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by undies737
Thu Aug 12, 2010 12:14 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airlines Operating 77Ws And Not 772s
Replies: 16
Views: 3700

RE: Airlines Operating 77Ws And Not 772s

.........thought i might add; B777 variants that were offered with 3x engine options (B772, B772ER, B773) is becoming known within engineering as the 'classics', yes already! even though it seemed only like yesterday B773ER/B772LR were launched, offering only GE90 (-100 series) engs. wonder if opera...

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by undies737
Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Best And Most Realistic Addon Aircraft For FS2004?
Replies: 14
Views: 41120

RE: Best And Most Realistic Addon Aircraft For FS2004?

lets split some hairs!!! best FS2004 payware addon by publisher/company name for the following?: - A320/321/319/318 - A330 - A340-200/300 - A340-500/600 - A380 - B707 - B717 - B727 - B737 classics - B737 NGs - B747 classics - B744 - B757 - B767 - B777 - B787 look forward to seeing everyones opinion ...

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by undies737
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:13 am
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Wilco Publishing 777 Previewed
Replies: 9
Views: 22577

RE: Wilco Publishing 777 Previewed

anyone had troubles loading a flight plan into the Wilco/Feelthere 777 (FSX) FMC? i used KDEN-KLAS as the guinea-pig flight. i also used a formal B737 systems tutorial program (which are given to real world B737 crews) to answer my ???s as the manual which came with the Wilco 777 addon is too abrevi...

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by undies737
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: V8 Supercars Airlift From Avalon - Ymav
Replies: 0
Views: 1892

V8 Supercars Airlift From Avalon - Ymav

fellow airplane enthusiests/photographers in the Geelong area, there will be B744F coming in & out of avalon airport (YMAV - Victoria, Australia) sometime in the next 2 weeks to pick up the <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym> touring cars for round12 of ...

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by undies737
Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photography Opportunity This Week @ Avalon
Replies: 1
Views: 4214

Photography Opportunity This Week @ Avalon

photographers in the Geelong area, there will be B744F coming in & out of avalon airport (YMAV - Victoria, Australia) sometime in the next 2 weeks to pick up the <acronym title="ATRAN Aviatrans Cargo Airlines (Russian Federation)">V8</acronym> touring cars for round12 of the <acronym title="ATRAN Av...

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by undies737
Fri Aug 05, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF358 : First Results Of The Investigations
Replies: 124
Views: 23886

RE: AF358 : First Results Of The Investigations

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by undies737
Fri Mar 04, 2005 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6281

RE:? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft

Yesterday, I had the opportunity of doing some asymmetrics 800ft over Hong Kong in a B707 sim (#3,4 out). Directional control is not much of a problem at 290KIAS & the instructor restored pwr on #3,4 soon as I picked up the dead wing. Another question I have; what type of "run up" checks are done on...

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by undies737
Sun Feb 27, 2005 9:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Ergonomic Seats In Airlines
Replies: 3
Views: 2379

RE: Ergonomic Seats In Airlines

personally i think the seats in the sharp end has the best ergonomics, i think IPECO is the mob that supplies them.  Smile

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by undies737
Sun Feb 27, 2005 8:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines' Detailed Records Of Individual Aircraft
Replies: 9
Views: 4260

RE: Airlines' Detailed Records Of Individual Aircraft

paperwork, an evil necessity. from a maintenance point of view, where do i start?! heres a run down on how it is in our organisation: AIRCREW will document from all flight sectors: flight number, pax/cargo manifest, flight hours, landings (inc. touch'n'goes), engine cycles (wet/dry motor overs not i...

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by undies737
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6281

RE:? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft

thanx everyone for all your informative feedback. having only a student pilot licence, all my 4 engine experience came from flying the C130J,B707 simulators i have at work. whenever i get a chance for a play, i usually make a point of practicing assymetrics with an outboard engine out or even 1 outb...

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by undies737
Sun Feb 27, 2005 7:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 'Tankering'
Replies: 6
Views: 4887

RE: 'Tankering'

we (military) will generally "tanker" on short hops (ie:syd-newcastle/bris ruturn) or going to non-military airports due to civilian AVTUR (F35) not having FSII-fuel.sys.icing.inhibitor in their fuel (AVTUR+FSII:F34).

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by undies737
Sat Feb 26, 2005 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft
Replies: 13
Views: 6281

? For Pilots Of 4 Engined Aircraft

a question i have never got around to asking our pilots, during the last 4 years i've been maintaining 4 engined aircraft... i am aware that during your aircraft conversion course (type rating), you are trained to handle the aircraft in most abnormal flight conditions. with how many engines inoperat...

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by undies737
Tue Feb 22, 2005 3:18 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Acft Data & History. Speed Figures
Replies: 1
Views: 867

Acft Data & History. Speed Figures

just a quick question,

is the speed figures listed in ground speed, KIAS, or KTAS?

thanx

undies737

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by undies737
Sat Aug 28, 2004 9:43 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: 767 Line
Replies: 12
Views: 2267

RE: 767 Line

763/764
dont mind the 762s but every QF 762 i've flown on looks very neglected inside & out compared to their 763 counterpart.

truth or myth..........
all post 2000 built 767 has the 777 style interior??
great idea!

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by undies737
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:58 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is The MD-11 Better Then The 777?
Replies: 56
Views: 16307

RE: Is The MD-11 Better Then The 777?

777. 1 aircraft i've yet to fly on, a big fan of this flying technology marvel. i also really like the MD11, they look awsome & unique in it's own right. i wont argue; the 777 is a better jet for carting around self-loading freight, but lets be honest - the 777 doesn't look much mre than a 767 on a ...

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by undies737
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is EPR
Replies: 6
Views: 4386

RE: What Is EPR

seeing as i have never dealt with turbofans, could someone fill me in on interpreting the eng indications (what reading to look for in order to achieve a desired thrust setting). having horsepower figures on a turboprop seems easy - "4700HP". but what exactly is "1.6EPR" telling the person looking @...

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by undies737
Mon Jul 12, 2004 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prop Speed Question
Replies: 14
Views: 8868

RE: Prop Speed Question

Fred. Correct, we use the AE2100 - <acronym title="Daallo Airlines (Djibouti/Somalia)">D3</acronym> variant. I'd be interested in learning more about the Saab2000's eng management if you have any info. The "low prop RPM" selection would be for BETA (ground) range? & "high RPM" could be used in both;...

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by undies737
Sun Jul 11, 2004 11:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi-Run Qualification
Replies: 22
Views: 10379

RE: Taxi-Run Qualification

A subject I've discussed with my collegues many times. It would be great if this existed in Australia, not sure if Qantas, Virginblue, Jetstar has such provision. We have an in-house "engine runner's" qualification, but the airforce has a "us & them" mentality. "Unless you're a pilot wearing a commi...

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by undies737
Sun Jul 11, 2004 10:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prop Speed Question
Replies: 14
Views: 8868

RE: Prop Speed Question

EMBQA: "On the Saab 340, the prop speed is maxed at 1384 rpm, I think the Saab 2000 is much lower...some where in the 700-800 rpm range" The Saab 2000 uses Rolls Royce AE2100 turboprop engine which is also fitted to Lockheed C130J. The prop spins around 1024rpm, with core engine spinning around the ...

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by undies737
Sat Jul 10, 2004 6:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B764 Style Cabin In A B763?
Replies: 2
Views: 2339

B764 Style Cabin In A B763?

Correct me if I'm wrong. Is Boeing now fitting 777/764 style cabin into all 767s currently being built? like Lauda's OE-LAE <br><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/612956/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/612956/M/" target="...

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by undies737
Tue Jun 01, 2004 1:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?
Replies: 48
Views: 8322

RE: Which One Would You Prefer To Fly?

correct me if i'm wrong, i've not heard of an airframe recently designed that keeps up with the "good ol" B747. i have been told the B707 has a higher cruz speed, by about mach0.02-0.04. it'll be interesting to see if the A380s will have a cruz figure that rivals a B747? the A340s dont keep up with ...

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by undies737
Mon May 31, 2004 11:08 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route
Replies: 107
Views: 7631

RE: First Flight...Airline, Aircraft, Route

- sept1988 - i was only 7 - cathay B742 - 1 way trip; hongkong-melbourne (australia), via sydney. - dwn the back in cattle class, i got the window. striked it lucky, an australian family flew in & adopted me. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" f...

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by undies737
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Seat Manufacturer
Replies: 10
Views: 2874

RE: Seat Manufacturer

flight crew seats for Lockheed C130J, & most transport category acft, IPECO

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by undies737
Thu Mar 18, 2004 9:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Japanese Pilots Wearing White Gloves - Obliged?
Replies: 28
Views: 11886

RE: Japanese Pilots Wearing White Gloves - Obliged?

not necessarily white gloves, but some operators (inc. military) specify in their SOPs the use of gloves during flight critical times (takeoff, landing, emergencies) for safety reasons. in theory, should an electrical fire occur in the flt deck, it gives at least some protection against burns while ...

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by undies737
Sat Mar 06, 2004 7:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DRY Air ... Boeing Vs Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 7811

RE: DRY Air ... Boeing Vs Airbus

VC-10 snds like "trim air" is what we call "add head" in the hercs, the air temp is "set" is delivered thru the ducts. our "trim air" duct is dwnstream of the flow ctrl & shot off valve, but upstream of the primary heat Xchanger, it delivers hot air directly off the bleed manifold by its own regulat...

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by undies737
Sat Mar 06, 2004 1:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Polarized Sunglasses
Replies: 22
Views: 10417

RE: Polarized Sunglasses

on subject of whether acft windscreens have UV coatings, have a look @ PPG's website, they're OEM window manufacturer for most transport category acft

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by undies737
Fri Mar 05, 2004 11:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DRY Air ... Boeing Vs Airbus
Replies: 20
Views: 7811

RE: DRY Air ... Boeing Vs Airbus

Ok, from a maintainer point of view (what my trade courses have taught me), if im wrong - plz tell me. THE AIRCOND: starting as hot air from engine's compressor/diffuser section Conditioned air - bleed air manifold - <acronym title="Hot Springs - Memorial Field (HOT / KHOT), USA - Arkansas">HOT</acr...

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by undies737
Tue Jan 13, 2004 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Ever In An Accident?
Replies: 17
Views: 4747

RE: 777 Ever In An Accident?

I can'y recall exact date, sometime in 2001. emirates 773 had catastrophic engine (#1 eng) failure during pwr transients on takeoff roll from Melbourne YMML. i remember seeing this on the news with amatuer video footage from a passenger who was filming @ the time. blade from the front fan let go, is...

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by undies737
Tue Jan 13, 2004 5:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviaiton Terms
Replies: 51
Views: 3366

RE: Aviaiton Terms

NOTAMs
inertia reference nav unit
APU
bleedair
digimap disp
CG
datum point
"line up"
CAT-clear air turbulance
DME arc
"minimums"
TCAS
GCAS
elevons
spoilerons
variable geometry wing
OCTAS


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by undies737
Sat Oct 11, 2003 7:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Here Are Pilots?
Replies: 77
Views: 7092

RE: How Many Here Are Pilots?

I'm starting to get the idea that starting after your 21st is too late. Could some1 please share some light on this (particularly those from Australia)? Here is my situation. I'm 22 (qualified aircraft & car mechanic). Flying experience as per my last reply to this post. I'm not eligible for pilot a...

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by undies737
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Opening Aircraft Doors Mid-Air
Replies: 30
Views: 8622

RE: Opening Aircraft Doors Mid-Air

Nick Any outward opening doors in pressurised aircraft are held closed by locks, hinges, & associated safety mechanisms. In the case of inward opening doors, it is impossible to get the thing open whenever the cabin is pressurised as this seats door shut to form as part of the airframe. I'll use a C...

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by undies737
Tue Oct 07, 2003 7:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Here Are Pilots?
Replies: 77
Views: 7092

RE: How Many Here Are Pilots?

Hi All, 6 hr in logbook on PA28. glider pilot up to solo, but not X country yet. 15+ unofficial hrs, in (CAE built) C130H, B707, C130J simulators combined, mostly the "J model Herc" as im most familiar with it's flight deck (maintenance can have it's advantage if you know a check/training captain &n...

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by undies737
Sat Sep 06, 2003 7:57 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5771

RE: Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?

Thanx for a quick response PW4048 I've heard no negative feedbacks about this aircraft. It must be 1 of the world's only "perfect aircraft", in the sense it is both flight crew & maintenance crew friendly. I would love to take a day trip on a C17 (US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> RAAF Rich...

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by undies737
Sat Sep 06, 2003 5:13 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?
Replies: 10
Views: 5771

Question For Boeing C17 Globemaster Crewmembers?

Had a detailed look @ a US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> C17 from McChord <acronym title="Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME), USA - New York">AFB</acronym> yesterday, which regularly stops over @ Richmond <acronym title="Rome - Griffiss Airpark (AFB) (RME / KRME), USA - New York">A...

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by undies737
Wed Sep 03, 2003 9:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ever Been On A Flight With A Medical Emergency?
Replies: 44
Views: 6493

RE: Ever Been On A Flight With A Medical Emergency?

MAS777,

great story Big thumbs up
if you did travel on a US registered aircraft as Dr, & did not give medical assistance.
Would that airline be inclined to sue?

Catch 22! You can't seem to win these days.

undies737

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by undies737
Tue Sep 02, 2003 2:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Idea For Revenue Enhancement: Adult Only Flights
Replies: 43
Views: 5685

RE: Idea For Revenue Enhancement: Adult Only Flights

With due respect to all parents, I couldn't agree more. I think I don't have enough patience. Just an idea of how loud kids can scream in a pressurised tube: I have the 734 cockpit video of Go Airlines (Stansted-Lisbon), & you can actually hear those screaming little critters that the cockpit microp...

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by undies737
Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fly By Wire
Replies: 5
Views: 1795

RE: Fly By Wire

Fly by wire also applies to engines (mostly engines with Full Authority Digital Electronic Control-FADEC). Our C130Js (Hercs) have "fly by wire" engines only. Primary flight controls are as per original design - cables, hydraulic boost packs, & push/pull linkages. Prehistoric <img src="/discuss...

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by undies737
Mon Sep 01, 2003 7:05 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: It's Months Now: No 747-400ER Interior Pics?
Replies: 9
Views: 5374

RE: It's Months Now: No 747-400ER Interior Pics?

i know a 744ER 2nd officer.

i'll ask him next time i talk to him

undies737

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by undies737
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: My First 777 Flight!
Replies: 12
Views: 5545

RE: My First 777 Flight!

Dazed767

You mentioned you got to have a look up the front, I'm quite surprised they brought back flight deck visits, like the "good old days".

Something which I've never been able to do since Sep11.

undies737

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by undies737
Mon Sep 01, 2003 6:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Is It To Fly The LAX SYD Flight With Qantas?
Replies: 31
Views: 14957

RE: How Is It To Fly The LAX SYD Flight With Qantas?

Syd/Mel-LA a long flight, but Qantas & BA also do Syd/Mel-London direct (as per their bookings website)?

If so, & someone out there has done it, could you share this with us?

I'd be interested to hear.
8hrs is my longest flight.

cheers

undies737

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by undies737
Sun Aug 24, 2003 6:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 744 Leading Edge Kruger Flaps On Touchdown
Replies: 4
Views: 6617

RE: 744 Leading Edge Kruger Flaps On Touchdown

Thanx for your feedbacks,

I must say, I'd be interested to sit an airframe & engine systems (maintenance) course for few Boeing & Airbus variants.

Any URL links suggestions welcome.

Cheers
undies737

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by undies737
Sat Aug 23, 2003 10:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 744 Leading Edge Kruger Flaps On Touchdown
Replies: 4
Views: 6617

744 Leading Edge Kruger Flaps On Touchdown

To all 747 air/maintenance crews. Whilst plane spotting @ YSSY this morning (sat23aug03), I notice the Kruger flaps (all sections inboard of engs#1&4) fully retract, 1nce rev.thrust & spoilers activated "up" by autoarm. Questions: 1-is interfaced with which system; spoilers/rev.thrust/weight on whee...

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by undies737
Thu Aug 14, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Has Anyone Been In A Full-motion Flight Simulator?
Replies: 49
Views: 14205

RE: Has Anyone Been In A Full-motion Flight Simulator?

MidnightMike

If only I lived in the US, I'd be there full noise.
There is no company which offers simrides here in Skippyland.

It all about "who you know" not "what you know".

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by undies737
Wed Aug 13, 2003 3:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Has Anyone Been In A Full-motion Flight Simulator?
Replies: 49
Views: 14205

RE: Has Anyone Been In A Full-motion Flight Simulator?

Living on an airforce base, I have a simulator complex spitting distance away. It has: 1 x B707 1 x C130J-30 1 x C130H All the sims manufactured by CAE, FAA category 5, full motion. I've flown all of them, most occasions in the C130J (cos I work on them, know an instructor, & familiar with the syste...

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by undies737
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Taxis In Your Country
Replies: 31
Views: 3129

RE: Taxis In Your Country

Cars:
Ford Falcons, Holden (GM) Commodores, very few Toyota Camrys & Mitsubishi Magnas.
All these are locally built.

Vans:
Toyota HiAce, Merc Vito.

all our cabs run on LPG (gas) as petrol is expensive.
Not to mention cab drivers dont like paying for petrol.

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by undies737
Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Favorite Song
Replies: 29
Views: 2954

RE: Your Favorite Song

too many to choose from.

mood usually decides this for me.

i like chart, R&B, house, general rock.
Couldn't pick 1 favourite song.

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by undies737
Mon Aug 11, 2003 11:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In SYD?
Replies: 21
Views: 2196

RE: What To Do In SYD?

Mx5_boy never been to ARQ nightclub, give me the address & i'll navigate my way there - no probs! i'm keen to check it out. gov't payday this thursdy.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> any other a.netters from/visiting Syd keen to meet @ ARQ this fri/sat (15/16aug)? more ...

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by undies737
Sun Aug 10, 2003 3:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Kai Tak Airport Departure/arrival Procedures
Replies: 4
Views: 6665

RE: Kai Tak Airport Departure/arrival Procedures

Thanx Cx flyboy

You've "hit the nail on the head!". I've printed it out in colour.

I bought the Hong Kong add on for FS2002 yesterday.
It's a shame this airport had to close, that IGS13 approach really did have some character about it.
Certainly a good way the see pilots' ability.

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by undies737
Sat Aug 09, 2003 3:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In SYD?
Replies: 21
Views: 2196

RE: What To Do In SYD?

Mx5_boy I know where to get some ideas about going out in Sydney from now! I've live here in Sydney (Richmond) for 2yrs now & probably havn't seen all it has to offer, I'm from Melbourne. I guess you probably use the same spot as I do @ YSSY, & know of more?! I said I'd upload few maps for USairways...

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by undies737
Fri Aug 08, 2003 5:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What To Do In SYD?
Replies: 21
Views: 2196

RE: What To Do In SYD?

Yeah you're right Cathay Pacific

Can't say I've been there during the 2 years I've been posted in Richmond.

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