Category Archives: General Information

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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Nice Hangar! :)

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Our Yarra Valley operation has started making use of some space in a hangar at Lilydale (YLIL) to store our equipment and a few of us dropped by yesterday to check it out before the separating walls go up. This … Continue reading

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Getting on the Dreamliner

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I’ve just been invited by Qantas & Jetstar to come and view the 787 Dreamliner when it’s in Melbourne on Sunday. Neat! This won’t be my first encounter with Boeing’s latest airliner as I got up close & personal with … Continue reading

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