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    Worked with a Site Supervisor in NZ many years...

    Worked with a Site Supervisor in NZ many years back, who was a Navigator on Stirlings - shot down returning from a raid on Cologne in 43 - 4 bailed out - 2 drowned when they landed in a lake.......
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    Sticky: Poor old ZK-AMA - retired in 1948 and beached at...

    Poor old ZK-AMA - retired in 1948 and beached at Mission Bay, Auckland for use as a Tearooms. Scrapped around 1950.
    Thank you for these good sir.
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    SMIDSY - a biker's worst nightmare - not made any...

    SMIDSY - a biker's worst nightmare - not made any better by arsewipes on cell phones!
    Almost run down on a pedestrian crossing a year or 2 back as a texting driver sailed through the lights....his...
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    Bugger indeed!

    Bugger indeed!
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    Bugger push bikes. We've got an electric city...

    Bugger push bikes. We've got an electric city bike and 2 motorbikes each! You can peddle the electric bikes, but if you get too far from home, it's an easy ride back...and google maps if you're not...
  6. Thread: From A Friend

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    We used to try and do that when winds were strong...

    We used to try and do that when winds were strong at our local strip in our Cubs, 50 odd years ago. Great fun. Take off is also like an elevator.....and that's in a PA18-90 - not a 150 with those...
  7. Thread: The Last Auster

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    Great job. One of my original files was...

    Great job.
    One of my original files was corrupted, but that is now replaced (Terrier 2)
    I also have most of my NZ reg paint jobs intact as well......
  8. Nothing like poking the Dragon. One day it'll...

    Nothing like poking the Dragon. One day it'll retaliate.
  9. Great - nearly missed this. As an aside, I was...

    Great - nearly missed this.
    As an aside, I was watching a video of an old Luftwaffe pilot being given a ride in the 2 seat 109. The first time he'd been in a 109 for 74 yrs. Afterwards he was...
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    Well, it's still Fall here, temps are still...

    Well, it's still Fall here, temps are still around 85-95 at our place with up to 50% humidity (it's normally around 5-10%), and the virus is increasing exponentially, so.........
    We live 90km NE of...
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    She's gonna be a rough ride.......if Italy is...

    She's gonna be a rough ride.......if Italy is anything to go by.
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    What's not to like - a large, well armed flying...

    What's not to like - a large, well armed flying boat.
    Thank you for your work on these birds.
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    And with it, of course, comes the question...

    And with it, of course, comes the question "engineered by whom?"
    Running around the net it seems the HIV insert genes do have severe downstream effects on certain people......
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    Yes - some of those weird French bombers that...

    Yes - some of those weird French bombers that looked like flying gantries mated with a stick insect...
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    Sounds a lot like the live deer capture...

    Sounds a lot like the live deer capture operations in New Zealand in the wild and woolly 70's.....when money comes in the door, standards go out the window.....
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    "Three people have died in a fiery crash...

    "Three people have died in a fiery crash involving a C-130 water bombing aeroplane, the Rural Fire Service commissioner, Shane Fitzsimmons, has confirmed
    Fitzsimmons has said it took “quite some...
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    A C130 Has gone in near Peak View NSW, close to...

    A C130 Has gone in near Peak View NSW, close to Canberra - not looking good
    "BREAKING: Wreckage of missing RFS C-130 located by search crews. Reports only tail section intact. Aircraft has broken...
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    A new business opportunity perhaps? Big concerns...

    A new business opportunity perhaps?
    Big concerns about washing all the ash into rivers and town storage dams....
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    Nephew in Balmoral is ****ting it. They evacuated...

    Nephew in Balmoral is ****ting it. They evacuated with stock last week, and are hoping the Wattle Creek fire will go down behind their place. 3 neighbouring houses gone so far. Fingers crossed.
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    Microsoft would prefer to just keep the current...

    Microsoft would prefer to just keep the current model of regular upgrades with a major upgrade every year, so W10 will probably be it for the forseeable....
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    Microsoft would prefer to just keep the current...

    Microsoft would prefer to just keep the current model of regular upgrades with a major upgrade every year, so W10 will probably be it for the forseeable....
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    "running water lines into the upper levels of the...

    "running water lines into the upper levels of the few trees around the house " - that's a neat idea. If you get a crown fire though, unless it's a 6 inch steel watermain at 5000 psi, I don't think it...
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    Every now and then, I think I'd like to try doing a repaint on something....then I look at the superb work of our contributers on here and think...wtf...I could never do anything even half way...
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    I always like to think we'd stay and fight - and...

    I always like to think we'd stay and fight - and with a "regular" fire, we'd perhaps have a good chance of fending it off, but the new scenario, with higher temps, lower humidity drying everything...
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    The old days of fire seasons being consectutive...

    The old days of fire seasons being consectutive now seem to be over. The US/Aus fire seasons are now overlapping - started in Sep over here while you guys were still burning, so the old system of...
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