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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Oct 02, 2002 10:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Left-Handed Pilots
Replies: 31
Views: 12300

RE: Left-Handed Pilots

Im left handed and the first born!!

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Sep 23, 2002 9:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Space Shuttle Launches
Replies: 9
Views: 2420

RE: Space Shuttle Launches

Apparently they release notams with the launch date a few weeks beforehand

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu Jun 06, 2002 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are You A Pilot? What License And Rating You Own?
Replies: 56
Views: 3017

RE: Are You A Pilot? What License And Rating You Own?

Australian PPL(A) 35 hrs command, 80 total, with CSU/RG endorsement

Half way through NVFR, should have it by the end of June (the weather has been really crap lately though)

Flown C152, C172, C172RG, C182, Eagle 150 and Super Decathlon

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Jun 05, 2002 3:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Triumph--> Hilarious Dog!
Replies: 2
Views: 1500

RE: Triumph--> Hilarious Dog!

Triumph the Insult Comic Dog is off Late Nite with Conan Obrien There are a heap of the videos, go onto your faviourite P2P file sharing program and have a search... there is one where he sings with bon jovi, the song is called 'you give poop a bad name' Also one where he is on hollywood squares Cla...

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed May 08, 2002 7:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Flying To Every Continent, Think About It
Replies: 59
Views: 5663

Qantas Is The Only One

As said by a few before, QANTAS is the only one that schedules flights to ALL SEVEN continents (including antarctica) They schedule several sightseeing flights to Antarctica during the summer months. The next flight is scheduled for New Years Eve this year, departing Sydney at 5pm on 31 Dec, and arr...

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri May 03, 2002 10:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Setting After Engine Failure
Replies: 49
Views: 10379

RE: Flap Setting After Engine Failure

Hey guys I must apologise for my post, I must admit when all you fly are 152's and 172's you tend to live in your own little bubble (and tend to make generalised comments as well!!). From the first time I heard what a EFATO was, it has been drilled into my head if you have runway left, Nose Down, Fl...

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu May 02, 2002 10:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flap Setting After Engine Failure
Replies: 49
Views: 10379

RE: Flap Setting After Engine Failure

Unless u are flying a lightie, and you have runway left then you get those flaps down ASAP!!!

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Apr 27, 2002 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pronunciation Of "Qantas"
Replies: 26
Views: 22761

Joni

The 'Australian' pronounciation is the 'standard' pronounciation. Qantas is a Australian company, and have every right to decide how their company name is pronounced (Kwontus, which is exactly how the company management pronounce it)the . And if 'correct' rules where used it wouldn't be Kantas as yo...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Apr 27, 2002 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Age Limit?
Replies: 7
Views: 2794

RE: What Is The Age Limit?

One of the instructors at my flying school started his training at 38, after a successful career as a plumber!

You are never too old

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Apr 27, 2002 6:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College And Flight Training Expenses.
Replies: 51
Views: 4408

RE: College And Flight Training Expenses.

Flyitup 90000 NZD = about 40500 USD Thats still pretty expensive -- I live in Australia, am at university full time doing a double degree in Business(Marketing, E-Business) and Information Technology (Information Systems). Im doing my flight training part time, usually on weekends, and I have 3 jobs...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Greek Plane Spotters Guilty
Replies: 133
Views: 5401

Lenient Sentence For The Charges

Isn't 3 years a little lenient for being convicted of spying? In most countries (I am not familiar with the technicalities of the greek legal system) anyone convicted of spying would be facing life in prison/execution depending on the country. I think that the judge may have thought about the situat...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Apr 27, 2002 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pronunciation Of "Qantas"
Replies: 26
Views: 22761

RE: Pronunciation Of "Qantas"

In australia people pronouce it Kwon-tus

so thats how its pronounced!!

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Apr 08, 2002 2:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Run Lola Run (Movie)
Replies: 13
Views: 1198

RE: Run Lola Run (Movie)

The english translation blows!!! dont bother

The german version is the best

Buy the DVD and compare, but trust me once you watch the english version you will be craving for the german one again

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Apr 05, 2002 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Quantas Adds 6 717's To QuantasLink
Replies: 19
Views: 1990

Only Because Of Virgin Blue

The only reason Qantas is doing this is to try to undermine Virgin Blues efforts in regional Queensland!

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Apr 02, 2002 11:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Studying In Australia , New Zealand
Replies: 10
Views: 2781

RE: Studying In Australia , New Zealand

Marry an Australian girl so you can get citizenship, then all you have to pay is about 4000 Australian dollars a yaer for university.... Much cheaper than those international fees, and the Aussie girls are stunners as well!!

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Mar 29, 2002 2:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Green, Who Likes Him?
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

Testicle Removed

Yeah he had a testicle removed

and he wrote a song about the whole drama..

"Hey kids, feel your balls, so you dont get cancer"

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu Mar 28, 2002 12:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turn Off Carb Heat On Final?
Replies: 35
Views: 17370

RE: Turn Off Carb Heat On Final?

I was taught when on final to turn the carb heat of when you are dropping the last stage of flap (your final checks). The reason i was told was that in case of go around you want as much rpm as possible, and even the 50-100 rpm you lose with carb heat on can be the difference between going around......

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Mar 27, 2002 10:08 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Tom Green, Who Likes Him?
Replies: 29
Views: 1565

RE: Tom Green, Who Likes Him?

Tom Green is one of the most innovative comedians around, always pushing the boundaries.

Give me Tom any day over those whingers on Friends, or any other 'mainstream comedian' who attempts to make people laugh with their old, repeated, plagerised material.

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Mar 19, 2002 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Sarwatch
Replies: 4
Views: 6486

RE: What Is Sarwatch

your SARtime is a 6 figure date/time group, in UTC, which is the time you want the alarm bells to be raised if you get into trouble. I usually have my SARtime about 2 hrs after i plan to arrive at my destination. That sign is to remind pilots to cancel their SARtime, which you can do by either calli...

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Mar 18, 2002 9:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Sarwatch
Replies: 4
Views: 6486

RE: What Is Sarwatch

SAR = Search and Rescue

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Mar 11, 2002 9:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sydney Int'l Airport Info Please
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

RE: Sydney Int'l Airport Info Please

In Australia, legally you are allowed to listen to any radio broadcast, even if its millitary, as long as you do not use the information in the broadcast to your own benifit or somthing like that. Of course every news outlet in australia breaks the law everyday when they listen to the police freq to...

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Feb 26, 2002 11:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference Between MBZ And Ctaf
Replies: 2
Views: 8040

RE: Difference Between MBZ And Ctaf

MBZ = mandatory broadcast zone
You need to have a radio in a MBZ because broadcasts are... mandatory! (inbound and base)

CTAF = common traffic advisory frequency
You dont need a radio to operate in a ctaf, but if you do, its a good idea to make broadcasts (inbound and base)


Paul

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu Feb 07, 2002 9:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The "N" In N1 Or N2?
Replies: 9
Views: 14784

AJ

I have never heard QDM before... would that mean Question - Direction Magnetic???

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Feb 06, 2002 9:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The "N" In N1 Or N2?
Replies: 9
Views: 14784

RE: What Is The "N" In N1 Or N2?

QNH, QFE etc are from the old morse and alike days. QNH is short for "Question - Nil Height" which would be interpreted as "I have a question, what is the nil height"

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Feb 02, 2002 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: USA-Australia/NZ Non-stop
Replies: 11
Views: 2390

RE: USA-Australia/NZ Non-stop

Back in 1991 when i was knee high to a grasshopper we went BNE-HNL-LAX in a 767, can't remember what type it was (i was only 8 at the time)

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Jan 15, 2002 5:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Skidmarks On Runways?
Replies: 10
Views: 3095

RE: Skidmarks On Runways?

I have unintentionally wheelbarrowed a cessna 172 when i didn't flare properly (way back early in my training). It was kinda scary because the plane started going sideways and all over the place, but it eventually settled down At the avalon airshow last time they had a caribou wheelbarrow down most ...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Jan 12, 2002 6:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Do Boomerangs Fly?
Replies: 10
Views: 2735

RE: How Do Boomerangs Fly?

If you have a closer look at a boomerang u will see that they are flat on the bottom and rounded on top, so i guess they are shaped like wings. The come back because of some wierd voodoo magic (or because when u throw it properly the lift generated by the 'wing' pulls it around a turn, so it comes b...

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Jan 09, 2002 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does The Pitot Tude Measure Ias?
Replies: 42
Views: 2373

RE: Does The Pitot Tude Measure Ias?

No

Pitot Tube measures nothing, air just flows into it

Its just like saying that a cars speed is measured by the tyres, it isn't, its measured by the spedometer

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Dec 02, 2001 7:22 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Questions For All The Australian People Here...
Replies: 22
Views: 2733

Gold Coast/Brisbane

You can get a Bachelor of Aviation degree from Griffith university in Brisbane (or a Bach Tecnology w/ aviation, or a Bach Science w/ aviation) (all 3 year courses, being a international student it would cost upwards of 25-30 k AUD, as well as 45 k AUD for the flight training. Plus there are a heap ...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Dec 01, 2001 11:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Fifa WC Winner No Longer Automatically Qualify!
Replies: 2
Views: 1161

RE: Fifa WC Winner No Longer Automatically Qualify!

I hope this is leading the way for Oceania to have direct qualification!

Doubt it though

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Nov 20, 2001 8:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australia Vs Uruguay Tonight
Replies: 0
Views: 1792

Australia Vs Uruguay Tonight

What do you think the score will be?

Half Time: 1-0 Australia
Full Time: 3-1 Australia

cheers

Paul

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Ausltralia-France Fiasco
Replies: 3
Views: 1032

RE: Ausltralia-France Fiasco

1-1 draw

didn't watch the delayed coverage (channel 7 can't do anything right), i think its still going now

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Nov 11, 2001 8:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Election: Who Did You Vote For?
Replies: 5
Views: 2175

RE: Australian Election: Who Did You Vote For?

i have been 18 for 10 months and i have had to vote 3 times already... im sick of it!!!

The worst thing is that there is no choice between candidates... no one that will stand for what they believe in, not what will get them elected

Politics in australia is a joke

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu Nov 08, 2001 10:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lego Airports
Replies: 38
Views: 9923

RE: Lego Airports

Aerokid....

That was my second lego set that i got (the first was a fire station, but i much prefered the airport once i got it)


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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Oct 19, 2001 7:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Would You Be Without The Simpsons?
Replies: 29
Views: 2379

RE: Where Would You Be Without The Simpsons?

I agree that the King size homer episode is up there, but nothing beats the monorail... conan obrien's finest work

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by Bobsmuggle
Thu Oct 18, 2001 8:29 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Where Would You Be Without The Simpsons?
Replies: 29
Views: 2379

RE: Where Would You Be Without The Simpsons?

The simpsons is great because everytime you watch it, you always can find anouther gag in it... they put so much detail into the writing it is fantastic.. The good thing is here in Australia during the week they show upto 6 episodes a day (on 2 different channels) and on weekends they show 3 hours o...

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by Bobsmuggle
Wed Oct 17, 2001 1:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controller...
Replies: 6
Views: 5263

RE: Air Traffic Controller...

The AirServices Australia website tells you all about how to become a ATC in Aus

http://www.airservices.gov.au/employment/index.htm

Cheers

Paul

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Had Anyone Flown Kiwi?
Replies: 6
Views: 1496

RE: Had Anyone Flown Kiwi?

Wasn't there a KIWI air that was a discount carrier that ran flights between NZ and AUS? Did they have anything to do with this US airline?

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Oct 05, 2001 2:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Approach!
Replies: 34
Views: 1894

RE: Best Approach!

From photos that i have seen i would have to say that the most visually spectacular approach would be Princess Julianna at St Marteen. But the one that tops the cake is the Courchevel Altiport in the french alps. Sitting at about 6500 feet AMSL, it has a nice gentle 12-18% gradient, and the runway r...

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Oct 01, 2001 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Does Short Final Mean?
Replies: 16
Views: 8452

RE: What Does Short Final Mean?

Im sure this topic came up about a month ago! The only time i ever say short finals is when the controller has forgotten to give me clearance to land and im pretty much seconds away from the runway. All i say is "callsign short finals rwy 28L" or whatever runway im on and that usually gives the cont...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Sep 30, 2001 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nobody Cares... But The Whole World Needs To Know!
Replies: 13
Views: 2501

RE: Nobody Cares... But The Whole World Needs To Know!

Jeez i wish my grand parents would pay for my flight training!!

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Sep 23, 2001 5:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brisbane Lions - Woo Hoo!
Replies: 8
Views: 1328

RE: Brisbane Lions - Woo Hoo!

Last night was awesome... im so glad the lions got up!

Im a usher at the gabba so it was even better because i got paid to watch them the whole season! (and all that money pays for my flying lessons as well which is a bonus).


GO THE LIONS!!

(My bet is they will beat essendon by 25)

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Sep 14, 2001 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Student Wings
Replies: 1
Views: 915

RE: Student Wings

I know that at the Royal Queensland Aero Club they give you your wings after you pass GFPT. But only instructors get bars on their epaulettes (i think that i what they are called) - ie one bar for a junior instructor, two for more senior, three for deputy CFI and four for CFI

-B

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by Bobsmuggle
Mon Aug 20, 2001 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Melbourne Airport (MEL)
Replies: 6
Views: 1832

Ybbn Tours

I went on a tour of brisbane back in 1997. Took half a day and went up the tower and went through the TAAATS building (at that stage they had just put all the stuff in and were training the controllers) and then over to the maintainance buildings over the other side of the airport. Had lunch in the ...

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Aug 17, 2001 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force One 747-400
Replies: 40
Views: 6991

RE: Bobsmuggle/others

I just had a look around on the net for info about presidential aircraft radio callsigns, and i have answered my own question earlier... The answer is that if the president is flying a fixed wing aircraft the call sign is Airforce One, if the president is flying a rotary wing aircraft the call sign ...

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by Bobsmuggle
Fri Aug 17, 2001 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Force One 747-400
Replies: 40
Views: 6991

RE: Air Force One 747-400

After watching an episode of 'Airport' on wednesday night i can tell you that the presidential helicopters are called Marine one and Marine Two. And when the president flys in the helicopters those are the call signs used, not Air Force one. Airforce Two is a Boeing 707 and is used as a backup plane...

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by Bobsmuggle
Sun Jul 29, 2001 2:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PAN Pan!?
Replies: 14
Views: 2440

RE: PAN Pan!?

It is definatly Pan-Pan x 3 (at least in Australia it is) as in Pan-Pan Pan-Pan Pan-Pan I dont see where MightyFalcon is coming from when he says 'Can you imagine a pilot having trouble with his machine having to say six times "Pan"', as Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan, Pan-Pan has the exact number of syllables as...

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by Bobsmuggle
Tue Jul 24, 2001 4:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Medical
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

RE: FAA Medical

Same thing happened with me... the first time i heard anything about a murmur was when i went in for my medical.

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by Bobsmuggle
Sat Jul 21, 2001 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Medical
Replies: 7
Views: 4529

RE: FAA Medical

The same thing happend to me when i went for my class 2 CASA medical earlier this year. Like yours the doctor could only hear mine when i was holding my breath I had to go to the local hospital to get an Echocardiogram (ultrasound of your heart). Turned out ok though, there are apparently different ...

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