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by happyskipper
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:08 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Mozambique

Re: Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July

I suspect that the Air Seychelles guys had started the turn already, after hearing the ATC chatter, and then simply steepened the turn once they had EK visual, and the TCAS was basically unnecessary. It's difficult to say, as the ATC tape and the FR24 tracks don't appear to be correctly synchronized...
by happyskipper
Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July
Replies: 11
Views: 354
Mozambique

Emirates - Air Seychelles Near miss 14 July

On 14th July 2017, Emirates 703 (EK703) an Airbus A380-861 from Dubai (DXB) to Mauritius (MRU) was cruising at an altitude of 40,000 Feet before requesting descent to Mauritius for Runway 14. Seychelles 054 (HM054) an Airbus A330-243 was leaving Mauritius for Seychelles and given clearance by Mauri...
by happyskipper
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Aircraft Tours
Topic: 4 weeks in Mexico City
Replies: 12
Views: 420
Mozambique

Re: 4 weeks in Mexico City

¿Dónde está el tequila?
by happyskipper
Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:39 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Missing SAAF Veteran
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Mozambique

Re: Missing SAAF Veteran

He's been found safe and sound - reunited with his family.....
by happyskipper
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Missing SAAF Veteran
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Mozambique

Re: Missing SAAF Veteran

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by happyskipper
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Missing SAAF Veteran
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Mozambique

Missing SAAF Veteran

I received this in my e-mail today: Dear Mark Please can you assist eblockwatch by looking out for Abe. Click the link for facebook .m Andre Snyman Calling up all old bullets (ex service men over the age of 60 years old.) Help find Abe. Hi Andre I don't know if you can help My dad Abe Botes went mis...
by happyskipper
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:25 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Jet2.com A332 burst two tires on landing at Tenerife
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Mozambique

Re: Jet2.com A332 burst two tires on landing at Tenerife

I wonder what the cause was?

Would landing with brakes on do that?
by happyskipper
Sun Jun 25, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: New toy for Happy Skipper
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Mozambique

Re: New toy for Happy Skipper

Propnut wrote:Now now HS, lets not get ahead of ourselves, you forgot about new Diahatsu to use as a runabout.


Diahatsu? I'd rather slit my wrists, Propnutter.... :lol:
by happyskipper
Thu Jun 22, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: HS's Boats & Floats
Topic: New toy for Happy Skipper
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Mozambique

Re: New toy for Happy Skipper

Hehehehe - that, coupled with the hovercraft, and a Cessna 206 on floats, would make my life complete.....
by happyskipper
Sat Jun 10, 2017 7:28 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Fire & Ice
Replies: 13
Views: 460
Mozambique

Re: Fire & Ice

Video of Cemair B1900 taking off with flames approaching Plett airport.

https://www.facebook.com/liane.warren1/posts/10209268127254761
by happyskipper
Fri May 19, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Seen from my "Stoep"
Replies: 83
Views: 3359
Mozambique

Re: Seen from my "Stoep"

Better than International N.......... never mind....
by happyskipper
Fri May 19, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Cool airplane pics from wherever (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 6916
Mozambique

Re: Cool aerie pics from wherever (2017)

Interestingly, I have half an hour on that cub on the back of the truck.......

So much funness at Wondertree......
by happyskipper
Tue May 09, 2017 7:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Dakota at Ratanga Junction looking for a new home
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Mozambique

Re: Dakota at Ratanga Junction looking for a new home

I would take R20,000 from them to take it away...
by happyskipper
Fri May 05, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Mozambique

Re: Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts

IMHO the excessive floating was caused by his high approach speed.... Yup - Moertoe, I think that we all agree on that. My take is that when he went sailing past the taxiway [where the twotters turn off] with still NO inclination to rejoin the surly bonds of earth - he should have - Yup you guessed...
by happyskipper
Thu May 04, 2017 3:49 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Mozambique air routes open to tender
Replies: 4
Views: 189
Mozambique

Re: Mozambique air routes open to tender

Three weeks ago, President Nyusi announced during a visit to Mozambique Airlines (LAM) that the company could not continue in its present state. Now, the Mozambican prime minister has announced that the government wants to improve national carrier LAM’s operational capacity. In this Wednesday Q &am...
by happyskipper
Thu May 04, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Mozambique

Re: Why This Aztec Landing Went Wrong at St Barts

Joeatc wrote:He floated a bit too far...kinda obvious.


Yup - stating the obvious, I thought.... :stupid3:

:haha:
by happyskipper
Tue May 02, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos
Topic: Vampire Rips up runway at Halfpenny Green
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Mozambique

Re: Vampire Rips up runway at Halfpenny Green

Not a very well-made runway if the vamp can do that to it.....
by happyskipper
Tue May 02, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Mozambique

Re: TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie

Hmmm - it wouldn't be the 1st time that a 1st Officer pulled up the gear lever instead of the flap - and the trigger doesn't really help if the guy is thinking about his nightstop with the hot hostie - or something........ But, that hasn't been proved yet, so maybe it's too early to burn the poor bu...
by happyskipper
Mon May 01, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Mozambique

Re: TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie

Is it a MLG squat switch, Raffles?
by happyskipper
Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Mozambique

TAAG B737 nosegear oopsie

A Boeing 737-700 NG belonging to Linhas Aereas de Angloa suffered a serious incident at Sory, Angola. A spokesperson for the airline reported that the crew were working the after landing checklist when they inadvertently raised the landing gear handle to the up position. http://gallery.international...