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by ATC_Ben
Tue Mar 15, 2011 3:14 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Decision time
Replies: 16
Views: 7104

Re: Decision time

PropFan, Vegemite on alternate days! :D BTW The secret for the non- Aussies, is to apply it like margarine/butter (thin) not like peanut butter (thick)... if you plaster it on don't complain about the taste, it's powerful stuff! Oh it's also made from yeast left over from brewing beer... so it's bee...
by ATC_Ben
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: Decision time
Replies: 16
Views: 7104

Re: Decision time

No sodas... but how do you ATC without soda??
I've often wondered about a sponsorship deal, we'd hang a sign out front:

Melbourne Air Traffic Control is brought to you by Vittoria Coffee and Coca Cola! :D
by ATC_Ben
Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:13 pm
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: General Aviation needs a Twitter hashtag
Replies: 5
Views: 2607

Re: General Aviation needs a Twitter hashtag

#UCAP ? :lol:
by ATC_Ben
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:23 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: New kind of airway
Replies: 3
Views: 2304

Re: New kind of airway

I've seen B airways down here, they are some of the major international airways heading into the Pacific. That said we have all manner of airway letters in use, near half the alphabet!
by ATC_Ben
Sun Feb 20, 2011 3:49 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Wiki, Wiki!
Replies: 2
Views: 1617

Re: Wiki, Wiki!

I actually eagerly await David's "Wiki!" call every time we get to the end of the episode and Jack mentions it... if it gets in well :D is my reaction!

I need to get myself flying again... my life is feeling shortened!
by ATC_Ben
Thu Feb 17, 2011 11:09 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: NOVA - Crash of Flight 447
Replies: 1
Views: 1443

Re: NOVA - Crash of Flight 447

1. Weather radar on the flight deck has known limitations... so does your NexRad (the same limitations in fact) but the bonus of the NexRad is that it's a composite of radar feeds so you get a combined picture where the other radars help fill in the missing information. It's all about attenuation, t...
by ATC_Ben
Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Flying Wild Alaska
Replies: 13
Views: 5969

Re: Flying Wild Alaska

There are old pilots, There are bold pilots, There are VERY few old bold pilots! eaglepilot, the motorbike riders that I can't understand is the ones I see flying down the freeway wearing a singlet, shorts and sneakers! Those people make me cringe... if they come off they are history! But they have ...
by ATC_Ben
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:18 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #223 The Lost Dutchman Mine
Replies: 9
Views: 4144

Re: Episode #223 The Lost Dutchman Mine

ruckin wrote:My question is: How could olive you not remember what they were growing on that farm in CA?

:shock:


In Aus we're too busy getting our shovels and heading to Queensland! :D
by ATC_Ben
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:14 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: An 'on-field' off-field landing
Replies: 3
Views: 3067

Re: An 'on-field' off-field landing

Well that's different... most gear issues I've heard of with the Dash 8 have been the nose gear not wanting to come UP! Because the nose gear pin remained locked in and wasn't fully unlocked prior to leaving. On the Dash it's a highly technical mechanical setup and not the usual plain old pin type y...
by ATC_Ben
Sat Feb 12, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: ATC Learning Opportunities
Replies: 5
Views: 2532

Re: ATC Learning Opportunities

UGH :roll: That was SO taken WAY too far by the public (read news media). More explaination by the FAA of how this was safe (yet stupid) would have helped! I (and other trainees) sound much worse when we first plug in than those kids did! But we always have our training officer right there (same wit...

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