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by GAwithLPlates
Mon Aug 25, 2014 2:39 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Annie Best Higdon (1955-2014) RIP
Replies: 18
Views: 9524

Re: Annie Best Higdon (1955-2014) RIP

Thoughts and prayers with you. Sometimes life just sucks.

Garry.
by GAwithLPlates
Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: FUgly? Maybe not 100%.
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

Re: FUgly? Maybe not 100%.

Nice picture, even nicer plane. (Your Champ!)

I agree with your final decision, as a tail dragger though it has a head start in the "beauty through untility"! ;)

The green eyed monster stirs, a great plane at a fantastic venue. You are twice blessed! :D

Garry
by GAwithLPlates
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: FUgly? Maybe not 100%.
Replies: 7
Views: 3859

FUgly? Maybe not 100%.

If I recall corectly, Fugly is a label that has been used in the past to describe the Dreamliner, and, when comparing pictures of the Boeing and the Airbus I must admit that I have been in 100% agreement. The following video, while not completely changing my mind, has certainly taken the edge off my...
by GAwithLPlates
Sun Jul 14, 2013 2:43 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Spectacular videos
Replies: 35
Views: 16640

Re: Spectacular videos

Great list.

Add to it a video that makes me want to mortgage the house and fly the big iron .. :-)

General flying:
"The life of a pilot" by golfcharlie232; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I712YXdJ6_0

Sigh ...
by GAwithLPlates
Sun Sep 30, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Wheels up landing, tarmac or grass.
Replies: 2
Views: 3197

Wheels up landing, tarmac or grass.

Hi, I know this topic has "done the rounds" before, but a recent emercency landing of a replica Spitfire in Wanganui (NZ) (http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/news/spitfire-crash-landing/1564350/) seemed to go against "conventional wisdom", it is safer to land on the tarmac. I wil...
by GAwithLPlates
Tue May 08, 2012 5:54 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Skynet lives?
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Re: Skynet lives?

> I'd love to hear suggestions on what to do about UCAP300

Maybe a rundown of all the beverages imbibed over the 300 episodes ... as for me I have chosen what I shall drink to celebrate the big #300, a nice local drop called "Three boys" :-)

Cheers in advance!!

Garry.
by GAwithLPlates
Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:09 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Skynet lives?
Replies: 2
Views: 1739

Skynet lives?

Hi guys, Totally off subject, but, given that Skynet is a regular "guest" on the Podcast, I thought that this might raise a smile ... enjoy. http://xkcd.com/1046/ P.s, 'cast 282, 'nuther classic, good job guys. P.P.s, As you are heading towards the big three ohh, (300), are you taking sugg...
by GAwithLPlates
Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:36 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Balloon accident in NZ. 11 dead.
Replies: 0
Views: 1125

Balloon accident in NZ. 11 dead.

Hi guys, Just listening to cast # 266. Sadly, if ballooning accidents are counted, then the good run has come to an end. 11 have been killed in a ballooning accident in NZ. First reports are a power line strike started a fire in the basket, two passengers jumped out which made the basket gain height...
by GAwithLPlates
Wed Jan 04, 2012 12:15 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Chopper down DownUnder
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Re: Chopper down DownUnder

Well the final verdict is in, though it will be a while before the CAA (New Zealand Civil Aviation Authority) report is out. The helicopter had finished lifting the tower section, and was returning to do a low hover while the hoist cable was removed. For some reason, and there has been some debate o...
by GAwithLPlates
Mon Dec 12, 2011 1:37 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Chopper down DownUnder
Replies: 5
Views: 2378

Chopper down DownUnder

Hi all, Yet another video of a chopper crashing. What makes this one a bit different was that it was being streamed live on national TV at the time, so there is a lot of high quality footage. Do a YouTube search on Auckland Viaduct Basin Helicopter Crash or try the following links; http://www.youtub...

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