I would probably give it a quiet pat and "well done".
Both the plane and it's namesake have shown alot of character and spirit.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Transiting in Sydney
Replies: 8
Views: 713

Re: Transiting in Sydney

The main issue is is it on the one ticket? You'll be good if it is. Otherwise check if there's an interline agreement for baggage. You don't want to be collecting you bags and check in again. There's no time for that.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Feb 14, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school
Replies: 102
Views: 4104

Re: Florida: Reports of active shooter in school

einsteinboricua wrote:
There are two courses of action that have been proven, time and time again, to work in situations like these:

1. Thoughts and prayers
2. More guns for everyone.

That collective attitude is the reason why nothing has changed since April 1999
When will the USA look at themselves and demand change?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bee Gees one night only
Replies: 7
Views: 696

Re: Bee Gees one night only

I attended their Sydney concert in March 1999. The first event for the Olympic stadium.
At that stage of my life I wouldn't have been able to name many of their songs but all those songs were familiar to me. A testament to their writing abilities.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th
Replies: 153
Views: 28391

Re: Princess Juliana Airport set to reopen October 6th

I think there'd be plenty of visitors willing to donate their labor or skills for a day or more. All it would need is some basic accommodation and an organisation to coordinate needs and priorities.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Jul 20, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way
Replies: 17
Views: 2200

Re: These airlines charge you the most in extra fees - Spirit leads the way

I'm not sure why QANTAS is on that list. In Australia at least, their fares are all inclusive with taxes luggage and meal/snack included. The only thing you may not get is seat selection until check-in.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed May 24, 2017 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A/c off runway in HKG - MU768
Replies: 9
Views: 3500

Re: A/c off runway in HKG - MU768

Does anyone know if a regular tug would get it out, or do they need a specialised vehicle?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Oroville Dam Might Not Make It (Northern California)
Replies: 127
Views: 7882

Re: Oroville Dam Might Not Make It (Northern California)

I'm no expert, but I think one of feature of a dam's design should be to limit the discharge to a level which the downstream can handle. If you let the level reach 100% that cant be done. One solution would be to have a restricted outlet at say the 90% level. When the water reaches that height it wo...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Feb 13, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: August solar eclipse thread
Replies: 12
Views: 772

Re: August solar eclipse thread

I saw the total eclipse in Northern Queensland several years ago. Definitely should be on everyone's bucket list. I was lucky with the weather, viewers at Cairns, not too far away didn't see much through the clouds. My one tip is to not focus only on the sun. During totality take the time to observe...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Nov 01, 2016 5:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 30969

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

How does the tower alert the fire brigade in these situations? Do they need to use the phone/radio, or is there a "big Red button" to raise the alarm?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Aug 18, 2016 1:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Guns n Roses
Replies: 3
Views: 378

Guns n Roses

Guns n Roses have just announced their Australian tour, and I'm planning to go. So, has anyone been to a recent concert and are they still sounding good? I know they're probably not at their peak but they had some great songs and I'm hoping they can still do a great show.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Apr 20, 2016 5:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Is This Sydney?
Replies: 13
Views: 2490

RE: Is This Sydney?

Although I can't be 100% I'm leaning towards Bent st, near Falcon St. Indicators are that the poles are on the correct side, and the street is aligned with the bridge. Also the steepness of the street is similar.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sun Mar 20, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: F1 2016: Australian GP
Replies: 85
Views: 4438

RE: F1 2016: Australian GP

That crash happened right in front of me. Amazing they both walked away.
https://flic.kr/p/F3u4id

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Mar 09, 2016 7:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Does The Sky Begin?
Replies: 12
Views: 1703

RE: Where Does The Sky Begin?

It's a long time I learnt this at TAFE, so my memory is a bit vague. It is something to do with reasonable use. So you have rights to the airspace up to a reasonable height for your building or construction. But you can't sue a plane or satellite for flying over your property for instance. I don't t...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Dec 29, 2015 9:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another Hover Board Explosuon, At MY Local Mall!
Replies: 10
Views: 1726

RE: Another Hover Board Explosuon, At MY Local Mall!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/slider" class="quote" target="_blank">slider</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>Another good validator why pretty much every a...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Force Awakens - SPOILERS. Beware!
Replies: 176
Views: 5476

RE: The Force Awakens - SPOILERS. Beware!

I just saw it today. I enjoyed it especially the effects with less obvious cgi. One thing I did notice were the stairs. Was this the first star wars film with stairs?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Nov 25, 2015 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK Pax Deplanes When Upgrade Denied
Replies: 33
Views: 12123

RE: TK Pax Deplanes When Upgrade Denied

Taking it at face value, assuming that he did not have a valid reason to leave, I'd like to think that he forfeited his ticket and had to purchade a new flight. The next step would be to revoke what what he values most- his FF status.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sat Jun 13, 2015 4:22 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Anyone Else Love Turbulence?
Replies: 25
Views: 4665

RE: Does Anyone Else Love Turbulence?

I'm not an adrenaline junkie by any means, but my philosophy is if you can't control it you may as well enjoy it.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Feb 03, 2015 5:58 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: ZL Flight Ideas Out Of SYD?
Replies: 8
Views: 2879

RE: ZL Flight Ideas Out Of SYD?

If I could spare a couple more days, I'd go to Longreach. From the listed destinations I'd pick Dubbo and Western Plains Zoo. I can't think of any attractions at the other towns.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 3-year-old New Mexico Toddler Shoots Both Parents
Replies: 65
Views: 2951

RE: 3-year-old New Mexico Toddler Shoots Both Parents

When a country has the same tragedies happen time and time again, and does not demand change, THAT is stupid.
How long since Columbine?
How many times has it been repeated?
What has changed?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sun Nov 30, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Trailer For Jurassic World (Jurassic Park IV)
Replies: 11
Views: 2125

RE: Trailer For Jurassic World (Jurassic Park IV)

The first Jurassic Park when it came out in 93 was a technological breakthrough. It was the first movie in which the CGI was so believable you didn't even notice it.
The sequels were forgettable. I'm reluctant to see another movie which will probably tarnish my fond memories of the original.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Sep 23, 2014 2:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommend Trip To Istanbul, Turkey?
Replies: 14
Views: 2694

RE: Recommend Trip To Istanbul, Turkey?

I don't know what time of year your thinking of, but try to avoid the period aound April 25. There will be an influx of aussies and kiwis for the ANZAC centenary. I doubt hotels would be cheap.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Portable Games On Airplanes In 1980s?
Replies: 3
Views: 1990

RE: Portable Games On Airplanes In 1980s?

The only portable electronic game I can remember from the 80s is the Nintendo Game and Watch <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_%26_Watch" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Game_%26_Watch</a> They were very popular during their time. If not one of these, can you remember how it di...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Old Terminal At SYD?
Replies: 5
Views: 3857

RE: Old Terminal At SYD?

This is <acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym>'s second control tower built in about 1941 <a href="http://www.zipworld.com.au/~frankp/oldtowers/" target="_blank">http://www.zipworld.com.au/~frankp/oldtowers/</a> It's s...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Fri Sep 21, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IOS 6: First Impressions?
Replies: 124
Views: 6124

RE: IOS 6: First Impressions?

One of my issues with maps is that no one has physically checked the data in the field. At least with google their street view vehicles had checked the maps. I don't fully know how apple and google have sourced the data, but google is superior. If apple had sourced from one of the local street direc...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Sep 20, 2012 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: IOS 6: First Impressions?
Replies: 124
Views: 6124

IOS 6: First Impressions?

I've just downloaded the new iOS for my iPod touch, and am wondering what everyone's impressions are.
There's a few local errors I've found with the maps. I am routed along unformed streets. I can also see no use so far for the other main addition, passbook. Everything else seems normal so far.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Sep 13, 2012 9:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Does My Building Owe Me If _I_ Scrape My Car?
Replies: 18
Views: 3973

RE: Does My Building Owe Me If _I_ Scrape My Car?

If the carspace is part of the title to your unit you won't be able to swap it. You should have checked the space when you bought or rented your apartment. You should also have considered the size when you got your car. It is only your fault for trying to fit a car into a space that's too small.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Fri Aug 24, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stowaway Found Dead On A BA Flight From Cape Town
Replies: 29
Views: 15182

RE: Stowaway Found Dead On A BA Flight From Cape Town

In theory, if someone could access the avionics bay or the cargo hold would they be survivable?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Jul 18, 2012 11:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Olympic Moments...
Replies: 30
Views: 4367

RE: Your Olympic Moments...

Who can forget "Eric the eel" in Sydney?

http://youtu.be/3zjCc_VyxM4

Jump to post
by grozzy
Fri Jul 13, 2012 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: London 2012 Olympics Thread
Replies: 402
Views: 17015

RE: London 2012 Olympics Thread

The only Olympics Ive been to was the Sydney games. A few personal highlights: The opening ceremony dress rehearsal Cathy Freeman's Gold medal Watching Ian Thorpe break yet another world record on the big screens During the closing ceremony, singing with Slim Dusty and 110,000 people During the Para...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 5:35 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Bombing Of Darwin - 70th Anniversary
Replies: 0
Views: 1395

Bombing Of Darwin - 70th Anniversary

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Japanese bombing of Darwin on 19th Feb 1942. 188 aircraft from the same carriers that attacked Pearl Harbour were involved. There was at least 250-300 casualties. There were further raids on Broome, Townsville as well as Darwin. <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/w...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Boarding Passes?
Replies: 75
Views: 15170

RE: The Future Of Boarding Passes?

With <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym> domestic you can use your <acronym title="Tower Air (USA)">FF</acronym> card, traditional paper <acronym title="Air Botswana">BP</acronym> or have the barcode sent to your phone. Of course, there are no checks at security. I think the main proble...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Jan 26, 2012 7:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: If I Gave You £1 To
Replies: 22
Views: 2290

RE: If I Gave You £1 To

When the War is Over - Cold Chisel
Evie Parts 1,2&3 - Stevie Wright
Better be Home Soon - Crowded House
Blackbird - The Beatles
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Billy Thorpe and the Aztecs

Jump to post
by grozzy
Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF To Use A380 Domestically Tomorrow
Replies: 18
Views: 14070

RE: QF To Use A380 Domestically Tomorrow

Was this the first revenue domestic A380 flight for any airline?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon May 30, 2011 11:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Song Remakes
Replies: 20
Views: 2249

RE: Song Remakes

I'm suprised nobody has mentioned the greatest of all time- Joe Cocker "With a little help from my friends" <a href="http://youtu.be/uQYDvQ1HH-E" target="_blank">http://youtu.be/uQYDvQ1HH-E</a> At the other other end of the spectrum, David Hasslhoff, and William Shatner probably had the most forgeta...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:32 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teleportation: Future Non-Av Alternative?
Replies: 25
Views: 2665

RE: Teleportation: Future Non-Av Alternative?

A philosphical question: assuming teleportation is possible, if you deconstructed then reconstructed yourself would you still be the same person? And would you retain your memories and "soul" ?

Personally, I think teleportation is like time travel. Good sci-fi but practically impractical.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Fri Mar 11, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Caption Contest - Ink Everywhere
Replies: 12
Views: 2138

RE: Caption Contest - Ink Everywhere

That ink would be worth a few squid!

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:01 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: How Did You Like "The King´s Speech"?
Replies: 22
Views: 2430

RE: How Did You Like "The King´s Speech"?

I quite enjoyed the movie. I can also reccomend the book written by Mark Logue , his grandson.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Cheapest Fare Youve Upgraded?
Replies: 2
Views: 2815

Cheapest Fare Youve Upgraded?

Qantas recently had a promotion (which wasnt promoted) where you could upgrade the cheapest fare codes for the usual number of points. So I was able to upgrade my $69 <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>-<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith In...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Here We Go Again: DPRK Fires Artillery Into South
Replies: 102
Views: 7215

RE: Here We Go Again: Dprk Fires Artillery Into South

I know South Korea is at a truce with NK. What is the treaty status of the other participating countries, like USA, Australia and the UK? Will they be automatically drawn into hostilities, or would new declarations need to be made?

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 17 Nov: 25th Anniversary Of Les Mis In Cinemas!
Replies: 2
Views: 2531

RE: 17 Nov: 25th Anniversary Of Les Mis In Cinemas!

I saw it a few weeks ago here in Sydney. I loved it, but after 25 years the original cast still out shone the current.
Colm Wilkinson still sounds great and is the definitive Valjean

Jump to post
by grozzy
Sat Sep 25, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: India's Commonwealth Games Disaster
Replies: 82
Views: 7456

RE: India's Commonwealth Games Disaster

For those of us who can remember this: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabiah_bridge_collapse" target="_blank">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maccabiah_bridge_collapse</a> the bridge collapse brought back feelings of dejavu. Luckily there were no fatalities this time. The athletes have every ...

Jump to post
by grozzy
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Do You Know How To Swim?
Replies: 94
Views: 6121

RE: Do You Know How To Swim?

I am not a very strong swimmer. I can tread water and stay afloat and do a sort of breast stroke. I am too uncoordinated to swim freestyle.
We have a big problem in Australia with some people from immigrant backgrounds and tourists who do not appreciate the dangers of swimming at some beaches.

Jump to post
by grozzy
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Longest Day Of The Year In Singapore?
Replies: 1
Views: 6777

Longest Day Of The Year In Singapore?

Today is the solstice, and it has got me wondering about something. What is the longest day(s) of the year for places on or near the equator like Singapore?
Is it the solstice, equinox or are all days roughly the same length?

PS I know every day has 24 hours, I'm talking about daylight hours.

Jump to post