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by will
Mon Mar 19, 2001 7:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photos @ Night In Fog.
Replies: 4
Views: 1574

Photos @ Night In Fog.

G'day,

With winter desending upon us in Melbourne, Australia, I'm seeking advice as to the best type of film, shutter speed, and any general tips, etc requried to take photos of airliners during low light/night and during foggy conditions.

Many Thanks in advance,

Regards,

Will.........

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by will
Sat Dec 30, 2000 3:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Best Engine Choice For 777
Replies: 29
Views: 8162

RE: Best Engine Choice For 777

l kind of have to vote for the RR Trent 800, but l'm quite biased towards the RR.

Regards,

Will.........

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by will
Sat Dec 30, 2000 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757s With Flight Engineer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3543

RE: B757s With Flight Engineer?

Thanks Iain,

l'll call you just after mid-night AU time new years day..

BTW...While l'm on holidays, e-mail on my girlfriends computer......

Speak to you new years morning,

Take care,

Will..........................

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by will
Sat Dec 30, 2000 2:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757s With Flight Engineer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3543

RE: B757s With Flight Engineer?

One other comment,

"l like DC10hound comment about EICAS".

Something to think about though, you can't have a beer with an EICAS computer after a long flight.

Best Regards,

Will....

P.S...Could someone tell me how to put the happy faces etc in...

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by will
Sat Dec 30, 2000 2:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757s With Flight Engineer?
Replies: 16
Views: 3543

RE: B757s With Flight Engineer?

"Sadly" no B757's were fitted with F/E stations.

As Heavyjet mentioned, what you most likely saw was a maintenance panel, and thw seat beside was for a thrid pilot to deadhead in the jumpseat.

Regards,

Will..

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by will
Thu Sep 28, 2000 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Longest Member?
Replies: 67
Views: 1911

RE: Longest Member?

G'day Mirage,

l'm still around and you can e-mail me at

[email protected]

See yah,

Will.........

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by will
Wed Aug 23, 2000 2:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Spotting @ SYD
Replies: 3
Views: 1347

Spotting @ SYD

G'day, "Sorry if this question has been asked several times". l'll be in Sydney this weekend and with a little spare time on Saturday afternoon and a leave pass from my girlfriend, l want to use this rare opportunity to take some airliner photos out at Kingsford Smith. Could some of airliners.net Sy...

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by will
Fri Apr 02, 1999 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's One For You!
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

Spot On VR-HKG

Good work VR-HKG..and the actual skin temperature, or that which is exprienced on the nose which limits the Concordes speed is 128c (262f)..

BTW...VR-HKG the classic was the first A/C l flew into Kia Tak on.

All the best ...

Will...

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by will
Fri Apr 02, 1999 6:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Here's One For You!
Replies: 7
Views: 1850

RE: Here's One For You!

OAT...

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by will
Sun Mar 28, 1999 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hmmmm
Replies: 12
Views: 948

RE: Hmmmm

Well...HMMMM.. you have done it again. You have sucessfully made a fool of yourself, and displayed a high degree arrogance and rudeness. You have never submitted a post to this forum that has been without a degree of insults, and rudeness, and you have never been able to conduct and proper discussio...

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by will
Fri Mar 26, 1999 9:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Thats All..

Sadly due to people trying to discredit my qualifcations, and dis-respecting my postion. l'm sad to say that l will have to act more ordely within the aviation industry, and not give some the latest infomation that l have at had. lf those of you wanna talk to me out of the forum, you'll understand, ...

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by will
Fri Mar 26, 1999 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

Please Tell Me..

HMMMMM.....Please tell me what part of the aviation industry you are involed in so as l can avoid it.... How un-professional. l gave up this un-professionalism when l was at primary school....if you wanted to know you could talk to me personally like most have. Oh well....you can never talk to fools...

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by will
Fri Mar 26, 1999 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

RE: Correction

last word hey.... l've worked it out. Can you...???? You must be better qualified than me if your telling me....Just read the reports....look at the A/C, and talk to me...too easy. But you'll never work it out..you haven't even walked up to a 737, let alone pull one apart. l'm sorry if l can't put p...

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by will
Thu Mar 25, 1999 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

RE: Hmmmmm

HMMMMM.....whatever you think is right......you keep telling everone what you think...we've tried to give you some good info first hand, some of which l'm not suppose to give...l can tell you whats the true fault with the 737, but l rather tell people who really want to know the truth....Good to see...

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by will
Thu Mar 25, 1999 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Singapore Airlines Gets Bigger
Replies: 16
Views: 1074

RE: Singapore Airlines Gets Bigger

G'day ..
Ansett's new aircraft which is going to replace the B767's will be the A330-200, and it will be G.E powered.

See yah..

Will.....

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by will
Thu Mar 25, 1999 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

RE: Hmmmmm

G'day HMMMM. You right, l'm not an A/C machanic, l am a Licenced Aircraft Maintence Engineer ICAO type 2, the first licence of which l had was the B737 series. As for the couple of hours that you think l've work on the rudder system, well l'd say its hundreds if not thousands. As for analyzing and t...

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by will
Wed Mar 24, 1999 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 The Safest Aircraft !
Replies: 20
Views: 1931

RE: 737 The Safest Aircraft !

Hi.. l must admit most think that after l have been working on the B737 for only Ten years, and personally investigating the so called rudder fling thing, does makes me less knowledgeable than most of the Media of this world writing about it. Anyway for what it is worth, forget the rudder being at f...

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by will
Wed Mar 24, 1999 5:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 747-400 Not Old.
Replies: 13
Views: 2303

RE: 747-400 Not Old.

G'day All.. First...Vjet you are right. There has been mods done to the 400's wing/fuse fairings to make it more aerodymamic/efficient, apart from winglets.etc. l believe that fly777ual and CX747 are right, the 400 and the classic's are not too old. Why??.. lf it makes money for an airline, then it'...

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by will
Tue Mar 23, 1999 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fokker Slats?
Replies: 2
Views: 2362

RE: Fokker Slats?

G'day ..
l have heard the Fokker expriement with them on a 4000 series "l think". But it turned out to being a bad idea aerodynamically, things didn't work out, so the idea and testing was scrapped.

See yah..

Will...

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by will
Tue Mar 23, 1999 12:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dash8/ATR/ATP
Replies: 5
Views: 2067

RE: Dash8/ATR/ATP/F50

G'day All.. Sorry to add the F50 to the list, but it's kind of my favourite turboprop. l'm not sure if it too good at compeating with the others on the list, but nevertheless she's a Nifty 50, and it is quite a good aircraft all round. l guess l grew fond of her because l spent a large amount of tim...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 11:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: R.R. Powered 767s
Replies: 6
Views: 890

Il76.

G'day mate.. l'm sorry, but to tell the truth l'm not sure. l can remeber here or seeing something somewhere about them, and l can't find anything to support it. l checked airliners.net photo's for a photo, but once again no luck. l must be confused with them maybe getting them or something. Oh Well...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 8:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: R.R. Powered 767s
Replies: 6
Views: 890

RE: R.R. 767s. Others..

G'day. First l to wonder why other airlines don't use the RR on the B767 more than is being used now. l don't have any operational figures at hand, but l'll guess that it should not suffer with any performance problems when fitted to the 767. The sure thing is that the reason we don't see many is be...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 8:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

RE: Activation Of R-thrust Infligh

G'day All. The only airliners that can use their T/Revs in flight "that we do know about now" are the DC-8 (low-bypass) and Concorde, this was mentioned previously. Airliners with Hi-bypass engine like the CF6, which is on the DC-10, cannot deploy their T/Revs in flight. There is many reasons why it...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 6:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

RE: Jetpilot...??

Thanks... Thats an interesting system.. l never got to play with Douglas aircraft too much... l wish l did though..

See yah...

Will...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

Jetpilot...??

G'day mate.. You could be very right but l just want to check the the squat switch or actuation valve that de-ploys the spoilers or the DC-8. Is it positioned on the MLG or the NLG... Most airliners l know have the switch on the MLG not the NLG. Once again you could be right, and if you are that'll ...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planes:Piper Or Cessna?
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

RE: C172R..No Craby Heat.

G'day...
Thats one big thing l like about the C172R, there's no carby heat to worry about. This is thanks to it being a fuel injected engine....
Good A/C..
Give it a go one day..

See yah..

Will...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Small Planes:Piper Or Cessna?
Replies: 11
Views: 2242

RE: Small Planes:Piper Or Cessna?

G'day.. l did my training in Piper's and grew to like it much better than Cessna's. l also use to work on the aircraft at the local airport before l finished school and went to the airlines. l also found that the Piper's where much better built and better quaility that the Cessna's. But lately since...

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by will
Mon Mar 22, 1999 1:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reverse Thrust
Replies: 26
Views: 2068

RE: Reverse Thrust

G'day .. There is one other Airliner that uses it's T/Rev's during the descent, and this is the Concorde. lt has a switch on the Flight Engineer's panel that is simply called the No2&3 engine overide switch. This simply allows the No2&3 engine T/Rev's to become unlocked/active, and they are applied ...

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: J.p Airlines-fleets C/d..
Replies: 2
Views: 1126

J.p Airlines-fleets C/d..

G'day All.. Most of you l'm sure are familiar with the J.P airline-fleet book that comes out once a year. What can you tell me of the C/D that they offer. ls it any good..?? Does it have good easy to reference items at hand, and any photos like the book..???? Many Thanks... See yah... Will.....

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Touch And Go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Purdue Cadet..

G'day mate..
l reckon you did a good job..and you wrote it much better than what l could...
Good work...
See yah..

Will.....

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Changing The Colors, How?
Replies: 3
Views: 756

Re: Changing The Colors, How?

G'day.. Most airliners always have a aircraft or two depending on the size of there fleet in for heavy maintenence. During this time the aircraft is slotted for it to be re-worked, or total change to the paint work. lt does take a couple of days to re-paint an airliner, you're right there. lf the ai...

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Touch And Go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Re: Aircanda B767..

and l forgot Purdue Cadet... who just sneaked in before l finished...Good Work to all.....
See yah...
Will...

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Touch And Go?
Replies: 17
Views: 1619

Aircanda B767..

G'day Mate.. You do not ever have to feel apprehensive about asking any question in the area of aviation and/or on this forum. Simple or complex there is no such thing as a dumb question in the aviation world, and all professionals in the industry will answer your questions or concerns will true ent...

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by will
Sun Mar 21, 1999 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas/air New Zeland Ocx?
Replies: 12
Views: 1350

Re: Qantas/air New Zeland Ocx?

G'day Fed Ex.. lt sounds like a good idea to move over to OCX, with a 10K runway it'll make good sense to make the move on an operational performance point of view. My only concern is for QF's and NZ's passengers, and them having to join their flights to go for there final destinations. l don't know...

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by will
Sat Mar 20, 1999 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N3 Anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: Dl1011..

G'day ..
l agree with you, that starting hum/drone is just the best. Have you ever walked with a B747 Classic fitted with the RB's ?, it's just as fun.
BTW...Do you get to work on the B767's at all..???

All the best...

Will....

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by will
Sat Mar 20, 1999 11:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N3 Anyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 1014

Re: N3 Anyone?

G'day.. RR RB211's is a top engine. l'd to would have like to have got some more exprience on them also. Dl1011 beat me to it with the answer, he wrote it perfectly. The better airflow and less need for compressor controll is the main advantages, another as it turn out for the RB 211 was a saving in...

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by will
Fri Mar 19, 1999 8:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N1 or E.P.R
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

Re: N1 Or E.p.r/spelling Error

G'day All..
l meant to say " l CAN'T Believe that RR and P&W ......... Blah Blah Blah ".. NOT "l can believe....." Sorry about the spelling....:-)

Blame it on the Gin....:-)

See yah...

Will....

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by will
Fri Mar 19, 1999 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Screen Savers
Replies: 5
Views: 2818

RE: Airline Screen Savers

G'day Mr S.A. l have found the Swissair A330 screen saver to be really good. You can find it on www.swissair.com The bad thing is that it takes a little looking for, so take your time. Also Lufthansa's is not too bad, and KLM's is good to, have a look around their l'm sure you'll find something. Goo...

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by will
Fri Mar 19, 1999 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N1 or E.P.R
Replies: 11
Views: 1154

N1 or E.P.R

G'day All.. l can believe that Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney continue to persist with E.P.R as the their main thrust indication for their jet engines. l personally like a N1 indication only like on the CF6 series and the CFM 56 series, with E.G.T and Fuel Flow close behind. ln an airliner, what wo...

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by will
Fri Mar 19, 1999 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best Airline Beverage!
Replies: 18
Views: 1072

RE: Best Airline Beverage!

G'day..
l quite like a Gin & Tonic....UMM ... l quite like several Gin & Tonic's while flying on an airliner...Oh well..

See yah ...

Will....

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: which would you work for?
Replies: 19
Views: 2272

RE: which would you work for?

G'day..
lf l'm to go back to work for an airline oneday, l'm not too sure which one l'd like to be with next. The only thing l'm sure out is that l'll work for the airline which offers me the best $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$...

See yah....

Will....

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ailerons Vs. Spoilers
Replies: 2
Views: 1674

RE: Ailerons Vs. Spoilers

G'day...
The A310 and the A300-600 has no "main outboard" aileron's, just lots of spoiler and the inboard aileron...

See yah..

Will...

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 1:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery Color
Replies: 6
Views: 838

RE: Livery Color/Will

Done properly and with the correct mix of support colors, l feel that psychology it should be okay. Something for a specialist to be consulted over..

See yah..

Will..

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing's Next Large Aircraft.
Replies: 6
Views: 2041

RE: Boeing's Next Large Aircraft.

G'day.. l agree with JETPILOT.. The only other thought is that l feel Boeing and Airbus "maybe" playing with eachother, and waiting to see who brings out what first. Also there will ultimately be a market for a large aircraft, and l think something will be announced next year after current economic ...

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 1:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Continental : Emergency Landing
Replies: 1
Views: 2086

RE: Continental : Emergency Landing

G'day..
Thanks for the news. Good to see no-one is hurt. l now feel sorry for the poor mechanics who now have to change the engine... :-)

oh well..

See yah...

Will...

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 1:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Livery Color
Replies: 6
Views: 838

RE: Livery Color

Red white.. Or maybe yellow like Condors..

See yah..

Will....

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by will
Thu Mar 18, 1999 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: originality
Replies: 14
Views: 953

RE: originality/ To all..

G'day.... You are most certainally right about there being lots of complex variables in a topic such as Airbus V Boeing. l've been lucky enough to have had real life expreince being with various teams that have to investigate the decision making process for an airlines fleet. So with that l have lea...

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by will
Wed Mar 17, 1999 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Transpacific 777
Replies: 6
Views: 1586

RE: United Transpacific 777

G'day..
l'd be surprised if UA use their B777's for anything other than services from LAX/SFO to HNL. l doubt if we will ever see it make it's way to Australia..

See yah...

Will...

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by will
Tue Mar 16, 1999 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Worlds top ten airlines
Replies: 12
Views: 1550

RE: Worlds top ten airlines

G'day All..
l'd also swap Lauda Air with Singapore, all the rest are what they should be l reckon...

See yah...

Will....

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by will
Tue Mar 16, 1999 3:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BOAC/BA B747-100..
Replies: 5
Views: 2224

RE: It's rego..

Sorry....
l forgot to mention it's British registration....

G-AWNA..

Thanks...

Will...

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