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Everything posted by CAT3508

  1. Spent 10 years in the British Merchant Navy as a marine engineer, then spent many years doing marine engine maintenance ashore. Then moved into Mine power stations doing the same thing. Spent the last 7 years before retirement working for Lockheed Martin, doing engine maintenance and operations at the Jindalee TX and RX Over the Horizon Radar stations in Western Australia. Best job I ever had. Fly in Fly out from Perth, 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off. Added up to 195 flights altogether, with Skippers Aviation. The first flights were with Fairchild Metro's, very cramped, then they started using Bra
  2. Aircraft was a Piper PA-31. Apparently, a much respected orthopedic surgeon and his wife were among the casualties. Sad day.
  3. Sorry, I suppose that should have been "to it"
  4. Australia's air safety watchdog is investigating a serious mid-air incident involving a Qantas jet that suffered a so-called 'stick shaker' warning, injuring 15 passengers. The drama unfolded about 110km southeast of Hong Kong last Friday after flight QF29 took off from Melbourne. The 'stick-shaker' device causes the aircraft's control stick to vibrate noisily to warn the pilot of an imminent stall. It takes a physical, rather than visual, form so the crew will be alerted even if they are not looking at the panel. The Australian Transport Safety Bureau classified the Boeing 747'
  5. This a first attempt at posting an image, I do have a few more, which I thought I had loaded, but obviously not. The panels are home made and work well, and its on the console below my throttle setup for my PMDG 737NG.
  6. Compilation of actual student answers in the U.K. GCSE examinations 1. Ancient Egypt was inhabited by mummies and they all wrote in hydraulics. They lived in the Sarah Dessert and travelled by Camelot. The climate of the Sarah is such that the inhabitants have to live elsewhere. Mostly in the UK 2. The Bible is full of interesting caricatures. In the first book of the Bible, Guinessis, Adam and Eve were created from an apple tree. One of their children, Cain, asked, "Am I my brother's son?" A somewhat complicated version of incest 3. Moses led the Hebrew sl
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