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by Propnut
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Propnut update
Replies: 5
Views: 461
South Africa

Re: Propnut update

Just back from the surgeon who removed all remaining stitches and cleaned up the toe stub. he is very happy with the outcome, so am I. Looking down my leg now the first thing that comes to mind is the "missing man formation". Now for the next few days I must keep it open to assist the healing proces...
by Propnut
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Britain given HUGE boost as Belgium goes for F35 fighter jets - leaving Macron FURIOUS
Replies: 2
Views: 108
South Africa

Re: Britain given HUGE boost as Belgium goes for F35 fighter jets - leaving Macron FURIOUS

Big thing for me from that article is the dramatic reduction on cost per F-35 being produced, since they first announced the type all that time ago.
by Propnut
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Lion B738M aircraft lost height and crashed into Java Sea near Jakarta after takeoff
Replies: 8
Views: 181
South Africa

Re: Lion B738M aircraft lost height and crashed into Java Sea near Jakarta after takeoff

We wait patiently for the recovery of the black boxes. Luck is on the side of recovery as the debris is at an accessible depth.
by Propnut
Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:07 pm
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Propnut update
Replies: 5
Views: 461
South Africa

Re: Propnut update

Thanks guys, now just to take it easy for the next few days.
by Propnut
Tue Oct 23, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: The Braai Area
Topic: Propnut update
Replies: 5
Views: 461
South Africa

Propnut update

So on 30 September we travelled up the N3 to Pretoria for my daughters birthday on 1 September. We would then stay over for my grandson's birthday on 17 September and then come back to Durban. Our planned return happened to be two days before the Gauteng school holidays. You know whats coming - we s...
by Propnut
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:09 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Portals Aerospace Tshwane targets Chinese companies for aerospace investment
Replies: 1
Views: 149
South Africa

Re: Portals Aerospace Tshwane targets Chinese companies for aerospace investment

The guys from ADEPT will soon have to learn how to eat a bunny chow with chop sticks it seems.
by Propnut
Sat Oct 13, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center
Replies: 5
Views: 122
South Africa

Re: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center

Yes you could put up a sign Raffles at your front gate, "Learn to fly from home." :haha: :haha:
by Propnut
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Aviation Job Board
Topic: I just got fired
Replies: 5
Views: 662
South Africa

Re: I just got fired

Don't worry 407, you and I on the same footpath!
by Propnut
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Calm crew averted disaster after propeller fell off plane, ATSB says
Replies: 2
Views: 75
South Africa

Re: Calm crew averted disaster after propeller fell off plane, ATSB says

Some pilots have all the luck, and some got to the end of the luck queue just a little too late.
by Propnut
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: Happy Birthday Boeing 747 Shortened Version
Replies: 1
Views: 341
South Africa

Re: Happy Birthday Boeing 747 Shortened Version

I have a very fond memory of sitting enjoying the view from the upper deck of a B747-400 on my trip to and from the USA.
by Propnut
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:49 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: World’s New Longest Nonstop Flight: Tickets on Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 79
South Africa

Re: World’s New Longest Nonstop Flight: Tickets on Sale

If you are up front on business it should be okay, but stuck in economy, possibly between people twice your size may be an issue. DVT instances will also be needing some monitoring to check if it is on the increase as flights get longer.
by Propnut
Fri Oct 12, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center
Replies: 5
Views: 122
South Africa

Re: United Airlines Unveils World’s Largest Flight Training Center

This must be a large centre to get enough floor space for the 30 flight simulators. Just the effort of keeping the hydraulics in order and providing smooth power to the computer systems gave some team a few sleepless nights.
by Propnut
Mon Oct 08, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Crew select wrong runway for take off
Replies: 3
Views: 102
South Africa

Re: Crew select wrong runway for take off

I remember an old nursery rhyme that used the words, "I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . ."
Maybe the Captain had this running in his head at the time.
by Propnut
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo of Lockheed LC-130F Hercules 148321
Replies: 2
Views: 566
South Africa

Re: Photo of Lockheed LC-130F Hercules 148321

Any incident at the poles brings into perspective the issue and use of arctic protective gear and adequate survival equipment to aircraft personnel.
by Propnut
Fri Oct 05, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Calendar Events
Topic: Tani Avi Liewe Heksie Happy Birthday
Replies: 3
Views: 596
South Africa

Re: Tani Avi Liewe Heksie Happy Birthday

Well done Avi, another year behind the broom, and many more to look forward to in the years to come.

:avelina: :bday2:
by Propnut
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Phone catches fire on Melbourne-bound Qantas flight
Replies: 3
Views: 95
South Africa

Re: Phone catches fire on Melbourne-bound Qantas flight

If you add in the tablets and laptops to the mix, it does raise the stakes somewhat.
by Propnut
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: King Shaka airport a hive of activity as bees ground plane
Replies: 3
Views: 55
South Africa

Re: King Shaka airport a hive of activity as bees ground plane

Strange they went for Mango, I would have thought the "Green" one would have made them feel more at home in the trees.