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by Victor Hotel
Sat Oct 30, 2004 8:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Two Colours, One Aircraft?
Replies: 10
Views: 3392

RE: Two Colours, One Aircraft?

Actually if you do a search for Australian Airlines, there is the same colour differentiation between other photographers, and Peter's photo's.
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by Victor Hotel
Mon Sep 20, 2004 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Jet Engine Question-What's This?
Replies: 11
Views: 8281

RE: A Jet Engine Question-What's This?

Sorry didn't explain very well. The skin on the actual gear bay doors looks rippled, if you enlarge the first picture. The rest of the aircraft skin looks smooth except the main gear doors.

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 19, 2004 8:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A Jet Engine Question-What's This?
Replies: 11
Views: 8281

RE: A Jet Engine Question-What's This?

Sorry, A bit off topic but looking at the two aft main gear bay doors and the forward left main gear door, looks almost like contact with air bubbles under it. Does anyone know what this is?

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Aug 21, 2004 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Markings At Australian Airports
Replies: 7
Views: 4388

RE: Markings At Australian Airports

They are the runway clear way markers, note they also line up with the holding points.
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by Victor Hotel
Sat Aug 21, 2004 4:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Connection Between Pilots And Musicians?
Replies: 23
Views: 5152

RE: Connection Between Pilots And Musicians?

A little off topic but another thing I have noticed is a significant percentage of pilots, about 85% of pilots I know and other people that know pilots who have also told me, is the is the interest in boating. Mostly sail, but also speed boats. Just somthing I found interesting.
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by Victor Hotel
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scanners On Aircrafts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

RE: Scanners On Aircrafts?

I forgot to mention I have tried using my scanner whilst on the ground on an airliner, and was unable to pick up anything other than our own aircrafts transmissions.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Tue Jun 15, 2004 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Scanners On Aircrafts?
Replies: 24
Views: 2804

RE: Scanners On Aircrafts?

Dbo861 its not necessarily the radios that they expect will be interfered with by phones etc, on larger aircraft there is a lot of other devices that can get interference such as computers etc. I fly <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> aircraft at the moment and always carry my phone with...

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Jun 12, 2004 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lining Up Off Centerline
Replies: 7
Views: 2596

RE: Lining Up Off Centerline

I do the same as Liamksa said, in GA those taxi lights can be a bit bigger than half a baseball which not only is uncomfortable to taxi over especially in a light a/c but also isnt great for the nose gear.
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by Victor Hotel
Sun May 23, 2004 8:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water In Fuel Tanks, How Much?
Replies: 21
Views: 6981

RE: Water In Fuel Tanks, How Much?

In Australia as well as being a required check it is recommended to use a certified form of testing for the presence of water such as a paste, paper, or confirmation its actually water but adding water to the sample and checking it separates. It is possible to have enough water to fill the sample tu...

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by Victor Hotel
Mon May 10, 2004 10:19 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: N707JT In BNE
Replies: 1
Views: 1414

N707JT In BNE

Does anyone know what time tomorrow (Tuesday May 11th) John Travolta's a/c is due to arrive in Brisbane? Any help would be great, thanks.

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by Victor Hotel
Mon Apr 26, 2004 1:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: GA Pilots
Replies: 36
Views: 3140

RE: GA Pilots

Currently just the
C152 including Areobat version
C172

Plan to shortly fly
C172RG
C182
Beech Dutchess
Partenavia

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by Victor Hotel
Mon Apr 12, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First Solo Experiences
Replies: 22
Views: 4411

RE: First Solo Experiences

My first solo was pretty uneventful, was both excited and nervous. The instructor got out, plane climbed like a rocket, the circuit wasn't too busy and all went fairly well. My favorite part was having the tower congratulate me after landing on my first solo, and then have ground congratulate me as ...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Apr 04, 2004 6:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetStar Uniforms
Replies: 16
Views: 4584

RE: JetStar Uniforms

About the first aircraft being painted, I noticed an all white 717 taking off from BNE this afternoon about 4pm, could this perhaps be transiting colour schemes?
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by Victor Hotel
Sat Mar 20, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japanese Pilots Wearing White Gloves - Obliged?
Replies: 28
Views: 11948

RE: Japanese Pilots Wearing White Gloves - Obliged?

I have lived in Japan for the last five years, and basically it is just a professional look and their culture. The Japanese are very respectful people, and wearing gloves shows respect and professionalism, whether it be in a taxi or a bus, even the priests at shrines wear them. It has nothing to do ...

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by Victor Hotel
Mon Mar 15, 2004 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Video Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

RE: Airline Video Clips

Hey, thanks for the site, its great, although a lot of the clips seem to freeze half way through playing.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Video Clips
Replies: 2
Views: 3184

Airline Video Clips

Does anyone know of sites where you can watch airliner video clips, such as those short ones from inside the cabin, of aircraft landing etc. I did a search in the forums and was only really able to find this one site http://www.simradar.com/Feature/Misc_Videos/Misc_Real_Footage/, which is quite good...

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Mar 11, 2004 8:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliners Landing In Full Flap Config
Replies: 13
Views: 8915

RE: Airliners Landing In Full Flap Configurations

I think also using higher flap configurations on landing reduces the load on the gear which in turn reduces the wheel braking effectiveness. Im sure however this can be counteracted with the spoilers reducing lift.
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by Victor Hotel
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Common Questions To You Pilots?
Replies: 61
Views: 7445

RE: Common Questions To You Pilots?

A fellow pilot friend of mine was asked once at a pub if he was a taxi driver because of his slides he had on. Ouch
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by Victor Hotel
Mon Mar 01, 2004 9:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Livery On Cessna 152?
Replies: 12
Views: 4981

RE: Best Livery On Cessna 152?

I have to say I like this colour scheme, but then again I am probably biased as this is the colour scheme we fly around. <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/305088/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/305088/M/" target="_bl...

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by Victor Hotel
Fri Feb 06, 2004 10:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Which Airline Is This.
Replies: 19
Views: 4910

RE: Which Airline Is This.

Actually the bottom one is a 700 and the other an 800.

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Nov 15, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 707-138B N707JT
Replies: 12
Views: 2313

RE: 707-138B N707JT

Why is this in Tech Ops, sounds more like a civil topic.

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Nov 15, 2003 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare
Replies: 54
Views: 8223

RE: Hey Pilots: Your Worst Nightmare

I currently only fly light a/c but probably the one thing I fear most is an in-flight electrical fire without and extinguisher, followed by an midair collision and prop separation tearing the engine from its mountings. Lets hope these never happen.
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by Victor Hotel
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cessna 152 Or 172?
Replies: 22
Views: 33534

RE: Cessna 152 Or 172?

I am just getting up to my GFPT and have flown always in the C152 although I will be starting with the 172 shortly on NAV flights. If your not too bulky the 152 is fine for flights up to about 1.5 hours, after that they get a little bit cramped and uncomfortable, especially with a large instructor. ...

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by Victor Hotel
Wed Nov 05, 2003 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Anyone From Brisbane
Replies: 1
Views: 1558

Anyone From Brisbane

Hey
I was wondering if there is anyone from Brisbane here, I have just moved here and started flight school, and was looking at meeting some new people. Hope to hear from you.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Wed Oct 29, 2003 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Waving Tradition At NRT
Replies: 26
Views: 5000

RE: The Waving Tradition At NRT

I have just recently returned from living in Japan for five years as many people have mentioned it is basically the Japanese being polite and respectful. I would go as far as to say that the Japanese would have to be the most polite and courteous people I have ever been around. They take customer se...

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Oct 18, 2003 2:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: First Solo
Replies: 19
Views: 2519

RE: First Solo

First solo was at 13 hours for me.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Oct 02, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Anybody Been In An Emergency Landing?
Replies: 28
Views: 7290

RE: Anyone Was In

About two weeks ago I was up with my instructor in a C152, doing some training excercises. We started to notice that our engine was not performing as nessisary and was quite underpowered as a result. Most likely fouled plugs, as it was not icing up, and mags seemed to be fine. We made the decision t...

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by Victor Hotel
Thu May 09, 2002 10:09 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Adding AC To The AI Traffic?
Replies: 1
Views: 10183

Adding AC To The AI Traffic?

Could someone please explain how to add aircraft downloaded to the AI traffic for FS2K2(not the professional edition)?. Thanks in advance.
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by Victor Hotel
Mon Mar 25, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best Place To Downlaod Aircraft?
Replies: 4
Views: 8445

Best Place To Downlaod Aircraft?

Where is the best place to download aircrfat for FS2K2?

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by Victor Hotel
Sat Mar 23, 2002 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Which Of Your Models Has The Highest Value?
Replies: 15
Views: 9620

RE: Which Of Your Models Has The Highest Value?

It would have to be my Cathay Pacific 1:50 707 VR-HGH.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Fri Feb 15, 2002 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas' ''Yananyi Dreaming Takes To The Skies
Replies: 30
Views: 3892

RE: Qantas' ''Yananyi Dreaming Takes To The Skies

I dont mind it, it kind of reminds me of the Continental NYC 2000 color scheme. I think the new 737's look great in QF colors still.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Jan 31, 2002 6:19 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Most Unusual Place You've Done It...
Replies: 75
Views: 4898

RE: Most Unusual Place You've Done It...

On the School's elementary playground, and at the old Tokyo Olympic park.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Nov 22, 2001 1:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: I Need Help With Getting Info On A Model
Replies: 0
Views: 8496

I Need Help With Getting Info On A Model

The other day I got a model of someone, that didn't want it. It is a Westway Model's Boeing 707 in the traditional Cathay Pacific colors, reg VR-HGH, the model its self is in good condition, but is very old im guessing. Its approximately 1/50th scale. I was wondering does anyone know where I can get...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 23, 2001 10:50 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Country's Most Famous Invention(s)
Replies: 109
Views: 6133

RE: Your Country's Most Famous Invention(s)

Australia While Aviatsiya mentioned a few i had in mind here are a few more Secret ballot Womens right to vote(not really an invention but a first) Land Registration Cricket stump cameras Microsergery Over The Horizen Radar (OTHR) Bull Bar?? Teleprinter Worlds best lightning protection two minute ai...

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Sep 20, 2001 5:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would This Be Possible?
Replies: 10
Views: 2834

Would This Be Possible?

After last weeks devastating terrorist attacks, it had me thinking. Would it be possible to have like a safety override like system on aircraft. I thought that there could be a pre determined route set into the autopilot, that would land the aircraft automatically. It could be triggered by air traff...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 16, 2001 7:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?
Replies: 19
Views: 3277

RE: Aircraft That Handles Turbulance Best?

I have been on an A330 during really heavy turbulance, but it was while on approach through a storm.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Fri Sep 14, 2001 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stop This Now!
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

RE: Stop This Now!

While I dotn believe it is really the airlines fault, i do think that the security at airports was a bit to blame.
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by Victor Hotel
Thu Sep 13, 2001 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Part Of My Family Is Gone...
Replies: 83
Views: 5323

RE: Part Of My Family Is Gone...

I am very sorry to hear, may we all pray for them and all who lost their lives tragically.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Thu Sep 13, 2001 5:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Piltos Carry Sidearms?
Replies: 40
Views: 781

RE: Should Piltos Carry Sidearms?

I think this is quite a good idea. If a pilot can be trusted to fly a plane and look after hundreds of lives then surely they could be trusted with some sort of defense weapon. I think it would be criticle to train them though, like as mentioned before incase it is then turned against them due to la...

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by Victor Hotel
Wed Sep 12, 2001 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Couldn't The Pax Overpower The Terrorists?
Replies: 23
Views: 1993

RE: Why Couldn't The Pax Overpower The Terrorists?

Like mentioned before, I doubt anyone on board knew what the hijackers had in mind. The passengers probably belived they just wanted refuge in another country, so why risk your or other passengers lives when you belive there is a chance of servival by co-operation. I also think that had any one had ...

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by Victor Hotel
Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: For Those Who'd Like To Pray For The Deceased
Replies: 152
Views: 5542

RE: For Those Who'd Like To Pray For The Deceased

Lord, may you help all involved and affected in any way by this.
Amen

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by Victor Hotel
Wed Sep 12, 2001 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center.
Replies: 421
Views: 151499

RE: Airplane Crashed Into The World Trade Center.

There is really no way to discribe the depth of this tragedy, everytime I see the crashes it brings shivers down my spine. It is still nearly impossible to come to grips with. May we all extend our condolences to the victims, families and friends of this atrocity. Some international schools have bee...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 09, 2001 7:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Captain?
Replies: 33
Views: 5079

RE: John Travolta Captain?

It was actually purchased tommorow (10/09/64) new by Qantas.
VH

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 09, 2001 7:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Captain?
Replies: 33
Views: 5079

RE: John Travolta Captain?

Here's when it visited Melbourne. <br><center><a href="/open.file?id=172212" target="_blank"><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva">Click for large version<br><IMG SRC="/photos/small/2/1/2/172212.jpg" ALT="Click here for full size photo!" border="0" width="200" height="133"><...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 09, 2001 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: John Travolta Captain?
Replies: 33
Views: 5079

John Travolta Captain?

Does John Travolta actually fly his 707. On its visit to Melbourne a few months ago, I read in a magazine that he was "sitting in the left seat upon arrival". Im not sure if it meant he actually captains the plane or just sat there once they had landed, does anyone know if he is qualified to fly the...

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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 09, 2001 4:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Currency In Mexico,Australia
Replies: 9
Views: 1971

RE: Currency In Mexico,Australia

Its also water proof, so it doesnt matter if it goes through the wash a few times  Smile.
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by Victor Hotel
Sun Sep 02, 2001 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Larger Aircraft Takeoff First When Turbulent?
Replies: 6
Views: 4482

RE: Larger Aircraft Takeoff First When Turbulent?

I remember a few months back landing in Penang on a MH A330, our finals were through a rather servere storm, and we had what seemed like pretty heavy turbulence. My question is does the speed of the aircraft also affect the severity of it, for example the a/c is flying slower on apporach then if it ...

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by Victor Hotel
Fri Aug 24, 2001 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Wierd Stuff We Thought When Young
Replies: 63
Views: 2599

RE: Wierd Stuff We Thought When Young

when I was young I had no interest in planes. I though it was absolutely crazy though that the engines only worked in air and not in the water. For example if the plane ditched or crashed in the ocean it could still use the engines submerged in the water to power itself to land. My sister believed t...

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by Victor Hotel
Fri Aug 24, 2001 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF Ditches Classif 747s To Cut Costs
Replies: 13
Views: 2499

RE: QF Ditches Classif 747s To Cut Costs

I would say they might keep the 300's a bit longer than 2004/5.
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by Victor Hotel
Thu Aug 23, 2001 10:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Captains On The Left, FO On The Right
Replies: 13
Views: 2465

RE: Captains On The Left, FO On The Right

Is there much hassle when the F/O moves up to the Captains seat getting used to having the throttles in the other hand etc?
VH

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