Category Archives: Commentary

Where I rant & rave, making usually snide, sarcastic comments on things

Oshkosh 2011 – Day 3 – Arrival en Mass

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Saturday morning opened with thunderstorms and rain covering us at Rockford, the radar showing rain, rain & more rain plus the TAFs agreeing that the weather wasn’t getting better soon. Convective activity was dominating this area of the USA and … Continue reading

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Oshkosh 2011 – Day 2 – Rockford Bonanza

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After doing some essential shopping for local equipment (mobile phone & data access, cables, batteries & so on) it was time for team PCDU to split up and take different paths to Oshkosh. Steve was staying in Chicago to continue … Continue reading

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Oshkosh 2011 – Day 1 – Getting there isn’t always the best part

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As usual, it seems that there’s never enough time to get everything done before commencing a long journey but, despite an ever increasing “to do” list, we managed to arrive at the airport with just enough time to grab a … Continue reading

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A Happy Birthday….or not…

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When we used to have a blog at the Plane Crazy Down Under show’s website, my co-host Steve Visscher posted this article about our friends at the Airplane Geeks Podcast. I’ve posted it here to preserve his words so they … Continue reading

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Podcasting advice straight from the source!

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When we used to have a blog at the Plane Crazy Down Under show’s website, my co-host Steve Visscher posted this article about our friends at the Airplane Geeks Podcast. I’ve posted it here to preserve his words so they … Continue reading

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80 Year old advice is still valid

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While reading Macarthur Job’s book “Into Oblivion: the Southern Cloud enigma” (as mentioned in my previous blog entry) I encountered over some sagely aviation advice that was written in 1930 that still rings true today. The book has a set … Continue reading

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To Oblivion and Beyond

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I recently finished reading Macarthur (“Mac”) Job’s book Into Oblivion: The Southern Cloud enigma, yet another of his amazing air crash investigation books. An avid pilot, Macarthur was also responsible for the Department of Civil Aviation’s Aviation Safety Digest for … Continue reading

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Shakey Alliances for Virgin Blue

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John Borghetti at Virgin Blue is getting some bad news lately with both the Department of Transport and the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission raising objections to proposed alliances. The DoT have said they don’t like the look of the … Continue reading

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Matt Hall teaches us all how to “take our lumps”

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When we used to have a blog at the Plane Crazy Down Under show’s website, my co-host Steve Visscher posted this article about our friends at the Airplane Geeks Podcast. I’ve posted it here to preserve his words so they … Continue reading

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F35 for $60 million each (batteries not included :)

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Recent reports state that Lockheed Martin are willing to put a fixed price limit on the F35. Indications are that it will be about US$60 million or so BUT we need to note the caveats: This is for Low Rate … Continue reading

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