Category Archives: General Information

California Dreaming – Wish I Could be There

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I usually dream of getting to the USA to visit aviation museums (Fantasy of Flight, Udvar Hazy Centre, etc) or recurring events (Oshkosh, Reno, etc). Today I learned of a one-off event that has trumped every other reason for me … Continue reading

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Is Working at an Airshow Really Work?

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I’ve just been down at Tyabb Airport this evening where the Tyabb Airshow 2014 planning committee were meeting at the Peninsular Aero Club. Once again we’ll be covering the airshow for our Plane Crazy Down Under aviation show so I … Continue reading

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Delivering Christmas Cheer to Melbourne

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For many, Christmas is a time of family and gift giving/receiving. While that is important, my favourite thing about Christmas is that I get to go & distribute some “Christmas Cheer” to various aviation related groups in Melbourne :) My … Continue reading

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Help Produce a Documentary on Aeroneurophycosis

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Some time ago I posted about the word “Aeroneurophycosis” and how it could be use to explain the love of aircraft & aviation that I (& many others) have. Steven Pam is a friend of mine and also the videographer … Continue reading

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Podcasts I Enjoy (Starting with Plane Crazy Down Under)

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As most of you will know, my friend Steve Visscher & I are the producers & hosts of the Plane Crazy Down Under aviation show. We’ve been putting out episodes on a mostly regular basis since July in 2009. Given … Continue reading

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ALAANZ Seminar with Minister Gordon Rich-Phillips

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I was invited to attend an Aviation Law Association of Australia & New Zealand (ALAANZ) Victorian Branch seminar featuring the Honorable Gordon Rich-Phillips, Victoria’s State Minister for the Aviation Industry as guest speaker. The seminar was held on the 21st … Continue reading

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Montgolfier Day, 2013

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Happy Montgolfier Day! On this day in 1783, the first free flight by humans in a hot air balloon was recorded in Paris, France as Pilatre de Rozier & Francois d’Arlandes flew a Montgolfier balloon to an altitude of 3,000′ … Continue reading

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Interview with a Balloonatic

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Back in June 2013 I took Kathy Mexted for her first ever balloon flight. It was also my first flight over the Bacchus Marsh area and the first time I’ve ever done circuits (complete with a touch-n-go) in a balloon … Continue reading

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Flying Shirts – Escape Slide

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I caught this shirt on Threadless and it was a no-brainer. After all, if you’re going to exit a burning aircraft, you may as well have some fun in the process :) I’ve not yet worn it on a commercial … Continue reading

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Fantastic Plastic: 787 ZA003 DreamTour

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Today I attended the 787 DreamTour event at Melbourne airport thanks to an invitation from Qantas & Jetstar. What a fantastic time I had, especially as I was able to bring a few of the Plane Crazy Down Under team … Continue reading

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