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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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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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What’s in the Tranquiliser Trolley on Your Flight?

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Do you enjoy a few drinks when you’re flying on the airlines? Do you recall the “good ol’ days” when the drinks were free even in economy? How about when cocktails were mixed for you or when drinks weren’t served … Continue reading

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Steve’s Deep Thoughts on the Plane Crazy Journey

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My co-host Steve Visscher has written a great piece about his thoughts on producing podcasts and Plane Crazy Down Under in particular. He put it on our Southern Skies Online Media site and the post is getting picked up and … 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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If it’s New, it’s JQ!

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I’ve spoken before about the on-going Jetstarisation of Qantas and despite Alan Joyce’s previous comments to the effect that there would be no further “jetstarisation,” recent developments certainly seem to indicate that this is not the case. We’ve previously joked … Continue reading

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