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by ATC_Ben
Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Chile Volcanic Ash
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Re: Chile Volcanic Ash

It's getting into the jetstream which is doing all the work and moving it this way! The first cloud is nearly gone and risen by about 6,000ft now... but a second cloud is inbound and that is much lower at FL150... so really promises to cause havoc! Most operations are back to normal for the time bei...
by ATC_Ben
Sun Jun 12, 2011 4:52 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Chile Volcanic Ash
Replies: 5
Views: 1840

Chile Volcanic Ash

Is now 2/3rds of the way around the planet and causing havoc here and in NZ. From 0900z all major Australian carriers have suspended operations from Melbourne Intl and Avalon Intl in Victoria, Launceston and Hobart Intl in Tasmania. NZ is virtually shut down as the cloud covers the entirety of the c...
by ATC_Ben
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:18 am
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: Not selling - yet. . . Just looking for feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 9578

Re: Not selling - yet. . . Just looking for feedback

I think they are still too busy fixing up the last lot we bought!

your country might get another airplane in the country!


Must be good money in building submarines then! :twisted:
by ATC_Ben
Sat Jun 11, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: ATPL-theory (JAA) = Passed
Replies: 1
Views: 1141

Re: ATPL-theory (JAA) = Passed

Well done! The ATPL theory is no mean feat!

I still proudly remember the day I passed the last exam... and quietly swore to myself that I'd never enter that testing centre ever again!
by ATC_Ben
Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Lasers at KORD
Replies: 3
Views: 1496

Re: Lasers at KORD

Down under we generally have at least one a week in each capital city. People (normally teenagers) with no brains or lives. On the up side there has been at least two Police Helicopters that have been lased and they have landed nearby and given chase to the morons... at least one arrest that I'm awa...
by ATC_Ben
Mon May 30, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads
Replies: 2
Views: 1263

Re: Alaska Airlines ditches paper flight manuals for iPads

I'm just waiting for the day we hear "Ahh approach... can you read us the details from that approach plate, our iPads just died!"
by ATC_Ben
Mon May 30, 2011 9:58 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater
Replies: 17
Views: 5453

Re: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater

From what I remember of swept wing aerodynamics the tips stall first which actually pushes the nose further up. The airspeed being invalid (as well as the AoA at times) put the aircraft into 'Alternate' law, in which the normal 'Alpha Floor' protections are not available. In 'Normal' law the Airbus ...
by ATC_Ben
Mon May 30, 2011 9:24 pm
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: And this kids, is why you land ASAP when you feel unwell
Replies: 1
Views: 1629

Re: And this kids, is why you land ASAP when you feel unwell

WTF indeed, whilst good that all ended well, he caused considerable grief when he entered the Adelaide terminal area unannounced. Depending on the runway in use at the time thats either a popular departure or arrival track to/from the east!
by ATC_Ben
Wed May 25, 2011 4:05 am
Forum: Aircraft Ownership
Topic: Not selling - yet. . . Just looking for feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 9578

Re: Not selling - yet. . . Just looking for feedback

You know if I was looking to buy my own ship, for that price (and the mighty Aussie Dollar!) I'd be investigating... it would look good with a VH- registration! Its certainly MUCH better decked out than the last PA32 I sat in the back of which had the ORIGINAL 1960's era dash and avionics to boot! N...
by ATC_Ben
Mon May 09, 2011 3:41 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: R-22 Gator find!
Replies: 2
Views: 1400

Re: R-22 Gator find!

Nice work... Turbo-cam and all!

But there's one good reason I wouldn't be doing that... Gators gunna have the last laugh if something happens and you end up in the drink! But give me a twin... :twisted:

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