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  1. Thread: New Zealand.

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    Moses03 and I were fussing about Wigram and...

    Moses03 and I were fussing about Wigram and decided to launch for Pukaki (NZUK).
    Got there with a bit of weather fun and found a very barren, basic strip.
    So I went digging and found the VLC...
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    Ahhh.. scenic Somalia... desert dust blowing out...

    Ahhh.. scenic Somalia... desert dust blowing out to sea, high cliffs overlooking the entrance to the Strait of Hormuz, sandy beaches ideal for launching RIB speedboats...

    Candala could be a site...
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    Finally, the lab in Addis Ababa got around to...

    Finally, the lab in Addis Ababa got around to processing the film I dropped off, but they were nice enough to send the results by courier (pidgeon?).
    It seems that the further east we go, the higher...
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    Sticky: After wandering through numerous fora and posts...

    After wandering through numerous fora and posts on the subject, most would agree with you, but...

    all sorts of critters on farms and in the bush have been known to nibble fabric a/c - annoying in...
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    Sticky: Not a 'Super Cub' but a Super Cruiser (3 seat,...

    Not a 'Super Cub' but a Super Cruiser (3 seat, front-hinged door)
    This is likely N3816M, a PA-12 with a Met-Co-Aire aluminum (Lefty's aluminIum) conversion - aka "The Chrome Cub"

    OH if I'm right...
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    Sticky: I don't know about Scotland, but in some parts...

    I don't know about Scotland, but in some parts THIS is a Tuholer (aka Two Holer)...


    http://riversdell.com/rvdGallery/pugh_outhouse_interior.jpg

    Later developed as the Two Holer Max...
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    Now I know the meaning of "darkest Africa". Maybe...

    Now I know the meaning of "darkest Africa". Maybe next time I'll look at the clock before I hit "Start". Didn't and it sure got dusky in a hurry, then VERY dark. Checking the destination notes by...
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    We made it to Gaya (well, some of us did...) and...

    We made it to Gaya (well, some of us did...) and it seemed we had a delay with the next 'cargo'. Maintenance is good and often too rare, but it has it's complications in the 'bush'.

    Did a little...
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    Before we set out for the long haul I had to test...

    Before we set out for the long haul I had to test the Rapid Deployment Weight Reduction system. Fortunately there were a few boats around in the bay near Dakar to pick up the 'walking cargo'....
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    Flight 19 Across the Sandbox

    Having disposed of the Latvians, we got promises of 'lucrative contracts' to haul unmarked crates across the Sahara with various pickups and drop-offs along the way.

    Needing more cargo space, I...
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    Couldn't wait for the others.. the beaches of the...

    Couldn't wait for the others.. the beaches of the Algarve were calling. Taco and I headed for Faro (LPFR) under sunny skies. Found a beach hotel with a bar - all is good!
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    Heading into Biarritz Saturday night, weather...

    Heading into Biarritz Saturday night, weather was a bit low so I flew the ILS 29. Nice stable approach when at 1000 AGL some cowboy in a Fokker twin cut in front of me on final. A few moments later...
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    From cryptic messages received, the crew of the...

    From cryptic messages received, the crew of the Fokker was detained by galley issues (SWMBO?) and didn't make the sked departure. However Taco, Dudley and I ventured off across Berlin to a little...
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    The Latvian Canaries

    Landed an interesting charter to haul a Latvian football team, wives and fans, and gear to the Canary Islands. Apparently they want to do some shopping on the way so it will be a multi-stop trip, but...
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    Nicely done John! :applause: A few more R/W...

    Nicely done John! :applause:

    A few more R/W pics can be found here https://twitter.com/IndoPilot

    Matt (IndoPilot) is one of the pilots on the PBY.

    Huub, you were lucky indeed. When we were...
  16. Bruce, I have OrbX NA Rockies, OrbX Global...

    Bruce,
    I have OrbX NA Rockies, OrbX Global freeware Airports, no other add-on scenery anywhere nearby...
    scenery sliders are essentially full right.

    looking SW, SE and East
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    Had to evacuate the camp in Malacca due to crows...

    Had to evacuate the camp in Malacca due to crows
    https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/panty-stealing-crows-driving-melaka-residents-nuts-dozens-of-reports-lodged

    Headed to Kuala Lumpur to...
  18. I had to watch, Bruce. After nearly 30 years...

    I had to watch, Bruce. After nearly 30 years controlling traffic, 20 years at YBW it was interesting to see from another pilot's point of view.

    It looks like you might have your autogen dialed...
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    If the colours for VH-UOL can be determined, it...

    If the colours for VH-UOL can be determined, it would certainly be a worthy subject.
    Here's biography of Charles Ulm http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/ulm-charles-thomas-philippe-8896
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    Sticky: Thanks for that! Will be out all day at...

    Thanks for that!

    Will be out all day at meetings (grrrr) so let's make it OH
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    Sticky: Dori Marland's AT-6 modified with a Ranger V-12...

    Dori Marland's AT-6 modified with a Ranger V-12 (Race #49)
    Cleveland (Halle Trophy) Air Races 1947
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    From the AirVenture...

    From the AirVenture website...https://eaa.org/airventure/plan-your-eaa-airventure-trip/guest-services/general-disability-information
    On-site Rental
    Single-seat personal electric conveyance...
  23. OK, so a single leg of over 13,000 nm looks like...

    OK, so a single leg of over 13,000 nm looks like the goal. As noted, there may be problems with some setups holding the pieces together for extended hours but that's also the history of aviation.
    ...
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    Sticky: I love origami! :biggrin-new:

    I love origami! :biggrin-new:
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    Warning - Contains graphic content

    If you love airplanes this might bring a tear to your eye and/or a sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach.

    We all mourn the loss of property and more importantly the human cost of the recent...
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